So what you're saying then is that it's fine to break the law, and put other people's lives at risk by speeding through a junction as the lights change, as long as your car is powerful?
No, just predicting income does not imply that you don't think the ideal income is 0. I can also predict that in an average job I'll have to go in and actually do work 40 hours a week, even though I think the ideal is 0.
The point of the cameras was revenue, not traffic safety.
Says the article...
No one else has claimed that. They merely predicted that driving was bad enough that it would happen to bring a certain revenue. It turns out that driving is better than they thought, and now they're happy.
No, you apparently don't. In every state I'm aware of yellow means "stop if you can". It's effectively red, but lenient enough that if you're close to it and can't stop when it appears, then you're still fine.
It's amazing how many people who claim to have a sub 0.4s reaction time suddenly have a 4 second reaction time when faced with a yellow light.
They're not - the judiciary and the government are entirely separate entities in the UK. Hence why the judiciary can preside over cases against the government.
The JVM has opcodes for allocating objects and calling methods on them
And there are many languages out there that don't work in terms of objects and calling methods on them
The JVM is very language specific. For example it has op codes for allocating java objects. A truly cross language virtual machine doesn't have anything anywhere near that high level or specific to a particular language.
But in doing so will lose all of the ability of the compiler to see what you actually wanted to do, and to optimise your code.
asm.js can be set as target for emscripten. The browsers supporting asm.js simply JIT it to bytecode, and those which don't still can run asm.js, but way slower.
Sure it would –it just wouldn't last 20 years. With charging in a few minutes, I think he's perfectly capable of charging it while he's working. So that's 2 charges a day, or one every 12 hours. That means it'll last 13.7 years. To be honest, that's a pretty reasonable length of time for a car.
Are you claiming you drive more than 274 miles average every single day for 20 years running?
That's true in low speed impacts, especially ones where your head is otherwise protected. It's not at all true in accidents where a lot of energy is involved. When you're talking about 50g deceleration, the most important thing is to make sure that the head doesn't accelerate rapidly away from the spinal column. That's why Formula 1 drivers wear a HANS (Head And Neck Support) device - to stop the head pulling forward off the spine in a crash. The brace position does a similar thing.
Sadly, the typical crash involves the plane ripping itself apart and burning the passengers alive. Only a few rare accidents have the plane smash into a building.
Actually, no, surprisingly. Not only is your likelihood of being in a plane crash lower than that when driving, but... Even if you assume you're doing to be in a plane (or car) crash, your chance of surviving are actually higher in a plane. 75% of people involved in a plane crash survive. Meanwhile, only 50% of people involved in a car crash survive.
That seems pretty reasonable if you're talking about a car with a decent range. It may even be overkill.
and it takes me all of two seconds to remember where the exits are
Actually, this is the one important bit of the safety briefing. It's been shown multiple times that in an emergency situation we're surprisingly shit at figuring out where we should be going. Not only that, but one person trying to fight the flow and go to the wrong exit can fuck over many many other people. Just prompting people to look around and register in their brain "it's 3 rows behind me" is useful.