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Comment: Re:theater (Score 1) 1003

by richardoz (#38389778) Attached to: Why the NTSB Is Wrong About Cellphones

I think that the consensus is that a conversation with a passenger is different from that with some one on the phone - as the passenger is aware of the same environment and you both automatically adjust the tone/pace of the conversation depending on the current conditions. I.E. the passenger will generally keep quiet when you are performing a complex maneuver. That is not to say that passengers can not be a distraction, just that in general a phone conversation is a worse distraction that most passengers.

I would agree with you about the passengers being aware and automatically adjusting the conversation if they are adults who drive as well. But try getting your kids to stop chattering at you is quite another thing.

Comment: 1..2..3... Profit (Score 1) 218

by richardoz (#33741196) Attached to: Las Vegas Hotel Vdara an Accidental Death Ray
Ah.. I have an idea a simple 7 step plan for profit:
1. Build crazy concave building with highly reflective glass
2. Insure building has an acute focal point for sunlight in the afternoon
3. Build pool deck at focal point to insure maximum people density
4. Sell bathers and “sun worshipers” some “protective” solar cells
5. Wire ‘em up to the utility grid
6. Sell the electricity
7. Profit. $$$

Somebody ought to cross ball point pens with coat hangers so that the pens will multiply instead of disappear.

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