The only solution I can think of that measures actual impairment is something in the car that monitors eye movement and such to see how often mirrors and such are checked.
But surely such a large dataset would be needed for this, and have regional variations? At night you are most at risk from sleep but consequently check mirrors far less as any car will be visible through headlights. I remember doing the UK driving test and consciously moving your head every five seconds to check mirrors - hugely distracting and yet going for much longer than that without obviously glancing at a mirror gets a minor fault. As soon as the test is passed this behaviour is put to the side as it's not practical in everyday use.
This is one area where manufacturers are a bit ahead of the curve. If safety guidelines include lane departure warnings on all new cars and other similar technologies then eventually these driving errors will start to decrease (hopefully). Car structures are so safe now that the safety focus should be on the driver rather than adding more heavy bodywork.
I think driver retesting every 5-10 years is possibly the best way to go to try and keep driving standards high.
Over the years the portable players got smaller and smaller. After picking up a deck perfect album duplicates could be made, and with CD multichangers you could preprogram a 'mix tape' and let it run and record. My last portable player was my beloved Panasonic SJ-MJ70 which is one of the most beautiful electronic products ever put on this earth.
This was all reasonably affordable. My deck was Â£100 as were all the portables in the local Richer Sounds. The discs got to be really cheap - under Â£1 per disc as the format got more popular. I had shoeboxes full of discs, hundreds of them. Never had one fail. Cloning the TOC could get an 80m disc from any 74m disc!
Granted we were all into our music. When an album was Â£10 you didn't really want to carry it around or lend it out and MD was a great way to preserve the originals. The hardware costs are far more reasonable when you consider the lack of wear and tear on original media. I think the downfall of MD wasn't just the rise of the mp3 player but the movement away from the album format that came along with it. No longer would the MD be seen as one or two albums per disc, but more as a twenty song hard limit. When an mp3 player could take 100 albums and play anything in any order the argument for discrete chunks of music over different media was a losing one. Even though 128kbps mp3s didn't sound nearly as good as SD MD ATRAC it was mostly unnoticed.
But in the 90s the use of MD as data storage would have been a revolution. It would have undercut the cost of Zip and Jazz drives hugely and was durable and consumer friendly. Had Sony not been so beholden to their entertainment division they would have cornered the removable media market.
The format's lack of impact in the US tends to mute widespread online celebration of the format, but in some markets it did really well. In my class of '99 I would guess about 25% of people used it. Personally the death knell was when my new SACD player refused to do a digital output for me to make an MD copy. CDs were fine but not the few SACDs I'd invested in. Adios Sony and soon I was on a G2 iPod.
I haven't even touched on studio use. But I remember fondly the days of a player in one pocket, bunch of albums in another, and meeting someone at a prearranged time (no mobile phones!).
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On the second note, if Tesla's claim that they can prove their disputes with the data logging on the roadster proves true, than Tesla's going to win
OK but what is the chain of custody on these logs? If Tesla produces them two years after the fact that can hardly be introduced as evidence.
Some are Catholics, and believe in intercessory prayer, where you can't pray directly to God, even though that contradicts the entire Bible. You are dependent wholly on the Church still. You get forgiveness through the Church (not God) and must confess sins to a priest.
Where do you get that idea? The primal Catholic prayer is Pater Noster, directed directly to God. Nothing stops you from praying directly to God if you so choose, or Jesus, or the Holy Spirit. Prayers of intercession are a personal choice.
In modern Protestantism the vast majority of prayers are directed only to Jesus, not the rest of the Trinity.