What a senseless waist of human life.
Better / Faster / Cheaper: Pick Two is an 'old saw' that pertains to
any one project. Over time it is obvious that we can have
all three. I think Musk/SpaceX is demonstrating that.
Do Boeing or Lockhead or ULA have a vehicle cleared for
carrying cargo to and from the ISS? Do they have a launch
system in production that they are trying to get certified to
Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (Second Edition)
Putt's Law and the Successful Technocrat: How to Win in the Information Age
- When I read this one in my twenties I thought it was cynical and funny.
Now I think it is cynical and accurate.
not to multi-task.
Yes it is BS. UPS screwed up the shipment. Was addressed to a FFL gun dealer.
UPS delivered it to the wrong address. Mentioning Amazon is nonsense.
Suicide squad of the Neocapritermes taracua liberation army, ATTACK!
2009 Suicide rates
Number of deaths: 36,909
Firearm suicides:: 18,735
Suffocation suicides: 9,000
Poisoning suicides: 6,398
Rates by country are very interesting:
: Males (%) Females (%)
Firearms 56 30
Suffocation 24 21
Poisoning 13 40
I'm not sure if they include car exhaust on suffocation or poisoning.
As a guess, I bet most "poisoning" is prescription drugs.
Once again, women are less messy than men.
No other country has even CLOSE to the amount of gun related violence as the USA.
If you limit the statement to developed countries, then it is true.
In 2009 there were 33,808 deaths in the US from auto accidents.
In 2009 there were 31,347 deaths in the US from firearms.
The firearm deaths include
legal intervention 333 (gotta love the CDC's terminology).
unintentional 554 (I guess that's CDC speak for accidental).
I couldn't find data on the leading cause of fatal car accidents, but
for all car accidents the leading causes are:
1. Distracted Driving
3. Drunk Driving
4. Reckless Driving
6. Running Red Lights
7. Running Stop Signs (seems like 6&7 should be combined)
8. Teenage Drivers
The list goes on.
Number one cause of distracted driving?
Kids in the car.
But couldn't we make these more like cell phones? I see a lot
of people walking around with bluetooth headsets. Rather than
making the hearing aide fit in the ear, make it something I can
wear on my belt, or on a lanyard. The problems of size, power
and heat all become easier to solve.
People kvetch about their jobs!
Shocking film at 11!
I don't have mod points, but I was going to point out the same.
Motivated parents. Lean administration. No interference from politicians.