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Comment: Re:Better / Faster / Cheaper: Pick Two (Score 1) 215

by wonderboss (#42396971) Attached to: Lockheed, SpaceX Trade Barbs

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
carry people?

Comment: Useful in Technology Organization Leadership (Score 1) 700

by wonderboss (#41637755) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Books Have Had a Significant Impact On Your Life?

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.

Comment: Re:Fatality rates (Score 2) 1165

by wonderboss (#40335433) Attached to: Blocking Gun Laws With Patents

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.

Comment: Fatality rates (Score 5, Informative) 1165

by wonderboss (#40317327) Attached to: Blocking Gun Laws With Patents

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
homicides 11,493
suicides 18,735
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
2. Speeding
3. Drunk Driving
4. Reckless Driving
5. Rain
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.

A slow pup is a lazy dog. -- Willard Espy, "An Almanac of Words at Play"