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Comment What I learned from my Red Light ticket... (Score 1) 433

My wife got a red light ticket in South Florida. She ran a red light in a 40 mph zone. The rule is for every 10 miles, the amber (yellow) light stays on for 1 second, rounded up. This would mean the amber would lit and noticeable for 4 seconds.

Most normal people drive 5mph over the limit because police will never pull you over for going 5 miles over and many counties don't even have a fee for that amount, it's just a citation.

That would mean the amber should realistically be on for 5 seconds for a 36-40 mph zone. Had it been on, I think my wife would have noticed it. 4 seconds is too short for a 40 mph zone. Change the equation and you will see fewer red light runners.

Comment Rename this article, IMMEDIATELY! (Score 2) 284

The title is misleading. It makes one believe Rare Earth Magnets might pose a tactile toxic or radiative concern.

Rename it to "Rare Earth Magnets pose threat to children who ingest them" because otherwise you are wasting my time. My kid doesn't eat magnets and I've known about this hazard for a couple years.

This is not only OLD news, this is IRRELEVANT news to me that you misled me into re-reading.

Comment Buy JumpSmart Trampoline instead! $42 on Amazon (Score 1) 292

The article should offer alternatives. My kid has had the Diggin JumpSmart Trampoline since he was 2 and we have bought 3 for our friends since. They're not that expensive and they all love it. It doesn't tip over easily and it appears safer than any other trampoline. Here is where to buy it on Amazon: Diggin JumpSmart Trampoline.

It's freaking $42. I just bought one for $60 for my nephew 2 weeks ago. :/

Comment Forget about Jobs; RTA and check out the comments! (Score 1) 579

Bunch of people are ragging on the first poster because they didn't understand that he's quoting Seinfeld (and also angry that the poster quoted Richardson's character because of Richardson's public outburst, not realizing he might not have even written those lines). Granted, Seinfeld is 22 years old now, but the reactions are astonishingly dense. Ouch, I just aged myself.

Comment I love code reviews (Score 1) 495

Unfortunately, we stopped having them due to a reduced group size. Also, last time we had it, the arrogant snob being reviewed fought every single optimization suggestion from the team members and didn't put in any. Then-again, due to the eventual group size reduction, I eventually implemented all the optimizations and his code runs much better now!
Java

Submission + - JAI Image-IO Mem Leak fixed, but submit is missing (jpedal.org) 1

JoshDM writes: "The JPedal team over at IDRSolutions discovered a memory leak when processing JPEG2000 (J2K) images. Further research revealed it to be a problem with the J2K image reading class. They've resolved it and want to submit a patch to make it available, but apparently the Image-IO repository hosted on java-net isn't taking commits. They're hosting a repaired JAR on their own site while they wait to hear from anyone (read: Oracle) who can accept the patch."
Japan

Submission + - Japan: A 7.1-tremor has attacked. (bbc.co.uk)

applematt84 writes: From the story: A powerful earthquake has hit north-east Japan, exactly one month after the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

The 7.1-magnitude tremor triggered a brief tsunami warning, and forced workers to evacuate the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

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