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Comment Re:Do you buckle up? (Score 1) 217

"And if so, do you drive more reckless now that you know that you're more likely to survive a crash because of seatbelt and airbag?"

I've been a skydiver for many years, and this is absolutely true in the sport. The gear is much safer than it used to be and is continually improving, but the fatality and injury rate remains fairly steady. People absolutely take bigger risks knowing their gear is safer, which cancels it improvements in safety. It's called Booth's law.

Comment Re:FTL communciation with entanglement not possibl (Score 0) 238

Maybe I don't get this. Let's say we travel 20 light years and want to know whether there is life on a planet there. You take two sets of entangled particles. One for yes, one for no. When you get there and find the answer, you interact with the appropriate particle. Instantly the other one back home has its state set. So when you notice back home, you check to see if it was the yes or no. You now instantly know the answer.

Comment Re:Punishes users and good advertisers (Score 1) 707

Unskippable trailers are like an urban legend to me. Not I, nor anybody I know has ever gotten a DVD that made you watch trailers beforehand that couldn't be skipped. Those that had trailers let you go to the menu by pressing the menu or top menu button.

It makes me wonder if the people saying these things actually buy DVDs.

Comment Re:Hammerheads in Vermont (Score 1) 581

The problem with such a system is that it works in theory, but not always in the real world where companies have more power than people do.

And this is because Union membership and support has significantly eroded in the United States. If more workers could bargain collectively, the power would be shifted.

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