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Comment Re:Hah! (Score 1) 433

I tell my children this all the time. "When something is wrong in your life. Finding someone other than yourself to be "At Fault" will never benefit you.
Always strive to find what you can do differently. This is where you gain power."
It is just truth. If you ever truly can find nothing you can do in your life differently to get better results, you win. You are a powerless victim. No fualt can be assigned to you. Nothing you could ever do to change things.
Feel better?

You want to treat the people like your children. Still a nanny state.

Comment this sux waiting for it (Score 1) 95

Seriously, living in a place like highlands ranch, which is loaded with well-to-do techies, and having other communities around here, it sux waiting for Google to get here.
Come on Google, work with netflix, amazon, etc and spread out faster. All it takes is a bit of money from all of you to really his this hard.

Comment Re:Nope (Score 1) 95

That's true, but what I meant was that they probably look at Philly as this den of Comcast and Verizon - Comcast is headquartered there and Verizon has a major presence from when it was Bell Atlantic. They are major players and the broadband coverage is pretty good - I think their mission to provide universal fast internet and the efforts needed to bust into Philly probably conspire to nudge them elsewhere.

Comment Re:Public Admission of Stupidity (Score 1) 219

Most driving is at near-idle. Almost all cars are automatics, and they tend to keep the revs about 2k RPM. I mentioned idle to distinguish from those who would think of the annoying cars with blow-off-valves that are 100+ dB and all that. You can hear some cars from the next town over, and since they are the ones that stand out, people will think of those and ignore the cars they can't hear.

Comment Re:Public Admission of Stupidity (Score 1) 219

A diesel, maybe. With the annoyingly loud valve chatter of a diesel, but a modern gasoline engine idles nearly silent, and someone in front of a car will not be able to hear the exhause. Unless accelerating, the sound from an approaching gasoline-powered car is close enough to an electric one that the pedestrian is an idiot if they are relying on sound. You would hear tire noise clearly from quite a distance, even with an electric car.

Go stand in front of a Lexus LS460 at a steady 55 mph. You'll not hear much as it approaches. Repeat with the Tesla, and let me know the dB difference. I'd expect that the sound at 100 ft would be audible from both, and within 3 dB of each other. But I don't have the time, or inclination, to test.

Comment Re:Wrong Headline (Score 1) 219

I know many people haven't actually walked on the earth, outside of their cars or a building in decades, but I'd like to let you know that it's actually very hard to "step in front of" a moving car.

You say that, and yet I've seen it happen. Perhaps you need to get out more. Given it happened at night where someone in dark clothes was jaywalking in front of a car, one could guess that the pedestrian was drunk, or otherwise distracted (perhaps playing pokemon or something).

How long until, knowing their car's auto brake capability, people drive even faster and pay even less attention?

It happened with ABS and airbags. People felt safer, so they went faster.

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