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Comment How can this possibly work? (Score 1) 301

I don't get it. If these mice have all male offspring, why won't they be out-bred by the mice that have females too? Why would a non-advantageous mouse gene be passed down and take over? Wouldn't natural selection kill off the genetically modified mice? If there end up being a bunch of males with very few females, most of the males won't pass down their genes, but all of the females will. Thus making sure the female-offspring-having normal mice survive and the males-only mice die off. What am I missing?

Comment Re:Wow... (Score 1) 629

Yeah, well your sig says it all. If the people who should enforcing the laws are breaking them, you need to vote them out. It's worked pretty well here in MD. The yellow lights where there are cameras are very long. People still complain about getting tickets, spouting all kinds of BS about fascism etc. but personally I think it's worth it to avoid getting killed by some a-hole running a red light. When properly enforced, red light cameras are a cheap and effective way to enforce a pretty essential traffic law.

Comment Re:Wow... (Score 3, Insightful) 629

So you pass a law that specifies the minimum time for a yellow light - depending on speed limit obviously. I'm sure there are already some guidelines in place for whoever is programming the lights. No need to ban the cameras outright, just fix the actual enforcement problem. In Maryland the camera citations have several frames showing the light turning yellow and then red and have the timings for those changes. When I've gotten a ticket, it was clear that I deserved it.

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