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Comment Re:saved lives (Score 1) 297

Um wrong:
"We learned yesterday evening that NHTSA is opening a preliminary evaluation into the performance of Autopilot during a recent fatal crash that occurred in a Model S. This is the first known fatality in just over 130 million miles where Autopilot was activated. Among all vehicles in the US, there is a fatality every 94 million miles. Worldwide, there is a fatality approximately every 60 million miles."
But now there's been two fatal crashes, that kinda screws that up! Perhaps Autopilot has now caused more fatalities per million miles traveled....
Either way, I'd still trust it over a normal driver.

Comment Re: Armed robberies can't happen in Europe! (Score 4, Insightful) 235

"the rest of the world doesnt envy the US; when it comes to gun law we genuinely believe that you are totally and irredeemably batshit insane, and can only watch in horror."
That's an understatement.
Other countries after massacres think "hmm, perhaps we should do something to fix this".
And fix it.
American's seem to think that massacres means more guns should be introduced and start buying more while screaming "Obama about to tell the army to attack Texas and take all my guns!!!". That's right, ask all the soldiers that come from Texas to attack their own families. Yet a large proportions of American's genuinely believe that will happen, just like they believe the world's only a few thousand years old.
And now they've got Trump one step away from punching the big red nuke button.
"Batshit insane" just scratches the surface of how messed up America is.

Comment Re:Armed robberies can't happen in Europe! (Score 1, Insightful) 235

So, on the extremely small chance that someone physically stronger than you, threatens you (without a gun of course) and you happen to have a gun and can operate it effectively while freaked out (and not accidentally shoot someone else or yourself which is more likely), you're willing to sacrifice all the other lives lost to guns? Like children under 5 who die or kill others every week in America because they kill themselves with a misplaced gun?
You're pretty sick.

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