You'd be surprised how quickly you slow down when your sleepy ass releases the pressure on the accelerator.
I'd have been just as likely to push it to the floor when I fell asleep asleep as to let up on it, cruise control or not.
I admit though, I have no idea which one I did. All I know is I was driving, then I woke up in the woods with a seatbelt bruise and a cloud of smoke.
Being pinned in the car by deformed structure or being maimed is considered unsafe, and yet this is exactly what a lot of SUVs do in a crash.
Pinned in the car? You mean like when the door latch failed in the Smart's pathetic 30mph side impact test?
"big media" is going through an absolutely brutal time in the past 10 years trying to figure out how to make ends meet.
Oh, but I'm crying such a river for big media. Times are changing and the sooner we stop fighting it the better. Think of all the poor telegraph operators who lost their jobs when phones came along, or all the horse traders who went out of business 'cause of that damned Henry Ford and his tin lizzie. How COULD they have built the railroads knowing that the faithful old Pony Express would go bankrupt?
You say, "bite me", and use a filter. Advertisers realise no one pays attention to their message on Pandora, and terminate their contracts.
Oh right! Just like spam filters have stopped all email advertising, and AdBlock on Firefox has taken away all the banner ads on the web!
I see your point entirely! Advertising is good for everybody, just look what it did for UseNet!
So you're willing to pay money to take money away from this company, but you're not willing to listen to a 15 s ad. Broadcasters make money from ad revenue.
Why couldn't we just pay the broadcasters? A buck or two a day from me to not hear any ads is more money than anybody's going to make off me through commercials anyway.
I'd rather give Pandora a few seconds of my listening time for ads than pay them a subscription.
And I'd rather give Pandora a few dollars of my paycheck than listen to their ads.
Maybe this "entitlement generation" people keep talking about is just weary of being pestered by constant advertising shitting on every second of their lives. I feel like I'm walking downtown and every block there's a hobo with his hand out who won't take no for an answer. When I'm listening to music- actually listening, not just hearing it for background, it's because I'm trying to turn my mind off and enjoy a precious few minutes of free time. Between responsibilities at work and at home, being on call, being dad to a two year old, these minutes I have, say when I'm driving alone or wasting time in the garage with music playing, or just staying up for half an hour after everyone goes to bed... These moments are near sacred to me, and to be interrupted by a stupid commercial for shit I don't care about is infuriating.
Pandora was the answer for me, but if they start advertising I'm going back to "stealing" mp3s.
Optimism is the content of small men in high places. -- F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Crack Up"