I highly doubt anything will ever truly achieve the "uncrashable" label, but technology can certainly make cars much smarter than they are now.
Monday, April 14, 2008
One less free newspaper to be shoved in my face each morning. I remember on rainy days the person handing them out would say, "Even if you don't want to read it you can use it to keep the rain off your head."
You know, in theory I'm all for a self-appointed vigilante on the commuter train who'll smack the phone out of your hand if you're obnoxious. But this guy sounds like a real tool. The charges against him, none of which have stuck, have included "clocking" a 5ft tall woman, throwing coffee at people, and most recently calling a 19yr old student a "f****ing faggot" when the kid suggested that Mr. Vigilante himself was the one making too much noise.
Welcome to New York.
Sunday, April 06, 2008
This seems obvious, but it's always nice to have the facts to back you up. When gas prices go up, at least in Boston, more people ride the train/subway. Well, no kidding. I like how they mention that this cuts down on traffic jams. You know what? If I'm on the train, I don't care :). I'm not taking the train to give the other guy a break on the traffic!
Bonus points for the lady who estimated that she was spending "easily a couple hundred dollars a week in gas." Figure $200 at $3/gallon is around 65 gallons? What's good mileage these days, 20 miles/gallon? She's commuting 1300miles/week? Figure 5 workdays...that's 130 miles a day, each way. Not sure I buy it.