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    [–] Love to see this happen more often deja-vecu 1 points ago in funny

    Plus, on average, I’m willing to trust Tesla’s and Toyota’s and Google X’s hiring departments far, far more than any state’s driver’s licensing agency.

    Software engineers have the potential to kill millions, but in practice I’m willing to bet they have a much lower kill count than motorists.

    [–] Love to see this happen more often deja-vecu 1 points ago in funny

    You’re not wrong, but your life is already in their hands. Unless you drive a classic car, it already has a computer in it that could kill you. Every taxi, bus, airplane, elevator, escalator, traffic light, fare gate, toll booth, and medical device that you interact with could end or cripple you with a software glitch.

    And when you get to metaphorically life-ending events, your exposure is so high it’s a wonder you haven’t just died from anxiety. Your daily life is at the mercy of thousands of databases written by god knows who. In a second you could lose your entire net worth, your credit score, your identity, your deed, your college records.

    But if you’re like me, you still have credit cards, electronic bank accounts, and investment accounts, and you still drive a late-model car or take the bus or use signaled crosswalks.

    Hell, I write automation for a living, sometimes poorly. I know everything that can go wrong. I know exactly how someone could hack my Hyundai’s stupid ridiculously unsecured computer, or how its adaptive cruise control could launch me off a cliff under the wrong circumstances. But I still use it, because that’s very unlikely, and it’s very convenient.

    [–] 'Gun free zone' law disarmed Virginia Beach shooting victim, attorney says deja-vecu -4 points ago in CCW

    If you don’t think that guns are inherently dangerous, you should not be trusted to carry one.

    [–] 'Gun free zone' law disarmed Virginia Beach shooting victim, attorney says deja-vecu -8 points ago in CCW

    Don’t make stupid assumptions about people on the internet. I have three CHLs myself. I was explaining a viewpoint that people were obviously unfamiliar with.

    your trusting other car and vehicle drivers EVERY SINGLE ONE

    No, I don’t, I told you as much. I hope you don’t either, for your sake.

    [–] 'Gun free zone' law disarmed Virginia Beach shooting victim, attorney says deja-vecu -22 points ago in CCW

    People are protective of their families, and people are afraid of guns. A gun free zone in a place meant for families says, “Hey, here’s one less thing you have to worry about.”

    It doesn’t matter what the relative crime rate among CCW holders is, because they still have a gun, and that gun inherently adds danger to an otherwise less-dangerous area.

    It also doesn’t matter what potential benefit there would be to having a “good guy with a gun” there in the incredibly unlikely event of a terrorist attack, because that is still significantly less probable than some idiot letting off a negligent discharge in the bathroom.

    [–] 'Gun free zone' law disarmed Virginia Beach shooting victim, attorney says deja-vecu -5 points ago in CCW

    Absolutely, but that really doesn’t help the argument for CCW or against GFZs.

    If you can’t handle a gun on your hip during an argument, you probably also don’t have the judgement or self awareness necessary to decide not to carry a gun. And that’s what anti-CCW people are terrified of.

    [–] 'Gun free zone' law disarmed Virginia Beach shooting victim, attorney says deja-vecu -23 points ago in CCW

    You’re misunderstanding the intent of gun-free zones.

    They’re not meant to stop premeditated shootings; no one is stupid enough to think they would. They’re meant to prevent crimes of passion and other unpremeditated deaths, which are a lot more common than mass murders.

    GFZ advocates are afraid that more people carrying guns increases the risk of people using those guns improperly or maliciously in the heat of the moment. And whatever you may feel about your ability and your self control, it’s a valid fear to have about strangers, because why should I trust strangers? I don’t. I don’t trust anyone with a gun, just like I don’t trust anyone driving a car.

    You’re inferring that pro-GFZ people must have a naive faith in humanity to believe that criminals will comply with GFZ laws.

    It’s almost the opposite: Many Pro-2A folks have an uncharacteristic faith in humanity with the belief that an armed society is a polite society. That if anyone could be carrying a gun, then everyone is more likely to avoid confrontation.

    Pro-GFZ folks fear that it would just end up making confrontations a lot more deadly.

    In short: GFZs aren’t supposed to stop Dylan Roof, they’re supposed to stop Curtis Reeves.

    [–] The misguided hatred towards immigrants deja-vecu 0 points ago in WhitePeopleTwitter

    Crazy man is crazy.

    I mean, yeah, blame the capitalists, but you’re also really crazy.

    [–] The misguided hatred towards immigrants deja-vecu 1 points ago in WhitePeopleTwitter

    I too can pick random large numbers and divide.

    Oh, I understand: “Perspective” is only relevant when it supports your prejudice.

    With no Abuela to wipe up after your mom whatever will you do?

    Well that got racist fast.

    [–] The misguided hatred towards immigrants deja-vecu 1 points ago in WhitePeopleTwitter

    You have to put that in perspective

    Ok.

    That’s less than 3% of Disneyland’s annual attendance.

    It’s equivalent to 0.6% of annual visitors to the U.S. deciding to stick around for a while.

    It’s about how many people in the US wouldn’t die each year if we cured cancer.

    And it’s about 71.4 x the number of times I did your mom.

    [–] Texas governor signs controversial 'Save Chick-fil-A' bill deja-vecu -1 points ago in texas

    The measure prohibits the government from taking "adverse action" against any individuals or businesses based on membership, support or donations to religious groups.

    So Texans can join and support Al Qaeda now?

    [–] Facebook says new Portal video-chat devices are coming in the fall deja-vecu 1 points ago in gadgets

    I’ll disclaim that I do have proximate association with Facebook, but I don’t work for them.

    I legit bought a portal and was prepared to be underwhelmed, but it turned out to be neater than I thought and I bought three more as gifts on Mother’s Day. Its smart assistant capabilities are kind of embarrassing though.

    The first thing it does when you turn it on, by the way, is walk you through the Terms & Conditions, which were the best I’ve ever seen in terms of accessibility (they used plain speech and examples).

    With those plus my own understanding of network analysis and its hardware, I’m no more concerned about it than I am about my Sonos, Echo, and Google Assistant devices.

    [–] Facebook says new Portal video-chat devices are coming in the fall deja-vecu 2 points ago in gadgets

    I bought four. My mom can finally video call her grandkids across the country without collapsing from vertigo. My grandma can see and talk to any of her seven children across the world without having to climb out of her chair or hold up a phone.

    They’re not for everyone, but they’re great for some people. And the technology behind them is actually really impressive.

    Also, for /u/ReluctantPawn: they come with physical privacy covers for the camera.

    [–] How to fix 9 common sleep problems deja-vecu 10 points ago in coolguides

    Yeah, fuck reactive measures. 250mg of magnesium citrate before bed keeps the tigers away.

    [–] That's what you get! deja-vecu 36 points ago in funny

    On the one hand, I feel like it’s incredibly unfair that I have this and most people don’t.

    But then I realize that it’s literally the most significant physical affliction that I have. Like, I have a fully functioning body and can go weeks without experiencing pain in any fashion.

    And I’m really afraid that if I start crying for fairness, I might just get it.

    (This is just what occurred to me when I read your comment. It’s not directed at you.)

    [–] I’ve got legs you know deja-vecu 3 points ago in WhitePeopleTwitter

    I couldn’t even get ten minutes into it. Does it get better?

    [–] What is an asshole-ish behavior that you refuse to rectify? Please explain why. deja-vecu 11 points ago in AskMen

    There’s “asshole” and there’s “illegal”. Asshole things are asshole because they violate social norms without tangible consequences, but they’re legal because chances are you’re only ever going to hurt yourself, whether socially or physically.

    Illegal things are illegal because social pressure isn’t enough to protect innocent people from being harmed by them, and that is illegal in pretty much every western country for a really good reason.

    Hope you don’t fuck up and spend the rest of your life in jail dealing with PTSD from gruesomely ending someone’s life just because you wanted to be an asshole.

    And no, before you say it: you are not that good of a driver. You really aren’t.

    [–] What is an asshole-ish behavior that you refuse to rectify? Please explain why. deja-vecu 1 points ago in AskMen

    Say you’re walking along one of those people-movers like at the airport and get caught up short by someone walking slower in front of you, and for whatever reason they don’t step out of the way.

    Would you draw a knife and hold it just far enough away from their back to express your displeasure without actually touching them?

    Why or why not?

    Because your car is a fucking weapon and there is absolutely no difference here.

    [–] 🔥 Basalt Canyon,Iceland deja-vecu 27 points ago in NatureIsFuckingLit

    Lulz, you literally couldn’t get any farther than that without leaving the island.

    [–] TIL that ~2500 years before Ancient Rome, the Indus Valley Civilization had public baths, personal toilets, and a widespread system of brick and terracotta drainage ducts and the first instances of plumbing and in the ancient world. deja-vecu -1 points ago in todayilearned

    You could argue he wasn’t implying direct causality. My activity of running really fast in circles with my eyes closed could cause my own doom through rapid explosive disintegration—if I do it on a NASCAR track. Maybe they really liked surfing and refused to move away from the increasingly disappearing coastlines.