Are you still living overseas?
I stayed this time to complain to the supervisior, who told me politely to fuck off. But I was proud of myself that I didn't cry. :-)
7th circle, for sure. Along with the telephone sanitizers.
Asterix - The Twelve Tasks of Asterix - #8: Find Permit A 38 in "The Place That Sends You Mad"
Very similar process for my license renewal last time. I still looked
like my picture from the previous license (a sign I am getting old, no
doubt; 5 years used to involve significant visual evidence of change),
so I paid a fee online and was mailed a new license.
Obviously they don't care a whole lot. Here in PRNY I've got a license with a photo taken many years ago as well. I kind of wish I could get it updated ... but not enough to actually go to a DMV.
anybody of you know the before-wirtschaftswunder car Messerschmidt?
Image #7 shows the originals from the 1950'ies
The original has a weight of 250 kg - the electricay assisted new one is 125 kg.
Not heard of one. Thought of buying an Isetta once, but decided to live instead :-)
so, to calm down road rage...
... the cars of the future will limit engine power and play calming music in the not to distant future.
The cars of the future are virtual, when everyone of us is hooked up to the matrix.
Anyway, detecting fatigue is hard as fuck on itself (even when you monitor heart rate), the next thing is convincing the asshole on the drivers seat that it is better for him and way better for everyone else not to continue driving.
Believe it or not, our bodies already have really rather good smart fibers to detect fatigue and intoxication due to alcohol and other drugs. Has that ever prevented your average asshole from driving in that state? What we'd need is a car that slows down in a safe and controlled way, pulls over and refuses to start again. Is it likely that we get that? Chances are low, I guess.
Even if we get a car like that, some smartass will include a "manual override" function so the assholes can continue driving. Imho, all the money wasted on such projects should be redirected into making a comfortable and working automatic traffic system, where the human factor is removed at all. But the again, the germans treat their cars and freedom to travel at the speed of sound on ze autobahn in the same way as you americans treat your rifles: "From my cold dead hands!"
Anyway, there *are* cars fitted with breathalyzers (sp?) which require that you blow into the tube and get a "not intoxicated" reading in order to start the engine. However, those systems are only given to people who have *already* gotten a DUI.
That just doesn't make sense. If someone already got a DUI they shouldn't be given any opportunity to drive again. None.
(However, as someone who has had a family member killed by a drunk driver, I may not be totally objective on this topic.)
as the privately owned number of cars drops - aka the owner is almost never the driver - this probably will become more and more reality.
Since, if you lend cars away by the RFID of a passport, you have to protect your property, right?
Fri Jan 30 2015 09:24:36 ESTfrom IGnatius T Foobar @ UncensoredMay I remind you that our American rifles are the reason you Germans aren't still living under a Nazi regime.
5 years from now, we'll start seeing self-driving cars. Drunk? no prob. you're not driving anyway.
I aint getting younger. There is still a lot to be worked out, there is still a lot of human interaction.
zooer: would you give up driving if it meant that you could read/write/work/watch a video while getting from point a to point b with significantly lower risk of accidents, and probably at about the same speed?