[FoRK] Laws that ban texting while driving couldbecounter productive
sdw at lig.net
Mon Sep 19 14:07:07 PDT 2011
On 9/19/11 1:58 PM, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
> On 9/19/2011 1:41 PM, Stephen Williams wrote:
>> No real ban on phone use, just a mode of use which is annoying anyway.
>> That so many people resist headsets (including my kids) is strange to me.
> I went through 4 rounds and two replacements for my iphone4 and finally just gave up on using a headset.
Plantronics Pro+. While my Pro+ with Android seems to sometimes glitch and give bad audio where my old Pro + Palm Pre never did,
overall it still seems like the best headset going. Lasts forever, has very good audio, and good noise canceling. I actually think
the Pro+ I have is defective on noise canceling also: With the Pro, people couldn't tell where I was as there was virtually no
background audio that got through.
Many headsets are junk however.
For many years, I used wired headsets in the car. Other than physical tethering, it solves any battery/static issues. The best is
"The Boom". Supposedly designed for Wall Street traders with screamers right next to them. They advertise it being used in a
convertible with the top down. I found it while trying to get good audio in a supercomputing center, with 10's of thousands of
fans, many drives, and 4 giant water pumps running. Not to mention the freaky liquid cooling on the Cray XT.
>> The only working memory needed for driving is navigation, which is
>> nearly always safely recoverable.
> For people's driving tests, they should be forced to play a really large map on bf2/3, unreal3, l4d2 and be judged on their 3d
> spatial awareness and acuity. Those who get lost or can't figure out quickly where they are and how to efficiently move from one
> place to the next should FAIL.
How about a driving game modeled on their actual city?
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