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Re: Google Glass and it's effect on sailing
You know, you and Mainesail are dead ringers for each other on the web. I mean, unless I look at the title box, I can't tell whether I've got your webcam turned on or his. (WEG)
""Drivers talking by cell phone drove significantly worse than drivers talking to passengers." Yeah, that's the kind of correlation that too sadly gets passed off as causative science on the Nooze these days.
"Scientists discover water kills!" You can easily prove it, everyone who has ever drunk the stuff, has died. Gee....it must be toxic?
As for tuning out girlfriends, or tuning women in general...I don't think we're allowed to discuss that before 11PM in this forum. Well, maybe not even AFTER 11PM in THIS forum. (VBG)
All I know is that one long night a long time ago, I called a friend from my car on my cell phone and explained that the boredom was putting me to sleep, the conversation was anything BUT a distraction. When I'm on the cellphone in the car, it used to be an earbud or a built-in with speakerphone. Now it is a bt with speakerphone, and I still make the same conscious focus on the enemy (I've seen my name on their bumpers) and sometimes have to ask "What did you say?" or even "I'll call you back, I'm in traffic".
Then again, if you know how to fight your way through heavy metro traffic and yellow cabs, wtf is one more voice in the crowd? I still say the problem is not cell phones, it is folks who should not be allowed to drive.
I'm also in favor of having one day, say, the 4th of July, where all bets are off. No cops, no enforcement, get totally drunk and drive at twice the posted limit, have a good time. The survivors will be proof of Darwinian evolution, and the rest of us will be that much safer in the following year.
The same could be said for having a "Mandatory Drunk Powerboating and JetSkiiing Day". Once a year, let the herd thin itself.