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Comment Re:Live by the media hype die by the media hype. (Score 1) 264

"Unfortunately "lives saved" is not a measurable statistic"
Um, yes it is! You can measure the number of deaths per distance traveled. If the number of deaths is less than average over the same distance when travelling on autopilot, the you can say that more lives have been saved.

Comment Re:If you want fast speed, you don't want unlimite (Score 1) 222

Yeah, that is quick, Interesting. I've often found responsiveness slower in US, e.g. bringing up a google map.
Just went to fast.com on my phone, pulled 86Mbps at my desk (saw it spike to 94).
I don't have any propane tanks to climb on I'm afraid.
Wonder if it's a case of responsiveness rather than throughput? 45Mbs is perfectly fine. Probably depends on how densely populated the area you're in is as well. I'm in Auckland, but not the CBD.
I'll be back in the states in a couple of weeks (Virginia then Oklahoma), I'll have to compare speeds when I'm back on my new phone if I remember...

Comment If you want fast speed, you don't want unlimited (Score 0) 222

I'm in NZ and we have lightning fast 4G speeds. Some of the fastest in the world.
This is because we don't have unlimited phone data caps. It only takes a few people to take advantage of unlimited to ruin it for everyone. It's easy to get a plan that provides you with enough data.
Personally, when I'm out and about, I want my data arriving to my phone (or laptop tethered to it) as fast as possible, I don't need massive amounts over my phone.

Comment Re:saved lives (Score 1) 297

Um wrong:
"We learned yesterday evening that NHTSA is opening a preliminary evaluation into the performance of Autopilot during a recent fatal crash that occurred in a Model S. This is the first known fatality in just over 130 million miles where Autopilot was activated. Among all vehicles in the US, there is a fatality every 94 million miles. Worldwide, there is a fatality approximately every 60 million miles."
But now there's been two fatal crashes, that kinda screws that up! Perhaps Autopilot has now caused more fatalities per million miles traveled....
Either way, I'd still trust it over a normal driver.

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