Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2012 20:10 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems The news I've seen coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show this year isn't particularly breathtaking or awe-inspiring. Phones, tablets, faster, thinner, yes, yes, we've all been here before. There is one piece of news, however, that stands out from the crowd. The best-selling TV maker in the US, Vizio, is entering the PC market. Stunning designs for both laptop and all-in-one - and buried deep within the press release lies the creamy nougaty centre that makes me want to buy one even more: a Windows 7 install optimised by Microsoft, free of crapware.
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RE[6]: LMAO
by suryad on Wed 11th Jan 2012 16:22 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: LMAO"
suryad
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2005-07-09

Yeah it's like driving in India. You would think it doesn't work but it does. People there are insane drivers. The pedestrians are insane but boy is everyone aware...driving in India is like driving with the force...you have to or else you just won't even step out of the house!

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RE[7]: LMAO
by leos on Wed 11th Jan 2012 16:44 in reply to "RE[6]: LMAO"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

Yeah it's like driving in India. You would think it doesn't work but it does.


Common misconception. It doesn't actually work. India is the world leader in road fatalities. It looks crazy and chaotic, and it is also highly dangerous. People might be more aware, but that isn't enough to reduce the danger.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/08/world/asia/08iht-roads.html?pagew...

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RE[8]: LMAO
by cyrilleberger on Thu 12th Jan 2012 13:44 in reply to "RE[7]: LMAO"
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2006-02-01

And it does not come as a surprise that UK as a lower death toll than Spain... Which would show that paying attention is not enough to save your ass (or someone else ass) when you are on the edge at all time:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_traffic-related_d...

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RE[7]: LMAO
by zima on Thu 12th Jan 2012 02:30 in reply to "RE[6]: LMAO"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah it's like driving in India. You would think it doesn't work but it does.

Yeah, and actual statistic say something completely different...

BTW: a buddy, who spent some time there, not only maintains that he would never dare driving in India, instead opting to at most be a passenger driven around by a local & in relatively "armoured" car - he also preferred to do that (passenger thing) only after two of three drinks. One might call it "force" I guess.

Edited 2012-01-12 02:31 UTC

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