• Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact

  • Good Passenger Habits

    August 16th, 2012
    driving, safety, transportation  [html]
    As a passenger in I anticipate lane changes and check over my shoulder to confirm it's clear. Some drivers don't like this: why don't I trust them to drive carefully? It's not that I doubt their abilities or think they shouldn't be driving; I just recognize that driving is very dangerous and people make mistakes.

    Once time a few years ago I looked over my shoulder as we prepared to merge right and exit the highway. I saw a truck zooming up from behind and shouted. While we didn't manage to completely avoid a collision, it only sideswiped us. I used to try to remember which drivers didn't like it when I would double check and would would avoid it with them as a way of showing respect, but now I see slightly decreasing our risk of collision as also a form of respect.

    Comment via: google plus, facebook

    Recent posts on blogs I like:

    Willingness to look stupid

    People frequently1 think that I'm very stupid. I don't find this surprising, since I don't mind if other people think I'm stupid, which means that I don't adjust my behavior to avoid seeming stupid, which results in people thinking tha…

    via Posts on Dan Luu October 21, 2021

    Experiences in raising children in shared housing

    Sometimes I see posts about people’s hope to raise children in a group housing situation, and it often seems overly optimistic to me. In particular they seem to expect that there will be more shared childcare than I think should be expected. Today I talke…

    via The whole sky October 18, 2021

    EDT with updating double counts

    I recently got confused thinking about the following case: Calculator bet: I am offered the opportunity to bet on a mathematical statement X to which I initially assign 50% probability (perhaps X = 139926 is a quadratic residue modulo 314159). I have acce…

    via The sideways view October 12, 2021

    more     (via openring)


  • Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact