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(LiveLeak) Video Capturing the moment of a plane crash makes every Russian dashcam worthwhile   (liveleak.com) divider line 139
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2012-12-30 06:59:56 AM  

semiotix: fredbox: This is why you keep emergency liquor with your spare tire kit.

Well, it is Russia.

There was a story a few weeks back about how some elephants in a traveling circus got stranded outside in Siberia when their insulated trailer burned down. They were stuck out in the cold for a while, and they would have gotten frostbite, except a quick-thinking trainer kept blood flowing to their extremities by feeding them ten gallons of vodka, cut with water.

In other words: "Hey, do we have any redundancy whatsoever in the system for transporting the elephants? No? Then we're farked, unless someone just happens to be carrying ten gallons of vodk--oh, well, okay then."


Well, that explains how they kept an elephant in the Alaska Zoo (Anchorage) as long as they did just as well.

For awhile when things were opening up there, Alaska Airlines was doing direct flights between Alaska and various towns in the Russian Far East. There was more than once they had to de-ice the plane with vodak because that was available in the town, and proper de-icer wasn't.

If you down a whole bottle of vodak that's down to -40 degrees bad things happen though.
 
2012-12-30 08:11:23 AM  
Video of wounded people being taken to the highway: link (warning: slightly graphic).

Pictures of the aftermath of the crash show the front of the airplane completely torn off. I'm surprised there's not more people dead, especially since they didn't have a lot of time to brace.
 
2012-12-30 08:35:24 AM  
LiveLeak has the highest concentration of internet idiots I have ever seen.

Horrible people looking at horrible things.

I'll pass.
 
2012-12-30 08:46:53 AM  

BeSerious: LiveLeak has the highest concentration of internet idiots I have ever seen.

Horrible people looking at horrible things.

I'll pass.


All you see is the tip of a wing for a split second then some debris flying around. It's a horrible thing that happened but visually there's not much to see.
 
2012-12-30 08:50:31 AM  
Where did they bury the survivors?
 
2012-12-30 08:52:41 AM  

BalugaJoe: Where did they bury the survivors?


In the survivors graveyard, duh!
 
2012-12-30 08:55:42 AM  

Rustico: Roook: It was like a Michael Bay movie

With less lens flare.


And more drama, and less stupid.
 
2012-12-30 09:01:03 AM  

thisiszombocom: Lsherm: SoCalChris: Popcorn Johnny: I have a strong urge to buy a dash cam even thought I've never had a reason to need one.

I just bought one yesterday. After being the victim of an insurance scam, and being wrongly pulled over for going nearly 20 mph over the speed limit, I figured that the cost was too low to not have one any more.

/Less than $80, has front and rear facing cameras, shock sensor and GPS logging

What model, if you don't mind me asking?  I'm shopping right now because of this thread.

id like to know too. where do you mount it so it can see your dash (speedometer specifically)?


Look for a FineVue or Blackvue.....I have the Blackvue and it has built in GPS and G sensor.
 
2012-12-30 09:28:08 AM  

Happy Hours: Hot Carl To Go: carnifex2005: FriarReb98: tweek46420: best russian dash cam I've seen in a while.....holy fark

Agreed, should totally be added to the 15 minute mega-video that was on Fark a while back....

Was this video included in that compilation?

Russian merging.

Wow. Was not expecting that.

The crappy music?

I'm not even sure what the point of that video was.


The gun at the end.
 
2012-12-30 09:28:28 AM  

fredbox: If you down a whole bottle of vodak that's down to -40 degrees bad things happen though.


Fahrenheit or Celsius?
 
2012-12-30 09:46:03 AM  

RandomRandom: drjekel_mrhyde: Better check if it's legal in your state to have a dashcam

In what states would it not be legal to have a dash cam? No one has an expectation of privacy when driving down the road.

It's true that some states have laws regarding audio recordings that are not revealed to all who are recorded. It's also true that a lot of these dash cams record both audio and video. Turning off the audio recording would make these completely legal in all states. Even so, the courts have regularly overturned the recording laws when the recording happened in public, in a place with no expectation of privacy. Generally, these charges are only brought when cops are recorded and the prosecution usually drops the charges before it ever gets to the courts.

The only real risk would be recording a cop who had pulled you over in a state with 2-party audio recording laws. The interesting bit is that most cops have absolutely no expectation of privacy, as they're already recording themselves. If the cops are busting you for recording them, it can only be because they've done something very wrong, something for which you'll be far better off having your own recording of.


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I've been screwed several times by lying cops, and an audio or video recording would have really made my court appearances interesting. I've thought about installing a dash cam on my car, but the fact remains that the police will smash it, or pull the memory, when they see it. I would need to come up with a fool proof method of hiding the thing since I don't want to spend the money on a dash cam only to Officer Shiat-bag perform a cam-Maglight "tune-up" on my expensive camera.
 
2012-12-30 09:50:18 AM  
The idea of this happening scares the shiat out of me every time I drive down the NJ Turnpike near Newark Airport. The planes come down so low over the roadway, you'd swear the landing gearing was going to take you out.
 
2012-12-30 10:12:48 AM  

abhorrent1: BeSerious: LiveLeak has the highest concentration of internet idiots I have ever seen.

Horrible people looking at horrible things.

I'll pass.

All you see is the tip of a wing for a split second then some debris flying around. It's a horrible thing that happened but visually there's not much to see.


Thanks.
 
2012-12-30 10:30:02 AM  

jaytkay: If only those drivers had been armed they could have protected themselves from that crash.


If only they had been disarmed, the plane crash would have never happened.
 
2012-12-30 11:03:41 AM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Pribar: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: skinink: Looks like the pilot picked the wrong week to quit drinking vodka.

Where, Moscow? Winnipeg is worse and they don't have to drink all day.

There are colder places in Russia than anything over here, but I doubt you'd go on a business trip there unless you're a door to door caribou salesman....


I know I've been Farkenized when I read that as "Whar Moscow? Whar?"?
Hey, if this Airline is a Russian Airline why do they have their Corp. Logo in English on their jets?
 
2012-12-30 12:29:54 PM  

tonguedepressor: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Pribar: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: skinink: Looks like the pilot picked the wrong week to quit drinking vodka.

Where, Moscow? Winnipeg is worse and they don't have to drink all day.

There are colder places in Russia than anything over here, but I doubt you'd go on a business trip there unless you're a door to door caribou salesman....

I know I've been Farkenized when I read that as "Whar Moscow? Whar?"?
Hey, if this Airline is a Russian Airline why do they have their Corp. Logo in English on their jets?


English is the international language of love.
 
2012-12-30 12:36:32 PM  

exvaxman: I would suggest everyone get a dash cam. I have one that showed that I entered an intersection well after the light turned green and was slammed into by a bicyclist. He ended up being airlifted to the hospital and has tried suing several times with different lawyers. The dashcam card that the police entered as evidence stops the suits as soon as the lawyer finds out.


I'd recommend a helmet cam for cyclists, also.

Guy I know bikes to work, has been clipped three times in five years, and, after the first time, got a helmet cam.

The last driver who hit him broke his leg, but is paying the downpayment on his new house.
 
2012-12-30 01:22:04 PM  

abhorrent1: A passenger jet crashed into a highway after making a hard landing at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport.

Um. Looked to me like they missed they airport entirely.


Oh they were landing? I thought they were taking off. Vodka? Thrust reversers? Speed breaks?
 
2012-12-30 01:32:15 PM  

Fissile: I've been screwed several times by lying cops, and an audio or video recording would have really made my court appearances interesting. I've thought about installing a dash cam on my car, but the fact remains that the police will smash it, or pull the memory, when they see it. I would need to come up with a fool proof method of hiding the thing since I don't want to spend the money on a dash cam only to Officer Shiat-bag perform a cam-Maglight "tune-up" on my expensive camera.


Some dash cams that are built into a replacement rear view mirror. There are also some weatherproof ones that mount to a license plate. Either one would be unlikely to be seen by cops pulling you over. (a lot of the rear view mirror ones are backup cameras, you don't want those.) If the cop did see it, you could always claim it was a backup cam.

You can also get some that are just small bullet or pinhole cameras. They could be placed anywhere, the headrest, the headliner. Cams with all the bells and whistles can be expensive, but some fully functional models are very cheap - less than $25. At that price, you could afford to lose a few to a cop's maglite.

I'd recommend you get a standard $25 version and another smaller, bullet camera. If the cops find and break the obvious one, you'll have it all recorded on the second cam, and maybe get their job in the bargain. Busting a citizen's camera isn't a job stopper, lying about it can be. Perjury is a hell of a thing for a cop to carry around, often it's a career ender.
 
2012-12-30 01:46:27 PM  

Fissile: I've been screwed several times by lying cops, and an audio or video recording would have really made my court appearances interesting. I've thought about installing a dash cam on my car, but the fact remains that the police will smash it, or pull the memory, when they see it. I would need to come up with a fool proof method of hiding the thing since I don't want to spend the money on a dash cam only to Officer Shiat-bag perform a cam-Maglight "tune-up" on my expensive camera.


Those dash-cams SHOULD be legal everywhere in the USA, IMHO. If the police are doing their job correctly & honestly, they have nothing to fear...

/ "land of the free", my arse...
 
2012-12-30 01:50:09 PM  

95629: Why do russian cars have dashcams?

/curious


Yeah, I was curious about that myself when I saw the number of dash cam videos coming out of Russia, so I researched it a little. Based on what I found it seems that the following are rampant in Russia:
* Insurance scams, like the one linked to where the driver backed into the other car and was likely going to claim the other driver rear-ended him. Pedestrian "fall-downs" are also common.
* Hit-and-run
* It's not uncommon if you get in an accident for the other driver to get out of the car and beat the snot out of you, especially if he's accompanied by a couple of buddies
* People with money and influence "fixing" the official record of the accident so it's your fault
* Police scams where they take a bribe and give you the ticket anyway
* Insurance companies denying claims out-of-hand

The only defense against these shenanigans is video evidence.

I'd like to visit Russia someday soon. Lots of lovely architecture, history, artwork, and museums, all of which I know I will love. I will NOT be renting a car.
 
2012-12-30 01:51:15 PM  

RandomRandom: Fissile: I've been screwed several times by lying cops, and an audio or video recording would have really made my court appearances interesting. I've thought about installing a dash cam on my car, but the fact remains that the police will smash it, or pull the memory, when they see it. I would need to come up with a fool proof method of hiding the thing since I don't want to spend the money on a dash cam only to Officer Shiat-bag perform a cam-Maglight "tune-up" on my expensive camera.

Some dash cams that are built into a replacement rear view mirror. There are also some weatherproof ones that mount to a license plate. Either one would be unlikely to be seen by cops pulling you over. (a lot of the rear view mirror ones are backup cameras, you don't want those.) If the cop did see it, you could always claim it was a backup cam.

You can also get some that are just small bullet or pinhole cameras. They could be placed anywhere, the headrest, the headliner. Cams with all the bells and whistles can be expensive, but some fully functional models are very cheap - less than $25. At that price, you could afford to lose a few to a cop's maglite.

I'd recommend you get a standard $25 version and another smaller, bullet camera. If the cops find and break the obvious one, you'll have it all recorded on the second cam, and maybe get their job in the bargain. Busting a citizen's camera isn't a job stopper, lying about it can be. Perjury is a hell of a thing for a cop to carry around, often it's a career ender.


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I like the cut of your jib.
 
2012-12-30 01:55:05 PM  

geekbikerskum: 95629: Why do russian cars have dashcams?

/curious

Yeah, I was curious about that myself when I saw the number of dash cam videos coming out of Russia, so I researched it a little. Based on what I found it seems that the following are rampant in Russia:
* Insurance scams, like the one linked to where the driver backed into the other car and was likely going to claim the other driver rear-ended him. Pedestrian "fall-downs" are also common.
* Hit-and-run
* It's not uncommon if you get in an accident for the other driver to get out of the car and beat the snot out of you, especially if he's accompanied by a couple of buddies
* People with money and influence "fixing" the official record of the accident so it's your fault
* Police scams where they take a bribe and give you the ticket anyway
* Insurance companies denying claims out-of-hand

The only defense against these shenanigans is video evidence.

I'd like to visit Russia someday soon. Lots of lovely architecture, history, artwork, and museums, all of which I know I will love. I will NOT be renting a car.


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So you're saying that Russia is just like the United States?
 
2012-12-30 03:04:31 PM  

Roook: Did anyone else see that tire from the landing gear smack into the side of that car and almost knock it over?  Wow.  It was like a Michael Bay movie


Awesome.
 
2012-12-30 03:24:41 PM  

flexflint: Video of wounded people being taken to the highway: link (warning: slightly graphic).

Pictures of the aftermath of the crash show the front of the airplane completely torn off. I'm surprised there's not more people dead, especially since they didn't have a lot of time to brace.


It helps that the plane was basically empty, flying only with the crew onboard. source
 
2012-12-30 03:45:32 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7509349/81572030#c81572030" target="_blank">abhorrent1</a>:</b> <i>A passenger jet crashed into a highway after making a hard landing at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport.

Um. Looked to me like they missed they airport entirely.</i>

The approach was normal according to reports, but the reverse thrusters and brakes supposedly failed and they couldn't stop by the time they got to the end of the runway.
 
2012-12-30 04:05:38 PM  

Badafuco: I remember thinking, 'Hey did I leave the iron on?' Then I remember thinking, 'maybe I should get a puppy.'
No, I was thinking...Aaaahhhh!!!


The big broken one is the plane.
 
2012-12-30 04:17:10 PM  

abhorrent1: A passenger jet crashed into a highway after making a hard landing at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport.

Um. Looked to me like they missed the airport, altogether.


Obligatory fix.
 
2012-12-30 06:38:29 PM  

jaytkay: If only those drivers had been armed they could have protected themselves from that crash.


Really?
 
2012-12-30 06:44:48 PM  

jaytkay: 95629: Why do russian cars have dashcams?

Because freedom!

/ Russia is an Ayn Rand paradise!!


A poorly written attempt to troll by some who has never read Ayn Rand.
 
2012-12-30 07:11:03 PM  

Fissile: So you're saying that Russia is just like the United States?


Only more so. With hotter women.
 
2012-12-30 07:31:29 PM  

Oznog: RandomRandom: logieal: I bought a GoPro last month and have been using it as a dash cam. Haven't caught much worth while, though.

Dedicated dash cams are a lot cheaper than a Go Pro. Many high quality dash cams cost less than $50.

The GoPro is great for what it does, but it has an entirely different feature set than the dash cams. The good dash cams record a continuous loop of video files, they have a button to push if you want to save (write protect) a specific recording, like when an accident happens. The better ones are continuously plugged into a cig lighter and turn off when the car is turned off. Some even save recordings when the sense a high g load. A few have dual cameras, one for front, another for back, both recorded simultaneously.

Lots of reviews on Youtube for any who are interested.

Hmm looks like some are 30fps HD recorders for under $25!!

I don't think I can turn down that sort of deal. But I'd check the reviews first.


I love how they are trying to copy the Canon logo
 
2012-12-30 07:39:51 PM  

PunGent: exvaxman: I would suggest everyone get a dash cam. I have one that showed that I entered an intersection well after the light turned green and was slammed into by a bicyclist. He ended up being airlifted to the hospital and has tried suing several times with different lawyers. The dashcam card that the police entered as evidence stops the suits as soon as the lawyer finds out.

I'd recommend a helmet cam for cyclists, also.

Guy I know bikes to work, has been clipped three times in five years, and, after the first time, got a helmet cam.

The last driver who hit him broke his leg, but is paying the downpayment on his new house.


Wouldn't it be nicer if he was paying the medical bills instead?
 
2012-12-30 08:10:54 PM  

PunGent: he last driver who hit him broke his leg, but is paying the downpayment on his new house.


Does he ride a bike for his health?
 
2012-12-30 08:17:59 PM  

jigger: Fissile: So you're saying that Russia is just like the United States?

Only more so. With hotter women.


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It's been my observation that Russian women look 20 until they are 35, than they look 60.
 
2012-12-30 10:57:46 PM  

RoyBatty: abhorrent1: A passenger jet crashed into a highway after making a hard landing at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport.

Um. Looked to me like they missed the airport, altogether.

Obligatory fix.


How is that a fix? It totally changes the meaning of the sentence. Do you even know what an airport entirely is?

*looks around*
 
2012-12-31 12:35:10 AM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Pribar: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Pribar: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: skinink: Looks like the pilot picked the wrong week to quit drinking vodka.

Trust me, if he's Russian he never quit drinking vodka.

The crash probably happened because he did quit, or at least slowed enough for his blood to ice up,

/thought I had experienced cold till I went there on a business trip a few years ago, they drink vodka to keep from freezing in place.

Where, Moscow? Winnipeg is worse and they don't have to drink all day.

There are colder places in Russia than anything over here, but I doubt you'd go on a business trip there unless you're a door to door caribou salesman....

I will take your word about Winnipeg, all I know is that the shipping company I used to work for sent me to Murmansk to help set up a liaison office there, it was one of the most miserable trips I have ever taken, farking freezing, lousy hotel, worse food, and to top it all off the Navy contract we were working on got canceled after I had done most of the work. so my memory may be a bit biased

I just checked... shockingly Winnipeg is colder than Murmansk in winter. Worse record lows and worse average lows.

But they have much better food and hotels.


I've never been to Murmansk, but I've been to Tromsø/Norway in the winter, which is about the same latitude, and I've spent an entire winter in Alaska's interior. While it's only my personal experience, Alaska is far beyond anything I've experienced in northern Norway. I'm guessing, there are some places in Siberia that are just as hardcore, but I haven't had that pleasure. Yet.
 
2012-12-31 12:37:13 AM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: fredbox: If you down a whole bottle of vodak that's down to -40 degrees bad things happen though.

Fahrenheit or Celsius?


You see what I did there.
 
2012-12-31 10:14:32 AM  

Mentalpatient87: PunGent: he last driver who hit him broke his leg, but is paying the downpayment on his new house.

Does he ride a bike for his health?


Would anyone?
 
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