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2021-01-25 11:09:43 PM  
Guys, those tantric driving school videos were supposed a joke.
 
2021-01-25 11:10:00 PM  
Impatient in looking for a Farmers Market.
 
2021-01-25 11:12:49 PM  
southeast Portland

Meth.
 
2021-01-25 11:15:56 PM  
https://twitter.com/arunindy/status/1​3​53834801594134528

Possibly a deliberate attack than just a hit and run/drunk driving accident
 
2021-01-25 11:21:05 PM  
At least it wasn't a police car this time.
 
2021-01-25 11:22:17 PM  
Probably a self driving car.

Christ, after looking at autocorrect farking up everbody's communications for the last 30 years,

this is exactly what I expect self driving cars to look like. YMMV.
 
2021-01-25 11:25:43 PM  
That's cause they were trying to drive a farking box.

/those vehicles have the charisma of a wet Trump
 
2021-01-25 11:25:56 PM  
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2021-01-25 11:26:58 PM  
Courtesy of The Oregonian, this is the guy.

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2021-01-25 11:30:27 PM  
Left Portland many moons ago, never look back ack ack
 
2021-01-25 11:31:03 PM  
 Video of the suspect being arrested:

Driver arrested after string of pedestrian hit-and-runs in Portland
Youtube AT1e4SCyTZs
 
2021-01-25 11:31:22 PM  

patcarew: Probably a self driving car.


No. An Element, Honda's failed concept car last produced ten years ago. Barely even had navigation. Portland, so I'm guessing driver pulled a Dude Lebowski after dropping his joint ash on his crotch.
 
2021-01-25 11:36:15 PM  
Goddamn Californians. Go home!

/Guy was obviously just trying to get somewhere on time.
 
2021-01-25 11:36:59 PM  

evilsofa: Video of the suspect being arrested:

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Wow bro. That was like, OMG bro. I totally watched that bro.
 
2021-01-25 11:41:13 PM  

Alebak: https://twitter.com/arunindy/status/1​3​53834801594134528

Possibly a deliberate attack than just a hit and run/drunk driving accident


Not any doubt. The victims were many blocks apart. The first victim (I think) was a woman in her 70s. He hit her once then backed up to hit her again. Going to be interesing to find out what his deal is.
 
2021-01-25 11:43:11 PM  

Lifeless: southeast Portland

Meth.


Laurelhurst actually, then through belmont before the finale near central catholic hs.
 
2021-01-25 11:54:49 PM  
Tweaker.

I had a conversation with someone on TFD concerning tweakers and he said,
"I never know what he'll do next..."

I told him "He doesn't know what he'll do next!"
 
2021-01-25 11:55:21 PM  

MBooda: patcarew: Probably a self driving car.

No. An Element, Honda's failed concept car last produced ten years ago. Barely even had navigation. Portland, so I'm guessing driver pulled a Dude Lebowski after dropping his joint ash on his crotch.


I love my big clangy Element. 15 years old and it hasn't given me any trouble.
 
2021-01-25 11:58:14 PM  
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2021-01-25 11:58:50 PM  

Left Leg: Lifeless: southeast Portland

Meth.

Laurelhurst actually,


Heroin.

then through belmont

Back to meth.

before the finale near central catholic hs.

Communion wafers.
 
2021-01-26 12:04:24 AM  

Left Leg: Lifeless: southeast Portland

Meth.

Laurelhurst actually, then through belmont before the finale near central catholic hs.


all of which force me to do detours and I had a chopper hovering ahead all day.
 
2021-01-26 12:43:41 AM  

derpes_simplex: Courtesy of The Oregonian, this is the guy.

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Hw was great with Gregory Hines!
 
2021-01-26 1:06:47 AM  

abhorrent1: evilsofa: Video of the suspect being arrested:

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Wow bro. That was like, OMG bro. I totally watched that bro.


Pacific Islanders are everyplace where hinky sh*t happens, bro.
 
2021-01-26 1:21:06 AM  
Seattle sends its regards.

Ballard Driving Academy - Almost Live
Youtube KBgIvH0tu6Y
 
2021-01-26 1:36:29 AM  

abhorrent1: evilsofa: Video of the suspect being arrested:

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Wow bro. That was like, OMG bro. I totally watched that bro.


Protip: mute video before sending to media.
 
2021-01-26 1:37:52 AM  

Gangster of Boats: At least it wasn't a police car this time.


Presumably that was the 101 class.
 
2021-01-26 2:36:09 AM  
"And video," Carmon said. "Video is huge."

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2021-01-26 2:53:33 AM  
That poor El Camino
 
2021-01-26 6:18:22 AM  
I thought it was funny that one of the guys that helped keep him corralled till the cops got there, was also telling the cops to "fark him up". Didnt they just have a bunch of protests against that thing?

/even after being dog piled by the cops he wasn't handcuffed till they tased him.
 
2021-01-26 6:53:20 AM  

patcarew: Probably a self driving car.

Christ, after looking at autocorrect farking up everbody's communications for the last 30 years,

this is exactly what I expect self driving cars to look like. YMMV.


Actually, that's not a very accurate comparison.  Autocorrect in any form violates one of the core precepts of software design:  never attempt to make a decision for the user, or to guess what the user wants.  Any time you generate input instead of letting the user provide it, you're making decisions for them, and you're so likely to be wrong often enough to notice that it's always bad design.  Or, at least, worse than just asking for input.

That said, Autocorrect straddles the fence on that one by at least permitting user confirmation.  It's just the interface for doing so is poor enough that we're all just typing away, ignoring or missing the nonsense confirmations and what we think we're typing doesn't show up on the device.  Or being annoyed at constantly having to correct the autocorrect if you do notice.  YMMV there, at least.

Self-driving cars are a different problem.  Safe driving is pretty well-defined in terms of physical parameters.  Don't hit other cars, stay in your lane, follow GPS directions, etc.  They had cars that could travel highways within months of getting started.  The problem there is what we call "edge cases".  Rare but important deviations from the norm.  Like the white shoulder stripe that's worn away at the curve of someone's rural road or driveway, but present everywhere else, or a cyclist riding against traffic instead of with it.

It may be that self-driving cars are impossible in the end, since the sheer amount of vehicles, pedestrians, and roads guarantee that edge cases nation-wide are pretty numerous, even if your vehicle may not encounter one daily.  The other question is whether it can lower traffic accident fatality rates below what human drivers produce... and can we accept a higher-than-0% fatality rate from a machine even if it's lower than letting humans drive?
 
2021-01-26 7:30:30 AM  
And see that? Notice how they didn't shoot him 52 times.
 
2021-01-26 7:43:15 AM  
What would you say if I told you Oregon was #1 in the country for rates of mental illness?
 
2021-01-26 8:34:21 AM  

Fara Clark: Didnt they just have a bunch of protests against that thing?


It's all theatrics.
 
2021-01-26 8:37:12 AM  
I lived in Portland in the early 90's, with all of my driving experience having been gained in NY. What felt to me like a nice leisurely drive, apparently looked to locals like I was locked in vehicular combat with Lord Humungus. Back then, the only way you'd get an event like this would be a spilled bong knocking over somebody's Dead show parking lot hibachi-full of dumpster-dived veggies in their VW bus while they were driving to their dealer's house.
 
2021-01-26 8:56:44 AM  
It's the northwest where a black guy mowed down a bunch of Black Lives Matter protesters on the freeway with his car and the media just let it go.
 
2021-01-26 10:07:05 AM  

Gangster of Boats: At least it wasn't a police car this time.


THIS TIME.

15-to-life, per offense.  Anyone who does this should be an object lesson to everyone else contemplating it.  That includes the cops.


/Over-under on MAGAt affiliation?
 
2021-01-26 10:11:02 AM  

KidKorporate: What would you say if I told you Oregon was #1 in the country for rates of mental illness?


I'd say 49 other states want to fight Oregon for the title.
 
2021-01-26 1:09:36 PM  
Studying to be a Cop?
 
2021-01-26 3:08:26 PM  

Macthulhu: I lived in Portland in the early 90's, with all of my driving experience having been gained in NY. What felt to me like a nice leisurely drive, apparently looked to locals like I was locked in vehicular combat with Lord Humungus. Back then, the only way you'd get an event like this would be a spilled bong knocking over somebody's Dead show parking lot hibachi-full of dumpster-dived veggies in their VW bus while they were driving to their dealer's house.


my bro-in-law lived in Hillsboro and while making a right turn, he was t-boned by a bicycle. There were several other cyclists who all started screaming at him as the woman who hit him was brushing herself off. They were all providing her their contact info so she could press charges, sue him, whatever. 
He ended up taking her and her bike to a local bike shop and paid to have her bike fixed. Even though she hit him!!! His vehicle was scratched up but he knew that it was pointless to go after a cyclist in car hating Portland and surrounding areas
 
2021-01-26 3:09:15 PM  

Fara Clark: I thought it was funny that one of the guys that helped keep him corralled till the cops got there, was also telling the cops to "fark him up". Didnt they just have a bunch of protests against that thing?

/even after being dog piled by the cops he wasn't handcuffed till they tased him.


Yeah, I didn't think that was a good look either.
 
2021-01-26 5:21:53 PM  
Fara Clark: I thought it was funny that one of the guys that helped keep him corralled till the cops got there, was also telling the cops to "fark him up".

Probably one of the MAGAts hiding under Indy_kid's bed.
 
2021-01-27 12:47:18 AM  

Toxophil: Goddamn Californians. Go home!


Way to suck down the xenophobic hatorade there, buddy.  Couldn't have any thing to do with the fact Portland sucks so hard cities where you can buy a house for about the price of a used Lexus are a step up.
 
2021-01-27 12:50:38 AM  

Miss Stein: Seattle sends its regards.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/KBgIvH0t​u6Y]


Doesn't have anything on SeaTac and International Boulevard.  Went to Conifur Northwest with my girlfriend at the time and probably the scariest thing about that place was the HOV lane on the curb.  So you got traffic trying to do 80+ km/h with standstill traffic on one side and pedestrians and lampposts on the other.
 
2021-01-27 12:51:24 AM  

Fara Clark: Didnt they just have a bunch of protests against that thing?


Oregonians know a weapon when they see it.
 
2021-01-27 12:55:27 AM  

KidKorporate: What would you say if I told you Oregon was #1 in the country for rates of mental illness?


I like the idea of what Portland thinks it is, not the reality of what it really is.  And what it really is would be a muddy rail yard and shipyard where you can watch longshoreman unload trains and load ships with jobs headed for India.  And a playground for retired boomers and inherited wealth weilded by techbros.
 
2021-01-27 1:01:26 AM  

muphasta: Macthulhu: I lived in Portland in the early 90's, with all of my driving experience having been gained in NY. What felt to me like a nice leisurely drive, apparently looked to locals like I was locked in vehicular combat with Lord Humungus. Back then, the only way you'd get an event like this would be a spilled bong knocking over somebody's Dead show parking lot hibachi-full of dumpster-dived veggies in their VW bus while they were driving to their dealer's house.

my bro-in-law lived in Hillsboro and while making a right turn, he was t-boned by a bicycle. There were several other cyclists who all started screaming at him as the woman who hit him was brushing herself off. They were all providing her their contact info so she could press charges, sue him, whatever. 
He ended up taking her and her bike to a local bike shop and paid to have her bike fixed. Even though she hit him!!! His vehicle was scratched up but he knew that it was pointless to go after a cyclist in car hating Portland and surrounding areas


Right turning vehicles have to stop and wait for the bicycle lane to clear first.  Straight on bicycle traffic has the right of way.  ORS 811.050.  If the result is a collision with a bicyclist, then the motorist is guilty of vehicular assault.  ORS 811.060.

Based on what you're saying, your brother in law committed vehicular assault.
 
2021-01-27 3:35:22 AM  

Baloo Uriza: Miss Stein: Seattle sends its regards.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/KBgIvH0t​u6Y]

Doesn't have anything on SeaTac and International Boulevard.  Went to Conifur Northwest with my girlfriend at the time and probably the scariest thing about that place was the HOV lane on the curb.  So you got traffic trying to do 80+ km/h with standstill traffic on one side and pedestrians and lampposts on the other.


As a native, I admire your bravery.  If my destination is anywhere between the Ship Canal Bridge and SeaTac Airport, I take the bus/light rail*.  It's scary out there.

*That said, I've taken public transportation only three times since the pandemic began.  Like I said, it's scary out there.
 
2021-01-27 10:05:12 AM  

Miss Stein: As a native, I admire your bravery.  If my destination is anywhere between the Ship Canal Bridge and SeaTac Airport, I take the bus/light rail*.  It's scary out there.


We'd have flown but I'm a fursuiter and my girlfriend didn't pack light.  So we stuffed the Kia and went for it.  Flew once but that was a mistake, SEA and PDX both have TSA that'll try your stuff on and search whatever looks interesting not whatever has a hit for a prohibited item, pull you aside for enhanced screening if you have melanin, and that flight saves exactly zero time, but does cost almost as much as it does to fly PDX to DFW.  Since I'm not a smuggler, I'm indian, and fursuits are interesting, those are both terrible airports for me.  Plus there wasn't any HIO-SEA flights then, and I doubt there are now, and we weren't going to charter a plane.

I think what floors me about the International Boulevard carpool lane, even though I grew up learning to drive in Vancouver, where the right lane on every busy street is reserved for carpools, bicycles, taxis and buses only except for right turns at the immediate next driveway or street, is that Vancouver's HOV lanes move at about 40-50 km/h, not 80-100.

Miss Stein: *That said, I've taken public transportation only three times since the pandemic began.  Like I said, it's scary out there.


I swear Seattle actively discourages people from taking transit.  The system's so damn convoluted and the headways are incredibly long for PNW/western Canada major metropolis standards.  It shouldn't be that hard to comprehensively cover a metro area that's 160km long and 55 blocks wide...
 
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