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2021-11-25 11:29:27 AM  
According to Microsoft Translator: 约翰尼出租车
 
2021-11-25 11:33:15 AM  
Will they offer nonstop rocket service to North Korea?
 
2021-11-25 11:54:30 AM  
there are more taxis in beijing than regular cars. i'm sure the drivers will love being replaced.
 
2021-11-25 12:04:37 PM  
Ni Hao Tai tai
 
2021-11-25 12:27:13 PM  
This should be a good experiment... which algorithm do the cars follow?

- Official China, where lanes are clearly marked, pedestrians have clear signals and right-of-way at intersection crosswalks, etc.

- Real China, where the traffic cops posted at such intersections actually chase off pedestrians who are in the way of cars running through intersections or making turns against their signals.
 
2021-11-25 12:38:46 PM  
Not that I'd be able to afford it. I've got 5 kids to feed.
 
2021-11-25 3:11:56 PM  
Rick Shaw?
 
2021-11-25 5:27:30 PM  
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2021-11-25 8:36:23 PM  

BretMavrik: This should be a good experiment... which algorithm do the cars follow?

- Official China, where lanes are clearly marked, pedestrians have clear signals and right-of-way at intersection crosswalks, etc.

- Real China, where the traffic cops posted at such intersections actually chase off pedestrians who are in the way of cars running through intersections or making turns against their signals.


I had to laugh at the presidian tunnels at intersections there. "Well, we could require stricter driving rules and actually enforce them too stop people from blowing red lights and plowing into pedestrians OR we can say 'to Hell with it' and just build tunnels to keep pedestrians of the road entirely."
"That second thing! Let's do that!"
 
2021-11-25 8:38:36 PM  

brigid_fitch: BretMavrik: This should be a good experiment... which algorithm do the cars follow?

- Official China, where lanes are clearly marked, pedestrians have clear signals and right-of-way at intersection crosswalks, etc.

- Real China, where the traffic cops posted at such intersections actually chase off pedestrians who are in the way of cars running through intersections or making turns against their signals.

I had to laugh at the PEDESTRIAN tunnels at intersections there. "Well, we could require stricter driving rules and actually enforce them to stop people from blowing red lights and plowing into pedestrians OR we can say 'to Hell with it' and just build tunnels to keep pedestrians OFF the road entirely."
"That second thing! Let's do that!"


I know that's a preview button. Maybe one of these days I'll actually use it. 🙄
 
2021-11-26 8:59:14 AM  
I parsed that as "Mandalorian" and thought Bob Picardo was going to guest star as a taxi droid.

Damn, now I want that.
 
2021-11-26 1:35:49 PM  

some_beer_drinker: there are more taxis in beijing than regular cars. i'm sure the drivers will love being replaced.


If they known what's good for them.
 
2021-11-26 2:13:23 PM  
I don't know, but the Russian phrase is: Potemkinskie derevni
 
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