Out of the Blue

What It Looks Like To Leave Our Solar System At The Speed Of Light (thanks Derek) I love stuff like this so much I can watch without skipping ahead too much. It's so cool being able to visualize the unimaginable, though the title is deceptive (it actually ends a little past Jupiter). Anyway, pretty enlightening right off the bat, as I certainly never pictured Mercury being as far from the Sun as it actually is, as the vastness of space is even vaster than I'd pictured.

Vast Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: G-Switch 2.
The Village - Revisited.
3 Little Heroes.
Stories: Why drivers in China intentionally kill the pedestrians they hit. Thanks JDreyer.
Michigan Newspaper Claims the Large Hadron Collider Is Being Used as a "Stargate."
Science: Researchers Use DNA to Program Cells to Make Tissues in a lab.
Media: Seal gets a Tummy Rub.
Demented dog.
Surviving a Black Mamba bite. WTF?
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Jerykk wrote on Sep 5, 2015, 21:02:
Julio wrote on Sep 5, 2015, 13:50:
The concept behind hit to kill isn't that different in the Western world. Those with money never facing real punishment is a common theme everywhere.

Except the people committing these crimes aren't all rich. I doubt most of the perps would have enough money to bribe the prosecutors. It may be a matter of practicality. Declaring something an accident is a lot cleaner and cheaper than declaring it a homicide.

It sounds like most of them are rich. Two of the cases mention BMWs (one of which was an unlicensed driver). One was the "enormous dirt covered truck" -- could be a case of fighting a company, or the government. The one the crowd beat to death was a wealthy driver. 3 cases don't mention the legal outcome. And on the flip side you have one execution and one 15 year prison sentence.

Also, I think the idea of homicide being more work than an accident gives too much credit to the integrity of due process in China.
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