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Speed cameras are the vain of some peoples life and yet they are designed to reduce drivers speeding on public roads.
So why not have the world first GASTO custard camera, where you pass a camera too fast instead of a flash you will get nailed with a custard pie. The faster you are going the bigger
the custard pie. If will be a funny outlook on speeding where all drivers could see who had been speeding as their cars would be covered in custard.
||sp: cameras, custard, GATSO, bane, drivers'.
Speed cameras are not "designed to reduce drivers speeding on public roads", they're designed to raise money.
||.... windscreen wiper tongues?
||[admin: renamed idea from 'Custerd
GASTO' to 'Custard GATSO'.] I'll leave any
spelling errors in the body of the idea for
the author to correct.
||author refuses to correct spelling mishaps due to his dyslexia...
||Author also refuses to use a spellchecker?
||Hey, I only just read this title.
||Thought it was someone having a go at my pseudonym.
||Turns out it's just a crap idea instead.
||[quote]My dad is colour blind, but he
wouldn't keep describing grass as red
once someone had pointed out that it is
||Your analogy is not sound Boysparks;
most colour blind people afaik see
green and red as the same colour, so
your Dad would more properly call
grass 'grey', which is how he sees it.
Even if someone points out it's green
(or red for that matter) he is still quite
right to call it grey, and I think this
means that your analogy with someone
who is dyslexic proves exactly the
opposite point; someone who sees a
colour or a word a certain way is
perfectly entitled to call or spell that
colour or word what or how they see it.
||//someone who sees a colour or a word
a certain way is perfectly entitled to call
or spell that colour or word what or how
they see it.//
||Actually, that's not the case. Of course,
legally, you can spell anything any way
you like (like "chicken" - the main artery
that carries blood from the heart). But
spelling is not a matter of opinion.
It is a convention to which people
adhere for their mutual convenience,
just as computers adhere to often
arbitrary standards to enable them to
||If you mizpell things, it jest diztracts
the raider, and maks it harder two get
you're idea acres. This is not to pick on
simply to point out that it is perverse to
leave errors in place if there is an easy
way to rectify them.