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Two men died after a Tesla vehicle, which was believed to be operating without anyone in the driver’s seat, crashed into a tree north of Houston, authorities said.

“There was no one in the driver’s seat,” Sgt Cinthya Umanzor of the Harris County Constable Precinct 4 said of the crash on Saturday night.
I saw this earlier, I don't know much about Teslas, are they supposed to be able to be used driverless or is that still experimental?
 
I saw this earlier, I don't know much about Teslas, are they supposed to be able to be used driverless or is that still experimental?
To be honest I don't have a clue.

All I do know (being an old git) is that I would never trust any 'driverless' or 'intelligent' car ever!

I can barely trust my own driving!
 
To be honest I don't have a clue.

All I do know (being an old git) is that I would never trust any 'driverless' or 'intelligent' car ever!

I can barely trust my own driving!
Agreed, but you could in theory use it to drive you home from the pub after 15 pints of Wobble Bottom.
 
Agreed, but you could in theory use it to drive you home from the pub after 15 pints of Wobble Bottom.
That’s the job of Mrs Sexton Blake.

God bless her.
 

theoriginalphantom

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I saw this earlier, I don't know much about Teslas, are they supposed to be able to be used driverless or is that still experimental?


Tesla Autopilot is a suite of advanced driver-assistance system features offered by Tesla that has lane centering, traffic-aware cruise control, self-parking, automatic lane changes, semi-autonomous navigation on limited access freeways, and the ability to summon the car from a garage or parking spot..

The 'fully autonomous' version that's due to be released soon still isn't going to be a 'johnny cab' from Total recall
 

Not quite, but by heck very nearly!

Concealed Carrier Grabs Crotch And Runs Out Of Store After Negligently Shooting Himself In The Bread Aisle​

Shooting himself in the Bread Aisle... can't say that I've heard it called that before...
 
Was about to post that, well spotted!
True Karma, what nasty people - wonder what they would think of having their heads put on the wall.
Must admit I genuinely forgot that this is the NAAFI bar so may I just add:

I am 100% delighted the wretched cnut is dead.

The wretched cnut.
 

AlienFTM

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Shooting himself in the Bread Aisle... can't say that I've heard it called that before...
Little Johnny has been to the shop to get a loaf for his mum. Loaf under arm, other hand in pocket.

Vicar sees him. "Ah John, I see you have the staff of life in your hand. What's in your other hand?"

"A loaf of bread, Vicar."
 

Can I suggest we follow this family closely, they are en route to the morgue. Any gender reveal will be seen in the sky!

Gender reveal party prompts fears of 'earthquakes' after US couple detonates 80 pounds of explosives​

Locals in two states reported the foundations of their homes cracking and walls rocking to police


Explosives used for a gender reveal party in New Hampshire were so loud that residents across state lines thought there was an earthquake.
Locals in the Rockingham County area reported the foundations of their homes cracking and walls rocking to police, who located the origin of the blast in a quarry, where a family admitted to holding the gathering.
The source was 80 pounds (36 kilograms) of Tannerite, an explosive used for firearms practice.
The family said they thought the quarry was the safest place to set off the blast and let their relatives know they were expecting a baby boy.
“It was earth-shaking,” a neighbor who lives near Torromeo Industries in Kingston, where the explosives were set off at 7pm EST on Tuesday, told NBC news.
Residents in a 20-mile radius and as far away as Massachusetts heard the explosion, with many calling 911.

"We heard this god-awful blast," said Sara Taglieri, who lives in a home that abuts the quarry. "It knocked pictures off our walls ... I'm all up for silliness and what not, but that was extreme.”
Mrs Taglieri's husband told NBC that the blast cracked the foundation of neighbors' homes.
According to police, no injuries were reported, but investigations into property damage are ongoing and charges could be forthcoming.
The incident is the latest in a series of mishaps caused by lavish gender reveal parties in the United States.
A fire that damaged more than 7,000 acres of land in California was found to have been caused by a smoke-generating pyrotechnic device, used to set off streams of blue or pink, in 2020.
In 2019, a 56-year-old woman was killed instantly after a piece of shrapnel from a homemade explosive hit her in the head. Some pieces of debris flew as far as 100 years away.
And in Arizona a party caused a week-long wildfire, devastating 45,000 acres of land, in 2017. The father of the child was handed a sentence of five years probation and fined.
 

Can I suggest we follow this family closely, they are en route to the morgue. Any gender reveal will be seen in the sky!

Gender reveal party prompts fears of 'earthquakes' after US couple detonates 80 pounds of explosives​

Locals in two states reported the foundations of their homes cracking and walls rocking to police


Explosives used for a gender reveal party in New Hampshire were so loud that residents across state lines thought there was an earthquake.
Locals in the Rockingham County area reported the foundations of their homes cracking and walls rocking to police, who located the origin of the blast in a quarry, where a family admitted to holding the gathering.
The source was 80 pounds (36 kilograms) of Tannerite, an explosive used for firearms practice.
The family said they thought the quarry was the safest place to set off the blast and let their relatives know they were expecting a baby boy.
“It was earth-shaking,” a neighbor who lives near Torromeo Industries in Kingston, where the explosives were set off at 7pm EST on Tuesday, told NBC news.
Residents in a 20-mile radius and as far away as Massachusetts heard the explosion, with many calling 911.

"We heard this god-awful blast," said Sara Taglieri, who lives in a home that abuts the quarry. "It knocked pictures off our walls ... I'm all up for silliness and what not, but that was extreme.”
Mrs Taglieri's husband told NBC that the blast cracked the foundation of neighbors' homes.
According to police, no injuries were reported, but investigations into property damage are ongoing and charges could be forthcoming.
The incident is the latest in a series of mishaps caused by lavish gender reveal parties in the United States.
A fire that damaged more than 7,000 acres of land in California was found to have been caused by a smoke-generating pyrotechnic device, used to set off streams of blue or pink, in 2020.
In 2019, a 56-year-old woman was killed instantly after a piece of shrapnel from a homemade explosive hit her in the head. Some pieces of debris flew as far as 100 years away.
And in Arizona a party caused a week-long wildfire, devastating 45,000 acres of land, in 2017. The father of the child was handed a sentence of five years probation and fined.
...whilst the chap in a mac parked up by the school gate ejaculated at the moment of detonation and thought it was the wańk of a lifetime...
 

Can I suggest we follow this family closely, they are en route to the morgue. Any gender reveal will be seen in the sky!

Gender reveal party prompts fears of 'earthquakes' after US couple detonates 80 pounds of explosives​

Locals in two states reported the foundations of their homes cracking and walls rocking to police


Explosives used for a gender reveal party in New Hampshire were so loud that residents across state lines thought there was an earthquake.
Locals in the Rockingham County area reported the foundations of their homes cracking and walls rocking to police, who located the origin of the blast in a quarry, where a family admitted to holding the gathering.
The source was 80 pounds (36 kilograms) of Tannerite, an explosive used for firearms practice.
The family said they thought the quarry was the safest place to set off the blast and let their relatives know they were expecting a baby boy.
“It was earth-shaking,” a neighbor who lives near Torromeo Industries in Kingston, where the explosives were set off at 7pm EST on Tuesday, told NBC news.
Residents in a 20-mile radius and as far away as Massachusetts heard the explosion, with many calling 911.

"We heard this god-awful blast," said Sara Taglieri, who lives in a home that abuts the quarry. "It knocked pictures off our walls ... I'm all up for silliness and what not, but that was extreme.”
Mrs Taglieri's husband told NBC that the blast cracked the foundation of neighbors' homes.
According to police, no injuries were reported, but investigations into property damage are ongoing and charges could be forthcoming.
The incident is the latest in a series of mishaps caused by lavish gender reveal parties in the United States.
A fire that damaged more than 7,000 acres of land in California was found to have been caused by a smoke-generating pyrotechnic device, used to set off streams of blue or pink, in 2020.
In 2019, a 56-year-old woman was killed instantly after a piece of shrapnel from a homemade explosive hit her in the head. Some pieces of debris flew as far as 100 years away.
And in Arizona a party caused a week-long wildfire, devastating 45,000 acres of land, in 2017. The father of the child was handed a sentence of five years probation and fined.

Time travel as well?
 

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