Monthly Archives: January 2007

This Week in Traffic: 31 January 2007

Tennessee Fatality Rate Dropping The reduction is credited to greater enforcement, new seat belt laws, and stricter drunk driving standards (0.08% BAC). Or it could be a statistical anomaly. Crash statisics are difficult to get ahold of and identify causal … Continue reading

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Amateur Day

The state legislators A few of the State Legislators of Georgia apparently had nasty things to say about the Atlanta Police department after last Thursday’s traffic snafu in downtown. Rep. Edward Lindsey (R-Atlanta) said. “Yesterday, you let down the citizens … Continue reading

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Atlanta Traffic

Last Thursday there was a snafu here in Atlanta that I fortunately was not caught in (link, reg. required). Donald Trump coming to town caused serious traffic congestion throughout the entire Atlanta Region. It illustrates how delicate the traffic situation … Continue reading

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Last Week in Traffic: 25 January 2007

I forgot to post this before heading for vacation… Traffic Death Risk Carnegie Mellon announces a new traffic statistics website, concentrating on risk. Ontario Police Chief eats Boring Pill Apparently traffic safety is no laughing matter. Society and Traffic Jams … Continue reading

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Great Quote

Today’s AWAD contained this quote. Imagine a world in which generations of human beings come to believe that certain films were made by God or that specific software was coded by him. Imagine a future in which millions of our … Continue reading

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Don't You Hate it When…

…you purchase a book you’ve already read? I bought Singularity Sky by Charles Stross with Christmas gift-card money. I brought it home and set it aside for when I was done with the other books I was reading. A few … Continue reading

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Bin Laden for President?

Grandad has the scoop. Osama Bin Laden has thrown in his hat for the Presidency in 2008.

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Army Strong

Has anyone seen the new U.S. Army commercials with the slogan, “Army Strong”? Did anyone besides myself think, “Army Strong. Army SMASH!”

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The Dresden Files

I’m a big fan of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series of books. I had the privilege of seeing Mr. Butcher at this year’s Dragon*Con. Now, the Sci-Fi channel has turned the series into a television serial, with mixed-positive, results, in … Continue reading

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New Paper Format

I read a few academic papers now and then. For one, I edit my wife’s papers before they head out the door. For another, I get research papers that deal with transportation issues. This article illustrates a new way to … Continue reading

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