NeXT was paid to take over Apple.
Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!
NeXT was paid to take over Apple.
Might as well setup the access methods early. And with autogenerated methods, no reason not to.
Its marketing. Technology to cut wood [in a factory setting] got cleaner and more accurate over time. Lumbar lines could have gotten more accurate and closer to the actual advertised size, but at every opportunity to refine the standard, the actual size was reduced.
And "two inches less a sixteenth" in metric is easy. 74.6125 mm. Or if your example is really "how to say 1 minor tick less then the major ticks on this measuring device", "4 less 1" is 3.9.
Math nerds are just making everything too complicated. Yes, there may be some technical perfection which we can strive for, in version 3.0 Version 1 is just totally fucked, it is both unsuccessful at being perfect, both technically and politically, and is just too fucking hard. Make 2.0 work, and work everywhere. When faced with a technical question, see what SSH does.
http://ask.slashdot.org/story/11/08/06/1841210/Ask-Slashdot-Does-SSL-Validation-Matter#We can solve 90% of the problem basically overnight, and put those bloodsucking extortionists out of business. Do what SSH does.
Traffic volumes have increased. I think that goes without saying. Maybe down in the past couple of years with gas prices and slightly better transit, but the 2000s are higher then the '80s.
It is always backed up at rush hour now, and it was before, too. But so is North St getting onto the bridge, and the Joe Howe interchange getting to the other bridge or the Bedford highway, and the 102/Joe Howe lights getting onto the 102. Fortunately, as much as we like to bitch, rush hour doesn't even last an hour. Try getting off Manhattan, at 4:30....
Meh, anyway. The guys with the iron rings hire high school students to count cars. All the statistics say that roundabouts are better in general, and specifically in Armdale too.
Indecently, they are adding/converting to roundabouts a lot in NS. The new interchange on the 102 for Bedford west has no less than 3 roundabouts within 500m. I don't know what has happened with the rotary at Picto, the one at the causway hasn't changed, but given its grade changes, it has had special rules and been barely recognizable as a circle for ever.
When a "rotary" the main circle had two concentric lanes. And traffic entering the circle had the right of way. Traffic in the circle having the right of way is so mindbogglingly stupid it isn't worth further discussion. Anyway: concentric lanes means that to use the inside lane, you need to cross traffic twice: once to get in, and once to leave. When at all busy, the outside lane cars really have no chance at all to see signals, so changing to the outside lane, and especially crossing lanes to leave was borderline impossible.
With a "roundabout", the lanes are nested spirals. And you choose your exit when you enter, the lanes are clearly marked with overhead signs. You only cross traffic once, entering. Which means usually from a stopped position (unless there is no traffic, and then it doesn't matter). So the one question of dangerous movement you make when stopped. Leaving the circle happens automatically, as the spiral lanes leave the circle.
The rotary did have lights, but these were necessary given that design. The lightless roundabout is slightly more efferent then the signaled rotary it replaced. All the engineers and city planners were on the record that lights could return, if necessary.
Oh, did I forget to mention that the rotary was not fully operational all the time? I did.... During rush hours some of the entrance/exit options were blocked off by a commissionaire. Unless you were a taxi or a bus, you couldn't exit onto Quinpool during the afternoon rush.
As is, better than before. Safer, easier, more functional. Without the cost of lights and commissionaires (which, I grant, are pretty minimal).