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Comment: Re:From the No Duh Dept. (Score 1) 801

by hwyengr (#31677302) Attached to: How To Build Roads To Control How Fast You Drive
Highways in the US are banked as well, it's called superelevation. Depending on what state you're in, due to winter weather, the rate varies from 6% to 10% max cross slope.

The biggest difference between the US Interstates and the rest of the world is that the US system is a network of tangents and curves. Nearly everyone else (even railroads in the US) uses clothoid spiral curves to transition between the tangents and curves. The spiral gradually changes direction which allows for a more fluid movement, and a faster allowable speed.

Comment: The parties in control in Congress since WWII (Score 1) 939

by hwyengr (#25032221) Attached to: Scott Adams's Political Survey of Economists

78th Congress (1943-1945): House: D Senate: D Prez: FDR
79th Congress: House:D Senate:D Prez:Truman
80th Congress: House:R Senate:R Prez:Truman
81st Congress: House:D Senate:D Prez:Truman
82nd Congress: House:D Senate:Tie Prez:Truman
83rd Congress: House:R Senate:R Prez:Eisenhower
84th Congress: House:D Senate:D Prez:Eisenhower
85th Congress: House:D Senate:D Prez:Eisenhower
86th Congress: House:D Senate:D Prez:Eisenhower
87th Congress: House:D Senate:D Prez:Kennedy
88th Congress: House:D Senate:D Prez:Kennedy/Johnson
89th Congress: House:D Senate:D Prez:Johnson
90th Congress: House:D Senate:D Prez:Johnson
91st Congress: House:D Senate:D Prez:Nixon
92nd Congress: House:D Senate:D Prez:Nixon
93rd Congress: House:D Senate:D Prez:Nixon/Ford
94th Congress: House:D Senate:D Prez:Ford
95th Congress: House:D Senate:D Prez:Carter
96th Congress: House:D Senate:D Prez:Carter
97th Congress (1981-1983): House:D Senate:R Prez:Reagan
98th Congress: House:D Senate:R Prez:Reagan
99th Congress: House:D Senate:R Prez:Reagan
100th Congress: House:D Senate:D Prez:Reagan
101st Congress: House:D Senate:D Prez:Bush
102nd Congress: House:D Senate:D Prez:Bush
103rd Congress: House:D Senate:D Prez:Clinton
104th Congress: House:R Senate:R Prez:Clinton
105th Congress: House:R Senate:R Prez:Clinton
106th Congress: House:R Senate:R Prez:Clinton
107th Congress: House:R Senate:R/D Prez:Bush
108th Congress: House:R Senate:R Prez:Bush
109th Congress: House:R Senate:R Prez:Bush
110th Congress: House:D Senate:D Prez:Bush

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