When I'm paid to be.
When I'm paid to be.
Boston Traffic can at least get past 15 MPH most times of the day.
Come on over to the 60/15/10 junction strip and let's see what you think of 3 hours for 2 miles just to switch highways.
Where demand for skills doesn't outstrip supply?
An unsustainable situation. One or more of the following will occur:
* Consumers will learn to live without it.
* Sellers will increase because people will be attracted into doing it.
* The price will shift until demand and supply balance.
4 year college degree, and 5 years experience in a technology that has only existed for 14 months and cannot be taught in a classroom outside of business anyways.
And be under 20 years old, left handed and a Sagittarius with garde 3 piano and a brown belt in judo.
I saw an ad like that once - maybe it was a typo but you'd have had to be admitted to college two years early and finished in half the time AND been working overtime while doing it.
Yeah, imagine not being able to do anything for 8 hours. Crazy!
The meme you've posted is a sarcastic image of a desolate road. It mocks the people who say that congestion is good.
You can have prosperity without congested roads, you know. Try visiting Europe once in a while.
> Smart growth and sustainable, walkable, transit-oriented development...
Transit-oriented development is exactly what is being proposed. From the fine summary:
"[The system would contain] electric skates transporting cars in a narrow tunnel, then raising them back to street level in a space as small as two parking spaces... cars could travel as fast as 200 kilometers per hour [through the tunnel.]"
This is a subway for cars, which is _exactly_ the sort of short-to-medium-term fix that you need in a metro area that is obscenely car-heavy, has next-to-no underground rail system, and next-to-no political will for constructing one.
Musk understands the political realities on the ground in the LA metro area far, far better than you do.
Bollocks. An underground train/elevator for cars is way less efficient than building a city where people can walk from point to point.
Just give me any machine that could actually full-tilt bore without stopping at 125MPH. Just one machine like that would make me the best prospector on the planet.
Oh, and then to boot, in Los Angeles and many parts of SoCal, lots of those tall nondescript buildings Elon might want to tunnel under are actually hidden oil rigs. Again, good luck with that, or even thinking about tunneling anywhere NEAR them.
I think Elon simply has no clue about this state's geology.
"What are the ecological impacts of boring thousands of miles of tunnels?"
In SoCal? Quite heavy, given we're sitting on a ton of oil and gas.
Good luck doing this without hitting a gas pocket by accident and blowing everything to shit.
"The solution is to ask why is traffic so bad in the first place."
That's an obvious answer; nobody knows how to fucking drive in the first place. Have you driven SoCal highways? The only place I've seen worse is the LBJ.
Solutions like this are classic examples of tech-rich people thinking they have all the answers when there's a whole bank of qualified specialist people already working in that field who know what's really needed to fix the problem but have only been stymied by politics.
If traffic is driving Musk nuts then the solution is not to find innovative new ways to handle more traffic. The solution is to ask why is traffic so bad in the first place.
Recommended reading: The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jacobs
Or if that's too heavy, try Suburban Nation: The rise of sprawl and the decline of the American dream.
Only then will you come to see the culprit: Single Use Zoning, aka the BANANA (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything) rules. Single-use zoning forces everybody to make several car journeys just to get through a typical day. Going to work? Car. Going out for lunch? Car. Going home form work? Car. Need to go out for a bottle of milk and postage stamp? Car. Going to a movie? Car.
No bloody wonder the place is flooded with traffic. You try to build a city around the automobile and it becomes a hostile environment for pedestrians and cyclists. You try to widen roads to accommodate more cars and the laws of induced demand kick in, resulting in even more traffic and roads as choked as they were before.
Learn a few things about urban planning, Elon. Don't arrogantly assume that you're the first person to want to address this problem. Smart growth and sustainable, walkable, transit-oriented development is a far better solution than drilling holes in the ground and cracking puns about the word "boring." It requires years of tedious work and politicking to build support for smart growth. A city is not a private company with which you can do what you like. There are elected councils, public advisory committees, public hearings, tax implications, and all manner of complex bureaucratic hoops that you have to jump through to fix these things.
Fox News is trying to create a more diverse workplace.
"We got blondes, redheads, brunettes..."
Do you really think someone would make a unique virus [...]
Depending on what sort of AV software you're using, making it "unique" can be as simple as adding few dozen bytes to the end of a file.
It does *sound* a bit sociopathic, doesn't it? But sociopathy is a pathological disregard for the rights of others. While deception is often used to violate someone's rights, but it can *also* be used to protect someone's rights.
For example if I knew an employee was embezzling money, I don't have to tell him I know. I can deceive him into thinking I'm not on to him until I gather enough proof or discover who his accomplices are. This is deceptive, but not a violation of his rights.
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