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Comment Re:Interestingly... (Score 1) 91

thanks to investment in public transportation, Seattle actually has less traffic than it did a decade ago, despite its growth in employment and housing.

According to the Seattle DOT Traffic Report (2015), Seattle added nearly 100,000 people in the decade from 2004-2014, while average daily car traffic in the city fell by some 60,000 trips over the same period. The travel demand created by population and job growth is being absorbed by the transit system


Yea... not so much. Going from Belltown to the interstate which is maybe 1 or 1.5 miles downtown,depending on how you go, can routinely take 30+ minutes. That's just to get out of downtown. The other 10 miles of my north bound commute takes about 20 minutes most days.

Comment Re:I'm from Seattle (Score 1) 451

If we could get an AI that can kill for a parking space, I'd be fine with that.

If you go through the quiz.. many of the situations involve people crossing the street against the hand... sometimes this was the only difference between two groups and you had to choose which to mow down. This reminds me a lot of Seattle too. If people on foot knew that a driverless car isn't going to stop if they were crossing illegally they might think twice about stepping off that curb.

Comment Do you know.. (Score 4, Funny) 142

Jules: Do you know what they call a quarter pounder with cheese on Mars?
Brett: No.
Jules: It's still called a quarter pounder with cheese because Mars was colonized by America and you know we had to have that shit our way.
Vincent: Also, a quarter pound burger is as big as your head but just don't ask where the meat comes from.

Comment WOPR (Score 2) 192

What we need is a computer that thinks about world war 3 all day, every day, 24 hours a day. Constantly fighting the battles.. trying different strategies and optimizing for the maximum enemy casualties. We might call such a computer the War Operation Plan Response machine... or WOPR for short. Yea... yea that's the ticket.

Comment Or maybe... (Score 0) 655

Or maybe it's because the politicos who are pushing the idea of global warming tend to lie with every fiber of their being... and with every breath they take. All their proposed solutions do little more than give GovCo more money and more power at the expense of the US economy. It could be that too...

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