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"So from start to finish, this one study will have taken more than three years at a cost of $2 million. That’s less than 7 feet of trail studied per day at a cost of $271 per foot. And that doesn’t include any construction."

http://www.seattlebikeblog.com/2015/06/19/18-missing-link-victims-will-go-to-the-hospital-by-the-time-the-trail-study-is-complete/
 
Best bit is near the end when he motivates them to build cycle lanes.
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BTW, wonder what the SDOT wunderkind engineer thinks about all this?
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Stock up on bunker supplies.
Cab drivers, physicians, lawyers, accountants, and stock brokers are all in trouble.
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I'm glad they address the "we always come up with new job categories" argument. I've heard that a lot from people who reject the notion that this is a real problem. The compressed time frame is key.

Articles like this are another reason I am glad I don't have children. But then, I have nieces and nephews, so I am personally connected to the younger generation. And maybe they are young enough to train for the new future.

Whether my husband and I will make the transition is less clear. I work in a retirement home and he is in computer science, so maybe we are better than some. But who knows?

Throw in the very near dramatic effects of unaddressed climate change and the next ten years promise to be very interesting. 
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Very happy to live in a city run by people like this.
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This was a very good read. You wouldn't know that one person was responsible for so much change here in so little time. I also liked his point about Campus Parkway in front of the UW dorms. That wide median is useless. Close down the road to cars and voila, you've got a space for students to sun bathe! I've noticed Campus Parkway isn't at all congested either, so it would be totally doable.
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Truth!
Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise
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The animated graphics are much more convincing! This is a giant step for science!
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That's also a pretty good average sale. Nice work!
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"""
The exciting thing about these learning algorithms is they are kind of meta level. We’re imbuing it with the ability to learn for itself from experience, just like a human would do, and therefore it can do other stuff that maybe we don’t know how to program. It’s exciting to see that when it comes up with a new strategy in an Atari game that the programmers didn’t know about.
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Google’s prize AI prodigy tells all
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Another long fun ride #throughglass. This will probably be its last ride, the rain very nearly killed it (again) and the mirror coating is coming off.

The weather this year was cooler, cloudier, and wetter, with a bit of a headwind. The one-day rider pack seemed thinner too, possibly because last year was such a scorcher.
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Very proud of you James for doing this and especially in one day!!
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It's safer to travel with a herd.
 
There really is safety in numbers - study data shows that the more people walk & ride bikes, the more attentive drivers become. A great reason to encourage more people to ride: http://ow.ly/PiJTW
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Another fine Google product.
By now, the entire internet’s realized that Deep Dream, Google’s artificial neural network, is capable of some pretty trippy images. But what happens when you run a movie about acid trips through the acid trip generator? Fear and Loathing in your worst nightmares, that’s what.
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We may want to keep a low profile: https://xkcd.com/1377/
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Somewhere deep in the complex web of 86 billion neurons in my head, one of them fired and kicked off a process that made me reshare this.
 
This is bound to sparkle some lively debate on "free will"
Researchers offer an explanation of how a single stimulus can sometimes trigger a different response, even in the same individual.
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2 GB of Google Drive storage if you check your account's security settings. You should definitely do this, it only takes a minute or two!

https://security.google.com/settings/security/secureaccount
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