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Last week, I had one of those experiences where a number stunned me. Maybe you’ve run across that – a statistic at the right time and the right place that really stopped and made you think. Here’s the interesting part, at least for me: I know this number. Or at least, I know the much larger version of it. As a planning & transportation geek, I understand that each year, in the US, about 35,000 people are killed in car crashes, and ab...
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… and this is what a fire dept. can do to prevent electrocution of its brigade from the catenaries: interrupt them with a manual suppressor (correction below).
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Not quite. That's a shorting bar - standard safety precaution when anyone's working near isolated overhead lines. They'd initially have called the VBZ to switch off the power, then the VBZ sent someone out to install a shorting bar to guard against accidental repowering of the section. It's big and yellow and prominent to make sure it's easy to confirm that it's there..

In the days before cab radio and GSM-R, drivers would be expected to pop out the breakers by shorting the supply, particularly on third rail systems (which are kind of spectacular - bridge the running rails and live rail with a wooden shorting bar and marvel at the sparks and the loud bang), but now the first response is to simply get it switched off. Somewhat safer, but they'll still apply a shorting bar to be sure.
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Asinine zero tolerance is as asinine zero tolerance does.
 
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Countless bike commuters queued up for over a block yesterday to make a completely legal left turn on the Wiggle. As predicted, the demonstration showed the absurdity of how full compliance with the impractical stop sign law — which makes no distinction between bikes and cars — would actually play out.
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Countless bike commuters queued up for over a block yesterday to make a completely legal left turn on the Wiggle. As predicted, the demonstration showed the absurdity of how full compliance with the impractical stop sign law — which makes no distinction between bikes and cars — would actually ...
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I keep waiting for San Francisco to finally give in and disappear up its own rectum once and for all.
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Tief unter dr chli Limmatstadt …
Deep below Zurich, IBM has built the stillest, most shielded rooms in the world.
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«We try to go somewhere — how do I say this correctly? — with like-minded individuals,” Wilson said. “You know. Where it’s not a mixing pot.»
"Yeah, he was a bad guy,” the man who killed Michael Brown said.
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You know, people with the same tastes in robe and hood design.
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Und leider stand eine Dachgeschosswohnung am Ypsilon-Platz in Flammen.
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Obligatorischer Kuhtreff.
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No, but it's pretty close to one. Funnily enough, I found it in Berkeley before we moved. And everyone else was smartly dressed in hiking/outdoor Gear...
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When I see people arguing that sexism is all about women, that it's unfair to men, this is the sort of thing that I want them to see. Sexism limits both women and men, boys and girls in what they can do and who they can be. It pushes them into narrowly defined roles that do not reflect the full complexity of every human -- the ability to be silly and stupid, compassionate and graceful, strong and smart. Real individuals can't be reduced to stereotypes, but they can be profoundly influenced by the attempt to do so.
Yes, it is just a summer movie. Yes, it is supposed to be funny. Yes, the minions are cute. Then why are some people voicing negative feedback after viewing the movie, specifically critiques of sex...
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Wherein the FCC takes aim at users' ability to reflash routers and phones with custom firmware.
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Software Engineer
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Salsa Verde
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  • libera te tutemet ex inferis
    Software Engineer, present
  • SoundCloud, Ltd.
    Director of Technical Infrastructure / Platforms, 2012 - 2013
  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2007 - 2012
  • Institute for Mathematics and its Applications - University of Minnesota
    2005 - 2007
  • Hill-Rom
    Test Engineer, 2003 - 2005
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Матт Проуд
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Der Herr Dr. Bratwurst
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Let's take it all ad absurdum.
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Aarschot, Vlaanderen - San Francisco - Berlin - Berkeley - Mountain View - Potsdam - Minneapolis - Tulsa
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