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Mike Hicks
Works at Cray Inc.
Attended University of Minnesota
Lives in St. Paul, MN
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Here's a map I put together using the Federal Railroad Administration's Highway-Rail Crossing Inventory database, focusing on the number of main tracks at public grade crossings across the country. The main thing to see is th...
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I.. I don't get it.
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0:37 "There are already a lot of freight trains...". Three per day is not a lot of freight trains.
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Wow, London to Edinburgh is about the same distance as Chicago to Minneapolis. Tesla installed chargers on a 3400-mile somewhat winding route across the US in recent months. As Robert Llewellyn was going to Edinburgh, a father-daughter pair were on their way on a 6-day trip across the country (NY -> CA). Then Tesla made the reverse trip in 76 hours, with a team of folks trading off driving. Chicago - Minneapolis is probably doable in about 8 hours today.  If only I could afford a Tesla!
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In October/November, the National Transportation Safety Board finalized and released their report on the derailment of an Amtrak ''Wolverine'' train in Niles, Michigan back in October 2012. I felt that this was an extremely i...
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Another world dictator posing for photos in a flight suit.
 
I don't have the hi-res in-the-air pictures yet, but here's me looking cool.

Although apparently +Jim Zemlin was laughing so hard when I did the thumbs-up sign that the camera shake makes that picture a bit blurry. Thanks, Jim.
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Transit projects make for easy political targets because of high construction costs. They have prices in the many millions of dollars, and occasionally tip into the billions, which brings critics out of the woodwork. It's dif...
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5th Street in downtown Saint Paul, noon on a Thursday. If you grew up in Minnesota, you may have heard the story of Saint Paul's narrow streets—In downtown, the streets were so tight that the city eventually decided to shave ...
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Looks like we need Food Trucks! Then we can fill the streets
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I verge on being a train nut, and if I'm honest, I wish passenger service could be reactivated on most of the remaining rail lines in the U.S.  The rail network faces extreme competition from a dense mesh of seemingly free ro...
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St. Paul, MN
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Software Engineer
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  • Cray Inc.
    Software Engineer, 2012 - present
  • McAfee, Inc.
    Software Test Engineer, 2008 - 2011
  • Secure Computing Corporation
    Associate Test Engineer, 2005 - 2008
  • Adaptec
    2003 - 2003
  • Frigid Dog Entertainment
    2004 - 2004
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  • University of Minnesota
    2002
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‘Cannonball Run’ Gets Taiwanese Animation Treatment
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Hi / Zeph / 400: Not exactly a Frogger situation
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