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  • A promised 'right' to fast internet rings hollow for millions stuck with 20th-century speeds

    03/24/2015 10:22:40 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 25 replies
    The Conversation,, ^ | March 24, 2015 - 3 hours ago | Bianca Reisdorf And Anne-Marie Oostveen
    In response to the government's recent declarations that internet speeds of 100Mb/s should be available to "nearly all homes" in the UK, a great many might suggest that this is easier said than done. It would not be the first such bold claim, yet internet connections in many rural areas still languish at 20th-century speeds. The government's digital communications infrastructure strategy contains the intention of giving customers the "right" to a broadband connection of at least 5Mb/s in their homes. There's no clear indication of any timeline for introduction, nor what is meant by "nearly all homes" and "affordable prices"....
  • Speed Limit Reform Died Last Year but May be Revived

    01/28/2015 6:06:09 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/26/2015 | Anne Schieber
    Figuring out how much government makes from speeding tickets is a fool’s game. Just ask the National Motorists Association, the one group whose mission it is to know. “We will not be unwitting cannon fodder for self-serving government programs, over-bearing police departments or greedy courts,” states its website. Michigan Capitol Confidential contacted the NMA to see if it had tallies on speeding ticket revenue in Michigan. Speed limit reform bills in both chambers failed to make it out of committee last session but are expected to reappear this session. Jim Walker, the executive director of the NMA, says that the...
  • City's Speed Traps Backfire [Chicago]

    10/18/2014 10:00:41 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 58 replies
    Yahoo! Screen ^ | CBS-Chicago
    Drivers in Chicago have gotten wise to speed cameras, budget figures show, and now the city needs to come up with $50 million in revenue. Chicagoans are costing the city tens of millions of dollars -– through good behavior. Mayor Rahm Emanuel underestimated the intelligence of Chicago drivers, and the city paid for it big time. On a smooth, wide, well-travelled stretch of Irving Park Road, running between two cemeteries — no homes, no stores, no parking — the city of Chicago is trying to balance its budget. Each flash means a photo; each photo, a violation. Each violation: a...
  • Photographer captures the moment a jet breaks the sound barrier after FIVE years of trying

    10/13/2014 12:45:40 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 46 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 10-13-2014
    Joe Broyles spent five years attempting to get the spectacular image which almost impossible due to the speed the aircraft moves. The remarkable photo features an F-18 Super Hornet 2 jet with a vapour cone forming around it. The cone, which lasted just tenths of a second, is produced when an aircraft reaches 'transonic velocity' — the speed of sound (766mph). The 61-year-old took the picture at the Oceania Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach, USA, on September 21. He admitted he needed some luck to capture the shot after attending multiple air shows over the last five years without...
  • 1 in 5 students at an Ivy League college abuse stimulant drugs

    05/06/2014 2:49:17 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 28 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 02, 2014 | Deborah Kotz
    College students abusing prescription stimulants to improve their performance on exams — dubbed “good grade pills” — has been getting increased attention, but is it a form of cheating? About one-third of students surveyed at one Ivy League college say it’s not, according to a study slated to be presented on Saturday at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Vancouver. Even more disturbing: Nearly one in five students at an Ivy League college (that the researchers declined to identify) reported misusing a prescription stimulant — like Ritalin or Adderall used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder —...
  • Moscow Man Collecting Every VHS Copy of Speed

    04/25/2014 6:49:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KREM ^ | April 23, 2014 | Bryan Bermensolo
    MOSCOW, Idaho--One local man said he dedicates his free time to collecting copies of the movie Speed. Ryan Beitz, of Moscow, wants to be the sole owner of every VHS copy of the 1994 thriller starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. “One time I bought 30 copies from a store,” said Beitz. What started as a joke, when Beitz bought six copies from a pawnshop seven years ago, turned into a campaign. “We're running a Kick-Starter to get the van fixed up and painted like the bus from the movie Speed. It's so we can travel the country, come to...
  • Idaho, Wyoming poised to get 80 mph speed limits [w/video]

    04/01/2014 5:18:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    autoblog ^ | March 28, 2014 | Chris Bruce
    You should be able to drive across the Northwestern part of the United States a little more quickly in the coming months. Idaho and Wyoming have just passed laws to raise some interstate speed limits to 80 miles per hour. The Idaho law goes into effect on July 1, but there could be a delay because the Idaho Transportation Department is still conducting safety surveys to decide where to raise limits. It might be late summer before drivers actually see a change. According to a report from local television news station KMVT, the department actually opposed the bill, but it...
  • Jeff Gordon Exacts Revenge on Critic in the Best Way Possible

    02/27/2014 4:45:26 PM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies ^ | february 27, 2014 | becket adams
    When Jeff Gordon and Pepsi teamed up in 2013 to stage an undercover “test drive” with a supposedly terrified car dealer, Jalopnik’s Travis Okulski called out the professional racer for faking the stunt, characterizing it as “duplicitous.” So Gordon decided to get back at the writer by staging another stunt. And it’s hilarious. “With a little help from Okulski’s bosses, they got Okulski into a cab in North Carolina, and, well … magic happens,”Yahoo Sports explains.
  • NTSB: Train going too fast at curve before wreck

    12/02/2013 2:36:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | December 2, 2013 | JIM FITZGERALD & FRANK ELTMAN - AP
    YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the wreck was the result of human error or brake trouble was still unclear, he said. Asked why the train was going so fast, National Transportation Safety Board member Earl Weener said: "That's the question we need to answer." Weener said the information on the locomotive's speed was preliminary and extracted from the Metro-North train's two data recorders, taken from the wreckage after the Sunday morning...
  • New Record: Driving Across the US in Less Than 29 Hours

    10/31/2013 6:25:00 PM PDT · by oxcart · 43 replies ^ | 10/31/2013 | Russell Goldman
    Three men, a souped-up Mercedes, 2,813 miles of American roadway, a bedpan, and a dream. Ed Bolian, and his team, obliterated a cross-country driving record this month, racing from New York to LA in a heart-pounding 28 hours 50 minutes. That’s 11 hours faster than Google maps says it should take, and nearly 3 hours faster than the previous record set in 2006 of 31 hours and 4 minutes. “Honestly, I was so shocked at how much we had beat our target and previous record,” Bolian, a 27-year-old Lamborghini dealer from Atlanta told
  • Emanuel speed cameras may bring in more revenue than expected

    10/13/2013 12:23:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/11/13 | Bill Ruthhart
    Chicago's first speed cameras at just four locations issued warnings to more than 233,000 speeders in 45 days, violations that would have totaled $13.8 million in tickets, according to data released by the city today. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has touted his speed camera program as a way to improve traffic safety for children near the city's parks and schools, but the early warning violations from Chicago's first speed cameras are the latest indicator that the fledgling program could be a financial windfall for the city. Emanuel has projected $15 million in speed camera revenue for the remainder of 2013, with...

    11/03/2012 2:42:49 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 11 replies
    self | November 03, 2012 | swampsniper
    The forum is moving along pretty good tonight, must be some STP spilled in the servers!
  • My Google Map of California's "High Speed" Train Route

    07/14/2012 11:31:54 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 25 replies
    July 14, 2012 | Allan J. Favish
  • Data sheds light on speed of Greenland's glaciers

    05/04/2012 8:01:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/4/12 | BBC
    Greenland's glaciers are not speeding up as much as previously thought, researchers have estimated. As a result, the ice rivers may be contributing "significantly less" to sea-level rise than had been thought. Previous studies had estimated that the nation's glaciers would double their flow by 2010 and continue to maintain that speed, they explained. But the team, writing in Science, said the glaciers could eventually flow faster than earlier studies estimated. The team of US researchers based their findings on data stretching back to 2000-2001, collected from more than 200 outlet glaciers. "So far, on average, we are seeing about...
  • Speed(Spy) Cameras

    04/04/2012 9:49:24 AM PDT · by campg · 6 replies
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 4/4/2012 | Mike Wiser
    DES MOINES — The Iowa House voted Tuesday to ban red light cameras on a 58-42 vote that broke largely — but not completely — along party lines. The bill now goes to the Senate, where there seems to be little chance that it will make it to the floor for a vote. The legislation took a long route to Tuesday’s vote. A camera ban had momentum at the start of the session, including tentative support from the governor and one legislator offering a constitutional amendment to ban the devices in the state. But as the session wore on, support...
  • FRee Tip to Speed up Free Republic

    03/07/2012 7:30:34 AM PST · by Dubya-M-Dees · 25 replies
    Sorry for the vanity, but I wanted to throw this out there in case it hadn't been observed/discussed before. If it has, my apologies. I noticed this morning on my laptop that Free Republic was loading BLAZINGLY fast. The main listing of articles appeared almost instantly as well as any article selected appeared instantly. I thought, WOW! They've really done some work to get the site to run this fast! Later on my desktop, I saw that the site was the speed I was accustomed to (sorry, not complaining!!) but it was quite a bit slower to list and view...
  • Son, mom, grandpa in Dixie Co. accused of making meth [3 generations of tweekers]

    02/24/2012 8:49:03 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 110 replies · 1+ views
    The Gainesville Sun ^ | February 16, 2012 | Karen Voyles
    The Dixie County Sheriff's Office early Thursday arrested four people representing three generations of a single family on suspicions they were working together to manufacture methamphetamine.
  • Cops: Woman spent six hours in a WalMart making meth

    12/09/2011 2:35:01 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies ^ | 12-9-11
    TULSA – Tulsa police arrested a 45-year-old woman they said mixed chemicals together to make methamphetamine inside a Wal-Mart store. “She didn’t have the money to make the purchases of the chemicals that were needed so she was taking what was needed in the bottle,” Tulsa Police Officer David Shelby told Police said the suspect, Elizabeth Alisha Greta Halfmoon, had been in the store since noon on Thursday, taking chemicals from bottles and mixing them in order to make meth. She had been in the store for six hours, according to police. Security officials called police once they spotted...
  • Cops in Florida ready to fight each other over traffic stop (Highway Patrol vs. Miami cops)

    11/04/2011 4:32:17 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 68 replies ^ | 11/3/11 | By Matt Hardigree
    A war is brewing in South Florida, but don't look to the police to protect you. They're the ones who are fighting. Members of the Miami-Dade Police Department aren't taking kindly to having one of their own arrested at gunpoint by a State Trooper and now the threats and insults are flying. It started last month when Miami Officer Fausto Lopez was pulled over in his squad car for driving 120 MPH en route to an off-duty job. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Trooper Donna Jane Watts pulled him over, gun drawn, and put him in handcuffs. Miami cops are complaining...
  • Google Brings Ultra-Fast Internet To Homes Near Stanford

    08/28/2011 10:35:59 PM PDT · by CometBaby · 3 replies
    STANFORD (CBS 5) — Google has changed the way people search on the internet, now it’s changing the way some people surf the web. Hundreds of lucky Bay Area residents are now accessing what is being touted as the fastest internet speeds in the world. CBS 5’s Kiet Do tested the Google Fiber internet service, which is being offered for free in a neighborhood just south of the Stanford University campus. A 95-megabyte high-definition movie trailer downloaded in about nine seconds. showed up in a blink.