“You expect to see cities like New York and Detroit there—partly because the freezing and thawing that accompany cold winters exacerbate existing damage. Sunny California’s dominance can be explained by very high rates of driving and inadequate maintenance, says Moretti.”
Embarrassing. Given the crazy taxes we pay for roads, they should be maintained far better. On a brighter note, I drove across the Altamont Pass this past weekend, and it’s being repaved; the newly completed sections are nice.
I can’t believe it’s been ten years since Valerie and I said “I do”, but it has.
I find myself reflecting this beautiful morning on how so very lucky we are to have found one another, and to live the life we do. Over the past decade, we’ve been lucky enough to have had a wonderful daughter, adopted a good dog, managed to make a good living, and enjoy good health. Most of all, I’ve had you with me, and I truly can’t ask for anything more.
An internal investigation of the Transportation Security Administration revealed security failures at dozens of the nation’s busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials, ABC News has learned.
Their budget is ~$5 billion! What an asinine waste of money.
“Third: we are hard at work reporting not one, but two distinct new stories. This means we’re planning on a third season of Serial. And we hope it means we can reduce the amount of time between the end of Season Two and the beginning of Season Three. As it stands, we intend to launch Season Two this fall and Season Three next spring. Sorry – we can’t tell you details about the new stories yet. What we can say is that they’re very different from Season One, but no less interesting to us.”
I hate typing on it, I hate the trackpad, it’s slower than I expected, the screen is noticeably blurry from non-native scaling to get reasonable screen space, and I don’t even find it very comfortable to use in my lap because it’s too small.
As a listener of Marco’s podcast, ATP, it doesn’t surprise me that he dislikes—no, that’s too soft a word for Marco’s style—hates the new Macbook. I can’t believe he bought it unless he really wanted to write this article to troll for page views, which doesn’t really seem like his style either. He’s clearly one who wants screen space and resolution, which this machine was never going to provide. It’s a confusing article, in my opinion.
Fuck GM. Why anyone buys their products is beyond me. They ship shitty, broken shit for years, and then we have to bail them out, and now this. (Oh, and they put Camaro tail lights on the new Corvette.)
Calling this a “trailer” does it a disservice; it’s essentially a six minute intro episode. It looks great too, which is both a surprise and a relief. I watched it last night with Ainsley and Val, and they both thought it was great too. I hope it’s more than just a good trailer!
“In the winter of 1949, King played at a dance hall in Twist, Arkansas. In order to heat the hall, a barrel half-filled with kerosene was lit, a fairly common practice at the time. During a performance, two men began to fight, knocking over the burning barrel and sending burning fuel across the floor. The hall burst into flames, and the building was evacuated. Once outside, King realized that he had left his guitar inside so he went back into the burning building to retrieve his beloved $30 Gibson guitar. Two men died in the fire, and King learned the next day that they had been fighting over a woman named Lucille. King subsequently named that first guitar Lucille, as well as every guitar he has owned since, as a reminder never again to do something as stupid as run into a burning building or fight over women.”