I'm trying to figure out if a server I'm working on can withstand being linked to by very high traffic websites. Can anyone tell me the basic traffic characteristics of, say, a front page link from: Drudge Report, Yahoo! Buzz, Huffington Post, Slashdot, Reddit, or Digg? I'm using ab (ApacheBench) and I'd like to have some idea of how many requests, and at what level of concurrency, I should be trying to make this server capable of pushing out. Thanks! [more inside]
Driving etiquette Filter: On a two-lane limited access road, when would the left lane be considered thru-traffic lane versus the passing lane? [more inside]
How can I plead my New York State traffic ticket online if the system does not recognize me? And: is this a smart idea in my circumstances? Yes, I realize that this is not legal advice. [more inside]
I'd like to ask a relatively simple question – what would happen if we switched of traffic lights when we didn't really need them? I'd like to know from an environmental aspect what effect turning off the nations traffic lights would have towards saving electricity and reducing emissions. From a social point of view could the nation's road users manage with such a change? And from a technical innovation view point – could it and should it happen and if so how?
My friend, who hasn't lived in Texas for decades, was dismayed to learn that there was a longstanding warrant for her arrest in Texas for a traffic violation she could not have committed. The warrant's for not paying a fine. (She thinks someone stole her driver's license and identity.) [more inside]
Who has the right of way in this situation? There's a north-south street crossing an east-west street. The north-south street has stop signs. The east-west traffic does not stop. A car (car #1) approaches from the south intending to turn LEFT (westbound), but has to wait for the east-west traffic to clear. While waiting, another car (car #2) pulls up from the north at the southbound stop sign, intending to go straight. So who goes first, 1 or 2? [more inside]
I know it's legal to make a right turn on a red light after a complete stop (at least in CA). Does that apply when there are *two* right turn lanes? That is, in areas where there are two right turn lanes, I've never thought twice about making a right on red when I'm in the lane closest to the curb. But I've always been a bit skittish about making a right on red in the "outside" lane. Is a right on red (after a complete stop) legal from the "outside" lane as well?
A few months ago, I was stopped by the IL State Police, and I received a ticket. I need to go to court to obtain my drivers license back [not that I didn't go the DMV office, that day, and get a new one]. Nonetheless, I want to get it cleared up however; I've washed my ticket. Is there a website or helpful phone number to call - to either pay it or find my court date. Moreover, the ticket was issued in the Chicago district. Thanks for help!
Why do traffic lights switch to flashing red after a power outage? [more inside]
DC area filter: What is the best route to Merriweather Post Pavilion at rush hour, from the South? I'm headed to MPP for the Iron Maiden show tonight, plan to leave Fredericksburg at 4:30 PM. Are there any secrets to navigating traffic or parking? Is 95N to MD 32 to US 29 the best route at that time a day? I know it's DC at rush hour and every route will likely suck. Looking for whatever edge I can get via insider knowledge. Thanks!
(The Secret Policeman's Other Database) - Do the police ever keep a database of traffic warnings they've given out? [more inside]
Golden Gate Bridge vs Bay Bridge, which will have worse traffic on a Friday afternoon? [more inside]
Question about police rank when it comes to the traffic beat. [more inside]
ADSL working but HTTP not working. [more inside]
So...what's with jail terms for speeding tickets in Wyoming? [more inside]
I-80 vs. I-70: Which will get me to Missouri from New Jersey with the smaller headache? [more inside]
Say a large web based company like Amazon or eBay wants to roll out a major new feature but first needs to perform a cost benefit analysis. What's the process used to forecast the benefits? [more inside]
Is there a way to find out details about a particular traffic accident and death that occurred in New Jersey on May 11? The only additional info I have is the name of the deceased. [more inside]
Is it a good idea to drive out of LA on friday 23rd may for SFO bwn 4-6 pm, if we avoid highways? -- we are driving to SFO for memorial weekend. we cannot leave before 5 due to work. some friends advised us to start at 8-9 pm due to traffic. Is it a good idea instead to leave at 5 pm but avoid highways till we get out of LA and then get onto I-5?
Help me find NYC traffic light times! [more inside]
Best route to get from the PCH / Santa Monica to LAX? [more inside]
A good, modern, local website traffic stats solution? [more inside]
How does the button on the pedestrian crossing lights work? Does it actually send some sort of signal to the traffic lights, or is it just a psychological thing? It seems rather random timing-wise.
When in the morning does the traffic get bad along the CT shoreline on 95 and the Merritt (towards NYC)? [more inside]
NYC filter -- We are flying into JFK airport and then driving to New Haven CT at the worst possible times - we land at 4:00 pm Friday of Memorial Day and need to back at the airport no later than 6:30 Monday night. What is the best route to avoid total traffic jams? [more inside]
How do those overhead signs on expressways know how fast traffic is moving in order to calculate a travel time estimate? And when the traffic is light, do the estimated times on those signs reflect the legal speed limit or the current speed of the traffic? [more inside]
I need help to come up with an idea (or a few) for a viral marketing video for my online backyard store. [more inside]
GW vs. Tappan Zee: Pro tips for deciding on route? [more inside]
I'm looking for a website visitor tracking service that will allow me to not track users referred from certain domains. Or, one that will allow me to not show those users when I'm viewing the stats. [more inside]
I just received an out of state seat belt ticket, how will this affect my insurance? [more inside]
Help me fight a traffic ticket. :( [more inside]
If I wanted to extrapolate how many years it's going to take before traffic fatalities were reduced to a statistically insignificant occurrence, how would I do that? I would use the data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System.
Lazyweb, I need help choosing an automotive GPS navigation unit for a directionally-challenged relative. It must receive traffic updates, have an ability to remember programmed routes, and be reasonably easy to install and use. [more inside]
I'm fighting at least one traffic ticket. Best way to proceed? I got three (three!) at a single stop recently. These are enough to get my driver's license renewal denied, not to mention the insurance surcharges, so I'm hoping to beat as many as I can. Other than the classic 'cops not showing up for court,' what can I hope for? [more inside]
What would cause web site traffic to rise and then hit a plateau for the middle of each day before falling again? [more inside]
Any recommendations for traffic lawyers in upstate NY (speeding ticket)? Preferably something of the flat-fee, won't rob you blind variety.
I didn't even know this was illegal and I just got a ticket for it! What would be the best option -paying the fine or going to court? [more inside]
Can anyone explain the apparent internet traffic problems my client's customers are seeing in Asia? [more inside]
What streets in San Francisco have timed series of stoplights for faster travel? I've heard that Bush is timed. And I've been told that Franklin is a good alternative to Van Ness going north. Does the "timedness" of the lights vary by time of day? [more inside]
What are your best tips and techniques for driving in a big city? [more inside]
How do you calculate the burden a bit of code is likely to put on the server? Extra points for free and easily understood. [more inside]
Can anyone give specific, reasonable predictions regarding anticipated duration of delay on I-95 (Philly to Balto.) at various times of the weekend this fall? [more inside]
What driving software should my friend's British mum play to learn the American road sign system and develop the habit of driving on the (literal) right side of the road?
What should i plead in traffic court? [more inside]
Those black cables for measuring traffic: what are they called? [more inside]
SpeedingTicketFilter: I just got a ticket for going 85 at a limited highway (70mph speed limit), outside of Detroit, MI (on I275). The problem is I had my cruise set at 74, so I know for a fact that I couldn't be going that fast. How do I fight it? [more inside]
Driving into to LaGuardia on a Monday morning. What extra travel time should I add into my schedule and what can I expect trafficwise? [more inside]
What kind of whistle do Chicago traffic-control officers use? [more inside]
Ontario Highway Traffic Act Law Filter: if the trial is 37 days after the bike ticket, do i have to pay it? [more inside]
San Diego! Can I live in Hillcrest and reliably use public transit and shuttles to commute to UCSD campus every day without feeling despair and missing schedules? [more inside]