I'm looking for interesting visualizations of the internet: traffic patterns, affinity networks, what-have-you for a presentation on "Online Communications." Bonus points for movies, animation, and general coolness. [more inside]
North Chicago suburbs speeding ticket with a CA drivers license. To plead guilty or not? [more inside]
U.S. tourist ticketed for driving w/o license+insurance. What next, to avoid visa denials in the future?
A friend is in the US on a tourist visa (from a non-visa waiver country). He just got ticketed for driving without a license, without insurance, and with highbeams on. He'll be entering a US university as an undergrad this autumn, for which he'll convert his visa to a student visa. Could these infractions result in his being deported or being denied further visas and, later on, permanent residency status? [more inside]
Web-hosting quandary: how to best prepare for the potential of a surge in high-bandwidth traffic? [more inside]
Do I have to stop and render aid when witnessing an accident? [more inside]
Is there a statute of limitations on a red-light camera ticket fine received in California and not paid? [more inside]
How much is the fine for running a red light in Oakland, California? (Alameda County). I've searched around but can't find a definitive answer. [more inside]
Is there a website that lists the number of page views or site hits of websites per day or per month? [more inside]
Why do the traffic signals at a particular intersection have light-blocking louvers on them? [more inside]
Does anyone have experience using a GPS with traffic updates (in the Chicago area?) Looking to compare XM Navtraffic to Clearchannel's FM traffic reports. [more inside]
TrafficTicketFilter: I was in a minor accident where I rear-ended someone because traffic stopped suddenly and I was unable to stop in time. Do I really need a lawyer for the court date regarding my ticket? [more inside]
A motorcycle cop turned on the flashing lights and started weaving back and forth between cars on the highway. The passes kept getting wider, gradually prompting everyone to clear out of all 4 lanes and hang back about 1/4 mile behind him. Then he continued these sweeping 'S' maneuvers across the lanes for miles. By the time I had to exit, prevailing speed had dropped from 75 to 40. What was he doing, and why?
I purchased a service to deliver traffic to one of my web sites. I know it reeks of scam, but I was curious. That's beside the point. The terms of service don't state anything about the timeframe in which that traffic will be delivered. It's come in dribs and drabs (then entire purchase would take years, literally, to be delivered). And their stats do not match mine. Every single day shows them delivering more traffic than my whole site gets. That said, I have two questions. 1) What is the legal basis for timely delivery of such a service, given that timeliness is not discussed in their terms at all. There ought to be a reasonable assumption of how long they have to perform their service, right? 2) Since legal action is not a reasonable option (it would cost more to get a refund than the refund is worth), what are some ideas for completely legal ways I could put a spotlight on this company's potentially fraudulent but certainly terrible service?
MyFirstTicketFilter: What should I do? [more inside]
What will Chicago traffic be like around noon today? [more inside]
I'm driving from DC to southeastern Pennsylvania on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Help me gauge a good time to leave and choose a route. [more inside]
How would one economically drive up traffic for a new web site? [more inside]
In San Francisco, CA, on Valencia Street, in the Mission, I've noticed that many people park in the turn lane. Is this legal? [more inside]
Trafficfilter: at a problem intersection, what traffic solution would most benefit me – a stoplight, a traffic cop, a rotary, or something else? [more inside]
Does anyone happen to know how to find an electronic version of Title 18 Chapter 3 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations? Damn that DC, only certain titles of the DCMR have been made available online (apparently for the simple reason that DC can't muster the staff to put them all online, bleah). I'm hunting for the actual law that establishes DC's driving infraction point system, something that's apparently codified in said Title 18 Chapter 3, and would love to get a version of the law that I can keep archived on my computer! (Apparently, the entirety of the DCMR is available on Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw, but non-law peons like myself don't get the benefit of this. Double bleah.)
I am currently building a 'community' website which is like the Yellow Pages with user reviews. For example, the website lists all the Florists, Plumbers, and Massage Therapists in the area, and then allows people to post a review for the particular service. The website is for a community of about 75,000 and it won't be difficult to get the word out about the website. The challenge is getting people to 'generate' the content. How can we incentivize people to write reviews? Any examples of websites that are doing this right? Most importantly, any creative ideas from the savvy marketers out there on how to get people to write reviews and generate our critical content with minimal financial incentive?
I've seen some cameras up on street lamps and the top of traffic signals in Oakland, California, specifically around Telegraph and Grand. How do I find out what these are for and who is watching?
TrafficTicketFilter: I was cited for CVC 21651(A)(1) in Aliso Viejo, CA. Please help me determine if I can beat this ticket. [more inside]
How do you get people to find and read your site without resorting to chicanery? [more inside]
Real-time traffic info on GPS car navs: gimmick or gold? [more inside]
Why in hell is my site getting so much traffic from South Korea? [more inside]
BC Motorcycle Riders and Lawyers: is lane-splitting actually illegal in BC, or assumed illegal? [more inside]
I have been looking for a non-java web traffic stats service that provides referral link information. I have only been able to find non-java ones that do not provide this information (they just count hits but don't tell you where they came from). I need non-java because sites like lulu.com etc. don't allow java services like the very good statcounter.
What are the best ways to track referrer links & to track traffic to a Livejournal account or community? [more inside]
My wife showed up to traffic court to take her lumps, but the clerks were mass-dismissing cases without even letting people in to see the judges. What gives? [more inside]
Are there any free and lawful ways to goose website traffic instantly? [more inside]
We're going from SF to Tahoe tonight but can't leave until 4:30 p.m. or so. Should we even bother leaving ASAP or should we just wait? [more inside]
Northern Virginia: I need to appear soon in Arlington County traffic court, and I'd like to get legal assistance with my case. The metro area is full of law firms - would anyone care to recommend a good one?
Host Network Monitoring: I have a colo box. I can watch traffic levels on it using mrtg. But how do I find out what is causing the traffic I see on the pretty graphs? [more inside]
Graphic Design/Business Filter: My creative business is in serious need of a good Traffic management/scheduling software solution. So far we found Robohead. A web-based application. Anybody used this? [more inside]
How do emergency vehicles control traffic lights? [more inside]
I received a mailed notice for when to appear in court to challenge a traffic ticket. I have subsequently lost that notice. I'm in Toronto, Ontario. How can I find out when I'm supposed to appear in court? [more inside]
Guerilla Marketing - I created a website as a lark that has become quite popular. All this early last week. I'm looking to compile a list of tools and techniques to push the popularity (without spending any money of course). What would you suggest? [more inside]
Help me find and resolve a traffic bottleneck at my co-location. We launched a new web-app (it registers users and delivers flash content) at my work and the server fell over at about 17 conn/sec. Help me prevent this from happening again. [more inside]
Why do people speed up when I pass them? [more inside]
L.A.TrafficFilter: getting from Studio City to San Pedro by 7:00 a.m. sharp tomorrow morning (via the 101/110) -- what's a good timeframe to expect? [more inside]
I’m driving considerably more than I used to, and have noticed an interesting phenomenon as a result. At least once a day, I see a driver coming towards a stop sign, prepared to make a rolling stop, fixated on looking to their right. At the final second, they look to the left and slam the brakes upon seeing an approaching vehicle. I’d like to figure out why these folks look to the right, instead of the left, which is the lane that will crash into them first. Am I just noticing the bad drivers because they stand out, or there a better explanation?
Download limit question: If I can only download 20gb of data a month, whats the best (free) windows software for measuring and analysing all traffic coming in (and out) of my internet connection? Thanks...
Early nineties, blue lights on a traffic light below the standard green one. Am I crazy? What were they for? [more inside]
Challenging a traffic ticket (Ontario) [mi] [more inside]
How does a stoplight know what time it is? [more inside]
I'm considering a drive from NJ to NH, and there are various potential trouble spots on the way. [more inside]
Traffic lights no longer flash in the wee hours. Why? [more inside]
NYCTrafficFilter: Help me avoid the worst of it. I have to drive from Maine to Long Branch, NJ for a wedding this weekend. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I have to leave Portland at around 1 p.m. on Thursday. This means I'll be nearing NYC right around rush hour. Google Maps suggests going 84 to 91 to 95, over the GWB, to Garden State Parkway to Rt. 36. Should I trust Google on this one?
Is there any place (online or otherwise) where I can get historical data on southern California freeway traffic patterns? [more inside]