Category Archives: Automobiles

Cars Turned Everyone Into Lawbreakers

And we’re still paying the price for that. There’s a really interesting article about the effects of the automobile on policing and law enforcement (read the whole thing). For me, this was the key part (boldface mine): Contrary to what … Continue reading

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What Internet Era Luddites Actually Look Like

You can find them at D.C.’s* National Airport (boldface mine): Every night, several times a night, Uber and Lyft drivers at Reagan National Airport simultaneously turn off their ride share apps for a minute or two to trick the app … Continue reading

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Superficial Energy Efficiency: The Palazzo Edition

There is a ridiculous house on the market in D.C., which has been given the name “Palazzo della Felicita (Palace of Happiness)”, and it’s a 16,000 sq. foot pile of…something. But what cracked me up the most was the eight … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal: We Should Shut Down The Entire Capital Beltway

This was a recent news item (boldface mine): If you felt like traffic around the D.C. area was particularly awful Wednesday, it really was: The effects of a fatal crash on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge rippled throughout the Capital Beltway. … Continue reading

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They Don’t Make Them Like This Anymore

Observed at the corner of 19th and R Streets, NW, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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Will Self-Driving Cars Have Less Than 1,000 Accidents Per Year?

This week, the self-driving car contingent has rallied, this time behind the argument that driverless cars will be safer than what we currently have. The event that kicked this off was a self-driving car that killed a pedestrian in Arizona. … Continue reading

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Driverless Cars And Chauffers

A while ago, I snarkily argued that the problem driveless cars are trying to solve is “misanthropic rich people who don’t view themselves as the kind of people who have chauffeurs–or are too cheap to pay for them.” All kidding … Continue reading

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