U.S. Presidential Limo Defeated by Steep-Grade Parking Ramp

Schneier on Security: U.S. Presidential Limo Defeated by Steep-Grade Parking Ramp:


It’s not something I know anything about — actually, it’s not something many people know about — but I’ve posted some links about the security features of the U.S. presidential limousine. So it’s amusing to watch the limo immobilized by a steep grade at the U.S. embassy in Dublin. (You’ll get a glimpse of how thick the car doors are toward the end of the video.)

DOT: Vehicle Miles Driven decreased 1.4% in March compared to March 2010

Calculated Risk: DOT: Vehicle Miles Driven decreased 1.4% in March compared to March 2010:VMT-MonthbyMonth VMT-allroads2

Long commutes cause obesity, neck pain, loneliness, divorce, stress, and insomnia.

Annie Lowrey in Slate Magazine: Long commutes cause obesity, neck pain, loneliness, divorce, stress, and insomnia. : “This week, researchers at Umea University in Sweden released a startling finding: Couples in which one partner commutes for longer than 45 minutes are 40 percent likelier to divorce.”

(Via Marginal Revolution.)

The Great Kilowatt vs. Gallon Face-Off

NY Times has a nice infographic: The Great Kilowatt vs. Gallon Face-Off

(Via Matt Kahn.)KWvsGallons