Category Archives: car

regulating traffic through chaos

This video is pretty interesting. An apparently complete chaotic traffic system without any signs or roadmarks seems to be working fluently.

Makes you wonder if the same thing would work in European cities. I’ve heard about projects where all traffic signs where removed so that users are forced into alertness and social interaction, and they do seem to work in some cases (see this Wired article). For high traffic roads I guess this isn’t a good solution, but for small town centres it might work peachy.

Like when this idiot sees the car in front of him stop, forcing him to stop as well, and then realising that he’s actually blocking a side street now. Like he couldn’t see that happen in advance because the whole road ahead is filled with cars. I’ve seen this happen so many times before where people just drive ahead anyway, creating a deadlock situation, and then realise they got themselves and everybody else in traffic with them completely stuck.
Maybe this is caused by the fact that people are driving on auto pilot, disregarding traffic around them, when they know they have the right of way. Or maybe some people are just stupid.

I found the vid here thru here. The Wired article quoted before comes from a link in the original posts comments.

SUVs suck, now make your own ad to say so

a fucking huge SUVSUVs suck cause they’re too damn big. It’s like driving behind a bloody van when they are in front of you blocking your sight, and they blind you with their headlights when they are driving behind you.

Chevy Tahoe however thought it would be dandy to write out a competition to allow peeps like you and me to supply their own text to your very own SUV commercial. Excellent.

They haven’t started screening the results yet, so check these out while you still can. Here’s mine.
Sweet shit. Big up to lawgeek and violet blue. Don’t forget to link back here if you make some of your own cause I’d love to see more of these. promo mix

Oh yeah.

Arnicus from jungletrain dot net has mixed together a promotional set for ya’ll to download, burn and pump from your car/room/whatever.
There’s even a cue sheet, in cause you want to burn it to a CD-R. Ain’t that sweet!?

Here’s the tracklist to spike your interest:

In Out ### Title Label
00:00 00:28 00. Glitchwillis - Jungletrain Dot Net (
00:28 05:55 01. Grooverider & Optical - Cybernetic Jazz (Columbia)
04:27 09:56 02. Seba - Vector_:Reload (720 Degrees)
08:07 13:56 03. Alpha Omega - Caliburglar VIP (Offshore)
13:12 18:07 04. Reefer - Slammer (Unsigned)
17:18 22:40 05. Nucleus & Paradox - Exoteric (Esoteric)
21:34 28:08 06. Macc & dgoHn - Things Go Brown (Unsigned)
26:41 32:29 07. ArQer - Grief (Architecture)
31:45 36:50 08. Xar vs. Prosmack - That Computer (Unsigned)
35:23 41:34 09. John B - Hydrolysis (New Identity Recordings)
39:23 45:12 10. Source Direct - Snake Style (Source Direct)
44:28 50:18 11. Gary T - Bad Intention (Streetbeats)
49:01 57:00 12. Lost-Ballos ft. MC Loux - Cinderella (Unsigned)
55:11 63:11 13. Q-Project - Slow Down (Creative Source)
59:55 66:47 14. Ashback - Hexagonial Wormholes (Unsigned)

And there’s cover art, by XZ32.. wicked!

More of this stuff is in the pipeline according to the original forum thread, cause this is going to be a monthly thing, so watch out for those as well if you’re into phat pumping beats and crazy rolling basslines.