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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #675 on: May 05, 2021, 10:27:24 AM »

https://www.universalhub.com/2021/if-youre-doing-kessel-run-12-parsecs-watch-out#new
The funny thing is, that a Parsec is a unit of distance. That was never really explained in Star Wars, but thereís probably some cannon explosion somewhere I just donít know.
This really threw me off as a kid.
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #676 on: May 05, 2021, 10:31:42 AM »

https://www.universalhub.com/2021/if-youre-doing-kessel-run-12-parsecs-watch-out#new
The funny thing is, that a Parsec is a unit of distance. That was never really explained in Star Wars, but thereís probably some cannon explosion somewhere I just donít know.
The Solo movie a few years ago tried to explain that he took a dangerous shortcut on the Kessel Run. Doesn't really explain it, but just "hand waved" over it.
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #677 on: May 06, 2021, 01:12:21 PM »

https://www.universalhub.com/2021/if-youre-doing-kessel-run-12-parsecs-watch-out#new
The funny thing is, that a Parsec is a unit of distance. That was never really explained in Star Wars, but thereís probably some cannon explosion somewhere I just donít know.
The Solo movie a few years ago tried to explain that he took a dangerous shortcut on the Kessel Run. Doesn't really explain it, but just "hand waved" over it.

It's like Star Trek geeks endlessly coming up with canon-related explanations of why Klingons look so different in The Original Series than they do in all the other series.  (Deep Space Nine humorously acknowledged this and deliberately blew it off by having Worf say "We do not discuss it with Outsiders."
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #678 on: May 08, 2021, 06:24:10 PM »

https://www.universalhub.com/2021/if-youre-doing-kessel-run-12-parsecs-watch-out#new
The funny thing is, that a Parsec is a unit of distance. That was never really explained in Star Wars, but thereís probably some cannon explosion somewhere I just donít know.
The Solo movie a few years ago tried to explain that he took a dangerous shortcut on the Kessel Run. Doesn't really explain it, but just "hand waved" over it.

It's like Star Trek geeks endlessly coming up with canon-related explanations of why Klingons look so different in The Original Series than they do in all the other series.  (Deep Space Nine humorously acknowledged this and deliberately blew it off by having Worf say "We do not discuss it with Outsiders."

FYI: Well after the DS9 episode aired, a canon explanation for this phenomenon came about in a two-episode story arc during season 4 of Enterprise: a Klingon augment virus
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #679 on: May 08, 2021, 07:33:15 PM »

Today I passed by a VMS that said this simply:

VERY SLOW
TO WARDEN

Usually, a normal message would be like
401 COLLECTORS VERY SLOW
TO WARDEN

but in the end, it was not a correct message anyways, as there was no slowdown
« Last Edit: May 08, 2021, 07:46:40 PM by andrepoiy »
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #680 on: May 08, 2021, 07:35:02 PM »

^^ I don't understand the "TO WARDEN" part.  :confused:
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #681 on: May 08, 2021, 07:46:20 PM »

^^ I don't understand the "TO WARDEN" part.  :confused:

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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #682 on: May 08, 2021, 08:00:47 PM »

Today I passed by a VMS that said this simply:

VERY SLOW
TO WARDEN

Usually, a normal message would be like
401 COLLECTORS VERY SLOW
TO WARDEN

but in the end, it was not a correct message anyways, as there was no slowdown

I'm assuming the VMS was bugged?
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #683 on: May 18, 2021, 07:00:19 PM »

Nevada DOT is running a contest through June 15 to pick new safety messages to be displayed on VMSs statewide.

https://www.dot.nv.gov/safety/digital-message-sign-contest

The contenders:
- When Driving, Use Your Thinker and Your Blinker
- Thatís The Temperature, Not the Speed Limit
- Texts Means Wrecks
- Itís Not a Race, Leave Some Space
- There is No Need to Drive At Warp Speed
- Practice Vehicle Social Distancing. Donít Tailgate
- Your Seat Belt Looks Good On You
- Gamble at the Casino, Not Your Car. Buckle Up!
- Camp In The Mountains, Not the Left Lane
- Turn Signals Come Free with Vehicles. Use Them.
- Donít Get Exhausted. Tailgating Blows.
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #684 on: May 18, 2021, 08:34:42 PM »

I like the left lane one, Virginia has something similar theyíll post around Labor DayÖ ďCamp in state parks, not the left laneĒ
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #685 on: May 19, 2021, 12:50:43 PM »

- Texts Means Wrecks

subject-verb agreement?
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #686 on: May 20, 2021, 09:18:58 AM »

Nevada DOT is running a contest through June 15 to pick new safety messages to be displayed on VMSs statewide.

https://www.dot.nv.gov/safety/digital-message-sign-contest

The contenders:
- When Driving, Use Your Thinker and Your Blinker
- Thatís The Temperature, Not the Speed Limit
- Texts Means Wrecks
- Itís Not a Race, Leave Some Space
- There is No Need to Drive At Warp Speed
- Practice Vehicle Social Distancing. Donít Tailgate
- Your Seat Belt Looks Good On You
- Gamble at the Casino, Not Your Car. Buckle Up!
- Camp In The Mountains, Not the Left Lane
- Turn Signals Come Free with Vehicles. Use Them.
- Donít Get Exhausted. Tailgating Blows.

Some of these are very witty. I like that. Is the contest still accepting entries?
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #687 on: May 20, 2021, 05:00:14 PM »

Nevada DOT is running a contest through June 15 to pick new safety messages to be displayed on VMSs statewide.

https://www.dot.nv.gov/safety/digital-message-sign-contest

The contenders:
- When Driving, Use Your Thinker and Your Blinker
- Thatís The Temperature, Not the Speed Limit
- Texts Means Wrecks
- Itís Not a Race, Leave Some Space
- There is No Need to Drive At Warp Speed
- Practice Vehicle Social Distancing. Donít Tailgate
- Your Seat Belt Looks Good On You
- Gamble at the Casino, Not Your Car. Buckle Up!
- Camp In The Mountains, Not the Left Lane
- Turn Signals Come Free with Vehicles. Use Them.
- Donít Get Exhausted. Tailgating Blows.

Some of these are very witty. I like that. Is the contest still accepting entries?

I thought these types of messages got banned.
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #688 on: May 20, 2021, 05:01:09 PM »

Banned by whom?
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #689 on: May 20, 2021, 05:32:54 PM »

Banned by whom?

I think there's a provision in the proposed MUTCD 11e that bans them. Of course, it hasn't gotten officially finalized and approved yet.
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #690 on: May 28, 2021, 03:16:18 PM »

Texas doesn't know how to spell TAILGATING.

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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #691 on: May 28, 2021, 03:29:06 PM »

I feel like this would be more appropriate in Florida.
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #692 on: June 14, 2021, 10:54:06 PM »


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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #693 on: June 15, 2021, 06:07:27 PM »


VK magizine

Well, you should also restrain your cats while traveling, as a 15 pound projectile (even if it is a fluff ball) can do a lot of damage to the occupants of a car.
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #694 on: June 15, 2021, 08:18:08 PM »

I travel with unrestrained 15-pound objects in the car all the time.  Maybe I should start seat-belting my groceries...
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #695 on: June 15, 2021, 11:48:48 PM »

I travel with unrestrained 15-pound objects in the car all the time.  Maybe I should start seat-belting my groceries...

Well, usually we put our groceries in the cargo space, so they arenít as dangerous as a cat or dog in the passenger compartment.
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #696 on: June 16, 2021, 07:51:18 AM »

Nevada DOT is running a contest through June 15 to pick new safety messages to be displayed on VMSs statewide.

https://www.dot.nv.gov/safety/digital-message-sign-contest

- Thatís The Temperature, Not the Speed Limit
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i have to wonder about that one.. maybe on 93/95 or whatever they're calling it now.
i-15, maybe not so much. i-80, seems it could be both.
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #697 on: June 16, 2021, 07:55:29 AM »

Nevada DOT is running a contest through June 15 to pick new safety messages to be displayed on VMSs statewide.

https://www.dot.nv.gov/safety/digital-message-sign-contest

- Thatís The Temperature, Not the Speed Limit
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i have to wonder about that one.. maybe on 93/95 or whatever they're calling it now.
i-15, maybe not so much. i-80, seems it could be both.

Temperature, not route number.
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #698 on: June 16, 2021, 03:49:39 PM »


I travel with unrestrained 15-pound objects in the car all the time.  Maybe I should start seat-belting my groceries...

Well, usually we put our groceries in the cargo space, so they arenít as dangerous as a cat or dog in the passenger compartment.

Then you apparently drive a vehicle with a trunk.  We don't.
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #699 on: July 22, 2021, 05:28:17 PM »

Seen on I-85/I-40 eastbound between milepost 58 and 59 this afternoon:

           I-40
        Via I-40
    26 min[utes]

I'm pretty sure that meant to say I-540 on the top row.

During the rush hour, this sign typically flips back and forth the trip times between using I-40 versus I-85 and NC-147 (Durham Freeway).  There's less than 2 miles difference between the destinations.  Traditionally, the sign would indicate the trip times to I-540 but most recently I've been seeing trip times to the east end of the Durham Freeway.  That's absurd also:

          NC-147
          Via I-40
      24 min[utes]
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         NC-147
 Via I-85 and NC-147
      26 min[utes]
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