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Network Traffic and the Rush(?) Hour

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Moral of the day from Bob Grogan: Zooming forward and then slamming on the brakes is as inefficient in computer usage as on your city highways.
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The Constant Struggle

Prior to my entry into the fast-paced world of stop-and-go traffic as a productive member of society, traffic jams and slow traffic were quite mysterious to me. Going home after a hard day, everyone agrees that faster would, in fact, be preferable—and yet travel is generally slower than the run to work in the morning.

I learned the answer in my second quarter of Models of Applied Mathematics.


I feel it fair to warn the reader that a connection to computing will eventually be established here, but only after sufficient venting.

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