usa – What is the route where you can see the most national parks starting from New Jersey to California?

I’m driving from Ridgefield, NJ and looking to end at Tahoe, CA within 4 weeks. I’d like NJ to be the most northern state that I start from heading towards the south. I’d like to stay at each national park for 2-3 days. What is the best scenic route where I can see the most national parks starting from New Jersey to California?

Which snowy mountains and lake in California did Chloe Kim drive to?

You can see more of this location at 3:10. My kid’s a big fan of Chloe Kim, Olympic Gold Medalist, not just because she was accepted to Princeton University.

Chloe’s Korean American born and raised in California. I’m guessing this is in California?

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driving – Why are California freeway exits painted with disconnected shoulder lines?

As already correctly pointed out here, the “before exit” line breaks are intended to visually warn drivers of upcoming exits in cases of heavy fog. It is a drastic break that is intended to be noticeable. (More on this below)

The “after exit” line breaks coincide with the end of the pavement between the exit ramp and the continuing highway. This may not be intended as a visual signal for drivers as it is not drastic, nor called out as such in the documentation below – although, as @C.M. gives capable witness to in the comments, it still can serve that purpose to alert drivers.

From the documentation, it seems to simply be a change in regulated spacing of lines for a traffic lane: While there is still pavement to safely drive on to the right, space it at distance A. Once there is no direct path to the exit anymore, space the lines at distance B, perhaps allowing space for safety rumble strips.

Here is an image from the 2014 California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CMUTCD), page 662 (orange emphasis added):
Exit Ramp Neutral Area Channelizing Lines Detail

It shows that the ramp neutral (pavement) area should have (when viewed from the highway) reflective markers and then the white line. After the neutral area, it reverts to the standard highway markings of “Detail 27B” (below) where the proscribed order is to have the white line exactly two inches from the edge of the drivable surface (2014 CMUTCD, page 658):
Right Edge Line Detail

Finally, you’ll notice a reference in the notes of the preceding image to a flare in advance of an exit. This is the legal explanation for the “before exit” discontinuities. Here is that full diagram from page 708:
Examples of Dotted Line, Chevron Markings, and Channelizing Line Applications for Exit Ramp Markings Detail

Note 3 under the image states:

A flared Right Edge Line 150 ft in advance of an exit ramp, is recommended where climatic conditions, such as areas that experience heavy fog, may require additional guidance. In areas that normally do not experience these conditions, a continuous edge line may be used.

EDIT: I previously implied that the placement of the white line after the exit was to allow room for the rumble strips – and while it generally seems so, it apparently is not strictly so… from the 2014 CMUTCD p818 – Section 3J.01.02:

This Manual contains no provisions regarding the design and placement of longitudinal rumble strips. The provisions in this Manual address the use of markings in combination with a longitudinal rumble strip.

And here is the relevant detail figure:
Examples of Longitudinal Rumble Strip Markings Detail

Relevant text from the note in the image:

Note: Edge line may be located alongside the rumble strip (Option A) or on the rumble strip (Option B).

driving – Why are California exits painted with disconnected shoulder lines?

On freeway exits on a recent road trip to California, I noticed the following paint markings:

California freeway exit paint marking

The paint marking for the exit seems to disconnect in two locations from the main shoulder paint line, as if the exit was painted after the road. However, every exit I noticed in California was painted like this, while every exit I have ever seen while living on the east coast has been one unbroken line on both sides:

East coast freeway exit paint marking

This may be selection bias, but I only ever saw this marking style in California, and I traveled through several states near it as well.

What does/would cause this style of painting an exit to occur in California?

Edit: In response to a comment I went into street view and picked 10 exits at random. Here are the results:

Both disconnects (before and after exit):

Only disconnected after exit:

In particular, note the following locations where the last exit in a neighboring state does not have this pattern, but the first exit in California does:

345 near Reno, Nevada:



40 near Needles, California



5 near Hilt, California



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Community News: RackNerd Moving to New Headquarter Locations in Rancho Cucamonga, California

To continue LowEndBox’s new “interesting news” series, we came across this post shared by Dustin B. Cisneros, CEO of RackNerd on LinkedIn today, and thought it would be some newsworthy content to share, considering RackNerd is a popular provider within the LowEndBox and LowEndTalk community, with some of the highest engagement rates. RackNerd has frequently contributed content, giveaways, and special deals to the community, and have garnered a reputation for excellent service and support.

In just a year after RackNerd moved into their first office space in Upland, it looks like RackNerd has already outgrown that office, and is now expanding over to new office space in Rancho Cucamonga, which is truly amazing to see. They are a dominant player here within the community, and we believe that members of the LEB/LET community will also be happy to see and appreciate being with a company that has real office space, based here within the United States. Office space is not the only indicator, but it definitely shows for the provider’s commitment, positive cash flow, and good standing as a company – as obtaining office space is quite a process and requires signing multi-year lease agreements, approved credit, security deposits, and more. This is a big step forward for any company, and we’re happy to see a fellow LEB provider prosper and obtain their second office space.

Dustin Cisneros, CEO of RackNerd states: “We’re stoked as a company! Achievements like this mean so much to us. As a result of our hard work, dedication towards our customers and brand, we’re expanding. Happy to announce that we are moving our headquarter offices in under a year of obtaining our first office space. We’re making big moves, and have plenty of other exciting news to share soon. Here we come Rancho Cucamonga, California!”

According to the post shared by RackNerd on their blog, the move-in date for their new headquarter offices in Rancho Cucamonga will be on August 1st, 2021.

A full copy of the post can be found below:

In the middle of a pandemic, we went out and opened new office space in Upland (Southern California) destined for RackNerd’s Headquarters location, as we shared in previous blog posts.

With the help of our valued customers, we’ve grown and scaled RackNerd very quickly – from zero to a multi-million dollar revenue business, now currently serving customers out of 17 different datacenter locations globally. All of this would not have been possible without our customers, and we would like to thank you for being part of our journey and for making this possible.

We are a customer service centric company, and we constantly make investments in our customers. This is made more and more evident by our continuous expansions, additional product features, and most importantly it is clear in the service we provide. Our reputation is excellent, our support is rapid, and our performance is second to none.

Within the first five months after moving into our existing office space, we experienced tremendous amount of growth from global customers as well as the local community, so much to the point that our CEO, Dustin B. Cisneros, had expressed interest in searching for a new office space. In Dustin’s own words, he specifically said:

Overall, great office, especially as a starter office. We committed to it during the pandemic, as we have been thriving since our launch. It’s a great way to be closely connected to local businesses, as well as hire local talent. We do plan on moving from here, to something bigger. Possibly like an industrial building, and doing something cool with one. We will see. We are signed here for now, for two years.”

No doubt, an industrial building is totally cool, as it allows for office space to built to spec, for example in an industrial zone, you’re able to build out spaces with private restroom, kitchen, sink area, etc. Not to mention, the ability to scale SQFT (essentially build whatever you can dream of).

Today, that intention has come true, fulfilling not only our dreams and desires, but this is a continuous illustration of our effort to continue on our mission of expanding. Despite signing a two year term, we’re moving much sooner than that, just as we originally moved into our existing space much sooner than originally planned for.

We believe that nothing in this universe stays the same – a condition can only improve or worsen. Here at RackNerd, we are constantly looking to improve, and by doing so – our customer’s benefit. Despite a global pandemic, we went out and had our full attention on expansion – more product lines, more datacenter locations, obtaining real office space in Southern California, hiring more staff, introducing more features to existing customers, and so much more. We’re grateful, and thankful to have you as a customer. We’re sincerely excited for what the future brings.

We’re Moving! Introducing RackNerd’s New Headquarters in Rancho Cucamonga, California!

You read that right, just a year after moving into our new headquarters space in Upland, we’ve experienced massive growth and quickly outgrew our Upland office, and identified the need that we needed to open a new headquarters office location that could keep up with our growth in order to assist our ever growing client base.

As of today, the paperwork has officially been finalized, and RackNerd is pleased to announce that we will be moving our headquarters offices!

Our new headquarters will be located in Rancho Cucamonga, approximately 8 miles away from our existing headquarters space in Upland.

Rancho Cucamonga is an affluent city located at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Rancho Cucamonga is located approximately 37 miles east of Los Angeles, and thanks to its prime location and stellar amenities, it is the 26th most populous city in California.

Fun Fact: Did you know that Rancho Cucamonga is the primary setting of the show “Workaholics,” and the movie “Next Friday”?

Construction crews are beginning work soon, and more pictures and status updates will follow! We currently have a tentative move-in date of August 1st, 2021 to RackNerd’s new Rancho Cucamonga office space! Stay tuned for more updates, and thanks for reading!

Are you a hosting provider, VPN provider, or similar with interesting industry news? We’d like to hear from you. You can do so easily, either by sending us a message directly on LowEndTalk or by submitting a ticket on our helpdesk.



I’m Andrew, techno polymath and long-time LowEndTalk community Moderator. My technical interests include all things Unix, perl, python, shell scripting, and relational database systems. I enjoy writing technical articles here on LowEndBox to help people get more out of their VPSes.

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usa – Can I drive on my foreign license in California on an F-1 OPT status?

So, I paid my tuition in Massachussets and I’m currently working on my F-1 OPT in California(my final year). Can I drive here on my foreign license? Do I really qualify as a California resident given I don’t have exact benefits extended to me as that of a resident, I don’t vote or own property here.

I’ve seen rental cars companies not checking for this requirement when we rent cars. I’ve also heard of my friend leasing my car on her foreign license.

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