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by Highway
13 May 2021, 14:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1752
Views: 137120

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Proceed to stab your friends in the face with this, Dr. T. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/05/13/cdc-says-fully-vaccinated-americans-no-longer-need-masks-indoors-or-outdoors-most-cases/?utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook One of them was already telling me that CDC...
by Highway
13 May 2021, 12:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1465
Views: 112752

Re: cars and how they get that way

Yeah, you can't really sell most people on the things that would satisfy 99% of what they say they do (or even 100% of what they actually do). And even that's not the whole story. Like people wanting SUVs might say that "I need the 4WD!" (when they never go out in snow / it doesn't snow / they don't...
by Highway
11 May 2021, 23:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 725
Views: 53876

Re: Infrastructure

I really don't think that personal vehicles will go away. I do see the likelihood that they are all electrified, although I don't know how quickly that will happen.
by Highway
07 May 2021, 15:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10202
Views: 723430

Re: Petty annoyances

Aresen wrote: 07 May 2021, 14:21 I input an old email address I hardly ever use any more.
If you use a gmail address, you can use some tricks to get additional addresses. The benefit is that they can still be seen on your main gmail account, but you can also filter them if they end up spammy.
by Highway
07 May 2021, 14:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 725
Views: 53876

Re: Infrastructure

There are plenty of people who would make that argument: "Americans just love cars, and wouldn't use alternative transportation unless they had to, no matter what the condition."
by Highway
07 May 2021, 11:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 725
Views: 53876

Re: Infrastructure

The truth is, as JasonL observes, that the car traffic anywhere is going to fill up at least some, if not a lot, of the roads. So wherever you go, there will be some roadways that are congested, and make it look like "oh, they have a lot of cars here, too." That's what the Downs-Thomson Paradox actu...
by Highway
06 May 2021, 23:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3920
Views: 385886

Re: Twitter!

by Highway
06 May 2021, 16:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 725
Views: 53876

Re: Infrastructure

Speaking about Buses being the transit of last resort, there is this interesting video about the Downs-Thomson Paradox, which makes the case that speeding up bus travel (or trams) will reduce car usage and congestion, because the average time of a trip by car will continue to increase until it reach...
by Highway
06 May 2021, 16:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 725
Views: 53876

Re: Infrastructure

There's no way that new rail lines go directly to "the city center" in places like NY or LA. Plus, what would that even mean? I don't know that much about LA (I've only been there twice, both more than 30 years ago), but it sure looks to me like LAX is 'in the city'. Where's the center of the megap...
by Highway
06 May 2021, 15:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 725
Views: 53876

Re: Infrastructure

I'd agree that it would be good if buses could get more of a leg up in North America, rather than being transit-of-last-resort-for-the-poors. I have some hope that if buses were able to be all-electric, so that the 'stinky noisy bus' wasn't a thing, but the 'quiet shiny clean bus' was a thing, they ...
by Highway
06 May 2021, 14:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 725
Views: 53876

Re: Infrastructure

There's no way that new rail lines go directly to "the city center" in places like NY or LA. Plus, what would that even mean? I don't know that much about LA (I've only been there twice, both more than 30 years ago), but it sure looks to me like LAX is 'in the city'. Where's the center of the megapl...
by Highway
05 May 2021, 10:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1752
Views: 137120

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

It's abundantly clear that yelling (or clutching your pearls or clicking your tongue) at people showing vaccine hesitancy about how stupid or ignorant they are does not do anything except harden their opinion against getting the vaccines. It's really something that people should be backing off of in...
by Highway
05 May 2021, 10:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8399
Views: 646014

Re: Orange is the new President

If you absolutely don't want to be friends with anyone who won't consistently say only bad things about Trump, then they're probably not the friends for you. It's up to you, I'm not trying to judge (really). It's possible that one or both of them voted for Trump at least once. It's also possible tha...
by Highway
03 May 2021, 21:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2920
Views: 281268

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Bobby Unser, at age 87
by Highway
03 May 2021, 18:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 1102
Views: 119572

Re: Tiny Triumphs

I keep trying to make it into The Hall of the Mountain King but the third and fourth measures aren't quite right. Sure they are. It's a little weird because it involves an E sharp, which you don't see a lot, but it's right. Reading keys and such is really where my skills are weak, but now that I lo...
by Highway
01 May 2021, 17:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10202
Views: 723430

Re: Petty annoyances

Up at 4:30 so ...coffee? Fill coffee grounds. Go to sink to fill carafe. Smash! Wait, smash? What smash? Dammit, that's the carafe broken. Amazon, save me! Replacement carafe: $21. Replacement coffee maker with carafe: $25. Save the earth by paying for my clumsiness, rather than creating more trash...
by Highway
01 May 2021, 10:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1106
Views: 116246

Re: Random covid-19 observations

It's not like they're even hard to fake. I mean, mine is a paper card with plain text stickers and a person's writing on it. Whoop-de-do.
by Highway
01 May 2021, 00:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1487
Views: 200690

Re: Music for the Masses

by Highway
30 Apr 2021, 00:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1487
Views: 200690

Re: Music for the Masses

I thought this was a fun watch:
by Highway
26 Apr 2021, 20:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 725
Views: 53876

Re: Infrastructure

Yeah, they're definitely crossing the yellow lines, because they didn't repave that, and the lines are still going to be there. And a road like that is going to need to be open to traffic throughout construction. There's nowhere else to use for a detour. They may not have all the signs up. It's actu...
by Highway
26 Apr 2021, 15:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 725
Views: 53876

Re: Infrastructure

Agh I'm so triggered!

by Highway
25 Apr 2021, 14:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side
Replies: 970
Views: 91173

Re: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side

...or because they think that clearing some trees would increase seepage into their basements. How does that work? Because the roots are soaking up the water? That was the belief. Evapotranspiration is trees taking groundwater and evaporating it away. But especially in this case, that was probably ...
by Highway
24 Apr 2021, 20:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side
Replies: 970
Views: 91173

Re: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side

The biggest often unremarked on big projects in cities these days are replacement of the water and sewer systems, between a lot of them being past their centennial and current EPA rules. And frequently the biggest liability hanging over the figurative heads of those same cities, municipalities, and...
by Highway
24 Apr 2021, 10:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2232
Views: 224627

Re: Home $weet Home

Anyone else having trouble getting contractors and building supplies? Around here, wood has gone through the roof (heh) and contractors won't even bid. I blame the northerners moving here (like we did) because of the pandemic. It's a bit annoying, but I guess we can wait to have minor things done. ...