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Hey/n/iggers, how would I go about getting the lock off of an ofo bike?
Why would you want the lock from an ofo bike? To serve as a novelty paperweight?

I joke, but really, the only thing more ridiculous than wanting the lock off an ofo bike, is wanting a crappy ofo bike.
give it back jamal
Snagging one of them e-scooters is where it's at homie.
>I want to steal a bike that sticks out like a sore thumb in public
Not only are you a shitty would-be thief, you're a dumb would-be thief. Neck yourself.

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Boondoggle folly 19th century technology write your congressman edition.

Starting with DC streetcar, the most hopeless "streetcar" project in the entire western hemisphere.
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Just for reference:
Streetcar lines cost 5-20 million € per km in the EU


It depends. Where the lines are seperated from the normal lanes, which is mostly the case on main roads and along urban motorways, trams can operate at reasonable speeds. It can get messy and much slower in the old quarters and city centers, though. especially during rush hours. Even then It's still helpful that in Europe trams (and buses) have general right of way over private vehicles.
>your decaying modern midwestern city
my sides are in orbit
Technically, there should be and there are rules against delaying trams. Victoria has a rule that it's illegal to delay a tram, for example by stopping while on the tracks to turn. In practice, cars sit on the tram tracks in the middle of Bridge Rd, Richmond all the time when turning from one side of the street to another. People will also stop in front of trams on Sydney Rd because no rule is going to stop them from doing what they expect to be able to do with cars, which is just stop traffic behind them while they wait to do a right turn.

The fastest sections of Melbourne's tram network are the light rail sections, since they have actual level crossing gates etc. Swanston St would also be fast in the middle of the night after most people are gone, since it's a bicycle and tram only corridor. There are other issues, like the drivers find it harder to close the doors than a train because all they can do is ring the bell to warn people off, or if people are trying to flood a crowded tram then the driver has to use microphone/yell out of his compartment to tell people to get off because they're not going to fit.

I'd also say that street-running trams are usually legacy systems built before the rise of the automobile which are only now facing issues with traffic where once they probably ran a lot fater. I'd differentiate these systems from a modern 'light rail' quite a bit as light rail vehicles tend to be longer than the average tram. So in terms of cost the rollingstock part is lower due to smaller units.
>a truck carrying six cars crashed into a tram today in Bochum, Germany
>eleven people were hurt, six of them severely so
>the tram had to be put back on the tracks with two cranes
>overhead wires may or may not have had to be removed
>recovery took until late evening
>several hundred thousands of euros in damage
>truck driver apparently "overlooked" the 30m (that's more than 100 feet) vehicle

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Hey so

Here is a question okay?
Uhhh okay!
What if..

What if instead of hot AIR balloons
What if..
We traveled by hot WATER balloon?
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Boats are balloons in water, not of water, though
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Wait....hol up

Boats are aircraft.
you mean like a steam baloon?
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>Someone actually replied to a troll post trying to discern what OP actually said
This is funny to me

ITT: Defunct airlines thread. Let's remember the great airlines of the past that are no longer with us. I'll start with Eastern Airlines.
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Funny...they sure manage to handle (i.e. "Fuck Up") my payroll every 2 weeks.
eh im probably wrong then. either way, crushed into effectively dust.
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Don't worry we're still here on the Delta routes that overlap with the NW ones


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Its the 23rd century warp factor 8 has been achieved, what are the best starship designs and what would be their equivalent to todays planes
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NX class or bust.
Now that is a starship which feels like it could be a real vehicle.
it doesn't even have energy shielding tho
What would spaceships look like if FTL travel is never found?
O'Neil Cylinders with fusion rockets at one end.
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I wonder what would be the starship equivalent to the ASK-21, it is in production since the 1970s and still known as one of the best trainers ever build.
Yea, its performance isn't exactly overwhelming, but it is robust and easy to fly.
What about the dirt cheap and abunded K-6, K-8 and especialy the rather funny K-8 b STIHL?

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Press F to pay respects.

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That's a trip. I think they're still using the same bi-levels, too.
>caring about what people do as long as they get the job done
Take your nanny state, bootlickin fanny elsewhere.
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>/n/ewfag simultaneously complains about nanny states and defends bloated union practices, more at 11

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>tfw in the future people living under the peril of global warming will see cyclists as enlightened ones ahead of their time and cageboomers as idiots the same way we look at flat earthers today
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>2D waifu pillow
go back to 9gag
I legitimately dont care and wish them the worst.
t. poorfag cyclist
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What did Amtrak mean by this?
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>mfw I book student fares through Amtrak and the conductor never asks me for student ID
Yeah it's crazy that US companies can get away with that shit. If my train is cancelled of course I should get my money back. Same with late fees, meals, etc. I wonder if maybe some things are actually legally covered but signing up for this insurance waives other rights? I wouldn't put it past them and it would explain why their being so aggressive over 9 bucks.
Travel within the EU is covered within the EU laws on this.
There are variations depending on the mode of transport, rail, air, bus/coach and boat/ship/ferry.
>What did Amtrak mean by this?
>Lol, dude, you're an american, you have no rights!
>But for the low, low price of $9, we pretend that you have some!
>You don't want something bad to happen to your $110 trip, don't you? That's like a week of works worth of money, would be a shame if an accident happens to that money…
>"Protection" for lost stolen or damaged baggage.
Meaning you give them money and they won't steal your baggage?

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Why are trains in scandinavia so shit?
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Denmark would be the worst offender, where everything has stood still for decades.
Sweden's network is in shambles, but there's at least plans and some projects do crawl along. New train sets get bought and even some torn up railroads are being eyed for reconstruction.
Norway is a bit better off due to infinite money, but anything that connects to Sweden has zero priority.
>Norway is a bit better off due to infinite money, but anything that connects to Sweden has zero priority.

Based Norwegians wary of the Eternal Swede.
This and in areas where there are some population for good rail transport, the voters in rural areas will vote it down.

Fucking Northern Finland and their willywank ruralist Centre Party voting down on rail projects here in south.
Can't support shit for improving rail here in south where the rail system is underfunded while getting more and more overcrowded every day.
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Grass is always greener, Anon.

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sup /n/
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el nino generally makes it warm in eastern australia, though
it looks run down af but trust me, it's not
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oh let me tell you, its not as bad when there was a spark on TOP of a diesel at Franga
>On the evening of June 10, 1975, the Long Island Up goods train, which had been hauling eight wagons of steel from Lysaught's steel mill at Hastings, ran into the rear of a six carriage suburban standing in No.2 platform.
The on-duty ASM rang me to advise me, when I arrived and saw the mangled steel, I could hardly believe my eyes. The rear Hitachi carriage, its back broken, was lying atop B69. The diesel was derailed and its fuel tank ruptured. The collision caused the derailment of most carriages and wagons, and immense damage to the overhead wire and track. […] I was the first of many officials on the scene. My first concern was for the injured, but miraculously, the only person to sustain injuries was the 20 year old fireman, who was treated for cuts and shock. Normally, the suburban guard would have been sitting in the guards compartment at the rear of the train, but on this evening was in the station office having a cup of tea when the collision occurred. […] The enquiry revealed that as the steel train ran down the Langwarrin bank, the train brakes were applied too frequently, draining the air from the reserviors on the wagons. Consequently, when the brakes were applied to stop the train at Frankston, there was insufficient air in the system and the momentum carried the train into the rear of the Hitachi.

I found a discussion about this on railpages, a poster who is/was a driver claims to know the bloke responsible and he wasn't fired or reprimanded in any manner and continued to work the same route without any extra training
i dont thnk he ever fucked with the brakes again tho

Tesla fag site wants to know why you don’t own a Tesla. What does 4chan think?

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Wena culiao xd
>tesla model 3
>long drive
If I ever bought a car, it would be a Tesla, but I don't intend to ever get a car.

>>>/o/ ?
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everyone in this thread is clinically retarded
Wow you sure told everyone

Here's a surefire plan to fix America's failing rail network:
>Break up the major Class Is, redistribute their track to regional, state, and local authorities to better manage the branches of the system and provide employment and service opportunities to communities where the track passes through
>construct interurban and street railway systems in all major cities and integrate them into the regional rail network
>where the track is near large coal deposits, natural gas, and hydroelectric power, electrify the track for improved efficiency and economy
>subsidize passenger and freight operations with a national gas tax
>passenger trains have priority on all track, including mainlines
>all communities over 5,000 population have a guaranteed passenger rail service with trains running at least twice a day
>in order to support the economy, full crew laws will be applied nationwide (5 or 6 man crews for all freight trains, minimum of 3 crew per passenger train)
>railroads must serve any costumer/shipper on their line at cost if requested to do so (like rural free postal delivery)
>ban "labor-saving" technology that seeks to eliminate jobs and reduce safety
>put new construction operations in the hands of Japanese railway engineers to avoid cost overruns, construction delays, and inefficiency

Trains are for people, not profits. Please feel free to add similar suggestions and comment.
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commie desperation
If anything, the ridership only dropped 25% during the entire era of motorization and affordable air travel's arrival. That's not that bad, especially when compares to some other countries.
>"Guys, privatisation fixed the railways"
>passenger numbers falling during wartime
>passenger numbers collapsing after the Beeching Report and rail lines were closed down
>passenger numbers at the lowest point during Thatcher's premiership when the Tories were defunding British Rail
>"fixed the railways"

Nah, people just took the train more when they realised that fuel costs were too high to commute with. Privatisation merely co-incided with the realisation that trains were a necessary means of transport instead of driving for 2 hours on packed motorways.
I'm not saying your point isn't valid, but that you need better data to back it up.
I'd kill for those numbers with Amtrak

The modern us rail network's actually pretty good from an international standpoint (only when you factor freight in tho), but nothing stings more than realizing the us was obsessed with rail until the 50s and had some of the best lines (with the best service) in the world.

Automatic block signals? Invented and used by tje Eastern Railroad. Overhead catenary? The Pennsylvania Railroad didn't invent it, but they sure as hell pioneered the use of it. Automatic Train Control? Pennsy again.

Then we saw the car and threw that all away without a second thought.


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I’ve met quite a few guys from tongue point. It comes down to what you make it. Honestly, I would’ve rather have had some formal training versus learning on the job, and getting berated for ignorance when I had no one fucking teach me.

I mean, it’s kind of fucking prison being in the job corps, like being a boat, except without the pay. But you walk out with your QMED, AB special and other shit. That’s at least $4k in classes you’d otherwise have to pay for our of your own pocket that you’d be saving up from your hitches. But it’s a 1-2 year program.
I’d avoid it, and just get your Twic& mmc, study your shit online, and apply to mom and pop tug companies that don’t post job openings online.

Idk where you’re located (Port captains might not want to pay to fly out a greenhorn from out of state)

There is always a need for deckhands. Always. I got on a tug as an OS, has my seatime in a few months for an AB. However, I got hired because I spent a year working on salvages and skiffs.

This guy gets it.
>get tug job
>”you get seasick?”
>”No cap, I’ve been working on the water over a year for this

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>he actually got out
Kek as soon as you get out, my transfer to get put on one of our boats in Dutch harbor gets approved.

Also somebody make a new thread, jewchan wont let me post images from my phone anymore since my “IP range has been blocked”
After my last hitch, of seeing the senior captain shitting on everyone, I realized “I’ve done this shit long and am going to become a grumpy old fuck too, and will want to be home when I have a family”

Also, being verbally and passively degraded is fucking bullshit. And having grown ass men throw tantrums and talk shit, simply because you can’t do anything.

You just gotta be an assist boat?

I worked with some Dunlap guys. Didn’t seem like too bad of a gig. Weather gets really fucking shit though. I’ve seen it raining upwards.

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Bicycles are for faggots.

Get the fuck off the road and get out of the way.

If you wear Lycra you are confirmed unrecoverable and should commit not living.
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Every cyclist blocking "your" way is one less car on the road clogging up traffic. Your welcome, faggot.
That's not how you spell "public transport that doesn't stop to shit"
This picture is so appropiate to 53yob
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>Bicycles are for faggots.
No, gay people are more into trucks.
>Get the fuck off the road and get out of the way.
Why don't you get out of my way?
Most of the time traffic jams are caused by cars.
>If you wear Lycra you are confirmed unrecoverable and should commit not living.
Are you so uncomfortable with your body that wearing tight clothes may reveal too much of it for you?
Or is it that most cyclists are fit and lean and you envy them?
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Get a load of this nigga

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Let's lol at retarded aviation concepts
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pressurizing the fuelcell, run that fucker hot and hard
As a a320 rated I find this post to be offensive, sir. Please check your privilege.
arent these just straight vectors of wind with suction pulling them into a vortex
Tegel is one of my favorite airports in the world. So cozy, such awesome a e s t h e t i c s....I'll be really heartbroken when its gone.
Literal aerospace engineer. It would work, but how do you get the aircraft out of the airstream of the fan, where it's motionless relative to the fan, and into the free air, where it suddenly has to be moving fast? You can't. You could accelerate the fan down a track and keep the aircraft in the fan stream while it accelerates... but then why not just let the aircraft take off normally?

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