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It's good to see your city improving its public transportation.

This lane will merge:
2 airports
7 big transportation hubs
1 big railway station
10 subway lanes will have crossings (same stations) than this one, good for exchanging lanes

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cadets are better than ratings edition

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Become a deckhand on literally any ship, you'll do shit all all day
I have a few buddies who worked in the arctic, it kinda sucks after the first month from what I've heard. I worked on an icebreaker on the north Atlantic and it was pretty fun
Most first world countries are short of engineers, if you have a decent reputation and no fuck ups you can get hired pretty much anywhere
You made the right choice. If I could start over, I'd go engine instead of deck. Like the previous anon said, there's always a need for engineers. It's also exponentially easier to get a who reside job whenever you tire of the schedule, walk into any factory or power plant and they'll have you.
Shoreside job*
From my personal observations there is a bigger lack of electricians, mostly because they can get shore based jobs for almost same money
Could I get a job as a deckhand?
I have a degree in computer science but I'm autistic and can't function around other people.

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Posting pictures of your issues helps.

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so basically if you can i suggest you go visit a co-op used bike store type place and try find some nice old shimano cantis in their parts bin. Very common takeoff for v-brakes
then buy nice new pads & cables for them.

Thanks. I'm hoping I've got something laying around.

I think the carbon handlebar helps soak up some of the bumps. The bike is fast on the flat due to the 38T chainring, the bike exceeds my leg power to ride flat out. My old bike was shit and I never felt the need to wear a helmet, but with this bike it feels a bit lairy & risky not to wear one.

I still getting used the the 29" wheels. My old bike was 26". 27.5" may have been a better balance, or have a 29/27.5 mullet. 29" rides over obstacles very easily but it is not very nimble, just wants to be in a straight line quickly and brute force through the terrain.
>Very common takeoff for v-brakes
I've read this 10 times and I'm still confused.
nice, what framebag?

GWR branchline edition

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stickon weights for car wheels are often easier to find, like at wallmart. easy to cut too
Those are steel. Most auto parts stores have stick on lead weights for wheel balancing and they are much more malleable to be able to shape them (mostly) how you want them.
function over form, the bridge needed to be upgraded to take the heavier modern trains
>there was oil dripping out of the truck assemblies and into the packaging
This is normal, but holy christ that is a lot of grease in there. Typically, the fuckin Chinese, Taiwanese or whomever, are usually heavy on the grease. Most of the time it's too much, but your thing has a shitload more than I've ever seen.

>don't know shit about the milwaukee road
It was the coolest US freight railroad to up and fucking kill itself. Very sad. Could've done better if its highest-ups hadn't been faggots.

>The Milwaukee Road put together some wild electric x diesel mashups
See above. That's what happens when you run your locos to fucking death. Makes power lashups really fun, tho.
Did trains just get more expensive?
Or did the quality increase a lot thus leading to increased prices?

City parks are probably one of the most underappreciated aspects of urban infrastructure.

>Public space open to all nearly all the time that encourage healthy lifestyles
>Provides commercial opportunities for local vendors
>Increases value of local community, even in rundown areas
>Provides an attractive transportation experience with parkways

What do you like about parks? What are the best parks, in your experience?
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Parts of Toronto's University Avenue is likely going to be turned into an urban park. Any chances other cities follow suit? How would this work out in the long run?
Good, University is way too fucking wide.
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>bury freeway underground
>built roads on top that bisect the park every 300 feet


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ITT: Comfy street running
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Look at all the horse shit in the street, then
>imagine the smell
I see a horse powered streetcar on the right side track and from the perfect trail of shit between the rails I’d say the middle track is for streetcars as well. There were horsecars in Manhattan until 1917.
I miss small town White America....
Nowadays "small town america" just fatties, opiates and walmart.
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this is comfy street running

How do we get people back on transit?
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I live in the SF Bay Area and have been taking the subway every single day this year just like I have since 2016 because I'm a wageslave. Despite tanked ridership, honestly I have seen zero instances of crime. Now, granted, I don't ride late at night (it closes at 9 PM now anyway) but In all my years of riding I can count one one hand the number of crimes I've seen, and those few were snatch and grabs of phone/laptop of some retard using it in front of open doors. I always laugh when idiots here say that our subway system is some crime infested shithole.

Let me say, however, that the typical subway shit still hasn't really stopped. There are still bums on it, there are still the extremely rude blacks who are loud and disruptive, still occasional drug use/smoking on the trains. This has really infuriated me because I kinda gave the system the benefit of the doubt before because with half a million people riding a day it would be hard to stop everything. But It made me so angry that I've been doing fare evasion as much as possible since April 1 despite paying every day for 4 years previously. When I see that even with 10% of normal ridership they still make no effort to stop these people from getting into the system, I realized that nothing will ever make them care.
You the Berkeley anon?

i on the other hand have personally witnessed serious harassment and violence against women on Sundays 6, as well as vandalism and assault. all by black men
wonder if the rules to wear mask are being embraced by the criminal population and they're taking advantage of it? has number of crimes solved changed?
Bring your glock with you. Problem solved.

Every bad neighborhood needs one.
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When I was a wee lad growing up in a rural western state, I used to shoot at the vehicle-carrying train cars with my deer rifle. I feel bad about that now. Glad I never hit a hitchhiking crust punk or anything.
Pretty comfy, but I’d rather it was easier and cheaper to put my bike on the train.
This happened by my house.
These people are white trash. I know they aren't actually from Flint but every person in Genessee County might as well be related to Kid Rock or Ted Nugent.
I mean, that's really just par for the course for bored kids in general. Even well into late teen years, kids can be impulsive and will not think through to the consequences of the actions they're about to take.
There's one of these rape tunnels in Calgary by Chinook Mall that recently closed. No idea how the fuck these get approved and built

>$10k bike
>rim brakes

holy cringe
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Has anyone you personally know ever died of Ebola?
my dad
the old style levers can be rotated closed too far and past the peak of their cam
newer ones have a small bump in the lever to limit its rotation past the little metal cup with the C shaped rubber bearing surface
>tfw people put the springs on backwards
>or put the QR lever on the same side as the disk rotor
/pol/ wants its hate back....
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>"hate" comes from the right

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She's got a point
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>but it's really moreso the cyclists fault for riding in the door zone.

Government designated cycle lanes are the door zone. This is why I never ride in cycle lanes, except when it is a longer uphill section where I am not going to keep pace with vehicles.
props to whoever put the cycle lane in the door zone
its a good cost saving measure
Totally fair. New cycle lane in auckland on my route goes through a bus stop. It's what you'd take your first step onto when you get off a bus. So it has to be ridden at below walking pace. And now if you ride that bit on the road you get shouted at by drivers. And the bike lane just stops at either end of the safe flat straight bit of road when it gets to an intersection.
I actually agree with the sentiment. I arrived at this conclusion while riding motorcycles. It really isn’t fair to the other drivers. They are not taught to look for them and our culture is narcissistic and self absorbed. People simply don’t care because they don’t have to and aren’t told to. Imagine going to the gym one morning and killing a father and his 5 year old daughter because you turned in front of their motorcycle because you didn’t see them because the single headlight aligned perfectly with one of the headlights of the truck several hundred feet behind it. It isn’t fair to the driver that these freak opportunities.

I’m playing devils advocate a bit but I think there is some truth to this argument
>I’m playing devils advocate a bit
That's an insult to the intelligence of those who advocate for the devil

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Why be a pilot when A&Ps make just as much in half the time and can live anywhere in the world? Edition

Welcome to the /gag/ - /gag/ is dedicated to all the pilots and pilot applicants out there, and although the name suggests otherwise, airline, military, and charter discussion is welcome.
Keep it on topic, keep the shit throwing to a minimum, no nudes. Bikefags not allowed :^)
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Another 7700 squawker just disappeared off FR24. A VallJet, VLJ635M squawked at 19:04 UTC and disappeared at 19:29 UTC after dropping from 4825ft to 2775ft in 48 seconds.
I'm guessing it diverted to Nantes (original destination Angers) and was on the right track to intercept runway 03, but it's disappeared over Paulx, where flights would make a turn.
Ground coverage doesn't seem spotty. A Volotea flight from Montpellier flew into Nantes onto 03 without disappearing.
Until quite recently it wasn't really possible for gliders to have AIs, since mechanical ones need a vacuum system that you don't have without an engine. Nowadays you could have electronic gyros or combo instruments like the Garmin G5 but they're expensive and gliders are all about keeping cost down.

Personally if I were doing the sailplane thing, especially it it were in an area where unintentional IMC were a possibility, I'd use Foreflight with an external AHRS and at least have a fallback AI that way.
Just applied here. I’m literally exactly at the 750TT application minimums.. I don’t really want to move to the border. But what the fuck else can I do at this point. Still could be multiple years before the airlines resume hiring
You'll still have fun. Think of all the mexican food you'll get to enjoy!
I know a guy who flew helos and some fixed wing for Customs for like 20 years. He loved it but said it became a shitshow during the transition when they got rolled into DHS and merged with the Border Patrol. Not sure what they're like now, I've considered it myself though just on the off chance that I might be able to fly a P-3 with them someday.

Also you don't necessarily have to be on the border, they fly a lot of places, including security flights around DC and tons of stuff over the Gulf out of bases on the Gulf Coast.

like japan has one why cant texas have one?
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>while texas is mostly desert and rural areas.
Houston and Dallas/Ft.Worth are top ten in U.S. metro regions and Austin and San Antonio are sizable as well. HSR in a triangle connecting those cities makes sense, but I don’t know what OP is talking about with a subway.
oh nvm i'm dumb i never realized op was talking about subways

that's cool and all but they still have HSR to very remote, sparsely populated areas like in pic related
either way i'm in the wrong thread, thought this was another texas shinkansen thread
>why cant texas have one
they would have to make pick-up trains, for when we want to haul stuff...

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Didn't know this existed until today. Brick by brick, they moved and rebuilt a quaint little British village for their trams to run around in:
looks like a safe and cozy city. I like modern trams, they always look clean.
I saw billy squire at the tacoma dome in '82,I was stationed at lewis. It's a big plywood dome, too.
this gives me a chubby! the newer ones not so much...
>european trams (plus toronto)
>north american trams (minus Toronto)

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is nuclear locomotion possible to be achieved in current technology on a GROUND vehicle? I already know about Russian nuclear powered icebreakers
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We did the same with a B-36 as well
Imagine the derailment devastation
>probably enough to move a train.
I...yeah, it'd probably manage?
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Look up the X-12. It was a planned locomotive with an entire nuclear reactor onboard. Ultimately never built because it was way to dangerous to have a fleet of small reactors rolling around on rails. It also made more sense to just build full sized nuclear power-plants and just run trains on electricity. Then both the railroads and nuclear power went out of fashion in America so not even that was done...
>Russian nuclear powered icebreakers
US has nuke powered ships, too

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