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poop 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.

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You can't use them blindfolded. This will annoy the fuck of everyone, who is used to do everything by feel.
I hate trying to punch in something when it’s bumpy as fuck. I want the kinesthetic feedback of a button. That and the screen gets smudged and dirty. Also when it’s cold and I gotta use gloves many don’t work with the touchscreens. It is just trying to solve a problem that doesn’t exist.
yes lack of haptic feedback.
Inability to use them without having to look at what your're touching.
Turbulence? You just slipped your greasy finger all the way down the screen and wasted time inputting the wrong data.
Slow processors weighed down by unnecessary menu visuals and animations.
Glare from all the fingerprints and smudges on the screen.
Added cost of unnecessary features implemented just to make boomers say "wow isnt that neat?"

Dont get me wrong, a nice big high res screen is great. All the new integration features are awesome, but they need to "trim the fat". I'm not advocating for a return to garmin 430s or anything like that
Does anyone have advice or thoughts about how to start learning to fly sailplanes? Flying and finding lift without an engine sounds really fun and peaceful desu, and the reduced costs since you don't have to maintain the motor makes gliding seem much more doable moneywise.
google glider parks and soaring clubs in your area. go for a discovery flight

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I'll just try it again I guess.

From what I know:

>U5 is planned but Sengelmannstraße will be ugly. Also it will end at the stadium while the S-Bahn will serve Osdorfer Born. Only question mark right now for the U5 is the area around Siemersplatz, hopefully it will be served directly.
>Within the next few years, the bus network will be completely overhauled, with every important bus line joining the metro bus brand, also express buses without extra fees. I might make an autistic google doc about what I think should happen
>Annual fare rise in December, as usual
>S4 constructions planned to start in Hasselbrook in late 2020, with preperation work set to start in 2019.

>DB is permanently constructing the Sylt line and the locos there are still shit
>The Kiel-Schönberg railway line that should be reactivated is still getting the okay from the government despite cost rises
>still no set date for construction for the Fehmarnbelt tunnel because german governments are fucking useless

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>the locos there are still shit

What is the current state?
Last time I was there, it were still the based 218s, with all the shunting action in Niebüll.
Is DB still pulling that farce with the "Sylt Shuttle" in order to get prioritized over the competition?
>allow cars with at least three riders to use bus lanes

Now, I do agree that Scheuer is a retard, but isn't that an interesting idea?
Average ridership in commuter traffic is like 1.1. Practically no car has three riders.
The problem ultimately is checking, if a car actually has three riders. Maybe install cameras that indicate the ridership to the outside using indicators, and make a violation a felony.
Also, many bus lanes don't have regular traffic lights at intersections, and the assumption usually is only line traffic is there, e.g. "no vehicle on this lane will go right".

So, maybe it could work locally under extremely restricted circumstances, but then the question becomes, if that is worth the effort, and the impact on public transport. I argue: No.
I agree. Busses carry dozens of people. A car carrying three or four is only marginally better than one with only a driver. We're only gonna get car drivers abusing bus lanes even more than they already do.
Harburg getting a meaningful infrastucture... heh.
Well, it might get the cities to make more bus lanes and it could get people to do more car pooling, which would give the cities more space. Really divided on this one

[spoiler]Not on cycling next to each other. Fuck this shit, if you want to do chit-chat don't clog up the bike path[/spoiler]

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Thread 2 boys. Post your fixies and SS here.

Don't call me a fixter edition.
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Own your shit. Stand up for yourself.
I would avoid anyone I knew irl who frequented 4chan to be honest so it's not like it's a bad way to weed out the weird people in your life
I'm stalked by a jelly coworker online, it's not that bad.
Do you try to avoid yourself?
as much as possible yes

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I have never been on a train. What are they like?
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Tri-Rail is a commuter train I often ride. It has reasonably comfy seats, power outlets for charging things, tables for laptop users, and low prices.
It's often really empty though, except for the rare times it isn't, when it ends up being really crowded, and generally full of people like myself who can't afford a car.
The train itself is comfier than a car though: the ride is smoother and far more quiet. I can choose to look at art (graffiti) and nature outside the window, or read a book or on my phone during the ride.
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They're neat. The ones I ride most often have two floors and are 2.8 meters in width, so there's lots of room. I always get a seat. In fact, I almost always get a seating area of 4 to myself.
The trains go up to 160 km/h. They complete a journey of 281 kilometers in 3 hours and 43 minutes. Almost always on time.
Entering and leaving the stations can be a little noisy and shaky, but for nost of the time, the ride quality is absolutely supreme. It cannot be compared to a car ride. I always get sick in the car, even on the bus. I never got sick on a train before.
I rode Amtrak Cascades twice this summer. I enjoyed it, it's fun and relaxing, peaceful. You can kick back and enjoy the ride and scenery or get up and move around the car or train, which is something I liked much more than being restrained when I was flying or in a car. I had an entire coach to myself on the 2nd trip.
Something about it is really relaxing. If you're higher up there's a gentle sway back and forth and every time the tracks switch you get bumped around a bit. In North America it's a slow as fuck way to travel so you have to get into that chill and patient mindset. You can also get up whenever you want to walk around.
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Its iight

I can get a Specialized globe vienna 3 for 100$

should i bite?
I you really need a cheap bike.
for 100$ i doubt i could get anything better used. and I definently can do much worse
the brand name on that bike alone is worth $100 to some idiot, you can't lose much by buying it if you don't like it

that being said it's not a great bike
So get it, if you really need a cheap bike.

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If you want help buying a bike, ask in >>>/n/bbg
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all that matters is what proprietary mouthpiece on the pack you find least fucking annoying. Camelbak you have to squeeze with your teeth to suck water out which manages to make a drink of cool water during a ride annoying.
How you fill and clean it also matters. Camelbak's screwtop can fuck right off. Leaks everywhere if you don't close it juuuuust right and makes cleaning a bitch. I like Hydrapak and Platypus a lot more. Geigerrig is neato because you can use it to give yourself a post-ride shower if you have any water left. I like it more for camping tho.
Not to be a bummer but there's probably an assload of nasty chemicals in any plastic hydration pack. Even medical grade silicon is going to be putting some shit in your water. Go with kleen kanteens
A quick googling tells me Geigerrig uses Hydrapak bladders.
For rattling noise, also have a look at the bottle cages and see if they are fully secured. That is something that I have encountered.

Thousand of freight cars a day were moved around New York harbor on barges like this. Post other harbor operations, Great Lakes Rail ferries, river ferries and other rail/marine stuff.
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Anything east of the Hudson goes through Albany. I’d imagine any down time at night on the tunnels under the Hudson goes into desperately patching them up. They should have been refurbished/replaced decades ago but no one has the political or economic will to push through such a critical infrastructure project.
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We still have weekly railbarge service on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. We used to have a couple dozen of them on the west coast. A pulp mill south of Nanaimo still gets chemicals that way. And occasionally railbarges travel between Puget Sound and Alaska.
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Those were the days.
You can still ride the coal fired S.S. Badger from Ludington, Michigan to Wisconsin but it no longer hauls rail cars.
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Puttgarden. It's the train which goes from Hamburg to Copenhagen. They use a mix of ICE-TD stock from DB and IC3 stock from DSB. That's right, the sphynter train goes to Germany.

DB are scrapping the ICE-TD. It was too fuel inefficient, and it's only useful on unelectrified lines.

trains, planes and buses welcome
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>tfw fast baguettes will be on the west coast eventually and you're on the east coast.
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TWA niggas wya?
Agreed, especially considering how shit their new livery is.

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Theoretically if you made a boat that was 7 miles (earth's curvature) or more long, would it have to be curved?
>pic unrelated
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Uphill is getting away from the earths center
Downhill is getting closer, flat is keeping the distance the same.
So, no.
If you want a perfectly horizontal plane relative to the center of the earth, it depends on how you center it, if it's perfectly centered you'll feel like you're riding a parabola, first going downhill, then climbing, if the start is centered it will all be uphill and if the finish is centered it will all be downhill.
>An 8 mile long boat would have to be curved because of the earth's curvature. If it was straight like a normal boat, then the middle would be underwater

that's easy to fix, you just make the middle 100 feet taller than the front and back
Did you do the math?
it will curve automatically during manufacturing/assembly since it usually rests on a floor wich is perpendicular to gravity (even)

most likley it will bend to some extend but it doesnt have to be earths curvature due to the possible strenght of the construction
>possible strenght of the construction
Not realistically possible.

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> America’s roads are safe increasingly for only those who drive on them.

> Cyclist fatalities rose 10 percent and pedestrian deaths increased 4 percent nationally while traffic fatalities overall fell 1 percent in 2018, federal data shows.

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Leave Cagers to me!
No one's brought up enforcement yet so I'll add my 2 cents with respect to my city. Drivers behave so badly in part because there's often no consequences. It's essentially legal to murder someone with your car. You get a moving violation and a pat on the back from the NYPD. Why drive carefully when you can drive away from most any ped/bike crash without so much as a ticket sometimes? If the legislation was there, declaring that "I didn't see him" is not a valid excuse, and made jail terms possible, maybe some drivers would be more careful.
>Listen buddy
Yeah with immigrants, often the rich ones are used to being "above the peasants" and drive like non cagers are filth, as well as endangering other drivers by not following polite unenforceable road rules.

We need a difficult and thorough drivers ed exam that people need to pass upon immigration, and repeat every decade. We need speed limiters on cars, and we need a massive network of speed cameras with insane fees.

Unfortunately, bumping up fines for pedestrian collisions first won't work because these people are going to leave you bleeding in a gutter to avoid a $5,000 fine. We need to beat drivers into submission. American cowboy individualism bullshit is being applied only to the benefit of major corporations and bureaucracies rather than where we need it: freedom of movement.
I think you've gravely misunderstood what Greta does and what she's all about.

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It's a work in progress edition
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If we don't we get one incel harassing people with zero pushback and everyone stops sharing their bikes
>and everyone stops sharing their bikes
And you don't think shitting up every thread will have this effect? One shitposter who gets ignored is better than everyone shitting up the thread.
not your bike
you're looking for the troll bike thread
Those are the original carbon tubes. Literally look up the fork--he machined one part, and in an overbuilt way.

Do you know what a CNC machine looks like? You can literally learn how to use one in about 40 minutes with a tutorial off of youtube. CAD is easy to use, too.

Or to anybody with a few hours and decent problem solving skills? I mean, this is like implying that hobbyists don't exist.

If you want to have less shitty threads just ignore Zishan and filter out his posts.
a picnic table with wheels?

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This time I don't care what you post, absolutely anything from GWR steam to Royal Mail underground trains, diesel and electric as the norm would still be appreciated, though.
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Ugly fuckers side on. The seats are rock hard too. Preferred the old Class 319, even if they were slower, creaky and noisy. At least you got comfy seating.
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What about 377/5s though? Surely they're preferable to the more recent German made stock as you describe it, and near 40 year old stock
The flush doors and continuous glass are pretty. Gangway is eh.

Seats seemed fine to me.
I know the title says British trains but does anyone mind if i dumb some Australian trains?

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Maritime General
big ships edition
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What do you mean by action?
I was on a ship that was attacked by pirates in nigeria a month before my arrival. Bullet holes inside accomm. Captain got fucked up real good, he never sailed after because of the injuries.
Ship got chartered in Mauritania after this, muslim state so no alcohol. After 2 months go to angola via ivory coast for supplies. Filipinos got a ton of alcohol in ivory coast, got shit faced from ivory coast to angola, fight breaks out, savage style, knives, machete and shit. Some guy calls the bridge. It's my watch, 2nd get down quick this guys are fighting. Can't leave the bridge unattended, call capt. Until he gets down they threw a guy down the stairs and broke his neck
He survives but doesn't rat anyone out
Send him home.
In angola

Arrive in le havre. French chief and french cadets are from there, they go one night to the club together and a romaninan electrician.
Tey get drunk, start calling niggers nigger at the club
Niggers are not pleased
Fight breaks out
Chief gets back to the ship whit a broken leg. He apparently felt on the stairs on his way out

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Ces toilettes ne doivent pas etre utilisees pour le bumsex
Is this pasta?
100% did happen
I meant sex but holy shit
Je nais parle pas francais ya cheeeeese eating surrender monkey
kek I was gonna make the same joke

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> commute along a park trail
> my bike is pos citybike, but converted to drops, and I wear chink lycra and chink visor helmet, so kinda sporty look
> I also ride bretty fast for a casual commuter
> take a note of some mamil guy riding pinarello
> looks just as expensive as the bike, like a startup ceo or tv talking head
> pass him
> it's a paved park trail with some roots and cracks
> approach one place, where roots are really bad, so I bunny-hop them casually
> hear CRACK... BAMMM... BANG! behind, followed by a massive carpet f-bombing
> apparently mamil guy was in a close pursuit behind me
> not familiar with the trail, didn't have time to act on those roots
> has a deep scratch on his leg, marks on his helmet, bleeding quite a lot, pinarello bars are twisted, one shifter is fucked
> are u ok dude
> starts complaining about me not pointing out cracks
> wtf dude I didn't even know you were following

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>stop at a yield sign crossing a busy road
>see gap in traffic approaching, getting ready to move
>some retarded faggot "gentleman of the road" slows down and flashes his lights
>I can see the gap behind him closing
>he stops and looks at me
>I look at him
>turn my head and look in the opposite direction
>nothing coming
>I could have made that gap 15 seconds ago
>look back at him
>finally he gives up and drives off, already a small jam formed behind him which I now have to let pass

If you ever do this shit, fuck you and all that you stand for.
>be me
>15 at the time riding through a intersection doing a wheelie
>dude behinds me blows his horn even though i got the green.
>flip him off and crash into the curb.
>karma is a bitch.
also me

>Be me now yesterday
>45km/hour in a 50 zone flow of traffic is doing maybe 35km/hour and the car in front is closing rapidly. maybe 1/4 km ahead
>cager behind me so close that when I waved him to back the fuck off i literally touched his truck.
>speed up a couple km on a short quick sprint and slam both brakes.
>48-36km a hour in 2 seconds.
>flip him off and filter past the que which i normally wouldn't do expect I wanted to get away from him
>say sorry to the guy in front as the guy who i brake checked flipped me off as I wouldn't normally and sort of cut him off (the guy in front of me)
>Explained he was way to close tailgating me to the dude in front.
>Dude in front gave me a good 100 feet as he did a maximum 10km through town (its a 50km zone, during busy times its maximum 30km a hour)

>Thanks dude in white fiat. Thank you for pissing off the tailgater.
oh I dislike it too, hopefully it rarely happens
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>college campus is outside the city
>have class at 8 am
>go blazing fast downhill on my home street
>go the wrong way on the main road, just to avoid going through a 5-way intersection
>everyone on the bike path next to the highway either has a friend biking along or walking, except me
>wreckless, but careful to not lunge myself into windshields or the asphalt
>just to not disturb others
>mfw i realized what i typed

I’m amazed that
1. So much of New York is pretty low-density. Outside of Manhattan it’s rowhouses and wide roads, generally. I thought there’d be more midrise.
2. NYC does not have light rail. Yeah you have the G train and don’t need a Brooklyn-Queens connector but damn, I thought NYC would have this first-rate awesome transit system.
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Lel the artist even posted a better one on Reddit.
Apparently Manhattan only ever had three cable car lines, essentially one mainline with three branches. I thought there would have been more. Highly interdasting.
Thanks for digging up the hi res pic, for once reddit is good for something.
For bored lines it basically is as you'd need new tunnels. For cut & cover lines.. maybe a bit less but still very expensive. The easier places to start would be elevated lines outside Manhattan. As long as the street is wide enough (i.e. the building line is far back enough), adding extra tracks on two-track lines would be easy. For 3 track lines.. if you had to shift the whole thing, you could put 1 track out of service, shift it, then do the next 1, and so on, and then add the new track. The issue is stations of course, widening those will be a bitch.
>Anyway the tolls from the congestion pricing will generate a lot of revenue for streetcars
No, the revenue from congestion pricing is *required* just to keep the MTA afloat at this point and prevent a budget deficit. Not sure how their capital budget is doing though.
It's no surprise we don't have LRT as we have heavy rail. The issue is we halted new expansion of the subway for quite some time. The city is growing but the subway is not, creating a disconnect. If the MTA could get its prices under control, perhaps new subway construction would be possible. Sadly, I don't expect that anytime soon.

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