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Old 07-07-2017, 07:33 PM   #4321
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i realize most of you have seen this video; for anyone who hasn't.....

Q; how many dominoes is required to topple over the new World Trade Center

A??; my guess is the number equal to the number stated in the following video clip would probably do it.....


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Old 07-07-2017, 08:07 PM   #4322
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Old 07-14-2017, 04:29 PM   #4323
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Related to harbor access, Intercontinental forced to remove bar due to not granting public access to the harbor.

http://bostonrestaurants.blogspot.co...ntinental.html
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Old 07-20-2017, 01:44 PM   #4324
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I was rather skeptical this would actually come to fruition, especially so fast. Elon Musk was given "verbal approval" to run an underground hyperloop system from NYC-Phili-Baltimore-DC. It would be completely tunneled by his new side project, The Boring Company (pun intended), which aims at increasing tunnel boring efficiency to about .03 mph. [operating at 24 hrs/day @ 0.03mph, it'd take a little under 1 year with 1 TBM. Very optimistic, even by Musk's Standards, especially when considering the company is also "just a few interns."]

Given it is verbal approval from the "government", and they still do not have a working scaled model of a hyperloop vacuum-sealed-track and transport pod, I still have a lot of skepticism this will all work out smoothly and on time.


It's funny Boston hasn't been included in any of the hyperloop plans. [EDIT: Just learned of Boston-Providence, along with others. Probably conceptual at this point.]
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:08 PM   #4325
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The verbal government approval is pretty laughable - and seems like no government agencies contact yet have any idea what he is talking about:

http://jalopnik.com/heres-a-running-...=1500573440051

I still think this is pretty much vaporware at best.
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:26 PM   #4326
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Given it is verbal approval from the "government", and they still do not have a working scaled model of a hyperloop vacuum-sealed-track and transport pod, I still have a lot of skepticism this will all work out smoothly and on time.
This is the funniest fucking thing I've read in weeks, and being that these tweets are in competition with the President's tweets, that's saying something.

Further fuel for hilarity here, as mayors' offices and other various officials say they have never even received first contact from Musk's people:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.cb2192ab1e4e

This is brilliant comedy from Mr. Musk. Now sit back and watch yet more comic relief, as investors throw money at him on the basis of these tweets.

We are living in truly weird times.
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Old 07-21-2017, 08:05 AM   #4327
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Yeah if 'The Boring Company' isn't peak silicon valley, then i give up....
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:18 PM   #4328
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Somerset. The Shelbyville of the hyperloop.

http://www.govtech.com/fs/transporta...-Location.html

(PS. Everyone add "hyperloop" to your online dictionary.)
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Old 07-24-2017, 10:37 AM   #4329
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Glad I'm not the only one who pictures this whenever the whole Hyperloop talk swirls up

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Old 07-30-2017, 11:23 PM   #4330
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Old 08-21-2017, 10:46 AM   #4331
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Old 08-30-2017, 03:12 PM   #4332
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Has some rule recently changed regarding NY state plate registrations? I swear since last spring, I've seen an explosion of cars with NY plates. It's not just college students returning because I have been seeing them all summer. Has anyone else noticed this or am I just going crazy?
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Old 10-06-2017, 02:27 AM   #4333
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Has some rule recently changed regarding NY state plate registrations? I swear since last spring, I've seen an explosion of cars with NY plates. It's not just college students returning because I have been seeing them all summer. Has anyone else noticed this or am I just going crazy?
I know why we are being swarmed by them where I live. Due to the labor shortages they've been pulling in contractors from New York for skilled labor with trade skills. Good chance the same thing is happening there.
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Old 10-06-2017, 05:43 AM   #4334
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Ah! Thank you!
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:35 PM   #4335
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:13 AM   #4336
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Someday I'm going to write a book about the phenomenon of space-saving during snowy weather in Boston, and the title is going to be "Primitive Accumulation"
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:44 PM   #4337
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Looks reasonable enough:
http://www.cntravellerme.com/content...elegant-cities
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Old 10-25-2017, 07:02 PM   #4338
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Chicago more elegant than Prague?

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Old 10-25-2017, 07:05 PM   #4339
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Come on. Da Bears would kick that pussy Prague football team all over the South Side!
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:02 AM   #4340
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Hey does anyone have (or know of) an overlay map that shows the street patterns of the West End pre- and post-urban renewal? I'm pretty sure I've seen one before, but my Google skills are failing me.
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