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11-18-2017 - 10:53
synonymouse
I'd favor increasing the unmanned Mars rover NASA budget to cover the planet looking for some life form, admittedly a long shot. That would be an enormous development and capture public interest more
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11-16-2017 - 19:09
synonymouse
https://www.google.com/search?q=Mexico%27s+death+train&client=firefox-b&tbm=isch&source=iu&pf=m&ictx=1&fir=btlmNVceuTznzM%253A%252Ca0SMdb-yFzZOtM%252C_&usg=__BkKC41n-F8i_ISA6D3ppJ4iOp2Y%3D&sa=X&ved=0a
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11-16-2017 - 18:58
synonymouse
The dominant species is homo ritchie rich. As someone who has not driven in 50 years I can assure you that if the fantasy of self-driving autos ever miraculously morphs into real vehicles where the
Forum: Discussion
11-16-2017 - 13:16
synonymouse
Y'all want India, where the Chinese tourists complain there is smog in their hotel lobby.
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11-16-2017 - 10:37
synonymouse
That approach was anathema to San Jose, Fresno and Palmdale because it would have resulted in a route change back to the default Altamont, I-5, Tejon. BART and SMART also adhere to a build it and t
Forum: Discussion
11-15-2017 - 20:38
synonymouse
nyuk, nyuk, nyuk
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11-15-2017 - 20:36
synonymouse
not just the third world.
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11-14-2017 - 19:39
synonymouse
A bit reminiscent of a McKeen car.
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11-14-2017 - 19:36
synonymouse
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/14/denver-to-build-hyperloop-inspired-high-speed-transport-system.html
Forum: Discussion
11-13-2017 - 09:52
synonymouse
El Ratonito aqui. The same stupidity and corruption that characterizes, motivates, generates the graft and kickbacks, etc. of Pelosi, Brown, PB et al also underlie the grave technical and land use
Forum: Discussion
11-12-2017 - 21:40
synonymouse
So are our leaders ready to go to war to stop China from stealing Vietnam's territory? Funny, but if we had won the Vietnam War we would probably be facing the same challenge. Apple has about a
Forum: Discussion
11-12-2017 - 10:22
synonymouse
There were some in France, like Jean Giraudoux, who recognized the excesses and the dangers at the time of the Armistice and on into the Twenties. The bitterness lingers: http://www.francetvinfo
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11-11-2017 - 22:11
synonymouse
Power vacuums and appeasement are two phenomena with dire consequences. Certainly Hitler in 1933 and Stalin in 1945. The Munich accord of 1938 proved to be as stupid as the Trojans taking a Greek wo
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11-11-2017 - 19:41
synonymouse
A key weapons factory would make Palmdale a military target - not so good for Jerry's base tunnels. Real conflict is always a possibility; we're coming up on the centenary of the Great War. In Aug
Forum: Discussion
11-09-2017 - 20:17
synonymouse
Simple: MTC-BART-SPUR will promise the merchants no loss of parking spaces and that their properties will sell for a lot more in time when they are bought, torn down and replaced with skyrise tenem
Forum: Discussion
11-08-2017 - 18:14
synonymouse
I do not think any SF nimbys could stop Lee-Heminger-SPUR-BART et al from Indian Broad Gauge colonizing Geary. As to Tejon tunnels AFAIK your Jefe still demands base tunnels to Palmdale. That's a
Forum: Discussion
11-08-2017 - 17:55
synonymouse
These are plug doors, right?
Forum: Discussion
11-08-2017 - 08:55
synonymouse
Old Pole Burner a while back suggested single track for rail on the GG Bridge. That could be adequate for some time. Electric light rail is a good fit for a pleasant Northbay but it all comes down
Forum: Discussion
11-07-2017 - 19:14
synonymouse
SMART cars are built to heavy freight FRA-AAR standards, not light rail. The GG Bridge District of old always planned to double deck for lucrative toll-paying automobiles. That's what the Embarcar
Forum: Discussion
11-07-2017 - 10:33
synonymouse
SF is the real magnet destination that makes SMART viable: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/06/salesforce-tower-dreamforce-tour-tallest-building-west-coast.html
Forum: Discussion
11-07-2017 - 10:28
synonymouse
BART can drop that kind of money at the labor negotiation(aka capitulation)table.
Forum: Discussion
11-07-2017 - 08:59
synonymouse
The only substantive extension of SMART that makes any sense or pencils out is to San Francisco.
Forum: Discussion
11-04-2017 - 11:51
synonymouse
double-deck passenger cars
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11-04-2017 - 10:28
synonymouse
Perhaps SMART in the interim to real electric rapid transit will return to locomotive hauled, wherein they can add non-motored cars easily to a train. And sell off the dmu's. Since they insisted o
Forum: Discussion
11-03-2017 - 23:10
synonymouse
There is no time now during the day when the traffic on 101 is not bad. That is the raison d'etre for SMART replacing the trunk GGT bus run. The carpool lane in Marin starts ridiculously late in the
Forum: Discussion
11-02-2017 - 19:24
synonymouse
http://www.marinij.com/general-news/20171027/new-sites-eyed-for-san-rafael-transit-center?source=most_viewed
Forum: Discussion
11-02-2017 - 16:52
synonymouse
More likely they will have to bring up one-man operation before cutting runs. They are still holding out hope the Larkspur extension will save the day. Hopefully GGT takeover will happen in not to
Forum: Discussion
10-30-2017 - 14:31
synonymouse
Seems a little wider than 2 ft. What is the presumed width of that duct above?
Forum: Discussion
10-30-2017 - 11:05
synonymouse
I cannot imagine that or why Herrenknecht would not have already optimized tunneling tech. Musk would do better to home in on why route selection, viz. land use planning, has been so corrupted and ge
Forum: Discussion
10-29-2017 - 23:42
synonymouse
3 foot gauge?
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