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Old October 30th, 2012, 09:32 PM   #1961
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You don't need to know latin alphabet to use Internet or mobile phone. We don't even call them cellphone.

It's might be hard to believe, but English here is entirely obsolete. Everything is in Russian, including Internet and mobile phones.

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Agreed. But there are far lesser people who can read Russian! What's the point in posting your message in a language which no one else can understand. I hope you are getting the point I am putting across.
That's why we have local sections - for local languages. And world section - where a one from one countries could see and ask something about another country without getting into local particularity. Sure English is preferred, but those who don't know it can ask and speak in local. Those who can't understand him and not willing to simply ignoring him. Those who can understand and willing to help replying him or helping with translation. Those who can't understand, but willing to understand using
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Speaking of vartal, feel free to punish him for provocative messages.
But don't point forumers to use language the don't know outside local sections.
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Old October 30th, 2012, 09:34 PM   #1962
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Don't you see he's russian? He's defending his language... He shouldn't be moderator, acting like that. A moderator needs to know that, in international threads, English is the only language to everyone understands what is said, not Russian, Italian and another thousand languages.

And the ones who don't know english, why don't use they the translator?
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Old October 30th, 2012, 09:44 PM   #1963
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It's a safe bet that, of all the languages, English forces the fewest members interrupting their browsing here at migrating off-page, to be fussing with some questionable translator. The purpose of the rule must be for the most enhanced surfing experience possible around these World threads.

Without naming any SC moderator or administrator, coth, what's been their feedback to your insight, input, coz otherwise the logic to your outlook strikes me as more disengaging?

BTW, in response to your moniker, are you a Moscow-gay pride event co-ordinator?
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Old October 30th, 2012, 09:56 PM   #1964
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Those who can understand and willing to help replying him or helping with translation. Those who can't understand, but willing to understand using
http://translate.google.com/
http://translate.bing.com/
http://translate.yandex.com/
Come on coth. Doesn't it make sense for a non-english speaker to translate his message in English himself using
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http://translate.bing.com/
http://translate.yandex.com/
instead of forcing 100 other members to translate the non-English message individually?
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Old October 30th, 2012, 09:59 PM   #1965
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You don't need to know latin alphabet to use Internet or mobile phone. We don't even call them cellphone.

It's might be hard to believe, but English here is entirely obsolete. Everything is in Russian, including Internet and mobile phones.
I'm talking Latin, not English.

Latin is the alphabet.
English is the language.

Except for a few sites that have a .рф URL, almost every site in Russian is .ru, so I am wondering if you could explain to me how a Russian person using the Internet can do so without using the Latin alphabet.
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Old October 30th, 2012, 11:06 PM   #1966
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It's horrible, but at least they will finnaly have to remove the trash out of the stations
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labours...Augean_stables
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Old October 30th, 2012, 11:37 PM   #1967
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Yet again i'll note - English language thread located in NA Forum
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=395080


While this is a World Forum
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Old October 31st, 2012, 12:04 AM   #1968
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Is that an underground station? Amazing that so much rubbish should be allowed to build up like that.

Back in 1987, there was a serious fire in an underground station in London that resulted in over 30 people losing their lives. The main cause of the fire turned out to be a build up of rubbish, fluff and grease underneath an escalator.

Ever since, no underground station in Britain has been built without proper smoke detection and extract systems, sufficient emergency exits, use of low-smoke materials in cladding, cable insulation, ceiling tiles etc. Rubbish has not been allowed to accumulate.

A few years before that, some seventy football fans were burned to death in an open spectator terrace, due to the build-up of rubbish underneath the timber stand over the years.

Obviously at this time, very few people are going to be thinking about fire but, if the stations have so much rubbish lying around there is a risk of a major disaster in the future.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 12:14 AM   #1969
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Is that an underground station?
No.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlem_...ox_Avenue_Line)

Flooding in South Ferry terminus of "1" train:

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Old October 31st, 2012, 12:22 AM   #1970
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You can't even see the tracks. Can trains even get through? Or do they act like Garbage-plows?
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Old October 31st, 2012, 12:40 AM   #1971
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Since this is a world forum, it means that forumers from different nationalities will view this thread which means that the most common language of the world - English - should be used. Imagine if everyone starts writing in his/her native language!
I wonder why anyone thinks that all must know English? In fact, if anything, they say in Russian no less, if not more so, the number of people. Especially given the fact that this section of the global, not local, and even an American of New York. And because the Russian language - the same language of global communication, spoken freely billions of people on Earth, I am quite right in the world section of the forum to write in the language of global importance.

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Old October 31st, 2012, 12:47 AM   #1972
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Maryin S' concept of fluid dynamics could be quite amusing
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Old October 31st, 2012, 12:54 AM   #1973
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I wonder why anyone thinks that all must know English? In fact, if anything, they say in Russian no less, if not more so, the number of people. Especially given the fact that this section of the global, not local, and even an American of New York. And because the Russian language - the same language of global communication, spoken freely billions of people on Earth, I am quite right in the world section of the forum to write in the language of global importance.
совсем непонятно. лучше напиши на русском а кому надо через гугл переведут
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Old October 31st, 2012, 12:57 AM   #1974
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Furthermore, 3tmk --and to any others here who might've advanced this nonsense about re- equipping 'ancient' subway segments being an impossibility-- the following series of relevant posts appear to proove effective prioritisation quite possible ... the referred-to segments of flood-protected subway tunnels hail from either the 1860s or 1870s, having been subjected to major modifications around WWII:
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I am no expert, but shouldn´t the rail tracks make it impossible to shut down subway tunnels sectionwise? At least if you want to shut them down completely.
I too never imagined equipping running tunnels themselves with barriers possible until reading Tubeman's reply to my enquiry featured within the following quote of series of relevant posts ... subsequent to that gracious reply received late last year, I now suppose the short segment of running and power rails themselves be mechanised for displacement so as to accommodate full engagement, insertion of the protective, activated floodgate ... my question was about London's warren of pedestrian passageways ... floodgates have still mystified me for some time now, e.g., the presumably unlikely location of one in a metro station in downtown Montreal here ... ask Tubeman anything, his livelihood was motorman over there, plus his hyperactive thread has just experienced an unusual period of dormancy :
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OK, so flood barriers were installed to protect the system in case a WW2 bomb breached a section of tunnel which passes under the Thames - but is that all?
Tell me, what's the state of the Underground's floodgates, e.g., are their bearings oiled, are they tested periodically?
As far as I am aware, they are technically functional, at least they were on the District Line when I worked on it... But I'm not aware of them being tested. I guess testing is deemed too risky (e.g. the risk of them failing 'down' and buggering up the service).

Certainly on the District there were still signals associated with floodgates... Normally a driver can pass a signal remaining at danger without authority if they have had no contact or explanation for 2 minutes, provided it is an A-series automatic signal (basically any signal protecting plain line with no points). However, the last signal before a 'controlled' or semi-automatic area has an 'X' prefix and a driver cannot pass this without authority... and there are still a handful of working X signals associated with floodgates... obviously you don't want a train passing under a floodgate as it closes.
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совсем непонятно. лучше напиши на русском а кому надо через гугл переведут
Ну так тут же чуть ли не требуют, чтобы я на английском писал. Вот я и написал, пускай теперь сами разбираются, что им гуглоперевод перевёл. А то привыкли понимаешь, что весь мир должен под их американскую дудочку на цыпочках плясать...
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Old October 31st, 2012, 01:23 AM   #1978
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Avenue U - N train (one stop north of 86 St station two posts above)



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Is that an underground station? Amazing that so much rubbish should be allowed to build up like that.
The New York Subway is not precisely known for its cleanliness, however, I guess that most of that trash is garbage and debris bring from the outside by the current of water that flooded the station.

Woonsocket, I was just going to post those pictures of the South Ferry station but you come ahead
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I wonder why anyone thinks that all must know English? In fact, if anything, they say in Russian no less, if not more so, the number of people. Especially given the fact that this section of the global, not local, and even an American of New York. And because the Russian language - the same language of global communication, spoken freely billions of people on Earth, I am quite right in the world section of the forum to write in the language of global importance.
i'm an american from new york and participating in discussion, if you can't speak my language or the majority of the people's language, you are not participating. so speak english and save the local language for the local sub-forum.
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