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Old March 11th, 2014, 11:34 PM   #24481
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I've heard from some relatives an annedocte about a local bus company here. Back in the 1980s one of their buses had a breakdown on the A4 motorway. They simply went there with another bus, connected it with a steel cord and towed it for 40-50km along the motorway, till their headquarter! Imagine if the police caught them and I wondered how they made it through the exit toll booth.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old March 12th, 2014, 11:51 AM   #24482
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Austrian Autobahn street view
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Old March 12th, 2014, 07:42 PM   #24483
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Nice video of Bratislava. Made by "amateur" in his free time (meaning not by overpriced tourism agency).

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Old March 12th, 2014, 07:50 PM   #24484
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Driving while drinking and taking pics isn't the best in terms of safety.
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.2211...0bVMQ!2e0!3e11
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old March 13th, 2014, 04:58 PM   #24485
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It was fun while it lasted.

As of today also for me, goodbye old Google Maps.
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Old March 13th, 2014, 05:07 PM   #24486
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Bruchhauser Steine, Germany

I took a trip to Sauerland yesterday, which is a region in North Rhine Westphalia state in western Germany. It's a good 2.5 - 3 hours driving from Zwolle, so doable as a day trip.

I climbed the Bruchhauser Steine, or Bruchhausen Rocks. The highest point is 756 meters above sea level and gives a 360-degree view across the Hochsauerland region.

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Old March 13th, 2014, 11:23 PM   #24487
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It was fun while it lasted.

As of today also for me, goodbye old Google Maps.
I can still use the old version.
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Old March 14th, 2014, 12:06 AM   #24488
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Me too

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Old March 14th, 2014, 12:50 AM   #24489
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I can still use the old version.
Sorry, false alarm.
I see that maps.google.com still works as an old version.
Until further notice ...
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Old March 14th, 2014, 12:52 AM   #24490
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I climbed the Bruchhauser Steine, or Bruchhausen Rocks. The highest point is 756 meters above sea level and gives a 360-degree view across the Hochsauerland region.
Nice surrounding. However I'll climb something much higher tomorrow evening. After work.
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Old March 14th, 2014, 01:49 AM   #24491
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Sorry, false alarm.
I see that maps.google.com still works as an old version.
Same as maps.google.si.
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Old March 14th, 2014, 02:00 AM   #24492
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Question: did Slovenia and Croatia enact official plans after their independence to remove references to Yugoslavia such as insignia, Tito's statues and portraits, plaques and other symbols of Yugoslavian times etc?
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Old March 14th, 2014, 11:12 AM   #24493
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Question: did Slovenia and Croatia enact official plans after their independence to remove references to Yugoslavia such as insignia, Tito's statues and portraits, plaques and other symbols of Yugoslavian times etc?
I don't think there are standard rules. The big red star on the facade of Nova Gorica railway station (in front of Italy) was removed as soon as Slovenia became independent. But when I was on holiday in Opatija my hotel was located in the main coastal avenue still called ulica Marsala Tita.
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Old March 14th, 2014, 04:02 PM   #24494
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Old footage of an emergency vehicle in NEw York around the 1920s

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Old March 14th, 2014, 06:15 PM   #24495
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Something has happened to my avatar, now I-35 through Minnesota isn't there .
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Old March 15th, 2014, 01:49 AM   #24496
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As promised, today's after-work view:





I've seen quite a lot of beautiful views in the mountains but sometimes I'm still astonished, like today.
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Old March 15th, 2014, 01:57 AM   #24497
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Old March 15th, 2014, 02:47 AM   #24498
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I like the blonde woman with the Toyota Camry, he hops in the car and she tries to pull him back out "oh no you didn't, sonofabitch!"
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Old March 15th, 2014, 11:00 AM   #24499
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Old March 15th, 2014, 12:26 PM   #24500
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Yesterday I bought a suit. With my size to buy such a thing is always a pain. Thank heaven I don't have to wear a suit too often, only a few times a year. This time to buy one went on five hours in two days.
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