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Old July 21st, 2015, 01:30 AM   #32321
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Wednesday I'm finally departing for my much-anticipated US trip
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Old July 21st, 2015, 01:44 AM   #32322
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Old July 21st, 2015, 10:31 PM   #32323
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Question at the exam for the driver's licence: who had the right of way in this situation?

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Old July 21st, 2015, 10:39 PM   #32324
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Not what I was expecting.
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Old July 21st, 2015, 10:41 PM   #32325
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The airplane because it's coming from the right and there are no priority signs to say otherwise
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Old July 21st, 2015, 11:29 PM   #32326
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So the driver slowed down and let the other vehicle pass since he knows the right hand rule, otherwise that would be one horrible accident..
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Old July 22nd, 2015, 12:30 AM   #32327
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The plane should've braked and floated in the air until the car passed by.
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Old July 22nd, 2015, 10:06 AM   #32328
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The airplane because it's coming from the right and there are no priority signs to say otherwise
You are wrong. The plane is approaching from the "place outside road" a therefore has the obligation to give a priority to vehicles on the road.
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Old July 22nd, 2015, 12:55 PM   #32329
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So this afternoon I'm departing for a 3-week trip to US.

We are taking a train this afternoon to London, and then a flight to Denver tomorrow, so the fun begins.
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Old July 23rd, 2015, 02:44 AM   #32330
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Old July 23rd, 2015, 11:22 PM   #32331
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The trade-off is not exactly like that. Up to the very recent past (Euro-4), gas engines polluted a lot more. It was literally a matter of picking your poison. Older (mid-1990s and earlier) diesel engines were cleaner than their gas equivalents once particulate filters became the norm.

In any case, electric cars will make the debate moot. I personally believe there is a good chance that the majority of new cars sold in Europe, USA and developed countries will be electric as soon as 2022-2025, and from there one the fleet will be rapidly replaced. Ending tailpipe emissions is just too good of a hook to pass. Such cars are also incredibly quiet ate lower speeds (city traffic), where wind displacement noise is far lower than engine running noise.
Why do Europeans still care about tailpipe emissions? There is a general sense in North America that this problem has been solved already (effectively that the pollution has become negligible)

Also the noise problem ends up being too quiet and pedestrians get run over
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Old July 24th, 2015, 09:30 AM   #32332
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Why do Europeans still care about tailpipe emissions? There is a general sense in North America that this problem has been solved already (effectively that the pollution has become negligible)
Problem solved? The problem will not be solved until electric cars have the same range of normal cars, and cost the same, too.
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Old July 24th, 2015, 11:17 AM   #32333
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Why do Europeans still care about tailpipe emissions? There is a general sense in North America that this problem has been solved already (effectively that the pollution has become negligible)

Also the noise problem ends up being too quiet and pedestrians get run over
It's solved for peoples who don't car about it...

But no, the problem isn't. Like for diesel cars, they introduced filters, but those filters are producing some harmefull chemicals like particles of metals...
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Problem solved? The problem will not be solved until electric cars have the same range of normal cars, and cost the same, too.
But even actual electric cars are not the good solution, and I'm not talking about the range, I'ma talking about the energy necessary to build the componants of such car like the batteries (with plenty of lithium) or the motors with neodyme and much more, those chemicals are so hard to find that the only fact to have them in a car has generated a lot of pollution...
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Old July 24th, 2015, 01:21 PM   #32335
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Some pollution is inevitable. The problem with air pollution is that it's most problematic in cities, thus affecting a large part of the population.

A recent WHO study found that the cost of air pollution in Europe is a whopping € 1.5 trillion every year or around 10% of GDP: http://www.theguardian.com/environme...isease-say-who
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Old July 24th, 2015, 02:39 PM   #32336
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Turin railway station Porta Susa has an islamic symbol on Google Maps:

https://www.google.it/maps/@45.0717958,7.6664728,19z

Was it conquered by ISIS?
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Problem solved?
If you look from an American point of view, it seems that way. In the 1970s Los Angeles had over 100 days with stage one smog alerts per year. With now twice the population and vehicles, there are practically no stage one smog alerts any more.
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Old July 24th, 2015, 05:25 PM   #32338
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Old July 24th, 2015, 06:37 PM   #32339
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I can't say about other languages but his Italian is excellent. Of course you can hear he's not native, but the pronounciation is very good and he's also using some particular colloquial constructions that ony those who really master the language can appreciate.
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Old July 25th, 2015, 11:15 AM   #32340
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Hot damn, his Dutch is pretty on point.
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