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Old January 6th, 2018, 10:17 PM   #37941
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Tomorrow is Orthodox Christmas according to the old Julian calendar. In Monday everything is closed. I wish all Orthodox here happiness and peace, prosperity and good beliefs.
I will personally spent my time at home as many Orthodox did.

Only for good wishes, not for a religious debate
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Old January 6th, 2018, 11:21 PM   #37942
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Someone covered my car in some pink powder once.

Merry Christmas then btw!
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Old January 6th, 2018, 11:57 PM   #37943
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Old January 7th, 2018, 12:01 AM   #37944
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The rubber itself is very cheap in ebay. Its a set of 8 rubber pieces.
I bought the pair of rubbers for like 2 USD including shipping on aliexpress
it costs more for me to mail a letter down the street
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Old January 7th, 2018, 10:45 AM   #37945
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Extreme cold in American east coast. While Europe doesn't understand the spring in January and the Rhine floods, in North America the temperature is under -30 degrees, Celsius. Several transatlantic flights turned back, because New York JFK is not able to receive them.
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Old January 7th, 2018, 11:12 AM   #37946
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You mean the east cost ;-)

Temperatures are now rapidly increasing over western North America. The Canadian prairies went from -35°C to -5°C.
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Old January 7th, 2018, 11:28 AM   #37947
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You mean the east cost ;-)
Corrected :-)
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Old January 7th, 2018, 02:02 PM   #37948
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I bought the pair of rubbers for like 2 USD including shipping on aliexpress
it costs more for me to mail a letter down the street
I know pal. I dont understand how people over there can afford it. How was the quality ?
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Old January 7th, 2018, 10:35 PM   #37949
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You mean the east cost ;-)

Temperatures are now rapidly increasing over western North America. The Canadian prairies went from -35°C to -5°C.
You mean the east coAst
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Old January 7th, 2018, 11:07 PM   #37950
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Old January 7th, 2018, 11:25 PM   #37951
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Every now and then I drive through Italy. and it is never a pleasure. I am very stressed with driving in Italy as the traffic is almost always dense and the culture of driving is special. What makes me most problems is off course lane discipline. It works when there are only two lanes, but as soon as there are three lanes, nobody wants to use the rightmost lane. If there are four or five lanes nobody uses the two rightmost lanes except trucks and some fiat pandas. It arrived to me that Iwas driving for a kilometer or more in the rightmost lane and I overtook by that way dozens of cars. On a five-lane road near Milano a car drives in the middle lane only 120km/h but the two rightmost lanes are EMPTY!!! What is wrong with Italian people?
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Old January 7th, 2018, 11:40 PM   #37952
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Every now and then I drive through Italy. and it is never a pleasure. I am very stressed with driving in Italy as the traffic is almost always dense and the culture of driving is special. What makes me most problems is off course lane discipline. It works when there are only two lanes, but as soon as there are three lanes, nobody wants to use the rightmost lane. If there are four or five lanes nobody uses the two rightmost lanes except trucks and some fiat pandas. It arrived to me that Iwas driving for a kilometer or more in the rightmost lane and I overtook by that way dozens of cars. On a five-lane road near Milano a car drives in the middle lane only 120km/h but the two rightmost lanes are EMPTY!!! What is wrong with Italian people?
I ask myself the same.
Keep in mind that, until very recently, well into the 2000s, it was taught in schools that the righmost lanes were for "slow vehicles only". It was changed, and now it's labeled "normal cruise lanes", but older drivers don't know that. Young drivers may know that, but they ignore it anyways because "everybody's doing that" and because it's never enforced.

It is stressful for me also, especially when I drive abroad and come back.
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Old January 8th, 2018, 12:47 AM   #37953
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Speaking of driving in Italy, I was very surprised to recently find out that according to this, there are more cars per capita in Italy than in Canada. To me it seems the average Italian barely has space for one car, let alone 2-3 per household as is very commonly the case in Canada. Surely it's inaccurate
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Old January 8th, 2018, 12:54 AM   #37954
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In Poland we have no such problems as we had almost no multi-lane roads for long distance traffic before the 2000s

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Speaking of driving in Italy, I was very surprised to recently find out that according to this, there are more cars per capita in Italy than in Canada. To me it seems the average Italian barely has space for one car, let alone 2-3 per household as is very commonly the case in Canada. Surely it's inaccurate
Maybe the cars that are no longer used or are crapped often do not get unregistered?
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Old January 8th, 2018, 06:18 AM   #37955
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Old January 8th, 2018, 10:20 AM   #37956
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Maybe the cars that are no longer used or are crapped often do not get unregistered?
It's not like that.
My only guess is that cars still act as a status: riding a bus is seen as for poor people and nobody wants to look poor. Majority of people on buses are the elderly, immigrants or young students.
Italians are also very lazy, that's part of the picture.
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Old January 8th, 2018, 11:46 AM   #37957
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It's not like that.
My only guess is that cars still act as a status: riding a bus is seen as for poor people and nobody wants to look poor. Majority of people on buses are the elderly, immigrants or young students.
Italians are also very lazy, that's part of the picture.
It's not just for status symbol, in most cases, outside historic centres, door-o-door travel time is longer via PT.
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Old January 8th, 2018, 12:15 PM   #37958
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It's not just for status symbol, in most cases, outside historic centres, door-o-door travel time is longer via PT.
Yes but it's the same in every other European country.
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Old January 8th, 2018, 02:50 PM   #37959
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It's not just for status symbol, in most cases, outside historic centres, door-o-door travel time is longer via PT.
It depends on time a lot.

I live almost in the city centre. There is a trolleybus line connecting my home (the terminus is in front of my house) with my work (requires a 5 minute long walk). 90 % of the trolleybus route runs in dedicated traffic lane. The travel time is 11 minutes according the schedule. During the most severe traffic jams in Bratislava (accidents on motorways on Friday afternoon) the travel time is 13 minutes.

Yep, during a weekend you make this route in 5 minutes by car and it is very unpractical by PT, because it leaves every 30 minutes during weekends. But on a weekday it takes much more time by a car + the find a legal parking place challenge.

The same goes for suburb residents. I feel sorry for those who opted for a municipality without trains. Trains are absolutely top here. Suburban residents spend 2 hours and 30 minutes in their cars every day. The train is incredibly faster and cheaper.

When I was dating with my wife I commuted a lot to place of her residence (a small city located 20 km away from Bratislava). When I used suburban bus it takes almost 1:20 minutes (because all embarking people had to buy a ticket (tell the driver where are travelling) + afternoon jams). Meanwhile she moved to my place, but sometimes she still visits her parents. As I work at the ministry I told her to use trains. First she refused because the train station is located far of her parents' house. But then she tried train + kick scooter combo and now nothing can beat it. Whole travel D2D travel time is 40 minutes.

Since 2015 trains are integrated so the travel card for Bratislava is also valid for trains in Bratislava and you have to pay only the remaining section of the route.

I would not say PT is ineffective. Imagine how effective it would be if cities created dedicated lanes and those people who do not need to travel bu car would use it.
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Old January 8th, 2018, 03:04 PM   #37960
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Maybe the cars that are no longer used or are crapped often do not get unregistered?
I wondered about that as well, but if that was the case, the rate of cars per 1000 people would continue to increase, to a point that there are more registered cars than inhabitants.

Or maybe it includes motorbikes or certain types of mopeds?
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