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Old March 18th, 2010, 09:17 PM   #7581
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Polish: Leżący policjant
Hmm? I thougt we called it "spiacy policjant" - "sleeping policeman", didn't we.
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Old March 18th, 2010, 09:23 PM   #7582
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I've heard both names. I don't like them though, either is too long to be a useful colloquialism.
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Old March 18th, 2010, 10:15 PM   #7583
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In addition there are two public bus lines that service "BASF Gate 12", "BASF Gate 7" and "BASF South" (railway station, see below). Another bus line also stops outside Gate 1+2 and Gate 3.
There are supposedly some other (internal) bus connections, but BASF doesn't publicize those.
Since i gave such a comprehensive answer, i need to complete it too

Basically, we have one bus line coming in from the south (line 78); stops at "BASF South" and "BASF Gate 7". This bus line then continues on inside the plant with a stop in the center of the plant to terminate at "BASF Gate 12". Another bus line (line 88) comes from the north, enters the plant at "BASF Gate 12", and takes the reverse course to "BASF Gate 7".

Therefore, there's an internal bus connection through the plant between "BASF Gate 7" and "BASF Gate 12" with one middle stop running at something like 10- or 15-minute intervals.

The middle stop, "BASF Westendstraße", is located close to the "BASF North" railway station inside the plant. "BASF Gate 12" is the location of the main employee parking lot, bus line 88 from there connects on to the nearby tram line terminus. Bus line 78 exiting south only continues past gate 7 during the shift changes, and connects to the central railway station and downtown Ludwigshafen.

All connections inside the plant - bus and rail - are not public services. Plant security service generally checks all passengers for Employee IDs at the gates (or at "BASF South").

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Old March 18th, 2010, 11:24 PM   #7584
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hehe we call them exactly the same (ležeći policajci)
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I think they are called everywhere like that.
In Slovak language this is - "retardér" or in law - "spomaľovací prah".

orgin is word "retard", is latin word and means -
- cause to move or proceed slowly;delay or impede.
- A slowing down or hindering of progress; a delay


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Old March 19th, 2010, 02:35 AM   #7585
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In Slovak language this is - "retardér" or in law - "spomaľovací prah".

orgin is word "retard", is latin word and means -
- cause to move or proceed slowly;delay or impede.
- A slowing down or hindering of progress; a delay


I call it "spomaľovač". (Well, obviously I pronounce ľ as l.) I think it could be translated to English as a "retarder."
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Old March 19th, 2010, 10:09 AM   #7586
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yeah, spomalovac (decelerator), this is how I call it also and retarder are the most common in Slovakia, but some people also use leziaci policajt (lying policeman)

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Old March 19th, 2010, 04:37 PM   #7587
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How about this? Once you're off the asphalted road, to the sand road, the speed limit increases from 60 to 80 km/h.
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Old March 19th, 2010, 05:36 PM   #7588
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yeah, spomalovac (decelerator), this is how I call it also and retarder are the most common in Slovakia, but some people also use leziaci policajt (lying policeman)
I`ve never heard it like ležiaci policajt (lying policeman) in Slovakia.

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I call it "spomaľovač". (Well, obviously I pronounce ľ as l.) I think it could be translated to English as a "retarder."
English for that is in British English a speed hump, road hump or sleeping policeman; in New Zealand English a judder bar. I didn`t know that.

Btw, I also don`t pronounce ľ as ľ.
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(Well, obviously I pronounce ľ as l.)
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Btw, I also don`t pronounce ľ as ľ.
Why not? Does the pronunciation of ľ depend on region? Or maybe "spomaľovač" with [ľ] sound funny?
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Old March 19th, 2010, 06:40 PM   #7590
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Why not? Does the pronunciation of ľ depend on region? Or maybe "spomaľovač" with [ľ] sound funny?
Yes, it depend on region or if we want to be exact, it depends on accent. But in general, for people who don`t pronounce ľ as ľ, sometimes every single word sound funny.

ľ is pronounce mainly in Central Slovakia (Stredné Slovensko).

btw, we are slightly off topic. So I find some picture to be "on topic".

Topoľčany - bad junction

there is just one sign which indicate exit to Topoľčany and it is 2 km before exit


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Old March 19th, 2010, 06:53 PM   #7591
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I`ve never heard it like ležiaci policajt (lying policeman) in Slovakia.
I've never heard it too.

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English for that is in British English a speed hump, road hump or sleeping policeman; in New Zealand English a judder bar. I didn`t know that.
I was looking for possibly as close translation as possible. "Spomaľovač" basically means "something what is slowing down" but, that's quite weird.

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Why not? Does the pronunciation of ľ depend on region? Or maybe "spomaľovač" with [ľ] sound funny?
At least for me it doesn't sound funny, it just depends on the region. Ľ is common in Central and Eastern Slovakia, but you wouldn't hear it in the West. It's caused by the dialects. Western dialects don't have ľ. EDIT: seem was quicker.
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Old March 19th, 2010, 07:05 PM   #7592
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Topoľčany - bad junction

there is just one sign which indicate exit to Topoľčany and it is 2 km before exit
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I don't get it. What's wrong with it? I've been there many times and I've never got lost. BTW, in Topoľčany noone pronounce ľ.

Anyway if you want to get from this point (Nováky) to Topoľčany or Nitra it's better to ignore the signage continue on I/50 (towards Trenčín) and leave it Hradište, then take II/579 to Partizánske and then I/64 to Topoľčany or II/593 to Nitra. It's much better.
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Old March 19th, 2010, 07:54 PM   #7593
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Sleeping policeman- spiaci policajt = that's way how we call here retarder in Slovakia
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Old March 19th, 2010, 11:40 PM   #7594
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I just recorded a Maybach 62 on video. These cars sell in excess of € 600,000!
I just found out there are only 13 Maybachs in all of the Netherlands.

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Old March 20th, 2010, 05:18 PM   #7595
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I got an 12V to 230V transformer, so I am not dependent on batteries anymore. It works with chargers, photo cameras, video cameras and my laptop.

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Old March 20th, 2010, 11:45 PM   #7596
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What Renault do you drive? The interior is similar with my Clio.
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Old March 21st, 2010, 01:00 AM   #7597
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It's a Kangoo, commercial van.
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Old March 21st, 2010, 06:56 AM   #7598
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Nice setup I wish I had 2 power outputs though, so I could use one for the GPS (I guess I could get a splitter, but it may be too cumbersome). I'm probably gonna buy a Civic soon, but as far as I know it also only has 1 power output.

Speaking of equipment, can someone tell me which of these two cameras I should buy?

1. Sony HDR-CX110 ($550)
2. Sanyo VPC-FH1 ($500)

The Sony has that new Exmor-R sensor, which supposedly works well at night. On the other hand, the Sanyo films at 60p, which is amazing, whereas the Sony only does 60i, and doesn't do progressive at all. However, I heard that the Sanyo produces pauses in the video whenever it finishes a 4GB file and creates another one (apparently it loses up to 20 seconds of video).

There are also some sample videos available on Youtube. The Sanyo does have pretty impressive quality.

Any suggestions?
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Old March 21st, 2010, 11:29 AM   #7599
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Nice setup I wish I had 2 power outputs though, so I could use one for the GPS (I guess I could get a splitter, but it may be too cumbersome). I'm probably gonna buy a Civic soon, but as far as I know it also only has 1 power output.
You could buy a splitter, the car battery is usually strong enough to generate power for two small appliances, I mean, people put refrigerators in a caravan on a car battery every day, so I guess a GPS and a video camera would work as well. My video camera consumes only 1.8 watts.
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Old March 21st, 2010, 12:04 PM   #7600
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It's a Kangoo, commercial van.
I saw you a month ago near A8 autobahn in Bayern.

took from car_50 km from München and close to Rosenheim

Btw, this car is probably Volkswagen Caddy

and this long queue of cars is waiting in the traffic jam, almost every single cas is going to Alps - direction A93 to Innsbruck
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