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Old August 20th, 2012, 05:29 PM   #15481
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Yes. We should demolish the pass and build a wider straight road, right Suburbanist?
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Old August 20th, 2012, 05:35 PM   #15482
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Gotthard's second tube will be enough to please me

PS: by "Schengenizing" I mean I want free-flow borders like anywhere in EU I know controls are still possible, a document check on international trains is not uncommon, but traffic queues at the border are -luckily- distant memories...
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Old August 20th, 2012, 05:55 PM   #15483
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Mmm.... Tell that the Germans and the French. Saarbrücken A6 border is a favorite check-and delay point for both the French and Germans, and a while ago on the border heading towards Groningen, the Germans were getting everybody off the motorway, onto a large car park which is on Dutch soil, and it was causing long delays. Polizei and politie, Zoll and douane, marechaussee and BAG, everybody was there to join the party... A similar thing occurred on the Passau border with Austria once. Police State to say the least...
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Old August 20th, 2012, 06:04 PM   #15484
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Was there a real purpose, or just for the sake of "Hey, we control everything"?
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Old August 20th, 2012, 06:10 PM   #15485
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Those are special stings to apprehend criminals, money-launderers and tax evaders.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 07:26 PM   #15486
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Yes. We should demolish the pass and build a wider straight road, right Suburbanist?
They could build a second road on a wider alignment AND keep the old route for cars only

Example: the Gotthardpaß has a relatively modern wide road that can take even trucks, and an old and lightly trafficked one.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 07:35 PM   #15487
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A small private plane had an emergency landing on A10 (Riga-Ventspils) road near Pūre.
Here are 2 snapshots that I took about 2 weeks ago

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A1 Arad-Nadlac lot 2 (Alpine) by bogdymol, on Flickr

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Old August 21st, 2012, 12:33 AM   #15488
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Looks like rubber, right? It isn't.
You have no idea of the power of flutter and resonance wave.
This video of Tacoma bridge is shown in every civil engineering faculty (and not just once) and I'm very much aware of resonance effects on slim structures. However if this video is real (which I still doubt even with an obscure newspaper article), then those portals in Canada must be very slim too.
EDIT: Finally I found more believable video:
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Old August 21st, 2012, 12:56 AM   #15489
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It's the same video.

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(which I still doubt even with an obscure newspaper article)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar...lightning.html
http://www.globaltvcalgary.com/video...171/story.html
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/ca...924/story.html
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Old August 21st, 2012, 09:23 AM   #15490
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Those are special stings to apprehend criminals, money-launderers and tax evaders.
Smugglers and illegal immigrants , drug runners and general identity checks...
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Old August 21st, 2012, 09:33 AM   #15491
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This video of Tacoma bridge is shown in every civil engineering faculty (and not just once) and I'm very much aware of resonance effects on slim structures. However if this video is real (which I still doubt even with an obscure newspaper article), then those portals in Canada must be very slim too.
EDIT: Finally I found more believable video:
Myself, I think that a gantry can collapse more easily than a bridge. And I must confess I don't know how the same video is "more believable". You're just another Saint Thomas

EDIT: This video was shown also in "La repubblica" website, the second most important italian newspaper. But I know this is not enough for Saint Thomas.
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Old August 21st, 2012, 05:19 PM   #15492
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Dutch-language baseball T-shirt of the day:

http://mlb.mlb.com/cutfour/index.jsp#contentId=37030494

Yes, I said "Dutch-language baseball T-shirt".

I don't know the story behind this, actually; was just checking for yesterday's scores when the Dutch caught my eye.
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 02:13 PM   #15493
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All of ours around here like roads, but nobody except me would say he has actually built a road! Yesterday I myself built 5 meters of gravel road somewhere West of Huesca, under a temperature of 40ºC .
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 02:26 PM   #15494
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EDIT: This video was shown also in "La repubblica" website, the second most important italian newspaper.
I wouldn't take that as a proof of the seriousness of a fact
Italian journalism and videos on the internet don't mix well

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Old August 22nd, 2012, 02:53 PM   #15495
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Unfortunately I didn't took any pictures .

For Chris: wacht out for tropical storm Isaac, it will cross Netherlands on the next hours . Well, not mainland Netherlands, but Saba and St. Eustace, which I read are now part of Netherlands.
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 02:59 PM   #15496
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Why would you build anything if it is 40C? On monday I spent a day on a concrete carpark helping to build a new part of it and it was above 35. Never again :P
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 03:11 PM   #15497
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Yesterday I myself built 5 meters of gravel road somewhere West of Huesca, under a temperature of 40ºC .
You've built the roadbed for the A-22 extension from Huesca to Logroño?
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 03:30 PM   #15498
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Nope, it was just at the gate of our orchard. But in the event of a Westwards extension of A-22, IMO it would end at Tudela.
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 07:45 PM   #15499
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All of ours around here like roads, but nobody except me would say he has actually built a road! Yesterday I myself built 5 meters of gravel road somewhere West of Huesca, under a temperature of 40ºC .
I can say that I am currently in a team that builds a road... so you're not the only one
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I wouldn't take that as a proof of the seriousness of a fact
Italian journalism and videos on the internet don't mix well

CNGL: we want pictures!
Few years ago a storm destroyed the stage of the Heineken Festival near Venice. Later, journalists used that video for a service about an hurricane somewhere in the tropics.
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