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Old November 14th, 2012, 11:21 PM   #17081
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You mean the French and American forums on SSC or French and American forums elsewhere?

I hardly ever get out of roads, except to Infrastructure and Mobility, and that's only because our fearless leader moved the license plate threads there.

You might want to join aaroads.com/forums and see if you can get into an interesting discussion about "why freeways with four lanes in each direction need three passing lanes in each direction." ;-) (I haven't been there in a while myself; they can get ornery, so at some point I just said to myself, "not until after the election," and I haven't been back yet.)

Yes, I meant all the forums on SSC, but I only write on here, and get irritated for fun on the numberplate threads...
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Old November 14th, 2012, 11:59 PM   #17082
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Unbelieveable! Look at top result when I search "Matteo Biggi" in Google.es:
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So I have to think anything so I can put myself at top result.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 02:01 AM   #17083
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So I have to think anything so I can put myself at top result.
Nothing difficult, type "Triakontapentaddict" and you have it.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 12:05 PM   #17084
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http://www.thelocal.de/national/20121115-46181.html
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Blackout causes rush hour chaos in Munich

Munich was thrown into early morning chaos on Thursday as a widespread power cut hit the city. Commuters were left stranded after the S-Bahn stopped running on some of the busiest lines and traffic lights went out.

The city's fire brigade said almost all the city was plunged into darkness at 7 am. The blackout caused fire alarms to go off, sparking a stream of fake alerts from those with an automatic line to the emergency services.

Parts of the city regained power within 15 minutes, but others had to wait up to an hour until they were re-connected, the Münchner Merkur newspaper reported.

Even drivers were affected as traffic lights cut out, significantly slowing down the flow of traffic. The S-Bahn, used by thousands of commuters each morning, stopped running after the lights in a tunnel failed. The trains have since resumed operation.

The cause of the blackout remains unclear, but local radio station Bayerischer Rundfunk suggested that it could have been a problem in an electrical substation in the north of the city.
and in German
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Old November 15th, 2012, 12:10 PM   #17085
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It happened to me when I was living there a couple of times, with no apparent reason. I didn't expect something like that to happen. I see it's not so unusual.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 12:42 PM   #17086
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I can't say it happened to me in Ingolstadt since I moved here.
Maybe it's not unusual, but it seems that this blackout was a serious one, affecting the whole city. At least the people from Bayern 3 Radio I listened on the way to work made it seem this way.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 05:29 PM   #17087
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Nothing difficult, type "Triakontapentaddict" and you have it.
I've realized I misspelt it: It should be "Pentatriakontaddict" . Anyway, I tried with the Spanish form, and the only result was from my post on a regional forum about my favourite bus route, which is #35 from Zaragoza.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 08:16 PM   #17088
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Today, during some diggin works in my granparents' county house backyard we found a lot of vintage stuff buried there, including vases, aluminium pans and cultrery, old Coca Cola, Fanta and liquors glass bottles, old ceramic electric plugs, sockets and light fixtures and a 1951 10 lire coin.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 08:43 PM   #17089
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I might have a friend interested in ceramic electric equipment!
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Old November 17th, 2012, 04:14 PM   #17090
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Strange scene in Liège, Belgium (pics by me)


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Old November 17th, 2012, 05:04 PM   #17091
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More a "crime scene" than a "strange scene"

Did you warn the Police?

EDIT: meanwhile in Michigan

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Old November 17th, 2012, 10:01 PM   #17092
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Are winter tires used in USA?
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Old November 17th, 2012, 10:11 PM   #17093
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Are winter tires used in USA?
Not in Los Angeles
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Old November 17th, 2012, 10:16 PM   #17094
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And neither Florida.
But what about winter areas? Any difference between, let say, New York, Ohio, Kansas, Utah?
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Old November 17th, 2012, 10:38 PM   #17095
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There is hardly any info about snow tires (as they are called in the U.S.) in the United States. So I take it they are not required state-wide anywhere, but I believe the authorities can make a decision to allow only vehicles with snow tires or chains in mountainous areas.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 11:04 PM   #17096
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Especially in villages like Breckenridge, Colorado which is situated some 30 meters higher than the highest point of Bulgarian mountains Roads and houses are situated about 3000 meters above sea level...
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Old November 17th, 2012, 11:07 PM   #17097
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Why Google suggests stupid and useless 200 km longer alternatives? (see option 3)
http://maps.google.it/maps?saddr=ven...mra=ls&t=m&z=7
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Old November 17th, 2012, 11:09 PM   #17098
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Especially in villages like Breckenridge, Colorado which is situated some 30 meters higher than the highest point of Bulgarian mountains Roads and houses are situated about 3000 meters above sea level...
The Eisenhower tunnel on I-70 in Colorado reaches the extreme altitude of 3401 meters! It's probably the highest motorway in the world.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 11:11 PM   #17099
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There is a substandard motorway in La Paz, Bolivia at 4.000 meters altitude.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 11:11 PM   #17100
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It's probably the highest motorway in the world.
It indeed is
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