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Old January 30th, 2013, 04:13 PM   #18981
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Mainly it means regional administrators are morons voted by other morons who don't give a damn about anything of public property. And that's it.

Believe me, my main activity is about studying and promoting PT...



Being less acid: PT, and especially rail services, works very well as long as you plan it carefully. If you stop planning, then you get just a bunch of money-eating useless vehicles which will not be used by people because they won't be found useful. Then, of course, it's less expensive closing them down... until you have to face the indirect costs of private mobility, but that comes later, so in the meantime everything seems nice.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 04:17 PM   #18982
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Was this law recently introduced by Victor Orban? I read that generated a controversy with Slovakia, that was once part of the Hungarian Kingdom and has still Hungarian minorities.
Well the controversy was about Slovakians deciding that those who obtain the foreing (Hungarian) citizenship in this manner (but it was defined in general way I think) would lose the Slovakian one, which I find quite understandable.

Btw. the Germans have similar approach to granting citizenship to those "ethnic Germans" living abroad.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 04:22 PM   #18983
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Being less acid: PT, and especially rail services, works very well as long as you plan it carefully. If you stop planning, then you get just a bunch of money-eating useless vehicles which will not be used by people because they won't be found useful. Then, of course, it's less expensive closing them down... until you have to face the indirect costs of private mobility, but that comes later, so in the meantime everything seems nice.
I agree with you on this, but hey, this applies to pretty much everything.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 04:24 PM   #18984
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Btw. the Germans have similar approach to granting citizenship to those "ethnic Germans" living abroad.
Italians too. You needn't speaking Italian, just having some Italian ancestors. In practice, half of South America could apply for Italian citizenship.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 04:26 PM   #18985
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I remember seeing pictures, during the Argentine economic crash of about 2002, of lines outside the Italian embassy in Buenos Aires.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 04:33 PM   #18986
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Correct, but just in case your great-grandfather was born in what was then Hungary...
Oh and I already signed up for learn-Hungarian lessons.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 04:47 PM   #18987
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These are the trains from Circumvesuviana



Europe or Central Africa? Terrible infrastructure with overgrown grass, graffiti, broken windows, litter on tracks - and we even haven't started talking of low reliability of service.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 05:04 PM   #18988
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Someone here wrote about Bosnia and Herzegovina being not covered in Google Maps. I just tried to route in BiH, and it really works. I'm guessing the road network is not the best though...

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Old January 30th, 2013, 06:43 PM   #18989
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Someone here wrote about Bosnia and Herzegovina being not covered in Google Maps. I just tried to route in BiH, and it really works. I'm guessing the road network is not the best though...
that must be something new.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 01:32 AM   #18990
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Bosnia and Herzegovina does not have the best network of the world, but it is still quite good if we take into account very demanding terrain, which makes any motorway construction over central Bosnia incredibly expensive task.

However you can be sure, that Sarajevo has quite more than two (2) roads. Compare Google Maps coverage with Openstreetmap and see difference
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Old January 31st, 2013, 12:35 PM   #18991
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Meanwhile in Ferrara, Italy:



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Old January 31st, 2013, 01:33 PM   #18992
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Lithuania now has Google Street view!!!
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Old January 31st, 2013, 02:55 PM   #18993
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It'll keep the cyclists awake anyway.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 02:56 PM   #18994
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Bosnia and Herzegovina does not have the best network of the world, but it is still quite good if we take into account very demanding terrain, which makes any motorway construction over central Bosnia incredibly expensive task.

However you can be sure, that Sarajevo has quite more than two (2) roads. Compare Google Maps coverage with Openstreetmap and see difference
I ment the roads found on Google maps. At least you can route those.
But I'm sure the infrastructure is far better then many think, and not only limited to what we see on GMaps...
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Old January 31st, 2013, 04:28 PM   #18995
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Lithuania now has Google Street view!!!
And also Austria has Street Ski View .
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Old January 31st, 2013, 05:24 PM   #18996
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So, the fricking TV show that two or three times a month closes streets in my neighborhood, including my block, to parking so they can park their filming equipment there premieres tonight....

http://www.nbc.com/do-no-harm/

Last time they did this was yesterday, so I guess they're working on episodes for later in the season.

At least they're not doing the film-in-Philadelphia-but-pretend-it's-New-York bit. I suppose I'll have to watch to see if there's anything recognizable....
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Usually is film-in-Vancouver-but-pretend-it's-New-York...
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Old January 31st, 2013, 05:39 PM   #18998
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Or Canada in general. (I'm not sure how easily Vancouver passes for New York; it's more likely film-in-[oh, screw the hyphens] Vancouver and call it Seattle or LA, film in Toronto and call it New York....)

I guess it's good for the city that this sort of thing is going on - at one point last fall there were two or three things being filmed simultaneously - but the selfish part of me is a bit annoyed. I had to come back early from Thanksgiving weekend because there was a closure for filming starting at 6 p.m. Sunday, so if I wanted to park in my block it would have to be earlier than that. Not that I expect to be able to park in my own block, or mind walking a couple of blocks, but I had stuff to bring inside. So it was, arrive early enough, unload, then move the car to a legal spot at a time when everyone else is doing the same thing....

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there is a little debate about unpaved roads in Italy at their thread. do you have them in your countries? i don't mean the paths, but the roads.
afaik we have one state road that is unpaved, it is D49 at one part. i drove it 2 years ago and it is very interesting. here is the most interesting part of it:
https://maps.google.hr/?ll=45.523082...185.45,,0,5.23
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there is a little debate about unpaved roads in Italy at their thread. do you have them in your countries? i don't mean the paths, but the roads.
afaik we have one state road that is unpaved, it is D49 at one part. i drove it 2 years ago and it is very interesting. here is the most interesting part of it:
https://maps.google.hr/?ll=45.523082...185.45,,0,5.23
I know a couple of SP (provincial roads) that aren't paved but they connect nothing but some isolated country houses and farms. I don't know why they are classificated as SPs.
Dirt roads connecting towns are very rare in Western Europe.
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