[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/functions.php on line 4752: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [ROOT]/includes/functions.php:3887)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/functions.php on line 4754: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [ROOT]/includes/functions.php:3887)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/functions.php on line 4755: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [ROOT]/includes/functions.php:3887)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/functions.php on line 4756: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [ROOT]/includes/functions.php:3887)
zompist bboard • View topic - Creativity of the day

zompist bboard

THIS IS AN ARCHIVE ONLY - see Ephemera
It is currently Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:27 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1705 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64 ... 69  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:46 am 
Smeric
Smeric
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2006 5:00 pm
Posts: 1630
Location: Braunschweig, Germany

_________________
...brought to you by the Weeping Elf
Tha cvastam émi cvastam santham amal phelsa. -- Friedrich Schiller
ESTAR-3SG:P human-OBJ only human-OBJ true-OBJ REL-LOC play-3SG:A


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:04 am 
Avisaru
Avisaru

Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:47 pm
Posts: 734
Location: Leiden, the Netherlands
Mine should be about a million, but in an agglomeration of about say 3-4 million inhabitants.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:40 pm 
Sumerul
Sumerul
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:35 pm
Posts: 3600
Location: Tokyo
Trams suck. :|


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:05 am 
Avisaru
Avisaru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:02 pm
Posts: 779
Location: Brussels
At least they're better than buses. I really dislike buses. Metros are easily my favorite form of public transport.

Usually I risk my life and ride my bike though.

_________________
— o noth sidiritt Tormiott


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:45 am 
Avisaru
Avisaru

Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:47 pm
Posts: 734
Location: Leiden, the Netherlands


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:55 am 
Sumerul
Sumerul
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:35 pm
Posts: 3600
Location: Tokyo


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:11 am 
Avisaru
Avisaru

Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:47 pm
Posts: 734
Location: Leiden, the Netherlands
Except more comfortable, more environmentally friendly and better able to move large amounts of people in one vehicle, yes.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:12 am 
Smeric
Smeric
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:45 pm
Posts: 2373
Location: Santiago de Chile
I'm not sure i get the point of trams these days: it's like this weird rail-bus hybrid that has the disadvantages of both: it runs on rails which, unlike a subway, are not shielded from dust or cars or people or stuff, it's as large as a bus <so you don't get the economies of scale of a hundred-meter-long-vehicle>, it's subject to mishaps that trains are not <since they often travel using the same same spaces as cars and buses>. to me they seem a bit outdated. You could get most of the benefits without the hassle of them by using trolleybuses <you know, trams that run on street wheels where the driver can, well, actually drive>.

_________________
-


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:40 pm 
Lebom
Lebom
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:48 am
Posts: 181
Location: Between clauses
Public transport is dead, man. Jetpacks are where it's at.

_________________
Non fidendus est crocodilus quis posteriorem dentem acerbum conquetur.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:42 pm 
Avisaru
Avisaru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 1:13 pm
Posts: 512
Location: Halfway to Hyperborea

_________________
[ˌʔaɪsəˈpʰɻ̊ʷoʊpɪɫ ˈʔæɫkəɦɔɫ]


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:51 pm 
Avisaru
Avisaru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 17, 2003 11:03 am
Posts: 472
Location: displaced from Helsinki


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:58 pm 
Sumerul
Sumerul
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:35 pm
Posts: 3600
Location: Tokyo
Trams are also a massive sore point in my hometown, where the government has spent in the region of £2 billion building tracks and setting the damn things up - they were finally completed this year after about something like seven years. There are untold mutitudes of better things they could have spent the money on, including more buses, of course, but by the time there was a new local government that wasn't so much in favour of them, and there was an expensive mishap (the tracks didn't last an unusually cold winter and buckled everywhere), the project had progressed far enough that, counterintuitively, it would have cost the same amount or less to just finish it than it would have to scrap the whole thing, and I suppose now they've finished it they have a chance of making back some of the money.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:21 pm 
Avisaru
Avisaru

Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:47 pm
Posts: 734
Location: Leiden, the Netherlands


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:22 pm 
Avisaru
Avisaru

Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:47 pm
Posts: 734
Location: Leiden, the Netherlands


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:04 pm 
Smeric
Smeric
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:45 pm
Posts: 2373
Location: Santiago de Chile
actually, Valparaíso, a couple hours away from me by car, has trams... though, granted, not precisely a huge network of them. I'm not claiming trams are stupid, mind you, they make sense for medium-sized cities, it's just that trolleybuses seem to me to have all of the advantages <except maybe that rails pollute a less than rubber tires> and none of the disadvantages <they don't need dedicated lanes, they can dodge obstacles, they can overpass slow vehicles, and generally adapt to the conditions on the road>. But sure, inertia is a reason for things: we all use MSOffice mostly because we all use MSOffice, for example.

EDIT: are those cable thingies safe? i always get the feeling that they would kill birds and might come loose and electrocute a person and whatnot.

_________________
-


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:06 pm 
Avisaru
Avisaru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:45 pm
Posts: 516
I didn't know what a tram was, so I looked it up.
Yea, I think streetcars are cool too.

_________________
ʾAšol ḵavad pulqam ʾifbižen lav ʾifšimeḻ lit maseḡrad lav lit n͛ubad. ʾUpulasim ṗal sa-panžun lav sa-ḥadṇ lav ṗal šarmaḵeš lit ʾaẏṭ waẏyadanun wižqanam.
- Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:07 am 
Avisaru
Avisaru

Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:47 pm
Posts: 734
Location: Leiden, the Netherlands


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:24 am 
Avisaru
Avisaru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 17, 2003 11:03 am
Posts: 472
Location: displaced from Helsinki


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:00 am 
Smeric
Smeric

Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2002 2:49 am
Posts: 2316
Location: Bonn, Germany


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:27 pm 
Smeric
Smeric
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:45 pm
Posts: 2373
Location: Santiago de Chile
gotta love the soviets :D

_________________
-


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:59 am 
Avisaru
Avisaru

Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:47 pm
Posts: 734
Location: Leiden, the Netherlands
I read a bit about the trolley bus and yes indeed it seems possible to dodge and overtake using a trolley bus.

But you know, to be honest, there are rarely obstacles on a tram line because you kinda either get crushed by the tram, or you go out of the way yourself. Though it does happen sometimes that a truck is unloading stuff on the tram line, yes, and then you have to wait. But oftentimes even a bus couldn't pass in such a scenario, as in Holland most streets are kinda narrow.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:10 am 
Smeric
Smeric
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:45 pm
Posts: 2373
Location: Santiago de Chile
well it's not the technology's fault if the dutch prefer impractically narrow streets. :P

but sure, some tech is better suited for some cities than other tech. the kind of public transit funiculars you see in valparaíso, for example, would be retarded in holland. <or anywhere else that's not very very hilly>

_________________
-


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:50 am 
Smeric
Smeric
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:21 am
Posts: 1723
Location: Tokyo


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:33 pm 
Smeric
Smeric
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:45 pm
Posts: 2373
Location: Santiago de Chile
perhaps they just need to feel like they're being hugged ?

_________________
-


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:43 pm 
Avisaru
Avisaru

Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:47 pm
Posts: 734
Location: Leiden, the Netherlands


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1705 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64 ... 69  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group