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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby PopTart » 19 November 2020, 11:50

Forgive me, I just assumed :D
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Severelius » 19 November 2020, 11:56

I mean don't get me wrong I originally only heard about the channel through knowing about Markiplier. But Ethan is most of what kept me around for a solid year of their nonsense.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby PopTart » 19 November 2020, 12:05

I guess he has that boy next door charm?
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Severelius » 19 November 2020, 12:56

I mean he's just adorable.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby dragonfire » 19 November 2020, 17:05

I'm sorry I've gotta take team Annus on this one.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Jzone » 20 November 2020, 00:43

2 weeks back into my swimming routine after 8 months and the gym is shut down by covid again. I might have to be like the Octopus Teacher guy and condition myself to swimming in the 10° C salt water here. I don't mind cold water, as long as the air temp is comfortable. At least there is no snow in the forecast.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 27 November 2020, 15:45

I know buses in London are bad for having stops all be within sight of each other, but I didn’t realise the Docklands Light Railway was as bad. I’m at a stop, pictures is the next stop. Taken from the platform, less than 75 metres away.

Why?

Why did we waste money building another train station so close to this one?
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Severelius » 27 November 2020, 15:55

All I'm thinking is how shit it'd be to work in that office with trains going past literally right underneath you all day.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Magic J » 27 November 2020, 16:05

Severelius wrote:All I'm thinking is how shit it'd be to work in that office with trains going past literally right underneath you all day.

Feast your eyes on this architectural abomination: an office above the main motorway through the city.
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Glasgow is abrasively ugly in places. :lol:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby René » 27 November 2020, 16:05

Severelius wrote:All I'm thinking is how shit it'd be to work in that office with trains going past literally right underneath you all day.

I think you mean awesome :D

I would probably love that. (Although I might spend more time watching them than I'd be supposed to :P)
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Severelius » 27 November 2020, 16:25

René wrote:
Severelius wrote:All I'm thinking is how shit it'd be to work in that office with trains going past literally right underneath you all day.

I think you mean awesome :D

I would probably love that. (Although I might spend more time watching them than I'd be supposed to :P)

I used to live right next to a train track and the noise of that used to drive me kind of insane. And that's not even a massively busy line. Having to work literally right above a London train line would almost be my definition of hell.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby René » 27 November 2020, 16:36

Severelius wrote:
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Severelius wrote:All I'm thinking is how shit it'd be to work in that office with trains going past literally right underneath you all day.

I think you mean awesome :D

I would probably love that. (Although I might spend more time watching them than I'd be supposed to :P)

I used to live right next to a train track and the noise of that used to drive me kind of insane. And that's not even a massively busy line. Having to work literally right above a London train line would almost be my definition of hell.

They can't be going that fast pulling into stations, though (especially when said stations are so close together) :P
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Severelius » 27 November 2020, 16:39

Okay but that still wouldn't alleviate my paranoid fear of the floor of the office collapsing. So I'd still hate it there.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Magic J » 27 November 2020, 17:59

Marmaduke wrote:Why did we waste money building another train station so close to this one?

In all seriousness, though, the name "Docklands" suggests it might have been a freight line at some point? Are the stations perhaps repurposed loading platforms? Seems like a stretch, though.

Otherwise, lol, what a waste of money.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Brenden » 27 November 2020, 18:03

Marmaduke wrote:Why did we waste money building another train station so close to this one?

Because London gets a grossly disproportionate amount of infrastructure spending, both with respect to population and with respect to contribution to GDP.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 27 November 2020, 18:03

Magic J wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:Why did we waste money building another train station so close to this one?

In all seriousness, though, the name "Docklands" suggests it might have been a freight line at some point? Are the stations perhaps repurposed loading platforms? Seems like a stretch, though.

Otherwise, lol, what a waste of money.

Nah, it used to be a shipping hub pre-1960s but it was redeveloped in the 80s. It’s where Canary Wharf is. It’s the financial hub of the city. The DLR was built at the same time as an automated metro system to serve the redeveloped area. Someone thought this street was completely beyond the scope of traversing on foot and that the people needed to be assisted by train to get across it.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Severelius » 27 November 2020, 18:05

Magic J wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:Why did we waste money building another train station so close to this one?

In all seriousness, though, the name "Docklands" suggests it might have been a freight line at some point? Are the stations perhaps repurposed loading platforms? Seems like a stretch, though.

Otherwise, lol, what a waste of money.

My theory would have been that London is such a ludicrous clusterfuck of haphazard nonsense in regards to street layout and planning that hopping a train for that distance is legitimately the easier way to get over there than trying to walk round.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 27 November 2020, 18:05

Brenden wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:Why did we waste money building another train station so close to this one?

Because London gets a grossly disproportionate amount of infrastructure spending, both with respect to population and with respect to contribution to GDP.

Is it as disproportionate when taken in respect of infrastructure utilisation, comrade?
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Brenden » 27 November 2020, 18:13

Marmaduke wrote:
Brenden wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:Why did we waste money building another train station so close to this one?

Because London gets a grossly disproportionate amount of infrastructure spending, both with respect to population and with respect to contribution to GDP.

Is it as disproportionate when taken in respect of infrastructure utilisation, comrade?

The causal relationship would be that better/more infrastructure leads to more utilisation. Traffic swells to fill the size of the road. It's much the same with public transport. Do you think the people of Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham, etc wouldn't make use of better public transport were it built‽
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 27 November 2020, 18:21

Brenden wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:
Brenden wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:Why did we waste money building another train station so close to this one?

Because London gets a grossly disproportionate amount of infrastructure spending, both with respect to population and with respect to contribution to GDP.

Is it as disproportionate when taken in respect of infrastructure utilisation, comrade?

The causal relationship would be that better/more infrastructure leads to more utilisation. Traffic swells to fill the size of the road. It's much the same with public transport. Do you think the people of Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham, etc wouldn't make use of better public transport were it built‽

Isn’t the big obstruction with efficient public transport outside of London that there aren’t central transport authorities such as there is in London (Transport for London)?

Public transport is administrated by local authorities. But most people live and work in different authorities and pass through one or more when traversing them. As such, the system is over-complicated dog shit that is confusing as fuck and all but repelling the competition required to let the market assure that providers perform to the standard expected.

Y’all need to embrace unification and centralised bureaucracy. Once the system is running well, the further investment seems less like money pissed up the wall.
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