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>be me
>ride Amtrak for cross-country tour across the United States
>have lunch
>can't have a burger and fries

Explain yourselves Americans.
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>In these glory days of rail safety, nobody wants a vat of hot oil sloshing around in a confined space

I mean, you can literally make fries in a pan. If nothing else, you can use butter or even bake them.
If nothing else there's the air fryer
Amtrak is buying new long-distance rolling stock in the 2030s and should bring updated kitchens
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>In these glory days of rail safety, nobody wants a vat of hot oil sloshing around in a confined space

McDonald's was briefly contracted to handle catering for Deutsche Bundesbahn in the early 90s and they did manage to rebuild a pair of surplus dining cars into restaurants that offered the full McDonald's menu, using custom-built deep fryers similar to the ones used on ships.

From a technical standpoint, the project was a complete success. It only failed due to poor sales, poor logistics (restocking had to be done with McDonald's restaurants along the route instead of from fixed mid-journey stops), and the fact that the 90kW power consumption was very taxing on the cars.

They didn't do much with the Viewliner II procurement in the mid 2000s, but this round is supposed to be the single largest rolling stock purchase in amtrak's history, so we could see some push for real dining innovation.

We will see.

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Is Tirana when Albania was under communism the dream /o/ city?
>cars are banned
>everyone has to take public transportation
>lots of parks and shit
>roads are aimed for bikes
So why doesn’t /o/ talk about Tirana that much?
I mean /n/, not /o/. Wrong board name
Because nu-/n/ is only able to discuss the contents of real estate industry press releases concerning kansas city or houston (if you disagree with me you are a cagetroll nimby boomer)
It’s at least partly because people on this board don’t talk about policy, we just fantasize about our personal dreams coming true. Also there’s not much consensus on the role of the state in urban planning and infrastructure here since opinions range from everything should be centrally planned to wanting every city to be Houston but with more trains. Finally most people on 4chan are already from Can-merica so there’s overall a fear of communism paired with general lack of interest in other countries
I miss the old /n/ where we had threads that were several years old with people actually talking about modes of transport rather than urban planning politics.
>cars are banned
Whichever bureaucrat put this measure in place is a genius. People won't notice the state was in no way able to keep up with the demand for private automobiles if they don't look into buying a car.

Also says a lot about what the people want when nowadays every man, woman and child in Albania drives a Benz.

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Post some cool /n/ webms you have
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Wait, really? The pilot survived and got off like that? I don't remember that detail. Crazy shit.
seems he ejected just before impact, injured, but recovered.
acquitted on trial by jury, but seems finally was found guilty by coroner of unlawful killing a couple years ago. 11 people died on the road he crashed onto.
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another one just for you based coopler
coopling between consenting wagons
New Jersey rail

You're at the cyclist cafe when this lady compliments your orchid collection.

What do you do, /n/? Oh and she's 163cm and 49kg, all slow twitch.
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The only way an american is ever dominating the tdf is with drugs. Lots and lots of drugs.
So what?
How is it that her stem is that slemmed yet she's completely upright?
SMOL body and frame probably has too much stack for how smol she is.

If someone is much shorter then 5'3 bike fit becomes an issue .
Good news is she can always go into the drops or get a longer stem to compensate. BITD people sized frames larger and people rode in the drops more. Opposite to today where people are on smol frames and go aero hoods position.
but if the frame has a lot of stack it also has a lot of reach which would mean no need to slam

A woman who is in a sexual relationship with an aeroplane has revealed that she travelled abroad 30 times in the last year just to spend quality time with her lover.

Sarah Rodo, from Dortmund, Germany, found love on her first flight with a Boeing 737 - after an unfulfilling attempt to date humans.

Since then, the 23-year-old has also 'met' 60 figurines and three larger models who she considers part of a 'collective being' that she is dating, and so she often refers to her lovers as one.

Keeping up a relationship with an object requires real commitment.

The avid jet-setter is so loved up that she has booked 30 mini-breaks in the last 12 months just to be close to her original beau, the Boeing 737.

Despite their many trips together, Sarah, who identifies as objectum sexual [having a sexual or romantic attraction to an inanimate object], is heartbroken that she's never been fully alone with her partner.

Sarah said: 'I'm proud to be objectum sexual – it's a wonderful sexuality, the only sad thing is that I can't be alone with a real plane.

'I flew a lot in the last year to be with the Boeing as often as I possibly could, I took about 30 flights and always combined it with a city trip or vacation.

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>>hanger 13
Shed 13 probably isn't going to be as bad as that

>5 years
I need to see this thread
wait til you see >>>/po/

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Do you enjoy any /n/ games, like city builders and tycoons?
>picrel OpenTTD, the best transportation game
If not a game, what software would you use to make model junctions and rail systems? /diy/ has solidworks, autocad, etc. Unironically a dumb game like OpenTTD seems to be the best option for exercising what you learn in your hobby, at least for free (so, not including real model railways.) It's also just fun as fuck.
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Railroad Tycoon 3 was the zenith of Rail Tycoon Games. Based campaign mod with cutscenes and an old southern (American ) dude narrating, an insanely complex supply and demand mode and the ability to play as far back as 1830. There’s also old mods for it.
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>Railroad Tycoon 3 was the zenith of Rail Tycoon Games
Shame it's 2003 era 3-D and looks like ass.
Hey, that just means it needs a remaster. I’d pay good money for a proper remaster of this game.
What's the current roundup of train games, particularly tycoon style?
Noticed some cool dawn of railways assets in the Steam workshop for TF2. Is there a fully functional mod that allows an earlier than 1850 start?

A thread to discuss bike touring - bikes, routes, gear, stories, etc.
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talk to me about north/south routes through mexico
really interested in the sierra madre occidental but not sure how safe or paved/rideable it is
passable spanish, have ridden tecate to cabo on roads and spent a month in guadalajara

>Take the whole family, it's gay, and looks as if the father dragged his family at gun point on a trip.
this sounds like a personal problem
my family went camping a bunch growing up and my dad and I would do mountain bike weekends together fairly often and it was dope
might need to slow down a little but nbd
You were whining about your wife not letting you go on an overnighter, not fucking off on a multi-week tour.
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Doing this lil tour, starting Friday.

I might meet some of you /n/erds along the way.
OP of the mini-bitch fest checking in, just wanted to clarify that the post you're responding to is not me.
halleå fellow malmö fubbick

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What goes on here
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On that particular ship that’s where they store the used Steiner girls from the spa when they have been used up.
>t. sailed on that ship
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That boat has crabs.

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Post runways
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have you been there? my brother was in the peace corps in lesotho many years ago so i've actually spent a fair bit of time there.
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Logan International Airport, East Boston, Massachusetts.
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this is where I tie down
Boeing's flight test airport, an abandoned air force base in northern Montana

Why are you destroying the environment with your discount bargain bin chinese carbon wheels with no warranty, when you could be saving the environment with the revolutionary new FusionFiber™ that come with a lifetime, no questions asked replacement coverage for the original owner? Sure it costs about 3x as much but think of the moral superiority it gets you

The only problem is it's made in Utah which is full of crazy people, which kinda negates the moral superiority, I'd almost rather send money directly to the CCP at that point

Also discuss wheels and stuff
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I don't need to repair my wheels often enough that the mechanic's hours are a determining factor in what kinds of hoarder clutter I crowd my apartment with. I get it, that stuff doesn't take up much space, but it's like muh grams. If you apply that attitude to everything pretty soon you're up to your neck in crap you use once every 36 months at best.

What's a "season"?
>A spoke tension tool
shop mechanics don't use those for wheel trues...
More for wheel building, maybe you'd use it to do a really comprehensive job on a really fucked old wheel, but no customer with that job is wanting to pay for that.
If you're going to use a spoke wrench then you're going to re tension every spoke and start truing from scratch. That massively blows out the amount of time it takes.

I wonder if the tensionfags i see here have ever trued a wheel before.

It's really only the spoke wrench and zip ties that you need. And oil.

that's not the reason lol. The reason is that if you're just looking after one or two decent bikes you're not going to get enough practice to do a good job. Wheel truing is a skill that takes practice.
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Thoughts on the Koozer CX1800? Planning to replace my stock wheels on my gravel bike. Mostly roads but I do go offroad often. I usually do long rides and maybe considering backpacking/touring.
>Koozer CX1800
>literal who wheels
get 32h since you do offroad and backpacking+touring.
Sounds like a character from a Stephen King novel, will it crawl out of the floor and rape you at night?

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What's the best configuration for a thrust reverser:

Target type or cold stream?
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the virgin foreskin pull back >>2007412 vs the chad unfurling cock
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>turbulent airflow makes the tail wobble
>so bad, entire plane shakes every landing
>*cracks your vertical attach cap angle*
heh... nothin personell
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>dude just put a wall in front of the exhaust
It just werks
dangerously based

bicycles should be fun colors, not boring solid colors
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describe, in specific terms, the "years worth of empirical evidence". evidence of what, exactly? most of the time when you see someone saying something along the lines of the frame "doesn't matter" what they mean is that factors like the angles, the tire pressure, and the physical preferences/limitations of the cyclist, are going to render any difference between carbon layup or brand of triple-butted meme steel insignificant. and all of that is true.
so what exactly are you trying to argue here?
looks like a tranny bike
I thought you had tranny derangement syndrome but then I saw the pic
rent free bby
true but sad.
To be fair it does have 2 out of the 3 colors

Anyways, what's the best way to paint an aluminium frame? How rough should the surface be for optimal rattle can adhesion?

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Ebikes should require registration and an active insurance policy. $15 million in liability insurance per bike, minimum, to cover the average damage they do every time they explode. That doesn't even cover the loss of life but it's a start. Possession of an unregistered ebike or unregistered parts such as batteries should be a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years in prison and being banned from touching another ebike ever again. Second offense is life in prison, you can't prove me wrong.

>but muh cost of deliveries
Muh cost of rebuilding the entire block after it was leveled and rebuilding the lives destroyed, cash me outside howbou dah?
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For the sake of comparing apples to apples, there were 299 traffic fatalities in New York City in 2022, with a nominal average in the 300s. The city made significant investments in intersections to try and reduce the number of fatal accidents over the last few years, and they're taking steps to certify and regulate battery sales and repairs, as well as inspecting the wiring for e-bike batteries throughout the city.
Are cars infiltrating your building's defenses and starting random fires in the dead of night that spread faster than anything short of an israeli white phosphorus bomb dropped on an elementary school?

Also, aren't cars already heavily regulated and required to have insurance?
>Also, aren't cars already heavily regulated and required to have insurance?
E-scooter require insurance in EU at least in France.
"amerifats" aren't using chinese ebikes that have exploding batteries, it's illegal immigrant Doordash/UberEats slaves that use them because they don't have to register them as vehicles but can go faster than cars in wall to wall traffic
Insurance renders all e-scooters and e-bikes useless. Might as well get a car, you know. At least there is a crumple zone. Or wheelies and higher chance of disassembly via truck or barrier in care of real motorcycle.

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Hi, I don't post here ever but I don't have many people to talk to in my life about this and since it's about aviation I think it's a relevant topic here. If it's not mods pls delete, I don't wanna offtopic. I applied for Air Traffic Control in April when enrollment opened and I just got correspondence that I've been accepted to take the ATSA.
Unfortunately the only time I had available was like 8 AM in a couple days, but I took it since I really want it.

I'm super excited, I've been making a lot of moves to renovate my life to something less awful and this is a huge step in that direction. If I do well this will completely change how I live for the better.

Are there any ATC anons here or anons who've taken the ATSA in general? What should I expect or consider? All I know is it's a 3 and a half hour assessment on logic-based problems you don't need to study for.
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Forgot I made this thread. Did the ATSA, finished it an hour shorter than they estimated, but I also will say the radar test really fucked me up once they started flinging math questions at me while I had to stop interceptions on a keyboard with a numpad that kept refusing to work a good quarter of the time.

Haven't gotten a response yet but I dunno how long it takes.

>Kim's Place is a good choice for lodging after you pass basics and head to MMAC
Which lodging option did you take for Kim's Place? The three-person house seems like a good idea to cover resources via grocery list and save time, but it'd be my first chance at living privately even if for a little while so the private family home seems more appealing.
It took I want to say a month and a half for me to get results of BQ WQ Q or NR.
If you get BQ you're probably going to eventually get a job offer and WQ is still pretty possible if my class was anything to go by.

I woudn't worry about living on your own. Living with classmates makes studying easier. I wound up not living with any of mine and it was a miserable time trying to study alone. You will not succeed without your classmates. If you pass academy, there'll be plenty of time living on your own in whatever ciry the FAA dumps you in. Or you can choose OCONUS because those are always alternates.

So advise I would've given for ATSA was don't worry about the math so much. It seems like they're mostly trying to trip you up on your prioritization.
Finally, you sound way under 30 and your ATSA score can be overwritten next bid if this one didn't pan out for you. If you got BQ though IIRC your job offer can take 2 years depending on class availability so make no major life changes under the assumption you have a new job yet.
>Finally, you sound way under 30
26 (Turning 27 in a month). I was taking this summer off of work regardless but I am kinda rushing it since I at least wanna try to get on the road to a proper job offer before I'm 30. Do you think that's realistically possible?
how about anatole?
from what I read online it seems like there's two section in it it, and one is for low income residents in OKC and all the rooms are moldy and shit, and the other is for ATC trainees and it's much nicer
fwiw my friend went through this training but for N90 last year and got through it while drinking every night and fucking ratchet ass oklahoma whores
Oh absolutly, I took my ATSA in November, got hired in June. I just mean it CAN take a long time, the feds move at 1 speed.
Well first
Lol, lmao
I had a classmate stay there, no strong opinions other than the bus servoce from the academy sucked because they were the last pickup on the route at the time so they had to send another bus and they were late to class twice. (You can nver be counted as late if you take the academy shuttle though, it's just a massive PITA)
Besides, you're going to be there a minute so a house is pretty nice and not being near crack heads was pretty high on my priority list.
You need to be exactly the right kind of person to do this job. It's like 911 operators in that you either do it for a couple months or it's your career. That and you'll definatly be someone's last conversation on this earth, probably multiple someones at some point.
N90 specifically is really hard to transfer out of from what I know, most centers are too but TRACONs are something else. I salute the poor bastards that work there keeping this shit show running.

It really does depend on the person. I'm trying to get back on with the FAA in a tech ops role because I liked the organization even if I didn't make the sub 60% pass rate cut. since I might be running around with undiagnosed and by extension untreated ADHD according to my doctor. Her's also my AME so we agreed to just say
>ADHD is just liberal propaganda and testing for it is for dorks
Since ADHD = No more airplanes for me

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Has there ever been a bigger meme? Why would anyone use these, especially in the modern day?
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It does a lot more than a Walmart bike, while costing about as much as one. Why are you just spraying bullshit? You think all the specs of the buffalo are just outright lies or what?
works on my machine
>don't have the range
neither they have repair-ability

In 20 years of cycling i've tossed 3 gear hubs, because nobody will touch them, there are no common spares or standardized components. Simple 3 speed ones. Still using my oldest 8spd hub on it's 2nd disk and 3rd cassette with tens of thousands of miles on it.
Yeah. the problem is shimano doesn't have any decent IGH. And you won't fix neither rohloff nor pinion.
Well. It's better than everything that shimano can offer for sure.

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