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#21
Off-Topic / Re: Actress Shannen Doherty di...
Last post by roadman65 - Today at 05:42:36 PM
Wow, another celebrity died. It seems this past month we've been losing plenty. Sad news. May she rest in peace.
#22
Off-Topic / Re: Actress Shannen Doherty di...
Last post by Max Rockatansky - Today at 05:38:15 PM
Quote from: vdeane on Today at 04:26:09 PM
Quote from: Max Rockatansky on Today at 03:32:37 PMTo be fair to snowc, he has hardly been alone posting news about the deaths of celebrities.  I feel as though the phenomenon of posting celebrity deaths is just one of many real-world news stories, I would otherwise not have exposure to.  Of course, always terrible when famous people die...I just don't see how it affects me.
True.  It just seems like he's been doing that a lot the past few days.  Granted, I probably notice more than I would with others because his avatar is a close-up of his face, which stands out for me because I don't like staring at people's faces (to the point where I'll rest my work email in Outlook on messages from people who don't have a profile picture set and avoid doing so on those who have added their face to their Outlook profile, as management encouraged during the pandemic to make email "more personal").

The profile pic is a little awkward.  But then again, it isn't too far out of line for I usually see on Facebook road groups.
#23
Off-Topic / Re: Actress Shannen Doherty di...
Last post by TheHighwayMan3561 - Today at 05:34:39 PM
Quote from: 1995hoo on Today at 03:55:46 PMAnother forum to which I belong deals with the issue of celebrity-death clutter by having a thread called "Deaths of famous people (####)," where #### denotes the year. The moderators lock it a day or two after the year ends.

A forum I moderate for formerly had those, but things started to get out of hand because the idea of a notable death is also in the eye of the beholder (such as if a famous news anchor in City A dies, that may mean a lot to someone from City A, but has zero meaning to anyone with no ties to City A), and those threads were eventually discontinued and disallowed.
#24
Mountain West / Re: I-270 Denver metro project...
Last post by Plutonic Panda - Today at 05:34:15 PM
Just widen it to four lanes each way jeeze
#25
Off-Topic / Re: Target no longer accepting...
Last post by Max Rockatansky - Today at 05:29:34 PM
Why would anything said in the last handful of pages lead to a lock?  There isn't anything risqué that has been said in all this talk about retail employment culture.
#26
You can quit the back and forth with me at any time you like. 

All the same, if you insist on putting words in my mouth I'm always going to be game for a retort.  I don't need a moderator to clarify things when you accuse me of things I didn't say. 
#27
Off-Topic / Re: Target no longer accepting...
Last post by SectorZ - Today at 05:26:03 PM
Like every Walmart has (maybe had - did 25 years ago), we need a store-specific cheer to end the AARoads  Forum Team Member morning/evening huddle. I worked in store 2222, and it ended with "Twenty-two, twenty-two, second best will never do". Someone here is smart enough to come up with something that could work. That way the thread doesn't need to be locked, it can be safely adjourned.
#28
Quote from: vdeane on Today at 04:17:15 PM
Quote from: SEWIGuy on Today at 01:33:26 PMMy response was to webtv99 when he said "since it's clear that the Midwest is still well behind the Northeast" when it comes to EZPass adaptability. But they really aren't. This is the only case where there isn't a system in place in the Midwest.
Except they are.  The Northeast is largely all-electronic by now.  In the Midwest, it's just Illinois and a handful of newer facilities.  Ohio only just recently provided ORT lanes on the mainline Turnpike.  Indiana still doesn't.  And, as I mentioned earlier, utilization is lower.  I think I remember someone posting here that E-ZPass utilization around Buffalo was only 40% a decade ago.  And the rationale given was the same tracking stuff that @KelleyCook posted.

The question was about EZ Pass compatitbility. Not if they are "all-electronic" or had ORT lanes.
#29
Southeast / Re: North Carolina
Last post by CanesFan27 - Today at 05:20:04 PM
It's not only Interstates that we are aggressively expanding.

North Carolina has had a busy 18 months on the rails. Additional services, funding for rail expansion, and the battle between Norfolk Southern and the City of Charlotte is almost resolved.

Read More

https://www.gribblenation.org/2024/07/north-carolina-continues-to-move.html

#30
Max, I don't care if you agree with me or not. I don't get what I'm saying that makes you think I'm upset you don't agree with me.

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