Discussion in 'General Chat' started by patrickBOOTH, Nov 18, 2011.
I thought Asians didn't have to shave?
Asian? Obvi you haven't seen my hugenourmous appendage.
Let's try our very best to keep it that way.
I are disappoint.
Twice a week I have to hear either mariachis or some "Sound of the Andes" pan flute group in the subway station nearest my apartment. This sucks. And is also disconcertingly weird in Asia.
i love reading about that one chick who was on a mission to ride the whole system in record time (just 23 or so hours), but instead she was basically prevented that record by a delay i the first few stops. and, according to her “Not sure how long it’ll take[to finish]. Our entire route got botched by reroutings, that 40-min Rockaway ‘rush hour’ wait, and a police evacuation.”
according to the news, she is still riding at 27 hours, hilariously FAR from the record time.
She'll have a chance to set the record once they open the new lines, no?
Does the whole system include redundant routes? For example do you need to do the 1, 2, and 3 through midtown, or just go back to where they diverge?
hold on, let me check the press release...
Didn't realize it was this official:
Why the hell would you keep going if you knew after the first hour that you couldn't hit the record? 27 hours on the MTA sounds like my idea of hell.
She's doing another run - probably wanted to factor in all maintenance, etc.
Randomly, I used to work with one of the record-holders (at least as of 2000 - don't know if it changed hands since). It's a pretty interesting optimization problem, if you're into that sort of thing. I assume the woman in this case kept going in order to test her approach for a future attempt.
Anyway, what I never understood about the record is that the subway system changes all the damn time... how much of the "improvement" from one record to the next comes from cleverness, and how much comes from taking advantage of line changes?
And yes I have spent time thinking about this.
walked the 35 blocks to work this morning. Second time in just as many weeks I've had to do that.
I took a cab to work today because the subways aren't running because of "hurricane" Sandy.
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