Helicopters and airships
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I have a quick question which I'm hoping /n/ might be able to help with, no one else seems to!
What would be the best way to launch a helicopter from a modern airship? I'm trying to get "realistic" or "believable" ideas, such as side ramps/hatches or possible a top section on the airship - I don't know how modern construction methods would work with this.
Basically, I'm writing a novel set in a slightly alternate now where airships and helicopters are the norm for reasons, and if you developed a helicopter carrier, how it might work.
TORONTO'S SUBWAYS ARE SHIT
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Why is Toronto Canada's subway system so fucking terrible?
Pic related is the current subway system in Toronto. There are FOUR LINES. One of them (the blue one) isn't even a subway, it's an LRT, or light rail transit, basically a smaller, slower, above ground train. And that purple one by the top, can you really even consider that a subway line? It's only 5 km long. There is currently one more LRT line under construction, but it's going to be shit when it's finished five years from now, and in the meantime, traffic on the roads in the areas of construction is a total fucking nightmare.
The system is so bad, there are dozens of people online that have created "fantasy subway maps", basically some fake map based on the existing infrastructure that actually has a decent amount of subway lines.
Toronto does have a pretty decent bus system that works in conjunction with the subway and LRT, as well as streetcars that operate in the downtown core, but those still have to deal with the traffic on the roads, and in most cases do not come as frequently as they should.
The city of Toronto has the worst traffic congestion in all of Canada, and probably most of the US as well.
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>silicon valley and the peninsula
>for decades, home to lots of highly educated nerds uninterested in fashion, making decent but not stupid money, wearing patagonia vests and flip-flops with socks
>typical day in 1988: 179 IQ rocket scientists riding old ten speeds all over the streets of palo alto not giving any fucks
>suddenly, dot com bubbles 1 and 2
>literally the tohoku tsunami of money
>typical day in 2005: loudmouth 25 year old tech jerkoffs with their IPO money want to show they fit in but still want to spend more just in case expensive = good
>Rivendell comes to save the day
This is basically how this happened, right? This is not a question, I grew up in Palo Alto and saw it happen myself.
Also, retrogrouch hate thread
/BQG/ - Bike Questions General
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Old one is kaput.
I used clinchers for 'cross this season and pinch flatted a couple times.
For next season, I'm contemplating whether to go tubeless (my rims are WTB tubeless-ready) or tubular.
I live in a ~1000 sqft. condo, carpeted throughout, with no garage or anything. If I get my LBS to put them together for me, is there a chance that tubeless wheels could make a mess if they're just sitting on my bike, in my condo? If I need to add/remove air, could sealant escape somehow?