Discussion in 'January And Everything After' started by Calistas, Jan 14, 2012.
Kinda stretched it with Portal don't you think?
Coming back to work after the holiday break:
Someone posted this on my Bookface wall. Apparently I'm making an impact!
Are you saying you made that macro? Does that mean you're taking responsibility for the COMMA FAIL? <twitch>
There's no comma fail. You see, anakin is the plural form of the word anaki, which means "a fuck that one does not give". The image is a comparison between proper and vernacular speech. cf. "Look at them geese".
Everyday we're Anakin.
LIKING THAT SO HARRRRRRD
My girlfriend plays violin, so this is. EXTRA funny. I am freaking in TEARS over how funny this is. :-) Thank you!
WHY ARE YOU PEOPLE LIKING THAT IT ISN'T EVEN FUNNY IT'S JUST THAT IT HAS CATS AAAAAARRRRRGH
Uh, sorry about that. Skipped a dose of my medicine.
People in glass houses...
...should change in the dark?
Funny shit from Bookface.
Nute should try London, or indeed anywhere in the UK besides Milton Keynes.
Urban planning basically only existed for the past couple of hundred years. Before that, people just built streets any old how, knitting together existing villages with a scar tissue of lanes and alleyways.
Our streets are all based on cow paths. Seriously. Also they're always one way the wrong way.
YOU CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE!
Baltimore has a seven-way intersection. I was once instructed "Turn left. No, lefter, lefter!"
The "Magic Roundabout" in Swindon.
Man, that is not a nice part of Boston.
I heard once they don't have roundabouts at all in the US. Is this true? How do you manage?
It's not like the nicer parts are any better laid out.
It's not true we have lots. We call them rotaries.
There are some, but not many. We use traffic lights and stop signs and it works OK. The rarity of roundabouts makes them super confusing for lots of drivers.
As a Londoner born and bred, I find planned cities with straight roads incredibly disconcerting. Going through Milton Keynes on a bus actually made me nauseous from the roundabouts though.
"In 2009 it was voted the fourth scariest junction in Britain, in a poll by Britannia Rescue."
San Francisco is like New York in that it's a grid, but it's in three dimensions, making the end result more like Boston.
Rotaries and roundabouts are not the same thing. You have some roundabouts, but primarily you have rotaries.
I don't even know what a rotary IS. We have a very few "traffic circles" here, but the vast majority of our intersections are nice tidy grids AS GOD INTENDED
I remember New Jersey having a fair amount of traffic circles.
Apparently there is a Roundabout Appreciation Society in the UK:
For the most part roundabouts are great, but some can be pretty confusing and/or terrifying. I like them in towns and villages especially, they make for a very quick and intuitive way of picking a direction, including going back the way you came.
Ignoring that abomination up there, roundabouts are generally safer than intersections - especially if more than four roads need to intersect - but in that case they also take up way more space, so in tight cities, they're not an option.
Safer and more efficient. I believe US planners are starting to use them more often.
I just wish these removal of traffic light trials in the UK would expand. They always seem to result in less accidents and better traffic flow, but there must be some downside I haven't read about because it never moves beyond the trial stage.
Roundabouts just aren't enough anymore, now we add traffic lights to them for added RAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There are, but they've been working to remove/bypass some of them. There's an actual difference between traffic circles and roundabouts (at least here). In a roundabout cars in it have right of way, while cars trying to enter have to wait/yield. A traffic circle is a weird confluence of screwed up yielding where some entering traffic has to yield and other traffic in the circle has to stop. Probably why they're so horrible.
Wikipedia has an excellent explanation for those who want to understand.
MOAR MACRO IMAGES
courtesy of the bookface
This would be better without any of the text, or at least without Spiderman's text.
Separate names with a comma.