Many thanks to those guys
...for killing the big waterside unions. Containers made it harder to steal and smuggle. Waterside workers had to look for honest ways to make a living.
27 posts • joined 14 Jul 2008
The yarra is pretty sedate down that stretch until it suddenly goes underground at the Pound Bend Tunnel.
You can try the tunnel on a kayak when the river is low but its pretty dangerous. Flooding would have pushed the river level right up to the roof of the tunnel, leaving little room for dolls and passengers.
At one point I saw a headline in the media which said "2000 people stuck under the English channel"
In this day and age that's not as bad a thing as it could be...
Now a quick thought about software. Maybe there is something each train has to do when the temperature changes. Maybe it looks up a table (0-9:0, 10-19:1, ..., 50-59:4 (oops, array only goes to 3)) or something similarly systematic. I have seen it happen in a different, and supposedly safety focused industry.
I recall a bus getting booked for driving at 153 km/h on the Hume Freeway here in Victoria, Australia a couple of years ago. After it was pointed out that this was an impossibility for that vehicle, operators checked back and found that its registration was identical to that of another vehicle on the same road, except for two transposed characters.
Nobody explained how their automatic rego plate system had become dyslexic. Normally its human beings who have that problem.
"The Taepodong-2 design is assessed as potentially being able to deliver a payload as far as the western coast of the USA, or alternatively to put one into low orbit."
If this vehicle can put a payload into orbit, it can deliver that same payload to any point on the Earth.
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