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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:13 pm 
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That map might have been better if rearranged over:
A country
A continent
Another city or conurbation

There was a tube map done for Reading in Berkshire I believe


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:17 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:20 am 
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This belongs here, apols to FoG if already on this thread.

There appears to be some folks on social media who are "arguing" that the Mercator projection is part of the racist agenda. What a time to be alive.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:14 am 
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Fantasy European rail link. Map is half way down the link. I think we might have to bypass the UK though and I see Wales has been left out altogether

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/e ... -1.4283671


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:18 am 
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Behold, the future.

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one train from Melbourne to london, nice


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The oldest continuously-operated restaurants in the world. Well-played The Gables in Russell, NZ:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:20 pm 
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Been to Rick’s Cafe and did the cliff dive.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:04 am 
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Canada, Greenland and Russia, Mercing the world since 1569...

Meanwhile,:

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Show Bagene? :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:49 am 
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Kiwiwomble wrote:
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Behold, the future.

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one train from Melbourne to london, nice

Two changes to get from NZ to Oz. :((


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UncleFB wrote:
Kiwiwomble wrote:
bessantj wrote:
Behold, the future.

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one train from Melbourne to london, nice

Two changes to get from NZ to Oz. :((


But only one to get to Pyongyang :o


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:28 am 
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and Bobs!


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I haven't taken much notice of phone data prices (then again, I don't have big usage). Still, in India it's cheap as chips. Canucks are getting ripped.

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It's interesting but off point a bit in that it doesn't show the cost of unlimited plans. In Taiwan with its universal wi-fi you can get an unlimited plan with hot spotting for far less than NZ for instance.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:32 pm 
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I haven't taken much notice of phone data prices (then again, I don't have big usage). Still, in India it's cheap as chips. Canucks are getting ripped.

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Just updated my phone a few weeks ago after 8 years of being on the same plan. I also had to get home internet to work from home ... data is a sick joke, at best, though possible straight up collusion between the big networks and our gov't telcom regulators either on the take or just plain don't care.

Struggling to home internet service out in the country, I looked at a mobile hotspot. The rates start at $10/month ... for 100MB OF DATA!!! ... with $150 or $200 for the device on a two year contract. They work on a flex system so you have to pay that much every month even if you're not using it. When you pay per what you use, it's something like $50 for 5GB, $75 for 10, etc. That's not dissimilar for a mobile phone plan as well. I think most of my friends pay around $75/month on average for their mobile plan.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:17 am 
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Nieghorn wrote:
kiap wrote:
I haven't taken much notice of phone data prices (then again, I don't have big usage). Still, in India it's cheap as chips. Canucks are getting ripped.

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Just updated my phone a few weeks ago after 8 years of being on the same plan. I also had to get home internet to work from home ... data is a sick joke, at best, though possible straight up collusion between the big networks and our gov't telcom regulators either on the take or just plain don't care.

Struggling to home internet service out in the country, I looked at a mobile hotspot. The rates start at $10/month ... for 100MB OF DATA!!! ... with $150 or $200 for the device on a two year contract. They work on a flex system so you have to pay that much every month even if you're not using it. When you pay per what you use, it's something like $50 for 5GB, $75 for 10, etc. That's not dissimilar for a mobile phone plan as well. I think most of my friends pay around $75/month on average for their mobile plan.


Wow, I decided to not upgrade my phone this year and have an unlimted 5g plan sim plan for £35 that has benefits I can turn on for free like 15 GB of data a month that I can use if I go on holiday in Canada.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:48 am 
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This makes zero sense for NZ. Why would Auckland not connect to Sydney. Way more business between those two cities than Jakarta. And you'd be screwed if you need to go from Melbourne to Auckland. Looks to about 20 stops.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:50 am 
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Nieghorn wrote:
kiap wrote:
I haven't taken much notice of phone data prices (then again, I don't have big usage). Still, in India it's cheap as chips. Canucks are getting ripped.

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Just updated my phone a few weeks ago after 8 years of being on the same plan. I also had to get home internet to work from home ... data is a sick joke, at best, though possible straight up collusion between the big networks and our gov't telcom regulators either on the take or just plain don't care.

Struggling to home internet service out in the country, I looked at a mobile hotspot. The rates start at $10/month ... for 100MB OF DATA!!! ... with $150 or $200 for the device on a two year contract. They work on a flex system so you have to pay that much every month even if you're not using it. When you pay per what you use, it's something like $50 for 5GB, $75 for 10, etc. That's not dissimilar for a mobile phone plan as well. I think most of my friends pay around $75/month on average for their mobile plan.


I pay $25 USD for a whopping 3GB in the US. It's a rip off here also.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:51 am 
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True Blue wrote:
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This makes zero sense for NZ. Why would Auckland not connect to Sydney. Way more business between those two cities than Jakarta. And you'd be screwed if you need to go from Melbourne to Auckland. Looks to about 20 stops.


Cant go to that virus ridden cesspool that is Melbourne anyway.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:55 am 
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Supposedly from Life Magazine in 1916. Maybe scared that the massive proportion of German-Americans would rise up?

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Found one bit of background: https://digital.library.cornell.edu/catalog/ss:3293980


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Not so much a map but a video but it’s pretty cool. Video of London pre great fire.

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Six students from De Montfort University have created a stellar 3D representation of 17th century London, as it existed before The Great Fire of 1666. The three-minute video provides a realistic animation of Tudor London, and particularly a section called Pudding Lane where the fire started. As Londonist notes, "Although most of the buildings are conjectural, the students used a realistic street pattern [taken from historical maps] and even included the hanging signs of genuine inns and businesses" mentioned in diaries from the period.

For their efforts, the De Montfort team was awarded first prize in the Off the Map contest, a competition run by The British Library and video game developers GameCity and Crytek.


http://www.openculture.com/2013/11/fly- ... 3NIdIPbVVY


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:33 pm 
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Not so much a map but a video but it’s pretty cool. Video of London pre great fire.

:thumbup: It's well done, but ye old city doesn't look real pretty on today's measure.

With all that wood you can see why it burned down as well.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:53 pm 
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Farva wrote:
Not so much a map but a video but it’s pretty cool. Video of London pre great fire.

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Six students from De Montfort University have created a stellar 3D representation of 17th century London, as it existed before The Great Fire of 1666. The three-minute video provides a realistic animation of Tudor London, and particularly a section called Pudding Lane where the fire started. As Londonist notes, "Although most of the buildings are conjectural, the students used a realistic street pattern [taken from historical maps] and even included the hanging signs of genuine inns and businesses" mentioned in diaries from the period.

For their efforts, the De Montfort team was awarded first prize in the Off the Map contest, a competition run by The British Library and video game developers GameCity and Crytek.


http://www.openculture.com/2013/11/fly- ... 3NIdIPbVVY


Reminds me of Ankh-Morpork


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Reminds me of Ankh-Morpork


Well that is the inspiration for A-M, so makes sense!


Serious vibe of Novigrad from the Witcher 3, as well
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