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Outlander  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: How Washington Derailed Amtrak

Yea, I was only about a quarter of the way through until my show buffered and I haven't gotten back to it yet.

Thanks for pointing that out though; it makes sense of some of the longer delays.

I'll give it a good read sometime tomorrow.

Outlander  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: How Washington Derailed Amtrak

You would think that the routes would be scheduled so as to minimize these kinds of traffic delays to a matter of minutes. Amtrack doesn't share it's track with anyone else, does it? Technical issues are more understandable for long delays, but seem like they should be much less frequent.

Do you usually ride Amtrack, or is there another railway you use?

Outlander  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: How Washington Derailed Amtrak

I recently tried to take the Amtrack from Austin to Dallas, departing at 9:31am. At 9:29am, in the waiting area, I received an automated phone call telling me that my train would be late. I asked the young man at the ticket booth how long the delay would be and he said that our train would be pulling into the station at noon at the earliest.

How do trains get delayed over 2.5 hours? It doesn't make sense to me, there's no traffic on the tracks.

I was really excited to ride the train, but I ended up catching a ride with a friend who happened to be heading north that morning so I wouldn't be late. Hopefully I'll get a chance to ride in the future, but I'm not going to count on it being on time.

I've never heard of GDP but I guess he's a friend of theirs from Jersey... Anyways, thanks for the new Front Bottoms songs. One of my favorite bands recently.

New album by Geographer. Good stuff.

Outlander  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 28, 2015

I was pretty worried for a minute. I got my hubwheel up to 8 dots a while ago and have been lurking ever since without a wheel. But I wouldn't have anywhere to go for internetting if I had to bump myself up before I could contribute again (although this could be the push for a hubwheel, guys).

Thanks! I had never heard of storing energy as compressed air but that's pretty cool.

I'm not sure I understand the energy transfer. Is it wind turbine to (electricity?) and then into a giant compressed air tank for storage that's turned back into electricity when needed across the desert? I'm not saying it isn't viable, I'm just not sure I understand.

Great album. I've seen them a few times and the best opener to any concert I've been to was when they came out to "Do You Realize". I was up in the lawn and I was absolutely blown away.

If anyone gets a chance to see these guys live, do it!

Outlander  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Shakey Graves's New Album Released!

Yea, just let me know what you wanna do. Hopefully I'll have a date if this doesn't work out, but I think that's being too optimistic at this point.

Outlander  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What is your favorite beer?

My all-time is Pacifico. If you like a nice cerveza, give it a try with a lime. Other than that, I am always down to try a new IPA.

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