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« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2007, 12:03:08 PM »

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That's sad, but stuff like that happens like car accidents and airplanes falling out of the sky. Not like you can do anything about that. There's never 100% guarantee that things will go right of course.
Yeah I agree, this is the first fatual train accident in for a few years in the UK and only one person died. The safety record is about a million times better than a car.
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« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2007, 03:37:59 PM »

Aye, and unlike cars you don't have airbags and seatbelts in trains. So I'd say railroad is pretty reliable. (Except when it comes to Dutch Railroad and their infame status of having trouble to have everything ride at the correct time.   )
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« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2007, 10:16:51 PM »

i beg to differ D. i take the train allmost daily, and i hardly ever have any delays. i never really understood everyones complaints, because i honestly think we have one of the best public transportation systems in the world. we don't have a thight schedule like the japanese or something, but who really does?
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« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2007, 11:43:53 PM »

Yeah I travel almost daily as well. It all depends on location, time of the day, connection and distance you travel of course. I regularly suffer from delays, bad connections and sometimes even total disruptions of the train network. That's my experience. Fortunately I have OV, so I can find other ways to reach my destination, but if I had to pay the expensive ticket like some, then I'd be not as happy with the way things go. A good reason for many people to complain.

They messed things up plentiful in the past and they got an awful reputation from it. Which they disliked so much, that they actually started to do something about it (pressure from the outside though). Which is good. (Shame they used that as an excuse to raise prices) I must say I have a better experience with them now, after the new trainschedule was released. It shortened travel time more and when they mess up, I don't have to wait at least half a hour without hearing what happened. It's still far from perfect, but it's getting better. Which I believe reflected itself in the travellers grading them higher over the past few months. Although I don't think their reputation will be lessened unless they proved over a long period of time to do their job correctly.

They pride themselves by saying that they're "one of the best", but I can't recall they ever mentioned to whom they compare themselves. High-standard countries or third world nations? The last one would be too easy.

The japanese are a bit mental concerning the subject of riding on schedule. They can pull that off though and a city like Tokyo is far more crowded than over here. So I find the excuse of "having to deal with so many people" a bit weird.

Either way, as long as the Dutch Railroads feel pressured, then they'll feel more inclined to do something to improve. And if the prices don't raise along with it, that's only good for us.
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« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2007, 01:53:48 PM »

Do not forget that the dutch railways have had the problem in the past of to little trains, because the government was trying to split the company up and thus the company had to hold investments untill the politics made a decision. As for the comparison, in europe, we have one of the best public transport systems of them all. However, that is quite easy since we are a small country and have no mountains and such. With the new scedules, atleast the trains are no longer so dependent on eachother, which means that one delay does not backfire trough the whole system and crashes everything. I personally havent had serious delays since the new scedule came in, if you ignore the usual problems because of repairs and renewals of the tracks.

But yeah, ever since I have been in estonia, I cannot make myself to care about 5 minute to 30 minute delays...

 
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« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2007, 04:11:59 PM »

well, if i had to choose between the dutch public transportation and the japanese, i'd still choose the dutch. on japanese train stations they actually have people who push crowds into trains for a living. sure i'd like my train to be fast and on time, but i also like to take it a bit easy
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« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2007, 12:58:27 AM »

Just something I have noticed.

These hardcore rednecks who hate black people for some reason love rap. My brother is like this, but he is not the only one. When I lived in Tennessee a large part of the school population was the same exact way. I guess I don't understand such complicated matters.
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« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2007, 04:30:55 PM »

I've noticed that each successive year below me at school is getting shorter and shorter. Whenever I say that, everyone always says, "No. You used to be that short, they just look short to you now." But that's not true!!! I haven't been that short since, like, year 4! I reckon its something to do with hormones in chicken. They must have stopped putting so many of them in chicken just in time for those people born in 1991 and beyond to not be affected. Lol.
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« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2007, 06:29:53 PM »

Nah, I probably would of said the same thing about you and the others in your year. It just happens...weird, but nothing changes
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« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2007, 08:40:09 PM »

i noticed it is really hard to get out of a supermarket without buying anything
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« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2007, 07:07:47 AM »

I've noticed sleeping bags are always incredibly hard to get into their bags. MAKE THE BAGS BIGGER!
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« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2007, 07:17:05 AM »

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I've noticed that each successive year below me at school is getting shorter and shorter. Whenever I say that, everyone always says, "No. You used to be that short, they just look short to you now." But that's not true!!! I haven't been that short since, like, year 4! I reckon its something to do with hormones in chicken. They must have stopped putting so many of them in chicken just in time for those people born in 1991 and beyond to not be affected. Lol.

I noticed that too, I've been over 6ft for most of my high school years. So when I say grade 8'ers are short, they're frikken alot shorter than they used to be.

Just look at the back - bag ratio. Bags on them take most of their back and part of their legs, they sure as hell didnt do that to me, nor to anyone else in my years.
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« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2007, 11:55:11 AM »

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Just look at the back - bag ratio. Bags on them take most of their back and part of their legs, they sure as hell didnt do that to me, nor to anyone else in my years.
That's an excellent point. I've noticed that too. And my god they pick the hugest bags. SOme of the little year sevens could honestly fit IN their bags and still have room for a pencil case, a lunchbox, a jacket and their school books!
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« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2007, 02:30:29 PM »

Ive just noticed that Cadburys cream eggs are actually cadburys creme eggs, you learn something new every day dont you?
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« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2007, 04:04:33 PM »

I just noticed that Z hadn't talked for like 3 hours in chat, and then at the first mention of the word 'crap' he instantly joined in, then proceeded to lurk again.

EDIT: My mistake, he also piped up when we began talking about adult toys.
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« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2007, 04:53:47 PM »

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That's an excellent point. I've noticed that too. And my god they pick the hugest bags. SOme of the little year sevens could honestly fit IN their bags and still have room for a pencil case, a lunchbox, a jacket and their school books!

It's happening here in Germany too. O_O When I look at the kids who are one, two, three years younger than me... WHY ARE THEY SO SMALL?!! *goes crazy* I'm not much to compare with, since I've been the tallest in my class for almost all of my school years up to now (our puny boys haven't caught up yet, no), but my classmates haven't been that tiny either.

Hormones? Chicken? What kind of global chicken production are you thinking about? McDonald's? You may have a point...  
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« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2007, 04:59:29 PM »

Haha yes! I think you've got it. I blame McDonald's. Also, if that's true then I think the next few generations will be even shorter, with McDonald's' introduction of 'real chicken breast' mcnuggets. I remember what those nuggets tasted and looked like before they started advertising them as '100% real chicken breast'.
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« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2007, 08:54:27 PM »

The kids these days will grow up no differently that most of us did. Some may be fatter though...but that's their own fault
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« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2007, 09:20:25 PM »

Oh really, GO? I keep on visiting playgrounds that I played on as little as 10 years ago and where in my time it was hard to find a space not yet occupied by another kid ... yet now they are derelict.
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« Reply #39 on: April 18, 2007, 09:49:26 PM »

Kids are more keen to sit indoors these days. Would you blame the parents, Val, or the other influences in modern society?
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