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Old Posted Mar 16, 2016, 5:35 PM
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The initial infrastructure costs would be massive. The size of tube required would be significantly bigger than even the largest diameter oil pipeline. Anything travelling at 700 mph plus would need to be extremely flat and straight or the g-forces would kill any organism inside the tube. This straight and flat requirment would make infrastructure costs massive. Cars have to be able to cross this big ass piece of pipe at street level and countless rural roads in between cities - you can't just drive over uncontrolled crossings like you do with rail tracks. And even if the marginal cost of operating once complete was pennies per passenger mile, the revenues required to cover the initial costs would be huge. Not unlike the cost of proprietary pharmaceuticals; you aren't paying for the material in a little pill, you are paying for the billions in sunk costs to develop and bring to market. And even if it was cheap to build, would the prices charged be less than air travel that takes longer and delivers you to an external airport or would there be premium pricing that charged more than air travel? It isn't the time that currently prevents anyone but CEO's from commuting great distances - its the cost. You won't be able to live in Winnipeg and work at a 7-11 in Regina.......ever (not counting Star Trek transporter rooms though - they look like they would be cheap with few barriers to entry by new participants to drive costs down)
Good analysis. Even farmers would go wild if their field swere cut in two by a big pipe. Farmers can drive their combines right under hydro lines. I do agree that it is a promising technology for busy corridors between large population centres.
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Old Posted Mar 16, 2016, 6:04 PM
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http://www.businessinsider.com/elon-...billion-2013-8

"But the New York Times did us all a favor by calculating the true cost of the Hyperloop: It's going to be ~$100 billion."
I've driven on I-5 and other than controlled access it is about as straight and flat as the No.1 between Winnipeg and Regina. Highways are basically built to the contours of the earth, going up and down hills and around obstacles with curves. Anything that followed the contours of the I-5 median would have a max speed of about 100 mph before it started to uncomfortably bounce anything inside off the inside of the tube.
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Old Posted Mar 16, 2016, 6:06 PM
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That's why it would be built on pylons, in that case.
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Old Posted Mar 20, 2016, 5:45 AM
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Old Posted Apr 2, 2016, 6:00 PM
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Old Posted Apr 2, 2016, 6:01 PM
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Old Posted Apr 2, 2016, 6:36 PM
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^ Esquire you are a posting machine..
I'm on hot hot fyah!
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Old Posted Apr 9, 2016, 9:27 PM
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Lol, no problem. I take it you have a connection to our city?
I'm from MB originally. Glad to see things like this happening in Winnipeg.

(forgive the lateness of my reply)

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Old Posted Apr 9, 2016, 11:33 PM
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Ever consider moving back?
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2016, 6:27 AM
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[QUOTE=1ajs;7402196]Pretty sure he's got himself a nice cushy career not worth tossing away over./QUOTE]

Yes, respect his choice to move.

I remember decades ago a brand of ketchup, Aylmer's.

I guess Heinz must have bought them out a while back.
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2016, 10:57 PM
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You can still get Alymer ketchup.
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2016, 11:40 PM
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I wonder how Harls feels about the great Canadian ketchup controversy of 2016. haha
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Old Posted Apr 11, 2016, 4:25 PM
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Come back to us Harls...

Hugh Laurie, I'm glad you went back to his avatar..

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Old Posted Apr 21, 2016, 11:42 PM
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Funny how your spelling and grammar are perfect on Facebook and yet so fucked up here. An act perhaps?
He has worked hard at it and improved a lot, but I don't notice any difference between SSP and Facebook or anywhere else.
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This is not about 1AJS. Neither does it concern 98 Market.

There was a poster on the Free Press site who would apologize for his spelling and grammar, and, if some one took the bait, would respond with a tale of his struggle with his handicap. And,coincidentally, his family's handicaps. At the time I wondered if his behavior might be attributed to Munchhausen Syndrome.
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Old Posted Apr 22, 2016, 5:09 PM
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Discussion reg: a posters personal life ends here. If the the poster would like to continue to discuss it here that will be there choice, otherwise it ends.
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