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Don't mistake lack of talent for genius
I never knew about this until about a year ago. True story of a mutiny that happened on board a Soviet warship that almost started WWIII. They said that this is supposed to be what inspired Tom Clancy's story about the Red October;

 

Toroid

Founding Member
I recently saw an interesting documentary on Hudson Yards in New York on an episode of Impossible Engineering on the Science Channel. The complex is built over a very large rail yard with 300 caissons placed between the railroad tracks. I wasn't going to post this, but a article popped up on Dailymail and the building reminded me of Stark Tower.
Tallest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere to open in New York City next year | Daily Mail Online
NYC Mega Build | Impossible Engineering
Equivalent video:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWtjTkcCUOk
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Toroid

Founding Member
Hudson Yards development opens to the public.
New York's $25 billion Hudson Yards development opens | Daily Mail Online
The Hudson Yards development in Manhattan's West Side finally opened on Friday to the public
  • Crowds lined up to climb the 2,500 mounting steps to the top of the bee-hive shaped sculpture 'The Vessel'
  • The $25 billion urban complex on Manhattan's west side, is the city's most ambitious development since the rebuilding of the World Trade Center
  • It houses high rise apartments, luxury commercial and residential space, as well as 100 shops and restaurants
  • Anderson Cooper hosted the inaugural ceremony on Friday along with Senator Check Schumer
  • CNN will be a tenant at Hudson Yards along with its parent company, WarnerMedia
  • Only half of the 28-acre mini-city by the Hudson River is completed, the rest will be done by 202

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Sheltie

good to the last drop

I've always been fascinated by urban architecture. I don't know about some of these cities, though. I visited my brother in Miami a few years ago and I couldn't believe how many tall buildings are down there now. Everywhere you look there are buildings around 50 stories high. I like high rises but it just seems too me like it's getting to be too much . I would especially hate to live in one of those Chinese cities filled with giant super tall buildings that all look bland and homogeneous. I think it would get depressing.
 

pigfarmer

tall, thin, irritable
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nivek

As Above So Below


The great death of insects | DW Documentary (Ecology documentary)

Insects are dying out and scientists and environmentalists are sounding the alarm. Our film team meets entomologists, farmers, scientists, chemical companies and politicians in a bid to lay bare the causes of insect mortality.

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Toroid

Founding Member

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q7hipIcvfg&feature=emb_title
Published on Aug 11, 2018
Userkare (also Woserkare, meaning 'Powerful is the soul of Ra') was the second pharaoh of the Sixth Dynasty, reigning briefly, 1 to 5 years, in the late 24th to early 23rd century BC. Userkare's relation to his predecessor Teti and successor Pepi I is unknown and his reign remains enigmatic. Although he is attested in historical sources, Userkare is completely absent from the tomb of the Egyptian officials who lived during his reign. In addition, the Egyptian priest Manetho reports that Userkare's predecessor Teti was murdered and Userkare is often considered to have been a short-lived usurper. Alternatively, he may have been a regent who ruled during Teti's son's childhood who later ascended the throne as Pepi I."
 

nivek

As Above So Below


Most Dangerous Transports: Siberian Ice Road | Mega Transports

A Mega Transport on one of the most dangerous roads in the world – the Siberian Ice Road. It doesn't forgive mistakes. It's treacherous. And unpredictable. A life-threatening adversary that has left many fractured and broken. The Kolymar mountain range in eastern Russia - an inhospitable frozen landscape. With temperatures as low as fifty degrees below.

Only in winter, when the snow buries the underlying mudflats, is this region accessible at all – over the Ice Road. One of the biggest businesses in the area involves transports to gold mines! Sometimes what they need is a colossal machine-like Komatsu D four hundred and seventy-five A. It's one of the biggest bulldozers in the world. It weighs in at a hefty eighty-six tons – far more than the world’s heaviest tank.

The mega transport route leads from the Russian Magadan through the tundra of Siberia for a total of one thousand kilometers. Over snow-covered mountain passes, temporary bridges and unpaved ice roads. There the truckers are on their own. Spare lines, workshops, rescue services of any kind – you won’t find any of these on the Ice Road!

In order to reach the destination in time, the men will drive most of the way without breaks. Day and night. The mine is basically still "hibernating." But in a few days, this year's digging will begin. And, if the transport and bulldozer don't make it there in time, the mine could lose an estimated ton of gold this season! For the drivers an icy, brutal battle: "Man against Nature’s cold heart".

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SOUL-DRIFTER

Life Long Researcher


Most Dangerous Transports: Siberian Ice Road | Mega Transports

A Mega Transport on one of the most dangerous roads in the world – the Siberian Ice Road. It doesn't forgive mistakes. It's treacherous. And unpredictable. A life-threatening adversary that has left many fractured and broken. The Kolymar mountain range in eastern Russia - an inhospitable frozen landscape. With temperatures as low as fifty degrees below.

Only in winter, when the snow buries the underlying mudflats, is this region accessible at all – over the Ice Road. One of the biggest businesses in the area involves transports to gold mines! Sometimes what they need is a colossal machine-like Komatsu D four hundred and seventy-five A. It's one of the biggest bulldozers in the world. It weighs in at a hefty eighty-six tons – far more than the world’s heaviest tank.

The mega transport route leads from the Russian Magadan through the tundra of Siberia for a total of one thousand kilometers. Over snow-covered mountain passes, temporary bridges and unpaved ice roads. There the truckers are on their own. Spare lines, workshops, rescue services of any kind – you won’t find any of these on the Ice Road!

In order to reach the destination in time, the men will drive most of the way without breaks. Day and night. The mine is basically still "hibernating." But in a few days, this year's digging will begin. And, if the transport and bulldozer don't make it there in time, the mine could lose an estimated ton of gold this season! For the drivers an icy, brutal battle: "Man against Nature’s cold heart".

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I watched that show.
Quite interesting.
 
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