Log from 2016-03-16:
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Mar 16 03:07:12 2016 <Lucifer_arma> uptime: nag nag nag. Why did you want to PM me?
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Mar 16 14:48:50 2016 <uptime> Lucifer_arma: I can't remember, but I think z-man would be more a more appropriate person to talk to if they're a main dev?
Mar 16 14:49:08 2016 <uptime> an*
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Mar 16 17:03:12 2016 <Lucifer_arma> uptime: doesn't matter. The power structure is a triumvirate, and those three people are me, z-man, and guru3
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Mar 16 18:35:37 2016 <Luke-Jr> and if they can't agree I get to make the decision
Mar 16 18:35:42 2016 <Luke-Jr> not that I have any idea what's going on these days
Mar 16 18:36:13 2016 <Luke-Jr> so I'd just decide 42
Mar 16 18:36:36 2016 <ct|kyle> Luke-Jr: its 4
Mar 16 18:36:46 2016 <Luke-Jr> ct|kyle: screw you, it's 42
Mar 16 18:37:15 2016 <ct|kyle> Luke-Jr: no 4 https://xkcd.com/221/
Mar 16 18:37:24 2016 <Luke-Jr> NO, FOURTY TWO
Mar 16 18:41:14 2016 <ct|kyle> Luke-Jr: hows the bitcoins doing four you?
Mar 16 18:41:31 2016 <Luke-Jr> lrn2english
Mar 16 18:41:42 2016 <ct|kyle> u first
Mar 16 18:42:18 2016 <Luke-Jr> no u
Mar 16 18:43:27 2016 <ct|kyle> /join #luke0jr-isanasshat
Mar 16 18:43:52 2016 <Luke-Jr> lrn2irc
Mar 16 19:30:49 2016 <Lucifer_arma> Ok google. What is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything?
Mar 16 19:33:02 2016 <NinjaPotato> i don't think that works over irc :-p
Mar 16 19:45:05 2016 <Lucifer_arma> ;)
Mar 16 19:45:25 2016 * Lucifer_arma just enabled Google Now on his phone and has been playing with it.
Mar 16 19:47:40 2016 <NinjaPotato> hehe
Mar 16 19:47:44 2016 <NinjaPotato> i might try that too
Mar 16 19:48:03 2016 <NinjaPotato> but i can't really imagine using it for anything but messing around with it that one time :p
Mar 16 19:58:24 2016 <Lucifer_arma> I've gotten some use out of it
Mar 16 19:58:38 2016 <Lucifer_arma> I suspect I'll get more if I have a car mount for the phone and a headset for while in the car
Mar 16 19:59:19 2016 <Lucifer_arma> you know, something I don't have to wear, but if my wife texts me, I can put the headset on and have Google now read it to me, and reply
Mar 16 19:59:40 2016 <NinjaPotato> heh that'd make sense
Mar 16 20:00:37 2016 <Lucifer_arma> you're also supposed to leave it on for a week or so while it collects data about your movements and stuff. It's supposed to get a lot more useful after that.
Mar 16 20:04:40 2016 <Lucifer_arma> I wonder if it'll pick up on the gas station and grocery stores that I go to and start making useful suggestions ;)
Mar 16 20:05:56 2016 <NinjaPotato> for me it'd probably do stuff like say "your train's late again" then :p
Mar 16 20:07:02 2016 <Lucifer_arma> heh. I live in Texas. I don't know what a train looks like. ;)
Mar 16 20:07:12 2016 <Lucifer_arma> I saw a comparison not too long ago comparing the state of public rail in Austin to other cities of comparable size, and it was just atrocious
Mar 16 20:07:26 2016 <NinjaPotato> hah
Mar 16 20:08:02 2016 <Lucifer_arma> we have ONE SINGLE TRAIN. It goes from Cedar Park to downtown. THAT'S IT.
Mar 16 20:08:02 2016 <Lucifer_arma> and it shares the rails with freight trains, and I believe the public transit has to yield to them
Mar 16 20:08:37 2016 <NinjaPotato> here it's the faster trains that have priority
Mar 16 20:08:41 2016 <Lucifer_arma> what's really screwy is that I live about 10 minutes from the nearest stop, and I'm near Cedar Park, but if I had to go downtown, I'd probably beat the train vs going to catch it
Mar 16 20:09:05 2016 <NinjaPotato> always sucks to see that fast thing zoom by though when you totally know its late and responsible for your train being late too :D
Mar 16 20:09:17 2016 <Lucifer_arma> well, you know, Europe's been building public rail for like a hundred years
Mar 16 20:09:43 2016 <Lucifer_arma> Austin has spent the last 20 years arguing about it, and whining about bad traffic
Mar 16 20:09:43 2016 <NinjaPotato> i once went from germany to sweden with a train
Mar 16 20:09:56 2016 <NinjaPotato> at one point they load the actual train on a boat and ship it over :D
Mar 16 20:10:17 2016 <Lucifer_arma> where we *should* be right now is high speed rail connecting the entire Texas Triangle, with lower speed trains running in each metro area
Mar 16 20:10:29 2016 <NinjaPotato> hehe
Mar 16 20:10:29 2016 <Lucifer_arma> heh, I've seen photos of those ferries
Mar 16 20:11:23 2016 <Lucifer_arma> we're supposed to be a bicycle-loving city, but we don't live up to that claim until it's possible to live and work without a car.
Mar 16 20:11:51 2016 <Lucifer_arma> and while I've pulled that one off for short periods, it's not a long-term lifestyle right now. Not unless you make $100k+/year, anyway
Mar 16 20:12:09 2016 <NinjaPotato> best place for bicycles is probably the netherlands here
Mar 16 20:12:20 2016 <NinjaPotato> they got bike lanes EVERYWHERE
Mar 16 20:12:23 2016 <Lucifer_arma> I've heard Finland is a great place, too
Mar 16 20:12:48 2016 <NinjaPotato> haven't been there yet, but in sweden it's not bad either
Mar 16 20:12:59 2016 <Lucifer_arma> well, see, Austin has gotten a lot better. A lot of our previously two lane streets have been aggressively restriped to be one-lane and a large bicycle lane
Mar 16 20:13:20 2016 <Lucifer_arma> but public transit coverage is so bad that unless you live in Central Austin, you have to have a car
Mar 16 20:13:27 2016 <NinjaPotato> meh
Mar 16 20:13:42 2016 <Lucifer_arma> even the buses quit running around midnight, while advertising a safe ride home from the bars, which close at 2am
Mar 16 20:13:49 2016 <ct|kyle> Just make the transcontinental hyper loop
Mar 16 20:14:11 2016 <Lucifer_arma> I'll be happy to see rail covering the major suburbs, to be honest
Mar 16 20:14:15 2016 <NinjaPotato> oh, and hoverboards too please
Mar 16 20:14:26 2016 <Lucifer_arma> and 24-hour bussing
Mar 16 20:14:48 2016 <Lucifer_arma> they have bike racks on the buses, so if the bus coverage were better outside of central austin, it would be more feasible to live without a car
Mar 16 20:15:22 2016 <Lucifer_arma> our answer has been more toll roads to alleviate traffic congestion. Which, of course, only helps cars.
Mar 16 20:15:52 2016 <ct|kyle> we just sell out toll roads
Mar 16 20:15:55 2016 <ct|kyle> our*
Mar 16 20:16:01 2016 <NinjaPotato> for me the train to the nearest larger town is the best thing here
Mar 16 20:16:09 2016 <NinjaPotato> we do even have a bus going there though
Mar 16 20:16:21 2016 <NinjaPotato> although i'm faster with my bike than with that bus :p
Mar 16 20:19:41 2016 <Lucifer_arma> I'm actually in Austin, and there just isn't the coverage we need. There's a few buses that come by here, and they all go downtown.
Mar 16 20:19:42 2016 <Lucifer_arma> So if I wanted to ride the bus from here (in NW Austin) to a place five miles east of me, I have to ride 45 minutes downtown, catch another bus from there and ride another 45 minutes
Mar 16 20:19:52 2016 <Lucifer_arma> that same file mile distance can be crossed on a bicycle in like half an hour (if I were riding regularly, which I'm not, right now)
Mar 16 20:20:44 2016 <Lucifer_arma> we really need grid-like coverage, where the trains that we don't have are the primary downtown shuttles
Mar 16 20:20:45 2016 <NinjaPotato> hmm that does suck
Mar 16 20:21:09 2016 <Lucifer_arma> on the flip side, in the same two 45 minute bus rides, I can almost anywhere in SOUTH Austin
Mar 16 20:23:00 2016 <Lucifer_arma> and anyone who lives in cedar park has to actually drive to the train stop. It's on the southeast corner of the city.
Mar 16 20:23:20 2016 <Lucifer_arma> but most of them work in NW Austin, where you might have noticed the train doesn't go
Mar 16 20:23:52 2016 <Lucifer_arma> it's ridiculous. The entire metropolitan area hit 2 million people a few years back.
Mar 16 20:25:37 2016 <Lucifer_arma> I just used Google Now to get a distance so I can calculate my wife's eta :)
Mar 16 20:25:46 2016 <Lucifer_arma> (She'd be getting here a lot faster if the Texas Triangle were connected with high speed rails, since she was in San Antonio)
Mar 16 20:42:28 2016 <Lucifer_arma> it's really depressing looking at the map as it is now :(
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Mar 16 21:30:43 2016 <Lucifer_arma> not doing a 2 on 1 pong
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