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(Tech Graffiti)   See what's going on deep beneath Manhattan as the long-awaited Second Avenue Subway line is dug   (techgraffiti.com) divider line 99
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2013-04-30 07:57:38 AM
th302.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-30 08:22:08 AM
Pretty surreal looking.
 
2013-04-30 08:28:56 AM
River of slime?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-04-30 08:58:48 AM
Cheaper than the Big Dig, but not by much. When do we get the deep tunnel to carry I-495 from New Jersey to Long Island?
 
2013-04-30 09:16:44 AM
Where did they put the CHUDs?
 
2013-04-30 09:29:54 AM
Great.  That's just going to make it easier for Godzilla to get around.
 
2013-04-30 09:35:43 AM
Good thing Peggy didn't get that apartment.
 
2013-04-30 09:36:27 AM
Photographer must have just found the HDR feature on his iPhone.
 
2013-04-30 09:37:10 AM

laughin: Good thing Peggy didn't get that apartment.


I love how a 2nd Avenue subway joke is still topical 50 years later.
 
2013-04-30 09:37:16 AM

laughin: Good thing Peggy didn't get that apartment.


I came here for this, thanks.
 
2013-04-30 09:42:18 AM
Was that written by a third grader?
 
2013-04-30 09:42:33 AM

UberDave: Great.  That's just going to make it easier for Godzilla to get around.



www.wearysloth.com

It's 'Gojira', you moron!
 
2013-04-30 09:42:45 AM
Inside the cavities are bright yellow "monsters," the heavy machinery required for such a massive undertaking.

So they're not really monsters?
 
2013-04-30 09:43:34 AM
Link to two videos I shot when visiting the tunnels with an engineering class:

Tunnel Boring Machine

Access Shaft

Pretty freaking cool to see in person. The TBM was basically a factory on wheels.

/I know my videos suck
 
2013-04-30 09:44:28 AM

tricycleracer: laughin: Good thing Peggy didn't get that apartment.

I love how a 2nd Avenue subway joke is still topical 50 years later.


The writers on that show pull some interesting gems from time to time.
 
2013-04-30 09:45:01 AM

dittybopper: UberDave: Great.  That's just going to make it easier for Godzilla to get around.


[www.wearysloth.com image 320x240]

It's 'Gojira', you moron!




That woman is adorable.
 
2013-04-30 09:47:28 AM
I hope they don't dig too close to Wayne Manor.
 
2013-04-30 09:48:39 AM

UberDave: Great.  That's just going to make it easier for Godzilla to get around.


That was just a movie.

Everyone knows the real Godzilla is off the coast of Japan. Duh.
 
2013-04-30 09:48:44 AM
I've always wanted to be a sandhog.  That job looks freakin' awesome.
 
2013-04-30 09:51:33 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: River of slime?


Tell him about the Twinkie.
 
2013-04-30 09:52:03 AM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: I've always wanted to be a sandhog.  That job looks freakin' awesome.


It's also dangerous as hell.
 
2013-04-30 09:52:36 AM
Richard Barnes describes the environment as "a completely different, bizarre world. I compared it to...shades of gray."

what's the obsession with that book?
 
2013-04-30 09:53:46 AM

ZAZ: Cheaper than the Big Dig, but not by much. When do we get the deep tunnel to carry I-495 from New Jersey to Long Island?


why would you want to connect those two dreadful places?
 
2013-04-30 09:54:39 AM
Probably there's a Starbucks there.
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-04-30 09:55:55 AM

blatz514: Inside the cavities are bright yellow "monsters," the heavy machinery required for such a massive undertaking.

So they're not really monsters?


No, and computers don't make the decision on where to place the explosives either, they just make the calculations that the engineers have to do easier. As a CS guy this kind of sloppy writing and thinking pisses me off, because it leads to excuse like "well the computer made a mistake." NO the computer never makes a mistake it does exactly what you told it too, if you enter the input wrong or the programmer screwed up the equation then it is the humans who made the mistake not the computer.

Computers are just another tool, a rational person does not blame the hammer for smashing their thumb they blame the idiot swinging the hammer.
 
2013-04-30 09:56:26 AM
There's all kinds of weird stuff under NYC.
There used to be some great urban exploration websites documenting a lot of it, but many of them got all secretive in the last decade or so.
 
2013-04-30 09:56:55 AM
Relic?
 
2013-04-30 09:58:31 AM
smhttp.14409.nexcesscdn.net
 
2013-04-30 09:58:45 AM
It's been done.

3.bp.blogspot.com
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-30 09:59:54 AM

Dead for Tax Reasons: ZAZ: Cheaper than the Big Dig, but not by much. When do we get the deep tunnel to carry I-495 from New Jersey to Long Island?

why would you want to connect those two dreadful places?


Genetic diversity.
 
2013-04-30 10:00:13 AM

Slaves2Darkness: blatz514: Inside the cavities are bright yellow "monsters," the heavy machinery required for such a massive undertaking.

So they're not really monsters?

No, and computers don't make the decision on where to place the explosives either, they just make the calculations that the engineers have to do easier. As a CS guy this kind of sloppy writing and thinking pisses me off, because it leads to excuse like "well the computer made a mistake." NO the computer never makes a mistake it does exactly what you told it too, if you enter the input wrong or the programmer screwed up the equation then it is the humans who made the mistake not the computer.

Computers are just another tool, a rational person does not blame the hammer for smashing their thumb they blame the idiot swinging the hammer.


So not this then?

www.rci.rutgers.edu

Got it.
 
2013-04-30 10:00:19 AM
www.totallytop10.com
 
2013-04-30 10:03:27 AM

FrancoFile: IdBeCrazyIf: River of slime?

Tell him about the Twinkie.


If they see this door please don't open it!

images.wikia.com

/ That episode gave me lots of nightmares as a kid.
//Egon was hot too.
 
2013-04-30 10:07:25 AM
i.imgur.com

Did they find any xenite down there?
 
2013-04-30 10:08:26 AM

alice_600: images.wikia.com


Also relevant: the Pillar of New York.
images.wikia.com
 
2013-04-30 10:12:39 AM
As a Muslim extremist looking for a new project, I'm getting a kick out of those pictures.

/I'm just kidding, Department of Homeland Security
 
2013-04-30 10:17:57 AM

Tom_Slick: tricycleracer: laughin: Good thing Peggy didn't get that apartment.

I love how a 2nd Avenue subway joke is still topical 50 years later.

The writers on that show pull some interesting gems from time to time.


Whar's the Pimm's No. 1 Cup reference? Whar?

/Archer and Boardwalk Empire both referenced the stuff
/their sales must be exploding
/prefer mine as reciped on the label except I fill the glass with fresh lemonade and add two maraschino cherries
 
2013-04-30 10:20:25 AM
As much as NYC sucks for various other reasons, they sure do have the rest of the country beat for public transit options.

/Philadelphian here
//more than a little jealous
///SEPTA sucks
 
2013-04-30 10:23:00 AM
Spent a couple of days down there in December poking around.  Looks like they've made quite a bit of progress since then.
 
2013-04-30 10:24:30 AM
Philly sucks.  (former Philadelphian, current NYer)

But back to the topic..

I was on 2nd ave last Friday night when they did some blasting at 86th street.  I have to say, it was much louder and shook a lot more than I expected!  I can't imagine what it's like to live on 2nd Ave these days.
 
2013-04-30 10:24:52 AM

James F. Campbell: alice_600: images.wikia.com

Also relevant: the Pillar of New York.
[images.wikia.com image 593x456]


Frank Welker was brilliant in that episode. Seeing Ray nearly drown still gives me chills.
 
2013-04-30 10:25:08 AM

dittybopper: UberDave: Great.  That's just going to make it easier for Godzilla to get around.


[www.wearysloth.com image 320x240]

It's 'Gojira', you moron!


I never understood why that movie was so hated.

It wasn't the brainiest movie ever made, but what was there to hate? Ferris was likable enough, the cast of characters was reasonably funny. And the iguana-based Big G looked cool and moved cool. Yeah, they spent too long on the minizillas, but it was a very interesting plot point and added urgency to the movie beyond simply needing to kill the big guy.

And Jean Reno can do no wrong.
 
2013-04-30 10:26:36 AM
New York Times photographer Richard Barnes describes the environment as "a completely different, bizarre world. I compared it to Piranesi's etchings because of the strange spatial component and the shades of gray."

Shut the fark up you pretentious hacks. It's a farking tunnel and it looks like every other farking tunnel that's ever been dug.
 
2013-04-30 10:27:24 AM
nonamemovieblog.files.wordpress.com

Have they found any mutants, yet?
 
2013-04-30 10:28:03 AM

alice_600: Frank Welker was brilliant in that episode. Seeing Ray nearly drown still gives me chills.


Almost all of the season 1 and 2 stuff is brilliant. It's when they replaced Lorenzo Music that the series really took a turn for the crappy. My personal favorite episodes are "The Thing in Mrs. Faversham's Attic," "The Collect Call of Cathulhu" and "The Headless Motorcyclist." Normally you wouldn't expect such adult problems and themes to be in a kid's show... and it's amazing how it managed to slip past the censors of the 1980s. There was some truly brilliant writing on that show.
 
2013-04-30 10:28:11 AM

Jikankun: As much as NYC sucks for various other reasons, they sure do have the rest of the country beat for public transit options.

/Philadelphian here
//more than a little jealous
///SEPTA sucks




A big farking, this.

I preferred Madrid but looks like Spain is out of the running for retirement. Might just move back to NY when I don't want to drive anymore.

/doesn't want to drive anymore
//44K in 2005
 
2013-04-30 10:30:07 AM

StrikitRich: [nonamemovieblog.files.wordpress.com image 850x377]

Have they found any mutants, yet?


www.chud.com
 
2013-04-30 10:36:34 AM
I love this stuff.

At least the workers have modern, daylight balanced lighting to work under. 100 years ago it was probably much darker and orange in the tunnels.
 
2013-04-30 10:40:38 AM
They must be digging really, really deep to create caverns like that. Especially when you consider the network of underground utilities and rail and road tunnels underneath Manhattan. Not to mention keeping the buildings above ground from losing their support...

When you look at the logistics and costs to build a railway underground in a major urban centre, sometimes I wonder if it is better to say to hell with it and just build the thing elevated.

/mono-DOH!
 
2013-04-30 10:51:13 AM

dittybopper: UberDave: Great.  That's just going to make it easier for Godzilla to get around.


[www.wearysloth.com image 320x240]

It's 'Gojira', you moron!


Spelling, yes. Although it's still pronounced "Godzilla".

\different stressing than you'd think
 
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