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(Mother Nature Network)   Landscape architecture student designs a city built for people with autism and it comes off resembling Seattle or Austin   (mnn.com) divider line 29
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2014-05-13 12:51:01 PM
No one who has ever driven in Seattle would agree with that statement.
 
2014-05-13 03:24:32 PM
Landscape Architect??

www.councilofelrond.com

"What are you, his bodyguard?"

images4.wikia.nocookie.net

"I'm his Landscape Architect."
 
2014-05-13 03:34:01 PM
For, or by?
 
2014-05-13 03:58:32 PM
This isn't really a new thing. I myself designed a city for people with autism. It had a series of interconnecting residence halls to facilitate the constant moving and redesign of living spaces for people with autism, lots of restaurants that served strange-looking and exotic foods, plenty of aquariums (since the only animals allowed would be service box jellyfish), animated billboards that would play loud and frenetically-animated advertisements for needed services, and of course tons of alleyways so that support personnel could suddenly jump out at anyone that needs assistance.

Yes, I expect all of my funding proposals for Aspergopolis to come through quite soon.
 
2014-05-13 08:41:29 PM
You know who ELSE designed living facilities for people with "special needs"??!!!!!


/ getting it out of the way early on
 
2014-05-13 08:45:04 PM
More like dying facilities amiriet
 
2014-05-13 08:45:13 PM
On the one hand, it sounds like it may be interesting.  On the other hand,  I work in a consulting role with a lot of landscape architects and the vast majority of them are blithering idiots.  So, it could go either way.
 
2014-05-13 09:00:30 PM
Why would a landscape architect be designing a city?
 
2014-05-13 09:03:08 PM
Do they mean Sims when they say people with Autism?
 
2014-05-13 09:04:13 PM
My city is designed for people with Tourette's dickbreath, and it's farkyouasshole epic. Welcome.
 
2014-05-13 09:05:10 PM
Autism trifecta in play??
 
2014-05-13 09:11:49 PM
WE DON"T KNOW EITHER AS THERE ARE NO PICS IN THAT LINKED WEBSITE!!!!


HOLY FARKIN SHIAT, THE DAILY FAIL LINK IN THIS ARTICLE ACTUALLY HAS PICS OF SAID CITY AND THE ADMINS DIDN'T SWAP OUT THE LINK THIS TIME!?!?!
 
2014-05-13 09:15:05 PM

InterruptingQuirk: WE DON"T KNOW EITHER AS THERE ARE NO PICS IN THAT LINKED WEBSITE!!!!


HOLY FARKIN SHIAT, THE DAILY FAIL LINK IN THIS ARTICLE ACTUALLY HAS PICS OF SAID CITY AND THE ADMINS DIDN'T SWAP OUT THE LINK THIS TIME!?!?!


Came here to say this, only with slightly less hysterical rage.
 
2014-05-13 09:20:37 PM

Cagey B: This isn't really a new thing. I myself designed a city for people with autism. It had a series of interconnecting residence halls to facilitate the constant moving and redesign of living spaces for people with autism, lots of restaurants that served strange-looking and exotic foods, plenty of aquariums (since the only animals allowed would be service box jellyfish), animated billboards that would play loud and frenetically-animated advertisements for needed services, and of course tons of alleyways so that support personnel could suddenly jump out at anyone that needs assistance.

Yes, I expect all of my funding proposals for Aspergopolis to come through quite soon.


Heh.

If they could cope with that, they wouldn't qualify as autistic anymore.

And if they didn't, the jellyfish gotta eat.
 
2014-05-13 09:33:05 PM
timujin: No one who has ever driven in Seattle would agree with that statement.

(this needs to be repeated)

/ knuckles still white
 
2014-05-13 10:02:39 PM
I designed a city to bring hermits, recluses and loners back into society without needing to change their lifestyle.

The entire place is dimensionally transcendental, so clearly higher forms of mathematics and engineering will need to be perfected before the city can actually be built.
 
2014-05-13 10:06:54 PM
Will the walls be plastered with pictures of Pokémon and Sonic the Hedgehog fanart?
 
2014-05-13 10:09:43 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: On the one hand, it sounds like it may be interesting.  On the other hand,  I work in a consulting role with a lot of landscape architects and the vast majority of them are blithering idiots.  So, it could go either way.


This, but ask an architect to describe an engineer and they'll say the same thing.

My favorite:

Engineer: Here's a survey scaled and rotated to real space. Everything is in decimal feet on state plane (insert system)

Architect: we inserted your survey at our arbitrary coordinate system in feet, fractional inch and nothing lines up!!

Engineer:yes, because the survey is in real space decimal foot. Set your coordinate system to (x) and insert directly.

Architect: but we didn't set or layout to any system! How do you expect us to coordinate with your system?!

(Which, again, is in real space. Not 0,0,0)
 
2014-05-13 10:26:55 PM
Since there are no pictures in TFA I can only assume it's K-Marts as far as the eye can see.
 
2014-05-13 10:45:34 PM
There is no picture, I don't get the joke, and I don't think Cagey B is a licensed Landscape Architect.
 
2014-05-13 10:59:58 PM

hogans: I designed a city to bring hermits, recluses and loners back into society without needing to change their lifestyle.

The entire place is dimensionally transcendental, so clearly higher forms of mathematics and engineering will need to be perfected before the city can actually be built.


In that case, can you please at least install a working chameleon circuit before opening it to the public?  Not everybody likes blue.
 
2014-05-13 11:22:05 PM

ifky: Do they mean Sims when they say people with Autism?


Autistic people speak in pictures. It's science.
redshirtknitting.com
 
2014-05-14 12:32:37 AM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: On the one hand, it sounds like it may be interesting.  On the other hand,  I work in a consulting role with a lot of landscape architects and the vast majority of them are blithering idiots.  So, it could go either way.


Lemme guess....

You're either a product rep or an architect. Did I win?
 
2014-05-14 12:39:22 AM
Thingster: My favorite:

Engineer: Here's a survey scaled and rotated to real space. Everything is in decimal feet on state plane (insert system)

Architect: we inserted your survey at our arbitrary coordinate system in feet, fractional inch and nothing lines up!!

Engineer:yes, because the survey is in real space decimal foot. Set your coordinate system to (x) and insert directly.

Architect: but we didn't set or layout to any system! How do you expect us to coordinate with your system?!

(Which, again, is in real space. Not 0,0,0)


Also, every single word of THIS.
 
2014-05-14 01:07:26 AM
I can't speak for Seattle, but I'm fairly certain that a group of Autistic howler monkeys on meth designed the layout for the major roads in Austin.

/2, yes 2 "Loop roads" that only run North-South on the West side of town...
 
2014-05-14 01:09:38 AM

timujin: No one who has ever driven in Seattle would agree with that statement.


People who actually live in Seattle understand that the retards that ad-hoc'd this town together, never rose to the level of autism.

No matter what Aunt Mommie, and Uncle Grand Dad, said.
 
2014-05-14 03:08:44 AM
So there will be my little pony billboards everywhere, and all the stores will accept Bitcoin?
 
2014-05-14 10:46:44 AM

Forbidden Doughnut: timujin: No one who has ever driven in Seattle would agree with that statement.

(this needs to be repeated)

/ knuckles still white


Having regularly driven in NYC, DC, Boston, Newark (NJ), Philly, and other supposed "don't drive there" cities, now I'm curious to see how Seattle stacks up.

/Newark is fine, Philly just has a lot of one-ways in inconvenient places, NYC teaches you aggressive driving skills, DC prepares you for the unexpected, and Boston... well, that was during the Big Dig years, so that was special. Boston is like combining Philly's one-ways with DC's shiatty drivers.
 
2014-05-14 01:34:31 PM

brimed03: Forbidden Doughnut: timujin: No one who has ever driven in Seattle would agree with that statement.

(this needs to be repeated)

/ knuckles still white

Having regularly driven in NYC, DC, Boston, Newark (NJ), Philly, and other supposed "don't drive there" cities, now I'm curious to see how Seattle stacks up.

/Newark is fine, Philly just has a lot of one-ways in inconvenient places, NYC teaches you aggressive driving skills, DC prepares you for the unexpected, and Boston... well, that was during the Big Dig years, so that was special. Boston is like combining Philly's one-ways with DC's shiatty drivers.


Seattle isn't farked up for the same reasons as places like New York (because the drivers are crazy) or Boston (because the roads were designed at a time when you only had carts pulled by horses) but because there don't seem to be any real thoroughfares, you can't seem to get from any one place to somewhere else without driving through a neighborhood and because the freeway was apparently designed by someone who hated the very idea of driving.

/I got caught in a place where the freeway split, with no sign denoting why, only to find that the side I was on ended up running parallel to the other with a concrete divider between them, for no reason I could see.  It turned out that the other side was the one to take if you ever planned on exiting and mine was the side of "fark you, you're going five miles this way whether you like it or not"
 
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