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drxym: "The rotting old bridge, built in 1972 based on a historic design dating back to the 19th century "So not really 19th century, just a rotten old bridge.
bullsballs: now it will be a 21 century bridge where a 19
HairBolus: The bridge itself is called the "Iron Bridge" because its structure is iron with maybe some wood for decking and railings.
Kumana Wanalaia: SOONG: Oh, well. All right, that's enough. Sit down. (he inspects a plant) Beautiful, beautiful. You know, I've been able to keep track of you from time to time. You've become something of a celebrity in cybernetic circles. Data, why Starfleet?DATA: Sir?SOONG: I gave you the ability to choose whatever you wanted. To do whatever you wanted. Why Starfleet?DATA: It was Starfleet officers who rescued me.SOONG: Ah. So you decided to emulate your emancipators, huh? How disappointing.DATA: What choice of vocation would have met with your approval, sir?SOONG: Well, I often hoped you might become a scientist. Perhaps even a cyberneticist.DATA: To follow in your footsteps, as it were?SOONG: I see nothing wrong with that.DATA: May I ask you a question, sir?SOONG: Certainly. Anything you like.DATA: Why did you create me?SOONG: Why does a painter paint? Why does a boxer box? You know what Michelangelo used to say? That the sculptures he made were already there before he started, hidden in the marble. All he needed to do was remove the unneeded bits. It wasn't quite that easy with you, Data. But the need to do it, my need to do it, was no different than Michelangelo's need. Now let me ask you a question. Why are humans so fascinated by old things?DATA: Old things?SOONG: Old buildings, churches, walls, ancient things, antique things, tables, clocks, knick knacks. Why? Why, why?DATA: There are many possible explanations.SOONG: If you brought a Noophian to Earth, he'd probably look around and say, tear that old village down, it's hanging in rags. Build me something new, something efficient. But to a human, that old house, that ancient wall, it's a shrine, something to be cherished. Again, I ask you, why?DATA: Perhaps, for humans, old things represent a tie to the past.SOONG: What's so important about the past? People got sick, they needed money. Why tie yourself to that?DATA: Humans are mortal. They seem to need a sense of continuity.SOONG: Ah hah!! Why?DATA: To give their lives meaning. A sense of purpose.SOONG: And this continuity, does it only run one way, backwards, to the past?DATA: I suppose it is a factor in the human desire to procreate.SOONG: So you believe that having children gives humans a sense of immortality, do you?DATA: It is a reasonable explanation to your query, sir.SOONG: And to yours as well, Data.
Muta: FTA: "The goal of the design was to preserve the aesthetics of the old bridges in a structure that met modern engineering and safety standards," he said.I don't think they succeeded.
buzzcut73: drxym: "The rotting old bridge, built in 1972 based on a historic design dating back to the 19th century "So not really 19th century, just a rotten old bridge.Yeah, it sounds like the ax that's been in my family for five generations...we've replaced the handle 4 times and the head 3 but its an heirloom.
Slam1263: Concrete will last longer.
nanim: "redesign a 19th Century wooden footbridge"A wooden one... except for all those metal supports and rivets?
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Brontes: 0. Everyone knows civil engineers are just project managers.
Tom_Slick: Yeah I read the article expecting outrage over destroying something with actual historic value. Instead ornamental bridge in recreation area, that has been replaced every 40 years being replaced, with one everyone can use. City saves money by having students do the grunt work. Nothing dastardly going on here.
brimed03: Kumana Wanalaia: SOONG: Oh, well. All right, that's enough. Sit down. (he inspects a plant) Beautiful, beautiful. You know, I've been able to keep track of you from time to time. You've become something of a celebrity in cybernetic circles. Data, why Starfleet?...I always thought Soong was kind of an a-hole in that exchange. He says Data's choice to "emulate his emancipators" is "disappointing." But what he goes on to say is essentially "I'm disappointed you didn't want to be me." He's not disappointed that Data didn't make a wholly free choice uncluttered by what might be called "sentimentalism." He's disappointed that the sentimentalism didn't go his way. And he passive-aggressively takes that out on Data./also, Data was incapable of sentimentalism when he made that choice, so the explanation doesn't make a lot of sense either. I cannot think of a purely logic-driven reason why Data would choose his profession based on "emulat[ing] his emancipators," so either it's a flaw in the writing, or Data's evolution away from pure logic began a lot earlier than otherwise portrayed.
HairBolus: Journalists should be careful in their interviews because woodshop teachers are not very bright.The headline and TFA only talk about wood"fabrication of the new bridge by students at Worcester Technical High School is set to begin at the school's large carpentry shop in early September."The bridge itself is called the "Iron Bridge" because its structure is iron with maybe some wood for decking and railings.https://www.google.com/search?q=Worcester+Elm+Park+bridge+%28iron+OR +w ood%29There is no mention of who is making the bridge's essence - the iron parts.Did the iron really need to be replaced? If not new wood could have been installed as had been done ever since the bridge was first built.
Jim_Callahan: Given that this is literally a varsity sport with a national league managed by civil engineering departments and the national Civil Engineering guild, I would guess you can probably get as many CivE's as you want in on it.I am not even slightly kidding.
Frederf: Probably cheaper to demo the whole thing and make a replica that looks like the first one. Retrofitting is crazy expensive.
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