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2014-08-26 10:32:19 AM  
Sometimes the Russians have good ideas, and the pop-up railroad crossing barriers are especially good.

Not to mention, it's always fun to see an idiot get his comeuppance.
 
2014-08-26 11:31:38 AM  
Shame there isn't sound.  You know he was muttering "Blayt blayt blayt blayt blayt blayt" while surveying the amount of fail.
 
2014-08-26 11:37:45 AM  

Fubegra: Sometimes the Russians have good ideas, and the pop-up railroad crossing barriers are especially good.

Not to mention, it's always fun to see an idiot get his comeuppance.


QFT.

I would love to see pop-up barriers at all railroad crossings.  It makes so much more sense.
 
2014-08-26 11:56:28 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Fubegra: Sometimes the Russians have good ideas, and the pop-up railroad crossing barriers are especially good.

Not to mention, it's always fun to see an idiot get his comeuppance.

QFT.

I would love to see pop-up barriers at all railroad crossings.  It makes so much more sense.


That would involve investing into infrastructure....and we all know that's commie/social/marxist and America don't roll that way.
 
2014-08-26 02:04:05 PM  
yep, looks like everything worked as intended there
 
2014-08-26 02:26:53 PM  
Would love to see this video........ I'm sure there's a YouTube link, anyone?
 
2014-08-26 02:27:13 PM  
Nice to know those work in application the way they work in theory...

I love how the video calls that thing a "4X4". It's a farking Penny Racer.
 
2014-08-26 02:34:29 PM  
Better call GEICO.
 
2014-08-26 02:47:56 PM  
Second farked link I've clicked on this afternoon.  Replacement, anyone?
 
2014-08-26 03:00:23 PM  

Mikey1969: Nice to know those work in application the way they work in theory...

I love how the video calls that thing a "4X4". It's a farking Penny Racer.


Minivan.
 
2014-08-26 03:05:43 PM  

LumberJack: Would love to see this video........ I'm sure there's a YouTube link, anyone?


YouTube source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlsnxmnMyEQ
ДТП на переезде Омск by Sergey S. - 26,283 views
Published on Aug 21, 2014
Ржал чета )))


"Accident at the crossing Omsk"

Omsk is in SW Siberia. I liked the YouTube comment "Не надо пытаться покинуть Омск." (do not try to leave Omsk).
 
2014-08-26 03:10:16 PM  

BalugaJoe: Better call GEICO.


How is he going to explain that one to the insurance company?  heh heh
 
2014-08-26 03:20:33 PM  
Does anyone have video of that idiot that set him self on fire doing the ice bucket challenge?

Looks like he was smart enough to remove it from Youtube.
 
2014-08-26 03:21:34 PM  
i46.tinypic.com


I was promised supersized!!!!

Where is the supersized?
 
2014-08-26 03:38:04 PM  

Mikey1969: Nice to know those work in application the way they work in theory...

I love how the video calls that thing a "4X4". It's a farking Penny Racer.


That and they are making the assumption the driver intended to drive over the barrier, instead of being oblivious of it
 
2014-08-26 03:52:53 PM  
Surprise dick bag!
 
2014-08-26 04:06:52 PM  
I love how he goes from the left to the right side to check things out.  You know, just in case the situation on the right side is somehow magically better.
 
2014-08-26 04:06:56 PM  

jchic: Benevolent Misanthrope: Fubegra: Sometimes the Russians have good ideas, and the pop-up railroad crossing barriers are especially good.

Not to mention, it's always fun to see an idiot get his comeuppance.

QFT.

I would love to see pop-up barriers at all railroad crossings.  It makes so much more sense.

That would involve investing into infrastructure....and we all know that's commie/social/marxist and America don't roll that way.


I did some quick googling and calculations. From what I found, there are 130,000 RR crossings on public roads in the US. 35% have regular gates. A gate costs $250,000 to install, so that's about $22 billion just to put regular gates on all existing crossings. Assuming these things cost about the same, its about $50 billion to put these on all the crossings. So that's at least $72 billion just to put them in, not including any maintenance.
 
2014-08-26 04:15:55 PM  
meh. that's still not as good as the douchebag pickup tailgater.
 
2014-08-26 05:09:17 PM  

FlashHarry: meh. that's still not as good as the douchebag pickup tailgater.


Had almost that exact same thing happen to me once, except on a street in Phx, and the guy flew across the road, bounced up on the sidewalk, overcorrected, flew up onto the next sidewalk, crashed through a fence, and ended up in someone's yard, all on a busy street that had 2 lanes of traffic in both directions. Amazingly, he hit nobody else.
 
2014-08-26 05:10:08 PM  

spittman: jchic: Benevolent Misanthrope: Fubegra: Sometimes the Russians have good ideas, and the pop-up railroad crossing barriers are especially good.

Not to mention, it's always fun to see an idiot get his comeuppance.

QFT.

I would love to see pop-up barriers at all railroad crossings.  It makes so much more sense.

That would involve investing into infrastructure....and we all know that's commie/social/marxist and America don't roll that way.

I did some quick googling and calculations. From what I found, there are 130,000 RR crossings on public roads in the US. 35% have regular gates. A gate costs $250,000 to install, so that's about $22 billion just to put regular gates on all existing crossings. Assuming these things cost about the same, its about $50 billion to put these on all the crossings. So that's at least $72 billion just to put them in, not including any maintenance.


And not counting the cost and time of rerouting traffic, and the extended time if rerouting isn't an option, and they have to do it piecemeal.
 
2014-08-26 05:11:47 PM  

spittman: I did some quick googling and calculations. From what I found, there are 130,000 RR crossings on public roads in the US. 35% have regular gates. A gate costs $250,000 to install, so that's about $22 billion just to put regular gates on all existing crossings. Assuming these things cost about the same, its about $50 billion to put these on all the crossings. So that's at least $72 billion just to put them in, not including any maintenance.


If it saves one life, it's worth it!
 
2014-08-26 05:26:51 PM  

Mikey1969: FlashHarry: meh. that's still not as good as the douchebag pickup tailgater.

Had almost that exact same thing happen to me once, except on a street in Phx, and the guy flew across the road, bounced up on the sidewalk, overcorrected, flew up onto the next sidewalk, crashed through a fence, and ended up in someone's yard, all on a busy street that had 2 lanes of traffic in both directions. Amazingly, he hit nobody else.


Christ, just imagine if he'd been doing that sort of ass-hattery still in his truck!
 
2014-08-26 05:45:07 PM  

dfenstrate: A gate costs $250,000 to install,


We talking those wooden sticks that go up and down and a couple of red blinky lights, like below? A quarter million? I will be the first to say I have absolutely no idea, but doesn't that seem a little high? You can build a whole custom house for a lot less. What am I missing?


img.fark.net
 
2014-08-26 05:55:29 PM  

alizeran: dfenstrate: A gate costs $250,000 to install,

We talking those wooden sticks that go up and down and a couple of red blinky lights, like below? A quarter million? I will be the first to say I have absolutely no idea, but doesn't that seem a little high? You can build a whole custom house for a lot less. What am I missing?


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I as well think that's a tad high but you gotta consider those don't exist in a vacuum, there's a whole infrastructure of signaling and cabling that has to be able tell it when to kick in.

/my city has some light rail with what looks like pathetic signaling issues that cause constant delays and 'repairs'
//watching seven engineers standing around a control panel trying to figure out how to make a light go from red to green is only amusing when you're not waiting for the train its supposed to guide
 
2014-08-26 06:48:41 PM  

alizeran: dfenstrate: A gate costs $250,000 to install,

We talking those wooden sticks that go up and down and a couple of red blinky lights, like below? A quarter million? I will be the first to say I have absolutely no idea, but doesn't that seem a little high? You can build a whole custom house for a lot less. What am I missing?


[img.fark.net image 480x360]


Those are fake. Real ones cost more.
 
2014-08-26 06:52:52 PM  
edge.liveleak.com

edge.liveleak.com

Cue Munson:  "Ha-ha!"
 
2014-08-26 06:53:47 PM  

alizeran: dfenstrate: A gate costs $250,000 to install,

We talking those wooden sticks that go up and down and a couple of red blinky lights, like below? A quarter million? I will be the first to say I have absolutely no idea, but doesn't that seem a little high? You can build a whole custom house for a lot less. What am I missing?


[img.fark.net image 480x360]


Someone is selling a life safety device.  You will always pay a ton if they have to say "this will keep someone from getting smushed by your train"

/atleast around here the rail company pays and maintains them
 
2014-08-26 07:23:26 PM  

HairBolus: LumberJack: Would love to see this video........ I'm sure there's a YouTube link, anyone?

YouTube source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlsnxmnMyEQ
 by Sergey S. - 26,283 views
Published on Aug 21, 2014
Ржал чета )))

"Accident at the crossing Omsk"

Omsk is in SW Siberia. I liked the YouTube comment "Не надо пытаться покинуть Омск." (do not try to leave Omsk).


In the title, "ДТП на переезде Омск", "ДТП " is an abbreviation for "Дорожно-транспортное происшествие" ("road transport accident").

This is a rather extreme example of Zipf's law in action - that frequently used expressions are short or are given short forms in preference to a mouthful such as "Дорожно-транспортное происшествие".

That this phrase"Дорожно-транспортное происшествие" is so long is also interesting in terms of the length of the component words. These lengths mean that until recently concepts such as roads and traffic accidents in Russia were so uncommon in normal conversations that nobody felt a need for shorter forms.
  .
 
2014-08-26 07:49:06 PM  

Fubegra: Sometimes the Russians have good ideas, and the pop-up railroad crossing barriers are especially good.

Not to mention, it's always fun to see an idiot get his comeuppance.


Then whip out the cell phone like a magic wand.
 
2014-08-26 08:53:57 PM  

Spanky McStupid: [edge.liveleak.com image 800x561]

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Cue Munson:  "Ha-ha!"


Roy?

I agree though, that guy is Munsoned!
 
2014-08-26 09:18:14 PM  
Why is the bar down when nothing's coming?
 
2014-08-26 09:39:15 PM  
I'm sure it was all very amusing until they realized that the barrier was now blocking the road completely so they couldn't get past him.
 
2014-08-26 11:13:07 PM  

FlashHarry: meh. that's still not as good as the douchebag pickup tailgater.


Everything I saw in that video was fail.  They were both complete imbeciles and it's a miracle only one of them crashed.
 
2014-08-26 11:48:14 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Why is the bar down when nothing's coming?


Shhhhh, this guy totes deserves getting his car totaled because he DARED cross an obviously clear crossing.

Bunch of farking hall monitors on Fark.
 
2014-08-27 12:19:56 AM  
Not a Lamborghini (however you spell it), so the schadenfreude not really supersized.
 
2014-08-27 08:42:52 AM  

lewismarktwo: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Why is the bar down when nothing's coming?

Shhhhh, this guy totes deserves getting his car totaled because he DARED cross an obviously clear crossing.

Bunch of farking hall monitors on Fark.


It wasn't "obviously clear".  Traffic was stopped and the safety barriers were down.  Commander Impatient just thought he was smarter than everyone else.
 
2014-08-27 09:23:19 AM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: lewismarktwo: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Why is the bar down when nothing's coming?

Shhhhh, this guy totes deserves getting his car totaled because he DARED cross an obviously clear crossing.

Bunch of farking hall monitors on Fark.

It wasn't "obviously clear".  Traffic was stopped and the safety barriers were down.  Commander Impatient just thought he was smarter than everyone else.


Did you see anything come down the track during the rest of the video?  A mile wide clearing on either side?  Yeah, it was obviously clear there, Hoss.
 
2014-08-27 09:15:59 PM  

lewismarktwo: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: lewismarktwo: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Why is the bar down when nothing's coming?

Shhhhh, this guy totes deserves getting his car totaled because he DARED cross an obviously clear crossing.

Bunch of farking hall monitors on Fark.

It wasn't "obviously clear".  Traffic was stopped and the safety barriers were down.  Commander Impatient just thought he was smarter than everyone else.

Did you see anything come down the track during the rest of the video?  A mile wide clearing on either side?  Yeah, it was obviously clear there, Hoss.


The crashed car would seem to argue otherwise.
 
2014-08-27 10:23:31 PM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: lewismarktwo: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: lewismarktwo: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Why is the bar down when nothing's coming?

Shhhhh, this guy totes deserves getting his car totaled because he DARED cross an obviously clear crossing.

Bunch of farking hall monitors on Fark.

It wasn't "obviously clear".  Traffic was stopped and the safety barriers were down.  Commander Impatient just thought he was smarter than everyone else.

Did you see anything come down the track during the rest of the video?  A mile wide clearing on either side?  Yeah, it was obviously clear there, Hoss.

The crashed car would seem to argue otherwise.


Lol, how long did it take you to rationalize that one?
 
2014-08-28 12:13:26 AM  

alizeran: dfenstrate: A gate costs $250,000 to install,

We talking those wooden sticks that go up and down and a couple of red blinky lights, like below? A quarter million? I will be the first to say I have absolutely no idea, but doesn't that seem a little high? You can build a whole custom house for a lot less. What am I missing?


[img.fark.net image 480x360]


The guy I was quoting must have been referring to the cost of the barrier plates like I saw in the video. I have no idea how much the normal gates cost, but it's irrelevant, as I've never seen them absent at a level crossing in the United States.

The guy I quoted was responding to a third party proposing a massive 'infrastructure' project to install the raising barriers seen in the video, in order to combat the occasional dumbass dying.

I sarcastically stated that if the project cost billions of dollars, but saved just one life, it would be worth it.
 
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