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(Click Orlando)   Elon Musk suggests digging tunnels in Florida to solve traffic jams, possibly have people drive submarines as well   (clickorlando.com) divider line
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2021-01-22 12:59:22 PM  
"Experts say the idea would be costly and is fraught with engineering obstacles, but it's not outright crazy."

Proof:  Something can be completely stupid, but not be outright crazy.
 
2021-01-22 1:02:22 PM  
The tunnel grift didn't work in California so he moved to the state of stupid
 
2021-01-22 1:07:09 PM  
WATER TABLES, HOW DO THEY WORK
 
2021-01-22 1:08:25 PM  
Bonus points if your boatmobile is invisible...

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2021-01-22 1:10:38 PM  
Some people don't know about concrete......

Anyway, the I-4 corridor, which was farking awful 25 years ago and in no way could have gotten better, would be a possible. You really don't get the "dig 3 feet and hit water" thing unless you are at the beach or in a swamp.
 
2021-01-22 1:11:41 PM  
Self correcting problem:
The Florida Department of Health reported 13,720 new COVID-19 cases and 217 newly verified deaths Thursday.
The cumulative number of Florida cases is now 1,531,192 and the reported death toll for state residents since the pandemic began is 23,613.
 
2021-01-22 1:13:34 PM  

empres77: WATER TABLES, HOW DO THEY WORK


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2021-01-22 1:13:43 PM  
Step one, dig the tunnels below the water table. Step two, let tunnels flood. Step three drive submarines through underwater/ground tunnels.

/You'll never guess what step 4 is...
 
2021-01-22 1:14:01 PM  
I think it would be much cheaper to add a second "overpass" layer above all the big existing highways.
 
2021-01-22 1:14:23 PM  
Please Proceed. It would be for the good of the nation if Florida sank into the Atlantic.
 
2021-01-22 1:14:28 PM  

cretinbob: Some people don't know about concrete......

Anyway, the I-4 corridor, which was farking awful 25 years ago and in no way could have gotten better, would be a possible. You really don't get the "dig 3 feet and hit water" thing unless you are at the beach or in a swamp.


Difficulty: He was proposing this in Miami.
 
2021-01-22 1:14:43 PM  
Has he been trolling all along?   Serious question.
 
2021-01-22 1:15:50 PM  
How long until the Vogons hire Elon to build an interstellar bypass through Florida?
 
2021-01-22 1:16:23 PM  
Tunnels dig themselves in Florida.
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2021-01-22 1:16:33 PM  
When you own a hammer tunnel digging company, every problem looks like a nail place for a tunnel

/next up will be rockets to take you from Miami to....somewhere else a few miles away in Miami
 
2021-01-22 1:16:36 PM  
Miami's "La Gran Excavación"?
 
2021-01-22 1:18:02 PM  
He ever take a look at how much new subway lines cost?

Sticking roads underground would cost a massive amount of money.
 
2021-01-22 1:18:19 PM  
What enhancements are in that weed he's smoking?

The ocean is on one side and the swamp is on the other. Downtown will look like the lower 9th ward after a good storm.
 
2021-01-22 1:18:49 PM  
Ah, Elon Musk...Tony Stark with juuuust the right amount of brain damage.

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2021-01-22 1:19:06 PM  
Just what Florida needs, more holes in the ground.
 
2021-01-22 1:19:27 PM  
"Experts say the idea would be costly and is fraught with engineering obstacles, but it's not outright crazy."The Elon Musk Is A Genius crowd will see this as proof that he is a visionary genius. They confuse "can" and "should". A lot.
 
2021-01-22 1:20:50 PM  
Buncha pedophiles up in here.
 
2021-01-22 1:21:55 PM  
We don't even have basements here because it's, well, impossible.

What a dipshiat.
 
2021-01-22 1:22:59 PM  

Boo_Guy: He ever take a look at how much new subway lines cost?

Sticking roads underground would cost a massive amount of money.


Don't worry bout that. If the weird nerds can defend a 70 thousand dollar car as a "car of the future", I'm sure a 70 billion dollar transit system will be "transit of the future" as well.
 
2021-01-22 1:23:27 PM  
This guy is obsessed with tunnels.
 
2021-01-22 1:23:44 PM  
Eion, don't you have a car company to run?
 
2021-01-22 1:24:08 PM  

Tor_Eckman: We don't even have basements here because it's, well, impossible.

What a dipshiat.


I think the budget for something Elon does is above a Florida Man budget.
 
2021-01-22 1:24:24 PM  
If only there were some computer controlled traffic network system that everyone could buy into.
 
2021-01-22 1:26:18 PM  
I'm pulled between two adages:

For every complex problem, there is an answer that is simple, easy, and wrong.

Everything is easy when you have no idea what you are doing.

They both kinda fit in this situation.
 
2021-01-22 1:26:30 PM  

cretinbob: Some people don't know about concrete......

Anyway, the I-4 corridor, which was farking awful 25 years ago and in no way could have gotten better, would be a possible. You really don't get the "dig 3 feet and hit water" thing unless you are at the beach or in a swamp.


Back in the late 80's I worked in tropical fish and our farm was in Kissimmee (well, St Cloud).  I'll agree with you on 3 feet but would strongly disagree had you said 4 feet.
 
2021-01-22 1:27:02 PM  

EatenTheSun: Tunnels dig themselves in Florida.
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Floridians should just start throwing trash in the sinkhole until it fills up. Then move the town when the trash starts coming up golf holes.
 
2021-01-22 1:27:20 PM  

empres77: WATER TABLES, HOW DO THEY WORK


I know, right?  If only some company in Florida had found a way to build an extensive network of underground tunnels and figured out how to keep them from flooding.

No one could ever build a roadway below sea level, right?
 
2021-01-22 1:27:49 PM  
Has he accused the naysayers of being pedophiles yet?
 
2021-01-22 1:27:50 PM  
Well, he's wealthy enough that he can throw every idea at the wall and develop the one's that stick.

And from what I've witnessed, that's pretty much the key to Kanye's success.
 
2021-01-22 1:27:50 PM  

GranoblasticMan: cretinbob: Some people don't know about concrete......

Anyway, the I-4 corridor, which was farking awful 25 years ago and in no way could have gotten better, would be a possible. You really don't get the "dig 3 feet and hit water" thing unless you are at the beach or in a swamp.

Difficulty: He was proposing this in Miami.


New River tunnel, Fort Lauderdale.  Florida's only tunnel.

New River Tunnel
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2021-01-22 1:28:21 PM  

empres77: WATER TABLES, HOW DO THEY WORK


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Today on How To Do It, we'll discuss water tables. First you get a table and put water on it.
Next week we'll learn about box garter bridges and how to reconcile the Russians and Chinese.
Ta da! Until next time.
 
2021-01-22 1:31:13 PM  

Boo_Guy: He ever take a look at how much new subway lines cost?

Sticking roads underground would cost a massive amount of money.


You just have to take advantage of the all the efficiencies that come with being a private company!! /s
 
2021-01-22 1:32:21 PM  
"Elon Musk is proposing to dig tunnels with The Boring Company, one of his many business ventures. "

Sounds... exciting.
 
2021-01-22 1:33:04 PM  
with sea level rise , it would be smarter to have a plan to have sewers above ground then to have tunnels to drive thru in florida.
 
2021-01-22 1:33:17 PM  
I doubt it's cost-effective in this case, but I'm amazed how many people here are pretending to think that they don't believe it's possible to put a tunnel under water. I assume this is just so they can dunk on Musk, who I also agree is a shiatbag generally. But it makes you look silly.

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2021-01-22 1:34:36 PM  
The next time I interview job candidates I'm going to ask how to build a tunnel under a water table.

No answer is wrong except for "It can't be done."

Remember, what goes up must come down! Until someone builds a rocketship.
 
2021-01-22 1:35:10 PM  
I'm just imagining how much worse the traffic jams would be down there - one of god's waiting room residents  changes lanes without paying attention and blocks off the tunnel, giving the others in the tunnel no way around.  Some places that would work, some places the drivers are too shiatty to trust in an enclosed environment.
 
2021-01-22 1:35:11 PM  

quo vadimus: dunk on Musk


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2021-01-22 1:35:48 PM  
If I learned anything about traffic it's that more or wider roads don't solve the traffic issue.

It's less cars on the road that would solve the traffic issue.

More or wider roads means more cars on them.
 
2021-01-22 1:35:59 PM  
Elon Musk could propose building a ham sandwich and the people who like the idea of technology more than they understand the difficulty of engineering projects would declare it as a revolutionary idea.
 
2021-01-22 1:37:53 PM  
I would be amused to see a small gang of rogue engineers give Elon a mild beat down with office instruments. Bonus points for the slide rule. Really, is this guy on the same planet?
 
2021-01-22 1:37:57 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: New River tunnel, Fort Lauderdale.  Florida's only tunnel.


You know that thing will be filled with zombies eventually.
 
2021-01-22 1:38:11 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Elon Musk could propose building a ham sandwich


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2021-01-22 1:38:24 PM  

40 degree day: This guy is obsessed with tunnels.


Past girlfriends of his have said he's into speculum play so that would check out.

/I may have just made that up
 
2021-01-22 1:38:49 PM  
"Elon Musk just became the richest person in the world, with a net worth of more than $185 billion, according to CNBC calculations. Thursday's increase in Tesla's share price pushed Musk past Jeff Bezos, who had been the richest person since 2017 and is currently worth about $184 billion."

People on Fark, "Elon Musk a CHUMP. No. NO! I ain't jealous. I'M NOT JEALOUS. HE A DUMMY"
 
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