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Old 05-05-2008, 09:42 AM   #331
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I never use V/Line anymore, and all I know about it is that they spent a crapload of money reducing most of the Bendigo line to ONE TRACK ONLY and kept claiming they could run MORE services on it. WTF?!
Well, in theory, they can, since the tracks have been upgraded substantially so that the trains can run a good deal faster.

Of course, the problem here is that it becomes highly dependent on the trains keeping to their timetables and crossing services going the other way at stations with crossing loops. One delay fucks up the whole thing. So, yeah, singling the line is pretty daft and hopefully it will be re-duplicated in the near future.

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All I hear about the privatised Met train system is laughable.

Also, get back to work.
I think Connex has an undeserved bad reputation. Yes, they make mistakes and their PR is often woefully inadequate, but Melbourne's commuter network is frankly the best in the Southern Hemisphere, challenged only by Sydney, and many of the problems people ascribe to Connex are the fault of the Department of Infrastructure. Connex just runs the trains. Services would be better and cancellations less frequent if the government would fork out the money to buy more trains. But I think the government's quite happy with Connex getting slagged off left, right, and centre, because it means there's less pressure on it to act.

And why leave when you've got me talking trains?
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Don't blame me for your total inability to resist a train-related converastion

I'm going to try to get some sleep, in my cold bed. RIP electric blanket... again. I really must stop buying the cheap-arsed ones in Target...


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Old 05-05-2008, 10:11 AM   #333
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Don't blame me for your total inability to resist a train-related converastion

I'm going to try to get some sleep, in my cold bed. RIP electric blanket... again. I really must stop buying the cheap-arsed ones in Target...


You're the one who responded to a train-based post that I expected would get no replies! It's all your fault!

And I'd feel sympathy for you, but ... I spent all of last winter without an electric blanket and I don't think I'll get one this winter either. Though I'd like one. Hmm.

Well, in any case, have a good night!
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:52 AM   #334
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Time to wrap up Desert Island IV this week...
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Wow, is it already that close to finishing?
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Yep, I'm about to launch the four quarterfinal matches.
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:03 AM   #337
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Huh, that shot by.

I still can't believe I actually won a round, despite having a much less accessible or widely enjoyed list than in DI III!
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You even came in third in your group.
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:16 AM   #339
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Holy shit, really?

Had I won rather than tied against Lance, would have that been enough to push me to second place?
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No, you still would have been a point behind Lara Mullen.
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Ah, OK.

Just checked the table now. Wow, group 4 did prove close. Glad to see you made it through. I'm surprised LMP got through ahead of LM, despite having a worse vote differential.

Also glad to see Screwtape made it. The Screwtape vs PLA/tre match-up will surely be the closest of the quarter-finals.
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"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
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Group 4 was a battle, that's for sure.

I think the AtomicBono/LMP matchup might be close. LMP will get his usual number of votes, but I think AB might pull it out still.
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I'm pleased AtomicBono's tracklist is doing so well. I rather enjoyed it, but I didn't expect it to perform as well as it has. It's my third favourite, after yours and Screwtape's.

Incidentally, has Screwtape made any statement about whether or not he'll do critics' choice? If he's not doing it, I'll do it, since I don't need to be premium for that. I've found that after sitting back and watching, I miss actually being involved in the administration of the tournament. Not sure if I'll go premium before DI V, though ...
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I received a few questions regarding the Critics' Choice. I wasn't sure if we'd do it this time because it seemed that Screwtape had to pull teeth just to get people involved the last time out.

Perhaps we can start a thread to gauge interest. If you and/or Screwtape want to be involved with that, that's fine. He hasn't said anything about it, as far as I know.
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what's critic's choice?

this thread has gone nowhere since i left.

neither has my paper, really. sad.
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