April 22nd, 2005

userinfo senji
2005/04/22 16:14:00 - On signs
Recently I've been having some education in the meaning of road signs.

Near this sign is a near-vertical change in the road level, probably accompanied by inadequate and hastily applied tarmac in a vain attempt to level it out.
We have scraped the upper surface of the road off, although imperfectly. What remains was never intended to be a surface at all, but is probably locally differentiable at all points.
OK, I have to admit that I haven't figured this one out yet, not having seen any flying forges in the region of such a sign.

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userinfo fluffymormegil
2005/04/22 15:24:17
Raised Ironworks means the drain covers etc. are sticking up above the stripped road surface because they were flush with the tarmac that's just been stripped off.
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userinfo requiem_17_23
2005/04/22 15:34:47
"but is probably locally differentiable at all points."

Mmm, discontinuous or divergent road surfaces.
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userinfo mobbsy
2005/04/22 15:59:01
You've been cycling around Milton recently then?
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userinfo senji
2005/04/22 16:01:08
And Histon, and Impington, and Girton.

(All on my way to work).
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userinfo atreic
2005/04/22 16:40:54
It's bad enough that they're digging up Girton, but why are they doing everywhere at once?
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userinfo senji
2005/04/22 16:41:35
Wouldn't you rather they did everywhere at once than caused chaos for years?
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userinfo kaet
2005/04/22 17:02:00
Raised ironworks means "we scraped off all the surface, but left the manhole covers and drains sticking up to knacker your suspension".
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userinfo ilanin
2005/04/23 18:18:04
After some thought, I have decided it is probably necessary to share the following conversation, in manner of warning to others:

Eudaimaniac: > raised Ironworks: surely the forges would only need to be on stilts
Senji: possibly.
Senji: My immediate thought agfter writing it was "protoss buildings can't fly"
Eudaimaniac: My immeadite thought after reading that was "thwap"

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