[oclug] Parking for Aug Meeting (off topic)
linuxdoctor at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 2 14:50:39 EDT 2001
--- Jon Earle <je_linux at kronos.honk.org> wrote:
> I've been driven around in London, and yes, the traffic is wild.
> drive a lot faster in smaller vehicles. And the traffic
> circles.... oh...
"Roundabouts" you mean. I just love them, whipping around them is
quite a treat. It's even wilder when you've got four lanes of them in
rush hour with about half a dozen exits.
Here's a useless bit of trivia. In South Africa they call them
"robots", which is short for round-about. I remember the first time I
heard them called that was when I asked for directions. The gentleman
kept talking about these "robots" which I thought he was refering to
an automated traffic light. Anyway, I still got lost.
And what threw me off even more was the fact that south of the
equator you face North at noon to see the sun. The sun, while still
rising in the east and setting in the west, the direction of travel
is right-to-left rather than left-to-right, the way it is up here.
"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in
a time of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality"
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