I wanted to invent an engine that could run for ever. I could have developed a new train, had I stayed in the railway. It would have looked like the AK-47 though.~~Mikhail Kalashnikov (Flickr)
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Indian Railways (reporting mark IR) is an Indian state-owned enterprise, owned
and operated by the government of India through the Ministry of Railways. It
is one of the world's largest railway networks comprising 115,000 km (71,000
mi) of track over a route of 65,000 km (40,000 mi) and 7,500 stations. IR
carries about 7,500 million passengers annually or more than 20 million
passengers daily (more than a half of which are suburban passengers) and 2.8
million tons of freight daily. In 2011-2012 Indian Railways earned 104,278.79
crore (US$18.98 billion) which consists of 69,675.97 crore (US$12.68 billion)
from freight and 28,645.52 crore (US$5.21 billion) from passengers tickets.
Railways were first introduced to India in 1853 from Bombay to Thane. In 1951
the systems were nationalized as one unit, the Indian Railways, becoming one
of the largest networks in the world. IR operates both long distance and
suburban rail systems on a multi-gauge network of broad, metre and narrow
gauges. It also owns locomotive and coach production facilities at several
places in India and are assigned codes identifying their gauge, kind of power
and type of operation. Its operations cover twenty four states and ...
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'War Z' Game Producer Lists Non-Existent Features, Blames Customers' Eyesight And Overactive Imagination (Techdirt)
As has been discussed here many times, screwing up in public is rarely
pleasant, but if the one screwing up takes fast, direct action to respond to
the problem and handles complaints with the right blend of contrition and
forthrightness, damage will remain minimal. Not only that, but considering
that contrition and forthrightness are a rarity in an era where companies sue
individuals for writing bad reviews, this sort of action often sees the erring
person/company earning praise and new customers for taking the road less
For zombie-shooter "The War Z," everything that could be handled badly was,
starting with a rushed development cycle that resulted in a game that
underdelivered and overpromised. Things went from bad to worse when executive
Sergey Titov decided to blame his games' issues on the now-angry customers.
The first misstep was releasing the game in beta state while still expecting
customers to pay between $14.99-49.99 for the dubious privilege of traipsing
around an underpopulated MMO with only the _promise_ of more and better
features somewhere down the road, most of which will require additional
payment. Considering the game went from alpha to "worth actual money" in under
two months (beta ...
Girder Bridge Girder Bridge Construction Turning Corner
Jordan Bridge builder fined for girder accident (hamptonroads)
CHESAPEAKE The company that built the new South Norfolk Jordan Bridge has been
fined $28,000 following an investigation into a construction accident this
summer that delayed the span's opening more than three months.
Johnson: Armory offers a warm bed to homeless (ocregister)
They appear on the sidewalk on the other side of the East Warner Avenue chain-
link fence at about 4 every afternoon. A three-inch-thick, six-foot-long
sleeping pad awaits them inside the Santa Ana National Guard armory. On this
night, at least for...
Haunted House A Haunted House Official Trailer #1 (2013) - Marlon Wayans Movie HD
VIBE Exclusive: Watch The Red Band Trailer For Marlon Wayans' New Comedy, "A Haunted House" (Vibe)
Marlon Wayans is back, and horror movies are in his comedy crosshairs again
with "A Haunted House." This time, the funnyman takes on "Paranormal
Activity," "The Exorcist," and a slew of other horror classics with his
trademark satirical style. And now, VIBE is pleased to present the red band
trailer for "A Haunted House," in theaters January 11th, 2013.
The movie also stars Essence Atkins, Cedric the Entertainer, Affion Crockett,
Nick Swardson, and David Koechner. Watch below!
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Palestine UN Recognition: Nonmember State Endorsement Makes Palestinians Euphoric (Huffington post)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Euphoric Palestinians erupted in cheers, honked car
horns and chanted "God is great" after the United Nations endorsed an
independent state of Palestine, giving sweeping international backing to their
demands for sovereignty over lands Israel occupied in 1967.
The historic General Assembly decision late Thursday to accept "Palestine" as
a non-member observer state won't actually grant independence to the 4.3
million Palestinians who live in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Gaza
Bacon, Not Kevin: Twitter Adds Negative Keyword Targeting for Promoted Tweets (Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim)
Search engines don't get enough credit. They're smart enough to know that when
I type Supernatural, I mean the TV show and not the general category of things
that go bump in the night. This same technology is used to make sure I see ads
that are relevant to my search - but it's not [...]
Fence Scale 2 girls climb US-Mexico border fence in less than 18 seconds
Short wave radio out of Mexico: Estimate over 7000 tunnels under border. (review journal)
It is estimated that there are 7000 tunnel under the USA border and about 250
under construction each month. Also observers have watched young Mexicans
scale the fence in 15 to 17 seconds. The fence is over 15 feet high. They have
been observed going over the fence within 100...