Drunken CSX engineer and CSX [are] at fault

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Posted by ChuckCobleigh on Monday, September 21, 2020 10:29 AM


Interesting, but old news to professional software developers who have been involved in or trained in software testing. Nice example of what can be done with a cheap calculator when someone pulls a number out of a dark space as part of a suggestion for corrective action.

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Posted by jeffhergert on Sunday, September 27, 2020 3:42 PM

PTC is getting some upgrades.  One of the upgrades that's supposed to be happening in the next month or so involves the Restricted Speed Mode.

After operating in Restricted Speed Mode for 5 miles or other conditions, it will require an acknoledgement from the engineer.  It will also remind that it is still in RS Mode.


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Posted by SALfan on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:32 PM

Lithonia Operator

This is pretty off-topic but ...

SALfan, were the plastic bottles used to keep rain off the grain ends, and therefore prolong the life of the fence posts?



Yes.  If you look at creosoted posts that have been in place for say 15 years, a lot of times the post will be a lot lighter at the top than down near the ground.  Rain gets into the wood grain at the top and literally washes the creosote out of the wood.  We also used leftover paint to try to seal the post tops.  Of course, nowadays most people use metal posts as the line posts (as opposed to corner posts) because they are faster and a LOT less work to install, so it isn't as big a problem now.

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Posted by zugmann on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:59 PM

PTC is getting some upgrades.

I'd be careful using that word. 

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