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Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book

Roger Hicks is a well known photographic writer, author of The Rangefinder Book, over three dozen other photographic books, and a frequent contributor to Shutterbug and Amateur Photographer. Unusually in today's photographic world, most of his camera reviews are film cameras, especially rangefinders. See www.rogerandfrances.com for further background (Frances is his wife Frances Schultz, acknowledged darkroom addict and fellow Shutterbug contributor) .


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Old 12-19-2016   #81
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Good grief!
Are you actually trying to convince us — I mean: are you honestly believing — that there are no price-riggings happening in the U.S.A., day by day?
Is that how you're reading it? Amusing.
I was just making an observation regarding the history of competition between rival mass transit companies.

Ridi(c)ulous_cam, did you even bother to look up a history of Colorado street railways before you stick out your neck?
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Old 12-19-2016   #82
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You didn't mention «Colorado» previously, did you?

Ah, I forgot, you're Texan. «Don't Mess With Texas», isn't it?

(People won't see who's the Texan, or something like that...)

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You sure are quick to go off topic when you get out of your depth.

Cheers.

PS: I'll kindly refrain from any further participation in these childish non-sequiturs.

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Once a week? I suppose, you don't have children, who demand five freshly prepared meals every day?
None of my children appear to have any opinion on whether unprepared food should be stored at the grocer or at home. My preference for fresh fruit and vegetables might have me go to the supermarket more often while in town (usually every other day) - but that is my choice, and no necessity, and in the country (where cycling to the supermarket is a 8km round trip, 300m uphill on the way back) I usually make do with once or twice a week.
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Dear sevo, I guess your (or my) example is for many a surprise, since the majority of the US American audience is completely unfamiliar with actually going (walking) to a supermarket.
But that is a artefact of the current lifestyle - there is no compelling reason why there should not be grocers in mid distance, nor why delivery services should not take over even more.
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But what is «mid distance»? A Luxembourgian, a Swiss, an Italian will give you completely different answers than a Florida resident, let alone an Australian!
Well, lets say "walking distance" then...
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Well....I think that there is some consensus of a "need" to consider a multiplicity of factors affecting people's lives, hence the focus on transportation. But this long discussion provides evidence of the complexity involved.

Although sometimes appearing as a "crisis", governmental solutions demanded, and often on a large scale. Apparently, there are many folks out there that didn't get the memo about central planning of economies and societal relationships. How about we let the various jurisdictions figure out what might work best and try things out? the rest of us can grumble about the freeway gridlock in Southern California where the average speed may be approaching 12 mph most of the day, despite 14 lanes and diamond lanes. Or where traffic is snarled for decades while undergounds are being built. Perhaps we need a 100 billion dollar (conservative) bullet train from Bakersfield to Fresno?

Uber is already running red lights with driverless cars in San Francisco and defying DMV orders to halt operations. "progress" not easily controlled. I am hoping that when I become to old or incapacitated to drive, that robocars will be one solution to getting around. Also, I will be able to take photographs with the windows rolled down.
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Well....I think that there is some consensus of a "need" to consider a multiplicity of factors affecting people's lives, hence the focus on transportation. But this long discussion provides evidence of the complexity involved. . .. Perhaps we need a 100 billion dollar (conservative) bullet train from Bakersfield to Fresno? .. .
Complexity: exactly. Simplistic, short-termist, unimaginative solutions cannot work in the long term(20+ years).

But nah, although I know what you meant, surely we need (socialist) not (conservative) bullet trains...

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Complexity: exactly. Simplistic, short-termist, unimaginative solutions cannot work in the long term(20+ years).

But nah, although I know what you meant, surely we need (socialist) not (conservative) bullet trains...

Cheers,

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High Speed Railroad solutions, Spain boasts a really extensive network, yet the planning leaves a lot to desire in many cases. A missed opportunity.

I stumbled upon the following study a while ago, and found interesting. I am living outside of Barcelona's greater area, where rural towns became a kind of suburb and balancing the older tighter knit model of walk+horse distances.

Infographic: http://www.bain.com/infographics/spatial-economics/
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http://www.bain.com/publications/art...-distance.aspx
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