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_Tsavo_ #1 Posted Oct 12 2018 - 05:05

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Interesting traffic signage over this freeway.  Choo, choo, I guess?

 

And it appears this town also hides those who have a blatant disregard for the law!

 



Yao_Wang #2 Posted Oct 12 2018 - 05:12

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That's meant to be humor

Jer1413 #3 Posted Oct 12 2018 - 05:16

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By "pavement", they mean the poured concrete sidewalk.

 



ToothDecay #4 Posted Oct 12 2018 - 06:20

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You don't pave a sidewalk.

You pave a street.

unless you have pavers

which is not the case here.

It seems ironic, and Easter-eggy, no ?



heavymetal1967 #5 Posted Oct 12 2018 - 06:22

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Someone had their arty crew dismount and put that sign up to warn against camping.

spud_tuber #6 Posted Oct 12 2018 - 06:32

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View PostToothDecay, on Oct 11 2018 - 23:20, said:

You don't pave a sidewalk.

You pave a street.

unless you have pavers

which is not the case here.

It seems ironic, and Easter-eggy, no ?

For some reason Brits refer to sidewalks as "the pavement".  Not sure about Canada.  What country is the Highway map supposedly in? 



Thunder_Storm_713 #7 Posted Oct 12 2018 - 06:54

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View Postspud_tuber, on Oct 12 2018 - 17:32, said:

For some reason Brits refer to sidewalks as "the pavement".  Not sure about Canada.  What country is the Highway map supposedly in? 

 

It seems everyone except America calls the "sidewalk" the pavement. Calling the road "the pavement" is just lunacy. 

Avalon304 #8 Posted Oct 12 2018 - 06:55

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View Postspud_tuber, on Oct 11 2018 - 22:32, said:

For some reason Brits refer to sidewalks as "the pavement".  Not sure about Canada.  What country is the Highway map supposedly in? 

 

Given the Interstate signs that do exist on the map, and the general midwestern vibe... America.

Thunder_Storm_713 #9 Posted Oct 12 2018 - 06:56

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View PostToothDecay, on Oct 12 2018 - 17:20, said:

You don't pave a sidewalk.

You pave a street.

unless you have pavers

which is not the case here.

It seems ironic, and Easter-eggy, no ?

 

Not only does it seem ironic, but what about this seems like an easter egg?



the_Deadly_Bulb #10 Posted Oct 12 2018 - 08:09

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View Postspud_tuber, on Oct 11 2018 - 21:32, said:

For some reason Brits refer to sidewalks as "the pavement".  Not sure about Canada.  What country is the Highway map supposedly in?

 

Given the windmill design, the style of city architecture and the tornado my vote is the US mid west.

Person012345 #11 Posted Oct 12 2018 - 09:26

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uh, as a non-american, I couldn't even tell what was supposed to be wrong with the second screenshot. The pavement is the "sidewalk". Not all countries speak 'murrican. Not yet at least.

Not_Connery #12 Posted Oct 12 2018 - 09:30

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I saw the title of this thread...

 

I saw that this was a post by _Tsavo_...

 

And this was my first thought:

 

 

Yes, I know that it is not the same as his avatar image, but it is what I thought of immediately :teethhappy:

 

Speaking of which...

 

What IS your avatar image, _Tsavo_?



Not_Connery #13 Posted Oct 12 2018 - 09:32

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View PostThunder_Storm_713, on Oct 12 2018 - 06:54, said:

 

It seems everyone except America calls the "sidewalk" the pavement. Calling the road "the pavement" is just lunacy. 

 

Except for the fact that it is paved asphalt...

Avalon304 #14 Posted Oct 12 2018 - 10:10

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Speaking of concerns on Highway... I have a great many concerns about the speed limits displayed in the city...

 

Heres the road leading out of the Southwestern base, into the city:

 

Spoiler

 

Its a 2 lane national road... which should probably have a higher speed limit... but I guess 40mph isnt too bad... until you actually get into the city and take a look at the speed limits there:

 

Spoiler

 

 

Every road in the city has a speed limit of 50mph... several of which just make shrp 90 degree turns... this is a crazy city... but not as crazy as the little town in the northwest corner:

 

Spoiler

 

Thats a dirt road coming from the highway itself... a speed limit of 55mph... with a minimum of 30? Who even thinks thats a good idea... but wait heres a tiny 2 lane run that runs next to the gas station:

 

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50mph in the middle of town?

 

And then theres the locations of the fictional cities, in particular Iris City. This was taken from the easter border of the map:

 

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If you actually look east down the highway you'll see another sign that avertises Iris City as being 1 mile down the road to the east... but:

 

Spoiler

 

The above was taken on the western side of the map... and not only are the cities on the sign ordered wrong (Iris city should be first, given it will be the next city you come across), but its also telling me Iris City is 2 miles to the west... which... doesn exactly work...

 

WG I know you are in Minsk... but... Im pretty sure you should know the basics of how road signs work, right?

 

On the other hand... kudos on the tornado... it actually gets closer to the map the longer th match lasts... more of this sort of thing would be cool... (and honestly if the tornado entered the map... thatd be cool too).



Person012345 #15 Posted Oct 12 2018 - 10:32

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Maybe Iris City is a really common city name.

 

There's a bump in that first Iris City picture and the roads seem to be fairly straight. Tell me, can you see 1 mile down that road if you crest that bump?



Avalon304 #16 Posted Oct 12 2018 - 11:25

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View PostPerson012345, on Oct 12 2018 - 02:32, said:

Maybe Iris City is a really common city name.

 

There's a bump in that first Iris City picture and the roads seem to be fairly straight. Tell me, can you see 1 mile down that road if you crest that bump?

 

The crest of that rise is the highway that gives the map its name... if you move up on to the highway, and look east, you'll see a sign that advertises Iris City as being 1 mile east... (and yes, if I had to guess, standing ont he highway and looking east you could see one mile down the road).

FrozenKemp #17 Posted Oct 12 2018 - 11:35

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That's all pretty funny stuff.  Good eyes, guys :)

Pipinghot #18 Posted Oct 12 2018 - 13:10

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View PostToothDecay, on Oct 12 2018 - 00:20, said:

You don't pave a sidewalk.

You pave a street.

unless you have pavers

which is not the case here.

It seems ironic, and Easter-eggy, no ?

Actually yes, you do pave a sidewalk.

 

Any time you cover the ground with a hard, semi-permanent covering, you are "paving" it.

* pave a sidewalk - with poured concrete slabs

* pave a road

* pave a garden - with pavers

* pave the floor of your house - yes, technically this is paving, since having a wood floor does not count as paving



Pipinghot #19 Posted Oct 12 2018 - 13:27

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View Postspud_tuber, on Oct 12 2018 - 00:32, said:

For some reason Brits refer to sidewalks as "the pavement".  Not sure about Canada.  What country is the Highway map supposedly in?

View PostThunder_Storm_713, on Oct 12 2018 - 00:54, said:

It seems everyone except America calls the "sidewalk" the pavement. Calling the road "the pavement" is just lunacy. 

There are still places in America today where you can see "No Parking on Pavement" signs, they're mostly in rural areas or small towns. There are fewer and fewer of them as time passes, but they still exist. Basically it depends on when a given location converted their roads from dirt or gravel to asphalt/concrete covered roads. The more recently a given location paved over their roads, the more likely you are to see official signs referring to sidewalks as "pavement".

 

I used to do a lot of driving during the 80's and 90's, and I can tell you that there were still many towns in the Southeast of the U.S. that still had signs saying, "No Parking on Pavement". Then again, in many of those towns only the town center was paved with modern techniques up until the 1960's and 70's, so when I was driving through them in the 80's and 90's the idea of having universally paved roads was still fairly new. If you were to drive through those same small towns today their signs would say, "No Parking on Sidewalk".

 

The spoken language in the U.S. has used "sidewalk" since at least 1900, with it probably becoming the common term somewhere in the late 1800's, but on written signs the term used to be "pavement" until more and more roads started being paved with concrete & asphalt. The generalized pattern is that when an area has the roads paved over the language on their signs usually changes from "pavement" to "sidewalk" sometime in the next 20 years.



Lesser_Spotted_Panzer #20 Posted Oct 12 2018 - 14:01

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No trucks in the parking lot...definitely not designed by a Yank.




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