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    • #706734
      FIN
      Participant

      i just got this via email: any thoughts?

      Earth to Mars

      * Distance: Approx. 77 Million kms
      * NASA Spirit Cost: Approx. 321 Million
      * Launched: 10-06-2003
      * Landed: Jan 2004
      * Status: Working

      Luas:

      * Length of first two lines: Approx. 25kms
      * Luas cost so far: Approx. 675 million
      * Construction of Line A, commenced in September 1999.
      * Status: Not working

      Just to give some idea of scale, if there were to be an Irish mission
      launched in the morning, at this rate it would take 13 million years to
      get to Mars, without actually working, in spite of costing EUR208 trillion.

      Idiots. But sure, aren’t we gas when we’ve drink taken.

    • #739410
      sw101
      Participant

      Is spirit wheelchair accessible? regulations compliance can be a real strain on the budget

    • #739411
      FIN
      Participant

      well everything is p.c. over there so i can just presume it is while also instructions are in spanish as well.

    • #739412
      niall murphy
      Participant

      This is just more cynics having a go. Without sounding stupid, and by the way I have a sense of humour:

      1. They didnt build fully electrified railway lines to mars
      2. The research and development cost of the whole programme for a mission to mars is a lot more substantial to that of the development of a space vehicle. ie: the spirit.

    • #739413
      Paul Clerkin
      Keymaster

      NASA Spirit doesnt have to return home and do the trip again tomorrow šŸ˜‰

    • #739414
      dc3
      Participant

      One encouraging sign that LUAS is getting close to the Planet Red Cow is that vandals, yes vandals, indeed, in saintly Ireland have been stoning the Luas on test.

      “Men are from Mars, Luas is from project planners”

    • #739415
      FIN
      Participant

      first of all i’m from galway and live in galway. i don’t care about ti to be honest because it doesn’t affect me. so i’m not a cynic , i infact think it’s a good idea so u are without a sense of humour. and i never said anything about a mission to mars i just mentioned spirit. but the price we are paying and yes i pay taxes too so i am paying for it, is absolutely stupid as i demonstrated.

    • #739416
      niall murphy
      Participant

      I didnt mean to imply you were a cynic. I received that e-mail too and was referring to the person circulating it, not you personally

    • #739417
      FIN
      Participant

      ooops sorry then. i’m not a cynic at all thankfully. i believe that it’s about time for such public transport even though i would have prefered to see a metro. hopefully galway is next!!!!!!!!! but it is
      funny the comparsion. it’s reflects our ( as a country) waste of money on infrastructural projects though. it really shouldn’t cost that much.

    • #739418
      niall murphy
      Participant

      Metro all the way but Luas is a start. The costs of an underground can definitely be justified by the benefits to the economy. if Dublins traffic was halved it would be worth approx 3.5billion to the city each year in increased business etc etc etc

    • #739419
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      When they start digging, what will they find? Another Wood Quay or another Carrickmines Castle? Can you imagine the fun we would have?!!!!!!!!!

    • #739420
      FIN
      Participant

      hmmmm… fun! lol.

    • #739421
      niall murphy
      Participant

      dig the thing and tie up all those hippy tree hugging b******s in some forest. Granted archeological remains need to be preserved and investigated but they shouldn’t be allowed to deprive the city of VITAL infrastructure.

    • #739422
      FIN
      Participant

      here here.

    • #739423
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I am only pointing out what will inevitably happen when we start to dig for a metro system. It will actually be interesting to see what is found, if anything, underneath the city. I am not saying that it should stop a vital piece of infrastructure from being built. It should just be thought about as being an aspect of the construction process.

      ps: FIN, what does ‘lol’ mean?
      Thanks

      Phil

    • #739424
      d_d_dallas
      Participant

      “laugh out loud”

    • #739425
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Thanks d_d_dallas

    • #739426
      FIN
      Participant

      there could be loads of stuff underneath…execpt if it digs so far so as to miss all of it, but enev so the tree huggers will be up in arms…protect everything!!!!

    • #739427
      Anonymous
      Participant

      Re the ‘Underground Dublin’ Thread

      Quote James
      “Despite most of the interest cited on this thread there are very few underground ‘spaces’ in Dublin.

      A couple of railway tunnels, several culverted rivers and the odd bomb shelter usually shallow and dating from the last war.”

      Don’t worry The Metro has full An Taisce support and the gag was well delivered

    • #739428
      FIN
      Participant

      oh! sorry didn’t see that thread…so there is no viking settlements or anything like that? that makes it an awful lot easier…

    • #739429
      Anonymous
      Participant

      https://archiseek.com/content/showthread.php?s=&threadid=514

      Thankfully not,

      Only a gridlocked surface

    • #739430
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      It would definitely make things alot easier.

    • #739431
      GrahamH
      Participant

      The metro would go much deeper than any Viking ‘layers’ wouldn’t it?
      The inital bore holes may reveal some finds, but otherwise I think we’d be going to deep for any problems – of the historic variety that is.

    • #739432
      FIN
      Participant

      that’s what i thought.

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