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Old 01-12-2013, 10:22 PM   #91
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Depends on if it's an ((Interstate Highway) System), or an (Interstate (Highway System)).
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:32 PM   #92
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The system is interstate while some of the individual highways aren't.
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Just in case anyone hasn't seen this before:



And there's a similar one he did for Canada, but his site is down for now.
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Just in case anyone hasn't seen this before:

And there's a similar one he did for Canada, but his site is down for now.
Nice but missing an interstate I use a lot I-99, which does not cross a state line or fit within the west to east numbering system.
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Nice but missing an interstate I use a lot I-99, which does not cross a state line or fit within the west to east numbering system.
The graphic says "simplified". I think it's missing a lot of the shorter interstates... Especially the ones that don't connect at least two states.

I-99 doesn't go north-to-south? An odd number like that should (generally) go north/south, not east to west.
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I-99 doesn't go north-to-south? An odd number like that should (generally) go north/south, not east to west.
I think Tony is confusing his interstate rules...I-99 does go N-S, as it should...but it doesn't fit into the numerical-order scheme.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:02 AM   #97
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And there's a similar one he did for Canada, but his site is down for now.
Are those supposed to be capitals?
Because Lexington is not the capital of Kentucky and various other mistakes.

Or has our tangent even gone off topic??
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Are those supposed to be capitals?
Because Lexington is not the capital of Kentucky and various other mistakes.

Or has our tangent even gone off topic??
I am amused that Wisconsin isn't even on the map. Which is no doubt because it only shows intersections...but they left off the part of I-94 that goes from Minneapolis to Milwaukee and intersects with 90 in Wisconsin (but not at a city, and then it splits again at Madison).

Well, they'll always have the Wild Card...

Is 90-94 the only interstate interchange that isn't in or near a city?
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Is 90-94 the only interstate interchange that isn't in or near a city?
Nope... just a quick check shows the I-10/I-20 interchange in Texas is literally in the middle of nowhere. The I-70/I-15 interchange in Utah is stuffed between a national forest and a crater. I could probably find others, but I got bored.
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90 and 94 not only intersect, but merge, in Chicago.
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I think the map was made half tongue-in-cheek. Not meant to be a serious, totally accurate map. Especially if you saw the Canadian one -- It was just one E-W highway with a spur (IIRC).
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Are those supposed to be capitals?
No they are not capitals. It appears to be intersections and/or major cities. California has 4 cities listed so it can't be just capitals.

It also appears that the distance between LA and Sacramento is 10x farther than between Sacramento and Portland.
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Nice but missing an interstate I use a lot I-99, which does not cross a state line or fit within the west to east numbering system.
684 and 287 aren't on the list either, but they both stay within NYS.
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90 and 94 not only intersect, but merge, in Chicago.
Right...going west to east, they merge in Western Wisconsin (at a place with no exit, not even a gas station), split again at Madison, merge again on the west side of Chicago, and finally split for good around the Illinois/Indiana border.

It always struck me as odd that there is absolutely nothing at that first merge/split. In my experience, there's always something, and usually a lot of something, where freeways come together, and that's been the only exception. It's interesting to find that there are at least a couple of other such places in the US.
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It also appears that the distance between LA and Sacramento is 10x farther than between Sacramento and Portland.
It seems to be inspired by the iconic London Underground map, which is designed to show where routes intersect rather than scaled distances.
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Are those supposed to be capitals?
Because Lexington is not the capital of Kentucky and various other mistakes.

Or has our tangent even gone off topic??
They can't be capitals, Baltimore is not the capital of MD.

I thought they were just big cities that the highways went through.

I like that I could take route 70 west that far. I didn't know that.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:29 AM   #106
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Right...going west to east, they merge in Western Wisconsin (at a place with no exit, not even a gas station), split again at Madison, merge again on the west side of Chicago, and finally split for good around the Illinois/Indiana border.

It always struck me as odd that there is absolutely nothing at that first merge/split. In my experience, there's always something, and usually a lot of something, where freeways come together, and that's been the only exception. It's interesting to find that there are at least a couple of other such places in the US.

It seems to be inspired by the iconic London Underground map, which is designed to show where routes intersect rather than scaled distances.
There's nothing around the I95-I40 intersection in NC, either.
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It always struck me as odd that there is absolutely nothing at that first merge/split. In my experience, there's always something, and usually a lot of something, where freeways come together, and that's been the only exception. It's interesting to find that there are at least a couple of other such places in the US.
Take a look at the I-10/I-20 interchange. Just to the east of that, there's an offramp that I can only surmise was built in the vague, distant hope that some future civilization will discover it and build a gas station and convenience store there. Because otherwise, I can't determine a purpose, other than to give truckers a place to pull off and sleep, because it doesn't seem to go anywhere.
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Right...going west to east, they merge in Western Wisconsin (at a place with no exit, not even a gas station), split again at Madison, merge again on the west side of Chicago, and finally split for good around the Illinois/Indiana border.

It always struck me as odd that there is absolutely nothing at that first merge/split. In my experience, there's always something, and usually a lot of something, where freeways come together, and that's been the only exception. It's interesting to find that there are at least a couple of other such places in the US.

It seems to be inspired by the iconic London Underground map, which is designed to show where routes intersect rather than scaled distances.
Well, it MAY have been designed to show intersections of the interstates, but it also has errors that I can spot right away, both involving I-65:

1) I-65 is a significant North South route through the Midwest and down to the Gulf area. HOWEVER, it does not go to Chicago. Its northern terminus is Gary, IN, where it meets I-80/94, and I-90.

2) For some reason, in addition to the error of I-65 going to Chicago, the diagram shows I-65 going through Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI. It doesn't.

I suspect we have other errors, too, but the I-65 issues I spotted right away.
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Given the stuff that Stuart was recommending, maybe the girl comic fans shop somewhere else.

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That offramp is to start and terminate the frontage road that Texas used to build on all of it's freeways.

The I20/I30 split is kind of out in the middle of nowhere, not in Dallas. And it is missing I27 running between Amarillo and Lubbock.
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Really? My immediate reaction was "omg, those are so obviously backdrops!"

Sure, they were nice backdrops, but jarringly obvious.

That's the one downside to HD, they can't get away with some of the tricks they were able to in the past.
I felt the fake Vasquez rock backdrops gave it a very nice vintage feel, especially since the lighting also seemed to have a OST 60's vibe...oh wait...they were TNG!
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I have one question: is Stuart gay? I started watching this season and thought that he was based on a few things (included an extended will he/won't he with Raj) but I recently set up our TiVo to catch the syndicated episodes and he was dating Penny in a couple of them, so now I'm not sure what to think. Anyways, his ready agreement that Thor is hot made me think that I wasn't mistaken in my initial impression.
I think it is intentionally ambiguous. It plays to his stereotype. After all he is kind of a wimpy character. I could see him going either way if it benefited a story line. I suspect we will never know for sure.
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I think it is intentionally ambiguous. It plays to his stereotype. After all he is kind of a wimpy character. I could see him going either way if it benefited a story line. I suspect we will never know for sure.
I think he replaced Howard in the Raj-Howard fake-gay relationship. Ever since Howard got engaged, the gay double-entendres have switched over to Raj & Stuart.
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Or has our tangent even gone off topic??
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I think Tony is confusing his interstate rules...I-99 does go N-S, as it should...but it doesn't fit into the numerical-order scheme.
Not confusing anything. I meant 99 does not fit in the progression of numbers of north-south interstates from west to east. It is actually west of I-81. I-99 by the numbering system should be east of I-95.
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684 and 287 aren't on the list either, but they both stay within NYS.
600 and 200 highways are bypasses or belts. Few of them cross state lines.
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Not confusing anything. I meant 99 does not fit in the progression of numbers of north-south interstates from west to east. It is actually west of I-81. I-99 by the numbering system should be east of I-95.
Ah...like Brett, I thought when you said east-to-west, you were referring to the odd/even. Sorry.
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One other interesting thing was them brief moment where Bernadette and Amy started off on a tangent leaving Penny behind. For a brief moment it looked like she was feeling "Great, now even the girls are ignoring me"...
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I think the map was made half tongue-in-cheek. Not meant to be a serious, totally accurate map. Especially if you saw the Canadian one -- It was just one E-W highway with a spur (IIRC).
That's actually pretty accurate for Canada.

Here's the Trans-Canada Highway system: http://www.tc.gc.ca/media/documents/policy/tch_map.pdf
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I wonder what's the Northern most point to which a person could drive in North America?
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