Monday, August 19, 2013

It's not a big truck

Intertuba-based high-speed transit is all very well until you try teleporting yourself to a 404 Error.

Also, really, Com-Post editors? To illustrate an article about a tube-confined air-cushion vehicle, you carefully pick out an artist's impression of an open-air monorail?
Your parents must be so proud of you.

"Everyone is wrong here, Musk as well as the Com-Post," Another Kiwi vouchsafed. "As any fule kno, high-speed implausibly futuristic vehicles only go fast enough if they are bright red."

"It must be a tradition, or an old charter or something," said tigris.

"Perhaps it is to counteract the Doppler Effect," I suggested.


H. Rumbold, Master Barber said...

Been there, done that- pneumapunk from 1870.

Substance McGravitas said...

Still great.

Smut Clyde said...

I see your 1870 vacuum subway and raise you the London-Edinburgh Vacuum Railway.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

As any fule know, cops are more likely to ticket red cars.

Smut Clyde said...

And fair enough too, ITTDGY. If they're red they're probably from the future. Does the driver have a valid Temporal Excursion license?

Yastreblyansky said...

So it's the Doppler effect that counteracts whatever color they were painted, not the other way round. Surely if they're from the future they are getting redder as they speed away, if they're from the past they turn blue as they approach. Although, as David Brooks once said, I may be wrong.