Welcome to the inaugural Public Transport Schedule Interpretation Fun Challenge (PTSIFC), in which I invite you to pit your wits against the vagaries of riding public transport in an unknown land.

The task is simple, and I will not subject you to the horrors of finding out which bus you have to take and where the bus stop is. No, for now, you merely have to devise an algorithm to determine how long you will have to wait until your bus or tram arrives. At your disposal is a schedule (example here) and your own wristwatch.

Solution under the fold.

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Print Story HOWTO: develop black & white film at home
By komet (Thu Apr 06, 2006 at 02:17:13 PM EST) proper photography, not this new-fangled digital stuff, cowwqas. (all tags)
With 35mm film cameras now available second-hand for a few £ or even for free, there has never been a better time to get into classical black & white photography. There are many valid reasons for doing so rather than using a digital camera: my personal one is that it's fun and has nothing to do with computers.

If you have access to a scanner with a transparency unit, then you're all set. I don't cover making black & white prints in this article as this requires much more equipment. But by developing film yourself and then scanning it, you already gain a lot more control than sending it off to a lab. Plus, as I said, it's fun.

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Date Gal.

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