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Husi Stock
By Oberon (Mon Jul 07, 2014 at 09:20:41 AM EST) husistock, trains, planes, automobiles, cars, Canada (all tags)
Any HuSiStockers going to Montreal afterwards?

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Print Story For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.
King in the North, then!

CHIHUSIMEET: July 14th, I think, then! Mark your calendars. If there are no major objections in the next week, it will be so ordained.

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Print Story Piquet, Écarté, Schnapsen
By gzt (Mon Nov 29, 2010 at 02:11:50 PM EST) gzt, piquet, cards, gaming, stuff, things, travel, trains, training (all tags)
So I was looking for 2-player card games for the wifing unit and I to learn, and I think those are the ones I've settled on. One thing that makes it easier is that the first two use the same 32-card deck.

We got a bunch of suggestions from the book of faces when I asked about 2-player card games, but I figure I'll solicit for more here. I didn't like a bunch of the ones on the book of faces for a variety of reasons (for some reason, I don't like rummy-type melding games, I like trick-taking games), though a few are great and quite suitable for our purposes.

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Print Story Planned deckwork for the train layout
By ObviousTroll (Tue Mar 23, 2010 at 07:13:19 AM EST) trains, trolls, automation (all tags)
... because wiredog says this is a great troll.

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Print Story Bullet train
By FourteenNineteen (Thu Oct 11, 2007 at 11:27:35 AM EST) trains, bullet, japan, hardware (all tags)
Someday I'd like to ride the bullet train.

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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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