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The Evil Overlord    18,442
7 minutes ago, Beittil said:

I could have sworn that this was the boring company topic :p

Well I'm bored :p

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DocM    16,618

Don't be surprised to see Hyperloops in tunnels. 

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Unobscured Vision    2,678
2 minutes ago, The Evil Overlord said:

Well I'm bored :p

SO bored ... Maglev in a tube is SO 2017. :laugh:

 

I mean, what's next? Gigantic rockets capable of hauling 400mT to pretty much anywhere in the Solar System?! :shifty:

 

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DocM    16,618

 

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DocM    16,618

 

 

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Beittil    583

This has nothing to do with the boring company!

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FloatingFatMan    18,845
4 hours ago, DocM said:

 

 

Hypersonic, in 0.8 miles of track?  Can you spell splat? :p

 

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Beittil    583

Otoh... this IS related :p

 

 

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Beittil    583

Can we please STOP with all these unrelated posts?

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DocM    16,618

:woot:

 

 

 

https://electrek.co/2017/10/19/elon-musk-boring-company-hyperloo-baltimore-dc/

 

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Elon Musks Boring Company is starting work on Baltimore-DC underground Hyperloop

 

Earlier this morning, we reported about Elon Musk announcing that his Boring Company is getting a second multi-million dollar boring machine.

Now we might have an idea where that new machine is going after what appears to be a new digging site spotted in Maryland today.
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Now a site just south of Baltimore in Maryland with a visible The Boring Company logo was spotted this week by a Redditor DJB_2015
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Larry Hogan, Governor of the State of Maryland, confirmed that they are working with the company for a rapid electric transportation system between Baltimore and Washington DC:

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Unobscured Vision    2,678

Musk & Co. are bigger than U.S. Steel right now (to borrow a catchphrase from The Godfather Pt. II). :D:yes: 

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DocM    16,618

It could also be  the project where cars park on electric "skates" which transport them to their destination.

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PGHammer    1,504

That was, in fact, a real quote from the "Valachi Papers" - the real-life accounts of LCN's Apalachin conference; the papers themselves were published in book form prior to the second "Godfather" film.  (A filmed version of the book was also done - with the same quote; however, the book version of the "Papers" preceded them all.)  Hence my boggling over Sir Richard's investments.

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DocM    16,618

 

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DocM    16,618

They started boring on October 7th. The big ventilation duct is temporary.

 

 

 

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DocM    16,618

LA now looking to allow the Boring Company  skate tunnel along the 405.

 

News story at the embedded link.

 

 

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Unobscured Vision    2,678

... and to test some new earthquake-resist technology, I bet. :yes: They aren't gonna put that stuff in the ground in L.A. without some protection measures.

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DocM    16,618

Thing is, recent studies have shown that underground tunnels like subways etc. are actually rather earthquake resistant. It appears much of the damage is done by surface waves, not deep waves.

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DocM    16,618

I guess this explains the second TBM they just bought.

 

https://www.inverse.com/article/39460-elon-musk-hyperloop-boring-company

 


When Boring Company Will Start Digging Northeast Hyperloop, Gov Docs Reveal

It's sooner than you think.

The Boring Company is keeping quiet about exactly how the tunneling outfit will start building what CEO Elon Musk [revealed earlier this year] as a hyperloop running between New York City and Washington D.C. But documents from the Maryland government  the first state to grant the Boring Company a permit   the first state to grant the Boring Company a permit  offer some vital clues including the fact construction could begin as soon as next month.

The University of Marylands Capital News Service obtained documents that reveal the terms of the conditional utility permit the states Department of Transportation State Highway Administration granted the Boring Company in October. Signed by SpaceX employee Steve Davis, the conditional permit says construction is slated to begin in January 2018.

The documents show plans for a pair of 12.4-mile tunnels set to run beginning at a spot immediately north of MD 175, a state highway southwest of Baltimore that intersects the tunnels proposed route along the state-owned portion of the BaltimoreWashington Parkway.

The downtown terminus, at least according to the documents, is a spot within a quarter mile of the intersection of West Pratt and South Paca Streets.

For those not familiar with the specifics of the citys geography, thats right next to Camden Yards, the home of the Baltimore Orioles. I guess we now cant officially rule out the possibility Musks entire scheme is just a way to simplify the commute between Orioles and New York Yankees games.

The Capital News Service report does flag one potential unresolved issue: Just what is the Boring Company planning to put in those tunnels? While Musks original tweet announcing the project mentioned verbal govt approval for a hyperloop that could reach 760 miles per hour, the permit suggests the tunnel will use the company's electric sleds, which top out at 150 miles per hour  still fast, but not 29 minutes between DC and Manhattan fast.

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Jim K    13,757

Wait .... what???  The Boring Company is taking pre-orders on a flamethrower (albeit ... the flame doesn't extend out very far).  It can be yours for $500 and the fire extinguisher is priced at $30

 

 

 

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-Fire extinguisher sold separately (for exorbitant amounts of money)
-Taxes and shipping will be added at checkout
-Additional customs fees may apply for international orders because of laws
-International customers can receive a full refund if not happy with said fees
-Before shipping, aspiring flamethrower aficionados will be sent a terms and conditions rhyme for review and acceptance
-Starts shipping in spring
-May not be used on Boring Company decorative lacquered hay bales or Boring Company dockside munitions warehouses

 

https://www.boringcompany.com/flamethrower

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FloatingFatMan    18,845

Well, y'know.. Tony Stark made all his Iron Man tech from weapons tech, and Elon Musk is called the real world Tony Stark sometimes so... Maybe he's just doing things the other way around? :p

 

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DocM    16,618

It's more akin to a propane brush burner, used mainly to get rid of overgrown driveway grass and melt ice.  Common in these parts.

 

That said, flamethrowers are legal in the US - not regulated as a weapon by the feds. They can even be shipped by mail.

 

 

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