I agree with SPQR… If they had a concern for any type of rock formation they wouldn’t be using the cutter head they are on that TBM….
Some people close to the project think it’s an old locomotive that was buried… They are right under a train yard right now… I tend to agree with end of the article. It’s probably a massive boulder left there by a glaicer…
eagle2715: Thank you! Yes, it's probably an erratic. They are kinda all over the place around here.
December 12, 2013 at 4:50pm
The TBM has to maintain pressure in the tunnel. Being as it’s digging through soft soil, if they backed it up the dirt will fill the void and create a sink hole in the train yard that is right above it.
December 12, 2013 at 4:46pm
I only hope your being overly sarcastic, or have no involvement in any form of public works because you are woefully wrong…
December 12, 2013 at 4:45pm
There are several different types of TBMs…. Some are designed to go through rock, some are designed to go through fracture rock, some are designed to go through soil, and some are hybrids. This one is designed only for soil, it could NOT cut through rock.
August 20, 2013 at 1:16pm
“Really when you have ICBM and cruise missiles jets are just a novelty not really needed.”
Grunts on the ground would be the first person to disagree with you…
“It’s just like a 1970s Harrier jet, only 1,000 times more expensive.”
The only thing that they have in common is that they are a 1 seater aircraft and can take off of Amphibious Assault ships…Thats it… The F-35 is far superior in every other aspect, AND it will take over for the F-18 as well.
eagle, it's nice to see someone with some actual knowledge of this aircraft respond to the ignorance of F-35 bashers. I do it frequently but the sheer number of clueless morons on the internet seems to have no end.
August 20, 2013 at 10:40am
Tell that to the USMC pilots who fly harriers, or the families of the one’s who have died in crashes….
August 20, 2013 at 10:36am
Not this version Maggie80, but the navy’s one will be designed for it. This aircraft is set to replace the F-18, Harrier, and even possibly take some of the A-10s missions, though thats looking even less likely as time goes on.
August 20, 2013 at 10:34am
@CALLMEMSGT Yeah, and the F-18 in the USMC. IT costs more upfront but will massively reduce maintenance and training costs because you’re combining two airframes into one. The navy and airforce are also looking at their own variations. The USMC is the only one getting the VTOL version.
@SOVEREIGNSOUL Also known as lawn darts. One engine, one pilot…Not the safest way to travel several hundred miles an hour… I watched one crash into a neighborhood in Yuma AZ in 2005. Had live ordi on it too…
June 25, 2013 at 12:55pm
To each their own. You’re giving up something to get something else with both of these rifles. As many have already said, Take both. I enjoy shooting both rifles, and arguing about which is better is as useful as arguing who was worse, Stalin or Hitler….
June 20, 2013 at 6:58pm
Live here, never leaving again…
June 20, 2013 at 6:40pm
The Tea Party will lose it’s power and soul if it ever gets a “headquarters”..
June 20, 2013 at 6:39pm
Don’t blame only the Cali nitwits…There are a lot of Jackwagons from out east moving here too…. So many of them come to Bozeman at the university and never leave….
June 20, 2013 at 6:37pm
“You need to study MT demographics more. Gallatin county is down the list on population, as is the Butte area.”
Down the list compared to what, 3 other counties of the 56 in the state. Don’t tell Montanans to ‘study oru demographics more’. We know more about the state than anyone outside of it does. MT-EMAN is 100% correct in what he is saying. Bozeman has a population of only 37,000 residents, but the university adds almost another 15,000 students most of the year to that number. The same goes for Missoula, Butte, and Billings. The census is missing a large portion of the people who actually live in the towns because they are not residents.
I live in Bozeman and love it. It does require me to bite my tongue quite a bit as it is overrun with liberal busy bodies either from the University or progressive states (mostly Cali), but it is 100x better than any other state I’ve lived in, and I’ve lived in a lot. I would rather live in Missoula (and I HATE Missoula) than live in NY again…
June 17, 2013 at 5:23pm
Anything you can do that seems out of the ordinary. Excessive blinking, coughing, twitching, anything out of the normal can be used to convey distress.
June 17, 2013 at 1:58pm
Spot on! Semper Fi!
June 6, 2013 at 5:40pm
No, they are still efing idiots.
June 3, 2013 at 12:56pm
Ford didn’t lie about anything. They don’t’ set the rules for those tests, the EPA does. If they put something else other than the mandated numbers on that sticker they would be fined out the wasoo by the EPA.
They are simply doing what they need to do to sell vehicles against companies propped up by our government. Every manufacturer is now building engines to ‘pass’ the MPG tests. You wanna get angry, Keep it toward the EPA, not a company trying to stay afloat in a quagmire of socialist regulations…
Every car mag has said for years you will never get the sticker gas mileage. If you didn’t know that, shame on you for not doing your due diligence.
I own a 2013 escape as well. I never expected to get the fairy tail 21/27 with the 4 liter eco boost. I did my research before hand. I suggest everyone else does the same.
Car and Driver had a hug article on Ford’s 2013 fleet and how none of them get to the magic window number. They however still outperformed almost every other companies comparable vehicle (all of whom failed to meet the stickers mileage as well).
May 23, 2013 at 3:42pm
You gave up that hard earned title at some point?
May 1, 2013 at 4:44pm
Now, I will give you there is a creepy correlation between this temple, Stonehenge, and Sandy Hook. A great circle passes directly over the top of this school.
However, that great circle path doesn’t come within 3,000 miles of any part of China. Once you pass over Saudi Arabia and Yemen it extends across the Indian ocean, south of Australia, across that pacific and then into mexico. And it is over 50 miles from the super dome, 40 some odd miles from the Georgia guide stones, and ‘hurricane sandy’ is a path, not a location…But where it made landfall is over 40-50 miles away from your path….
Again creepy with the first spot man, but if you want to get any credibility don’t stuff half truths (Super Dome, Georgia guide stones, Hurricane Sandy) and bold face lies (China schools stabbing) into your statement. Had most of this not been BS, I probably would have looked further into your theories…
January 7, 2013 at 10:27pm
I think Alex Jones is a cook. He serves his own purpose though.
But I agree with him 100% in this way… If you or your ilk come to take my guns, Encinom, your going to get all my bullets first.