|FROM ||Ruben I Safir
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Metro Card Programming
> > They're environmentally unfriendly,
> only if the user thows it away each time. they are reusable over and
> over agn. very environmentally Friendly in fact
There environmentally unfriendly. This is a reality. It's not a hypothesis.
They are used as they are used. And even ONE is an environmentally unfriendly
useless peice of plastic with a 50,000 year half life.
> >they make it too easy to raise prices,
> uhh, how so more than anything else???
Because changing the price only takes a little data entry, and not the recall
of 2.3 million tokens. This was a SELLING point of the new system.
> >the fail to work far to often,
> i've never had an issue in my use
That's not ENTIRELY honest, is it Ray. Either that or you don't use the
subway or not. Just yeterday 3 turnstiles at Grand Central where people
traps and backing up everyone at the station, creating ton of hostility
in the main entrance as individual after individual innocently got tied
to a difunctional turnstile.
> >they slowed down the turnstile
> not if people take their time and swipe unrushed
THAT'S THE DEFINITION OF SLOW. The turnstile has become so slow that
at the major stations people now have to line up to swipe the card, which
was NEVER necessary at rush hour. It's become such a problem, that the MTA
has devised gross systems to allow for 2 way traffic as the monkeys line up for
the disfunctional turnstiles.
> the cards are finally a step into the 21st century. as an everyday user
> i'm very happy with them
Some things don't need to change. Coin Money, the wheel, paned glass, the hammer,
the electric plug, AND THE SUBWAY TOEKN
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