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Konstantin Ryabitsev
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Did you say "alt.right?" If I've learned anything in my life, it's not to touch anything under the "alt." hierarchy if you know what's good for you. #nntp #newsgroups #getoffmylawn

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Ok, last one, I promise. :)
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Why don't we surface our roads with pykrete in Canada for the winter months -- instead of salting them? It seems it would be a heck of a lot cheaper in the long run due to saved costs of no longer dealing with damage to the road surface (freeze/defrost is murder on asphalt), vehicle corrosion, and impacts on the drainage system/ecology from all the salt runoff.

Pykrete (which is sawdust mixed with water and then frozen) is known to be extremely durable and resistant to melting due to low heat conductivity, offers excellent grip for tires and should adhere well to the road surface (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pykrete).

I envision fleets of automated zambonis that operate in 3 stages:

1. Collect fallen snow from roads
2. Drive to an electrical charge port where the collected snow is melted to the temperature just above freezing (inside that same zamboni that collected it in the first place)
3. Mix in sawdust to create the necessary pykrete consistency
4. Go out and "pave" the roads

Apart from zamboni technology, this should be cheap to the municipalities as well, as most of them generate plenty of sawdust on their own from branch cutting and tree removal services. When roads melt, use the same zambonis to vacuum up the sawdust and either recycle it next year, or compost it.

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This is pretty much what it's like to be a sysadmin.
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