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"But employees recounted a distinct culture shift once the company went private under Goldman Sachs and the other private equity investors, as day-to-day operations warped from a commitment to students and their success into an environment laser-focused on hitting mandated enrollment targets. New recruits were viewed simply as a conduit for federal student assistance dollars, the employees said, and pressure mounted from management to enroll anyone at any cost."
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We really need to kill that bankruptcy bill.
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Finally! A use for floppy drives :)
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Despite an early Radio Shack/RC phase, my practical knowledge has been dead for decades. But I love a good flashback!
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I'm definitely concerned by this.
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Found that article via Michale Moore website; scary.
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The Corinthian columns seen here are actually used wedding-cake columns. Each has a 1/2" hardwood dowel glued into the center for extra strength.
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I do have a set of genuine Corinthian ones that are being used for the front of the station building itself. This is supposed to be an artistic impression of the real 30th St. Station in downtown philly. (I'd google you a photo, but can't easily multitask on my phone yet.) The layout as a whole is sort of Proto-Freelance, in that it has a few specific real locations connected with typical-of-the-PRR mainline stretches. We're all PRR fans, so we're basically working around the limitations of the space and shape of the layout to give us something that approximates the 'feel' of late-1950's PRR in the northeast.

As for permanence and protection: the framing and trackwork is all installed permanently without joints or breaks, so we'd have to cut it into chunks with sawz-alls if we ever need to move out. The catenary (overhead wires) are sectional tho, so they can get broken down and salvaged as standardized parts. We've been installing plexiglass on the public side of the aisle to protect against inappropriate touching and potential damage.
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Yes, they run from the wire.
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Excellent catenary.
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Is this seriously what they're contemplating? Do they want blood in the streets?
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I would have gotten little mario/luigi/princess figures, and used them to mark the rotation of the motors (instead of those little post-it flags).
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Have you ever driven across the fold in the map?
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Regularly! It's not a proper road trip otherwise.
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I just found a single dorito in my bag of pretzels. What is this madness?
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BONUS!
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So i hear you've got Ice Cold Water?
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Really? How much is it?
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Here's the platform level of the new 30th St. Station area.
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Alex: yes, it's behind the operator's pit, just above that chair.
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