• @[email protected]
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        Oh the entire continent is fair game

        Don’t make me post a journey from County Cork to Vladivostok you daftie 😂

          • @psud
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            I think you’d start in Capetown

        • @MotoAsh
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          That spans multiple continents. The pan american highway, if it weren’t for a small gap in panama, would be over 20,000 km.

          • @[email protected]
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            11 month ago

            It would have been a continent and a whatever Central America was when I was in school but the younguns nowadays tell me that Central America is included in North America now. And most of South America seems to think that North and South America are all one continent. If we went with that we could make a really long transcontinental path.

            • @roguetrick
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              Continents are inherently arbitrary and have always been so. We divide north and south America by an impenetrable jungle that even drug smugglers cross by boat. Similarly, for the last few hundred years Europe doesn’t think that they can get past the Turks.

      • Cloudless ☼
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        461 month ago

        OP said eurobean. As far as I know, Europe is a continent. Anyway, borders are meaningless.

      • Iron Lynx
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        Counterpoint: all countries in the European case are in the Schengen area, and you can make the entire journey without ever having to take your passport out of your pocket. The same cannot be said in the American case.

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        except that’s not the continent, that’s all within the EU, which is equivalent to the USA.

        The uncomfortable truth is that the US isn’t special, and you can’t use the size of it to justify things being shit.

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          The EU is not at all equivalent to the USA. The US federal government has a looot more power than the EU and the states a lot less autonomy than EU countries. Also, culture is more homogeneous across the US than across the EU.

        • @canihasaccount
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          Also, the US is 9.14 million sq. km of land, whereas the EU is 4.29 million sq. km of land

        • @canihasaccount
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          EU is still smaller

          But the main reason the US can’t handle the same stuff at a federal level that the EU can is population density. The US government can’t afford to nationalize rural healthcare given how rural the US can be–especially with their debt/GDP at the moment. Give it another few hundred years and the US might catch up to Europe in that respect.

            • @canihasaccount
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              That’s fascinating, and I agree with you. Why the US hates the idea of high-speed rail is beyond me, especially because they prided themselves so much on the rail system they put together earlier in their development. In any case, the US can’t do much of anything with its debt-to-GDP as high as it is right now. They can hardly keep from shutting the government down entirely because they won’t even agree to a government budget.

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      Are there beans in Sagres or Barentshavet?

    • @Siegfried
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      Holy shit, i just took that same freaking screenshot…

    • Iron Lynx
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      If we’re staying on land within the Schengen Area, from the sea in southwest Portugal, all the way to just before the Estonian-Russian border at Narva is 2 days. And it’s Schengen the whole way there, so no border checks anywhere on the way.

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      Is this something people actually do? I know here in the states we have the cannonball run. I doubt people actually drive the whole route very often.

      • @[email protected]
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        It’s conceivable as an adventure trip or if a Portuguese wanted to see Northern lights. But I guess the trip NY–LA is way more common.

        The States’ population centers are on the far edges of the continent. That’s not the case in Europe, where they’re more evenly distributed.

      • @mkwt
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        There’s a blog/website about the logistics.

        People have certainly done it. You can ship a vehicle around the Darien gap. Or potentially sell one car and buy another one (probably pay some customs duties).

          • @HootinNHollerin
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            No they don’t. It’s super far. If one did it would be to move but without paying for a moving service or for some very long road trip like an entire summer

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      If we’re going full coast-to-coast, US still wins

      Edit: a better illustration that loses about 80 km but avoids the extra stop.

  • @[email protected]
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    The Eurobean Mind Cannot Comprehend

    Cannot comprehend miles? Yeah, use a measurement system that makes sense!

    • Fishbone
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      What’s so hard to comprehend? 4 inches to a hand, 3 hands to a foot, and 5280 feet to a mile. It’s a straightforward pattern!

      (I hope it’s not needed, but this is definitely sarcasm)

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        Statute mile is based on 1000 paces, and came from Roman soldiers marking that distance on roads. The pace is related to height, and people used to be shorter on average.

        Nautical mile is based in the circumference of the earth, with 1 nautical mile being 1 minute of one degree

  • @[email protected]
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    531 month ago

    My mind can’t comprehend those walking and biking numbers. The walking is about 70 miles a day. That’s more than double the average distance of a one day ultra marathon done everyday for a month and a half. The biking distance is about 255 miles a day. Roughly 2.5x the average daily distance for the Tour de France. I want to meet the people who can do that.

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      Google maps doesn’t account for breaks. They’re assuming you can walk at 3mph, and however much time you need to rest and eat is up to you.

      Just like 1 day and 23 hours is only drive time. They’re not accounting for the naps that you will definitely need.

      • Iceblade
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        Yep, doing that drive in that time would essentially require at least two people taking shifts driving - or one dangerous madman on some kind of drugs.

        • @Box
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          This is why the Cannonball Run was created

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      131 month ago

      I believe it’s assuming you’re not taking breaks, in which case I think they’re a bit more reasonable is expected walking speed but perhaps less reasonable in regards to a persons ability to go without sleeping :)

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      It takes me 20 minutes to walk one mile at a normal pace. That would mean walking pretty much the whole 24 hours.

  • @Godnroc
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    Honey, wake up, Lemmy is posting bean memes again!