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27th Aug '16 6:03:28 PM saynightnight
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* Another highway example: Freeways were often built in segments, and after a particular segment was completed, it would often be shunted onto a nearby side road to provide smoother traffic transitions. Such an arrangement would exist until the next leg of the freeway was open, at which point the "shunt" would generally be abandoned (or less commonly, incorporated into something else). [https://www.google.com/maps/place/Montague,+MI/@43.4512157,-86.3455859,1155m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x881bdd94e2fd749d:0x293e1d4e13cef678!8m2!3d43.4166772!4d-86.357013 Here] is such an example north of Montague, Michigan, where US 31 was temporarily shunted onto its pre-freeway alignment before the freeway was extended to the north; the shunt is still clearly visible but unused.

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* Another highway example: Freeways were often built in segments, and after a particular segment was completed, it would often be shunted onto a nearby side road to provide smoother traffic transitions. Such an arrangement would exist until the next leg of the freeway was open, at which point the "shunt" would generally be abandoned (or less commonly, incorporated into something else). [https://www.[[https://www.google.com/maps/place/Montague,+MI/@43.4512157,-86.3455859,1155m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x881bdd94e2fd749d:0x293e1d4e13cef678!8m2!3d43.4166772!4d-86.357013 Here] Here]] is such an example north of Montague, Michigan, where US 31 was temporarily shunted onto its pre-freeway alignment before the freeway was extended to the north; the shunt is still clearly visible but unused.
27th Aug '16 5:55:43 PM saynightnight
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There can be many reasons as to why some data was left over and dummied out to begin with. Developers always use debugging tools to test levels or game mechanics (some include the ability to gain items at will or warp to any level) and these kinds of things are usually something the player shouldn't have access to. Another example is content that the developers cut out at the last minute because the concept they wanted to use either didn't work out too well, they were pressed for time or by unforeseen copyright issues and were forced to cut out content to meet the strict schedules.

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There can be many reasons as to why some data was left over and dummied out to begin with. Developers always use debugging tools to test levels or game mechanics (some include the ability to gain items at will or warp to any level) and these kinds of things are usually something the player shouldn't have access to. Another example is content that the developers cut out at the last minute because the concept they wanted to use either didn't work out too well, they were pressed for time or by unforeseen copyright issues and were forced to cut out content to meet the a strict schedules.
schedule, or unforeseen copyright issues.
26th Aug '16 12:00:13 PM mariofan1000
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28th May '16 3:09:50 PM Twentington
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* Another highway example: Freeways were often built in segments, and after a particular segment was completed, it would often be shunted onto a nearby side road to provide smoother traffic transitions. Such an arrangement would exist until the next leg of the freeway was open, at which point the "shunt" would generally be abandoned (or less commonly, incorporated into something else). [https://www.google.com/maps/place/Montague,+MI/@43.4512157,-86.3455859,1155m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x881bdd94e2fd749d:0x293e1d4e13cef678!8m2!3d43.4166772!4d-86.357013 Here] is such an example north of Montague, Michigan, where US 31 was temporarily shunted onto its pre-freeway alignment before the freeway was extended to the north; the shunt is still clearly visible but unused.
28th May '16 12:24:58 PM Jhonny
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* The Berlin U-Bahn and S-Bahn got subjected to this trope during the Cold War when the city was divided into east and west. Whilst most lines running east-west were simply closed or terminated at the Wall, a few lines connecting parts of West Berlin unavoidably passed through East Berlin. As a result and to prevent defections, public access to stations along these routes were blocked off and both stations and lines removed from East German maps, whilst from the Western POV trains simply did not stop at the now-disused stations. Their dim lighting and the sight of border guards peering out was what first gave rise to the nickname "ghost stations", a full list of which can be found on TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_station#List_of_all_Berlin_ghost_stations here]].
** The S-Bahn in West-Berlin got another problem. Due to ExactWords in a allied decree from the 1940s saying the ''Deutsche Reichsbahn'' would run the S-Bahn of all West-Berlin and said "Reichsbahn" being ''de facto'' the GDR railway, the East German government ran the West Berlin S-Bahn. Initially this was a great source of hard currency for the GDR, but after the wall was built in 1961 almost all West-Berliners refused to take the S-Bahn because they did not want to give any money to the GDR regime. Naturally the stations deteriorated and half empty trains ran through even emptier stations until in the mid eighties the GDR authorities had had enough and simply gifted the S-Bahn to West-Berlin - who only very reluctantly agreed to take it. You would not know it from the way the stations look today, but for quite some time the S-Bahn was actually better in the East than in the West.

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* The Berlin U-Bahn and S-Bahn BerlinUAndSBahn got subjected to this trope during the Cold War when the city was divided into east and west. Whilst most lines running east-west were simply closed or terminated at the Wall, a few lines connecting parts of West Berlin unavoidably passed through East Berlin. As a result and to prevent defections, public access to stations along these routes were blocked off and both stations and lines removed from East German maps, whilst from the Western POV trains simply did not stop at the now-disused stations. Their dim lighting and the sight of border guards peering out was what first gave rise to the nickname "ghost stations", a full list of which can be found on TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_station#List_of_all_Berlin_ghost_stations here]].
** The S-Bahn in West-Berlin got another problem. Due to ExactWords in a allied decree from the 1940s saying the ''Deutsche Reichsbahn'' would run the S-Bahn of all West-Berlin and said "Reichsbahn" "[[ArtifactTitle Reichsbahn]]" being ''de facto'' the GDR railway, the East German government ran the West Berlin S-Bahn. Initially this was a great source of hard currency for the GDR, but after the wall was built in 1961 almost all West-Berliners refused to take the S-Bahn because they did not want to give any money to the GDR regime. Naturally the stations deteriorated and half empty trains ran through even emptier stations until in the mid eighties the GDR authorities had had enough and simply gifted the S-Bahn to West-Berlin - who only very reluctantly agreed to take it. You would not know it from the way the stations look today, but for quite some time the S-Bahn was actually better in the East than in the West.
28th May '16 11:00:07 AM nombretomado
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* The original PlayStation Dual Analog gamepad has circuitry and mounts for a vibration motor, which was only included in the Japanese version; hence why some non-Dual Shock games have vibration when using a Dual Shock gamepad.

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* The original PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation Dual Analog gamepad has circuitry and mounts for a vibration motor, which was only included in the Japanese version; hence why some non-Dual Shock games have vibration when using a Dual Shock gamepad.
7th Mar '16 7:27:09 PM Jhonny
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* Due to various reasons bridges are often the first thing that gets built for new railway construction. This has a bunch of benefits and can help reduce both the time and the cost projects take. However, during the construction phase there will be a bridge that connects to nothing on either side. Now if the construction gets delayed or canceled, the whole thing just looks ridiculous. A particularly egregious example is the high speed rail connection from Leipzig to Nuremberg (part of a new axis cutting journey time on the roughly 600 km from Berlin to Munich to just four hours). While the initial plans were drawn up almost immediately upon reunification in the nineties, it spent years in DevelopmentHell (the tantative opening of the final part is December of ''2017'') and [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geratalbr%C3%BCcke_Ichtershausen two]] [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itztalbr%C3%BCcke_%28Eisenbahn%29 bridges]] were already constructed yet served no visible purpose for almost a decade. The term "Soda-Brücke" was quickly coind for a bridge that is "just there" (einfach so da) without any purpose.

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* Due to various reasons bridges are often the first thing that gets built for new railway construction. This has a bunch of benefits and can help reduce both the time and the cost projects take. However, during the construction phase there will be a bridge that connects to nothing on either side. Now if the construction gets delayed or canceled, the whole thing just looks ridiculous. A particularly egregious example is the high speed rail connection from Leipzig to Nuremberg (part of a new axis cutting journey time on the roughly 600 km from Berlin to Munich to just four hours). While the initial plans were drawn up almost immediately upon reunification in the nineties, it spent years in DevelopmentHell (the tantative tentative opening of the final part is December of ''2017'') and [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geratalbr%C3%BCcke_Ichtershausen two]] [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itztalbr%C3%BCcke_%28Eisenbahn%29 bridges]] were already constructed yet served no visible purpose for almost a decade. The term "Soda-Brücke" was quickly coind for a bridge that is "just there" (einfach so da) without any purpose.
7th Mar '16 7:26:36 PM Jhonny
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* Due to various reasons bridges are often the first thing that gets built for new railway construction. This has a bunch of benefits and can help reduce both the time and the cost projects take. However, during the construction phase there will be a bridge that connects to nothing on either side. Now if the construction gets delayed or canceled, the whole thing just looks ridiculous. A particularly egregious example is the high speed rail connection from Leipzig to Nuremberg (part of a new axis cutting journey time on the roughly 600 km from Berlin to Munich to just four hours). While the initial plans were drawn up almost immediately upon reunification in the nineties, it spent years in DevelopmentHell and [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geratalbr%C3%BCcke_Ichtershausen two]] [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itztalbr%C3%BCcke_%28Eisenbahn%29 bridges]] were already constructed yet served no visible purpose for almost a decade. The term "Soda-Brücke" was quickly coind for a bridge that is "just there" (einfach so da) without any purpose.

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* Due to various reasons bridges are often the first thing that gets built for new railway construction. This has a bunch of benefits and can help reduce both the time and the cost projects take. However, during the construction phase there will be a bridge that connects to nothing on either side. Now if the construction gets delayed or canceled, the whole thing just looks ridiculous. A particularly egregious example is the high speed rail connection from Leipzig to Nuremberg (part of a new axis cutting journey time on the roughly 600 km from Berlin to Munich to just four hours). While the initial plans were drawn up almost immediately upon reunification in the nineties, it spent years in DevelopmentHell (the tantative opening of the final part is December of ''2017'') and [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geratalbr%C3%BCcke_Ichtershausen two]] [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itztalbr%C3%BCcke_%28Eisenbahn%29 bridges]] were already constructed yet served no visible purpose for almost a decade. The term "Soda-Brücke" was quickly coind for a bridge that is "just there" (einfach so da) without any purpose.
7th Mar '16 7:16:43 PM Jhonny
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** The S-Bahn in West-Berlin got another problem. Due to ExactWords in a allied decree from the 1940s saying the ''Deutsche Reichsbahn'' would run the S-Bahn of all West-Berlin and said "Reichsbahn" being ''de facto'' the GDR railway, the East German government ran the West Berlin S-Bahn. Initially this was a great source of hard currency for the GDR, but after the wall was built in 1961 almost all West-Berliners refused to take the S-Bahn because they did not want to give any money to the GDR regime. Naturally the stations deteriorated and half empty trains ran through even emptier stations until in the mid eighties the GDR authorities had had enough and simply gifted the S-Bahn to West-Berlin - who only very reluctantly agreed to take it. You would not know it from the way the stations look today, but for quite some time the S-Bahn was actually better in the East than in the West.
7th Mar '16 7:10:41 PM Jhonny
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*Due to various reasons bridges are often the first thing that gets built for new railway construction. This has a bunch of benefits and can help reduce both the time and the cost projects take. However, during the construction phase there will be a bridge that connects to nothing on either side. Now if the construction gets delayed or canceled, the whole thing just looks ridiculous. A particularly egregious example is the high speed rail connection from Leipzig to Nuremberg (part of a new axis cutting journey time on the roughly 600 km from Berlin to Munich to just four hours). While the initial plans were drawn up almost immediately upon reunification in the nineties, it spent years in DevelopmentHell and [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geratalbr%C3%BCcke_Ichtershausen two]] [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itztalbr%C3%BCcke_%28Eisenbahn%29 bridges]] were already constructed yet served no visible purpose for almost a decade. The term "Soda-Brücke" was quickly coind for a bridge that is "just there" (einfach so da) without any purpose.
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