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Last night's torrents marked 20th anniversary of the Great Kenmore Flood

Fenway Park MBTA Station flooding, Boston (Other)

On Oct. 21, 1996, after nearly a foot of rain, the Muddy River overflowed its banks and poured into the Riverside Line tunnel into the T stop.

Today, the T is stocked with sandbags, which workers pile in front of the portal whenever it looks like the normally sedate Muddy River might overflow again. And the current work along the Muddy River is aimed in large part at preventing another flood like that one.

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MBTA Workers - standing around doing nothing while collecting overtime since 1996.

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The workers aren't doing nothing.
When they're standing around they're waiting for sandbags or other material to come by heavy equipment. Then they're using bucket brigades to deploy.
You need man-power for this.
Should they be doing jumping jacks to look busy?

Also, working at night in foul weather around heavy equipment is dangerous work.
Not to mention they're in damn moving floodwaters.
These guys were earning every penny.

Good grief.

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As evidenced by yesterday's tragedy, workers have to be careful dealing with deep water/electrical and it was HEAVY rain that weekend. It was so bad they had to cancel the Head of the Charles.

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Millions of gallons of water were flowing down into the tunnel and these people were working their asses off trying to prevent a disaster. Stop knocking the workers that try to run the system that baker screwed with forward funding and big dig debt. Nice try scab!

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That water must have been chilly. Thanks for the video, I can't believe 1996 is 20 years ago.

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Also Adam I frequently have CSS problems when I use the HTTPS site. Like, right now, no formatting applied, all the images and paragraphs are left-aligned, page looks like it's outta 1975. I'm guessing the HTTPS site isn't really set up to work, I keep getting redirected back to the regular site.

Anything I can do to help you out there? Do you have a separate "feedback" thread/area so that you don't have to post these sorts of things on the random news article? I'm sure email works but that also prevents other people from chiming in.

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Dumb question, though: Why are you accessing via https? I don't have SSH set up, so using that doesn't get you anything (yes, I should set it up, I had a certificate once, but ...)

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https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere

I'm pretty sure that since the web server is answering on 443, HTTPS Everywhere is trying to use it by default. Normally if there's no answer on 443 it gives up and just goes with normal HTTP.

Also it's generally a good practice. Even plain sites with little-to-no interactivity provide benefit to their users by providing an end-to-end encryption tunnel so that their activities/usage can't be snooped on in transit.

Google also now factors in HTTPS availability into SEO rankings, by the way. You'll get better visibility if you add, and later switch exclusively to, HTTPS.

(You said "SSH" but you meant "SSL", btw).

And yeah, you do have the default CloudFlare certificate being transmitted on 443, it's just that none of your other content is geared to use the SSL server. I'm not a full-time web guy, but I'd hazard a guess that maybe most of your pages are using absolute references rather than relative, and the CSS probably doesn't work because it's being disabled as part of XSS defense.

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I'm ditching the Windows Phone next week for an iFruit, so expect that to disappear from your stats. ;-)

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And they've seemingly been working on that Mystic River project ever since ....

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The final plan for the Muddy River Project came out in about 2003, so a scant 13 years (and counting)

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