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Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by wabash, Jan 10, 2001.

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    At one end of the spectrum, you have the wedge-bot. At the other end, we have the stuff that nightmares are made of. I imagine a couple thousand of these being parachuted in somewhere.
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    While it is impressive, it exhibits a few very obvious potential flaws, and therefore, weaknesses.
    Like the At-At's used by the Empire, the leg structure is an obvious attack point, any exposed connection (joint) has a weakness. This thing needs armor......STAT!
    Ditto, the "feet".
     

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    That's the problem with copying the human anatomy. A short guy gets in a fight with a big guy, and that big guy better watch his knees. It takes something like forty pounds of pressure to take out a knee from the side.
    I think this one is a robot.
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    Would be much harder to take out than the "walker". Even taking out a track, it would still be formidable until it ran out of fuel. The logistics wouldn't favor waiting that long unless it could be put into a water hazard, or otherwise tipped to limit it's field of fire.
     
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    I would think a track would be tougher to take out than a run flat tire. But, when in doubt, ask an engineer. :dancingbanana:
     
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    It is. Have to hit awfully hard, a directed charge is best. That's why land-mines work well against tanks. And with a track missing, best it can do without replacement is drive(pirouette) in a circle & dig itself into a protective hole, or turn to limit it's exposure to more fire. Making one's self into a smaller target is never a bad thing....
     
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    I saw a guy in an immaculate 914-6 today. They guy was real into revving it out and trying to get it to sound like one of its cousins. Pretty typical for here. Likely a member of the more money than brains club who'd be lucky if he could find the dip stick.
    It looked like there was not a lot of room in that passenger compartment.
     
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    Good car, but limited to a 2.0 L 6 cyl. by Porsche brass who just couldn't have it be faster than a 911 ! One would be REAL interesting with a 3.6 Turbo in it.....Or just get it's newest cousin, AGAIN, limited in engine by the powers that be. :(
     
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    What is its newest cousin?
     
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    The Cayman coupe, the roofed version of the Boxster, is the newest & BEST road-going mid-engine STREET car that Porsche has ever produced. The "S" version, along with the avaliable brake upgrades make for a car so superior to the old 911"S" as to be insane.
    If one goes back & looks at the acceleration & road-holding of the original (1966) 911 it would be astounding to see how poor it compares to modern cars.
    Porsche has a heritage, but like modern Detroit Muscle, it's far, far improved with age !
    FWIW.....back when the 1st Honda Civic's came out, R&T tested it, and then had the guts to compare it to the 1964/65 Porsche 1600's. The Civic WASTED the Porsche in every category, including better fuel mileage ! And the Porsche's were the standard to which all small sports cars were compared.(Ferrari's, Jags & Vette's didn't count, too much motor)
     
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    So, for $57,000 you could have a car which is pretty awesome. How does it compare to the new mid engine Corvette (or the old front engine ones)?
     
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    The new Vette has just about made everybody else 2nd rate. I highly doubt that GM is going to make a single thin dime on any of the first 1000 or so that are sold, given the "UNDER 60 K" price tag (MSRP $59,995.00)
    With all the fanfare & hoopla, you KNOW that GM/Chevy isn't gonna screw this one up. Nope, no Cosworth Vega here.....
     
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    That's good to know.
     
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    I mean, there are Camero's & Mustangs with higher sticker prices. :alex:

    The new 'Vette might well be the buy of the century ! :af:
     
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    This emoji always confuses me. But, in your case, since you are a gourmet eater, and the little emoji man appears happy, I'm betting it means you like.
     
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    Like the kid that buys an all-day sucker instead of a piece of candy........the satisfaction lasts a LOT longer !(remember Slo-Pokes ?)
    Got to admit, when I was a kid, my biggest sweet-tooth vice was Fudgesicles, and they were only 5 cents back then. I didn't even mind when they went up to a dime !
     
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    I used to love to freeze U-No bars. Then, somewhere along the line I became addicted to the overwhelming sugary delights of Milky Way, Three Musketeers and Butterfingers. OMG, I was a skinny kid and I would power down a couple of those and it would shoot me up one wall and back down the other.

    Check this one out ..... Augustus. It may give you a little trip down memory lane.

    https://www.listchallenges.com/candy-bars
     
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    25/80, more than my dentist would have liked...Some of the ones on the list sounded fantastic, but weren't avaliable in the Midwest. :(

    skinny....never knew the meaning of the word. All of my blue jeans were sized "Husky" :homer:
     
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    Same with me. When I look at the list, I recognize less than half. But, the one's I recognize make me hungry. It's time for a feeding frenzy. :eat:
     
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    Didn't even see my favorite on there. They are called "Rollo", milk chocolate with a caramel center, round & tapered. I think they come 8 in a package. Like real convienient, bite size Milky Way actually.