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

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    Looks like George stole my hat !



    but I don't have the button......
     
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    Yeah, I can't wear that hat around these parts (pretty sure it'd start a riot). It seems the 'progressives' are not as tolerant as they pretend.

    Meanwhile:
    https://www.foxnews.com/tech/us-mil...d-your-unique-heartbeat-hundreds-of-feet-away
     

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    I should be safe. I've been accused on many, many occasions of being heartless ;)
     
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    That's a good idea at first, but then the engineer in me kicks in....while a spotting laser should work underwater, I doubt the effectiveness of a destructive one, as refraction & dispersion of the laser beam going thru the water would absorb so much energy that it would probably be better just to let the shark target and then EAT the target!
     
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    I've got your hat right here.
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    I've never even OWNED a propeller beanie.....


    And DAMN sure don't want a propeller Bernie !
     
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    It's amazing what kind of fake videos they can mock up these days.
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    Should be Bernie with a plate of stewed prunes..


    bad wreck on last lap of Daytona 500, stock cars not supposed to go upside down & fly poorly.
    D.Hamlin won (Yoda) by about .01 seconds, Ryan Neuman taken to hospital after flipping & catching fire....was running 1st when car went sideways into wall, then hit, launched & flipped.
    waiting for update on condition, crash looked bad :(
     
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    I saw there was a thread on it. I didn't see the crash, but the speeds those guys hit scare me. I hope everybody is okay.

    I've seen the video now. It looked to me like the guy that rammed him moved up in the standings by doing that. WTF?
     
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    Believe it or not, they actually make contact & push each other at those speeds. Not sure why his car hooked into the wall, from what I saw it was a "team" type push, meant to get him out front.
    Old style drafting & passing isn't very common at those speeds, especially since the new rules make the cars so evenly matched. So much for having a better engine builder than the other guy, they're fuel injected now & peak HP is tuned in on the dyno, so nobody has a 25 hp. "edge" anymore. May as well be Formula "V" or any other spec class. But that's why up until the last 12 laps (B4 the 2 crashes) there were 38 cars on the lead lap !
     
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    I read an article where the guy who hit his bumper said the bumpers didn't mate up the way he expected.
    The cars are so close that it looks like a train. Which, I guess leads to occasional train wrecks.
     
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    Exactly. Usually the bumpers on the Mustangs are a perfect height match F/R just for places like Daytona & Taladaga. But at those speeds, being 1/2" off could be a disaster. During the earlier parts of the race, there were a few 4 & 5 car "trains" running.
    Bring back the Winged Warriors from '69 & '70, with the Torino Taladagas & we'll see real drafting again. No bumper-car game back then !

    But I can see NASCAR getting worse.....can you envision a fast pit stop to change battery packs ?
     
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    Electric race cars. Yeah. Maybe they could have a giant electrified track so they would only have to pit for tires.
     
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    There is a class called Formula "E" that's being developed, based on F-1 ! Not sure how they're going to do the electric part of "re-fueling" but as it is, modern F-1 cars don't re-fuel during a race. They have to complete the race with what's on board at start, but they do pit for tires.
    That's why they're so far down on horsepower from the cars in the 1980-2000 era. Since they could stop for fuel, several cars were in the 1100 HP range. From 3 liters displacement !
    The lap times have gotten faster due to downforce & therefore handling, along with the modern tires. And all the driver does now is point it & punch it, there's so much electronicly controlled.
    Clutch pedals & gearshift levers have been gone for quite a while.

    But if everybody had the same battery pack, it could get interesting. And since Musk has the Tesla's getting over 300 miles per charge, it should be viable for racing. You just have to drive like you mean it, and use regenerative raking wisely to extend your range, or keep your power peaked.
     
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    You could always get one of these to power your flux capacitor.
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    One blatant thing there.....WHY is there an Aeroquip braided S.S. line in with all the wires ?
     
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    It's a means of directly delivering Mountain Dew to the drivers mouth. That's all.
    I'm wondering why there's no laser. :dunno:
     
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    Oh, an armored CamelBac !
     
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    Indeed. Gotta keep the driver awake, alert and hydrated.