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Billybob its Formula 1 not Gladiator. Even they wore body armour and helmets:D

 

The biggest advantage of the research in Formula 1 is that it goes to your passenger level vehicles

 

carbon ceramic brakes being one.

 

The cage in a Formula car has slowly filtered to supercars and taught us a lot about how to create safer

 

everyday cars besides the driver doesn't really have an option to not drive a car.

 

Risk minimisation is a great idea for the driver to live and the Formula 1 manufacturers to not payout 

 

tens of millions of $$ in payouts,The lessons of Ayrton Senna seem to be forgotten already if we have

 

another dead driver. I want bloody fierce competition not blood on the racetrack.

 

As a Schuey fan in his heyday I would be turning off F1 forever if he ended up dead because F1

 

wanted to save a few $$$. There is a thing known as workplace safety.


Edited by gikigill - 12/17/13 at 9:36pm
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If they put going faster, winning and making huge stacks of cash ahead of their own safety, then that's their call. These guys can't claim they don't know what they are doing. In general I hate any sort of rules at the top of any sport. I have always thought every sport should have an "unlimited" class - with absolutely NO rules - anything goes. Robotics, biotech, alien technology - whatever - the only rules are the basic goal of the sport. For F1, that's staying on the course and crossing the finish line first. If you can do that on a rocket-powered unicycle - fine - go for it! The same holds for baseball and any other sport. They should have a baseball league that allows the players to take drugs, become cyborgs or become radioactive mutants. That would be entertaining... tongue.gif
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If they put going faster, winning and making huge stacks of cash ahead of their own safety, then that's their call. These guys can't claim they don't know what they are doing. In general I hate any sort of rules at the top of any sport. I have always thought every sport should have an "unlimited" class - with absolutely NO rules - anything goes. Robotics, biotech, alien technology - whatever - the only rules are the basic goal of the sport. For F1, that's staying on the course and crossing the finish line first. If you can do that on a rocket-powered unicycle - fine - go for it! The same holds for baseball and any other sport. They should have a baseball league that allows the players to take drugs, become cyborgs or become radioactive mutants. That would be entertaining... tongue.gif

May I perhaps interest you in the wonderful world of professional Cycling.

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So you want a Group B rally car. There,s a reason it didn't last although I support you with Unlimited Robotics as long as they follow Asimovs laws.

 

Le Mans has something similar with regards to the Prototypes but that,s about it and even they have safety regulations. Cant have people die for our entertainment.

 

As a aerospace engineer it might not be fun if selection in your line of work was with a fighter/attack jet and winner gets the job:tongue:

 

Someone younger and sharper with faster reflexes might mean a very bad day for an aerospace industry veteran.

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Double Post.


Edited by gikigill - 12/17/13 at 10:05pm
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you can't do this lol. the land cruiser was dead because I did not plug in the engine heater. plenty of snow on the ground and out of food. I asked my neighbor if I could borrow a truck and he said they were all in use for plowing. he said take the lp-700 it is awd. uh, bad idea. that was some ride haha. oh man I am glad I did not wreck that car. I stood on the brakes and went right through a light at 5mph.  

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you can't do this lol. the land cruiser was dead because I did not plug in the engine heater. plenty of snow on the ground and out of food. I asked my neighbor if I could borrow a truck and he said they were all in use for plowing. he said take the lp-700 it is awd. uh, bad idea. that was some ride haha. oh man I am glad I did not wreck that car. I stood on the brakes and went right through a light at 5mph.  

so the important thing was you didnt die right? and the food was worth it?

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lol. well, I would have eventually died without food anyways. if I smashed that car even if I did not die I would have probably wished I did! seriously though, that thing is not a winter car duh. "awd" does not tell the whole story in this case. actually I am more surprised I did not get stuck. I am pretty sure that thing is mostly rwd bias. no "snow" mode on that haha. yeah, well anyways I just ate a burrito and that was worth it.

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I'm not saying everything is a competition - I'm saying that there should be an "unlimited class" at the top of every professional sport. Let that be the one place where all the wild shenanigans are allowed, and the only people who are willing to compete at that level are the nuts that put winning over living. The class is not for *our* entertainment - it's for *them*. BTW, aerospace is the perfect example of this concept - just think about the mindset of a test pilot or astronaut. Or, consider the early pioneers of flight - willing to launch themselves into the air on any random collection of fabric, sticks and string. One could argue that without racing motorsports providing the highest horsepower, lightest weight engines available, powered flight would have never happened. If you agree that professional sports provides trickle down technology to everyday products, just think about what the "unlimited" classes could provide!

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I'm surprised Comcast & Charter were still up. I did check the network status in the TW Telecom portal to see if they showed anything down in your area, but I didn't see anything specific. Maybe someone posted something at DSL Reports? I'll check...


Like I said, they were all acting like it wasn't a big deal and "we'll have it fixed shortly", but I believe it was a much bigger problem than they were leading me to believe. Stinky (minion #2) was saying that Comcast and Charter were on a different trunk, but the rest of this immediate area is solely run by AT&T (their fiber and their towers) and under contract they lease the bandwidth to all the other providers.

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lol. well, I would have eventually died without food anyways. if I smashed that car even if I did not die I would have probably wished I did! seriously though, that thing is not a winter car duh. "awd" does not tell the whole story in this case. actually I am more surprised I did not get stuck. I am pretty sure that thing is mostly rwd bias. no "snow" mode on that haha. yeah, well anyways I just ate a burrito and that was worth it.


Unless you turned off the ESC and TC, at low speeds the Aventador can move up to 75% of its power to the front wheels, due to the way the Audi Quattro system operates. It's really hard to get one to break traction, even in poor conditions, unless you're trying to do it on purpose, due to; the AWD system, the vehicle's weight (it's nearly 4k pounds, full of fuel), and its ABS with huge rotors, even with Summer tires. There are much worse supercars to drive in poor conditions, and I'd say it's better than most regular passenger cars, provided you drive normally and let it handle the rest.
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that was not my experience. it was terrible getting it going and braking. once it was going 30mph it was decent. in snow at least it takes  a bit before it decides to give the power to the front. I mean it will slip plenty. I kind of exaggerated though because it was not really sideways or anything. I did not feel comfortable though. I think a big part is the summer tires. I had summer tires on a mere acura and it was rotten in the snow. even though the brakes did not lock the tires just couldn't stand up. well, it is not a winter car. granted I agree there are a lot worse cars to drive in the snow. perhaps he was not joking when he said take it, it is awd. I may have got on it too much thinking it would get stuck.

 

these companies are either instructed not to admit there is an outage or they(in india) just don't know. once they wanted to charge me $75 to tell me their smtp server was down because that required advanced support!

 

I agree, there should be an unlimited tier of every pro sport. I want to see lance on speed! or how bouts standard boxing with brass knuckles? basketball with stilts.....

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Double post...
Edited by billybob_jcv - 12/20/13 at 7:22am
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Hey! Guess what I saw heading toward Santa Barbara on Hwy 101 this week??
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The BMW i8 in the wild!! It reminded me of a Nissan GT-R or an Audi R8. The scalloped rear roofline (wing?) was a bit odd - sort of like flying buttresses. tongue.gif It had A LOT of scalloped features on the body. The tires were also skinnier than I expected - not like (for example) the fat meats on the M5.

It had signs on each door and the tail that said "Hybrid Test Vehicle" and I could see instrumentation mounted on the dash. It had California Distributor plates.
Edited by billybob_jcv - 12/20/13 at 7:33am
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I have never been lucky enough to see any test vehicle. that is hardly hidden either. I guess it is almost ready? 

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