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WRXforScience
1/25/20
11:47 AM
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My younger brother and I used to watch this when it came out, he’s been in love with the Viper ever since (I’ve always been more of a Corvette/Porsche fan myself). Read more

1/24/20
3:23 PM
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Therapods walked on their toes like modern large flightless birds. This allows the whole foot to be used like a shock absorber, they were probably pretty quiet. 

1/24/20
1:17 PM
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Sandy Hook had double security doors, and nearly all the shooters went door to door. Once the shooting starts, you’re too late to do much. It’d be like mandating that cars call 911 for you to stop car crashes. Read more

1/24/20
12:10 PM
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They could since statistically these are still rare events (even though each is a tragedy). Designing schools with shooters in mind is a combination of cash grab, political ‘action’ for the sake of appearances, and safety theater.

1/23/20
2:26 PM
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I run my SCCA Chapter’s Street Survival school (teen driving clinic) and we rent the parking lot at the high school football stadium (it’s Texas so the high school stadium has seating for 12k people). A couple of years ago after the first Cars and Coffee meat in the area collapsed do to this type of behavior, one of Read more

1/23/20
9:50 AM
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If something has say a 1 in 10 chance of happening and it hasn’t happened in the last 10 chances, that doesn’t mean that the event is “due” (assuming the events are independent of each other as opposed to like drawing cards).

1/21/20
11:01 PM
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Sounds like you’d benefit from an AIM then, especially if you know or find other local guys to exchange data with. You can learn a lot from your own data but being able to compare with others really helps find those eureka moments and places where you’re losing time. Read more

1/21/20
10:14 PM
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I exchange data with some friends and really like the real-time led display that tells me if I’m faster or slower. The data analysis afterwards is informative but takes a bit of learning to figure out and make useful. The unit is much more accurate and reliable than any of the phone based setups (the AIM uses a 10Hz Read more

1/21/20
4:32 PM
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People just have to realize that for nearly all of their charging they’ll just be plugging their cars in at home. Fast charging will become more widespread as EV’s gain in popularity. Read more

1/21/20
2:36 PM
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Pretty much every meeting I’ve been in could have been an email, at least at my current school our faculty meetings are only quarterly and not monthly like some of the previous schools I’ve taught at. Unfortunately, often important or controversial topics are omitted from the meetings and sent later as email to limit Read more

1/21/20
2:03 PM
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We could just build one more round of nuclear (fission) power plants which are carbon free (aside from construction) and could easily supply our non-renewable energy needs. It takes almost a decade to get a new nuclear plant going, but about half that is due to regulatory hurdles that could be streamlined, especially Read more

1/21/20
1:31 PM
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I’ve got an AIM Solo2 I get the brake force from the longitudinal g-forces. 

1/21/20
1:30 PM
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Sweet, I’ve got the Saturn V kit and I really like it. I’ll probably pick this one up too. 

1/21/20
12:31 PM
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That’s where I’ve landed too. I only take up phones during test days and only because we’ve had cheating issues in the past.

1/21/20
11:16 AM
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I had a student literally get the shakes after I took his phone from him in class. It was disappointing when schools gave up on keeping phones out of the classroom. It was a losing battle but the kids would be so much better off without them. Read more

1/21/20
9:31 AM
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If you want better ‘real’ driving, Capeta is a karting anime that’s great.

1/17/20
8:48 PM
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Inflation’s a bitch. Cars cost more because money is worth less. Over the last 20 years, inflation has made the costs of goods rise approximately 50%, so today’s $30k car was a $20k car 20 years ago. Read more

1/17/20
3:16 PM
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At about 1000' you they’re really hard to hear (about all the closer you get to them when they’re flying). There’s a small hobby airport near one of the race tracks I run at and there are a couple gyrocopters and ultralights that routinely fly around. If you don’t see them, you don’t know they’re there. Driving on the Read more

1/17/20
1:47 PM
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Quiet reconnaissance, but they fly low and slow (but are small) so I’d be worried about small arms fire bringing them down. Gyrocopters/Autogyros have very short takeoff and landing and are much simpler, safer, and cheaper than helicopters.