Did you swap your Y-pipe yet? That was the single most significant change I made. I did the air lid years ago. I don't know that it made a difference in performance, but it looks better. The other change I liked most was putting on a lightened flywheel. Between the two, it makes downshifting a bit different, but it has helped torque. I didn't really notice the difference in time to rev up, until a friend with a stock '00 Camaro SS (same specs as my WS6) was sitting beside me at a light, and it sounded like the Camaro engine had to work harder to spin up.
I've found that almost every county in the US I've checked, court records (sometimes including traffic citations) are available online to the general public by the court.
I went looking for information for someone I knew. I was able to pull up records on her in 3 states, including a speeding ticket and a ticket for a burned out taillight.
The problem is, the citations and arrests are easy to find. Digging through the court records to find the final disposition of the case is frequently difficult or impossible. For example, I could find that you were arrested for say possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest record is usually a booking photo, list of charges, and some personal information. It doesn't say that the "paraphernalia" was actually a cigarette lighter and sandwich bag (with no drugs or residue), and that the charges were dropped.
Despite remaining innocent until proven guilty, a charge or arrest is a conviction in too many people's minds. They believe "If you were arrested, you must have been doing something wrong".
IMHO, court records without convictions, or even with convictions and time served, are far worse than a picture posted by an ex. All the later shows is, ya, you did have intimate relations with someone in the past. By the time you're 20-something, we've all had intimate relations.
Sorry, I meant to type billion.
Here's a writeup on it from the Florida Attorney General's office.
Basically, anywhere that is a road, or there is expressed or implied consent to drive, traffic laws can be enforced.
You could argue that you don't have to obey them. You would lose in court. And as I mentioned in the previous post, this is Florida law, so your state may be different.
The first number was the factory spec. The second set was measured on a dyno.
I did change a few things. There were intake restrictions that I removed. The factory Y-pipe was designed for ground clearance, but had a nasty restriction too, so I swapped it for an aftermarket Y-pipe.
It probably was a little bit higher at some point between about 20k miles and 130k miles, since it still had the factory spark plugs for the 130k, mile dyno test.
Well on Earth, it took 3 million years for life to go from very simple single cell organisms to primitive animals.
Their hypothesis says that rather than the occasional rock like Earth, the environment may have been favorable on quite a few planets. Well, "quite a few" being "just about infinite" in our concept of numbers.
Meteorites bombard planets. We know that. We believe planetary collisions happen. I don't think we've observed that yet. So pieces of planets are ejected on a fairly regular basis. Earth seems to do a pretty good job of keeping our chunks attached
If the idea was not that life evolved relatively close to our planet's life timeline, and with a virtually infinite of source planets in relatively close proximity to each other, it would be more feasible to consider that panspermia could be real.
It will be quite a while before we can even begin to test for something like that. Well, unless someone drops by with a starship and 2 billion years of intergalactic research. Or more likely, someone does build an Einstein-Rosen bridge. I'm sure if we are the first to do it, it will be militarized, to be the way to win any war, anywhere. Who needs nukes, when we can just open a bridge from an enemy stronghold to the photosphere of any convenient star for a few seconds. Hmmm, considering that, maybe someone has made it, and realized the potential for harm.
I don't think so, but I've never heard of a move "pump the gas pedal".
Ya, most states have laws against it. Except on private property.
Florida defines any surface made for vehicle travel, attached to a road, as being "public" for the purpose of motor vehicle citations. So a burnout in your driveway is illegal. Rolling a stop sign in a store parking lot is illegal too. If you do a burnout in a store parking lot after hours, and you exceed the posted speed limit (usually like 15mph or less), you can get cited with speeding, unlawful exhibition of speed, careless driving. If you go past the line at the end of a row without stopping, you can get a ticket for failing to obey a traffic control device. So 5 easy tickets, and they don't even have to contact the property management to try to cite you for trespassing and/or vandalism.
Usually, they'll just tell you to stop it and go home.
Racetracks usually have multiple gates between the public roads and the track, which makes it legal.
It seems they ranged from 265 to 350 hp, and 140 to 290 ft-lbs torque. The tires and road conditions make a big difference too.
When I bought my '00 WS/6 (stock 320hp and 345 ft-lbs torque), it game with some awful tires. The test drive was in the rain. The tires spun anywhere under 3rd gear. It was a "fun" test ride, and the salesman loved it, but I would have preferred to drive it. It had a new set of tires the next week, and that got rid of the unintentional tire spins.
12 years and 130,000 miles later...
The last dyno run measured it at 330hp and 345 ft-lbs torque. That's with the original engine, and even spark plugs. It just has some bolt-on stuff, but nothing internal done.
Here's my "Are You Fucking Kidding Me"(tm) list.
1) Employees at the agency that is chartered to be the most secretive agency the US government has is telling the press they aren't happy?
2) They want the President to visit because they've been doing their jobs, and it made the news?
3) They want a pitty party because a contractor has been leaking information? The fucking NSA? Let a contractor leak anything? They let a contractor walk away with classified documents? How is he still alive?
4) Are they not being paid for their jobs?
5) Were they under some insane misconception about what their job would be when they were hired? It's one of the largest intelligence agencies in the world. What did they think they were getting hired for? Play solitaire and collect paychecks?
This story makes me think that next week we'll be hearing about massive layoffs, and new openings with the agency.
I wasn't saying that the indication was anything.
Yes, I do believe they can tell the difference. They aren't determining the risk factor. They are passing on information based on scientific studies. The doctors who ran the studies make the determinations on risk. They provide the links to that research, and even specifically discuss other things you should do if you are concerned, including contacting a genetic counselor.
I didn't believe or not believe, I had gallstones based on the 23andMe report. I believed based on symptoms and a diagnostic ultrasound that showed two golf ball size stones where there should have been none.
Here's the study information they provide with this particular one. There's a lot of information on the page. I don't want to make this post huge by quoting the whole thing. It does include information on the lab that does the testing.
The FDA is pissed that 23andMe is making this information available, where you should normally spend a fortune with doctors, if you can get them to agree to doing genetic testing, to give you the same information.
This SNP is in a gene called ABCG8, which encodes a cholesterol transporter protein. The version of this SNP associated with increased risk for gallstones (C) causes a physical change in the protein that is thought to result in increased cholesterol transport into the biliary ducts and the gallbladder. This may precipitate the formation of gallstones; however, additional studies are needed to elucidate the mechanisms by which this SNP affects gallstone formation. Having two copies of the C version of this SNP confers higher risk than having just one.
Research suggests that the C version of this SNP is also associated with slightly earlier onset of gallstones. There is also some evidence that this SNP may be associated with gallbladder cancer (gallstones are a risk factor for gallbladder cancer), but larger studies are required to verify this.
Multiple studies have confirmed this association in populations with European ancestry. A small Chinese study examined this SNP and found suggestive evidence for the association with gallstones and biliary tract cancer, but more studies are needed to confirm the association in Asian populations. This association has not been studied in populations with African ancestry.
Buch S et al. (2007). "A genome-wide association scan identifies the hepatic cholesterol transporter ABCG8 as a susceptibility factor for human gallstone disease." Nat. Genet. 39(8):995-9.
Stender S et al. (2011)
. "Sterol transporter adenosine triphosphate-binding cassette transporter G8, gallstones, and biliary cancer in 62,000 individuals from the general population." Hepatology 53(2):640-8.
Xu HL et al. (2011). "Cholesterol metabolism gene polymorphisms and the risk of biliary tract cancers and stones: a population-based case-control study in Shanghai, China." Carcinogenesis 32(1):58-62.
The genotyping services of 23andMe are performed in LabCorp's CLIA-certified laboratory. The tests have not been cleared or approved by the FDA but have been analytically validated according to CLIA standards. The information on this page is intended for research and educational purposes only, and is not for diagnostic use.
That quote isn't quite complete. They've only discontinued new user access to health related tests. They're still providing ancestry information.
The majority of the really useful information is genetic. The health information was secondary. Really, the whole health thing was vague at best, and it didn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out.
For example, gallstones. My risk is 6.2%, where avg risk is 7.0%. Not bad, I have a lower chance.
I had to have my gallbladder removed a year ago, because I had two golf ball size stones. Yup, anything greater than a 0.0% chance means there is a chance. Lucky me.
Anyways, here's the full email they just sent out to 23andMe customers today.
Dear 23andMe Customers,
I'm writing to update you on our conversation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and how it impacts you.
If you are a customer whose kit was purchased before November 22, 2013, your 23andMe experience will not change. You will be able to access both ancestry and health-related information as you always have.
23andMe has complied with the FDA's directive and stopped offering new consumers access to health-related genetic results while the company moves forward with the agency's regulatory review processes. Be sure to refer to our 23andMe blog for updates.
We stand behind the data we have generated for customers. Our lab partner adheres to strict quality standards that are part of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 - known as CLIA. These are the same standards used in the majority of other health and disease-related tests.
You are among the first people in the world to ever get access to their genomes. You are genetic pioneers. Thank you for your ongoing support and we look forward to continuing to serve you.
Co-founder and CEO, 23andMe
No one said it could get anywhere fast. It can run 2 of 3 thrusters to turn, so I'd expect it could run 2 of 3 thrusters to go straight. Anything faster than stopped is still movement.
Right, but if that circuit already has 9A of load on it, the breaker will pop. It doesn't matter that the particular outlet has nothing plugged into it.
It's the length of the run too.
So 30A on 10 gauge works fine at 10 feet. It doesn't work so well at 500 feet.
And not that physics changes, but there are different rules in different areas. I may be able to install 10 gauge wire for a run here. Someone in the next city may be required to use 8 gauge for the same length run. That's why you're suppose to have a licensed local contractor doing work. You might know it's safe. It may not be done according to local code.
Now everyone, go back to setting up your Christmas lights.