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When brakes get really hot, the pad material starts to turn directly into gas and causes the pads to "float."
This is not true. Brake fade is caused by the hydraulic fluid boiling, thereby turning an incompressible fluid into a compressible one, thereby greatly reducing the amount of force applied to the pads.
Yes, the GP is true. This is why in sport and high performance applications you often find cross-drilled brake rotors. While the holes do provide some additional surface area to the rotor which promotes cooling, their primary purpose is to give the gas somewhere to go & thereby allow greater pad-to-rotor friction.
That's not to say that brake fluid doesn't boil, however boiling brake fluid is usually caused by the demand for braking force exceeding the components' ability to dissipate heat away from the caliper, or excessive moisture being present in the brake fluid.
After some training, these people can actually learn to read, and investigations into the brain show that parts of the vision system indeed retrieve their input from the tongue, a taste organ.
Hmm, I'm going to be extremely pedantic and point out that although the tongue is typically considered a "taste organ", they're not using the sense of taste. The tongue is just as much a part of your sense of touch as any other part of your body (well, most any part...), and that's the sense which is being utilized in this case.
You could save the online bills to your computer. Many of them are available as PDFs. But, yes, it requires a certain discipline on your part rather than just having them show up in the mail.
I also agree with other posters that companies don't generally do this to go "green", but to make a buck. That is why T-Mobile's plan sounds more offensive.
Well there's always this option: There's overwise alot of very unhealthy kids and we want to show them that by keeping up a certain heart rate during excercise and eating properly, you can become healthy instead of the useless fatass you currently are.
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I have the utmost respect for most law enforcement. They have a difficult, dangerous and mostly thankless job to do, but shouldn't they be held accountable for casually breaking the very same laws they are supposed to be enforcing? Additionally, shouldn't we, as citizens, have the right to be able to bring this to someone's attention without having to face laughably bogus charges for our efforts?"The Sipples allegedly caught Kennesaw police officer Richard Perrone speeding up to 17 mph over the speed limit. Perrone alerted Bartow authorities, who in turn visited the Sipples' home to tell them Perrone intended to press charges against them for stalking.
Are we seeing the same thing happening today with the recently announced Microsoft PlayReady technology?
Microsoft PlayReady " is a new multimedia content access technology optimized to meet the needs of mobile operators and handset manufacturers for digital entertainment and commerce... technology will be available as a well-documented porting kit with source code, so it can be deployed on any mobile hardware or software platform, including low-end devices. Optimized implementations for several popular handset platforms will be available from PacketVideo in its software products for mobile phones
I think the key aspect of this announcement lies in the fact that Microsoft is allowing anyone to use it, on any device. As opposed to Apple, that only allows their DRM to run on the iTunes platform.
Are we seeing history repeat itself here?
Will the Microsoft Zune eventualy dominate over the Apple iPOD, not through "superior" technology, but purely on the virtue that so many vendors and developers will work with it?"