As God as my witness - I thought turkeys could fly!
I had an old Volvo 740 with the boost bumb up kit and the extra fuel mod. At 130 MPH I swear you could see the gas gauge move!
Yeah, I can't recall the last time I had a car that would not exceed 140 MPH, but none of them were electric. That does sound fun, but I am guessing range at that speed was about 50 miles. My old Porsche could do better than 30 MPG until about 90 and then fuel economy went off a cliff above that.
We had an IR system one place I worked with "IR balls" up above the cubes. Seemed to work over that gap OK.
WTF? My early 1990s era laptops had this. How is this NEW?
So....wasting money and screwing up everything will save money? WTF??? Is this like lighting yourself on fire because you are too cold?
The ones I know are frighteningly divorced from the real world. They imagine a never-ever-existed fantasy land of 1950s Leave-It-To-Beaver combined with no-holds-barred 1800s style robber baron capitalism. Not only do they think climate change is a hoax, evolution is too and for SURE our current president is from Kenya. Many of them see no good reason not to default on the debt. A typical quote is like "Sure they'll be no more DEA, DOE, SSA, DOA, Medicare, or any other part of the federal government that doesn't involve missiles and bombs, but think how great a country this will be then".
I think wasting 24 BILLION dollars on a stupid political stunt is about as far from a very good thing as you can get. This would be like my wife getting annoyed at me going to strip clubs and cashing in our 401Ks and burning the money in a bonfire to get attention. Not that I go to strip clubs. That you know of. This week.
There is no challenge on a closed road. Having BTDT, route planning and dealing with traffic is a huge part of success.
I went 200 MPH every single place but YOUR TOWN. Case dismissed, seeing as there is no proof otherwise. Repeat for the 1535 other towns he drove through. OR The other guy was driving
You see the Tea Party as rational actors. Many of us see them as deluded fools - or "usefull idiots" - stirred up by puppet masters who have NO intention of actually bringing about TeaHadi Paradise.
My BMW did. The 3 series used use data bus, not two like the 7 series. My Ipod interface went nuts one day and took over the heater controls and tried to roast me to death. To be fair, this data bas did NOT have access to the DSC, ABS, and other engine controls, but it did do a fair job hosing up the car until I figured out what was going on.
I had a Toyota. The throttle kept sticking at full and I lurched my way to the dealer by shifiting into 5th real early and cutting the ignition. After bout 20 minutes the mechanic comes around the corner trying not to laugh holding up the floormat. The corner was all ripped up where it was catching in the gas pedal assembly. I got a new floormat and was on my way.
Not exactly. Fly-by-wire is LIGHTER than fly-by-cables-and-hydraulics. Saving weight is EVERYTHING in airplane design. Boeing designs their software for the PILOT to be the boss and Airbus wanted to protect the airplane FROM the pilots. So even if direct mechanical controls are no longer to be seen in large aircraft, there are still a lot of choices to be made as to how much human control there is going to be.
BMW had issues with rear suspension attachment point failure in the the E-36 series in the forward points and reinforced those. The next series, the E-46, had issues with the rear attach points since now the front ones didn't give way first. The joke was prior to the E-36 the chasis was designed by intuition, experience, and sliderule. Then they got computers and the accounting department was delighted that the engineers could figure out exactly how much metal to leave out LOL.