Are huge TVs a US thing? I never saw a DLP TV in anyone's home, only at trade shows.
Bigger rooms, bigger TVs. I grew up in Europe before moving to the US and living rooms were much smaller than typical US living rooms. A 50" TV is pretty much the minimum around here.
Consumer Reports did a test in the mid-2000s and found about 5000 hours per bulb on average. How long that is depends on how many hours a day you keep the TV on...
Guess I got lucky. My Samsung DLP (HLN series) is from 2004. 11,000 hours on the original bulb and still works fine. Haven't had a single problem with this TV.
Yeah given that nissan was making stock 2.0-2.6 liters that could to that in the late 80s early 90s
RBs for the win
Eeh, no. Top fuel engines make 1,000 hp per liter. Nissans made 100. That's, you know, a factor of 10.
Top fuel FTW.
Robotics today is where computers were in the 1960's. Back then computers were built for specific tasks, but were not intended to do stuff they weren't specifically designed for. It took the general purpose computers of the 70's and 80's to start the computer revolution. Same thing is needed in robotics. A general purpose robot platform; modular, upgradable and programmable. I'd love to have a robot for all the boring everyday tasks like cleaning, unloading the dishwasher, make my morning coffee and so on.
My Roomba works great, but I'm a minimalist (lots of open space). I've been amazed at the battery life, it still works fine after hundreds of cycles. I have not had to replace anything in the 3 years I've had it.
The problem with constant acceleration is energy. It doesn't really matter how long or how hard you're accelerating, with 100% matter to energy conversion and a photon drive (100% energy to thrust), you would only be able to reach 0.6c by converting half your ship's mass. A constant 1g trip to anywhere interesting would take unimaginable amounts of energy.
Why ignore interstellar space? It's not empty by far. Use a ram-scoop and feed the hydrogen into your (fusion) reactor. At 0.9x c your ram-scoop will collect quite a lot of hydrogen.
I've done some tech updates to my '71 Corvette. The 4-speed manual tranny is upgraded to a modern 5-speed with overdrive. The engine has aluminum heads, full roller valve train and EFI. The ECU sits behind the passenger dash and has a RS232 connector so I can calibrate fuel and ignition timing timing from a netbook sitting in the passenger seat. And yes, I pull over before piddling with the netbook. It has data logging so I don't have to watch it while driving.
Not all paddle shift cars are slushboxes though. Some are robotic manuals.
The industry can call it what they want. As far as I'm concerned: 3 pedals = manual. 2 pedals = automatic.
My point is both religions have some scary rules and if the people who write laws are true believers, and base laws on their religious beliefs, the results can be frightening.
The victim of rape should not be punished. And being forced to birth the child of your rapist is an unimaginably cruel punishment that wouldn't even be fit for a convicted criminal.
Better let the muslim world know. There are parts where the rapist can get off the crime if they marry the person they rape. Though in most cases the girl simply commits suicide.
Doesn't the Bible have the same provision?
Wish I had mod points. You, my good Sir, hit the proverbial nail straight on the head.
That's why they make kits to put 5 or 6 speed transmission in them. I got annoyed at buzzing along at 3000+ rpm. The 5 speed cut 1000 rpm off that. Much more relaxing.
Depending on the rear gears you probably would want to keep it around 70 mph or so. Without overdrive these cars get noisy and thirsty at higher speeds.
Unless it has really steep (high numerically) rear gears and you keep it at 70 mph it should easily give you 15-18 mpg, even with the 455 engine.
If it only gets 10 mpg highway there's something wrong. 10 mpg city is normal. My 1971 Corvette with a 454 got 15 mpg highway stock. Now with a 5-speed manual (overdrive) and EFI it gets 21 mph highway.
This is clearly another case of too many mad scientists, and not enough hunchbacks.