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Old 01-30-2011, 04:15 AM   #6161
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It's an awkward thing to bump into someone who knows you and you have no ******* clue who they are. I was in a local bar tonight with my dad and his friend just for something to do after a long day and randomly this guy comes up to me and shakes my hand and calls me by name, then asks if my dad still has his old Mitsubishi Montero, and I'm just ******* clueless. Finally he tells me his name and says we were in cub scouts together, his dad was the troop leader. That **** was 16-17 ******* years ago, I was like 8 at the time!!! I don't remember what I ate for breakfast yesterday, I surely don't remember people. Though after he told me his name I do remember the guy. I felt bad for not knowing who the hell he was. I thought he was just drunk and friendly until he called me by name. Who he remembered my name after all those years i will never know.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Twin-...ht_1422wt_1165


Someone should buy this and finish it.
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This is ******* nuts.. got what he deserved though.

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Old 01-30-2011, 11:05 AM   #6164
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Completely retarded, but awesome
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My buddy posted this on FB



Srly though. I need a Honda motor one day.
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:21 AM   #6166
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People love to knock VTEC, as do I, but it is pretty nifty. I always wanted to build my old Prelude with a cam to leave it engaged all the way through the range. Bottom end would have hurt a little, but at about 3500-4000 it would have started pulling a bit extra. I could actually make VTEC cause my tires to break traction in 2nd when it kicked in... (on a slightly damp road ) Sadly, that was the fastest car I ever owned, even faster than my slightly tweaked Turbo II. Wonder if someone would trade straight up an S2000 for my busted up, piece of **** Miata? Doubt it.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:54 AM   #6167
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I wouldn't mind a fast K-series car.
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:09 AM   #6168
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People love to knock VTEC, as do I, but it is pretty nifty. I always wanted to build my old Prelude with a cam to leave it engaged all the way through the range. Bottom end would have hurt a little, but at about 3500-4000 it would have started pulling a bit extra. I could actually make VTEC cause my tires to break traction in 2nd when it kicked in... (on a slightly damp road ) Sadly, that was the fastest car I ever owned, even faster than my slightly tweaked Turbo II. Wonder if someone would trade straight up an S2000 for my busted up, piece of **** Miata? Doubt it.
Why would you use a VTEC-killer camshaft? Unless you are building a full-race engine with a much higher rev limit, there're only drawbacks.
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:45 AM   #6169
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Why would you use a VTEC-killer camshaft? Unless you are building a full-race engine with a much higher rev limit, there're only drawbacks.
cause if VTEC iz tite, VTEC all da time iz hella tight.

Even with a little work to the engine, you could pick up power lower than the stock engage RPM of VTEC, which I forget where it was on the Prelude, too high I recall. I guess one could simply run an aftermarket computer and lower the RPM the cam crosses over. I'm no vtack master, I've been away from Honda for quite a while.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:56 AM   #6170
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I guess one could simply run an aftermarket computer and lower the RPM the cam crosses over...
Google "VTEC controller".

Of course, this is one of the things controllable with any aftermarket EMS for a VTEC engine or any of the myriad chipped ECU/opensource software combos available to the Honda crowd.
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:30 AM   #6171
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I remember riding around with my buddy in his GS-R having a V-SAFC installed and playing with his VTEC points while he was driving I would engage it at 3.5K and disengage it at 6k on rev down. I'd rather have a set of big cams and have a mean lopy idle to scare off the ricers. Sure it's a PITA...but my God it sounds soooo good. I also had fun with a shitty old GT-S Corolla with T-VIS (variable intake runner) that would go mmmmmmBAAAAAAAA in the revvs. I couldn't feel **** in power difference, but the sound was fun when ******* with the Honda kids. I simply can't get around having a FWD car...and the S2K isn't all that appealing to me. Having a del Sol with a rear-mount H22 would be intersting (seen this done a few times).
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:55 PM   #6172
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So, I don't know how I missed this:
The Night Battlestar Galactica Took Over The U.N.

Last night, I sat among the Twelve Colonies with Admiral Adama and President Roslin at the United Nations' ECOSOC Chamber, to talk about human rights issues, and fill the space with "So Say We All."



Backed by the bizarre red-and-white U.N. curtains, Ronald D. Moore, Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell and David Eick gathered to discuss the direct correlation between Battlestar Galactica and the present day work at the United Nations. Whoopi "Guinan" Goldberg moderated the entire panel and I have to say, even though I'm not the biggest View supporter, Goldberg's grasp of current issues and encyclopedic fan knowledge of BSG combined perfectly to give a bit of levity to the night's presentation.

The panel launched into a moving discourse, prompted by a collection of retrospective clips from BSG about human rights in both the science-fictional and modern day worlds. United Nations workers sat next to the Admiral, and spoke from the heart about extreme human rights abuses around the world, after viewing a scene from the first season, with Starbuck torturing Cylon Leoben with a water bucket and a smirk, and the brutal abuse of Pegasus Six. For every clip, the "real world" speaker shared how these shameful and violating acts continue across the globe, and sadly aren't limited to dark space operas.

Human Rights Deputy Director Craig Mokhiber lamented that even the utopian ideal the United Nations was formed around was considered, by some, science fiction. "We look at it in a different way," Mokhiber explained. "It's true that we are an idealistic organization... but we are focused on international law and diplomacy to settle disputes. We don't see it as utopian, we see it as the only reasonable alternative to what inevitably would be a horrific dystopian society."

At one point the discussion lit a fire under the Admiral, and the talk of human rights turned personal for Edward James Olmos. The "Old Man" launched into a passionate speech about casting off the idea of race as a cultural determinant, and said we were one race, the human race. His voice echoed throughout the chamber growing louder until - I kid you not - he was yelling, "So Say We All," and the crowd answered right back. Hell, even I yelled it, I was in the fraking United Nations with Adama, the gods themselves could not have stopped this moment. It was surreal - the entire audience turned into one massive optimistic/role-playing/saddened goosebump, because who knows when we'll ever hear those words again? And then we were doubly geeked out when, as if on cue, Mary McDonnell turned to Olmos and put her hand on his cheek. But the real chills came from realizing that this treasured television show had actually opened up the lines of communication between the audience and the United Nations. BSG has made people think about the troubling deeds happening in darkened rooms in the present day, not just on a spaceship in the future.



And this was just the beginning of the night. The UN continued to screen clips from BSG and the conversation moved on to outlawing the right to choose aboard the Galactica, and how difficult it was for Mary McDonnell to get through filming those scenes. And then, to suicide bombings in the resistance on New Caprica. The show's producer, Ronald D. Moore, discussed writing Saul Tigh's troubling pro-suicide bombing lecture where he tells the ex-president to leave her moral scruples about his terrorist actions at the door, because he's got a war to win. The rationale that they gave Saul to justify his actions was, "more frightening and more disturbing because he wasn't crazy," Moore said. "I felt like it was important to put that idea out there and make people think about it because people who do these things are human beings." And he was right.

The Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning, Robert Orr, admitted that he hasn't talked about terrorism or nuclear armageddon in a social situation since 1982 (although he talks about those issues daily at work). "We don't like to confront these issues in our lives, but they are real," said Orr. "If a show can get us thinking about it and talking about it, then Amen, because it isn't easy." Ahem, I think you meant, "Thank the gods." But he's got a point, and I don't think there is another show on television that could recreate last night at the United Nations, by addressing current issues in such a manner.

It was chill-inducing to see how far BSG had come. What was once a struggling miniseries now sits front and center in the Chambers of the United Nations, creating a dialogue amongst fans, 100 attending high school students (who all came prepped with astounding questions), politicians and activists. Let's hope that BSG's night inspires future scifi series to at least attempt to address the reality of the world we live in today, you'll be missed old girl.
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Huh, so people talked at the UN....sounds like nothing came about from it then?
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Huh, so people talked at the UN....sounds like nothing came about from it then?
Does anything ever come out of people talking at the UN?

I'd just love to have been there to see EJO pounding his fist on the table and shouting "SO SAY WE ALL" in the middle of the chamber, and having everyone in attendance echo it back.

Picard never got to do that.
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Here's an ooooooooooooooldie but goodie:

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Old 02-01-2011, 06:36 AM   #6177
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Here's an ooooooooooooooldie but goodie:
Always love hearing that. I agree with him though.
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this is ******* nuts.. Got what he deserved though.

f*ck that idiot.
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