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Old 07-19-2012, 08:41 AM   #13401
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anyone ever upgrade the h4 conversion bulbs to an HID kit, is the lighting better than just upgrading to a better bulb. thoughts?
HIDs are for projector housings only...no way around it.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:49 AM   #13402
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HIDs are for projector housings only...no way around it.
What about in e-code housings? My upgraded 100W bulbs with an all new larger, beefier harness and relays, puts out tons more light, without any glare. Could a HID xenon bulb not function in these housings the same? I know very little about HID and HID conversions. All I know is that nearly every "upgraded" HID car I see is done incorrectly, and blinds the ---- out of everyone. People just throw these things in any old housing and call it a day. They get less usable light, and blind people.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:53 PM   #13403
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So I racked up about 20 hours of overtime in the past two weeks, only to find out I won't be getting paid for them. *****.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:54 PM   #13404
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common good.
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What about in e-code housings?
The Hella and Bosch E-code headlamps are very well-designed reflectors, but they are still reflectors all the same. They'd probably perform better with a Xenon lamp than your typical $20 ebay plastic housing, but trying to compare them to a decent-quality projector setup for the purpose of their use with HIDs is like trying to compare apples to French socialism.
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:38 PM   #13407
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I love how Pennywise puts out a new album with their new singer and it sounds just like The Offspring. Meanwhile, the former lead signer starts a new band, The Black Pacific, that sounds exactly like Pennywise.
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:42 PM   #13408
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Was Pennywise's new lead singer formerly the lead singer of Offspring?
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:44 PM   #13409
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no. but another orange county punk bank from the 90s.

I haven't listened to them in a long time, but after reviewing a few songs let me revise:


I love how Pennywise puts out a new album with their new singer (formally of Ignite) and it sounds just like Ignite. Meanwhile, the former lead signer starts a new band, The Black Pacific, that sounds exactly like Pennywise.
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:07 PM   #13410
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What do you expect? Danzig left the Misfits to create Danzig and his earlier stuff sounds just like Danzig Misfits.

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Old 07-19-2012, 04:11 PM   #13411
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:11 PM   #13412
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goddamn it you pussy
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:10 PM   #13413
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Ever wonder what would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light?


Let’s set aside the question of how we got the baseball moving that fast. We'll suppose it's a normal pitch, except in the instant the pitcher releases the ball, it magically accelerates to 0.9c. From that point onward, everything proceeds according to normal physics.

The answer turns out to be “a lot of things”, and they all happen very quickly. And it doesn’t end well for the batter (or the pitcher). I sat down with some physics books, a Nolan Ryan action figure, and a bunch of videotapes of nuclear tests and tried to sort it all out. What follows is my best guess at a nanosecond-by-nanosecond portrait:


The ball is going so fast that everything else is practically stationary. Even the molecules in the air are stationary. Air molecules vibrate back and forth at a few hundred miles per hour, but the ball is moving through them at 600 million miles per hour. This means that as far as the ball is concerned, they’re just hanging there, frozen.



The traditional concept of "aerodynamics" doesn't apply here. Normally, air would flow around anything moving through it. But the air molecules in front of this ball don’t have time to be jostled out of the way. The ball smacks into them so hard that the atoms in the air molecules actually fuse with the atoms in the ball’s surface. Each collision releases a burst of gamma rays and scattered particles.

These gamma rays and debris expand outward in a bubble centered on the pitcher’s mound. They start to tear apart the molecules in the air, ripping the electrons from the nuclei and turning the air in the stadium into an expanding bubble of incandescent plasma. The wall of this bubble approaches the batter at about the speed of light—only slightly ahead of the ball itself.

The constant fusion at the front of the ball pushes back on it, slowing it down, as if the ball were a rocket flying tail-first while firing its engines. Unfortunately, the ball is going so fast that even the tremendous force from this ongoing thermonuclear explosion barely slows it down at all. It does, however, start to eat away at the surface, blasting tiny particulate fragments of the ball in all directions. These fragments are going so fast that when they hit air molecules, they trigger two or three more rounds of fusion.


After about 70 nanoseconds the ball arrives at home plate. The batter hasn't even seen the pitcher let go of the ball, since the light carrying that information arrives at about the same time the ball does. Collisions with the air have eaten the ball away almost completely, and it is now a bullet-shaped cloud of expanding plasma (mainly carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, and nitrogen) ramming into the air and triggering more fusion as it goes. The shell of x-rays hits the batter first, and a handful of nanoseconds later the debris cloud hits.


When it reaches the batter, the center of the cloud is still moving at an appreciable fraction of the speed of light. It hits the bat first, but then the batter, plate, and catcher are all scooped up and carried backward through the backstop as they disintegrate. The shell of x-rays and superheated plasma expands outward and upward, swallowing the backstop, both teams, the stadium, and the surrounding neighborhood—all in the first microsecond.

Suppose you’re watching from a hilltop outside the city. The first thing you see is a blinding light, far outshining the sun. This gradually fades over the course of a few seconds, and a growing fireball rises into a mushroom cloud. Then, with a great roar, the blast wave arrives, tearing up trees and shredding houses.


Everything within roughly a mile of the park is leveled, and a firestorm engulfs the surrounding city. The baseball diamond is now a sizable crater, centered a few hundred feet behind the former location of the backstop.

A careful reading of official Major League Baseball Rule 6.08(b) suggests that in this situation, the batter would be considered "hit by pitch", and would be eligible to advance to first base.
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:42 PM   #13414
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^tell that to a girl at a bar and report back to us bro
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physics ftw!
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:03 PM   #13416
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who else is interested in "Don't Make It Weird" cut decals? I have a buddy that needs to unload some from Seattle
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:03 AM   #13417
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pics?
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:08 AM   #13418
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pics?
his car is not of my flavor, but its a stupid simple decal

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probably "free" with slightly inflated shipping costs.
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