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Old 01-31-2013, 10:04 PM
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Sebring, turn 17 is pretty rough under the bridge.


Things were worse back in the old days.


At 1956 Sebring 12 Hours, the Maserati of Carlos Menditeguy is upside down on the track while Carlos lay bleeding and unconscious on the track just inches from speeding cars. They didn’t stop the races in those days for such ‘trivial’ incidents. Photo courtesy of Dave Nicholas



Close-up of previous photo showing track officials and course workers debating what to do with Carlos, who continued to just lay there bleeding from his severe cuts and a double skull fracture. Dave Nicholas, who took the photo, thinks the officials thought that Carlos was dead so there was no rush to tend to his wounds. Photo courtesy of Dave Nicholas



Finally they got Carlos on a gurney and off the track. In this photo we see the course workers were also moving the wrecked car out of the way as the race continued. A nurse attended to Carlos’s injuries. He survived this incident to race again. Photo courtesy of Dave Nicholas
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To everyone whining about Brain:

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This child here has no running water or food. She has no toys to play with but a rock she found down the street that she kicks around.
With just one picture a day you will make this child happy.

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Originally Posted by vehicular View Post
It's a ******* blimp.

Dinner.
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Watching that video made me think "my dixie wrecked".
Reminded me of sexual predator stuff...
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Originally Posted by mx5autoxer View Post
To everyone whining about Brain:

stop posting discussion worthy pictures in a place to discuss things.
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40% sure this will be my next project, with a LS/turbo/4L80e swap. I can probably get most of the way there for what I can sell my subaru for. 7 series' do not hold their value. 5mt Turbo subaru's do.

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Hmmm....these would be easier to deal with OBD2...
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Hmmm....these would be easier to deal with OBD2...
No.



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Originally Posted by RyanRaduechel View Post
It's a ******* blimp.

Dinner.
Raise your hand if you think fried rice is made with brown rice...

also, Luc Besson's best work:



(both the movie and boning her)
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This is the clock which I have sitting on a shelf in my office:

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Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
This is the clock which I have sitting on a shelf in my office:

Binary clocks are cool and all... but, I think they are irrelevant.

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your ellipsis was irrelevant.
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Originally Posted by Pen2_the_penguin View Post
Binary clocks are cool and all... but, I think they are irrelevant.
I agree completely.

It's just something I designed about ten years ago out of boredom. I'm the original hipster of binary clocks (was building them before they were on ThinkGeek.)

It does not contain a microprocessor or a crystal- it's all discrete logic which takes the incoming 60Hz AC power signal, rectifies it down into a clock, and then drives a pair of 4 bit counters (74LS193) configured as a single 8 bit counter. Each counter pair goes into a dual 4 input NAND gate (74LS20) which determines when the appropriate count has been reached (60 in the case of minutes and seconds, and either 12 or 24 for the hours) which then clears the counters and passes one clock pulse down to the next section.

The LEDs didn't come out well in crappy cell-phone pic, but they're easy to read IRL.

On the plus side, it keeps my binary sight-reading ability sharp, which believe it or not is still a relevant skill.




When I was in college, a friend of mine (a ME) built a lot of really esoteric clocks completely out of wood (gears and all). They were friggin' massive- 4 to 6 feet in diameter- and it kind of started an informal competition.

I keep wanting to build a liquid clock, driven by the steady dripping of water from a single orifice into a series of weighted containers which tip over and fill one another. I've got a basic plan for it in my head, but haven't quite figured out some logistical details.

Actually, what I *really* want to do is to build a clock powered entirely by white mice. It would be a habitat with gates that open and close to allow the mice to enter different areas at different times, with the position and quantity of mice in the various sections of the clock representing the time. Exercise wheels at various locations would generate tiny amounts of electricity, which would be used to drive a control processor and also charge a capacitor bank that would operate the gates. The only downside is that this would require me to feed / care for / clean up after a large number of mice, which is not something that appeals to me.
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Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
I agree completely.

It's just something I designed about ten years ago out of boredom. I'm the original hipster of binary clocks (was building them before they were on ThinkGeek.)

It does not contain a microprocessor or a crystal- it's all discrete logic which takes the incoming 60Hz AC power signal, rectifies it down into a clock, and then drives a pair of 4 bit counters (74LS193) configured as a single 8 bit counter. Each counter pair goes into a dual 4 input NAND gate (74LS20) which determines when the appropriate count has been reached (60 in the case of minutes and seconds, and either 12 or 24 for the hours) which then clears the counters and passes one clock pulse down to the next section.

The LEDs didn't come out well in crappy cell-phone pic, but they're easy to read IRL.

On the plus side, it keeps my binary sight-reading ability sharp, which believe it or not is still a relevant skill.

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Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
On the plus side, it keeps my binary sight-reading ability sharp, which believe it or not is still a relevant skill.
So, enlighten us. What time is that displaying?

How much would it cost to build one (minus case)?


edit: what do the switches do? For setting the time?

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With this duscussion y8s will have a field day... that or go nuts.

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