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Old 11-11-2012, 12:53 PM   #61
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Would you rather pee sitting down the rest of your life or wear dress shoes only the rest of your life
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Easy, pee sitting down. That way you can type on miata turbo while you ****.


Would you rather: Get hit by an SUV doing 25mph, or a miata doing 35mph?
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Would you rather: Get hit by an SUV doing 25mph, or a miata doing 35mph?
Some simple back-of-napkin math.

In a vehicle-to-vehicle collision (assuming I am in a stationary vehicle, so as to isolate the effects of the vehicle under test), we'll assume that both of the test vehicles decelerate from their initial velocity to 0 in one tenth of a second, and absorb a comparable percentage of the impact energy in the crash. This isn't 100% true, but it makes the math easy and will give relatively proportionate results. So we just solve for f = m*a.

A 2,100 lb Miata traveling at 35 MPH exhibits an acceleration of .09722 miles per second ^2, so the energy imparted during the collision is 149 kilonewtons.

The most popular SUV (by sales) in the US in 2012 was the Honda CR-V, which weighs 3,300 lbs in the FWD LX trim. So decelerating from 25 to 0 in 0.1 sec it exhibts an acceleration of .0694 MPS^2, and imparts 167 kilonewtons of force.

So I'd pick the Miata.


I'm not nearly as certain how to compute for a pedestrian impact. Instinctively, I want to say that the SUV is probably a better choice, as the mass of my body relative to either vehicle is sufficiently small that I'd expect my body to be accelerated instantly to the velocity of the test vehicle.

On the other hand, it seems that with the Miata, the bones of your leg would tend to be impacted first, breaking away progressively and allowing you to sort of cartwheel into the vehicle and be accelerated more gradually, rather than contacting it all at once. You might wind up as the hypothetical amputee from a few posts ago, but the chances of fatal injury to the head and torso might actually be lower.

I'm going to pick the Miata here as well.




Would you rather sacrifice a certain amount of range, speed and acceleration by purchasing a pure-electric vehicle given the knowledge that doing so would positively contribute to the economic and military security of whichever country you live in, or keep burning petroleum right up the point at which it becomes unfeasible to do so and knowing that this will eventually result in war, social upheaval, and financial ruin?

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Old 11-11-2012, 07:39 PM   #64
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Provided the electric was comparably priced, and had the same or nearly the same performance, I'd pick the electric any day. But when a decent car is $25-30k, and the electrics are $35-40k, well, let's just say 5-10 grand buys a hell of a lot of gasoline.

So, unless some magical electric car fairy grants my wish, I'll buy the gas powered car, thankyouverymuch.

Would you rather have a FFS supercharger, MS PnP, larger injectors, water injection, etc. or a tiny ebay churbo and ebay manifold with no upgrades allowed?
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Would you rather eat a booger sandwich or give your dad a butt massage?
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:16 PM   #66
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Joe-Perez hypothesis.
I meant to imply that it would be a pedestrian vs. car situation. The basic question I was posing was; Would you rather get hit by a small object quickly, or a large object more slowly.




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Butt massage. After a few bites, I don't think I could stand the taste. However, if the boogers were applied, say, like mayo, and I could have other things on the sandwich, I would eat the sandwich. Although my first thought was of 2 pieces of wonder-bread with green gunk dripping out.





Would you rather: Prove the superiority of 5th injector superchargers, or prove the superiority of "the holy grail" reroute?
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Prove the superiority of the 5th injector... I'm partial to superchargers. Sue me


Do a skydive in a squirrel suit down the face of Mt Everest... or win in a massive fight (you against 8 others) while defending a woman's honor and this fight is caught on Camera and you become youtube famous.
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Win the fight. I've won many fights in my day. Normally, once one person is bleeding heavily from the head, and the guy who did it is shaking mad and spitting coagulated blood, the rest back out.

FWIW: I deplore physical violence. I hate fights, but when all other methods have failed, it's sometimes necessary to use force. I walk away from many more fights than I participate it. Although if I am involved, I will win.



Severe diabetes, or schizophrenic?
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Diabetes; given a good diet, the right drugs, you have a decent shot at living a normal life. Can't say that for certain with schizophrenia.


Wrestle an adult giraffe to the ground bare handed, or listen to Hotel California continuously for a year?
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I actually kind of like The Eagles, and I don't think I'd be physically capable of wrestling a giraffe to the ground (an adult male weighs 3,500 lbs). They are also capable of kicking an attacker in much the same way as a horse.

So we'll go with Hotel California.


Would you rather that your life had a rewind button or a pause button?
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:48 PM   #71
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If rewind button also means you can go back and alter the past to change the future, then Rewind button.

Lamborghini countach or Ferrari F-40?
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That's easy. Lambos suck. I'd take the F40 with a blown engine before the Countach.

Mechanically perfect car that needs lots of bodywork, or cosmetically perfect car that needs lots of mechanical work?
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Cosmetically perfect car that needs lots of mechanical work. I hate body work. That also gives me a reason to soup it up!
Bungee jump, or skydive?
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I always thought "damn, that's a lot of faith put in that stretchy cord". I feel like I might survive a bungee jump mishap, like the bungee slows you down enough to just hit the ground and break your spine. A failed sky-dive nearly assures death, thus, sky-diving it is.




Buy (as your only car) a perfect condition appliance car, or a ratty/beat-up sports car?
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ratty sports car.

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If you rub tree branches on girl number ones face, they become ugly sticks.
It is possible to mentally change girl number 2's outlook on her life. When she starts eating right and working out pretty hardcore, her body will undergo such positive change. She will thank you for that the rest of her life.
Answer to the question: girl number 2.
Colonoscopy? Or prostate exam?
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Prostate exam.


Would you rather:

A. Be otherwise same looks wise and have a member of your desired length and girth,

or

B. Be freakishly handsome and have your current peter?
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Prostate exam.


Would you rather:

A. Be otherwise same looks wise and have a member of your desired length and girth,

or

B. Be freakishly handsome and have your current peter?

B.

My current peter is ******* amazing, wanna fight about it?


Would you rather

A- Have a devil's threeway with a gay dude that wants your *** and 7/10 chick to be with?

or

B- Have a threeway with two hood-rat meth head women (like the one imaged above) that have a questionable history?
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Gay dude and decently hot chick. I worst case, some dick goes in my ***. Doesn't seem that fun to me, but I can't imagine it's that bad. Plus I get to bang the girl too.



15+ years in a psychiatric facility (up to the docs if you stay longer), or lethal injection now?
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