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Forum: Classic cars 04-06-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 13,277
Posted By MilesR
I am always happy to help, and always grateful...

I am always happy to help, and always grateful for a puzzle to solve.
Forum: Classic cars 04-05-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 13,277
Posted By MilesR
I believe that that is a Ford Prefect, like this...

I believe that that is a Ford Prefect, like this one:

Sony Sy: The Classic Car Shoot.` (http://sonysy1.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/the-classic-car-shoot.html)

That is somewhat disappointing as I...
Forum: Website discussion 06-06-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,960
Posted By MilesR
Thanks chaps. Using Windows 7/Chrome, clearing...

Thanks chaps. Using Windows 7/Chrome, clearing the cache using the "clear browsing data" in the options menu worked. All good now. My only criticism of the new layout would be the font. I think a...
Forum: Website discussion 06-05-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,960
Posted By MilesR
I have just noticed that the chassis numbers in...

I have just noticed that the chassis numbers in the "Chassis" section of each page seem to be in white text on a white background. I am not sure if this is deliberate, but the contrast is not as...
Forum: Miscellaneous 07-21-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,682
Posted By MilesR
Yes, but my point was that paying attention to...

Yes, but my point was that paying attention to one's driving at all is better than not paying attention. Enforcing speed limits by any means might provide a monetary incentive for people to avoid...
Forum: Miscellaneous 07-09-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,682
Posted By MilesR
The hypothesis has been supported, in this case,...

The hypothesis has been supported, in this case, by observation and experiment. The results are not compromised, but they are limited. The study shows that, under the conditions observed, people...
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-30-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,682
Posted By MilesR
True, but the numbers are derived from and...

True, but the numbers are derived from and describe the reality. The researchers try to design their analyses so that the other factors remain as consistent as possible, while they measure the...
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-29-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,613
Posted By MilesR
This would have to make you a front-runner in any...

This would have to make you a front-runner in any "Who's wheels have the most torque" comparison. Nice work.
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-24-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,682
Posted By MilesR
Yes, you can, and criticism of the research is...

Yes, you can, and criticism of the research is more persuasive when it is from a position of knowledge:

http://casr.adelaide.edu.au/speed/SPEED-V1.PDF

I have a critical approach, and I can see...
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-21-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,682
Posted By MilesR
But isn't it worth investigating the research,...

But isn't it worth investigating the research, before dismissing it as worthless or misleading? There is a difference between scepticism and close-mindedness.



Shall I take it that you do not...
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-20-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,682
Posted By MilesR
I am also not sure what you are asking; have I...

I am also not sure what you are asking; have I ever read a research publication and am I familiar with scientific methods, or have I ever read/do I believe the data relevant to those issues? It is...
Forum: Technical forums 06-19-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 389,771
Posted By MilesR
I am not sure that the stepped nose is for the...

I am not sure that the stepped nose is for the benefit of the wings. As I understand it, flat-floor regulations make the underbody of F1 cars relatively ineffective for downforce generation, but...
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-17-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,682
Posted By MilesR
I know many people who complain about the road...

I know many people who complain about the road rules and their enforcement, but I also know many who do not, and many who actually agree with the rules. However, neither of us will be able to...
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-14-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,682
Posted By MilesR
I would still be surprised if significant public...

I would still be surprised if significant public opposition to speed limit rules did not translate into votes for the party that addressed the issue. The lost revenue is irrelevant to a party, if it...
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-13-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,682
Posted By MilesR
If a large enough proportion of the population...

If a large enough proportion of the population objected to the state of the road rules, one party or other could use changes to the laws to win votes. If they do not, it suggests that not enough...
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-12-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,682
Posted By MilesR
An alternative tweak would be to only double the...

An alternative tweak would be to only double the points remaining on a license, so if the driver was down to their last point, doubling the points may not save them from losing the license next time....
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-09-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,682
Posted By MilesR
Yes, somewhat, but I must admit that, like...

Yes, somewhat, but I must admit that, like Crisis, I am rather compelled to question or correct beliefs that I believe may be ill-founded or in error.



Yes. Indeed, someone else who will say...
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-07-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,682
Posted By MilesR
Clutch is right. It is regulated by state, and I...

Clutch is right. It is regulated by state, and I am led to believe that the most generous allowance for speedometer error is in the ACT, which allows something like 10%+2km/h. Victoria is the...
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-06-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,682
Posted By MilesR
I am assuming an immobile object. Mature trees...

I am assuming an immobile object. Mature trees and wooden power poles can often withstand the impact from a car (based upon observation). That is how Peter Brock died. Concrete barriers and South...
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-05-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,682
Posted By MilesR
I agree with that. However, I would not be...

I agree with that. However, I would not be confident that the increased attention levels at higher speeds would necessarily compensate for the risks of the higher speed itself. Not for all drivers,...
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-05-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,682
Posted By MilesR
Herein lies the reason behind it all. Contrary...

Herein lies the reason behind it all. Contrary to Badsight's assertion, "whole seconds" is not really all that long to react to a situation. The normal braking response time is generally accepted...
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-04-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,682
Posted By MilesR
The situation in Australia is a bit unusual, I...

The situation in Australia is a bit unusual, I think. I have never found anywhere else where the locations of mobile speed cameras are broadcast on the radio traffic reports, so people could slow...
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-04-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,682
Posted By MilesR
By holding a driver's license, you agree to...

By holding a driver's license, you agree to observe the road rules. In a purely legal sense, there is no obligation for the government to allow anyone to drive a motorised vehicle, although that...
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-03-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,682
Posted By MilesR
Yes and no. I would not deny that people are...

Yes and no. I would not deny that people are clots, and can do some pretty stupid things. However, the speed limit is set so that someone who is paying attention will have time to respond, and...
Forum: Technical forums 05-30-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 19,143
Posted By MilesR
Actually, the 2014 formula 1 regulations do not...

Actually, the 2014 formula 1 regulations do not allow a solely electric supercharging arrangement. In the arrangement described by Elemein, there is no direct mechanical connection between the...
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