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re: Simple question: brand new state of the art train didn't have GPS governor? - Koothrappali
[quote]in other words, what i stated. limits are based on engineering limits. [/quote] You didn't state anything. You asked a question (Aren't those limits set by engineers based on physics?). I was answering it. [quote]why cant they use GPS in the meantime? WAZE tells me the speed limit on ev...
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re: Simple question: brand new state of the art train didn't have GPS governor? - Koothrappali
[quote]quote: I thought I read something that said the speed limit was 79 mph in that area I heard that as well. The train was going something like 2.6 miles over the speed limit. That was early on, though. [/quote] Generally, 79 mph is the speed for Amtrak trains. However, you do have spo...
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re: Simple question: brand new state of the art train didn't have GPS governor? - Koothrappali
I work in the rail industry so I'm familiar with this kind of stuff. The speed limits (time table speed) on rail lines aren't like speed limits on highways. They're what the track was designed for and what it can handle. Going over is a serious violation and increases the chances of derailments ...
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re: GnR tour dates announced - July 31 NOLA - Koothrappali
Best money I've ever spent...
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re: Quick poll for those who care to opine: Did OJ Simpson get away with murder? - Koothrappali
I think he did it but I get why the jury returned a not guilty verdict. The prosecution made some mistakes but, IMO, they were set up to fail by the LAPD and Ito. ...
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re: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story series long thread - Koothrappali
I've seen it noted that a mistrial could've possibly resulted in a double jeopardy scenario with OJ walking free. Can anyone explain why that is? I would've thought it simply meant a new trial. ...
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re: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story series long thread - Koothrappali
[quote] LINK You know that's from the TV show, right? Above is the trial exhibit showing the several places where blood was found.[/quote] That's interesting. I've never seen that before. Thanks for posting....
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re: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story series long thread - Koothrappali
[quote]Ron Goldman put up a helluva fight, he didn't just get stabbed in the back...[/quote] The article addresses this, check it out....
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re: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story series long thread - Koothrappali
[quote]Wow, that wasn't an article, it was a book.[/quote] Well, to be fair, Dear's story has a ton of holes in it and it takes some time to go through all of them. I can quote the interesting parts if you'd like. [quote]He seems to not like Dear, is there a back story? [/quote] Not sure if...
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re: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story series long thread - Koothrappali
The reason I ask is because a lot of the arguments that you make are the same ones that Dear makes. I was unfamiliar with his work, so I looked it up. I thought he made pretty solid points. But I also came across an article that I thought was pretty telling and it addresses a lot of your points d...
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re: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story series long thread - Koothrappali
[quote]More&Les[/quote] Are you basing your opinion of Jason being the killer off of the book by Bill Dear?...
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re: Who here thinks the Mississippi flag is going to change? - Koothrappali
There are days when I think we'll change it and there are days when I think we will not. I do tend to lean towards this time finally being the time we change it though. I hope so anyway. I think it's embarrassing that we still have that state flag....
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re: Guns n Roses Behind the Music--eff you, Axl! - Koothrappali
[quote]video for civil war[/quote] Slight correction; the video was Estranged. But your point remains. ...
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re: Fiji pledge rules at UT. Can this be real? - Koothrappali
I pledged (not FIJI, not at UT) about 10 years ago and we had a few rules but they weren't written down and they were pretty tame. I remember we couldn't wear necklaces or earrings and we couldn't have facial hair. I don't think we could go to other frat parties. There may have been 1 or 2 mor...
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re: I'm not a coffee drinker....should I be? - Koothrappali
I don't drink coffee because I see people that drink it everyday and some of those people "can't live without their coffee" each morning. I don't want to be like that. That said, I figure once I have kids, I'm probably going to be a coffee drinker. But at the very least, I'm holding out as long ...
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re: Buying a new fridge.. $2k budget..any definite BUYS or AVOIDS? - Koothrappali
I bought a Whirlpool about 3.5 years ago and I honestly doubt I will buy another Whirlpool fridge. The ice machine is the root of the problem. It's mostly fine now but within a few months of purchase, I had to get someone look at it like 3 or 4 times. It was overfilling the ice trays with water ...
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re: Spinoff: engineers vs. PE's - Koothrappali
I'm a P.E. I took it recently as a Civil. My employer requires it, but I would've taken it anyway. It's a great feeling finding out you passed and I thought it was totally worth the time and effort I put into passing. On the general topic, I'd say calling yourself an "engineer" during informal co...
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re: Question about the PE exam - Koothrappali
If only I didn't take the time to proofread my post, I might would've beat him! :cheers:...
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re: Question about the PE exam - Koothrappali
Not sure if this has been addressed thus far in the thread but be careful doing this if you ever plan to work in a state other than LA. I just took the PE Exam last year and this came up. One thing that was brought to my attention, if you move to a state that still enforces the 4 year rule, they...
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re: Does canceling a credit card hurt my credit? - Koothrappali
I'm going to concur with Teddy. Keep it open as it sounds like it's your main source of credit history. It kinda sucks having your mom on the account, but that's not worth closing it. I had a similar situation where my only credit card was tied to my parents. I closed it after I got approved for...
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