atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#5495: Yeah. No.

If you have a spare $23,000 laying around, how about a life-sized game figure?

I wouldn't mind playing the game, but the next time I have $23,000 to blow on something stupid like a life-size game character figure will be the first time I do. WTF, that's a down payment on a house for me.

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Okay, yeah, you got us, Saint Patrick's Day is code for "white pride day", oh shucks.

Do fake Americans not have lives or something? Sheesh.

Did you know there were actually more white slaves than black ones in the US? I didn't think so.

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I think we should treat Mexican immigrants exactly the same way Mexico treats immigrants to its country. I think that would be totally fair.

Especially this: "We could not protest any of the government's actions or we would be committing a felony."

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Speaking of which, I just love this to pieces. Illegal aliens are ditching food stamps because they're afraid of being deported.

That makes me glad, because illegal aliens shouldn't be here in the first place and it's stupid for the government to subsidize their illegal residence here in the US.

Being upset because illegal aliens can't get food stamps is like apologizing to someone who broke into your house and stole your TV, because the TV is only 720p. What the fuck.

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Saw, on YouTube, a video advertising a motorcycle made in Australia which has a 2 liter V8 engine.

No mention of what it costs, but this is obviously a case of "if you have to ask...." The bike makes something like 325 horsepower at 13,500 RPM, and 158 lb-ft of torque at 9,500 RPM.

That's not a lot of torque, considering, but the HP figure is at the thing's redline and I'd expect it's only that high because of the high redline. If you optimize an engine for high horsepower, the torque figure will suffer, particularly as the horsepower peak climbs closer and closer to the redline.

Well: Ford got 215 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque out of a 5 liter V8 in 1986, and this thing gets a bit more than half that torque out of 40% of the displacement. But again, it's a high-strung engine; the 5.0 V8 in the '86 Mustang made its peak torque around 3,000 RPM.

Depends, I suppose, on how you expect to ride. I don't like flogging engines, even if they've been built for it; give me a tractor motor any day.

I figure the motorcycle itself runs somewhere around $30,000 or $40,000. WTF, I may someday move up closer to a full liter of displacement, but for now the 450 twin I have is more than enough bike for my needs.

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Tomorrow I need to go to Dad's house to meet a contractor who's going to give us an estimate for fixing the various deficits. I need to be there at 9 AM. Whee.

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