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  1. John  Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    In about a minute of googling a couple of numbers, and without even
    using a calculator, you can compute the approximate amount of heat
    dumped by all the cars in the usa, expressed relative to the net solar
    heat influx. That calculation will hint at the utility of "No science
    involved, just common sense."

    John
     
  2. Pooh Bear

    Pooh Bear Guest

    I was simply pointing out that the heat generated is in direct relation to
    the quantity of fuel used, as opposed to internal working temperatures
    where higher temps often means improved efficiency which actually reduces
    the overal heat output, like for like.

    Of course if certain countries in particular would consider using smaller
    engined vehicles then this problem could be vastly ameliorated. Many of
    today's cars have power well beyond what is actually reasonably *required*
    for personal transportation and as such, this profiligate use of energy
    can be considered to be a luxury use.

    Graham
     
  3. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Naaah! I find 340 HP and 333 ft-lb just right ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
    --
    | James E.Thompson, P.E. | mens |
    | Analog Innovations, Inc. | et |
    | Analog/Mixed-Signal ASIC's and Discrete Systems | manus |
    | Phoenix, Arizona Voice:(480)460-2350 | |
    | E-mail Address at Website Fax:(480)460-2142 | Brass Rat |
    | http://www.analog-innovations.com | 1962 |

    Yellow Journalism has returned with a new definition... I'm afraid!
     
  4. carneyke

    carneyke Guest

    Graham , Jim & John
    Sorry for being rude and ignorant. This thread is really going all
    kinds of places, which makes debate interesting as these Off Topic
    subjects often do. I have a lot of respect for you Engineers and don't
    have the brain power to compete (I'm a lowly tech !). In the last 25
    years I've noticed some things and have pointed them out in this
    thread. Yes, we may be having an overall warming of our climate but we
    just broke records with this snowfall. Maybe the cars have nothing to
    do with it, maybe they do. Maybe the banning of pesticides has brought
    back migratory birds but has rendered many outdoor activities obsolete.
    All this in 25 years ! Recycling is a great thing except all the trash
    blown out of there bins and landing on the side of the road. I do agree
    we need to do something about pollution and our energy usage (I am
    playing with a solar heating project this winter). I have always had a
    4 cylinder car and didn't get AC until my wife came down with Asthma
    (smoker) 6 years ago. I think my point is for everything we do there
    will always be a "bad" side and its a shame it gets so political. So
    please accept my appollogy for being rude and as Jim wrote "Ignorant".
    Sorry Jim.....
     
  5. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    "Ignorant" simply means "without knowledge". You'll get over it ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
    --
    | James E.Thompson, P.E. | mens |
    | Analog Innovations, Inc. | et |
    | Analog/Mixed-Signal ASIC's and Discrete Systems | manus |
    | Phoenix, Arizona Voice:(480)460-2350 | |
    | E-mail Address at Website Fax:(480)460-2142 | Brass Rat |
    | http://www.analog-innovations.com | 1962 |

    Yellow Journalism has returned with a new definition... I'm afraid!
     
  6. Yeah, with "friends" like that, who the hell needs enemies?

    Thanks,
    Rich
     
  7. On Sun, 12 Feb 2006 22:57:32 +0000, Ken Smith wrote:
    [snipped global warming hysteria rants]
    First, who's "we"? Got a mouse in your pocket?

    And what, exactly, does "play it safe" mean, when discussing this
    "global warming" crapola? Curtail all human activity? Make everybody
    move into caves and become hunter-gatherers? Prohibit combustion?

    And then, after we've all descended into the savagery that seems to
    be the Chicken Littles' agenda, what do you recommend that "we" do
    when it turns out that it hasn't made any difference at all?

    Is that an experiment we really want to undertake?

    Thanks,
    Rich
     
  8. Pig Bladder

    Pig Bladder Guest

    Yeah, that's it! Plug up all of the volcanoes!
     
  9. Unfortunately, while the hysteria may pass, the government agencies go on
    and on, like a bad penny, or a curse. "The war on drugs" might not be on
    the top of everybody's terror list, but the DEA is still there, and there
    are still a lot of people in prison for the "crime" of merely _HAVING_
    drugs.

    And apparently, you're a nonsmoker or don't live in America - the war on
    smokers is getting more intense day by day - and if there's any unholy
    jihadish crusade, that's it. But, like all religious cults, their faith
    overrides any actual scientific fact. That should be obvious - 43% of the
    citizens still approve of Bush!

    Does George suck Dick?

    Thanks,
    Rich
     
  10. Yes, Jim, We all know you care about nothing but your own fat, satisfied,
    white, analog savant ass.

    You _do_ tend to get tiresome after a while of listening to you play the
    same track over and over and over and over and over and over and over...

    Thanks,
    Rich
     
  11. Maybe, but it's a lot less sad than the scenario where the fanatics
    install a global totaliarian dictator to shoot people who light a fire
    or fart without permission.

    Thanks,
    Rich
     
  12. Ladies and gentlefolk, I believe we have a winner!

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
  13. Yes, Jim. That means he's "teachable". You, on the other hand, are merely
    a fool.

    Good Luck!
    Rich
     
  14. Don't ever apologize for exposing the folly of a fool. ;-P

    And learn how to operate googlegroups - don't click the "reply" link at
    the bottom of the post - scroll up to the top of the post, at the header,
    and click the "show options" link - then, click _that_ "reply" link, and
    google will quote context for you.

    Thanks!
    Rich
     
  15. Hey! That's it! Tax The Rich!

    Wonder howcome nobody's thought of that yet? ;-P

    Cheers!
    Rich (not "the" rich, that's just my name. )-; )
     
  16. Naaah! I find 340 HP and 333 ft-lb just right ;-)
    [/QUOTE]

    Have you beat the train to the crossing yet? ;-)

    Conspicuous consumption is, after all, the hallmark of the rich, white,
    fat, happy idiot savants.

    Good Luck!
    Rich
     
  17. You're sucking up to the wrong trolls.

    "Ignorant" means "teachable." "Stupid" means "I refuse to learn".
    Graham, Jim, and at least one of the Johns around here are kind of
    brain-damaged, and need adult supervision.

    And just because some neocon weenie calls you "rude" doesn't mean
    you're supposed to bow and scrape before them - don't cast your
    pearls before swine, and all that.

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
  18. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Countries don't use vehicles, people use vehicles. But yes, all those
    Land Rovers and Rolls and Jags are energy hogs.

    John
     
  19. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    I always welcome adult supervision, as long as they work for me.

    John
     
  20. Reg Edwards

    Reg Edwards Guest

    But yes, all those
    =================================

    Amongst the most polluting of energy hogs are aircraft engines.

    Ban all motor vehicles and airliners and let the World slow down!
     
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