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by Asphalt_World
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Can someone explain rfactor to me?
Replies: 11
Views: 2306

Re: Can someone explain rfactor to me?

Now who was it that some years ago on this forum, posted a link to a Youtube vid claiming it as evidence that Schumacher (I think it was him anyway) had done something on track that they did not like only for the vid to be from a computer game with very realistic graphics? The poster actually though...
by Asphalt_World
Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Atheism or Agnosticism?
Replies: 149
Views: 25787

Re: Atheism or Agnosticism?

/ For someone in a position of belief in the tooth fairy, there is plenty of evidence that it exists. Someone = child. Evidence = The word of their parents + the tooth being replaced by money. Ergo it equals a condescending and insulting comparison which is what is was intended to do. To an informe...
by Asphalt_World
Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Atheism or Agnosticism?
Replies: 149
Views: 25787

Re: Atheism or Agnosticism?

For someone in a position of belief in the tooth fairy, there is plenty of evidence that it exists. Someone = child. Evidence = The word of their parents + the tooth being replaced by money. Ergo it equals a condescending and insulting comparison which is what is was intended to do. To an informed ...
by Asphalt_World
Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: V6/V8 Equivalency Formula?
Replies: 24
Views: 3601

Re: V6/V8 Equivalency Formula?

Yeah but no matter how hard you try, having unrestricted engines will never work these days if for no other reason than cost. Basically Team A creates a V6 and Team B a V12. They could both produce exactly the same amount of power and torque, but they will never fit in the cars the same way, weight ...
by Asphalt_World
Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Curiosity lands on Mars
Replies: 18
Views: 4599

Re: Curiosity lands on Mars

by Asphalt_World
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 43544

Re: Official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Thread

You're not alone. I, along with my family and numerous people I have spoken to absolutely loved the opening ceremony. It made me feel incredibly proud and I really couldn't fault it. Loved it and will buy the DVD when it comes out so I can watch it again and spot all the things I missed first time t...
by Asphalt_World
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 43544

Re: Official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Thread

Personally I thought the choice of music was really good. There is no way that anyone can like all the music as the entire point of the set list was to cover a wide diversity of styles and tastes, not to mention covering different decades. The Spice Girls who I must confess to not exactly being a fa...
by Asphalt_World
Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 43544

Re: Official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Thread

Closing cerimonies were a let down sadly... nothing but very old ex rockers each singing/lip synching one of their greatest hits... kind of like a bad juke box of music.... should have been more diverse That's about as far from the truth as it's possible to be. What a spectacular couple of weeks. I...
by Asphalt_World
Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official Cycling Thread
Replies: 774
Views: 214147

Re: Official Cycling Thread

I have to say that I never use a GPS to follow a route for cycling or walking. I use them purely for recording what I have done. I have a thing about maps. I love getting maps out and plotting a route. The only planning I do with Strava is using the explore facility and seeing where any segments are...
by Asphalt_World
Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 43544

Re: Official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Thread

Closing cerimonies were a let down sadly... nothing but very old ex rockers each singing/lip synching one of their greatest hits... kind of like a bad juke box of music.... should have been more diverse Um, Julian Lloyd Webber playing the Cello, The Who rocking, Spice Girls dancing. Yeah, no divers...
by Asphalt_World
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official Cycling Thread
Replies: 774
Views: 214147

Re: Official Cycling Thread

My tracks is useful for walking but for cycling it has a serious lack of features. Strava gives you an amazing amount of details and the fact that you can ride segments and become King of the Mountain (if you are good enough) is really good fun. I have created some segments near where I live but I h...
by Asphalt_World
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 43544

Re: Official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Thread

George! Am I missing something?

An boy did London rock these last two weeks. Can't wait to go to the Paralympics.
by Asphalt_World
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official Cycling Thread
Replies: 774
Views: 214147

Re: Official Cycling Thread

You should try Strava. brilliant app with a great segment facility.
by Asphalt_World
Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official Cycling Thread
Replies: 774
Views: 214147

Re: Official Cycling Thread

Well what a stunning day for a ride. You can tell the weather this summer in the UK has been bad because it has taken until today for me to officially get my first bit of cycling sunburn on my knees, despite putting on protection I may add. Then again I did ride 70 miles so was out in the sun for qu...
by Asphalt_World
Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Model F1 cars on Ebay.
Replies: 0
Views: 1863

Model F1 cars on Ebay.

Hope this is not against the rules. I have a few hours left for my collection of 1/43 F1 models. Grab yourself a bargain!!!! Less than £4 per car if the opening bid ends up the winning bid!!!!! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ferrari-F1-model-car-collection-1-43-/221088542045?pt=UK_Car_Parts_Vehicles_Auto...
by Asphalt_World
Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 43544

Re: Official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Thread

On the fence really. It's a bit like some of the gymnastics. I wish they would do away with the music in the floor routines and simply perform the amazing combinations without the need for artistic merit.
by Asphalt_World
Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 43544

Re: Official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Thread

Can I just point out what a fantastic chap Ian Thorpe is? Not only is he a brilliant pundit and the BBC have done brilliantly to get him to work for them, he has also been tweeting this morning about getting the Olympic Legacy up and running. He's going to be at a swimming pool in Tooting tomorrow a...
by Asphalt_World
Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 43544

Re: Official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Thread

Personally I do not include our Gold medals in the 'Strictly Come Dancing with Ponies' events!
by Asphalt_World
Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rossi leaving Ducati at the end of the season for Yamaha
Replies: 87
Views: 13923

Re: Rossi leaving Ducati at the end of the season for Yamaha

Not surprised. A certain genius named Ayrton Senna was notorious for jumping ship when the cars he drove fell behind and going to the top teams to maximise his chance of success. It was like this when he went from Lotus to McLaren, and when McLaren couldn't produce a competitive car anymore he went...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rossi leaving Ducati at the end of the season for Yamaha
Replies: 87
Views: 13923

Re: Rossi leaving Ducati at the end of the season for Yamaha

Whilst I understand he wants more victories, he's 33, does he really only have a couple of years left in him? I'm being honest here, whilst I watch most races and have done for years, I don't follow it like I do F1 and GT / Sportscar racing so have no idea how long riders can go on for. I think it's...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 43544

Re: Official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Thread

BMX racing is very good to watch although I agree with an earlier comment that the circuit should be longer. Also, whilst I know the course is being kept and will be run as a club / facility for the public for years to come but that is one heck of a facility to build considering how little cycling a...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What is difference between Slipstream,Dirty air & Tow?
Replies: 11
Views: 2243

Re: What is difference between Slipstream,Dirty air & Tow?

Oh and re your game, you will be slower in corners in dirty air so tyres cool down as there is less lateral (sideways force) going through them. Following a car closely means less air hitting the car and thus air going in to the radiators which means your engine heats up.
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What is difference between Slipstream,Dirty air & Tow?
Replies: 11
Views: 2243

Re: What is difference between Slipstream,Dirty air & Tow?

Slipstreaming and Tow are basically the same thing. The car in front creates a hole in the air so if you are close enough to it there is less drag caused by air allowing you to go faster. However drop back a little and where the hole in the air ends the air is disturbed (dirty air) and therefore doe...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Atheism or Agnosticism?
Replies: 149
Views: 25787

Re: Atheism or Agnosticism?

I do believe that is the first post you have made without the use of a thesaurus!
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rossi leaving Ducati at the end of the season for Yamaha
Replies: 87
Views: 13923

Re: Rossi leaving Ducati at the end of the season for Yamaha

I understand the stage of his career etc. however there would surely be no bigger band than finishing on top with Ducati. He is Italian after all.

They did pretty well about 5 years ago. This should be possible to repeat although I know nothing is guaranteed and that includes Yamaha's performance.
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rossi leaving Ducati at the end of the season for Yamaha
Replies: 87
Views: 13923

Re: Rossi leaving Ducati at the end of the season for Yamaha

Well it looks like Rossi gets to go back to Yamaha with a whole lot of egg on his face. Should be a good battle between the yamaha's next season. I think it's Ducati with quite a bit of egg on it's face - as a 9 times world champion couldn't manage to ride their bike fast enough. Rossi - he's proba...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rossi leaving Ducati at the end of the season for Yamaha
Replies: 87
Views: 13923

Re: Rossi leaving Ducati at the end of the season for Yamaha

Well it looks like Rossi gets to go back to Yamaha with a whole lot of egg on his face. Should be a good battle between the yamaha's next season. I think it's Ducati with quite a bit of egg on it's face - as a 9 times world champion couldn't manage to ride their bike fast enough. Rossi - he's proba...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rossi leaving Ducati at the end of the season for Yamaha
Replies: 87
Views: 13923

Re: Rossi leaving Ducati at the end of the season for Yamaha

Come on, ok MS won a few races in 96 but 1 was down to weather and the other two were on circuits where the dreadful charactoristics of the F310 were less highlighted. Also there was no other competition other than from Williams for most of the season. In MotoGP both Yamaha and Honda can win races a...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Atheism or Agnosticism?
Replies: 149
Views: 25787

Re: Atheism or Agnosticism?

Surely though Nakjo you can see that, ignoring your theory of closed mindedness for a second, Upon reading that post about your beliefs a person might wonder what you've been smoking and where they can buy some. After all some of your theories are pretty far out there. I will balance that with a qu...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Ghost Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 4934

Re: The Ghost Thread

The most appropriate Ghost Thread out here would probably be one where the 'scientists' actually approach 'paranormal' phenomena with an open mind. You appear to be on a mission here to clump all scientists together. Just because some do not approach it with an open mind does not mean they all reac...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Person who had the biggest influence on the 20th century
Replies: 125
Views: 30116

Re: Person who had the biggest influence on the 20th century

Indeed. But I am taking the liberty to assume those sayings would either contain swearwords or address individuals or (ethnic) groups as a whole. Whether you should be banned for posting such statements is up to the Mods and it is your choice whether or not you want to comply by the rules, which yo...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Ghost Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 4934

Re: The Ghost Thread

The most appropriate Ghost Thread out here would probably be one where the 'scientists' actually approach 'paranormal' phenomena with an open mind. You appear to be on a mission here to clump all scientists together. Just because some do not approach it with an open mind does not mean they all reac...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Person who had the biggest influence on the 20th century
Replies: 125
Views: 30116

Re: Person who had the biggest influence on the 20th century

Starting a reply with 'Ignorance is bliss' is offensive. You seem keen to want others to read in to your beliefs but know others opinions / beliefs or whatever for 6 with a simple unhelpful response. But then that probably does not bother you in the slightest. No, it's a well known saying. It is yo...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Person who had the biggest influence on the 20th century
Replies: 125
Views: 30116

Re: Person who had the biggest influence on the 20th century

Personally I find spending time with my family or perhaps sitting on the beach watching the waves and listening to the sea enough to resolve any angst I have at the time. Oh, and if you are in such a great place, why the offensive postings? Yeah, sitting in nature, surrounding yourself with loved o...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Atheism or Agnosticism?
Replies: 149
Views: 25787

Re: Atheism or Agnosticism?

Welcome Mr Icke Please don't put me on level par with someone claiming that the British royals are actually 7 foot lizards in a human skin. You ask me about my belief system, if you're genuinely interested, please address my post. If not, just join the line of people who've made up their mind prior...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Atheism or Agnosticism?
Replies: 149
Views: 25787

Re: Atheism or Agnosticism?

Welcome Mr Icke Please don't put me on level par with someone claiming that the British royals are actually 7 foot lizards in a human skin. You ask me about my belief system, if you're genuinely interested, please address my post. If not, just join the line of people who've made up their mind prior...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Person who had the biggest influence on the 20th century
Replies: 125
Views: 30116

Re: Person who had the biggest influence on the 20th century

The fact that someone thinks it would take a page to describe where they come from is worrying in itself. It's like they need to space to come up with a convincing argument! Hahaha, where I come from (where I hail from as a soul and the journeys I have taken since) would take a lot, lot more than a...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rossi leaving Ducati at the end of the season for Yamaha
Replies: 87
Views: 13923

Re: Rossi leaving Ducati at the end of the season for Yamaha

I can already picture the scenes next year. Rossi 'charges' (because they all say that these days) to a win on his return to Yamaha and he is once again declared a higher being than the rest of the riders. Yet they will forget that the bike is the major factor and that he failed to help Ducati devel...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Atheism or Agnosticism?
Replies: 149
Views: 25787

Re: Atheism or Agnosticism?

Welcome Mr Icke