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Oh yeah that LS bottom end is something else with the cross bolted "girdle".
Cathedral port heads, and aren't they running now something like 10 to 1 compression with a blower? I actually get kinda pissed when they street mod a classic like a 69 Camaro SS with a new LS but wow..Like you said 750hp but idles like a old Cadillac
Going back to the powerglide, my first 66 Buick GS had a ST300 which with only 2 speeds had an aweful 1.76 first gear but Buick used the variable pitch stater in the converter that gave it a nicer stall speed when you "punched the throttle".
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Here's a Russian vehicle that floats and is hard to stop
Amazing.
Very cool RedC !!

Well here's one that was supposed to be unsinkable but ..... well you know the rest.

I've been checking out some Titanic vids and found this one.
It shows the sinking in real time rendering.
I just fast forwarded it through to see the major parts.
Very interesting and gives a different perspective of the event.
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Yea there was another ship headed there as fast as it could but it was 200 miles away when it got the message, the only other ship in the area simply didn't get the call for help.

Now passenger ships must have enough lifeboats to accommodate all their passengers.
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That's a pretty eerie video, Andrew!
You almost expect to see people moving about on the ship while watching that video.
It still amazes me at how fast that the Titanic sank after hitting that iceberg, less than 3hrs.

@Red, IIRC, that ship was the Carpathia.
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Doing research on the Titanic years ago I remember the political fallout from the incident. Seems like some Brits left the country in a big hurry.
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I know this is dangerous, but I remember feeling so alive, someday I will drive on the Nurburgring track in Germany, until then I have become too worried about hurting anyone or being in the mix when someone eats it.....Still I remember....sigh
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That's a pretty eerie video, Andrew!
You almost expect to see people moving about on the ship while watching that video.
It still amazes me at how fast that the Titanic sank after hitting that iceberg, less than 3hrs.

@Red, IIRC, that ship was the Carpathia.
Sure was eerie..and yup I could picture people kinda, especialy when they tried to drop one of the life boats.
I remember when the first pic's came out in what I believe was around 1986?
It was so exciting to see the ghostly images and what 80 years of time did to it.
I also hate using the word exciting as all who died suffered so much whether from freezing or being eaten by sharks.. but ship wrecks though have a mystery to them??
The few pic's that showed all that remained of a man was his shoe's and they were resting on the floor just like the position he was in when he perished was one of the eeriest Then all the porcilan vases and dinner ware.
Are they salvaging anything that we know off?
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I was thinking about starting a thread for multi diode builds but I will wait until I build my monster, here's one from the past, 3 x 7875's and I wish these diodes had gotten cheap so I could do something really fun, but they are out of production and getting popular as they are 3 watts of plug and play with a decent beam as is.

This is one of mine, maybe post any multis you have? I think multiple beams are beautiful, there's something special about them.

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You made be go look to see if the NDB7875 diodes were still on ebay, I wonder for how long before they become sparse. Those have fairly good divergence, compared to the NUBM44 which is awesome for its power.
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I recently bought one just to have. I don't plan to use it, but may need it someday to replace the one I have in the MS-SSW-II host. I certainly won't be throwing it away for an LEDed diode.
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I know DTR took them off his menu but now he has a limited supply for sale, with DTR you know you are getting new diodes but on ebay you may be getting pulls from a machine with thousands of hours on it, the problem is they are no longer in production and with a 3 element they make a beam that you have to use cylindrical correction on a 44 diode to see the same beam profile.

I think it's worth correcting the 44 diodes but for an easy compact build the 7875 is the top of the gen 1 divergence diodes, the 7A75 has the Gen 2 divergence and the 44 Gen 3 divergence, now the GBall diodes such as the 05/06/07 has Gen 2 divergence but removing the can to get it destroys it in short order, the 08 has gen 3 divergence, but again pulling the can is very bad for it as oxygen breaks down right at the beams exit and damages/erodes the coating on the emitter.

I have several and they are nice diodes, people should get them while they are available, with a 2.4 amp driver and a pair of 16340 cells they make a nice compact 2.5 - 3.0 watt laser.

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A statement in this video was made if we saw the world as it really is, we would not recognise it. Correctly stated, they should have said if we had far more information regarding reality, at some point, none of us would recognise it for how we see it through our senses.

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When pointing at the world outside of us we are really pointing inward to what we have created within, but for what it is worth: From an absolute perspective there can be no "real" world for us to experience. Why? Aside from our limited senses, perhaps more significantly the barrier is because we can only reflect upon the outer reality we sense on the stage of our own mind which is not the thing itself, not in whole, far from it.

Due to being unable to directly experience anything, all we can ever know is how self interacts with our understanding of other or the whole, nothing more. However, greater knowledge of the world around us allows us to know self better, in relation to it, to the limits of our ability to create reality maps within, but the map is not the territory and as in Plato's allegory, at best we can only indirectly see reality as shadows on a wall. Our minds both the wall and the shadows being created on it, never the thing itself except by the extension we are also part of the world which causes our experience and allows our introspective reflection of it.

What this amounts to is (for what we can see) we are map makers, some better than others. Embrace your ability to construct a reasonable understanding from your own perspective, but never believe them to be the reality except as your reality. For many years I have read or heard statements that the world we experience is an illusion. While I agree to extent, at least, in regard to our ability to directly experience anything, illusion of the mind or not, reality is surely out there as well as within the atomic and molecular structures of each of us, but our experience of what it is exists entirely in our own minds.

To call the reality we exist in an illusion is not at all accurate, it is just our understanding of reality which is limited. In that regard an illusion, but one which within limits, we can individually form into more or less an accurate model, so be careful what you believe or disregard. The more accurate our model, the more successful we are at manipulating the world around us. After all, we can be very good at it, computers function, rockets fly... much of the time

As individuals; in-divide and dual with the world, this is the best we can do as we construct our individual world views. Although as individuals we are alone, we have a way out of being separated through language and act which allows us to share experiences, through them we can learn from one another. Through common experience the many become one unit, especially where love exists. This is why we group together, why we have friends and why our worlds are far greater with one another.

Simple concepts not spoken about often enough, love is a bridge, with it we are never alone and the giver richer than the receiver.

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Of course our only link to reality is through our senses. We can have instrumentation to measure parts of reality, but our own personal view is through our senses. For that reason, we can never have a total picture of the reality that exists around us. But, that isn't a terrible thing. Our senses have served us pretty well for millennia.
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The way I see it, we can mirror the external world fairly well, after all we have computers and rockets, lasers and a million other things we have built which work, so not too bad!
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