From: Sharx35 on

"Michael" <mrdarrett(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
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> On Sep 2, 4:25 pm, Hachiroku ハチロク <Tru...(a)e86.GTS> wrote:
>> On Sun, 30 Aug 2009 21:44:52 -0700, PHATRS wrote:
>>
>> > I did 298 km/h in my RenaultSport Megane 225 the other day down Toorak
>> > Rd.
>>
>> Hmmm...
>>
>> Speedo in my Scion tC said 122 (MPH), but GPS only registered 116.
>> Which do I believe?
>>
>> Would have tried to go a little more, but was coming up on an 18 wheeler
>> and a blind hill. I-91 in VT, 2 year old pavement. Nice and smooth.
>>
>> Must be getting cowardly in my 'old age'. I took the Hachi up to 131,
>> then
>> to 125 for ~25 minutes, but only hit 122 for about 2 minutes.
>>
>> Maybe another run next time...see what top speed is...
>
>
> Be glad you don't live in Canada. 100 km/h max speed (63 mph?)
>
> I wonder if the Toyota speedometers are conservative, telling you
> you're going faster than you really are. I've seen a few SPEED LIMIT
> ENFORCED / YOUR SPEED = xx machines, and they seem to tell me I'm
> going slower than I think I'm going...
>
> re: cheap computer parts: try Craigslist. I just got a 400 GB IDE
> hard drive for $40. I refuse to go SATA - I'd have to upgrade my
> mainboard for starters...
>
> Michael

In my experience most factory speedometers read too high. BTW, Many 4 lane
rural highways in Alberta have a speed limit of 110 KPH or approx. 68.3
miles per hour.



From: Fatter Than Ever Moe on
ron wrote:
> you might find older memory at www.pricegrabber.com or tigerdirect.
> used to be a site where they sold pulled prts Moe, but damned if I can
> remember the name
> ron
>

Fixing old junk computers is a hobby of mine and old mowers and most
anything with parts that move. The computers, I find them at the 2nd
hand store and garage sales and get them going as fast as they are
capable and still be dependable. With a little luck some of them have
a registered copy of winxp and a decent processor. I've run into a
few old compaq and HP computers using proprietary intel mainboards and
they are limited to the amount of memory and very picky about the memory
they use. The idea is to fix them up and give these to people who
don't have and never have had a computer. And not have over have over
20 or 30 bucks total in the things. With a little time and luck a
person can have a pretty decent computer (better than I was using just 5
years ago) for surfing and e-mail for next to nothing. It's pretty cool
to watch the kids teach the parents how to use the "new" computer.
Anyway right now it's the memory barrier, fest and famine, a few weeks
ago I was out of hard drives but now I've got I don't know how many
40gig hard drives laying around and plenty of memory but not just the
right kind to get a couple of old computers up to their full capability.


From: Hachiroku on
On Wed, 02 Sep 2009 23:25:55 -0700, Michael wrote:

> On Sep 2, 4:25 pm, Hachiroku <Tru...(a)e86.GTS> wrote:
>> On Sun, 30 Aug 2009 21:44:52 -0700, PHATRS wrote:
>>
>> > I did 298 km/h in my RenaultSport Megane 225 the other day down Toorak
>> > Rd.
>>
>> Hmmm...
>>
>> Speedo in my Scion tC said 122 (MPH), but GPS only registered 116.
>> Which do I believe?
>>
>> Would have tried to go a little more, but was coming up on an 18 wheeler
>> and a blind hill. I-91 in VT, 2 year old pavement. Nice and smooth.
>>
>> Must be getting cowardly in my 'old age'. I took the Hachi up to 131, then
>> to 125 for ~25 minutes, but only hit 122 for about 2 minutes.
>>
>> Maybe another run next time...see what top speed is...
>
>
> Be glad you don't live in Canada. 100 km/h max speed (63 mph?)
>
> I wonder if the Toyota speedometers are conservative, telling you
> you're going faster than you really are. I've seen a few SPEED LIMIT
> ENFORCED / YOUR SPEED = xx machines, and they seem to tell me I'm
> going slower than I think I'm going...

Honda got sued over this, because it piles up the mileage on the cars
faster.

It seems to be a percentage, and I suspected as much before. At lower
speeds ~45 MPH, it is OK, but higher speeds ~60+ it's off.

My Corolla GTS and others have been on the money at 60+, but this one is
off a bit. Scion's way of making people think the cars are faster?

However, the jump from 70 to 120 took mere seconds...



>
> re: cheap computer parts: try Craigslist. I just got a 400 GB IDE
> hard drive for $40. I refuse to go SATA - I'd have to upgrade my
> mainboard for starters...
>
> Michael

From: Hachiroku on
On Wed, 02 Sep 2009 23:21:33 -0400, JoeSpareBedroom wrote:

> "Hachiroku ????" <Trueno(a)e86.GTS> wrote in message
> news:pan.2009.09.02.23.25.27.998935(a)e86.GTS...
>> On Sun, 30 Aug 2009 21:44:52 -0700, PHATRS wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I did 298 km/h in my RenaultSport Megane 225 the other day down Toorak
>>> Rd.
>>
>>
>> Hmmm...
>>
>> Speedo in my Scion tC said 122 (MPH), but GPS only registered 116.
>> Which do I believe?
>>
>> Would have tried to go a little more, but was coming up on an 18 wheeler
>> and a blind hill. I-91 in VT, 2 year old pavement. Nice and smooth.
>>
>> Must be getting cowardly in my 'old age'. I took the Hachi up to 131, then
>> to 125 for ~25 minutes, but only hit 122 for about 2 minutes.
>>
>> Maybe another run next time...see what top speed is...
>
>
> Wait for winter and add 20 mph. Do the world (and your mother) a favor.


Insults are all you have?
It's apparent you have no brain.


From: Tim Downie on

"Sharx35" <sharx35(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Hachiroku " <Trueno(a)e86.GTS> wrote in message
> news:pan.2009.09.02.23.25.27.998935(a)e86.GTS...
>> On Sun, 30 Aug 2009 21:44:52 -0700, PHATRS wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I did 298 km/h in my RenaultSport Megane 225 the other day down Toorak
>>> Rd.
>>
>>
>> Hmmm...
>>
>> Speedo in my Scion tC said 122 (MPH), but GPS only registered 116.
>> Which do I believe?
>>
>> Would have tried to go a little more, but was coming up on an 18 wheeler
>> and a blind hill. I-91 in VT, 2 year old pavement. Nice and smooth.
>>
>> Must be getting cowardly in my 'old age'. I took the Hachi up to 131,
>> then
>> to 125 for ~25 minutes, but only hit 122 for about 2 minutes.
>>
>> Maybe another run next time...see what top speed is...
>>
>>
>
> I'd suggest that GPS would be more accurate than 99% of auto speedometers.
> So many things can affect the accuracy of those speedometers. Tire wear,
> even.

Dunno why I'm responding to a crossposted crappy message but surely
everybody and their dog knows [1] that it's illegal for a car manufacturer
to supply a car with a speedometer that *underreads*

Hardly rocket science to work out which way manufacturers are going to err
in manufacturing speedometers.

http://www.speed-trap.co.uk/Accused_Home/Rules_useage/The_Law.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speedometer#International_agreements

Tim

[1] In the UK and the rest of the EU at least.

Tim