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|5 weeks 4 days ago||About 100lbs from the||
About 100lbs from the battery.
The rest from more efficient design and construction
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I embedded it onto the main||
I embedded it onto the main post. Does it work?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||There is a channel on Mio||
There is a channel on Mio (one of the local cable providers) called ASN (American Sports Network). You should be able to catch some Michigan football and basketball games on it.
You can also use online workarounds like slingbox, your Michigan VPN (all Michigan alumni are entitled to one)
@blingblaine... I hate you...
|24 weeks 2 days ago||2011||
So... you were diappointed with an 11-win season and a BCS Bowl?
|26 weeks 5 hours ago||Sad Panda||
|32 weeks 2 days ago||It is really difficult to||
It is really difficult to make a blanket generalization on soccer. Since there are soo many teams and soo many competitions
At the world cup the gulf between the best an worst teams are huge. The large variance between the teams makes it less likely for any inherent randomness to maniest itself in te results. You could even apply this principle to the champions league.
Compare this to the English premier league, where winning half your games in a 38 game season pretty much guarantees you a champions league berth (top 4 out of 20), and winning 60% of your games is outright championship form. The variance between teams here is small, so inherent randomness has a larger effect on the result of any single game.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||So last year, we lost to Penn||
So last year, we lost to Penn State on the road, then later on made the national championship game.
These things happen for reasons that we can debate over till kingdom come... but still, these things happen.
|34 weeks 5 hours ago||Rafa has had that bad blister||
Rafa has had that bad blister on his left hand hamper him the past couple of games. Not sure if he can hold up against Federer carrying that.
|44 weeks 17 hours ago||+1 for Blackadder reference||
+1 for Blackadder reference
|49 weeks 6 hours ago||hahaha, that's exactly what I||
hahaha, that's exactly what I said in the BTN documentary. yea sometimes stuff happens...
|49 weeks 6 hours ago||The rule changes for the||
The rule changes for the Challenger class meant the entire field was much slower this year. The cruising speeds of the top cars are down about 10mph from 2 years ago.
It was all about how you mitigate the inevitable drop it performance. Other teams managed that better.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||As fans I think we have the||
As fans I think we have the right to be disappointed and ask questions when things don't go down in a desirable fashion. which ironically is exactly what 99% of the Mgoblogosphere does when the football team does poorly.
As for alumni support, there's been a good amount, believe me. For example, one of our electrical engineers came out of solar retirement, took a couple weeks vacation from his day job just to fill a crucial spot on the team when one of the current students fell sick and couldn't go to Australia. But we can/should only do so much. If alumni do everything, nobody learns anything.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Here's an article I wrote on||
Here's an article I wrote on a popular solar car racing website that talks about Nuon's Concentrators, if you're interested.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Just to be clear, the car did||
Just to be clear, the car did not fall off the stand. It fell of a cheap sawhorse that was broken. THey were doing maintenance when this happened
|49 weeks 2 days ago||yelling!||
Hello, so you probably know that I spent 3 days in Darwin. I hung out with the team a lot but I also spent a good amount of time with Stanford and checking out their car. Okay, they do have better cells, but teams across the atlantic were able to get them just fine. Stanford custom made their their own drivetrain, which they claim is better than the CSIRO that Michigan runs, which IMHO is really cool.
Overall I think their car is well put together, their team has a good blend of talent and experience. They put just as many test miles on their car as we did. I personally think it's a nicer looking car than generation having seen both cars up close. They have a different design philosphy from us, but I think they executed theirs better.
I think give them the same cells, Generation might have a better shot, but I think Stanford will have the edge. Also They will always have the best cells in the race. That's just the way it always has been since the rule change to full silicon. I had no problems accepting that fact when Quantum was designed. I knew we had to make up the gap in aero and weight and by golly we did.
In my book, if Stanford beats us in WSC 2013 then they are the best team in America. Having history on your side is nice, but the bottom line is you're only as good as your last race, man. My heart goes out to the men and women in Yellow, but I'm gonna give credit where credit is due.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||Insider information: We're||
Insider information: We're pretty boned, I'd say 5% chance of making podium. But it'sa long race so you never know what's gonna happen
|49 weeks 4 days ago||THey are currently 5th right||
THey are currently 5th right behind Stanford.
Honestly, just making the podium is gonna be difficult with the loaded field this year
|1 year 1 week ago||Apologies, I'm 12 time zones||
Apologies, I'm 12 time zones ahead, so previous post on the polls got buried under new topics whne I logged on this morning.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Swansea aren't out of it||
Swansea aren't out of it though. Utd's central midfield looks soft, especially with 3 midfielders on a yellow card
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Arsenal starting very||
Arsenal starting very brightly. Although they finished fourth last season they probably had the best finish to the season. Look for them to start well.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I can haz all the starz?||
I can haz all the starz?
|1 year 6 weeks ago||If I were a sought after||
If I were a sought after recruit I'd:
1. Fake commit to Michigan State
2. Get Access to the twitter account and change the password to gain complete control of the account
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Catching folding chair one||
Catching folding chair one handed while holding on to your purse with the other hand?
Now I'm not trying to imply anything, but I never saw Braylon do that
|1 year 10 weeks ago||he blew away all his||
he blew away all his challenges so all he can do is bitch and moan
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Andy does not look||
Andy does not look comfortable with his shoes. GG Adidas
|1 year 11 weeks ago||webb||
|1 year 12 weeks ago||On the substrate itself,||
On the substrate itself, (usually on top of, but for the Solar Cars Cells, on the back) is a series of thin metal strips that carry the charges through the cell giving you your current
|1 year 12 weeks ago||In 2010 we hit 105 at Ford's||
In 2010 we hit 105 at Ford's Michigan Proving Ground. The car was still accelerating but we decided to kill it for safety reasons. At that speed it consumes 13hp which is an awful lot of power.
Cruise is about 60 from 9am to 5pm on a good day. You lose a bit of battery during the mornings and evenings but you get it back at noon. At that speed you end the day with more or less the same amount of battery as you started off.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Tokai have said that they are||
Tokai have said that they are going assymetrical
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Not very many teams are||
Not very many teams are taking the radical assymetric approach.
Stanford has gone with a very thick airfoil, and Twente from the Netherlands have a narrow rear axlethat almost makes it look like a traditional 3 wheeled design