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  1. Alff says:

    On a GrandAm? I thought Engineerd had a Mustang.

    • smalleyxb122 says:

      He does have a Mustang. Hertz of Orlando is going to be pissed. He didn't even return it with a full tank.

      • Cannot wait for Engineerd to comment here………. waiting………….. waiting………….

        • engineerd says:

          Sorry, these come out after I'm home spending quality time with Mrs. engineerd.

          I would have preferred a GrandAm GT rental to the variety of Toyota products I was given. I did return one without filling it up and talked them out of charging me $4 a gallon to fill it up. I felt very accomplished that day.

          BTW, this is the orbital equation used to define distance and velocity of a small body orbiting a larger body. G = 9.81 m/s^2, m = mass of the small body, M = mass of the large body, R = radius of the large body, Vesc = escape velocity. If I'm remembering my space mechanics right.

        • engineerd says:

          Sorry, these come out after I'm home spending quality time with Mrs. engineerd.

          I would have preferred a GrandAm GT rental to the variety of Toyota products I was given. I did return one without filling it up and talked them out of charging me $4 a gallon to fill it up. I felt very accomplished that day.

          BTW, this is the orbital equation used to define distance and velocity of a small body orbiting a larger body. G = 9.81 m/s^2, m = mass of the small body, M = mass of the large body, R = radius of the large body, Vesc = escape velocity. If I'm remembering my space mechanics right.

  2. Oh, man, every comment I was going to make was to be geared toward Rocketman Engineerd and his exploits at the Canaveral Spaceport. Seeing as he's already been singled out here, I'm gonna have to rethink my strategy… Don't count me out just yet… If I think of something clever, I'll be back…!

  3. Jeff_Glucker says:

    That equation is easy pimp math…

    GxmxM/R=mxVesc2/2 is the basic equation that lets the average hombre know the angle of their dangle… which is equal to the heat of the beat when the throb of the knob is constant. Another way to figure this is out is to measure the splat on the mat, multiplied by the stain on the veins. A more basic application is to take the heat of the meat minus the drip off the tip – then divide that by the torque on the pork.

    [i am drinking right now… ]

  4. PowerTryp says:

    Seriously though is this a vector equation?

  5. Paul Y. says:

    See, that kind of thing is why I have a biology degree and work in food science. I got my C in calc1 and called it a day for serious math 9 years ago.

  6. FreeMan says:

    My 10 year old just read that to me, "G times m times m divided by r?"

  7. This is the orbital equation. the left side is the gravitational force between two objects and the right side is the kinetic energy of the object that is motion. If the smaller object is orbiting the bigger one then the equation can be used to find the distance and speed needed to stay in orbit.

    (google told me so)

  8. JeepyJayhawk says:

    Waiting for the engineers to explode on this.

  9. Upon closer inspection, it looks like it is not a bumper sticker, rather a magnet type "refrigerator" whatchamacallit. I bring this up because no self-respecting rocket scientist would drive a Grand Am. They are required to drive Volvos and Volkswagens and astronauts have to drive corvettes – the movies told me so.

    • engineerd says:

      Astronauts really do drive 'Vettes. It's a tradition that started with the Apollo astronauts. I don't know if they all do still, but I know when the STS-128 astronauts were at KSC the parking lot by the landing strip was full of 'Vettes. When they weren't, there were no 'Vettes.

      As far as the rocket scientists, tastes vary. I saw a lot of Prii, but also a Corrado, a Mustang Shelby Hertz edition, a Fleetmaster, and an Opel GT among the more humdrum appliance cars.

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