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Yeaaaah, those have issues. I know a certain Renault Clio -06 that gets security locked if it goes beyond -27C. Obviously it thinks someone is going to steal it since no honest person would be out at that temperature. ;D

To be fair, we do pay like nearly twice per the same volume of petrol as you do. Unless I made some error in my calculations, 95 is going for roughly 4.41$/US gallon at the moment.

we dont even get offered 95 in California we  have. 87,89,91. Currently 91 is going for $2.90 a gallon. We where up around $4.50 2 years ago when gas was so high but right now we are pretty low.
95 RON is pretty much equal to 89 AKI.
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The Lounge / Re: Things that amuse you
« Last post by JoonasTo on Today at 01:28:22 pm »
Giving flamethrowers to drone. How could that possibly go wrong?  :laugh:
Obviously no worse than giving it a chainsaw ;D
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The Lounge / Re: The General Cat Chat Thread 4
« Last post by blackhole on Today at 12:41:48 pm »
The inside of the tower should work like the Faradai cage tho.
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New Torrent Requests / Oofuji Noburou: Kokou no Tensai [OVAs] [Anonymoose]
« Last post by jiop on Today at 12:20:07 pm »
Nyaa ID 637199
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The Lounge / Re: The General Cat Chat Thread 4
« Last post by kitamesume on Today at 11:50:01 am »
Eiffel tower is protected, just so you know, it has a history of attracting lightning, but they actually did some stuff to make it safe.
exactly, so why would a steel house be anymore dangerous?

and for the record, eiffel tower didn't have a lightning protection system when it was first built.
the reason they added one is because the lightning strikes was messing up the steel structure.
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year 1902: A lightning strike damaged the upper section of the Eiffel Tower, requiring the reconstruction of its top
yet no news of death by lightning strike was known nor announced.
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The Lounge / Re: The General Cat Chat Thread 4
« Last post by blackhole on Today at 11:43:58 am »
Eiffel tower is protected, just so you know, it has a history of attracting lightning, but they actually did some stuff to make it safe.
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The Lounge / Re: The General Cat Chat Thread 4
« Last post by kitamesume on Today at 11:34:02 am »
You'd be more likely to suffer lightning strikes. You would certainly NOT be protected. You know how a lightning rod works, right? It is an isolated metal pole at the highest point of a structure that is grounded on its own line. It attracts lightning away from other areas of the building due to having the least resistance and shortest path to the ground (or, both ways really, since lightning travels up, as well as down)

Making the whole house out of steel turns the entire thing into a lightning rod and you do not want to be inside such a structure without being grounded yourself.

thats a myth (the not safe part), otherwise there'd be countless deaths on Eiffel tower.
or even steel boats on a stormy sea, or a plane on that matter, planes do get struck by lightning.

what if xkcd did an article on this in fact (chapter 16), being inside the cabin of a steel boat is safer than an open deck.

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Music / Re: What are you listening to right now?!
« Last post by Winkle on Today at 11:30:43 am »
Supertramp - Breakfast In America
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The Lounge / Re: The General Cat Chat Thread 4
« Last post by blackhole on Today at 11:02:58 am »
Imagine the acoustic qualities  ;D

I'm imagining the weird EM effects such a structure produces.

it'll be well grounded and well shielded that wifi/bt/radio signals will get much less range and it won't cross rooms.
for these signals the entire house would appear like a blackhole.

on the other hand, you'd be well protected against EMP attacks and lightning strikes.
Far from the truth XD
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They like to test cars in Finland a lot. Electric ones too. The current battery lifetime at -30C is around 70-80% of what spec gives so there's still a long way to go there.

At -40 most city cars ain't running either. Also, something like 90% of the human population doesn't really get to experience <-20 degree weather. If you assume worldwide scale, that's functionally an edge case.
They do run these days, even others than Ladas. I remember having to cold crank my -95 WRX at -46C and aside from the heart rending idle at 3400, no issues.
-01 Focus no issues either(aside from the -10k km on the engine life ofc.)

French ones won't start though. I doubt italians will either.

I was kind of thinking of something like a fiat 500 or a shitty peugoet company car when I wrote that, not exactly a wrx :D
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