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  1. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    these are from the March 2003 issue of Wired

    fastest man on earth (running) -- Tim Montgomery -- 2002 -- 100 meters in 9.78 seconds

    fastest men in the air -- Al Joersz and George Morgan (SR-71 Blackbird) -- 1976 -- 2,193 mph

    fastest man on land -- Andy Green (Thrust SSC) -- 1997 -- 763.03 mph

    fastest man on water -- Ken Warby (Spirit of Australia) -- 1978 -- 317.60 mph

    fastest men in space -- Tom Stafford, John Young, and Gene Ceran (Apollo 10) -- 1969 -- 28,547 mph

    fastest RC car -- RC 10L30 -- 2001 -- 111 mph

    fastest man-made object -- Voyager 1 -- 38,518 mph

    fastest particle accelerator -- CERN's Large Hadron Collider -- to be completed in 2005 -- will accelerate hydrogen particles to 14,500miles per second (52,200,000 mph)

    fastest computer -- Earth Simulator -- 5,120 CPUs linked by 1,700 miles of cable -- turned on in 2002 -- 35,800,000,000,000 (35.8 trillion) floating point operations per second



    most of you probly dont give a fuck... but i thought some of them were kinda cool
     
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    Domeskilla Senior Member

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    very interesting facts.
     
  3. jeffie7

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    fastest RC car -- RC 10L30 -- 2001 -- 111 mph


    maybe in its class =)
     
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    holly shit that is a fast car
     
  5. BodyDroppedNikes

    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    i coulda sworn that an SR-71 Blackbird set a world record on its last flight a few years ago when they retired them?? i saw one in Huntsville, Alabama 2 years ago at NASA's Space Camp. they are really badass planes. they are one of my favorite plames....F-14 Tomcat is my other fave :)

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    I have a vid of a rc car going 200mph. Go on kazaa and look up 200mph rc car.
     
  7. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Yeah, they a SR-71 Blackbird at the Seattle Aerospace Museum. It is awesome if you see it in person. THey have tons of stuff their because of boeing. My Great uncle flew the SR-71 Black bird back in the day, and the stealth b2 bomber a few years ago. He was a test pilot for years.

    Personally, my fav is the f117a stealth.
     
  8. phunky.buddha

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    Yup, the SR-71 is a sweet plane. I'm sure that's the highest uh... "non-classified" speed that they'll publish.

    :lol:

    The F-14 is also one of my faves. It's just a badass flying tank.
     
  9. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    the 200 mph cars are tether cars.... not really RC (radio controlled) its just attatched to a wire and whipping around a circle... i guess thats why they dont count for the RC record

    saw the video ... very impressive
     
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    That "wire" was it's fuel line. They consome so much fuel to even get close to 200mph. The amount of fuel they use to reach that would weigh that thing down tremendously and it would never get close to that kind of speed.
     
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    sr-71 is a badass plane. the f-14 is old, fat, and imo ugly... but still sweet, f117 is ok... but the f-22 raptor is the shit... and the x35b ownz that..
    more x35b stuff <--video

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    while we are doing records... the x35 was the first plane to ever take off, brake the sound barrier and then make a vertical landing all in the same flight :worthy:

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    if i remember correctly the fastest "plane" was actually the x-15. Mach 8 :blink: ... but it was done in the VERY outermost layer of the atmosphere.
     
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    Naw man... all you need is NAWWZZZ!!!
     
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    I wonder if you can swap the turbine(ro whatever) you know the T876bba series into the F14 in order to enhance it's top end....hmmmmmmmmmmm
     
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    :blink: :blink:

    Uh... this isn't a joke is it? Holy shit, that sounds like a Matrix in the works to me...

    Either that or it sounds like the "Deep Thought" or whatever it was called from the Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy.
     
  15. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    heres the little blurb about it

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    Fastest Computer: Earth Simulator

    This room may look like the set of a '70s sci-fi flick, but its contents are state of the art. Japan's Earth Simulator, a collection of 5,120 CPUs linked by 1,700 miles of cable, was turned on in 2002 and runs 35.8 trillion floating-point operations per second. That's five times faster than its nearest rival, IBM's ASCI Q, and the rest of the top five American supercomputers combined. Dubbed Computenik in honor of the thunder-stealing Sputnik, the $400 million number-cruncher collects data from around the globe to predict planetary changes like el Niño, earthquakes, and global warming.
     
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    Very true- but the speed records are typically split up according to induction type though. The X-15 isn't an "air breather" so it's not in the same class as the SR-71. You can't compare the two.
     
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    what a fucking waste.

    that should be a porn or kazaa server
     
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    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    :withstupid:
     
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    Hell yes. I'd pay $100/year for a t-1 speed direct connection to that bitch! ;) Now all we need is 4 million other people to do the same, and we could buy that thing in a year!
     
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