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    Guide to your first track day
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    Guide to your first track day

    January 21, 2020


    This time on Road and Race 10 secrets to getting
    a great first track day 1. Brakes.
    You don’t need to make any changes to your car for you first track day but I would strongly
    advise swapping out your brake pads for a more race orientated type. Normal street pads
    won’t be able to cope with the amount of heat that the constant heavy braking a track
    demands and you’ll find they’ll only last 2 to 3 laps before you have no brakes. This
    loss of braking can come quite suddenly so either stick to just a few laps and come in
    or swap out the pads. New race spec pads that also work well on
    the road should last for about 10 laps. For £80 you can buy new pads for all four corners
    and you can swap them out yourself with only simple hand tools. Click the Suggested banner
    to see my step by step guide. The pads I use is listed in the Description box. Probably goes without saying but if you only
    check one thing before your track day check your brakes. Click the suggested banner for
    my guide that steps you though how to check the essentials such as brake fluid and how
    worn your brake discs are. Also if your brake fluid needs changing I have a guide to doing
    that yourself too. 2. Arrival
    Bring your driving license and a crash helmet. Most venues rent helmets if you don’t own
    one. When you get there your car will be noise
    tested. A microphone will be used to measure the decibel level at your exhaust at 4000
    rpm. These vary from track to track but a 100 decibel limit is common. This shouldn’t
    be a problem with a normal street car unless you’ve changed your exhaust. Next is sign on, where you’ll need to complete
    the waiver forms, and then there’s the safety briefing. After that you can can line up to
    do the low speed sighting laps to get used to the circuit. 3. Choice of circuit
    If you are a beginner I’d advise choosing an air field based track day as they are generally
    easier to learn and generally have less things to potentially crash into. You’re also less
    likely to get professional race teams turning up and using it as a Test day. 4. Tuition and insurance
    Simply put book some tuition. You’ll get 20 mins for about £20 and, in my opinion,
    makes the difference between a good track day experience and a bad one. They’ll teach
    you how to drive the track, how to brake and how to handle your car properly at speed. Insurance wise, on the day there’s no come
    back if you crash or someone hits you so you can buy special track day insurance if you
    want for about 1% of the cost of the vehicle. I personally don’t bother as the risk is
    low and in 3 years I’ve never had or seen an incident. 5. Stuff
    No point carrying around stuff you don’t need in the car so take the spare wheel, toolkit
    and unnecessary items out of the car as we all know a lighter car is a better car. Also,
    clear out all the junk you have in the cabin out as it can become a projectile if you have
    an accident. Put it all in a bag out of the way.
    Also, fit the towing eye to the car so that if you need to be towed off the track for
    any reason the Marshalls can do it quickly and not hold everyone else up longer than
    needed. 6. Engine care
    Something that may be obvious but make sure the engine is up to temperature before setting
    out onto the track to avoid any damage. Something that might be less obvious is that it’s
    vital to do a cool down lap before coming off the track. The engine and exhaust can
    get extremely hot and if you just stop the car and get out all that heat will soak in
    and cause premature engine wear. This heat soak if one of the contributing factors to
    IMS failure in Porsche engines. As shown here some venues have dedicated cool down areas
    to avoid you going slow on the track itself. 7. Heat
    Not vital but a laser thermometer will tell you how hot your brakes are so you’ll know
    if they’ve cooled enough to go back out. Standard road discs may take longer to cool
    that more expensive race orientated discs so if you are waiting more than 30 mins for
    them to get below 40 degrees centigrade it might be worth investing in new discs. 8. Handbrake
    As shown the discs will get very hot so don’t put the handbrake on when you stopped or the
    parking shoe is likely to fuse to the disc. 9. Tyres
    Again not vital but tyre pressure will go up after a few laps on the track. You can
    test the pressures after and let some air out to maintain the recommended level and
    reduce uneven tyre wear. Don’t forget to pump them back up before you go home. I usually
    start by letting out 3 psi and go from there. Talking about tyre wear people always ask
    if you need to replace your tyres after a track day. The answer is no. You won’t be
    drifting your car around so wear will be minimal. I see about a quarter to half a milimeter
    of wear per track day. 10. Don’t be intimidated
    It’s your first time out so you’ll be slow there’s not getting round that and
    you’ll probably have cars behind you wanting to pass. The organisers of a well run day
    will stress this is a casual, fun day at the briefing so don’t let other drivers intimidate
    you – you’ve paid just as much money to be there as they have and they were beginners
    once too. Be courteous though and on a straight indicate
    right and let them past but don’t let idiots pressure you to let them by where it’s unsafe
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    How Tracking My Life Changed Everything

    January 8, 2020


    Okay this is the graph that made me
    decide to quit my job as a science teacher. This is the graph that shows the
    jump in my heart rate when I said I was quitting, and this is the graph that made
    me decide to try doing YouTube full-time… but before any of those graphs can make
    any real sense we need to rewind. Rewind back to high school, back to when I hated
    science. Alright enjoy the ride. It’s March 31st 2007 I start taking a
    picture of myself every day. It’s an art project. I have no interest in science. It
    seems like a big and boring list of unrelated facts. I graduate from high
    school and move from the farm to Toronto to study media in university. I want to
    film movies about dreams, I want to make music videos, I want to entertain people.
    I’m 17. I’m bored and I’m frustrated by my classes because everything I’m
    learning is just theories based on other people’s theories and it all feels like
    meaningless hearsay, and I decide to leave. I move to Waterloo to start my
    second year at a different University in communication studies it’s not long
    before I’m feeling bored here too and I start thinking that maybe – despite that I
    love to learn – maybe University just isn’t for me. I’m learning more from
    things like YouTube than from my professors so I decide to just do one
    more year and graduate in general arts. My brother recommends a book about
    genetics it’s called ‘The Selfish Gene’ and I am fascinated I decided to take an
    introductory biology course just for fun. I haven’t taken a science class since
    grade 10 and I am stunned by the scientific method. I mean for the first
    time I realize that science is a process it’s a way of exploring it’s not
    a list of facts. I am hooked and I decide to fast-track through a science degree.
    For the first time University feels right. I stop taking daily photos; it’s
    pretentious and narcissistic and who knows if I’ll ever make another artistic
    film anyway. I graduate with a biology degree I move
    to Vancouver I’m finishing up a master’s of science four years have gone by I now
    think that data is beautiful and so I collect it. My phone tracks what songs I
    listen to, I log my mood every day with an app, I journal my activities, I get a
    watch that tracks my steps and my heart rate, the list goes on. I want to use
    statistics to figure out how to live a happier, healthier life. On an average day
    I fall asleep at 11:02 p.m. and I wake up at 6:44 a.m. I’m Restless or awake
    for about an hour through the course of the night so overall I sleep about a
    half hour less than the average person but I catnap three days a week – that’s
    what the hammocks for. I spend five hours a day on my computer including 67
    minutes on entertainment sites like YouTube another 67 doing creative work
    46 on social networks 32 on things like email and another 90 minutes on
    everything else I listen to 47 songs a day I read 1.7 books a month I walk
    about eight kilometers a day which is three kilometres more than the average
    American I burn 2871 calories a day which is equivalent to this much olive
    oil though I promise my diet is more diverse than that. On average I drink
    0.6 beers a day, which is an example of why averages can be silly
    things. Most days I drink 0 beers sometimes
    one rarely more than one I’m drinking less and less over time and that’s not
    an accident see, I started to suspect that maybe more
    beer doesn’t make me more happy and so I looked at my data and I couldn’t find
    anything in my data that suggests that drinking more beer really does make me
    any happier so now I barely drink. On a scale from one to five my average mood
    is 3.85 which is good. Doing this means that every day I
    reflect on how I’m feeling and that self-awareness has been
    game-changing for me. mondays are meh but my week gets better
    up until Sunday which is totally the best day of the week. I’m a tiny bit less
    happy on days when it rains a lot and then much less happy on days when it
    snows and happier on days when I run even happier on days when I bike still
    even more happy on days when I go rock climbing and I basically max out my
    happiness on days that I dance compared to days when I don’t do those
    things, though it’s hard to say if I’m dancing because I’m already happy or if
    dancing makes me happier but either way it’s one more excuse to dance. I’m
    happier on days that I spend with my friends though that’s probably something
    I didn’t need statistics for. Okay now let’s look at those first three graphs
    again. It’s February 1st 2017, I’m a science teacher working with gifted and
    special needs children. It is a stressful job and I think it might be making me
    depressed. I look at my data for the days that I teach compared with the days that
    I don’t teach and I find a bigger difference in my mood that I have seen
    with any other factor. I realize that I need to change something. It’s June 7th I
    decide to quit teaching and go do educational videography for universities.
    This is a big exciting moment for me and my heart rate jumps when I tell HR I’m
    leaving. It’s June 22nd, after three years of making these science videos on
    YouTube I watch as my viewership suddenly does this and I decide to try
    doing YouTube full-time for at least a year because, hey, I mean you only live
    once. It’s August 16th 2017 I start taking daily photos again. It’s for art
    and it’s for science. I think that data and systems of logic can help us answer
    questions about the universe but it can also be a way of seeing the
    world that improves our day to day lives, it certainly has for me. Today is May
    24th 2018, when I started this YouTube channel three years ago I named it The Scope of Science, and I really wasn’t sure honestly what I wanted it to be,
    but making this video has reminded me that science is a personal voyage (at
    least for me) and it’s one that I want to explore in creative ways. And that’s why
    as of today I am no longer calling this channel The Scope of Science, because
    really it’s just me making these videos here and my name is Kurtis Baute and from now on I’m going to be calling my channel that: Kurtis Baute. also starting a
    patreon page launching today, so please go check that out if you want to support
    what I do and help me share my passion for science with others, and if you don’t
    think you can support it you should still check it out because I
    made some pretty bizarre and fun rewards on there that are kind of cool to check
    out! If you’re new here I should also introduce you to your friend and cactus
    Sir Stabbington. by subscribing to my channel this machine automatically makes
    a single drop of water fall onto him that’s all that’s keeping him alive
    lastly thanks to Daniel for playing a bunch of instruments for this video and
    thank you for watching

    How fast can you go in factorio? Speed comparison.
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    How fast can you go in factorio? Speed comparison.

    November 24, 2019


    [F1 cars passing] In this video I’m going to try to find out
    how fast you can go in factorio, vanilla. We begin with regular walking speeds
    which is a measly 32 km/h (20 mph). Let’s add some legs in the following configuration. We have more than doubled the speed to 68 km/h (42 mph). Now a single reactor isn’t powerful
    enough to power all these legs so we put a second reactor in like this. We
    reach over 90 km/h (56 mph). Legs only use power when running so you can supplement the
    power with batteries instead of a second reactor. We get a setup like this, now we
    almost reach a 110 km/h (68 mph). Let’s swap out the
    second reactor as well. We almost reach 130 km/h (80 mph), which is 4
    times regular walking speed. You can walk over belts to increase your speed even more. Now we’re going 135 km/h (84 mph). if we swap out the yellow belt for
    blue belt we almost reached 150 km/h (93 mph) 4.5 times as fast as regular walking speed we can add a stone surface and increase
    our speeds to over 185 km/h (115 mph) If we swap out the stone for concrete we reach 200 (124 mph)
    km/h, six times as fast as regular walking speed. And if we use refined
    concrete we get about 215 km/h (133 mph). a regular train can reach speeds of up to
    259 km/h (160 mph), but it has very bad acceleration. If we use nuclear fuel the train goes
    about 300 km/h (186 mph) nine times as fast as regular walking speed. The experienced
    factor your players will think that we have reached the end of the video but we
    can go a lot faster, we are still missing a mode of transportation. As you can see
    we can move by just entering and exiting vehicles. If we use a train network
    especially laid out for entering and exiting we can reach speeds between 320 (199 mph)
    and 1030 km/h (640 mph). This speed is a bit inconsistent you can expect an average
    speed of about 800 km/h (497 mph). I would like to point out that the speed
    of sound on Earth’s and regular conditions is 1234.8 km/h (767 mph), we’re
    getting close to that and were not done yet.
    Because the speed of this new mode of transportation is dependent on the size
    of the vehicle, the larger the vehicle the further you can go
    upon entering. There is another vehicle that is way bigger that can only be
    entered because of an Easter egg. You can enter the rocket if you add a car as
    payloads this gives us again inconsistent speeds, speeds between 25
    times regular walking speed or about 800 km/h (497 mph) and 60.65 times regular walking speed or about 1944.5 km/h (1208 mph) or mach
    1.57. Now you can expect an average speed of about 1,000 km/h (621 mph) or
    mach 0.8 that’s fast enough to travel from the center of a normal map to the
    very edge in about an hour. I hope you liked these record-breaking speeds, if
    you did consider subscribing. No really, if you haven’t subscribed already… It really helps.

    Flamenco Rumba Spanish Backing Track Am G F E (fast)
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    Flamenco Rumba Spanish Backing Track Am G F E (fast)

    November 21, 2019


    Backing track Flamenco, Gipsy Kings, Rumba, Spanish Style. For spanish, acoustic or electric guitar to improvise solos, you can also sing, or play different instruments on it. You can improvise by using a scale of A minor. The track has always the same chords, the tempo is 110 bmp. When you find the E major chord, use a A minor harmonic scale. You can also practice the chords positions, which you see on the video. The record has 4 different guitars, all classical. A bass guitar, drums, claps and percussions. Have fun!

    World’s first Hyperloop to be built in Dubai by 2021
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    World’s first Hyperloop to be built in Dubai by 2021

    November 19, 2019


    public transportation that’s as fast as
    an airplane and as a comfortable as a train will become reality sooner than we
    expected that will be Hyperloop with a top speed of over 12,000 kilometers per
    hour according to a version Hyperloop 1 a proposed Hyperloop track between Dubai
    and Abu Dhabi would take around 12 minutes whereas a regular car ride
    normally takes over an hour according to local news outlet YTN Harper Luke could
    run from Seoul to Busan within just 20 minutes no air resistance or friction
    makes Harper look much faster than high-speed railroads Tesla co founder
    Elon Musk first proposed the idea in 2013 and the first Hyperloop will be
    built in Dubai by 2021

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    Top 10 Future U.S. MEGAPROJECTS

    November 19, 2019


    These are ten megaprojects the U.S. desperately
    needs to complete in the near future. They each represent many other projects awaiting
    approval and funding in cities and towns across America. A bullet train in Texas would help ease traffic
    in Houston and Dallas that will only get worse as the lonestar state continues to grow. A road trip from one city to the other will
    take up to 6.5 hours in the next twenty years. Modelled after Japan’s Shinkansen train,
    the Texas Central High-Speed Rail will cut that journey to just over three hours thanks
    to max speeds of 250 miles per hour. Heavy rains in 2015 breached more than 50
    dams in South Carolina, causing flooding throughout the state. It’s an emergency that will keep happening
    if the more than 600 dams rated as high-hazard aren’t modernized. Dams are aging nationwide and need more than
    $20 billion in repairs and upgrades. The Washington DC area has some of the worst
    traffic in the country. Extending the existing metro system to the
    suburbs by adding another metro line with 21 new stations will make everyone’s commute
    shorter, and will take an estimated 17,000 cars off the road. Denver has an ambitious plan to take back
    land from the interstate by plunging part of the I-70 East underground to create a large
    park with sports fields and performance spaces. The project will also modernize and widen
    the 60-plus-year-old road to ensure its structural integrity and ease congestion within the sprawling
    Denver area. Miami is already dealing with the effects
    of climate change with the installation of 80 pumping stations. But when sea levels rise just 5 more feet,
    96% of the city will be underwater, making it America’s most vulnerable urban area
    to a changing climate. To survive, it will need to significantly
    expand its levee system and build a multi-billion dollar seawall. The highly populated northeast corridor of
    the U.S. desperately needs to expand its high speed rail network to keep pace with the best
    cities in the world. Right now, the fastest train is the Acela,
    whose top speed is just 125 miles per hour. A maglev train connecting New York to DC could
    hit 300 mph and cut the commute from four hours to one. Old sewer lines aren’t properly functioning,
    resulting in raw sewage streaming into Lake Erie from Cleveland during storms. Project clean lake is a 25-year renewal plan
    that uses a variety of green methods, including the construction of seven tunnels, to solve
    the problem. To allow for more people and goods to pass
    through the Detroit-Windsor, Canada section of the border, the Gordie Howe International
    Bridge will provide uninterrupted traffic flow. When complete, the project will increase daily
    vehicle crossings by 30%. Phase 1 of California’s high speed rail
    project should open by 2030. It aims to connect Los Angeles to San Francisco
    in just three hours, compared to the nearly six hours it now takes to drive the route. It will be the first high speed rail project
    on the U.S. west coast and will eventually extend to San Diego and Sacramento, the state’s
    capitol. 200,000 daily passenger trips are made through
    the only rail tunnel connecting Manhattan and New Jersey. 100 years old and severely damaged by Hurricane
    Sandy, it badly needs an upgrade. The proposed Hudson River Rail Tunnel
    megaproject would modernize the existing tunnel and add a second one in order to ease congestion
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