[extropy-chat] Segways banned in Disney World
eliasen at mindspring.com
Mon Feb 9 21:23:16 UTC 2004
Mike Lorrey wrote:
>>>>Completely different failure mode.
>>>Yeah, sure, on a busy highway. What again is the kinetic energy of
>>>2000 lb car at that velocity? Thats 21 million lb ft^2/sec^2
>> Actually, it's 15.5 million lb ft^2/sec^2. In Frink notation, (
>> 1/2 2000 lb (85 mph)^2 -> million lb ft^2/s^2
> Ayup. I forgot the 1/2.
Hmmm... that still doesn't account for the discrepancy. You would have
gotten 31 million. Errors like this are why I made Frink in the first place.
And, for communicating with the rest of the world, we'd probably want the
result in joules, which is just as easy:
1/2 2000 lb (85 mph)^2 -> J
Ah, the tower of Babel has fallen. :)
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