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#4301 f1paul

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 11:54

Oceania and Australasia are the same thing. 

 

It's like Holland and the Netherlands. 



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#4302 KnucklesAgain

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 12:24

Is Australia considered part of Asia? On wikipedia, it seems yes.

Does that mean that both Webbo and Danny are Asians?


English Wikipedia for Asia clearly says no.

#4303 PiperPa42

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 20:18

Oceania and Australasia are the same thing. 

 

It's like Holland and the Netherlands. 

And England and Great Britain



#4304 f1paul

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 20:47

And England and Great Britain

Is England not a part of Great Britain?

 

In the Olympics, it's Great Britain and Northern Ireland and I though Great Britain consisted of Scotland, England and Wales.

 

I don't think England=Great Britain.

 

Anyway who cares???  :stoned:



#4305 scheivlak

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 21:15

Oceania and Australasia are the same thing. 

 

It's like Holland and the Netherlands. 

If you mean that Oceania and Australasia are not the same you're right   ;)

 

Holland is just a rather small but densely populated part of the Netherlands.



#4306 7MGTEsup

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 11:36

Is England not a part of Great Britain?

 

In the Olympics, it's Great Britain and Northern Ireland and I though Great Britain consisted of Scotland, England and Wales.

 

I don't think England=Great Britain.

 

Anyway who cares???  :stoned:

 

That is correct as there are 4 national football teams, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as they are 4 different countries.



#4307 Clatter

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 12:03

That is correct as there are 4 national football teams, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as they are 4 different countries.

When did having a national football team become the deciding factor on whether its a country or not?

#4308 7MGTEsup

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 12:17

When did having a national football team become the deciding factor on whether its a country or not?

 

Are England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland not different countries? Are their countries with more than one national side?



#4309 Kalmake

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 13:22

Are England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland not different countries? Are their countries with more than one national side?

Yes. "Country" is a loose word. There can be countries is countries. UK is a country. Lots of little islands have their own team despite being part of a bigger country.



#4310 Sterzo

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 13:22

Any attempt to define what a country is has usually resulted in a fairly major war.



#4311 w1Y

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 13:55

England/ Wales/ Scotland/ Northern Ireland = countries

Great Britain = England Scotland & Wales

United Kingdom = England Scotland Wales & NI



Do crash helmets have to pass a crash test like the cars?

Also

Why dont drivers wear anti g suits like fighter pilots

Edited by w1Y, 13 August 2018 - 13:59.


#4312 SmallHorsey

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 14:14

England/ Wales/ Scotland/ Northern Ireland = countries

Great Britain = England Scotland & Wales

United Kingdom = England Scotland Wales & NI



Do crash helmets have to pass a crash test like the cars?

Also

Why dont drivers wear anti g suits like fighter pilots

I'm going to guess that's because the G forces aren't anywhere near those experienced by a fighter pilot, and they're at no risk of passing out. So basically it would just be more weight and a waste of space.

#4313 7MGTEsup

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 14:28

England/ Wales/ Scotland/ Northern Ireland = countries

Great Britain = England Scotland & Wales

United Kingdom = England Scotland Wales & NI



Do crash helmets have to pass a crash test like the cars?

Also

Why dont drivers wear anti g suits like fighter pilots

 

In a fighter plane all the blood pools in your feet but as F1 cars don't run on banked corners the effect is not the same.

 

Helmets have safety standards they have to pass just like cars do yes.


Edited by 7MGTEsup, 13 August 2018 - 14:29.


#4314 OO7

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 14:29

G-suits as well as straining techniques are used in fighter aircraft to prevent or delay the depletion of blood and thus oxygen from the brain, due to excessive vertical G's.  F1 cars don't experience substantial vertical 'G', the high loadings are from lateral G's (around 6.5 or so is the highest I've seen) and those aren't sustained for anywhere long enough to be an issue.



#4315 Clatter

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 16:35

Yes. "Country" is a loose word. There can be countries is countries. UK is a country. Lots of little islands have their own team despite being part of a bigger country.

 


UK is not a country.

#4316 Clatter

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 16:36

Are England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland not different countries? Are their countries with more than one national side?

 


So a country without a national football team would not be a country?

#4317 Kalmake

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 21:07

UK is not a country.

I guess this is a meme or something. Several people ITT can't have an easy-to-check fact like this wrong.



#4318 Sterzo

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 22:07

Do crash helmets have to pass a crash test like the cars?
 

Oh yes, and indeed they always have. Back in the fifties, the cork helmets were tested by dropping a spherical steel ball (about golf ball size) onto the crown of the helmet. This meant the drivers were protected from spherical balls, but not a lot else. Nowadays it's far more elaborate testing and there's a summary in this article below.

https://jalopnik.com...r-ri-1826635870



#4319 Izzyeviel

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 03:15

UK is not a country.

Don't tell that to the gammon....



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#4320 7MGTEsup

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:40

So a country without a national football team would not be a country?

 

I'm not saying that at all I was just referring to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as having national teams because they are 4 different countries as people seem to think the UK is a country. We don't have a UK football team do we? Like they don't have a Europe football team or an Africa football team.



#4321 mmmcurry

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:59

England, Scotland & Wales are countries. United Kingdom is a union of countries.

Plus there's the usual jokes that if Coulthard won he was British, if he lost he was Scottish.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 09:04

England/ Wales/ Scotland/ Northern Ireland = countries

Great Britain = England Scotland & Wales

United Kingdom = England Scotland Wales & NI



Do crash helmets have to pass a crash test like the cars?

Also

Why dont drivers wear anti g suits like fighter pilots

 

G-suits work for forces acting downwards or upwards on the body (positive G means the blood is forced in to your legs and vice-versa). They squeeze the legs to stop the blood from draining out of the brain. 

 

F1 cars don't really experience them, apart from in certain corners like Eau Rouge/Radillon, so they would be little use.



#4323 Beri

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 09:36

Helmets have safety standards they have to pass just like cars do yes.


Even more so, the FIA dictates safety standards on helmets used in F1 as well. See also:

https://www.autospor...ndards-for-2019

#4324 Kalmake

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 10:18

England, Scotland & Wales are countries. United Kingdom is a union of countries.

...and a country. EU would be an example of a union of countries that is not a country.



#4325 Kalmake

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 10:26

Another point about the G-suits is that the drivers feet are pretty high up these days. Even if the forces were there, blood wouldn't pool so much in the feet as with plane pilots.

 

Which car race has had the highest sustained vertical G's? Probably an Indy race. Texas oval?



#4326 7MGTEsup

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 10:47

...and a country. EU would be an example of a union of countries that is not a country.

 

How can 3 countries be a country?

 

Is Scandinavia a country?



#4327 Clatter

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 10:52

I'm not saying that at all I was just referring to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as having national teams because they are 4 different countries as people seem to think the UK is a country. We don't have a UK football team do we? Like they don't have a Europe football team or an Africa football team.

We do have a UK football team as part of the Olympic team. In other sports, like rugby we have the national teams, and there is the British lions team, made of players from all the home nations.

#4328 7MGTEsup

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 11:14

We do have a UK football team as part of the Olympic team. In other sports, like rugby we have the national teams, and there is the British lions team, made of players from all the home nations.

 

Why do we compete as team GB in the Olympics rather than as separate nations? Would we do better in the world cup as team GB? Who do the British lions play and in what competition?

 

Sorry this is going way off topic.



#4329 InSearchOfThe

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 14:45

An odd Moto GP question.

 

Do you riders have cups sewn into their riding suits?

 

Seems like a good idea. They take a beating when things go wrong.

 

Gotta protect yer junk !



#4330 f1paul

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 15:35

Why do we compete as team GB in the Olympics rather than as separate nations? Would we do better in the world cup as team GB? Who do the British lions play and in what competition?

 

Sorry this is going way off topic.

It's alright. If there's a thread for it then it's this one (or an IndyCar thread)   ;)



#4331 f1paul

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 15:37

Why do we compete as team GB in the Olympics rather than as separate nations? Would we do better in the world cup as team GB? Who do the British lions play and in what competition?

 

Sorry this is going way off topic.

 

Yeah. For the Commonwealth Games, isn't it England, Scotland and Wales etc. Yet for the Olympics and major sporting championship like Athletics, Swimming, Cycling - It's GB 



#4332 Kalmake

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 15:40

How can 3 countries be a country?

 

Is Scandinavia a country?

Because the word is loosely defined.

 

Scandinavia can mean a few things, but it is not a country. Closest thing to that was probably Kalmar Union. Current Denmark (a country) can be considered what remains of Kalmar Union. In addition to Denmark proper, it comprises of Greenland (a country) and Faroe Islands (a country).



#4333 7MGTEsup

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 16:10

An odd Moto GP question.

 

Do you riders have cups sewn into their riding suits?

 

Seems like a good idea. They take a beating when things go wrong.

 

Gotta protect yer junk !

 

Not sure your junk is likely to make contact with anything when you come off the bike (unless you are hung like a horse but wouldn't that make riding uncomfortable?)



#4334 septerra

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 22:37

With Alonso leaving the grid, and potentially Kimi as well, I don't think I have enough interest in F1 any longer. The racing has been boring for a long time, and I only stuck it out for the old dogs, none of whom will be around next year. 

 

What other series do you guys watch in terms of motor sport?

 

I may get into the V8 Supercars and WEC (saw my very first Le Mans due to Alonso racing there and winning it, and I reckon I'm interested in that series for sure). 



#4335 Vielleicht

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 22:42

I know what you mean about F1.

 

For me, IndyCar, Formula E and WEC are my current triad of series that I am most engaged in.



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 22:42

Not sure your junk is likely to make contact with anything when you come off the bike (unless you are hung like a horse but wouldn't that make riding uncomfortable?)

How many times have you wrecked a GP bike at speed?

 

So your answer is you don't know.

 

Thanks for commenting.



#4337 Dolph

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 01:01

With Alonso leaving the grid, and potentially Kimi as well, I don't think I have enough interest in F1 any longer. The racing has been boring for a long time, and I only stuck it out for the old dogs, none of whom will be around next year. 

 

What other series do you guys watch in terms of motor sport?

 

I may get into the V8 Supercars and WEC (saw my very first Le Mans due to Alonso racing there and winning it, and I reckon I'm interested in that series for sure). 

 

Indycar



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Posted 15 August 2018 - 04:19

How many times have you wrecked a GP bike at speed?

 

So your answer is you don't know.

 

Thanks for commenting.

:lol:  Chill



#4339 Dolph

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 13:56

An odd Moto GP question.

 

Do you riders have cups sewn into their riding suits?

 

Seems like a good idea. They take a beating when things go wrong.

 

Gotta protect yer junk !

 

 

Not sure your junk is likely to make contact with anything when you come off the bike (unless you are hung like a horse but wouldn't that make riding uncomfortable?)

 

 

How many times have you wrecked a GP bike at speed?

 

So your answer is you don't know.

 

Thanks for commenting.

 

 

So you came on this forum expecting to get an answer from a Moto GP rider?  :p  I know this is the stupid question thread, but...  :drunk:  



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#4340 f1paul

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 14:02

With Alonso leaving the grid, and potentially Kimi as well, I don't think I have enough interest in F1 any longer. The racing has been boring for a long time, and I only stuck it out for the old dogs, none of whom will be around next year. 

 

What other series do you guys watch in terms of motor sport?

 

I may get into the V8 Supercars and WEC (saw my very first Le Mans due to Alonso racing there and winning it, and I reckon I'm interested in that series for sure). 

Definitely V8s! 

 

-World RX

-BTCC

-Formula E 

-IndyCar

-WEC (although I do think LMP1 is a bit stale, even with Alonso at Toyota right now)

 

In fact, there's a WEC race this weekend at Silverstone. 



#4341 InSearchOfThe

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 14:13

It seemed like a legit question to me.

 

Yes, I should've know better to think I'd get a straight answer with all of the know it all comedians on this forum 

 

Don't answer me sarcastically and expect me to remain silent.

 

Still waiting for an answer...…..


Edited by InSearchOfThe, 15 August 2018 - 14:13.


#4342 Dratini

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 14:21

It seemed like a legit question to me.

 

Yes, I should've know better to think I'd get a straight answer with all of the know it all comedians on this forum 

 

Don't answer me sarcastically and expect me to remain silent.

 

Still waiting for an answer...…..

I'm not sure the response you got was sarcastic. Seemed like 7MGTsup was making a genuine effort to answer you..



#4343 InSearchOfThe

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 14:35

I'm not sure the response you got was sarcastic. Seemed like 7MGTsup was making a genuine effort to answer you..

Really?

Stating 'Unless You're Hung Like A Horse"..... isn't answering anything.

Yup, dick jokes are funny.

Again, I should've know better.

My guess yes they wear some sort of groin protection.

Mistakenly. I thought someone with actual knowledge could answer me without giggling like a teenager..



#4344 Dratini

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 14:43

Really?

Stating 'Unless You're Hung Like A Horse"..... isn't answering anything.

Yup, dick jokes are funny.

Again, I should've know better.

My guess yes they wear some sort of groin protection.

Mistakenly. I thought someone with actual knowledge could answer me without giggling like a teenager..

Maybe you should focus on the first part of the response. The latter part - that which you have a problem with - is seemingly an attempt to further denote the extent to which one might need to be endowed in order to sustain injury within that region.



#4345 Dolph

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 14:52

Really?

Stating 'Unless You're Hung Like A Horse"..... isn't answering anything.

Yup, dick jokes are funny.

Again, I should've know better.

My guess yes they wear some sort of groin protection.

Mistakenly. I thought someone with actual knowledge could answer me without giggling like a teenager..

 

This coming from the guy who finished his question with "Gotta protect yer junk !"   :rolleyes: 



#4346 InSearchOfThe

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 15:42

Bravo Dolph, bravo    :clap:

 

 

Lesson learned.



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Posted 16 August 2018 - 21:32

In IndyCar, do you need a top car to win or are the cars close enough that any team/driver could win any given race? 


Edited by beachdrifter, 16 August 2018 - 21:36.


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Posted 17 August 2018 - 08:43

In IndyCar, do you need a top car to win or are the cars close enough that any team/driver could win any given race? 

 

They're the same car, it's all down to set up capabilities of the various teams (some teams will have more data/simulations available).



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Posted 17 August 2018 - 11:40

They're the same car, it's all down to set up capabilities of the various teams (some teams will have more data/simulations available).


Thanks! So that's what causes the same 2 teams winning the last 5 years? Penske/Ganassi just have more resources than the rest?

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 12:03

Thanks! So that's what causes the same 2 teams winning the last 5 years? Penske/Ganassi just have more resources than the rest?

 

More resources, competence + they attract the best drivers. Everyone wants to drive a Penske like everyone would like to drive the Mercedes or a Ferrari in F1 at the moment. You put the best drivers in the best cars and you end up with a combination that can win any given race and can win title at the year end.


Edited by Dolph, 17 August 2018 - 12:04.