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Ayrton Senna died 25 years ago today. There will probably be a lot of retrospective videos and such. It's sort of crazy how far cars have come since then. Of course they actually DROVE the cars back then, instead of the cars shifting, balancing, correcting, rotating, throttling, etc... themselves.
It's sort of sad that the natural aspirated super-car may not survive to see the 30th anniversary of his death. Porsche and Lamborghini/Audi are sort of the last men standing in terms of the non-boutique, non-luxury GT super-cars. The GT3(RS) and Huracan/Aventador may be the last hurrah. Almost everything else is already turbo'd and/or battery assisted and sound like hair dryers in comparison. The GT3 and Huracan sound like demons making sexy time.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
Grand Tour season 3 episode 5 was about Jim Clark. It was really amazing to see that and then drive in a car that accelerates and de-accelerates by itself, steers itself (scary) and has more cameras and radars than I would imagine.
These days racing is almost as much about limiting technology as it used to be about encouraging it. Technology is such that, at this point, if they didn't limit it the whole thing would just be a joke and a dangerous joke at that. But is also means that, in some ways, innovation has moved from the racing world to the super-car and sports car world, where those limitations aren't in place.
When Porsche retired its 919 LMP type car, they went back and did a version of it for fun that wasn't limited by regulations. It is ludicrously fast. It lapped the Nurburgring so fast that makes your palms sweat just to watch it. He spends very little time under 120MPH and plenty of times he's 200MPH+, and that's on a very bumpy, tricky track. If you watch the little inset video of the interior, I'm amazed he wasn't concussed by the time he was done.
There's some footage from Spa that literally looks like a cartoon because it's going so fast that your brain refuses to accept it's real. At about 1:50 and again at around 2:25, it just doesn't even look real.
May 2, 2019 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
In 1982, Richard Feynman envisioned a "machine of a different kind," one that could simulate physics by doing exactly what nature does.In this webinar we will discuss how close quantum computing has come to realizing Feynman's vision. Our speaker will explain the different approaches to building quantum computers, drill down into quantum annealing, and discuss classical and quantum programming models and applications.
"Progress doesn't come from early risers – progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things." Lazarus Long