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(The Raw Story)   Cops clock 17-year-old driver on highway at 200 kph, which is equal to 42 metric beers   (rawstory.com) divider line 90
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2006-12-27 09:17:01 AM  
But was he driving a Subaru Outback?
 
2006-12-27 11:23:13 AM  
www.cbc.ca

Double it and add 30, eh?
 
2006-12-27 11:31:03 AM  
That comes out to 120 MPH, by the way.....
 
2006-12-27 11:33:14 AM  
I totally read that as "Caps lock 17-year-old beginner driver..."

/So he was internet shouting?
 
2006-12-27 11:33:54 AM  
That comes out to 2.11404682 × 10 to the -11th LIGHT YEARS, by the way...
 
2006-12-27 11:34:07 AM  
Subby is converting from metric speed to metric beers?

Subby pass HS physics?
 
2006-12-27 11:34:11 AM  
Why is this "Spiffy"? This kid could have killed himself or others. There's a reason for the speed limit. Obey it!

/And get off my lawn!
 
2006-12-27 11:38:26 AM  
mmmmm, metric beers. They don't gyp you out of that half-ounce (11.5 ounces in a 12 oz bottle) when they're metric beers. But I'll be farked if I can figure out how many millilitres it takes me to get shiatfaced.
 
2006-12-27 11:39:04 AM  
He was wasting a lot of gas too! He was only getting 3 hectares to the hog's head.
 
2006-12-27 11:39:32 AM  
Jaegs: Subby is converting from metric speed to metric beers?

Technically, anything can be converted to either metric or standard beers.

/not sub
 
2006-12-27 11:43:02 AM  
barry dingle
That comes out to 2.11404682 × 10 to the -11th LIGHT YEARS, by the way...

Eh? Light-years measure distance, not speed. But I'm sure you already know about that.
 
2006-12-27 11:45:50 AM  
yawn
 
2006-12-27 11:46:11 AM  
42 metric beers sounds good to me, eh!

/I had a dag named Ralph, before the story
//No, he wasn't on a sub.
 
2006-12-27 11:46:22 AM  
Maybe he just wasn't going to be out for an hour.
 
2006-12-27 11:53:31 AM  
In other news, paint was witnessed drying on a house in Texas.
 
2006-12-27 11:57:02 AM  
Metric beer??...Moosehead?

Standard beer?....Bud?



///Standing back to watch the my beer is good your beer sucks war begin
///slashy
\\\Slashy light
 
2006-12-27 11:58:27 AM  
What is 17 years in metric?
 
2006-12-27 11:58:36 AM  
Oh noes! 120 MPH! Pussy.
 
2006-12-27 12:06:56 PM  
gosseyn

Eh? Light-years measure distance, not speed. But I'm sure you already know about that.

a light year is the distance light travels over one year (5.88 trillion mi) at the speed of light. and though yes, it's used to measure stellar distances, the fact that there is distance over speed (kinda like miles per hour), it's convertable. i didn't think i'd have to explain it, but ok.

/"There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
 
2006-12-27 12:08:08 PM  
make that distance over time, farkface. see i get so angry i misspeak.
 
2006-12-27 12:09:56 PM  
Before this thread gets too deep into the "speeding is fine if you're a good driver" bollocks, let me just say this:


Kill him before he procreates.
 
2006-12-27 12:11:09 PM  
So? Driving instructor made me go 170km/h (tad over a 100mph) back in the day before I had my license.

/with an old diesel rabbit!
//get off my 'bahn!!
 
2006-12-27 12:12:51 PM  

a light year is the distance light travels over one year (5.88 trillion mi) at the speed of light. and though yes, it's used to measure stellar distances, the fact that there is distance over speed (kinda like miles per hour), it's convertable. i didn't think i'd have to explain it, but ok.


Miles per hour is speed/time, a Light Year is speed * time. So no, not really.
 
2006-12-27 12:13:50 PM  
42 liters of beer is a lot of beer.

/Munich Hofbrauhaus, best place to get metric beers
 
2006-12-27 12:17:50 PM  
Dance


miles...

per...

hour...

=

distance...

over...

time...

/repeat until understood
//then kill yourself
 
2006-12-27 12:22:27 PM  
I read that as "Cops glock".
 
2006-12-27 12:24:42 PM  
Barry dingle are serious person.
This is serious thread.
 
2006-12-27 12:26:53 PM  
...wow- an obscure reference to the Great White North album! Fantastic.

2 turtle necks....and a beer....

Ever play that one track backwards? Didn't work so well on cassette :)
 
2006-12-27 12:27:16 PM  
5 and 5 is 10, 10 and 30 is 40, it's the old 40 degrees.
 
2006-12-27 12:33:41 PM  
Yay! Another speeding flamewar thread in which nothing will be resolved.
 
2006-12-27 12:37:17 PM  
Kar98

I call bullshiat!!!! I had a diesel rabbit and the only way it could reach 100 is if it were dropped from an airplane.
 
2006-12-27 12:37:19 PM  
One time I had 42 beers. I had a headache the next day, but I woke up in my own bed, so I must have driven well like this guy.
 
2006-12-27 12:40:34 PM  
Give the cops donuts and they won't give you tickets.

/hoser
 
2006-12-27 12:42:58 PM  
125 MPH? Big effing deal. :P
 
2006-12-27 12:45:37 PM  
In order to convert KPH to light years you need to know long he was traveling at the given speed.

distance/time = speed (eg Kilometers per hour)

speed*time = distance (eg light year)

distance/speed = time
 
2006-12-27 12:53:41 PM  
JesseL

good point, or the distance traveled, but i know because it was me
 
2006-12-27 12:53:49 PM  
120 MPH? Meh...wuss.

A guy who used to work for me showed up one day on a brand new Honda CBR600.

Me: Nice bike...what'll it do?
Him: Dunno...but I'll tell you after lunch.

After lunch...

Him: 154.

Now, THAT is youg, dumb and full of cum!
 
2006-12-27 12:58:06 PM  
A 17-year-old learning to drive was clocked at 203
kilometres an hour on an Australian highway - more than double the 80 kmh limit


Whoa whoa stop right there! 203 is more than double of 80?
 
2006-12-27 01:02:39 PM  
Sgian Dubh - That's 27.2 metric years.
 
2006-12-27 01:04:24 PM  
barry dingle: good point, or the distance traveled, but i know because it was me

If you know the distance traveled, that's your number right there, speed doesn't figure into it at that point.

BTW your 2.11404682 × 10^-11 light years is 200KM not 200KPH.
 
2006-12-27 01:11:15 PM  
gosseyn's explanation too simple for you? Do you have to make it more complex in order to understand it?
 
2006-12-27 01:14:13 PM  
200 kph sounds cool but really isn't that special. My personal best is 265.
 
2006-12-27 01:16:51 PM  
I've done 205 kph in a Ford Escort GT 1.8L DOHC ... got a good run off a long hill. Of course, I was young and stupid at the time.

/Now I'm old and stupid, with a better car.
 
2006-12-27 01:24:36 PM  
miles...

per...

hour...

=

distance...

over...

time...

/repeat until understood
//then kill yourself


It was before lunch. And doesn't matter anyway, MPH != Light Years anyway. Distance/time != speed * time.
 
2006-12-27 01:31:54 PM  
Loserbait: Whoa whoa stop right there! 203 is more than double of 80?

Fire up the RomeroCopter!
 
2006-12-27 01:33:23 PM  
1 light year = 9.4605284 × 10^12 kilometers

1 Year = 8766 Hours (365.25 x 24)

the speed of light = 1,079,252,848.8 km/h

To travel one light year at 203 kph = 5,316,516.5 hours, or 606.5 years.

Damn I'm a math geek...
 
2006-12-27 01:36:15 PM  
So how many imperial beers are in one mile per hour?
 
2006-12-27 01:44:02 PM  
falser That's easy... assuming 12 minutes per beer, that's 5 Bud Lights per mile per hour.
 
2006-12-27 01:51:01 PM  
I think that kid in Indiana that was clocked at 142 mph a couple of weeks ago is yawning right about now...
 
2006-12-27 02:00:23 PM  
Do they even have metric beers in Australia?

Bah, 120 mph is not that interesting, especially when there are miles and miles of nothing.
 
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