Why Gas Engines Are Far From Dead - Biggest EV Problems - Page 8
Close
Login to Your Account
Page 8 of 8 FirstFirst ... 678
Results 141 to 151 of 151
  1. #141
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Country
    UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS
    Posts
    3,973
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    1794

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    The problem is they aren't banked enough..."go fast, turn left"....
    Oh great. Then I'll have to worry about how much stagger to run

  2. #142
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Country
    UNITED KINGDOM
    Posts
    4,999
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    2821
    Likes (Received)
    2452

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TeachMePlease View Post
    Tangential is the adjective to describe something that is tangent?

    describe something that is A tangent (noun).

  3. Likes TeachMePlease liked this post
  4. #143
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Sunny South West Florida, USA
    Posts
    3,315
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    11430
    Likes (Received)
    3713

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rand View Post
    describe something that is A tangent (noun).
    I believe we've gone off on one, currently.

  5. Likes Mark Rand liked this post
  6. #144
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Eastern Massachusetts, USA
    Posts
    5,306
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    5093
    Likes (Received)
    5118

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TeachMePlease View Post
    I believe we've gone off on one, currently.
    Not necessarily. Climate change caused the coronavirus and if Trump hadn't taken us out of the Montreal Protocols we wouldn't be dealing with this extinction-level virus crisis. It must be true - I heard it on TV.

  7. #145
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Flushing/Flint, Michigan
    Posts
    8,626
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    463
    Likes (Received)
    7079

    Default

    Ford has sort of bought into EV, new GM stuff announced.
    Bob

  8. #146
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Tucson AZ
    Posts
    6,449
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    9896
    Likes (Received)
    3034

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TeachMePlease View Post
    Tangential is the adjective to describe something that is tangent?
    In other words and simpler , letter economic words, they mean the same thing? Tangent means that a line has one point in common with a circle. It is tangent, no need to pretend you know more than anyone else and add letters to a perfectly good word.

  9. #147
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Tucson AZ
    Posts
    6,449
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    9896
    Likes (Received)
    3034

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rand View Post
    describe something that is A tangent (noun).

    That would be a rare situation where "tangent" can be an adjective and a noun which mean virtually the same thing. eg: A tangent is a line that is tangent to a circle.

  10. #148
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Country
    UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS
    Posts
    3,973
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    1794

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tdmidget View Post
    ... no need to pretend you know more than anyone else and add letters to a perfectly good word.
    Whoo boy. Now we're gonna get into "critique" instead of comment upon (critique is actually a NOUN goddammit), and orientate instead of orient, and god know how many other ugly yuppyisms

    But in this case ... tangent is a geometry word with a strict meaning, "touching in only one point" while "tangential" is more of an adjective (or sometimes an adverb) meaning "kinda sorta related but mostly off in the weeds, actually" ... so might be excusable ? Just this once ?

  11. #149
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Tucson AZ
    Posts
    6,449
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    9896
    Likes (Received)
    3034

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by EmanuelGoldstein View Post
    Whoo boy. Now we're gonna get into "critique" instead of comment upon (critique is actually a NOUN goddammit), and orientate instead of orient, and god know how many other ugly yuppyisms

    But in this case ... tangent is a geometry word with a strict meaning, "touching in only one point" while "tangential" is more of an adjective (or sometimes an adverb) meaning "kinda sorta related but mostly off in the weeds, actually" ... so might be excusable ? Just this once ?

    In a forum dedicated to precision work such as machining is there any place for "kinda sorta related but mostly off in the weeds, actually"? Consider that languages such as French and Spanish have commissions that decide what is acceptable and may be in their dictionaries and such so when that 2 assholes say "orientate" it does not become acceptable. English as I am sure you are aware is the official language of aviation. Do you want to fly behind pilots that are " kinda sorta related but mostly off in the weeds, actually" with their English?

  12. #150
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Country
    UNITED KINGDOM
    Posts
    4,999
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    2821
    Likes (Received)
    2452

    Default

    Severe thread drift but, would one refer to something as 'radius to' a point?. Grammar is there for a reason.

  13. #151
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    People's Republic
    Posts
    4,389
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    421
    Likes (Received)
    2671

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tdmidget View Post
    In a forum dedicated to precision work such as machining is there any place for "kinda sorta related but mostly off in the weeds, actually"? Consider that languages such as French and Spanish have commissions that decide what is acceptable and may be in their dictionaries and such so when that 2 assholes say "orientate" it does not become acceptable. English as I am sure you are aware is the official language of aviation. Do you want to fly behind pilots that are " kinda sorta related but mostly off in the weeds, actually" with their English?
    Jeez,

    You are kind of going off on a tangent there

    And it really is quite tangential to the conversation


Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •