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Buckeye Knight

Member since 27 July 2013 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 1997 Rose Bowl and 2014-15 National Championship Game.

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Comment 04 May 2016
Had to login to say wow guys, EXCELLENT article! Dru was a beast.
Comment 13 Apr 2016

I'm not really a Nerd....played Football (HS & College), BB, BB, lift weights, have Muscle Cars, perform physical labor, limited Computer knowledge, etc....BUT, I love me some Star Wars!lol

Bro, you sound like my long lost twin! 

Comment 12 Apr 2016

If you are a red light camera company, it means you shorten the yellow light so cars don't have enough time to stop in time.  I believe the safe estimate is that a yellow light should last 1 second for every 10 MPH that the speed limit is, so a 45 MPH street should have at least a 4.5 second yellow light.  I know when they first installed some cameras in some towns, the yellows were MUCH shorter than that.

Comment 01 Apr 2016

Agreed.  Personally, I also think some communities NEED to do a better job at stop light control.  Take Polaris in Westerville for example.  There is NO REASON to have to stop at almost every single light driving down that street.  Once you get into the groove of traffic, if you are going the speed limit on a street with a major flow of traffic, you should have green lights until you exit that main flow.  As it is now, if you start out on Maxtown going west, you will stop at 90% of the lights until you hit Route 23.  That stop and go KILLS MPG for every single car.  And what do you wait for? ... People merging onto Polaris from shopping centers and small side streets, the flow of traffic and timing doesn't matter as much as to those small flows of traffic that are likely merging into the larger flow anyway.

If you've ever been to a place like Chicago or NYC, this obviously doesn't work as well, since traffic is just FUBAR anyway.  But in your typical suburban and light urban areas, smart stop light control could save a TON of energy and money.

Comment 01 Apr 2016

Good stuff, but I'm REALLY missing the new posts being highlighted somehow.

Comment 01 Apr 2016

Yes, lighter and stronger materials are always in need for every form transportation, and as always, getting the cost down on these new materials is key.

I'd just add that while many people may commute to work as 1 passenger, the need for many is to still have a vehicle big enough to transport an entire family and the "stuff" that may come with that.  A husband, wife, 2.5 kids, and Stuff can get you around the 800 lbs mark quickly.  Trust me, I NEVER wanted to own a minivan EVER in my life, yet here we are.

Comment 01 Apr 2016

Even as a performance car guy, I like what Tesla is doing with their products/technology, but there are still some issues with electric cars for many people.  Maybe the biggest is recharge time.  On long trips, especially for someone who travels a lot on business, waiting hours to "refuel" is unacceptable.  For someone with just a city commute that can recharge at night and during work, it's not an issue.

I like the performance that a high output electric motor driving each wheel brings, even if I miss the V8 roar.  In fact, so do the big auto companies.  That might be the biggest challenge that Tesla will face in the future.  I can tell you with 100% certainty that the engineers of some car models that have been traditionally "V8 performance" vehicles, are STRONGLY considering either hybrid or fully electric versions of those vehicles b/c of the performance AND the mandatory EPA MPG numbers that are coming soon.

Comment 31 Mar 2016
I liked it a lot! MUCH better movie than Man of Steel. Batfleck was surprisingly good, I thought he'd ruin it. To me, Lex was the weak link in the movie, both Eisenberg in the role and the way the character was written. Other than that, the movie was very enjoyable and a much needed upgrade from Man of Steel for DC.
Comment 02 Mar 2016

Get in the way of a hottake?  His stats confirm what I stated above.  

"Meanwhile, in the East, you have OSU, MSU, TTUN, and PSU"  His stats show these are the top 4 out of 6 teams in the past 20 years, with MSU being the lowest, however MSU has had A LOT of success lately, with a few end of season top 5 rankings.

Conference records - past 20 years:

Ohio State    0.796        129    33
TSUN    0.662        106    54
Nebraska    0.647        108    59
Wisconsin    0.638        104    59    
PSU    0.581        93    67
MSU    0.564        92    71

The past 10 years show TTUN dropping off significantly, but I did say 10-20 years.  I gave Wisconsin, NW, and Iowa some credit.  I mentioned Nebraska, but again, they were more successful pre-BIG, as they drop from 3rd to 5th from the 20 to 10 year span.

Conference records - past 10 years:

Ohio State    0.866        71    11
Wisconsin    0.699        58    25
MSU   0.663        55    28
PSU    0.600        48    32
Nebraska    0.595        50    34
Iowa    0.543    44        37