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It's my blog. The name is a reference to a quirk in the Slashdot moderation system that allows a post to have a negative (in this case, offtopic) moderation, but be scored 5, the maximum positive score. Basically, there's no point to it, but it may be good. There'll be all sorts of computer crap in here...

2005-06-13

Why Overclocking Is Bad



That was a friend of mine, after riding Raptor at Cedar Point (this was a while back - I just now got a chance to upload it). I know what you're thinking: "RAPTOR? Who gets sick after RAPTOR?!?!?"

Well, when Raptor normally runs, it runs for 2 minutes, 16 seconds, along a 3,790 foot long track. That averages out to 19.0006686 mph - not too fast, right? Enough for some thrill when it hits higher speeds (max speed is approximately 57 mph, according to Cedar Point's site), but not too fast.

The last run of the night, it took NINETY SECONDS. Doing the math, that comes out to 28.7121212 mph! THAT will screw you up.

Not to mention, there was LOTS of Mountain Dew (ahh, the drink of the gods!) involved - therefore, the coaster wasn't the only thing overclocked. So was the rider. (In case you're wondering, that's partially processed Mountain Dew there.)

I, luckily, did not do that ride (that time, anyway). I had already done my throwing up for the day, after Disaster Transport, of all coasters... In my defense, I had JUST eaten a HUGE cheeseburger... Of course, one of my friends said that throwing up is half the fun of riding coasters, so by that metric, I had a good day, but I disagree... ;-)

5 Comments:

  • At 7/11/2005 10:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You might want to learn a little about significant figures...

     
  • At 7/11/2005 11:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    @anonymous - rounding is for lamerz! The more digitz the more eXtremE! DUED!

     
  • At 7/12/2005 2:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    dude...i just rode the raptor five times yesterday (front-row is like CRACK, only better rush is skydiving), and there's no way it took two minutes. or even 90 seconds. more like 60-70, then a minute of sitting in the station.

    and yes, i stuffed myself before i rode, your friend is just a pussy.

     
  • At 7/12/2005 8:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If it was last ride of the night, why was the picture taken during daylight?

     
  • At 7/12/2005 8:39 PM, Blogger bhtooefr said…

    That would be because it was just before 8 PM - when that photo was taken, Cedar Point was closing at 8.

     

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