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Optical illusions

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by slisse, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. Insp Gadget

    Insp Gadget Trusted.Member

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  2. SecretWishes

    SecretWishes Moderator Staff Member

    Not an optical illusion... just a Russian car that's been slammed (extremely lowered by altering suspension primarily and other parts of a vehicle).

    Known locally as заниженый таз (zanizhenyy taz), Google translated it as "low pelvis", it's just an extreme form of lowering a car...
     
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  3. Insp Gadget

    Insp Gadget Trusted.Member

    That is sooo cool - Thanks !! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  4. Akbloke

    Akbloke Ex Pig-Fixer "Videmus Agamis"

    And how well does it take going over speed bumps in the road...? I know that my standard 528i Motorsport doesn't like them, and it has slightly more clearance.
     
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  5. Akbloke

    Akbloke Ex Pig-Fixer "Videmus Agamis"

    I can see an accident about to happen if the driver following diverts his attention from the road for too long....LOL
     
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  6. SecretWishes

    SecretWishes Moderator Staff Member

    That depends on the suspension, if they're smart, it'll be an airbag suspension where the vehicle can drop down like you see, then fill the bags with air and raise it to a more practical level. Purge the bags again to drop the car.
     
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  7. Insp Gadget

    Insp Gadget Trusted.Member

    So I looked it up, and this is apparently a slammed Lada Samara -

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  8. Insp Gadget

    Insp Gadget Trusted.Member

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  9. David.A.A.

    David.A.A. New Member

    Those are pretty trippy.
     
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  10. londonboy49

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  11. leftout4

    leftout4 Trusted.Member

    So, just how would you throw a dollar bill at that ??
     
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  12. slisse

    slisse Moderator Staff Member

  13. Insp Gadget

    Insp Gadget Trusted.Member

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    Telephoto-lens
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    Wide angle
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    Wide angle
     
  14. Insp Gadget

    Insp Gadget Trusted.Member

    Okay, smarty-pants, whatcha-think's going on here ?

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    Now, I'll confess to be watching a whole-lot'a creative NASCAR racing lately (great stuff, some wonderful engineering teamwork there, btw imho) and my sources for pic stuff are okay, and this system seems well thought out. And those things look like Oreos.

    So ... passing the mike over ... :)
     
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  15. SecretWishes

    SecretWishes Moderator Staff Member

    "smarty-pants"...? I hope you mean that in a good way... I apologize if you don't...

    But to answer your challenge:

    It's a very decorative wheel meant to look like a planetary gear system. It's all cosmetic... but fun to look at. I MIGHT consider using them if the "Oreos" were better decorated and the "carrier plate" didn't pop out from around the planet gears (the Oreos).

    The big "giveaway" is that the sun gear (center gear), the carrier plate (spokes), and the ring gear (rim) are all one piece. Zoom in on the edges of the gears and you won't see a separation of the parts.
     
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  16. Insp Gadget

    Insp Gadget Trusted.Member

    Are you kidding - this is great ! Thanks - how the heck do you know all this stuff ?? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  17. SecretWishes

    SecretWishes Moderator Staff Member

    I stopped learning about celebrities and their drama and focused on learning everything else (tools, engineering, medical, etc.)

    The problems/drama of a celebrity don't help me in any way except POSSIBLY thinking that my life is less messed up than theirs. Couple that with the fact that MOST of the "reality" TV shows about said celebrities are staged and frequently rehearsed, they hold nothing for me to gain except stress and gossip (which encourages talking behind people's backs)...

    Long story short, the true optical illusion to me is that society has a firm grasp of what it is doing/where it is going...

    I know I don't, but I'm not going out of my way to be "knowledgeable" about a celebrity and their "real" problems...

    YIKES! I'm getting political... My bad...

    But I do look for something to learn every day. Even if it is a little fact, if it is something that helps somebody else in any way/shape/form, then it's at least learning it's surface information... if it becomes relevant to me, then learn it in more depth.
     
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  18. Brutus58

    Brutus58 Trusted.Member

    Pull up to it at a red light.

    I see that someone is going to use a bale of hay to cover my body in that hole which will become my grave.

    Someone stole my idea for my transmission!
     
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