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Old 10-01-2018, 07:50 AM   #1966
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Ever wonder what that truck you're following at 70mph is carrying?
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Some years ago International Alloys in Aylesbury sent tanker loads of molten aluminium to their plant in Birmingham, a journey of about 75 miles.
I have a vague recollection that the load would lose 1 deg F for every mile travelled.
I assume that the tank was exceptionally well insulated and that some form of heating was involved, but the consequences of an accident didn't bear thinking about.

I am always very wary of unmarked military vehicles, apparently of armoured construction, especially if under police escort.
Two rear axles instead of one, or twin wheels instead of singles, are also something of a giveaway.
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Old 10-01-2018, 08:04 AM   #1967
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The couple people who I know that ride their bike to work take public transportation on the days they don't ride.
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Old 10-01-2018, 09:19 AM   #1968
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A couple of points:

Some years ago International Alloys in Aylesbury sent tanker loads of molten aluminium to their plant in Birmingham, a journey of about 75 miles.
I have a vague recollection that the load would lose 1 deg F for every mile travelled.
I assume that the tank was exceptionally well insulated and that some form of heating was involved, but the consequences of an accident didn't bear thinking about.
This is what happens.
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Old 10-01-2018, 09:21 AM   #1969
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I just hope that there was nobody in the way when that lot was on the move.
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Old 10-01-2018, 03:24 PM   #1970
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A couple of points:

Some years ago International Alloys in Aylesbury sent tanker loads of molten aluminium to their plant in Birmingham, a journey of about 75 miles.
I have a vague recollection that the load would lose 1 deg F for every mile travelled.
I assume that the tank was exceptionally well insulated and that some form of heating was involved, but the consequences of an accident didn't bear thinking about.
I used to work with molten aluminium. Ran a big ol' melt furnace. Traveling with molten metal is just about the stupidest thing I could ever think of.

Well, that, and growing up.
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:00 PM   #1971
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Old 10-02-2018, 09:47 AM   #1972
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Those numbers are wildly affected by things not on the graph, though. Houston has a higher than average takehome because Texas has no income tax--instead, we have a higher than average sales tax. So you take it home, then you send it right back out again.
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Old 10-02-2018, 10:10 AM   #1973
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Does that Texas sales tax apply to food too?
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Old 10-02-2018, 01:30 PM   #1974
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Grocery store food, no; restaurant food, yes. There's some weird overlap now that so many stores have "prepared food" sections like rotisserie chickens, etc., and of course the other stuff a grocery store sells usually gets taxed. There are a handful of other special exemptions, though, like medicines and baby products.
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Old 10-02-2018, 02:21 PM   #1975
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Pretty much the same here.
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:25 PM   #1976
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The chances of you getting hit by a meteorite are slimmer than anything but hitting the lottery.
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Old 10-06-2018, 11:57 AM   #1977
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:01 PM   #1978
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Old 10-13-2018, 12:52 AM   #1979
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Old 10-13-2018, 09:40 AM   #1980
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You should worry V, you're in the zone and you look sort of Canadian.
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