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The ones in the vid have a top speed of around 70 MPH. It depends on the model and how daring your local circuit is as to how fast their hire karts will be.
Anything close to 70 MPH works at that scale! I may try to do that this summer.
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Tsu and I have done this a few times. Great fun but they can actually be dangerous. If you don't brake hard enough coming into those turns, you can fly right off the track and land in jagged rocks. With minimum braking and a good kart [critical!], you fly!

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I get teary listing to this by any artist during the season. But this is too much. I must purchase her Christmas CD.

Tsu got me that for Christmas along with the DVD of her Dream With Me concert. The DVD includes a few performances given in the Ringling Museum of Art, which includes her Dark Waltz performance linked previously, and then her concert in Sarasota Florida, which is the one broadcast [or to be broadcast] on PBS's Great Performances.

Incredible! As I suspected, when she performs for TV shows and in relatively informal settings, she hams it up a bit. When in concert, and I suspect when under the watchful eye of Foster, she is more disciplined. I think these performances are her best by far. There were a number of selections that I hadn't heard. And for the ones that I had, either they were better performances, or at least had better sound and video quality than one can get from You Tube.

She shines the brightest when she takes on the most difficult songs. Simply amazing!

One surprise was that her uncle Matt wrote the song, To Believe. The power of her voice in that song just blows me away.

Here is the list of songs from the DVD

1.When You Wish Upon a Star
2.Nella Fantasia
3.O Mio Babbino Caro
4.To Believe
5.Imaginer
6.Lovers
7.Dark Waltz
8.Angel
9.Somewhere
10.Mi Mancherai
11.Ombra Mai Fu
12.All I Ask of You
13.The Lordís Prayer
14.Dream With Me
15.Nessun Dorma


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...d_i=B004UB2WAQ
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Tsu got me that for Christmas along with the DVD of her Dream With Me concert. The DVD includes a few performances given in the Ringling Museum of Art, which includes her Dark Waltz performance linked previously, and then her concert in Sarasota Florida, which is the one broadcast [or to be broadcast] on PBS's Great Performances.

Incredible! As I suspected, when she performs for TV shows and in relatively informal settings, she hams it up a bit. When in concert, and I suspect when under the watchful eye of Foster, she is more disciplined. I think these performances are her best by far. There were a number of selections that I hadn't heard. And for the ones that I had, either they were better performances, or at least had better sound and video quality than one can get from You Tube.

She shines the brightest when she takes on the most difficult songs. Simply amazing!

One surprise was that her uncle Matt wrote the song, To Believe. The power of her voice in that song just blows me away.

Here is the list of songs from the DVD

1.When You Wish Upon a Star
2.Nella Fantasia
3.O Mio Babbino Caro
4.To Believe
5.Imaginer
6.Lovers
7.Dark Waltz
8.Angel
9.Somewhere
10.Mi Mancherai
11.Ombra Mai Fu
12.All I Ask of You
13.The Lordís Prayer
14.Dream With Me
15.Nessun Dorma


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...d_i=B004UB2WAQ
I've been procrastinating as usual in ordering her Christmas album. Just last night I was listening to our previously posted Youtube tunes. Too many tears to read my credit card number to place an order, as Christmas is kind of a special time where music of this caliber turns me into a sentimental drunk.

You're so lucky.
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Tsu got me that for Christmas along with the DVD of her Dream With Me concert....
Thanks for the kick in the butt Ivan. I just ordered the CD and DVD from Overstock.com for just over $20.
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Wow!!





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New Karting League starting in the UK next year.
Too fun! My assistants (project manager and writer) and I hit a place in Florida a day early years ago, and we went to a cart-track. The owner and a couple of his managers had souped up several carts, and we slipped them a few bucks to get to use them. It is scary to go so fast so close to the ground and so close to each other. The three of us were the only people on the track. We should have been wearing helmets and protective gear, probably, but I know my neck couldn't have taken the G-forces in the turns with a helmet on my head. The track was all rubber-coated and tight and twisted, so we couldn't get max speed out of those machines before backing off and turning. I sure would love to have run them on a track with longer straightaways and run-outs.
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Quote Quote by Dembadon View Post
Wow!!


Wine glasses are even cooler than you think. Watch how they vibrate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VZcY1B8iPM


Try striking the wine glass and rotating it. (This is a little hard to do, since simply hanging it from a string to rotate it will move the wine glass closer and further away if it's hanging at any kind of angle - likewise, it has to be in the center of a rotating platform since you just want to hear the pattern formed by the rotation; not the moving closer and further away.)

Since the wine glass is rotating, the phase of the sound waves is changing, creating a beat frequency. You would think the beat frequency would match the rotation of the wine glass, but adding rotational motion to the glass's vibration causes the standing wave to precess the opposite direction of the rotation. The beat frequency is always too slow for the rate of rotation.

So, if you hold the wine glass and strike it, and then spin around, you can still hear a beat frequency, because the phase is precessing.

Once you figure out the precession rate, you can determine how fast the wine glass is rotating from the beat frequency, giving you an inertial measuring device - in essence, a gyroscope with no moving parts.

This works for a bell, too, and is probably a lot easier to do with a bell since most bells are designed to be hung from something. Or chimes will work, as well.
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Thanks for the kick in the butt Ivan. I just ordered the CD and DVD from Overstock.com for just over $20.
Good deal!

Before a song, Foster will sometimes have a short dialogue with Jackie. At one point he asked what she is thinking when she sings - a question that has been on my mind since the first video of her. She gave precisely the answer that I was hoping and expecting to hear based on my own observations. She isn't really thinking. Something comes over her and fills her with joy. That joy is what captured my heart. You can see it.
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Oh yeah, I had completely missed this one before getting the DVD. She just never ceases to amaze.

The pianist is sixteen-year-old, Conrad Tao.

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and, bedtime story from an old granny!
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She gave precisely the answer that I was hoping and expecting to hear based on my own observations. She isn't really thinking. Something comes over her and fills her with joy. That joy is what captured my heart. You can see it.
Having been in a few bands from about age 12 to well into my 20s, there were times (which I believe is what drives good musicians) when we were all in "complete" sync with each other, our instruments and the audience. It was like your muscles were making the music and you were outside listening. The resulting euphoria is probably similar to other "techniques" that causes this mental detachment. For me at least, I would definitely describe it as JOY. And it appears it can works both ways. i.e. the musician making the music or audience listening to the music.
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Having been in a few bands from about age 12 to well into my 20s, there were times (which I believe is what drives good musicians) when we were all in "complete" sync with each other, our instruments and the audience. It was like your muscles were making the music and you were outside listening. The resulting euphoria is probably similar to other "techniques" that causes this mental detachment. For me at least, I would definitely describe it as JOY. And it appears it can works both ways. i.e. the musician making the music or audience listening to the music.
Yes, I know the feeling from playing the piano as a kid. And Foster specifically mentions that it is like she is glued to the track. He loosely compares working with Jackie to working with Whitney Houston [he helped to make Houston's career] in an eleven-year-old's body. She operates at an adult level. Beyond that, she feels the music deeply. She will only do songs that move her emotionally. When I was 11, I was moved emotionally by Puff the Magic Dragon, not Nessun Dorma.

Her favorite? Lovers.
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I just ordered the CD and DVD from Overstock.com for just over $20.
Oh no. Sorry Greg. What was I thinking?

Overstock.com (OSTK) ranked at the very bottom of the list ...

Foresee points to Amazon.com as a standard for excellence, ranked No. 1 on the list.
http://www.dailyfinance.com/2011/12/...ine-merchants/

I received two notifications in two day that it was shipped via USPS with the same tracking number. So I checked. Status=Electronic Shipping Info Received, Location="blank field". Serves me right if I don't get it.
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I received two notifications in two day that it was shipped via USPS with the same tracking number. So I checked. Status=Electronic Shipping Info Received, Location="blank field". Serves me right if I don't get it.
Well?


How about this guy?

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Well?


How about this guy?

I watched that last night. Incredible. Yea, you never know what's coming. I received the USPS shipment Saturday only to find the CD without the DVD. So I'm waiting again.
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