advantages

Feminine Power

Aries Feminine Power:  Fiery soul, out to conquer, savage eyes, as strong as an Amazonian.

Taurus Feminine Power: Enduring and will go farther than anyone else, emotionally strong, practical, makes their world safe.

Gemini Feminine Power: Persuasion and intelligence is their weapon, their independence gives them power, they can sell anything to anyone.

Cancer Feminine Power: Is tough, a master at defense/protection, you might win the battle but they’ll win the war, they’re compassionate.

Leo Feminine Power: 100% confident, stands up for what they believe in, is brave, is fierce, dreams big and lives big. 

Virgo Feminine Power: Gets the work done, is a hustler, strong in adversity, won’t settle, is caring, and is diligent. 

Libra Feminine Power: Has good judgment, is level-headed, is a true mediator, has that charm down, and adapts when others crumble. 

Scorpio Feminine Power: Is fire, smoke, and poison, they’re protective, will move mountains, and transforms in the most hardcore ways. 

Sagittarius Feminine Power: Is wild fire, you can’t stop their ideas. Filled with life, is optimistic, will take on the world, will slip thru your fingers. 

Capricorn Feminine Power: Filled with ambition, wields power and dominance, good with money, makes connections easily. 

Aquarius Feminine Power: Stands on their own, brings knowledge to others, is inventive, communication and intellect rule their world. 

Pisces Feminine Power: Intuition is other worldly, is a survivor, will hit you where it hurts, and never stops moving or changing. 

Whenever you feel like criticizing any one, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.
—  F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Advantages of Robots

Advantages of Robots (in general):

  • Help with technological issues
  • Can cook for you
  • Can prevent loneliness
  • Inaccessible information
  • Entertainment
  • Save money on wages
  •  Artificial intelligence
  • Military purposes

Advantages of Robots, concerning personal relationships:

  • They won’t leave
  • Can be turned off whenever you want
  • Prevents awkward situations
  • Entertainment
Zodiac Signs of the GTA V Characters (expanded)

Alright, I did these earlier and I just want to see how accurate I was so I Googled the advantages and disadvantages to each Zodiac sign and let you guys debate if I was close or not. Here we go:

- Italics = Advantages.
- Bold = Disadvantages.


Aries (Michael): Independent, generous, optimistic, enthusiastic, courageous, moody, short tempered, self-involved, impulsive, and impatient.

Taurus (Franklin): Dependable, persistent, loyal, patient, generous, stubborn, laziness, possessive, materialistic, and self-indulging.

Gemini (Lamar): Energetic, clever, imaginative, witty, adaptable, superficial, impulsive, restless, devious, and indecisive.

Cancer (Dave): Loyalty, dependable, caring, adaptable, responsive, moody, clingy, self-pitying, oversensitive, and self-absorbed.

Leo (Trevor): Confident, ambitious, generous, loyal, encouraging, pretentious, domineering, melodramatic, stubborn, and vain.

Virgo (Ron): Analytical, observant, helpful, reliable, precise, skeptical, fussy, inflexible, cold, and interfering.

Libra (Lester): Diplomatic, graceful, peaceful, idealistic, hospitable, superficial, vain, indecisive, and unreliable.

Scorpio (Mary Ann): Loyal, passionate, resourceful, observant, dynamic, jealous, obsessive, suspicious, manipulative, and unyielding.

Sagittarius (Amanda): Independent, honest, cheerful, smart, humorous, optimistic, unemotional, and careless.

Capricorn (Tracey): Responsible, patient, ambitious, resourceful, loyal, dictatorial, inhibited, conceited, distrusting, and unimaginative.

Aquarius (Steve): Witty, clever, humanitarian, inventive, original, stubborn, unemotional, sarcastic, rebellious, and aloof.

Pieces (Jimmy): Compassionate, adaptable, accepting, devoted, imaginative, oversensitive, indecisive, self-pitying, lazy, and escapist.


Accurate or not?

Which is Better, a 2 Stroke or 4 Stroke Engine?

How 4 stroke engines work.

4 stroke engines are typically much larger capacity than 2 stroke ones, and have a lot more complexity to them. Rather than relying on the simple mechanical concept of reed valves, 4 stroke engines typically have valves at the top of the combustion chamber. The simplest type has one intake and one exhaust valve. More complex engines have two of one and one of the other, or two of each. So when you see “16v” on the badge on the back of a car, it means it’s a 4-cylinder engine with 4 valves per cylinder - two intake and two exhaust - thus 16 valves, or “16v”. The valves are opened and closed by a rotating camshaft at the top of the engine. The camshaft is driven by either gears directly from the crank, or more commonly by a timing belt.
The following animation shows a 4 stroke combustion cycle. As the piston (red) retreats on the first stroke, the intake valve (left green valve) is opened and the fuel-air mixture is sucked into the combustion chamber. The valve closes as the piston bottoms out. As the piston begins to advance, it compresses the fuel-air mix. As it reaches the top of its stroke, the spark plug ignites the fuel-air mix and it burns. The expanding gasses force the piston back down on its second stroke. At the bottom of this stroke, the exhaust valve (right green valve) opens, and as the piston advances for a second time, it forces the spent gasses out of the exhaust port. As the piston begins to retreat again, the cycle starts over, sucking a fresh charge of fuel-air mix into the combustion chamber.


 

How 2 stroke engines work.

A 2 stroke engine is different from a 4 stroke engine in two basic ways. First, the combustion cycle is completed within a single piston stroke as oppose to two piston strokes, and second, the lubricating oil for the engine is mixed in with the petrol or fuel. In some cases, such as lawnmowers, you are expected to pre-mix the oil and petrol yourself in a container, then pour it into the fuel tank. In other cases, such as small motorbikes, the bike has a secondary oil tank that you fill with 2 stroke oil and then the engine has a small pump which mixes the oil and petrol together for you.
The simplicity of a 2 stroke engine lies in the reed valve and the design of the piston itself. The picture on the right shows a 4 stroke piston (left) and a 2 stroke piston (right). The 2 stroke piston is generally taller than the 4 stroke version, and it has two slots cut into one side of it. These slots, combined with the reed valve, are what make a 2 stroke engine work the way it does. The following animation shows a 2 stroke combustion cycle. As the piston (red) reaches the top of its stroke, the spark plug ignites the fuel-air-oil mixture. The piston begins to retreat. As it does, the slots cut into the piston on the right begin to align with the bypass port in the cylinder wall (the green oblong on the right). The receding piston pressurises the crank case which forces the reed or flapper valve (purple in this animation) to close, and at the same time forces the fuel-air-oil mixture already in the crankcase out through the piston slots and into the bypass port. This effectively routes the mixture up the side of the cylinder and squirts it into the combustion chamber above the piston, forcing the exhaust gas to expel through the green exhaust port on the left. Once the piston begins to advance again, it generates a vacuum in the crank case. The reed or flapper valve is sucked open and a fresh charge of fuel-air-oil mix is sucked into the crank case. When the piston reaches the top of its travel, the spark plug ignites the mixture and the cycle begins again.

For the same cylinder capacity, 2 stroke engines are typically more powerful than 4 stroke versions. The downside is the pollutants in the exhaust; because oil is mixed with the petrol, every 2 stroke engine expels burned oil with the exhaust. 2 stroke oils are typically designed to burn cleaner than their 4 stroke counterparts, but nevertheless, the 2 stroke engine can be a smoky beast. If, like me, you grew up somewhere in Europe where scooters were all the rage for teenagers, then the mere smell of 2 stroke exhaust can bring back fond memories. The other disadvantage of 2 stroke engines is that they are noisy compared to 4 stroke engines. Typically the noise is described as “buzzy”.

A Common List of Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages of 2 Stroke Engines:
- Two-stroke engines do not have valves, simplifying their construction. 

- Two-stroke engines fire once every revolution (four-stroke engines fireonce every other revolution). This gives two-stroke engines a significant power boost. 

- Two-stroke engines are lighter, and cost less to manufacture. 

- Two-stroke engines have the potential for about twice the power in the same size because there are twice as many power strokes per revolution.

Disadvantages of 2 Stroke Engines:
- Two-stroke engines don’t live as long as four-stroke engines. The lack of a dedicated lubrication system means that the parts of a two-stroke engine wear-out faster. Two-stroke engines require a mix of oil in with the gas to lubricate the crankshaft, connecting rod and cylinder walls.


- Two-stroke oil can be expensive. Mixing ratio is about 4 ounces per gallon of gas: burning about a gallon of oil every 1,000 miles.

- Two-stroke engines do not use fuel efficiently, yielding fewer miles per gallon. 

- Two-stroke engines produce more pollution. 

From: 

– The combustion of the oil in the gas. The oil makes all two-stroke engines smoky to some extent, and a badly worn two-stroke engine can emit more oily smoke.

– Each time a new mix of air/fuel is loaded into the combustion chamber, part of it leaks out through the exhaust port.

                             

So Which is Better?

At the end of the day the winner is probably going to be the one that has had more money and technology spent on it. In these days of quick and cheap international production schedules you can’t take it for granted that the 4 stroke will be better. So for your particular application, line up the options and make a decision based on what’s available, not based on lists that miss the key points of difference.

Who really, truly has the advantage?

- Katie Rogers

I know I promised hoenniswheretheheartis that I’d have a full list of E2E advantages tallied up by last Friday, but I missed my deadline by a few days. 

Without further ado, here’s where we stand after more than three months on the job: 

UK: 47

US: 32

‘No one’: 10

'Everyone’: 6

'Tie’ or 'Draw’: 4

Canada: 4

Germany: 1

Not the USA’: 1 

Bar owners’: 1 

Grandma’: 1 

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