Actually, the US does have a tropical climate. It has both tropical monsoon climate zones, and tropical savanna climate zones in South Florida. What you linked to is a map the tropical savanna climate, but it's low enough resolution that you can't really see the little bit of tropical savanna climate that Florida does have. Here's an SVG of the full climate map from Wikipedia (It's probably the source of the image on the page you linked to):
Not that this really matters, they're not going to sell certain vehicles in a country just because of the climate in a tiny area lol
Well, I've heard of some graphics cards using regular DDR3 memory rather than GDDR. I'm not sure if that was just a typo though. But in any case that'd be irrelevant to the system memory so it's kind of irrelevant. Also, you can put a PCI-e x16 card in an x8, x4, or x1 slot if you really wanted to. You just have to notch out the end of the slot (some come notched anyway though), more irrelevant information that I felt like providing lol
I use crystal meth to help me stay awake so I can play LFS for 72 hours straight without sleep while remaining fairly cognizant yet hallucinating that the UF1s are baby hippopotamuses, should this be banned?
But couldn't one say that the solution for not being able to be seen by someone is to not ride where you know they can't see you? If not, why not? If so, then why does this hold any less ground than your apparent solution?
Your solution also only half-solves the problem, by doing so simply horizontally. It does not solve the problem of vertical visibility. In most vans that I have seen, the bottom of the rear window is usually roughly at the same height as the bottom of the front windows. In older vans they are sometimes higher Now, imagine a line from the mirror out through the back window and to the ground. Anything below that line, the driver cannot see. And that's if there is nothing inside the van. The longer the length of the van, the more of a problem it is.
The only solution on top of that to improve vertical visibility would be a fresnel lens as you see on school buses. However, those create so much distortion that it might make it more difficult to see things that are farther away. They also seem to easily get air bubbles between them and the glass from what I can remember. It's been years since I've been on a schoolbus.
Not the best picture. I got a few other ok panning shots at the Baltimore GP. I was using a friend's cheap polarizer filter and shooting through a window, so I'm sure that had something to do with the image quality. Scaled down it's not so bad though: