465 posts • joined 20 Jun 2007
Re: Technology site, not motor site
They don't post many car reviews - usually one every few weeks. And you don't have to read articles that you don't care for.
"Part of the reason the barges have passed on is for the same reason the long station wagons of yesteryear went away, CAFE standards. "
It's the minivans that killed off the big station wagons. The sedan versions of the big station wagons lived on for another 10 years or so, and the sedans got only slightly better gas mileage than the wagon versions. And the smaller wagons were decimated first by the minivans, and now by the SUV/CUVs.
Re: ATS + handling as good in the same sentence? Oh please
The ATS is about the same interior size as the previous generation BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C Class. And for what they charge, you should price a 3 Series or C Class.
BTW, I'm 6' tall, and I can set the ATS drivers seat the way I like it and still fit in the back seat behind the driver. It was tighter for me in the 2014 C class.
"In the states barges on wheels seem to be the order of the day".
Much of the barges have passed away in the US. Ford sells the Fiesta, Focus,
Mondeo (Called the Fusion in the US), and is replacing the current Taurus with a stretched version of the Fusion. Cadillac has the ATS and CTS, with handling as good as, if not better than BMWs. Buick sells slightly modified Opels. Chevrolet is starting to get their act together with the redesigned Impala and Corvette, and the next generation Camaro coming out in a year is using the ATS as its underpinnings.
Re: "Agency spokespeople said Snowden filed no such objections"
Snowden a weasel? I've worked for the US government and I know of people who complained in writing through the proper channels, and their careers were essentially over. And Snowden wasn't just going up against a single boss, he was going up against an entire system.
That is *almost* as bad as Comcast.
Big business can take your money. Government can seize your assets and put you in jail.
Re: Those "6 months" are your advantage to make money, eejit.
"All we had were corded phones and we were PROUD to have them!"
We still have a rotary dial phone at our house.
You realize soccer is a British term?
Re: probably too ambitious
<<<Too ambitious? All accomplishments start with a dream... >>>
"The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown." --- Carl Sagan
It's funny that the XB1 will cost more in China than in the US, even though it's made in China. You would think they could save something on shipping.
Re: Blown Away.
I don't know about the NBA, but supposedly at least half of the NFL players end up going bankrupt within two years of leaving the league. High flying lifestyle + no marketable skills outside of their sport = 0.0
Re: I certainly wouldn't buy anything American made/designed
... I certainly wouldn't buy anything American made/designed ...
My Mercury Sable wagon has 238K miles on it, and it's been almost troublefree - better than my wifes Toyota Camry with 190K miles. And I tend to beat on my car - jackrabbit starts, running it at 75-80 mph all day (it's made numerous trips of 700 to 1000 miles in a single day), driving it in rush hour traffic on the Washington DC beltway for 10 years.
BMW, Mercedes, VAG? nice cars, but when they go (and they do!), it costs big bucks. Even some of their biggest advocates won't own them outside of the warranty period.
Re: Premier League Football?
Oval ball - I hope you don't mean 'Merican Football. Where you get a total of 25 seconds of "action" over a few minutes. followed by 5 minutes of terrible tasting American beer commercials.
Re: An Old Fogey Speaks
Zmodem? WinFax? That's new tech. Just give me a deck of punch cards......
Re: Who takes the picture?
<<<And in this case he didn't lose the camera; he set everything up to enable the macaque to take the shot.>>>
No, the photographer did not set up the shot, and hadn't intended to have the macaque take or trigger the shot. The Macaque unexpectedly grabbed a camera and started playing with it, taking pictures.
The UK has an adult obesity rate of 25%, highest in Europe, and higher than Canada.
Re: Quantity != Quality
I lived in Britain one summer. I learned that the best of the UK television was sent to the US, and the rest was just as bad as in the US.
Re: Lack of USP?
<<It won't be full of snoop ware like an Android>>
Microsoft, Google, Apple. All American companies. All probably loaded with NSA snoopware.
Quite a few of those who bought one of the X phones won't buy another Microsoft/Nokia phone after their phone was killed off so quickly.
<<<Not at all surprising really. The initial rush of mobile devices is fading and people are coming to realize that they have to actually get some work done and a desktop computer is much better for that 90% of the time.>>>
Now that XP is EOLed, a good portion of new PC sales are for replacement of old XP kit.
"A joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon – three of the four largest US wireless carriers"
Now that sounds like a terrorist group.
<<<Use something free? Well, is it really free? You still have to pay to train users on a different product, probably more so if its not what they use at home or learned in school?>>>
That would be meaningful if Microsoft didn't keep changing the user interface for their products.
Re: Well then-
But it gets high and then crashes.
One of the reasons why Google can't directly push updates for many Android devices is the crapware that the manufacturers put on them.
Microsoft playing catchup again
So this is Microsofts response to Google buying Nest.
Re: At first I thought...
<<<so I'm stuck hoping that he lasts long enough to churn out books 6 and 7 and that I'm around long enough for the paperback release of both (gotta complete the set).>>>
He has to live even longer - Now Martin is talking about a total of 8 books for the series.
And in other OS fragmentation news, Windows XP has a larger marketshare than Windows 8 and 8.1.
Since it's an app you have to download, Android users who only download apps from Google Play will be unaffected.
Of course, MAC address spoofing is trivial. Problem solved.
The final solution
Most of the Amazon warehouse jobs will be replaced by robots/drones over the next few years. Striking will just make Amazon work faster towards it.
Re: World Domination
<<<Every aspiring James Bond villain knows you haven't arrived until you have a rogue satellite fleet at your disposal - well, that and an underground lair and a private army.>>>
And scantily dressed beautiful young women.
How could you forget the most important detail?
In the Clippers arena
In the Clippers arena, all of the chairs are bolted to the floor.
Re: Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!
You can turn right on a red light in all 50 states, unless specifically marked.
BellSouth is ATT
"it had swallowed Bellsouth"
No, BellSouth was a part owner in Cingular. BellSouth bought out its partners in Cingular, and bought AT&T. BellSouth then changed its name to AT&T.
Who owns the data?
"Reding argued, following the judgment:
The data belongs to the individual, not to the company. And unless there is a good reason to retain this data, an individual should be empowered by law to request erasure of this data."
So, if a Mr. X does something to me, and I blog about it, I don't own my account of what happened - Mr. X can demand that it be removed from search engines, etc? It sounds like a form of government enforced censorship.
<<<5.99 GBP = 10.09 USD
They pay $7.99 in the US for Netflix, so we're paying more and due to geolocking, we get less than they do.>>>
Add in the VAT to the US price, and the difference in price is small.
The problem for Microsoft with the small form factor tablets is that as the size decreases, the more they become primarily a media consumption device. This somewhat negates the main advantage of a W8 tablet - being able to run the productivity software.
Re: It's not my birthday today! @Gene Cash
<<<They also made a wonderful 8mm portable VCR/camera that could play Analogue tapes as well as recording/play Digital. Great "bridge" to put analogue on PC via Firewire via its analogue input.>>>
I have one of those, and I've used it to dump 40+ tapes onto my computer. The downsides is that a 2 hour analog tape ends up taing up 28GB of space - easy now, but back when I bought the camera, 8GB was a good size disk drive.
Re: an average man needs 2,500 Calories each day to survive
2,500 calories is too much for the average man, unless he is fairly active. I'm, 6 feet tall, walk 4 miles a day at a good clip, exercise 25 minutes a day, and I burn 2,500 calories.
As someone in their late fifties, I look forward to self driving cars when I no longer can safely drive.
I also could see sending my car out to pick things up at the store - order on line, the car gets there, a store employee puts it in the car, and sends it back home.
Between a rock and a hard place.
The problem with Surface is that the android and apple tablets are better and/or cheaper than the Surface as media consumption devices, and for "getting real work done", laptops are often much better than a Surface.
I assume that they will use a prism to turn the light path 90 degrees so that they will have room for the zoom and not be restricted to a length of less than the thickness of the phone.
Re: Why not go for Centos instead?
While CentOS is essentially the same as RHEL, if everyone went CentOS, Red Hat would go out of business. And then where would CentOS be?
A long time ago I learned that while I love a bargain, if we make too big of a savings the company I am doing business won't survive. And in the long term that is certainly not to my advantage.
What saved me
What "saved" me was the Usenet newsgroup talk.origins - I lurked there for years, and came to the conclusion that religion was just bull****. This was before the web even existed.
Re: Linux desktop
<<<The Linux desktop is struggling at the moment, thanks to KDE4, Gnome3, the "Unity crack pipe" etc.>>>
KDE4 has been sorted out for a long time now. Even the older version of KDE4 shipped in RHEL6 is ok.
<<<On the other hand, Centos and RHEL won't be able to drive your scanner in the first place.>>>
Never had any problems with CentOS and my scanner.
But these aren't *real* android, since they can't access the Google Play app store.
Will stores like it?
The problem with this is that the customer never steps inside the store. And when a customer goes into a store to buy or pick up something, it is an opportunity for the store to sell something else to the customer that they hadn't initially planned on buying.
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