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4 posts • joined 6 Sep 2007

Chinese firm unveils long-distance e-car

anthony dean

@bobbles31

6.7s BMW 325i. It gets 35mpg highway.

I bought the 325 because it gets better mileage than my older 540i AND performs well. A Honda Civic would get better mileage but I'm not going to sacrifice that much.

I suspect people won't buy many of these "Eco" cars until they quit being terrible to drive.

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Tesla asks early adopters to cough up more cash

anthony dean
Linux

@150 BUCKS A SET OF FLOOR MATS?!?!? WTF?!?!

BMW floor mats are $130. So, as long as Tesla floor mats last a couple years and have a logo $150 seems just fine.

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Ian McKellen to reprise Gandalf

anthony dean
Boffin

@ Ian Moffatt

Well, the Hobbit starts with Bilbo at the respectable age of 50 (maybe 50+, but I think 50). The farewell party at the beginning of the Fellowship is Bilbo's eleventy-first (111) birthday. So, I think that is the 60 years they're talking about.

Why, yes; I am a sad nerd who has read the series a few times.

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NBC leaves Apple for Amazon

anthony dean

Tivo vs Apple

I just don't care if Unbox works with any Apple products, you see I've got a Tivo. Being able to download a show or movie from the couch and watching it on the TV is a bit more pleasant than matching a show on the iPhone.

If bandwidth were a bit better and I could watch while downloading, Amazon really would be the ultimate in convenience. It still beats iTunes by a healthy bit.

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