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    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    "The person at my company" is me. I haven't personally owned anything but Macs since 2005 or so, so I'm used to quality products. I had no idea fan noise would be an issue in 2020.
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    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    Fujitsu, a major (well) PC maker, wouldn't know "what makes a PC work"? And the box is their own design, of course. I guess it's just a shit computer.
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    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    My 13” MacBook Pro is faster and doesn’t make noise unless I actually put some load on the thing. The PC starts whirring randomly with only outlook and a dozen browser tabs open.
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    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    I got a new desktop for work the other week. Fujitsu something or other ultra small form factor with an i3 and SSD. Didn’t care as long as it had an SSD and could drive two monitors. It’s plenty fast enough for my basic office needs but the fan keeps changing speed all the damn time. It’s also...
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    Alternative Insurance Schemes

    I would guess that there are limits on what you can use said crap for without voiding the terms of the insurance contract?
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    Ownership Verified: Growing up - Midnight Express - Audi A5 Coupé

    As long as there's an analog wire somewhere that goes live with +12V when you turn on the highbeams, you're set. All you need is a relay, or preferrably a "CAN bus compatible" €50 ish wiring kit that really only is a slightly fancier relay that draws so little current the car doesn't know you've...
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    Assembly line videos

    @DaHitch and his colleagues making big trucks. Dramatic narration included, free of charge.
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    The 'I don't like Tesla' Thread

    160 miles = 257 km. [insert math here] 24,50€ per 100km. With a diesel price of 1.4€ and a consumption of 6 liters, you get 8,4€/100km. 24,50€/100km is also equivalent to an average consumption of 17.5 liters per 100km, or three and a half diesel golfs.
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    The 'I don't like Tesla' Thread

    Your "328i" is (or was) still identical to our 320i in both power and displacement, they just changed the badge to make it appeal to customers that want "some grunt". I also bet the "20i" helped attract European buyers that think "28i" would use too much fuel. :p
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    The 'I don't like Tesla' Thread

    You guys don't get the 318i and we didn't get the Chevrolet Cavalier. I guess it's a fair trade. I seem to recall that our 320i was badged 328i over there though. Identical hardware and power output, but Americans don't trust small engines...
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    Alternative Insurance Schemes

    You can't just declare the cars off the road when you aren't using them? You can do that here, which means the road tax and insurance stops until you declare it on the road again. There's a fee involved but if the car is parked for more than a few days it's supposedly worth it, at least on a...
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    Other Random Car Sightings [Photo Required]

    I saw what looks like a totally unmolested 850 T-5R waiting for inspection. It didn’t even have the usual early 2000’s era 850 mods like color matched V70 door handles. Bad photo from far away because the driver was sitting in it.
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    The "New Toys" Thread

    You'll have to ask China Post. I'll get it in... whenever.
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    The "New Toys" Thread

    After watching AvE dissect one of these on his Youtube channel, I decided I had to have one. https://www.aliexpress.com/i/4000235031529.html How bad can a $30 18V 1/2" Chinesium impact be? :ROFLMAO: The real thing retails for around €259 in Finland without battery and charger. I've been...
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    Unverified Ownership The modern Fairlane Thunderbolt - Ford Fusion Sport

    Welcome to AWD ownership. Have you tried it in snow yet? If not, you’re in for a treat.
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