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Old 06-07-2011, 10:57 PM   #281 (permalink)
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I've probably gone on more than enough about this already..

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Old 06-08-2011, 07:48 AM   #282 (permalink)
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Save your money, they aren't that good IMHO and I have one.

EDIT - however if it is the clutch cylinders that need doing its an hour or so to swap and bleed. If the clutch itself is gone you have to pull the engine and gearbox to do it.

And then you find the rust...

You're the last in a long line of folks to say similar, so much so, I'm not gonna go see it.

Can spend the money on the e30/34/36 and the burd's Golf
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:16 PM   #283 (permalink)
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CSS.

It is broken / stupid / useless / badly thought out / badly supported / cr@p.

Take your pick.

That is all.
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:20 AM   #284 (permalink)
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I disagree. I think CSS is a powerful and useful tool.

Differing browser interpretations of the same CSS file, now THAT is annoying.
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I did offer badly supported as an option.

The overall result is frustration.
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Ah, I read that as "poor customer support" and it didn't make sense. Now I get what you were saying. I agree.
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At the same time I suppose it is a business opportunity, as we employed a web developer for a while.

Full disclosure - I mainly do middle tier / security / database stuff myself. Things are consistent and sensible there.
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:58 PM   #288 (permalink)
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During rush hour today they were closing a major highway under construction for 5 minute intervals to load gravel trucks on the middle of the road. There were 400 cars stuck up for basically no reason.
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CSS.

It is broken / stupid / useless / badly thought out / badly supported / cr@p.
I have to disagree too. Sure, I could wish it was better designed, and I definitely wish it was better documented, but it's the only way I know of to get at least some web pages to display in a readable form, rather than the ungodly eye-searing crap that the designers apparently think is stylish.

In my weaker moments, I fantasize about hunting down the idiots who came up with the ideas of colored & patterned backgrounds, fixed-pixel width columns (no, 800x600 is NOT state of the art any more), fixed size fonts that're too small to read.

Oh, and there should be a special level of Hell reserved for developers who do their web sites in Flash. I wonder if their employers realize how many sales they've lost because I won't even look at an animated web page?

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During rush hour today they were closing a major highway under construction for 5 minute intervals to load gravel trucks on the middle of the road. There were 400 cars stuck up for basically no reason.
I have to echo the same sentiment. I took a drive from St. Louis to Chicago through Effingham, Illinois this week for work. On I-70-Eastbound, 10 miles before the lane closure, there was announcement of the left lane being closed. OK, I think we're ready, in the right lane. Then, everything STOPS for 40 minutes. 2.5 miles from the exit we needed, and traffic was stopped for miles with no movement. ISP kept the left lane clear, which I like, so nobody cuts in line, but for some reason NOTHING MOVED for a long time. Electronic message signs said "No Delay" to interchange. Right.

Then, after we finally did move, I saw no construction crew, nothing that would shut down an Interstate. Ugh. No humans moving or working, etc. etc.

On a good note, the new Ford Fusion SE 4-cylinder rental got about 30 mpg avg over ~1000 miles in very hot weather and a mix of heavy city driving with mostly highway travel. It's definitely a preferred rental vehicle, especially with the family tagging along (KC-Columbia-STL-Chicago-South Bend-Chicago).

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