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Old 01-17-2012, 11:24 PM   #251 (permalink)
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After the tire blowup, and the laptop drive over, it was upsetting that my hotspot no longer worked signal wise to tether to my laptop as it had done perfectly in this exact location a year ago, but I was blessed today to change back to my original phone brand, and w updates due me, and discounts; I now get perfect strength service at half of what I had been paying, and will also have the best signal strength whenever I travel nationally!
I'm excited that something actually works the way it is supposed to!!!

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Old 01-20-2012, 04:08 PM   #252 (permalink)
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This cracked me up:
Kierowcy mają dość! Będą blokady dróg! (Drivers have had enough! Roads will be blocked!)

It's in Polish, so here is more or less what it's about (my comments in italics):

Polish drivers have had enough of high fuel prices, so they are organizing protests. A few examples:
  • Drive slow on the highways (Gee, I've been protesting all these years without even knowing it)
  • Work-to-rule, or Italian strike - drive without breaking any laws (Ditto)
  • Carpooling to work. If you carpool with a few neighbors, then you can use 3-5 times less fuel. That way Big Oil makes a smaller profit. (Not only does Big Oil make less money, but you save more. Duh.)
  • Buy fuel for only 20 PLN (4.65€) at a time. (For some people, this would mean filling up 1-3 times on their way to work. Frequent stops won't improve your milage IMHO.)

I'll add that the fuel prices here (up to 6 PLN/liter, or 1.40€/l, for diesel) are among the lowest in Europe.
When fuel prices were creeping towards 5 PLN a year ago, everyone claimed that would be the end of the world. Somehow we survived, but only to cry the same thing all over again This circus just goes round and round...
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Old 01-20-2012, 04:52 PM   #253 (permalink)
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What is the average salary in Poland these days ?
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What is the average salary in Poland these days ?
About $1100/850€ per month. Officially, that is.
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:36 PM   #255 (permalink)
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About the quote from my esteemed collegue arragonis
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The system has the following merits: 1) It makes it easier to lower the centre of gravity and bring it forward. 2) It will free us from that unbelievable stupidity:a transmission shaft and tunnel between the engine in front of the driver and the driven wheels. 3) Front wheel drive will increase the interior space of the body, reduce the car's weight and diminish the cost price.
I guess drifting around a corner never entered the imagination of the author. While most of my vehicles have been FWD, have owned a couple RWD vehicles let loose their necessary driving traction for a bit of cheap thrills is a pleasure worth 1 of my abilities to create another generation.
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I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
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Very nice, the Puma is a good FWD car, not a mk1 golf, but a decent handling little thing..

I cant help but notice though that the car looks messy mid slide, and horrible as it straightens..

this is more like it

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I guess drifting around a corner never entered the imagination of the author. While most of my vehicles have been FWD, have owned a couple RWD vehicles let loose their necessary driving traction for a bit of cheap thrills is a pleasure worth 1 of my abilities to create another generation.
Personally, I always thought the point was to go around the curves as fast as possible WITHOUT losing traction, something that rather defeats the whole purpose of the exercise :-)
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Personally, I always thought the point was to go around the curves as fast as possible WITHOUT losing traction, something that rather defeats the whole purpose of the exercise :-)
.....unless there is that sick part of you that enjoys burning a bit of rubber on occasion.

That and the feeling you are steering with your gas pedal and brake as much as with the steering wheel is thrilling

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