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Old 01-24-2023, 07:46 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Well I didn't do all that, too many chemicals involved... I just figured out a way to save me $50 on everything. By never getting involved in $50 prymind schemes.

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Old 01-25-2023, 07:06 PM   #32 (permalink)
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1979 VW Dasher diesel. The Dasher was a rebadged B2 Passat which was a rebadged Audi 80.

Longitudinal slant four. I had to let go because I lost a parking space.
That reminds me of my VW diesel. What happened to VW? They used to make awesome cool cars! Now they can't seem to even figure out how to name a vehicle (I'm talking about names like ID dot three, ID dot four, ID dot Buzz).
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Old 01-25-2023, 10:47 PM   #33 (permalink)
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What happened to VW? They used to make awesome cool cars! Now they can't seem to even figure out how to name a vehicle.
Same thing happened to Apple. Their 1984 Human Interface Guidelines were epoch-making (Windows) but even Jobs fell away.

Now comes helloSystem. https://github.com/helloSystem/hello
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Following the published Human Interface Guidelines, and First Principles of Interaction Design liberally re-interpreted for today.

Based on FreeBSD.

For mere mortals. Welcoming to switchers from macOS. Not just a theme. Not a clone of anything, but something with which the long-time Mac user should feel instantly comfortable. The latest technologies, without the complexities of Linux distributions. Without lockdown. Without Big Brother. The user in full control.

Less, but better!

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Because we used to like the Mac, since 1984. But it's increasingly getting... difficult:
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Old 01-26-2023, 03:36 AM   #34 (permalink)
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That reminds me of my VW diesel. What happened to VW? They used to make awesome cool cars! Now they can't seem to even figure out how to name a vehicle (I'm talking about names like ID dot three, ID dot four, ID dot Buzz).
Trying to go upscale, even while it already owned other brands which had such appeal. You know, selling a bare-bones econobox at large volumes may keep a healthy cash flow, but adding some bells and whistles in order to charge a premium and decreasing its appeal as a mass product in an attempt to make it look "cool" seems to be where VW lost its hand.
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Old 01-26-2023, 03:42 PM   #35 (permalink)
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selling a bare-bones econobox at large volumes may keep a healthy cash flow[...]
I would add that VW's high volume bare-bones econoboxes were still regarded as relatively good quality and reliable. That is what people want - tried and proven, simple yet reliable.
Not today's weird designs, overloaded with electronics that can mess up at any moment and cost a fortune to diagnoe, let alone fix.
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I would add that VW's high volume bare-bones econoboxes were still regarded as relatively good quality and reliable. That is what people want - tried and proven, simple yet reliable.
Recently Volkswagen priced the Gol high enough to put it too expensive and thus uncompetitive against the Polo, got rid of the 1.6L engine in Brazil while keeping it for regional exports. Even though the Gol is in fact outdated, and most of its recent sales have been fleet orders, the resale value was still good as it's often perceived here as the Beetle's effective replacement. On a sidenote, the bet on turbocharged engines may also charge a toll soon, as many folks in neighboring countries prefer the non-turbo engines for simplicity and ease of maintenance, not to mention commercial operators such as taxi and Uber drivers due to the easier adaptation of a port-injection non-turbocharged engine to CNG compared to the TSI range.


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Not today's weird designs, overloaded with electronics that can mess up at any moment and cost a fortune to diagnoe, let alone fix.
Electronics are just the tip of the iceberg. What was the last Volkswagen engine that you remember mentioning as a dumbproof engine?
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I will pay the first two people who try this out will get $50 bucks each. They must post pictures of a competed fuel saver, the diesel vehicle being used and fuel saver resting on the fuel fill nozzle of that vehicle. Posting before and after fuel economy is also required.

The money will be sent preferably through Robinhood, in Bitcoin or other crypto junk. The $50 will be the value of the cryto at the time sent.

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I will pay the first two people who try this out will get $50 bucks each. They must post pictures of a competed fuel saver, the diesel vehicle being used and fuel saver resting on the fuel fill nozzle of that vehicle. Posting before and after fuel economy is also required.

The money will be sent preferably through Robinhood, in Bitcoin or other crypto junk. The $50 will be the value of the cryto at the time sent.

This offer will be void if my account gets deleted or two weeks pass after this post.
Sign me up, I don't have Bitcoin, but can I send you my social security #, DOB and bank account, height and weight so you can do a deposit direct to my checking account?

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