Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week. - George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Is it any wonder people are biased against someone who continually rocks their world, yet scores so infrequently?
Result? Opera is the perfect browser for the Internet in 2013 -- the dishonest, dangerous and altogether too much about ME Internet of 2013 that is.
Acceptable foreign leaders are those who abuse their power (making it easy to get rid of them at any time in the future) and grab a stack of cash for themselves (ditto). All other leaders are advised to update their life insurance policy.
Mandala was too Gandhi-like for U.S. tastes. At least the CIA spinner landed on "time-in-prison" rather than "the-patsy-did-it".
Once released he was an untouchable martyr. Quelle nightmare.
Techies, on the other hand, want speed/power/etc. and won't mindlessly upgrade.
- The IRS
Another factor in favor of laptops these days -- dirt cheap. Well under $300 now, whereas middling desktops at Costco are at least $500 to $600 AND you then need a monitor (that can go from $100 to $1000 depending on your hunger for pixels).
Guess which car was better at 100mph. Nope, the Caravelle...by a mile.
I nudged the Z to 100 (it might have been 90 something...happened 30 years ago and yes my beard is gray) and immediately reduced the speed to 70mph range for the rest of the trip due to the feeling of a car about to be out of control.
The Caravelle, on the other hand, never felt out of its element. I pushed it very hard, on winding roads...no issues. I cruised at 85mph for hours...no issues. I would start it, immediately slam it into gear, and go. Couldn't have asked for more from a car...and I don't like Plym/Chry/Dodg vehicles (for personal ownership).
So, you never know what cars suck at being cars until you drive them. Sounds like this Porsche sucks. And it also sounds like Paul's "friend" wasn't.