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Comment: Re:Hilarious (Score 2) 153

by shitzu (#47557115) Attached to: London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

Exactly what i though reading "has started placing banner advertisements on websites" ... "which will appear instead of paid-for ads". Does that mean the City of London police - whatever that is - has taken upon themselves above the law and are essentially cybercriminals? So they con the sites as well as someone who has actually paid for the ad space?

Comment: Re:Your next supercar. (Score 0) 136

by shitzu (#47529803) Attached to: Will Your Next Car Be Covered In Morphing Dimples?

"New technology is cool."

Not true. Some new technology is cool, but not all. Relevant case in point is the engines used in supercars, where you will often see naturally aspirated V8s, V10s etc used not because they are the latest, most efficient tech, but because they sound great, and people expect a supercar to sound awesome, efficiency is secondary.

He said "cool" not "efficient".

Comment: Re: Feature or bug? (Score 1) 89

by shitzu (#47260259) Attached to: Nokia Extorted For Millions Over Stolen Encryption Keys

Also - "Had the key been leaked Nokia would not have been able to ensure that the phones accept only applications approved by the company."
This choice of words implies that the money somehow miraculously prevented the key from leaking. The key already HAD LEAKED. All nokia got for the money was a promise that the leaked key won't be misused.

Comment: Re: $150 MRC for hotspot that doesn't travel with (Score 1) 216

by shitzu (#46996517) Attached to: GM Sees a Market For $5/Day Dedicated In-Car Internet

Well. There were three arguments here. Lets backtrack to where it started.

Someone said that cars don't last 20 years with the exception of a Volvo perhaps. To which i replied that Volvos aren't very "sturdy" any more since they share the technology with Ford.

That got sidetracked with the arguments whether Volvo has used Ford engines (they have) and the number of cylinders in a Volvo. That being settled - I have had in my family and company different cars. During the warranty period we had to visit Ford's and Volvo's dealership several times. Ford even had some EZrust galvanic processing applied so that all the doors were replaced under warranty. With Honda and Subaru - not a single time, just scheduled service.

Comment: Re: $150 MRC for hotspot that doesn't travel with (Score 1) 216

by shitzu (#46994179) Attached to: GM Sees a Market For $5/Day Dedicated In-Car Internet

Well, i might not have an idea, but i can read. It is an amazing skill. If you bothered to click the link, you would see specs for current s60:

T5 Drive-E FWD
Starting at:
$33,300 MSRP
Engine Description 2.0 Liter, 4-Cylinder, Turbocharged, Direct-Injection
240 hp

T6 Drive-E FWD
Starting at:
$38,150 MSRP
2.0 Liter, 4-Cylinder, Supercharged & Turbocharged, Direct Injection
302 hp

Yes, there are a couple of 5 or 6 cylinder models as well, but you cannot say that ""T6" is a turbo V6 engine. No, they don't sell any 4-cylinder models here."

Comment: Re: $150 MRC for hotspot that doesn't travel with (Score 1) 216

by shitzu (#46993921) Attached to: GM Sees a Market For $5/Day Dedicated In-Car Internet

Volvo doesn't sell any cars with 4-cylinder engines in the US? Really?
Don't let the fact that it is called "T5" or "T6" fool you. Some of them have 4 cylinders despite the name, for instance:
http://www.volvocars.com/us/al... (this is a US site)

Of course if you compare their reliability with a typical American car, they are reliable. If you compare it with Japanese, they are not.

Anyway, the argument was that Volvo does not use Ford engines, but in fact they do use them in most of the current models. Also other parts of the current model range share stuff with Ford lineup. The Geely stuff will start coming later this year.

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