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Comment Car makers are retarded. (Score 1) 314

Why make your own? Just freaking put Android in there and call it done. Ford,GM,Honda, all utterly SUCK at infotainment design. Partner with Google and just put freaking android on that damn double din display and have a fricking standard. I know they love raping people with the $250 map update CD every year, and utterly love charging people $1600 for a $290 device that does half of what most aftermarket devices do.

The automotive industry needs to stop applying their own flavor to everything because they suck at it.

Comment Re:Obligatory (Score 1) 314

Step 1 stop using stupid analog gauges. Honestly short of the Tach there is ZERO reason to have freaking needles. I prefer a digital speedo, my gas gauge showing that I have 6.5 gallons and 350 mile range remaining, Temp gauge is not needed but I like it. I wish they had a "turn on your heater" light when the temperature actually get's above arctic temperatures for the cars that dont have gauges.

On gauge I really want, Washer fluid level. or at least make the light come on when the damn thing is 1/2 empty and not when I have only 2 squirts left.

Comment Re:Having used both (Score 1) 314

Because Japanese CEO's are not whoring out the company. American CEO's are some of the worst people on the planet, they do whatever they can to give themselves stellar salaries while crashing the company to give them even more gains. the CEO and Board should be LEGALLY liable for everything that a corporation does, IF they screw over the employees, they lose everything they personally own. EVERYTHING. They also spend time in jail for any laws broken.

Problem is the United states is OWNED by these corporations, your Senators and Represenatives all are bought and paid for by them.

Submission + - Leaked document points to insolvency for MTGox Bitcoin exchange (scribd.com)

electrongunner writes: As one of the unfortunate many who have/had money/bitcoins at MTGox, I was rather dismayed by the details in the purported leaked internal document detailing the disaster that has unfolded over the past few weeks....
"At this point 744,408 BTC are missing due to malleability-related theft which went
unnoticed for several years. The cold storage has been wiped out due to a leak in the hot
wallet."
As of now, MTGox is offline and there's no indication that anyone is going to get their money or bitcoins back. Yeah, yeah, I know...you told me so.

Submission + - Apparent Theft at Mt. Gox Shakes Bitcoin World (nytimes.com)

Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes: The most prominent Bitcoin exchange appeared to be on the verge of collapse late Monday, raising questions about the future of a volatile marketplace. On Monday night, a number of leading Bitcoin companies jointly announced that Mt. Gox, the largest exchange for most of Bitcoin’s existence, was planning to file for bankruptcy after months of technological problems and what appeared to have been a major theft. A document circulating widely in the Bitcoin world said the company had lost 744,000 Bitcoins in a theft that had gone unnoticed for years. That would be about 6 percent of the 12.4 million Bitcoins in circulation.

Submission + - Apparent Theft at Mt. Gox Shakes Bitcoin World (nytimes.com)

mendax writes: The New York Times is reporting that Mt. Gox, the most prominent Bitcoin exchange, 'appeared to be on the verge of collapse late Monday, raising questions about the future of a volatile marketplace.'

'On Monday night, a number of leading Bitcoin companies jointly announced that Mt. Gox, the largest exchange for most of Bitcoin’s existence, was planning to file for bankruptcy after months of technological problems and what appeared to have been a major theft. A document circulating widely in the Bitcoin world said the company had lost 744,000 Bitcoins in a theft that had gone unnoticed for years. That would be about 6 percent of the 12.4 million Bitcoins in circulation.'

Maybe the U.S. Dollar isn't so bad after all.

Comment Re:Nissan Dealers Hate the LEAF (Score 1) 335

"The LEAF requires much less service "

This is not what I have seen. My honda Civic has not been int othe shop as much as the neighbors Leaf. He has had to have 4 software updates done on the car as well as a couple of electric issues.

Mine has been in 0 times, I can stop to get an oil change done in 10 minutes on my way home, I dont even get out of the car. Price difference, I will be ahead of him for 10 years at $4.00 a gallon gas before the Leaf saves him enough money to reduce its TCO to my civic. That is if he has no major service needed. Civics are known to go 200,000 miles without trouble.

You buy a leaf for other reasons, less service and operating cost are not them.

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