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Comment Re:They want the tech (Score 2, Informative) 429

I'm not sure what they want, but they are getting the tech, the brand, the manufacturing plant and let's not forget the distribution network.

The buyer, Sichuan Tengzhong, looks like an interesting company. They manufacture heavy equipment, special-use vehicles, highway & bridge structural components, construction machinery and energy facilities. That's a varied mix, but I don't see passenger autos in there. They've been in business since 2005. They are a private company; I'm not sure where they get their funding or their origins.

http://www.mahalo.com/Sichuan_Tengzhong#guide_note-Official-1

Comment Re:Digital vs. analoge photo's (Score 1) 358

I agree that no-cost photography is a helpful development.

In the 1970s and 1980s budding photographers were advised to spend more money on film than on equipment. And the pros would routinely throw out the vast majority of the pics they made.

The difference now is that these practices can now be conducted on a far smaller budget.

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Submission + - Which equation editor is best?

forgoodmeasure writes: "What's the best software for producing reports with equations?

Of course, there will be trade-offs between accuracy (advantage: LaTeX!), steepness of learning curve and eventual speed: I've found that typing code tends to be quicker than working with a clunky menu system.

For myself, Wordperfect 9 (from Corel's Office 2000 suite) was far superior to Word 2000, with or without the third-party plugin. Today, Open Office beats Wordperfect 9. How does Word 2007 fare? Finally, which implementation of LaTeX in Windows (or Linux, et al) is best?"

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