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Comment Re:Go BIG, Dell, or go home to mama (Score 2) 77

Dell has a developer version of the XPS 13 inifinity edge laptop that is $100 cheaper and ships with Ubuntu pre-installed. Furthermore the hardware is identical so all drivers are supported for install on the widows version. I am assuming that with a little work these drivers and tools could be ported to other distros if needed. I plan on getting the windos version of an XPS in the next year or two so that I can install linux and use the windows licence on a virtual machine as I am now so that I can run Autodesk Inventor and other other few pieces of software that I use with no linux parallels.

Comment Re:Phenomenal (Score 1) 242

They originally had Irfan Khan for the role of Venkat Kapoor, but shooting conflicts caused him to drop out. They got Chiwetel Ejiofor as a replacement and I think he did a great job. Most importantly they maintain the very diverse cast of characters that the book had, not white-wash it like many Hollywood movies.

Comment Re:ZOK!, POW!, BAM!, OOOF! (Score 3, Interesting) 47

It is a modified Lincoln Concept Car. It was a one off (there might be a couple of them...but it was never mass-produced) that was then modified. You can not buy the base car, as it was never for sale for the general public. 4.2 million is a lot for any car...but this one is unique with a interesting and culturally relevant history. It may even pay for itself eventually with paid showings at car shows and comic conventions; and is future resale value will probably go up with time; not down. There are a lot of other thing this man could have wasted his money on...at least it wasn't bought with bailout money.

Comment Re:Also, (Score 1) 516

So totally off topic, but prompted by your last sentence: I'm currently renting a car, a Toyota Yaris, I think. They moved the WHOLE DASH to the CENTER.

This: http://www.carid.com/dash-kit-gallery/images/dash-kits/Toyota_Yaris_2006-UP_2427BE_A04.jpg

Oh my god, It is the worst ever. I feel like I'm a danger on the road every time I try to check my speed. Who in their right minds thought this was a good idea?

My xA has the same setup. It's fine...if your staring at the speedometer, you're doing it wrong. You should be glancing down and with the xA the gauges are almost always in your peripheral vision. This means that our eyes are mostly on the road ahead.

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