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Oct. 1, 2012, 8:24 a.m.
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Tyres - Rims etc

Yes but you can sell the snow tires [HTML_REMOVED] rims seperate from the car to recoup the extra cost of buying extra rims

Yup, I usually only get 3 seasons of use out of my snow tire/rim combos before changing cars. Haven't had any problems selling them afterwards and it has always worked out cheaper in the end than mounting and balancing every spring/fall.

Sept. 28, 2012, 12:38 p.m.
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Tyres - Rims etc

Tyre size P195/60r15
Hole spacing Bolt Pattern:4-114.3 mm

You'll also need to know wheel offset, width and hub bore size. Offset in mm and width in inches should be stamped on the back face of the wheel somewhere.

Hub bore is important because that's what supports the weight of the car. A hub bore too large means the wheel studs are supporting the weight of the car. A hub bore too small means the wheel isn't going on all the way.

Sept. 21, 2012, 4:43 p.m.
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fyi: LG 50" plasma for $499 at Dell

On a 50" screen, around 7' is where you get the full benefit of the screen's resolution

You mean for a 50 inch 1080p set right? That's the way I read it.

Sept. 21, 2012, 4:41 p.m.
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fyi: LG 50" plasma for $499 at Dell

Try this, hook up a laptop to a 1080p TV and run Google Earth in full screen mode with high-detail textures and anti-aliasing, now try the same on a 50" 720p TV… The 720p one will look like crap.

This counts for movies as well. I have a 14GB copy of Blade Runner in 1080p, the detail is immediately noticeable, in 720p the small background detail and texture is not there.

No argument from me that with a 1080p signal it will obviously be better than a 720p setup even though that graph says it's largely dependent on viewing distance. Having said that, I don't think 720p is a crap quality image.

Sept. 21, 2012, 4:35 p.m.
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fyi: LG 50" plasma for $499 at Dell

Unless 50 inches is the new 9 feet, then you're not paying attention.

I guess it's not as simple a graph as I thought. When I go to 50 inch TV on the bottom and straight up from there, it's not until below the 9 foot viewing distance mark on the left that "Benefit of 1080p starts to become noticeable." So I misunderstood that to mean from a distance of 9 feet or more there is no benefit to 1080p.

Please explain to me how I should be reading that graph.

Sept. 21, 2012, 3:30 p.m.
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fyi: LG 50" plasma for $499 at Dell

Did you even look at the graph? It's not just made up shit, it's derived from real information about the perceptive ability of the human eye and brain.

Did you? Unless I'm reading the graph wrong, with a 50 inch TV the benefits of 1080p don't even start to become visible unless you're sitting closer than 9ft with full benefit at about 6ft.

Sept. 21, 2012, 12:51 p.m.
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fyi: LG 50" plasma for $499 at Dell

720p at 50 inches is going to look like crap.

If you mean sitting 50 inches from the TV then possibly, if you mean on a 50 inch TV then no.

Sept. 12, 2012, 4:37 p.m.
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Iphone 5

(what is so terrible about the USB standard connectors?)

You can buy them almost anywhere for cheap.

Aug. 28, 2012, 5:28 p.m.
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Apple vs Samsung?

Now Google is suing Apple:

http://www.xda-developers.com/android/the-sleeping-giant-may-have-awoken/

Should be interesting.

Aug. 28, 2012, 12:13 a.m.
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Apple vs Samsung?

This came out last week: Apple most valuable company in history

Yup, the reality distortion field at work again. Somehow $623 billion is greater than the $850 billion (inflation corrected) Microsoft was worth.

It does make for a good news title for those who don't bother to read the article or actually think about inflation.

Aug. 23, 2012, 8:28 a.m.
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Home media server questions

Anyway, set up media server on the computer, then pick the files to share out with the server (UI for that is a little weird I found, but some googling makes it happen). Music, Photos, Videos all good. Then from the options in xbox (press the big round button in the middle of the controller) you should find "media player" or something like that, browse to files, play… done.

One thing to note is that on the XBox 360 there are two ways to stream stuff from your computer.

One is with the video/picture/music players built into the XBox. Works fine for music, pictures and most video. Using that method some video files won't work because the XBox doesn't support them natively.

The second method is to use the Windows Media Center on the XBox. Using that method you can watch a greater variety of video types because it's the actual PC playing the video file and the XBox is just 'displaying' it. Setting up the Windows Media Center is easy. Just start Windows Media Center on your XBox and write down the code. Go to your PC, start Windows Media Center, click 'add Extender' and enter the code.

More detailed instructions (for Windows 7):

http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-360/audio-video-setup-and-use/xbox-360-as-media-player-mcewindows7

Aug. 13, 2012, 12:02 p.m.
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The NSMB Random Video Thread!

OUCH!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEUrEPPABbY

Aug. 7, 2012, 8:27 a.m.
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Absolutely Incredible...

but moto gp riders have gone to F1 and won.

Really, who? Tried Google but my skills must be lacking.

Edit: Never mind, found it… John Surtees back in the 1960's. And from what I found he is the only one to ever have done it.

July 7, 2012, 8:20 a.m.
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Company truck vinyl/decal

This guy does good work, not sure what he would charge though:

http://www.gpfx.com/

Located in Richmond.

July 6, 2012, 2:03 p.m.
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Banned in the USA

So you believe that pot should be illegal?

I don't smoke the stuff so really couldn't care less either way. There seem to be good arguments for both sides but since it's not an issue that is high on my priorities I haven't really given it much thought.

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