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Forum: Off-Topic 10-14-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,644
Posted By FenPhen
No, it's not biased. I said if you aren't an...

No, it's not biased. I said if you aren't an enthusiast, get a Mac, and if you are an enthusiast, you probably know what you want (Mac or Windows or Linux or dual-boot). :)

Some car enthusiasts...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-14-2007, 02:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,644
Posted By FenPhen
Well, to credit Mac and to redistribute the...

Well, to credit Mac and to redistribute the blame, most PC vendors stuff their computers with craplets that start users off on a wobbly leg in the first place.

This is possibly the best enthusiast...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-14-2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,644
Posted By FenPhen
It's more or less been stated already, but if you...

It's more or less been stated already, but if you are not a computer enthusiast, just get the Mac. It has been sanitized for your protection and designed to minimize user risk (both good things),...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 10-06-2007, 02:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,054
Posted By FenPhen
27 M3 sedan pics

http://www.leftlanenews.com/bmw-m3-sedan.html

Same official pics, just more and in higher resolutions (though some are clearly just enlarged...).

The front suspension is awkwardly high... ...
Forum: General BMW 10-03-2007, 01:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By FenPhen
I only checked C&D, since it's hard to find an...

I only checked C&D, since it's hard to find an article old enough to talk about the unveiling of the E38 (1994?), E39 (1996?), and E46 (1998?)...

Here's a quote from the June 2000 preview...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-24-2007, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By FenPhen
The 3-series (at least the E46, which you have)...

The 3-series (at least the E46, which you have) does not have PDC in the front, and doesn't get a button inside.

To verify you have PDC and that it works, you should have 4 round coin-sized...
Forum: General BMW 09-24-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By FenPhen
Good find. :thumbup: One thing the article...

Good find. :thumbup:

One thing the article doesn't mention though... what about the actual visual design?

A car is an emotional purchase. Nobody wants an ugly car, and the visual appeal goes...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-23-2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By FenPhen
Based on your rec, I downloaded the free pilot...

Based on your rec, I downloaded the free pilot from Amazon Unbox.

It is a pretty good show. Kinda fills the void that Standoff left. :( (The Life pilot even has one of the actors from...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-23-2007, 10:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,169
Posted By FenPhen
For a second there, I wasn't sure what your image...

For a second there, I wasn't sure what your image meant (you have a forbidden embed there). Didn't mean to belabor the point. I do usability stuff, and the results of this poll just don't line up...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-23-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,169
Posted By FenPhen
I think most people, if they interpreted the poll...

I think most people, if they interpreted the poll question properly, would agree with you. :) That is, they prefer seeing most recently active / newest threads above older threads, and posts within...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-23-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,169
Posted By FenPhen
I think this poll needs to be redone with more...

I think this poll needs to be redone with more clear wording. :)

I find it hard to believe two thirds of readers would read newest first. Maybe it's just those people are crazy enough to respond...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-23-2007, 04:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,169
Posted By FenPhen
In the forum view, I can sort threads by Last...

In the forum view, I can sort threads by Last Post ascending or descending (most recent post on top, default).

In the thread view, I can change the Display Mode to Linear, Hybrid, or Threaded, all...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-23-2007, 02:10 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,655
Posted By FenPhen
Oh good. I was starting to worry that there was...

Oh good. I was starting to worry that there was no reason. :jack:

Seriously, it's like you keep reviving this thread only to hear yourself talk... :confused:
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 09-22-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,910
Posted By FenPhen
E90 M3 sedan and E92 M3 CSL spy shots

Edit: D'oh, repost (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=228371). Checked, but didn't check hard enough.

http://carfreaks.net/photos/m3spyshots/

The sedan looks good from the...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-22-2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 764
Posted By FenPhen
For minimal work... assuming your straight edge...

For minimal work... assuming your straight edge is a typical ruler...


place ruler on drawing surface
draw line down one long side of ruler
draw line down other long side of ruler
draw...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-22-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By FenPhen
That does sound a bit high, but there are a lot...

That does sound a bit high, but there are a lot of variables. Edmunds' used-car True Market Value calculator (http://www.edmunds.com/used/bmw/index.html) puts a 2004 ZHP sedan/coupe in the...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-22-2007, 01:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,705
Posted By FenPhen
I was going to recommend VA (a.k.a. VX) too. ...

I was going to recommend VA (a.k.a. VX) too. Looks like the expensive window for Virgin America is from Thursday 12/20/07 to Wednesday 1/02/08. If you book outside that window (say the Wednesday...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-21-2007, 06:49 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,100
Posted By FenPhen
Is this the worst thread evar yet? I'm sure...

Is this the worst thread evar yet? I'm sure there are worse, but I haven't followed Off-Topic religiously since joining...

As for showering without contacts, you can totally do it if you're not...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-21-2007, 05:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,462
Posted By FenPhen
At the end of a March episode of The Daily Show,...

At the end of a March episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart was throwing over to Stephen Colbert...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-21-2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By FenPhen
In addition, you could actually use that...

In addition, you could actually use that switchgrass Bush keeps talking about to make something that stores energy. Cellulose is everywhere and used for a ton of stuff.
Forum: Off-Topic 09-21-2007, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By FenPhen
Nice, and well-written. #59 should be given...

Nice, and well-written.

#59 should be given some sort of high priority.
Forum: Off-Topic 09-21-2007, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,043
Posted By FenPhen
What's this have to do with CalTech? (Some...

What's this have to do with CalTech?

(Some reference I'm not getting, or is your logic unsound? :angel: )
Forum: Off-Topic 09-21-2007, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By FenPhen
Researchers develop "paper" battery

http://edition.cnn.com/2007/TECH/science/09/05/paper.battery/

90% cellulose, non-toxic, no water, flexible. Sweet!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-21-2007, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By FenPhen
Can a shift light really know where the optimal...

Can a shift light really know where the optimal shift point is? At least for the 3.0-liter M54 and standard gearing, the theoretical optimal shift point decreases slightly with each new gear (IIRC)....
Forum: Off-Topic 09-21-2007, 12:34 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,462
Posted By FenPhen
Cause she might be part of a sting? :eeps: ...

Cause she might be part of a sting? :eeps:

At least the other line can be delivered with some smoothness and humor.
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