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Old 10-22-2012, 01:45 PM
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Not Le Mans. Interlagos. (I think. Damn, it's hard to tell from this photo! )
(But yeah, it's a stunner alright!)
It is Le Mans. Thanks guys!
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It is Le Mans. Thanks guys!
H|I's photo seemed a bit lighter than Interlagos, hence my guess it was Le Mans.

Again, great car! Congrats to H|I.
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Hey Hot, where's the pics? Hanging with the alpha males in the M3 forum are you now? Never forget your roots kid. You post one pre-delivery photo, and a few which couldn't even make a blog 'spy shot' column, and you think that's enough? We've lived with your salivating over anything with an engine for years. Throw us a bone here.
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Hey Hot, where's the pics? Hanging with the alpha males in the M3 forum are you now? Never forget your roots kid. You post one pre-delivery photo, and a few which couldn't even make a blog 'spy shot' column, and you think that's enough? We've lived with your salivating over anything with an engine for years. Throw us a bone here.
LOL!!! You got it! I'll take some pictures tonight with the Nikon. I was waiting for my black Kidney grille and black gills to come in before I do the shoot though. I'll just take more pics when those come in.
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Over in another thread we're talking about oxygen sensors. My personal sensors are crude in comparison: I detect airflow and wind noise. My on-board computer analyzes these inputs, localizes the source and directs my optic sensors to the area. Second-level processing then concludes that, in fact, a broken tree branch should not be protruding through the broken glass of the basement window.

Upon venturing outside to clear what I thought was wind-blown debris, I learned I am one LUCKY sunuvagun. There is a thirty-footer downed in the yard next to the house, with the topmost branches stuffed into the angle between the main wall and chimney chase. It looks to have rolled or slid into place, just barely striking the window. Had it fallen ten feet to its left, it would be in my living room.

The gust that weakened it was so loud and sustained I never heard the tree fall, and didn't even realize the crack of breaking glass (restrained by privacy film) had happened in my house. Power went out 15 minutes earlier and I was upstairs messing with candles at the moment of impact.

Gonna be a long night, and a long day tomorrow....
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I was also lucky so far in this crazy storm. Had a monster old tree fall across the road from the edge of my property and luckily no one was injured or worse driving by. I didn't even know it happened because it was dark and someone must have called it in. The township had a work crew show up to clear the road. They cut large sections and had a bull dozer brought in to push the debris across the road away from my property. Tax dollars well spent.

The wind is still howling out there. Now, all we have to do is get through the night unscathed.
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Second-level processing then concludes that, in fact, a broken tree branch should not be protruding through the broken glass of the basement window. . . . .

Had it fallen ten feet to its left, it would be in my living room.

Gonna be a long night, and a long day tomorrow....
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The wind is still howling out there. Now, all we have to do is get through the night unscathed.

One of our neighbors trees came down over our garage during Ike (the last one that came through our area). When I opened the back door when it was finally daylight the topmost branches were about 3 feet from the door. There is no such thing as sleeping at night when a hurricane is howling.

My thoughts are with all of you on the eastern seaboard dealing with this right now.

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A tempest in a teapot, inland NH. Some rain, some wind, nothing worse than a Summer storm, just over a longer time period. This morning there were about a hundred pine cones in my driveway. The nearest pine tree is 75' away, on the other side of the house!
The biggest break is that our power never went out though I'd be ready with a generator. Seems like they are the new snowblower, once rare, now everyone has one. That's what happens after the lights (and heat) go out for a week in January.

Zeichen, you have privacy film on your cellar windows? Just what are you doing down there? PM me if it's real fun.

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The storm had very little effect on us. We did not get much rain it wasn't that windy and we did not lose power. The damage was from the storm surge in the low lying coastal areas.

The city is shut down today as there was a huge amount of damage to the transit system. The airports are closed and the tunnels under the Hudson and East Rivers are closed until further notice. The major bridges are due to open at noon.

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One of our neighbors trees came down over our garage during Ike (the last one that came through our area). When I opened the back door when it was finally daylight the topmost branches were about 3 feet from the door. There is no such thing as sleeping at night when a hurricane is howling.

My thoughts are with all of you on the eastern seaboard dealing with this right now.

Best of Luck.
Thanks.

We lost our TV cable which includes landline phone and internet (I'm using a wireless modem), but our power never went out, fortunately. We have a large property with many trees and surrounding woods and a stream at the bottom of a hill. Our house looks fine but we lost about 8-10 trees in the woods and our yard is trashed with broken limbs, etc. The stream looks like a rushing river and the surrounding land is under water but that happens in most storms. Overall though, I think we made out much better than expected.

Still raining and blowing about 25 MPH and the cleanup begins ASAP.
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One of our neighbors trees came down over our garage during Ike (the last one that came through our area). When I opened the back door when it was finally daylight the topmost branches were about 3 feet from the door. There is no such thing as sleeping at night when a hurricane is howling.

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+1. I think I will take earthquakes over hurricanes, thank you very much.
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+1. I think I will take earthquakes over hurricanes, thank you very much.
I'm not so sure. I've lived thru some real big hurricanes -so big they retired the names (Carol, Donna, Floyd, etc.). A couple weeks ago we had a 4.7 earthquake which wouldn't even make water cooler small talk in California. It was the first time my house actually shook, things moved, and there was an incredible noise which to me was like the world's largest snowplow going down the road. That was a baby earthquake. I'll take my chances with hurricanes anytime.
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I'm not so sure. I've lived thru some real big hurricanes -so big they retired the names (Carol, Donna, Floyd, etc.). A couple weeks ago we had a 4.7 earthquake which wouldn't even make water cooler small talk in California. It was the first time my house actually shook, things moved, and there was an incredible noise which to me was like the world's largest snowplow going down the road. That was a baby earthquake. I'll take my chances with hurricanes anytime.
The difference is that your earthquake experience lasted what - 10 seconds? 15? After that 'experience', you were done and could go about your life. If there was any damage, you knew what you had to do to recover. With a hurricane, the 'experience' goes on for hours. Power is likely out for days, and, and, and. I have 'experienced' 2 major earthquakes (Sylmar in SoCal in 1971, if memory serves, and Loma Prieta in NoCal in 1989) and the most damage was a cracked strip of drywall that was easily taped over and painted. No power outage for me in either quake. I had a store of supplies for emergency use that I could have tapped, but there was no need.

I will take a quake any day over a hurricane.
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The difference is that your earthquake experience lasted what - 10 seconds? 15? After that 'experience', you were done and could go about your life. If there was any damage, you knew what you had to do to recover. With a hurricane, the 'experience' goes on for hours. Power is likely out for days, and, and, and. I have 'experienced' 2 major earthquakes (Sylmar in SoCal in 1971, if memory serves, and Loma Prieta in NoCal in 1989) and the most damage was a cracked strip of drywall that was easily taped over and painted. No power outage for me in either quake. I had a store of supplies for emergency use that I could have tapped, but there was no need.

I will take a quake any day over a hurricane.
Hmmm. You and I have both been very lucky. Your earthquakes and my hurricanes have been disastrous or 'the end' for many people.
I remember the Loma Prieta quake, it took a large bridge down in your part of the state as I recall. And a few overpasses as well. My daughter lives in San Diego and I check the epicenter every time I hear about an earthquake.
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Hmmm. You and I have both been very lucky. Your earthquakes and my hurricanes have been disastrous or 'the end' for many people.
I remember the Loma Prieta quake, it took a large bridge down in your part of the state as I recall. And a few overpasses as well. My daughter lives in San Diego and I check the epicenter every time I hear about an earthquake.
It did more than that. There was a whole stretch of I-880 that pancaked due to inadequate re-bar in the concrete roadway supports. Same for what was called the Embarcadero freeway that ran almost the length of the Embarcadero in S.F. Large sections of S.F. Marina district were swallowed up from liquefaction of bad landfill. After the liquefaction event, the district almost ceased to exist from fire (it took fireboats parked in the bay turning their water spray on the city to stop many of the fires), since many of the fire-mains were swallowed up in the liquefaction event. Unfortunately, those consequences were predicted way before the quake hit. I have not lived in S.F. since 1982 for that specific reason.

But even for the victims, they knew whether they were survivors or not within 1 minute max after the quake hit.

I am not trying to minimize the impact of earthquakes or hurricanes; it is just that if given the choice, I would rather take the earthquake.
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CA, have you heard anything about the Jaguar F-Type? Sister's lease on the is up on the 650, and that thing fits the bill to a T in what she wants from a car. How's Jags reliability? Have you had any issues? The car is gorgeous.
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CA, have you heard anything about the Jaguar F-Type? Sister's lease on the is up on the 650, and that thing fits the bill to a T in what she wants from a car. How's Jags reliability? Have you had any issues? The car is gorgeous.
I have not seen an F-Type yet but will probably get invited to test drive one once they are released. We have had no issues with the XKR.

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