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See - that's the type where I have a hard time calling that a supercar. It's race car kit that can be made street legal. Somehow that just doesn't seem like "supercar" material - in the same that buying an old F1 car and putting a fiberglass body and bumpers on it would not create a supercar.

Well, I don't know. They've put a lot of thought on it (especially to make it street legal) and it seems pretty refined (ok, not up to mclaren's standard) even though it's a very simple car (no abs, ESP, assisted steering etc...)

But, I agree, it's more of a race car than a supercar.
Edited by customcoco - 2/7/13 at 9:28am
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There was a recent news report that Will.I.Am had his car impounded by the cops. He was driving it around LA without a license plate and without any kind of car registration.

BTW - I thought his car company was in East LA, not Oakland?

Gotta love the "special" celeb yo-yos. He can't get it approved by the state DOT, so he drives it anyway. rolleyes.gif If he lived in TN, he'd be fine, we'll allow a person to register virtually anything with wheels.

East LA, Oakland, same thing? wink.gif
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About the "is it a supercar or not" debate,

Would you consider something like an ultima gtr to be a supercar ? It has : the performance figures (it's one of the very best street legal track cars around), the exclusivity, you can have it built for you by a local artisan/mechanic ( it supports the local economy !) the only area where it falls short being the look.

Then you'd have to include the Ariel Atom (0-60 in 3 sec) and Lotus Elise or Exige. Those I have to argue are more track day cars, they fall short in the luxury or exclusive categories.

The F70 fenders are okay, to me, but the roof-line is just wrong. Also, $2M? Bleh.
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My Dilbertesque engineer's brain will not allow me to accept the concept of Veblen goods. I do know many people that absolutely follow the Veblen path. Most of those people work in Sales & Marketing. wink.gif

What's your beef with Veblen? I thought you liked archaic economic theories. tongue.gif

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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

See - that's the type where I have a hard time calling that a supercar. It's race car kit that can be made street legal. Somehow that just doesn't seem like "supercar" material - in the same that buying an old F1 car and putting a fiberglass body and bumpers on it would not create a supercar.

It'll still run down most of the bloat-mobiles on the road; so why not?

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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

Gotta love the "special" celeb yo-yos. He can't get it approved by the state DOT, so he drives it anyway. rolleyes.gif If he lived in TN, he'd be fine, we'll allow a person to register virtually anything with wheels.



Would it pass? We can remove the MIRV ICBM if needed, but I'm more curious if they'd let it pass as-equipped.
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What? That's clearly an ATV with a gun rack.
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Would it pass? We can remove the MIRV ICBM if needed, but I'm more curious if they'd let it pass as-equipped.

Does that qualify as an "assault weapon"? wink_face.gif

If so, it might be banned soon....lol

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Does that qualify as an "assault weapon"? wink_face.gif

If so, it might be banned soon....lol

It only fires one projectile at a time. It's a hunting rifle at best. biggrin.gif

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In California, you can only take possession of it after demonstrating safe handling practices and taking a multiple choice test. You also need to bring an approved trigger lock.
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It has launch codes - I think that counts as a trigger lock, right?
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Also note the multiple fire extinguishers for extra safety.
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Screw the fire extinguishers - I want a radiation suit!
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Yeah, if there's already a fire, the fire is the least of your worries. eek.gif
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So, I'm listening to the K702 65th Aniv cans, through the ECBA, and they're not bad. In fact, they're mostly the same as the regular Q/K701s, with a little more bass extension, less grain (likely better THD numbers), and cooler looks. They probably cherry-picked the best transducers and played with the foam in front of the baffle. No biggie. "Evolutionary, not revolutionary" is the phrase that comes to mind. Very solid cans and well worth the $350 I paid. Are they worth $500, which is the typical retail? Sure. There are many other big-name cans out there that are priced the same, or higher, that don't sound this good. So, why not? (Lower is better, of course.) I gave the Q701s a 3.5 out of 5 stars, so these are a 4.


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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

So, I'm listening to the K702 65th Aniv cans, through the ECBA, and they're not bad. In fact, they're mostly the same as the regular Q/K701s, with a little more bass extension, less grain (likely better THD numbers), and cooler looks. They probably cherry-picked the best transducers and played with the foam in front of the baffle. No biggie. "Evolutionary, not revolutionary" is the phrase that comes to mind. Very solid cans and well worth the $350 I paid. Are they worth $500, which is the typical retail? Sure. There are many other big-name cans out there that are priced the same, or higher, that don't sound this good. So, why not? (Lower is better, of course.) I gave the Q701s a 3.5 out of 5 stars, so these are a 4.

So "revolutionary night and day and difference with massive improvements in all regards" doesn't hold up? Why amn't I surprised? tongue.gif

You still got the 950s right? Thoughts there?

Also, do these come remotely close to knocking the HE300/500 off your top-spot for the price?
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

So "revolutionary night and day and difference with massive improvements in all regards" doesn't hold up? Why amn't I surprised? tongue.gif

You still got the 950s right? Thoughts there?

Also, do these come remotely close to knocking the HE300/500 off your top-spot for the price?


Well... yes. That's about the size of it. It's better, noticeably, but it's not a massive improvement. They simply made some good headphones into very good ones. Value-wise, for $350 they would, I can't think of a better sounding headphone for that price. $500? I think the HE400s are a little better value there, as are a few others, including the 950s.
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It seems Mr. Bean really likes to drive his McLaren F1......http://autos.yahoo.com/news/giant-bill-fixing-rowan-atkinsons-154433006.html

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