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Wow, AT&T is rolling out a new business service here that's 150Mbps, bursts up to 300, turn-key for $300 /mo. How are they doing that? confused.gif
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Hey y'all, Cruisin' the Coast starts this weekend in Gulfport MS. 5000+ antique autos converge on the MS Gulf Coast for a week. Anybody here know of it or go? http://www.cruisinthecoast.com/

John

 

That's my favorite classic car event all year since moving to the Gulf Coast. You'll see everything, and I mean everything. Last year I saw a Bricklin SV-1 for the first time, with a crowd of confused onlookers.

 

Sadly this weekend is out of the question because of the tropical storm coming, but I'm going to try to make it sometime next week.

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You guys get out of hand at a scary rate, you know that? rolleyes.gif





Speaking of, tonight she told me that she went through a 2500rd bottle of ammo already... 2500. That means there's 2500 plastic BBs all over the flower garden. As is typical with her, the cure is worse than the illness. *sigh*
I think you need a robot vaccum cleaner for outdoors tongue.gif
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Wow, AT&T is rolling out a new business service here that's 150Mbps, bursts up to 300, turn-key for $300 /mo. How are they doing that? confused.gif

That is cheap. I'm currently paying about $900/month for a 20 mbps up/down ethernet circuit with a managed router in Dallas with CenturyLink. I'm paying $1500/month for 100 Mbps fiber line in California, and that includes a private VPN service (MPLS). Typically, the cost is all about the SLA. If they are guaranteeing the speed up/down, the cost is higher. If there really isn't a service level agreement guarantee, then it can be a lot cheaper. That's typically one of the difference between "small business" and "enterprise" circuits.

I have also seen some really cheap prices when a big company has moved in down the street and is paying for the extension of the high-speed trunk into your neighborhood. The telecom will then try to get as many customers as they can on that trunk, because everyone else they can add will be almost pure profit.
post #4610 of 9498
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While it's a business service it's not a guaranteed speed, they're saying that's "typical". I went ahead and signed up, so I guess we'll see what it's all about. They said the technicians will be out here to install it on Tuesday morning.
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Shocking but hardly the end of Tesla. I was surprised when I first saw the news in Jalopnik but after reading a bit more, that news shouldn't be taken as the end of the EV because there's a very good cause why it did catch fire: a large metal debris punctured the battery compartment and spilled lithium-ion on a very damp road. Since lithium-ion is quite volatile when in contact with water, it's no surprise that that happened, well unless if your car company name is called Fisker which can magically combust on a dry sunny day. And anyway, the car clearly alerted the driver to pull over after the accident and the fire never reached the cabin.


Edited by VortexBlast - 10/5/13 at 12:03am
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Shocking but hardly the end of Tesla. I was surprised when I first saw the news in Jalopnik but after reading a bit more, that news shouldn't be taken as the end of the EV because there's a very good cause why it did catch fire: a large metal debris punctured the battery compartment and spilled lithium-ion on a very damp road. Since lithium-ion is quite volatile when in contact with water, it's no surprise that that happened, well unless if your car company name is called Fisker which can magically combust on a dry sunny day. And anyway, the car clearly alerted the driver to pull over after the accident and the fire never reached the cabin.

Well it's press like this that will give the electric vehicle market a black eye.

 

Funny though. The silver Fisker was parked outside the bank again today. It was raining. I gave it a wide berth.:D

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Hollywood is going to need a whole new schtick - instead of cars blowing up when they get shot, now they will need to burst into flames when it rains.
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Hollywood is going to need a whole new schtick - instead of cars blowing up when they get shot, now they will need to burst into flames when it rains.

I think thats covered. DiCaprio was an investor in Fisker, he'll be looking to make his money back somehow.

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Apparently it was a freak occurrence, hitting the pack "just right" at higher than legal speeds (in excess of 80mph). However, they're going to install an additional skid plate over that area (there are two layers already), free of charge, for owners who are concerned about this happening to them. It's a tempest in a teapot, and frankly given how well it worked out for the driver, who was never in any real danger, it's a good example of how well it protects occupants when everything goes wrong. It's a very well designed car.


Okay, the Lancia Delta mystery is solved. How did it get here? Through Canada, first being shipped over from Japan for a car show, then never shipped back (presumably sold at the show). Then it migrated its way down to the USA. Although the VIN denotes it as being a `93, it's titled and registered as an `86. Since it's so boxy, and the Montana DMV isn't any more competent than the ones here in TN (what's a Lancia?), they simply took down what the owner said and ran with it. I could clear all this up, but that would take a lot of time that I frankly don't have, so I'll leave it that way for now... maybe I'll get around to it in 5-6 years, or so. wink.gif

It seemed I jumped the gun on the Stingray, now Heffner is looking into doing something with it, perhaps a TT version? Maaaaybe? Will take a lot of work however, it's cramped under that hood, and will require moving stuff around up there. Also, that will affect cooling, as the front splitter and hood scoop actually does something important. I guess they could do like Hennessey and just block it, but they're idiots who have never shown that they understand how to properly design anything. Plug the air channel, slap on a roots SC, w/o intercooler, or any new way of venting the extra 30k BTUs of additional heat, and then sell it to the public and wait for customers to start screaming that their new Stingrays are overheating and exploding. Yeah, that sounds about right. Retards...
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One of the things that happens when factory cars begin to get closer and closer to the edge of current technology is that it becomes harder and more expensive to make significant improvements from the factory design. When a stock 'Vette has a 5.7L V8 that is only putting out 165 HP (1975), it's not too hard to make serious improvements. But when you have a stock 'Vette that has a 6.2L putting out 460 HP, improvements get considerably more expensive!
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Apparently it was a freak occurrence, hitting the pack "just right" at higher than legal speeds (in excess of 80mph). However, they're going to install an additional skid plate over that area (there are two layers already), free of charge, for owners who are concerned about this happening to them. It's a tempest in a teapot, and frankly given how well it worked out for the driver, who was never in any real danger, it's a good example of how well it protects occupants when everything goes wrong. It's a very well designed car.

Okay, the Lancia Delta mystery is solved. How did it get here? Through Canada, first being shipped over from Japan for a car show, then never shipped back (presumably sold at the show). Then it migrated its way down to the USA. Although the VIN denotes it as being a `93, it's titled and registered as an `86. Since it's so boxy, and the Montana DMV isn't any more competent than the ones here in TN (what's a Lancia?), they simply took down what the owner said and ran with it. I could clear all this up, but that would take a lot of time that I frankly don't have, so I'll leave it that way for now... maybe I'll get around to it in 5-6 years, or so. wink.gif

It seemed I jumped the gun on the Stingray, now Heffner is looking into doing something with it, perhaps a TT version? Maaaaybe? Will take a lot of work however, it's cramped under that hood, and will require moving stuff around up there. Also, that will affect cooling, as the front splitter and hood scoop actually does something important. I guess they could do like Hennessey and just block it, but they're idiots who have never shown that they understand how to properly design anything. Plug the air channel, slap on a roots SC, w/o intercooler, or any new way of venting the extra 30k BTUs of additional heat, and then sell it to the public and wait for customers to start screaming that their new Stingrays are overheating and exploding. Yeah, that sounds about right. Retards...

I'd head there were a couple of Delta's that made it over here and some were unaccounted for. Be interesting to see if there was any export documentation on it.

 

I'm confused by your post there is it Heffner or Hennessey who are the idiots in charge of the rotating time bomb?

 

 

And now class I have more questions as you were so helpful with the Fisker.

 

I was riding along and decided to get off and walk the bike for a few click's in search of a decent pizza place (there is only one around me and I was nowhere near it). As I was crossing the road this yellow sporty thingy pulls up  making a way too familiar noise. At first glance I think some loon has gone and bastardized a Super 7 kit and dropped a 328 motor in it. As it chortles and rolls around the corner it becomes all to apparent this is some horse of a very different colour. Bulbous without having the CAD/CAM look to it, slightly larger than a Super 7, Scud crest on the right side front wing and what appeared to be the original metal Ferrari nameplate. It was in view for too short a time to pull out a camera.

post #4619 of 9498
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I must be a sicko, but everytime I see the new Callaway AeroWagon I like it a little more. I'm gonna call them and change my order.





Heffner? No, I was talking about Hennessey being the idiots, they've never properly designed anything. All of their car projects are all talk and no trousers. If anything Heffner overbuilds everything, but that's good.
Edited by Magick Man - 10/5/13 at 7:58pm
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I must be a sicko, but everytime I see the new Callaway AeroWagon I like it a little more. I'm gonna call them and change my order.




Heffner? No, I was talking about Hennessey being the idiots, they've never properly designed anything. All of their car projects are all talk and no trousers. If anything Heffner overbuilds everything, but that's good.

 

 

Hell yes. Prettiest wagon since the P18000es. Go for it.

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