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Well lookee here the Corvette has finally growed up into an actual flagship.

But, as the Stones said "Paint it Black".

That's what I'm ordering, black on black.
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No flappy paddles either! Of course, it will probably sell 8 or 9 automatics for every stick, but at least they still offer a stick.

They're estimating a M/T sell-through of 18%, and that's not bad at all.
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JC is still going to hate on it...
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the z06 looks great. I think what I am forgetting is it is the same as always. vs. german,Italian,Japanese finesse. I hope I am wrong. I just prefer the aforementioned. it seems to walk the walk though. I tell ya' one thing. how does the Tahoe get to $60 grand? it seems more like 40 tops would be fair. then again knowing gm's deals..... good luck discount a z06 a penny.

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Melbourne weather today:

 

 

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I remember being on the Great Ocean Road and thinking how cool it was that there was nothing South of me except Antarctica.
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Damn, that'll roast your dingos! eek.gif Stay in with the AC. I still think I'd rather be there than in the sub-zero (C) stuff up here, I know my joints would.

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Well, we're already going to be in Florida anyway... would miss a couple auction days, though.
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A massage area for relaxing and unwinding from all the action

If this is the masseuse, then it's easily worth money...




On the other hand, make sure they don't look like this...

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Do you honestly think, knowing what you know about my wife, that she'd let a woman like that give me a massage? No question I'd end up with Mussolini. frown.gif
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Did you see this? We are all so screwed. You want to know how to screw-up the greatest technological invention of the last century (the internet)? This is how...

http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/14/charter-makes-a-61-billion-bid-for-time-warner-cable-could-be/?ncid=rss_truncated
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Free market in action, just like our morons here who want to keep the copper network instead of fibre optic that has ALREADY been laid.
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Well, we're already going to be in Florida anyway... would miss a couple auction days, though.

 

So which Ferrari from your stable would you prefer to arrive at an event like that in? 

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Well, we're already going to be in Florida anyway... would miss a couple auction days, though.

Is there anything in the auction during those days that you wanted?

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Did you see this? We are all so screwed. You want to know how to screw-up the greatest technological invention of the last century (the internet)? This is how...

http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/14/charter-makes-a-61-billion-bid-for-time-warner-cable-could-be/?ncid=rss_truncated


That's more a case of milking the innovation while you can. Bear in mind that shortsighted cable companies were handed the biggest windfall in business history when the internet hit them in the face. They had, and still have to a large extent, no clue whatsoever as to how to service the new medium. To them the internet is still mainly a method of distributing cable programming. If an alternative (wireless or other) ever comes along they will go the way Blackberry.

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That's more a case of milking the innovation while you can. Bear in mind that shortsighted cable companies were handed the biggest windfall in business history when the internet hit them in the face. They had, and still have to a large extent, no clue whatsoever as to how to service the new medium. To them the internet is still mainly a method of distributing cable programming. If an alternative (wireless or other) ever comes along they will go the way Blackberry.

True dat. I'm just concerned that if the new tech that replaces them takes too long to get here, they will choke the pipes so badly that worldwide communication and innovation will be hindered. The size of the world has been reduced to milliseconds - I don't want to go backwards to a time when we were all fed the information that the media giants deemed suitable for us, and I don't want to trust our critical infrastructure to people as incredibly stupid as the telecommunications monopolies.

Here's an interesting question: If the AT&T break-up had never happened, would the internet explosion have still occurred? Would Ma Bell have been able to respond to the incredible speed at which technology changed and the resulting tremendous demand for connectivity and bandwidth?
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So which Ferrari from your stable would you prefer to arrive at an event like that in? 

Maybe the 288 GTO, to see if anyone is able to spot that it's a fake. wink.gif
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Is there anything in the auction during those days that you wanted?

Yeah, most of the cars I've considered are being sold on those days.
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True dat. I'm just concerned that if the new tech that replaces them takes too long to get here, they will choke the pipes so badly that worldwide communication and innovation will be hindered. The size of the world has been reduced to milliseconds - I don't want to go backwards to a time when we were all fed the information that the media giants deemed suitable for us, and I don't want to trust our critical infrastructure to people as incredibly stupid as the telecommunications monopolies.

Here's an interesting question: If the AT&T break-up had never happened, would the internet explosion have still occurred? Would Ma Bell have been able to respond to the incredible speed at which technology changed and the resulting tremendous demand for connectivity and bandwidth?
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The explosion started while most people were still on dial-up, in fact there are many outlying areas around here that still have no broadband options (except ISDN, if you can call that broadband). redface.gif
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