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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 12, 2017, 20:46 Enahs
 
I will also say that my CVT on my Subarus I really like, because I like driving in automatic mode most of the time but also really enjoy being able to up and down shift on the fly or in certain terrains drive the car as a clutch-less manual. All cars should have this option. But also the CVT in automatic mode at low to mid speeds when accelerating is not as smooth as I would like.  
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 12, 2017, 20:43 Enahs
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 12, 2017, 09:20:
Enahs wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 21:38:
Cutter wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 16:59:
Anyone own a Subaru? Crosstrek specifically?

I have a Crosstrek and an Impreza. I get Subarus at cost, cause I know someone. At least in the US, the markup on Subarus's that are not the top of the line pimped out version are only ~$1000-1500. So you can not negotiate down a Subaru very much. Subarus also by default come with a crappy warranty compared to the other cars. But they maintain their value and condition longer than most other cars, so it is an odd dynamic. Subarus are also in high demand, and if you are not willing to take what is available near you, you will be waiting 1-3 months or paying a fee to transfer it from another dealer far away.

Thanks fellas.

Yeah, I noticed that in my research so far. The salesguy at the dealership said the same thing. They limit inventory intentionally to keep supply low and demand high so it's basically the sticker price or nothing. The warranty is pretty standard compared to the rest of them out there. But the longterm is the important bit. I like the boxer engine as well. Gonna go take a loot at the Kia and GMC today but so far it's looking very much like it'll probably be the Crosstrek.

The Impreza inventory is not kept low to maintain supplies. All 2017 and beyond Imprezas are assembled in Lafayette IN, which is where I use to live and why I know someone who gets me my Subarus at cost. They are literally making them as fast as they possibly can. They are at 100% production capacity and have 3 shifts operating ~360 days a year. But that is the only facility assembling Imprezas that are sold in the US (not sure if those are the ones going to Canada as well), and it is a large facility but still small compared to the facilities in Japan or China, and just limited in amount they can produce.
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 12, 2017, 20:39 Enahs
 
Blue wrote on Dec 12, 2017, 10:52:
Cutter wrote on Dec 12, 2017, 09:20:
Enahs wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 21:38:
Cutter wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 16:59:
Anyone own a Subaru? Crosstrek specifically?

I have a Crosstrek and an Impreza. I get Subarus at cost, cause I know someone. At least in the US, the markup on Subarus's that are not the top of the line pimped out version are only ~$1000-1500. So you can not negotiate down a Subaru very much. Subarus also by default come with a crappy warranty compared to the other cars. But they maintain their value and condition longer than most other cars, so it is an odd dynamic. Subarus are also in high demand, and if you are not willing to take what is available near you, you will be waiting 1-3 months or paying a fee to transfer it from another dealer far away.

Thanks fellas.

Yeah, I noticed that in my research so far. The salesguy at the dealership said the same thing. They limit inventory intentionally to keep supply low and demand high so it's basically the sticker price or nothing. The warranty is pretty standard compared to the rest of them out there. But the longterm is the important bit. I like the boxer engine as well. Gonna go take a loot at the Kia and GMC today but so far it's looking very much like it'll probably be the Crosstrek.

Impreza owner here... We were looking for used, but these retain a surprising amount of their value, so we ended up buying a new 2017 model. After a run around the block updating the computer and replacing the battery it's been a trouble-free car that we really love. It rides well, gets great mileage despite the AWD, looks nice, and seems bigger on the inside than the outside (I presume it has D&D bag-of-holding technology). I see comments in reviews that its one engine choice is underpowered, but while it's not a race car, I think the acceleration is fine, and that only gets mentioned because it's one of the few quibbles you can possibly have with the car. It also has stellar crash-test results.

We're talking about replacing MrsBlue's Civic for our (presumed) move to PA, and I would say the Crosstrek is already atop our shortlist if we do move, based on our satisfaction with the Impreza. Enahs is right though, margins are tight on these, so don't expect to bargain them down very much from the sticker price.

Starting with the 2017 models, the Crosstrek is just an Impreza with added ground clearance and slight changes in minor curves of the body. It is literally the exact same engine and drive train, everything is the exact same parts except the suspension. Because the Crosstrek is a little taller, the feel of the drive is a little different. But if you like your 2017 Impreza you will like a 2017+ Crosstrek and will barely be able to tell you are in a different car, except for the height.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 11, 2017, 21:38 Enahs
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 16:59:
Anyone own a Subaru? Crosstrek specifically?

I have a Crosstrek and an Impreza. I get Subarus at cost, cause I know someone. At least in the US, the markup on Subarus's that are not the top of the line pimped out version are only ~$1000-1500. So you can not negotiate down a Subaru very much. Subarus also by default come with a crappy warranty compared to the other cars. But they maintain their value and condition longer than most other cars, so it is an odd dynamic. Subarus are also in high demand, and if you are not willing to take what is available near you, you will be waiting 1-3 months or paying a fee to transfer it from another dealer far away.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
2. Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 4, 2017, 13:32 Enahs
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 4, 2017, 12:19:
Fuck you Amazon and fuck you Truedeau and the Liberal party! 1000 more jobs? 1000 more foreigners taking Canadian jobs more like.
Huh? Amazon is a US company and headquartered in Seattle. How can it be 1000 more foreigners taking Canadian jobs? They are not Canadian jobs to begin with.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
2. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 4, 2017, 13:29 Enahs
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 4, 2017, 12:53:
That's actually sad to hear.

No it is not. It is at the base of mount Everest and all the communities around it and in the Himalayas. It is helping schools and the community. Read the article. Also, people have used satellite communication at the top of mount Everest for years.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 1, 2017, 16:28 Enahs
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 1, 2017, 14:01:
Bing may be so horrible that Microsoft has been needing to pay people to use it for years, but I do miss the good old days of getting real prizes in exchange for inflating their traffic numbers. I was too late to get a free Xbox (or two, or three, as it was apparently not too difficult to do), but I did get several retail copies of Vista Ultimate, a couple of wireless 360 controllers, a pretty nice webcam, a few DVD versions of MS-published PC games of the era... Just for running macros on their stupid mini-games all day.

What is wrong with the 2-3, $5 Amazon gift cards a month?!
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization May 12, 2017, 15:03 Enahs
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 12, 2017, 12:19:
Simply put, If you want a decent photo your cell phone is not going to take it.
The internet and actual photographic evidence disagree with you.
http://gizmodo.com/5576509/395-photos-taken-on-cellphones
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/31/sony-world-photography-awards_n_6976552.html
https://www.flickr.com/photos/flickr/galleries/72157644100931123

And the cameras you linked to, their only benefit is optical zoom and large lenses. Which is great, not knocking it. But the actual sensor size and quality are in most cases inferior to good cellphone camera sensors now. You can now get for cheaper than those cameras you linked, mounts and and such you can hook your cellphones into, and have decent lenses and optical zoom as well; and make it far superior than those less than ~$250 cameras.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: LG VR HMD Specs Apr 5, 2017, 17:58 Enahs
 
Blue wrote on Apr 5, 2017, 17:42:
Shineyguy wrote on Apr 5, 2017, 16:02:
Holy crap, slower traffic keep right. I remember watching that video maybe 10 years ago. Looks like someone reposted it as new.

Nope. It was March 18, 2016.

Here's a story about the pilots getting their well-deserved medals.


Pilots get medals for cops making a slow driver get over? Man, medals are easy to come by these days!
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 23, 2017, 16:09 Enahs
 
If she is cutting cable and just wants to go with all the standard streaming services, just get an Amazon TV stick. Or go a little fancier and get a Fire TV.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Feb 1, 2017, 20:12 Enahs
 
Maybe silly Hollywood action directors will watch this video and learn some things about making an exciting and realistic chase.  
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 12, 2016, 21:33 Enahs
 
Sorry Cutter, no I do not. Nope, sorry buddy, do not. Changed jobs and the new place no longer has 100's of unused copies sitting around. If I was smart I would have grabbed a handful from the old place, but alas, I am not. And mail reply says you have it disabled, so couldn't reply directly.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 28, 2016, 18:12 Enahs
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 18:08:
Rigs wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 17:26:
Hmmm, soon you'll have to take out a mortgage just for a phone...or a 52-month loan like on a car! Fucking ridiculous!

=-Rigs-=

No one is forcing anyone to make those vanity purchases. I paid $150'ish bucks for a work phone - a tough phone thast's waterproof and shatterproof - 6'ish years ago and I still use it today as it works just fine for what it's supposed to do.

If you can not slice prosciutto with it, it is not a real phone!
 
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16. Re: EM drive Nov 20, 2016, 14:22 Enahs
 
VaranDragon wrote on Nov 20, 2016, 10:22:
Enahs wrote on Nov 20, 2016, 09:19:
Rigs wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 16:40:
I'm sure he's watching with great interest. This could really jumpstart the whole 'space tourism' thing...

No, it will have no impact on the space tourism thing. This, if works, is a low thrust device. It is only useful as propulsion for the long distances between planets. It will not help get up and away from earth, or down on other planets either once we get there.


Yeah but one of Musk's main goals is to establish a living colony on Mars by 2100. A drive that significantly decreases the travel time between planets, or that can cheaply move large ammounts of freight between worlds would go a long way in bringing him closer to that goal.

The cost is all in leaving the ground, getting into orbit and then out of orbit. And then on the destination entering orbit there, and getting down safely. The trip in-between is virtually insignificant from a cost standpoint, and this is all this technology is good for.
 
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14. Re: EM drive Nov 20, 2016, 09:19 Enahs
 
Rigs wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 16:40:
I'm sure he's watching with great interest. This could really jumpstart the whole 'space tourism' thing...

No, it will have no impact on the space tourism thing. This, if works, is a low thrust device. It is only useful as propulsion for the long distances between planets. It will not help get up and away from earth, or down on other planets either once we get there.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Vive wireless weak link Nov 15, 2016, 15:28 Enahs
 
I feel like a simple solution to the losing your location in real space would be a simple cheap camera on the front of the device, and with the eye tracking use a pattern/gesture of blinking the eyes to turn on a ~65% opacity to see the real world from the camera for a little bit.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2016, 16:53 Enahs
 
BobBob, to answer you question. In this reference the popular vote just means total number of votes per candidate across the entire voting nation. Ignoring the electoral college, approximately half a million more people voted for Hillary than Trump (only ~0.42% more for Hillary) This is not the first time it has worked out that way.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Nov 11, 2016, 21:50 Enahs
 
While it does suck. People should also stop being so stupid and letting their phones stream the 1080P version of stuff on a ~5" screen that is ~12 inches or so away while they are taking a poop on the toilet with their elbows on their knees. It is just a waste of bandwidth and battery. The screen size, distance and resolution is just a waste for human perception. So while it does suck and should be allowed to be opted out of, there is a good chance that in the vast majority of usage cases it will not even make a difference from a user standpoint, just save bandwidth. because, you know, stupidity!  
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40. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 5, 2016, 08:42 Enahs
 
Retired wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 16:17:
Until the batteries need maintenance. Plenty of studies that say the hybrids are worse for the environment than gas guzzlers.

A) I never said a single thing about it being better for the environment. B) Yes, it is not as clean as people think. But it is not as bad as you think either. It is also not fair to compare it to cars like the tesla that have 4-5 times larger battery.C) Those negative effects will never go away, but do go down over time as technology is improved and more cars are sold and we get more efficient in all processes of the battery making. And the warranties on the battery now are great.
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 4, 2016, 15:36 Enahs
 
The new Prius Prime. Plugin hybrid. You get a short range electric car and a really efficient gas car when you need to go further. You then have her ask her work about charging while there, if they do not already have it. And don't pay for any travel except long trips. Businesses get tons of tax breaks for having electric car charging stations. She gets to use the HOV lane there by her self, lower tolls where they apply, and no longer has to do the yearly inspection. Plus lots of tax credits when buying it. Probably about $4K federal and you may even qualify for upto $5K from state. And it isn't really all that expensive.  
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