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Electricity is not a source of energy, it is a form of energy. Why would you want to have to go from a power plant -> electricity (storage, think batteries) -> powering the car when you can go straight from a mini-power plant -> powering the car? Batteries either weigh a hell of a lot (lead acid) or they have a very short life span (~ 2-3 years for LiPo) Hydrogen power cells can be made fairly light and compact, while putting out a good amount of energy. Plus, water can be found just about everywhere, and is relatively lightweight.
Well i just got back from the new york auto show and i saw toyota and hondas hydrogen cars but there didnt seem to be any real push for all electric cars. Why not!! I think its rediculous that car companies for what ever the reason are trying to find a new source when its right in front of them, electricity!!
Easy now...I can't even remember when I built this computer, but it would have had to have been 3 or 4 years ago. Got my 4400+ a month or two after they hit the market
The card will work just fine in a 1.0 PCIe slot. There won't be any bottlenecking (except of course by your 939 cpu ). PCIe 2.0 is fully backwards compatible and the current cards don't use any more bandwidth than 1.0 can handle.
I think with 2 gigs of RAM (2x1gb), the 8800GTS 512mb, a couple nice harddrives, and a new 24" monitor, I won't be left with much to complain about
I was curious if the nVidia 8800GTS 512mb would be compatible with my current DFI Infinity NF4 SLi motherboard. The new GFX card says that it is for a PCI-E 16x 2.0 slot while my motherboard is a standard (I think) 1.0 PCI-E 16x slot. Also, if the card will be compatible, will I have any problems or be bottlenecked by the 1.0 PCI-E 16x slot?
old review of my DFI Infinity NF4 SLi
Westinghouse 24" LCD
Also, does anyone have any input on the monitor above? The thing I like about it is that it has standard A/V ports and has composite inputs....this is the only monitor (for a reasonable price) that I've found with all of these features. I saw the monitor in person and it looks pretty good. I'm going to be running my TV through my computer and into the monitor as well, so a 24" screen is much preferred. Any suggestions to a better monitor or alternative around the same price?
And hello again all, I haven't been around much lately...not a whole lot interesting going on in the computer world sadly.
@Camaro, the 6 speed really comes into play with the turboed srt-4 engine. With 300hp and IIRC about 260 ft/lbs of torque it would be very nice to have all 6 gears. Plus, a smooth shifting 6spd is much more fun than a 5spd, and that's what these small cars are made for, fun. The current Miata either only comes with or mainly only comes with a 6spd manual and that is pushing about the same numbers as the base engine in this concept.
Favorite quote of the day "Happiness is not what is around the corner, it is the corner." -random s2000 owner.
I love that DCX has dropped the toy/girly look of the Miata though, they've taken something that was typically thought of as an old man/woman's car and added some aggressive styling to it.
So what do you all think? Personally I'm glad to see even more competition for the Miata since I'm somewhat in the market for one. Hopefully they can pull things together on this and get something pushed to production...maybe DCX will find their way into the big 3 eventually? (or Ford will fall from the big 3, either way )
I own LoZ: TP, Red Steel, Rayman: Raving Rabbids, and Wii Sports, all of which are great. The controls in Red Steel are awkward to start, but after a while it is great.
I know in IL, if you aren't passing a car within 1 minute of getting in the left lane it is illegal, I think it should be this way everywhere.
That's because they can. If they are going the speed limit, it's legal. Now less, depending on the speed they could get impeding traffic. But even so.
Second, if traffic is going faster, you don't "kinda have to."
IMO the reason people feel the need to drive fast on the city streets is because of a lack of inexpensive places to drive fast otherwise. I know around me, there is no track within 2 hours...and the ones that are nearby (Chicago/St. Louis) either don't have open track days or when they do it can be $300+ for 3 hours. (which is why I would like to open up a track near where I live right now and open it up to the public for a reasonable price)
My eyes must be a lot more resiliant (sp?) than yours Unforgivin, I can keep mine in for 3+ days at a time and never have any problem with them, only time I've ever had a problem was when I woke up with something in my (thinking it was just sleep or something) and put my contact on over it...messed my eye up for a couple of days, but I've never had any problem besides that.
@Andrew, I use the Acuvue (sp? again) lenses and I never have a problem with the curvature of them changing enough to affect my vision...it's always because they get cloudy after a while from so much use and abuse. If the curvature does change a bit, once I put them in and blink a bit they still suction right down on my eye and I can see like normal. Why do most people skimp on their contacts? My mom works as a nurse and has pretty good health insurance, and it is still about $175 for a year worth of medium-grade contacts, anyone with just bare minimum health insurance or those with none at all could end up paying quite a bit more. (with Bush's new healthcare plan hopefully this will change...I just wish that our healthcare was like that of Canada and some other nations...instead of being fighting with Africa in terms of coverage)
Edit: I think mine are about -4.5...all I know is that I can't distinguish the big E at all w/o my contacts or glasses.