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billbradley said:I hang out with HarveyCanal once in a while. He's doing well. I remember during his Archaic username days when he rubbed more than a few people the wrong way on here and was possibly one of the most disliked board members. After hanging out with him over the past several years I have found that he's one of the most chilled out down to earth people I know.
I always respected his non-conformist stance. And there were far worse folk than that. I remember my first board poast, after a while of just leeching online mixes, getting the full n00b haze from the Kool Kids. Fauxy and dem. But it's important to see the big picture, both ways. When you get t3h Cl0n, remember it's just an internet forum. And when you get to meet hella cool folks from here, be amazed that it was just a forum.
Duderonomy said:Electrode said:
I saw "Ford vs. Ferrari" [...] I have yet to see "The 24 Hour War" doc, though.
Yeah... is there an established term for Yank-washing yet? I liked both Ford vs Ferrari & the Netflix doc 24hr War, but
and it’s a massive “BUT”
I got U-751 vibes from both. Shelby was approached by Ford and given the brief. Aside from supplying the Ford V8 engine, just about everything was done in England by English engineers. The GT40 car chassis was an English sports car (Lola). The first three models were designed, constructed, and tested in England... I guess I should be thankful they didn’t write out the English driver from the story in favour of an American too.
Shelby had already used this template with the Cobra: sold in America as the Shelby Cobra, this car was designed, engineered, tested and even assembled in England, shipped to California where Shelby’s team would put in the transmission, and HEY PRESTO, you’ve got another Netflix doc about this amazing American sports car that started beating Chevrolets. What a genius Shelby was. Just have everything made in England ;-p
I am a big car-nut, this one is deffo on my list. I know the story, but would like to see it done justice. 25 years ago I blagged a drive in a GT40 replica. It was hard work to drive, no power-anything, but the shove in the back was addictive, it got better the faster you went. It was well-sorted (IIRC it was a Ray Mallock build) but required enormous levels of concentration to keep it going where you wanted it to go at any good lick and I would imagine immense talent to be able to explore its limits (massive props to whoever drove kit like this BITD for a living). I just couldn't afford one. I think they were 50K+ back then.
I had illusions of one day having one as a daily driver but after a few laps, you realise:
a) You would never get to stretch it in traffic. It would be like forever taxiing a fighter-jet.
b) It would be hellishly uncomfortable. My arms and left leg were sore afterwards.
I'd recommend karting as a cheaper option, you can drift those all day long in the wet and the speeds (in the cheap ones) are much less threatening to life. Try that in a GT40. You can tell me about it via the Ouija board.
ManItsAHighCastle said:Hillary would have been an instant international hit. You can't be telling me Europeans or Asians gave a shit about her stupid emails.
She's about as genuine as a £3½ pound note however, and I think that comes across. She certainly doesn't appear to represent the "Common man" - Barry had that on lock. She has the GOP look of "Money" about her and that is why Bobby Joe Creationist and y'alls didn't bite, regardless of the madness The Donald will bring. She screams "Meh."
He told folls what they wanted to hear and they lapped it up. Again, I can't speak for all non-Amerimans but personally it's a grave look for the US that so many found his shtick prefereable.
Your digital tattoo revealed:
Google knows where you’ve been
Google stores your location (if you have location tracking turned on) every time you turn on your phone. You can see a timeline of where you’ve been from the very first day you started using Google on your phone.
Click on this link to see your own data: google.com/maps/timeline?…
Google knows everything you’ve ever searched – and deleted
Google stores search history across all your devices. That can mean that, even if you delete your search history and phone history on one device, it may still have data saved from other devices.
Click on this link to see your own data: myactivity.google.com/myactivity
The data Google has on you can fill millions of Word documents
Google offers an option to download all of the data it stores about you.
This link includes your bookmarks, emails, contacts, your Google Drive files, all of the above information, your YouTube videos, the photos you’ve taken on your phone, the businesses you’ve bought from, the products you’ve bought through Google …
They also have data from your calendar, your Google hangout sessions, your location history, the music you listen to, the Google books you’ve purchased, the Google groups you’re in, the websites you’ve created, the phones you’ve owned, the pages you’ve shared, how many steps you walk in a day …Click on this link to see your own data: google.com/takeout
Facebook has reams and reams of data on you, too
Facebook offers a similar option to download all your information. This includes every message you’ve ever sent or been sent, every file you’ve ever sent or been sent, all the contacts in your phone, and all the audio messages you’ve ever sent or been sent.Click here to see your data: https://www.facebook.com/help/131112897028467
Read the article linked at the top for more.