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Discussion in 'General Off-Topic' started by Car crusher, Apr 4, 2014.

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  1. MisterKenneth

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    I see.

    And I don't think I heard about that browser before.
     
  2. Eastham

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  3. Fenneko

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    I wonder how long Fiat will continue the monstrous 500L and 500X. I don't get why FCA/Fiat wants to completely ruin the 500 and make them crossovers and MPVs, when the 500 was fine the way it was. They need to know, "if it's not broken, don't fix it."
     
  4. Z24zorpx4

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    FIAT = Fix it again Tony
     
  5. MisterKenneth

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  6. Fenneko

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    Well, that seems like a fitting acronym.
    Also, I can't bare the 500e.

    The bottom bumper really bugs me. I don't know why anybody would like a electric car with ricer holes (or stereotypical designed grille) cut into their bumpers.
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    It seems that Google is too accepting...
    ...atleast as a summary.
     
  7. MisterKenneth

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    They probably don't want to get into legal trouble over an issue blown proportionately out of the water. I mean image piracy? What are those people smoking? From what I picked up from that article Eastham linked, it sounds like they treat the whole view image thing like it was actively harming people or something.
     
  8. Fenneko

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    I feel like that they want to restrict the Google user just for other companies, like YouTube's advertiser-friendly guidelines.
    Plus, I do agree with Godzilla with the image size. I have to just hope that it's the size I want, since the size for every image in an google search is THE SAME!
    (back to Fiat 500 topic)
    I'm sure that the FCA exploited to make versions out of the 500 because of it's legacy. Some are actually good, like the 500S and 500 Abarth, which they have a clear understanding of how to keep the 500 in-spirit. The others, like the 500L and 500X seem to only be cash-ins and exploits of the model, which seems to rip-off a similar car, and then slap an 500 face and rear to make it someway an 500 model.
     
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  9. JBatic

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    I found a pizza planet truck 3d model from Disney infinity and now I want to turn it into a low poly go kart
     
  10. vmlinuz

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    upload_2018-2-17_1-49-31.png

    A test of my custom intro-screen font, which will be used in my future SNES-ish JRPG. The font is called Earthshine, not the game. Alternatively...

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    I may also use it in a band logo.
     
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    One idea I had was, if I actually had a decent computer and this game, to take maps and tracks from old video games and completely redo them by hand as heightmaps and decal roads (both to skirt copyright and to make them fit better with the official content) while retaining the original layouts as closely as possible, making modifications only where necessary to ensure that the resulting maps would have a variety of uses including eventual multiplayer PvP. The problem is that a lot of old games suffer from lazy and uninspired, if not just plain awful, course design (see: Corvette 50, Ford Bold Moves Street Racing). There is one, however, that really sticks out to me as good, and it's from an obscure Global Star game called Hummer Badlands. The "New York" map from that game is just delicious and needs to be salvaged. Can you say "urban apocalypse rallycross?" It might need that stupidly deep water splash changed so it doesn't automatically hydrolock anything that isn't a Hummer, and having the scrapyard section be super-thick mud is annoying, but otherwise it's pretty sweet. Even includes a nice little off-camber death corner.

    The Arizona map from the same game also has some nice tracks, even if one part of it doesn't make complete sense.
     
  12. MisterKenneth

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    I watched this video and found it interesting, but ridiculous with its choices, notably that the DeLorean was #5 on the list, right after the Hummer, probably meaning that they think the DeLorean is worse than the Hummer. Out of all the cars on that list, the DeLorean would be the one I'd be driving away in. I agreed with the placement of the Pinto and the Yugo though.

    What was even more ridiculous was people saying that the Yugo is the best car in the world. *facepalm*
     
  13. Flippi 284

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    If I were to pick a everyday car from hat list I would go for the Hummer, but if I just wanted something cool I would get the DeLorean.
     
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  14. MisterKenneth

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    For an everyday car, I'd pick from the honorable mentions list. Most likely I'd go for the Saturn Ion. I think it made the honorable mentions part of the list because the sedan looks more appealing than the quad coupe. The idea of suicide doors on the back of the quad coupe sounds too weird for me. Maybe it's because I think they're more fitting for luxury/executive saloons like the Lincoln Continental.

    To me, the Ion looks a bit generic, but a car that will get you around. Also you can't argue with the 26 city/35 highway MPG.
     
  15. Shotgun Chuck

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    The DeLorean is an interesting one for me. On one hand, we all know that V6 was a dog in factory tune, especially the catalyst models. On the other, a variant of it powered a Group C car to a Mulsanne Straight speed record that has never been equaled or broken and probably never will be. There's more potential in that motor than a lot of people give it credit for.
     
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    Hmm, seems everyone gives up on the V6 and just swaps the engine out. Like in the back to the future movies they swapped in a Porsche V8
     
  17. JBatic

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    the Delorean was going to have a twin turbo option that would have made it competitive with the lower spec Ferraris for slightly more than a 'vette
    that would have sold like crazy
     
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    this ain't beamng where you can add some lines of code and get more horsepower. They had the EPA on their tails so they had to reduce the engine hp to such a low level.
     
  19. Fenneko

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    I found this pretty interesting. Also, Dollar Shave Club is sponsored in this video.
     
  20. BombBoy4

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    I was just watching that yesterday, even though I've never seen that channel before. Interesting.
     
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