How to tell if someone is a freshman
If they still think it’s cool to show up to class without a backpack, just a folder or binder and a pen/pencil.
More group shit
My group for a certain senior-level Finance class is now functioning, and very productive.
We had about a month of inactivity and nobody talked to anyone else (except me, both in person and online). But we decided to meet earlier today on a Sunday morning and we actually got a lot of things done, and also assigned a lot of future work. Things seemed good.
One guy who is in the group, who I have never even seen in class yet, said he’s always out the door asap after class ends because he only has 15 minutes for lunch. Ok…….but nobody else in the group has ever seen him more than once at the most, and it’s been almost two months. We even, as a group, asked the professor if the guy existed. Just to make sure he didn’t drop the class or swapped.
He emailed us saying he’d make it out to the meeting that we had earlier today, a couple days ago. Motherfucking surprise! Didn’t show.
It gets even fucking better from here.
One girl who was in the group originally, told us that she had left us to join another group on the very next class meeting in the second week of the semester. Fine. I stopped including her in our emails, and today, after we met as a group, she emails us saying how she IS back in our group because she wants to be and that she didn’t know we had a meeting (…..the fuck? You just come and go as you please?). I don’t know if she talked to the professor at all to make it official or even let anyone else in the group know that she wants in again (probably not) since everybody, including me, thought that she wasn’t since she left that day.
I have the worst luck with groups. Even when things got better after we started to work together, these two problems show up.
For the record, I fucking dropped my shift Sunday morning, missing out on over $125 in pay to meet with my group.
Mazda Rotary Engine or “Wankel”_Engine Porn
I FINALLY GET IT. :O
blue and red makes yellow.
In a nutshell - created by BMW engineer, impossible to perfect, “flawed design,” sold to Mazda, they couldn’t either, ceased production, focusing on Skyactiv.
Burns oil like an E60 M5.
Screwing around with the settings on the Nokia Lumia
A couple of years ago, a Zonda F crashed in Hong Kong. In fact it was written-off. The owner sent it to Modena, Italy back to the Pagani factory and the final result is this: the Zonda 760 Fantasma (Ghost). This makes it the fifth in line of the ‘760’ series along with the 760RS, the 760LH the 764 Passione (technically part of the 760 series) and the 760 PS, in that order. If you don’t know, the 760 stands for horsepower, yes, 760 of it.
So let me talk you through the changes: the whole body is now carbon fibre with a red wine lacquer finish; the front has the 760-signature DRLs and the rear wing with the fin; it has the Cinque front and rear diffusers and the Cinque air intakes; and finally it has the 764 Passione dive planes (two of them). This Zonda has been given the Tricolore stripes on the front as well. Surprisingly the owner didn’t choose to get the ‘Zonda R-style Wheels’, nor does this Zonda have the 760 fender flares.
This is the second Zonda to receive the ‘760’ treatment, the first being Peter Saywell’s 760 PS which was again rebuilt. But this is what I love about Pagani, despite the Zonda being out of production, Pagani are still willing to do complete rebuilds and customisation, and don’t forget that the Zonda is not manufactured; it’s hand built so everything is bespoke. Let’s just thank the owner and Pagani here for resurrecting a Zonda.
When customers want to buy the Huayra, they must travel all the way to the Pagani factory in Italy to meet the man himself, Horacio Pagani, to discuss exactly what they want their car to look like. You pay for the whole customer experience.
(Photo: Ron Alder W Photography) - he’s the resident Pagani spotter in HK. If you go on his page you’ll find the two Cinques and Huayras he’s spotted.
Hong Kong has more exotic and sports cars than any place I’ve seen yet. Been there and was told that the money the area generates is ridiculous….and it goes to a lot of people actually, unlike America where it’s only to a select few.
JDM & VIP
Respect for the time and dedication that went into the car.
But this is why I went German instead of Japanese when looking for my first car, and even the second. There’s been so much negative talk about JDM that I’m not even going to start.
This particular car. Where do I even begin? The camber is negative to the point where it’s ridiculous and wearing out the tires even more than it should be. Negative camber is utilized on drift cars to make the sidewall more able to grip the road - unless this certain Lexus is being drifted, it’s just too much for me personally. (-1 function)
Now, the wheels. SSR used to be known more for its bad build quality than anything else, but apparently they’ve been bought out by another company since then, and have been making slightly better quality wheels. (=)
Next, it’s a sedan. It’s a fairly common Lexus sedan at that, meaning it was built to carry people. Pretty sure the owner wouldn’t allow more than one or two friends/family to sit in the car since any more and the car will be scraping the ground before it even starts moving. (-1 function)
The exhaust. A car doesn’t have to be supercharged or turbocharged for me to say it can have a quad setup but definitely not a commuter car that has 0 other performance mods. (Comparo moment): My car as-is can go faster and outhandle this one but even then, no quad exhaust for me. It is what it is. (-1 form)
Overall, I appreciate the effort going into these cars but in my mind, from what I’ve seen at local meets in SoCal, is that the majority of VIP is nothing more than buying any Japanese car, commuter or beater, and making it low. Add some negative camber for more points.
*You don’t have to agree with anything above, this is strictly my own opinion.