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  1. Economic Models Explained With Cows: SOCIALISM; You have 2 cows. You give one to your neighbour. COMMUNISM; You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk. FASCISM; You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk. NAZISM: You have 2 cows. The government takes both and shoots you. BUREAUCRATISM; You have 2 cows. The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other and then throws the milk away. TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM; You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows. You sell them and retire on the income. DEMOCRACY: You have 2 cows. Your neighbour has none. You vote people into office who tax your cows, forcing you to sell one to raise money to pay for the tax. The people you voted for then take the tax money and buy a cow and give it to your neighbour. You feel righteous. AMERICAN CAPITALISM; You have two cows. You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows. Later, you hire a consultant to analyse why the cow has dropped dead. FRENCH CAPITALISM; You have two cows. You go on strike, organize a riot, and block the roads, because you want three cows. GERMAN CAPITALISM; You have 2 cows. You re-engineer them so they live for 100 years, eat once a month and milk themselves. JAPANESE CAPITALISM; You have 2 cows. You redesign them so they are 1/10 the size of an ordinary cow, and produce the milk of 20 cows. You then create a clever cow cartoon image called cowkimon and market them worldwide. ITALIAN CAPITALISM; You have two cows, but you don’t know where they are. You decide to have lunch. SWISS CAPITALISM; You have 5,000 cows. None of them belong to you. You charge the owners for storing them. CHINESE CAPITALISM; You have two cows. You have 300 people milking them. You claim that you have full employment and high bovine productivity. You arrest the newsman who reported the real situation. RUSSIAN CAPITALISM; You have 2 cows. You count them and learn that you have 5 cows. You count them again and learn that you have 42 cows. You count them again and learn that you have 2 cows. You stop counting cows and open another bottle of Vodka. INDIAN CAPITALISM; You have two cows. You worship them. BRITISH CAPITALISM; You have two cows. Both are mad. IRAQI CAPITALISM; Everyone thinks you have lots of cows. You tell them that you have none. Nobody believes you, so they bomb the crap out of you and invade your country. You still have no cows but at least you are now a Democracy. AUSTRALIAN CAPITALISM; You have two cows. Business seems pretty good. You close the office and go for a few beers to celebrate. NEW ZEALAND CAPITALISM; You have two cows. The one on the left looks very attractive. GREEK CAPITALISM; You have two cows borrowed from French and German banks. You eat both of them. The banks call to collect their milk, but you cannot deliver so you call the IMF. The IMF loans you two cows. You eat both of them. The banks and the IMF call to collect their cows/milk. You are out getting a haircut.
  2. This morning just before 8:00 AM
  3. Torque wrenches should be fairly easy to check though shouldn't they? Stick it in a vice and hang a 20lb weight one foot from the fulcrum .... 20lbf Won't that work?
  4. The carbs are worth way more than the manifold, I sold a pair of 45's on eBay last year and got about £280, I sold them as needing a service and un-verified as they had been off the car for a good number of years. They ended up with some guy in Sweden. Stick them on there for a starting bid of £100 and see where it goes, it's probably your best bet.
  5. 70 p / Lt I remember those days
  6. I'm on Three, all you can eat data, 500mins 500 text for £24/mth, I live in the middle of no-where with usually bad cell coverage for most providers but I don't have any issues. People still get through to me Damn it.
  7. Personally I don't drive my car on the main roads like I'm on a race track, yes I have a very fast car ! but it's capabilities far outweigh mine, I know that, so I don't pretend I'm Ayrton Senna. So as long as the tyres meet the required speed rating, last a decent amount of time and don't give me the heebie jeebies every time it rains I'm happy. Saying that, I used to own a Supra TT and put Pirelli Pzeros on it once at a recommendation, now! they did scare me when it rained, they may as well have been made from Teflon, so I've never used them again. Got Toyos on my S4s at the moment and find them perfectly fine, decent price, good reputation, and I'm not parked in a tree, so can't be bad.
  8. Mike! football? it was rugby... the players have different shaped balls. oooeeerrr missssuss! Anyway it's quite simple. If you're like me and want to watch a bunch of idiots doing things with cars that you wished you could do when you were eight years old then watch Top Gear. If you want a boring car show watch Fifth Gear or read a magazine. If you don't like it switch off, no one cares, the program will still air and I'll still have a laugh when it does.
  9. If you click the back button and hold it down a list of previous pages should appear. What's in the list? Works fine for me on my PC in IE
  10. Just posted my speakers on eBay if any other Hi-Fi buffs are interested
  11. Every one of those crashes was filmed with a dash cam or by a car near the accident that had a dash cam..... In conclusion, dash cams are nothing but bad luck
  12. Pull the connector off the sensor attached to the water pipe near the cam belt, and the gauge should read zero, touch the connector to ground and the gauge should go full scale, easy way to tell if it's the gauge or sender.
  13. Maybe the cross overs have had it, unusual, but possible. I wouldn't really bother trying to find replacements, speakers or cross overs for speakers this old, you can pick up some decent speakers on fleaBay. Just read, both went at the same time.... Most odd unless the speakers have really been overdriven.
  14. I deal with the phone systems that go into a lot of call centres so know how they operate quite well, the trouble is the staff turnover is very high and nobody cares, it's just a means to an end, I had a comment recently from one centre where we needed to do some testing and wanted around 30 agents, the manager phoned us and said "Sorry! it aint going to happen today, It's a nice sunny day and I've already had 9 people phone in sick" Just shows you the kind of attitude the people working in these places have. Sad but true.
  15. I'd be interested if it was around £600 all in, I had one fitted that came from SW Lotus that lasted less than 5 years and had to have another fitted last year, again from SW Lotus, dno they wouldn't accept that it was a bad casting. So I won't be buying another from them if this one goes.
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