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Jakg
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Terrible pictures, but here's my new car - RenaultSport Megane 175.



Jakg
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I'm sad enough to have taken advantage of this.

My girlfriend hates them.
Jakg
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Prepaid for my S3 license in 2007. Finally get to use it!
Jakg
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If the gantries show time in UTC, the cars probably should too.

Having said that - I see no reason why, in single player practice, you'd want to see any other time zone than your own. And I can't say I've ever been to a race track and noticed a non-local time on display.
Westhill Kart Track - Wrong Time
Jakg
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In "Practice" mode the gantry clock on the Westhill kart Track shows the current time.

However, despite the system time being 2:15PM (and the RaceAbout's clock saying the same), the time displayed was 1:15.

EDIT - I'm late to the party but the open layouts + the new Westhill are fantastic. You (collectively) have put loads of work into the "extra" parts of the track and it really shows!
Jakg
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I installed it on my laptop last night.

It's better than Windows 8 - but that's not hard.

Not for me, thanks.

EDIT - I'm sure there are a whole boatload of kernel improvements over 7 / 8, but the UI leaves me cold. I hate the inconsistency between the fact each "bit" has a settings section, but then control panel seems to contain most of it anyway and works better. And that theres a whole bunch of crap you can't (easily) turn off.
Jakg
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Quote from Anthoop :Yes I did look at the whois thing....

Would lower and upper case count?....So my name here is Anthoop, would it be different if it was anTHoop?

Edit- I can find a domain on whois with the exact same name/letters...just the upper/lower case is different

Domains are case insensitive (e.g. LfS.net = lFs.net).

If you gave us more info you'd get a lot more back.
Jakg
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Quote from Bose321 :What exactly is so bad about it? I use W8.1 on my HTPC with max DPI to be able to read everything easily and it seems to work just fine? Not all apps look as good since they're either from the last century, or made by idiots, but other than that it's fine.

Have you tried W10 yet? They say it has even better (and seperated DPI for each screen) DPI scaling than W8.1.

My experience of "HiDPI" (MacBook Retina) in Windows 8 has been awful. In OSX it's flawless.

It's one of the main reasons why I have no plans to get a 4k monitor for my PC.
Jakg
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Quote from The Very End :
Jakg - so what does a software engineer actually do? Is it possible to be a "less" good one, aka bachelor degree in IT instead of engineer degree?

I would say develop software and work with off the shelf tools.

E.G. I write software, work with databases, use some off the shelf reporting tools, develop deployment infrastructure (installers etc) and even work with GIS products (maps). Regrettably also some testing in there. I work for a smaller company, so a lot less specialization - so I also sometimes drive vans, meet people, act as 1st, 2nd and 3rd line support etc.

I have a very good degree. My colleague has a crap one, and is better than me and gets paid more. Many other developers have no qualifications at all.

I also think that the thought process of development & debugging are highly transferable - but now I'm waffling.

Obviously - I'm not suggesting what I do is for everyone. But don't be afraid of something like coding.
Jakg
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I don't know if you've ever tried it - but I used to hate the thought of programming. I thought it was never for me.

Got "forced" into doing a bit at University, enjoyed it and now I'm a software engineer. Not sure it's my ultimate calling but I like it and I never thought I'd be here.
Jakg
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Quote from Mr_Lonely :{beautiful pictures}

What graphics card are you running?

I've got a GTX 570 (old I know) and it doesn't look anything like that - it looks like San Andreas!
Jakg
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You wont want to keep your first car for 3 years.
Jakg
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Quote from nacim :I was on LFS World, looking at online charts, and I was wondering : Why not trying to do a temporary sale on S1 ?

LFS gets cheaper every year (in real terms) thanks to inflation.

When S2 came out in in 2005 it was £24 - which is £32.91 today (based on UK RPI figures).
Jakg
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Quote from Timo1992 :What about BMW E36? 316i compact 1.6l, 105 hp from 98 (the facelift model with updated engine)

not a chance
Jakg
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£40 worth of these



And the rest of the house to go with it... I am officially poor.
Jakg
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Quote from matijapkc :
So, to get to the question(s). If the issue really is electronics related, shouldn't the OBDII reader find it? What application (may be Win or Android app) would you recommend, to get best scan results. Are there any tips and tricks to get more info out of the OBD, since it doesn't show an error that is obviously there.

Dealer level (mark specific) diagnostic equipment is in a whole nother league compared to a standard OBD reader.

My car shows live, wheel independent speeds as determined from the ABS sensors. If one sensor goes bad, you might not get any kind of warning on the dash and no error on any kind of basic OBD reader. But using the right equipment you would.
Jakg
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What's the OS? Could it be being run as a different user that doesn't have permissions to access the directory?
Jakg
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Quote from jonmrbean :Sold the Cosworth was a touch unreliable to say the least......Hopefully picking up another 90's super car up this weekend......Here's a couple of teaser pics.


Yes that is the genuine mileage backed up by a F.S.H.

Quote from rosewood2 :What Lotus is that?

Quote from Matrixi :Looks like Omega/Carlton.

http://www.bossmotor.co.uk/used-car-lotus-carlton-saloon-146
Jakg
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Quote from [RCG]Boosted :Oo whats that

Swedish penis pump.
Jakg
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I think most people are getting thrown by the word "aligned".

Could you please explain what you mean by that?
Jakg
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Quote from Omar1 :Selling my corsa, any takers? :P

£100 if you'll deliver and it has MOT / tax

(serious offer, my car is ****ed)
Jakg
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Quote from Flame CZE :
Quote from Test Driver :I've visited the site today using a screen with an 4:3 aspect ratio, and even with that screen there was "unused" space on the sides. I just find it funny that website design in general, not only here on lfs.net, returns to the 90's with 800x600 resulutions when it comes to the layout-width. Of course this happens because many sites are being updated to become more accessible with mobile devices, but I have a feeling that in 3 years they will all redesign again to make better use of the available resolution. This is not a rant, just something I observed in redesigns of other websites.

For me it's actually more comfortable to read narrower blocks of text rather than have them at full screen width. But on the other hand, I agree that using as much screen's space as possible is better in general. We'll try to do something about it

Although it looks a bit funny, supposedly narrow blocks of texts are much easier to read. It's why LaTeX has ridiculous looking margins by default.

http://webtypography.net/2.1.2
Jakg
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I don't see whats wrong with a quad core CPU, or why you'd want to downgrade to a dual core - but there aren't really any CPU's that are significantly faster to warrant spending the money on.

The fastest 775 CPU was the QX9770 which is around 70% faster (in multithreaded benchmarks). The fastest dual core (E8600) is around 15% slower (but it was a multithreaded benchmark).

70% faster sounds good - but investing money in a dead socket and paying over the odds for an outdated socket is literally a complete waste of money. The next upgrade will always involve a new motherboard, and most likely new RAM as well. You might as well save your money.
Jakg
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Quote from lukelfs :Almost all new cars have extremely light clutches and throttle pedals, I wouldn't just pull away with the clutch and then use the throttle (you're likely to stall on slight inclines and if you try to pull away fast you will too).

Brakes on newer cars tend to be very "sharp" (rightly or wrongly).

The clutch is so heavy in my car that if I drive something else for more than half an hour and then get back in it my leg hurts trying to use it for the first few miles.
Jakg
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Have you tried removing the shortcut arrow and somehow broken the arrow overlay?
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