maybe iracing its thinking about possible rela racers, uand use the software for training before competition....from my point of view pay 150 bucks for a year and GET NONTHING on my pc, please, the racing community is not stupid.
*get's hold of Kevs number and texts: hey mate want to come drink a pint with us this evening? i know u have to work tomorrow. But we will go home early ,just a pint or two and ull be home by ten. Might even be able to offer u a spliff that we can smoke on the way home..for old times sake eh?*
edit : hush dustin ,we all know he "works" :P from home, but since he isn't used to drinking (read another thread for proof) i doubt he'll be able to work the day after drinking and chasing Connie Montoya. (who really is the toiletlady at the pub..but dont tell him!)
Long live hangovers!
Forget it guys, this iRacing stuff is not meant for you. At least, that's what I conclude after reading this on their site:
Looks like iRacing is aimed at two groups:
People who run a real race car, and need maximum accuracy of physics (but don't care much for graphical perfection).
People who like to watch races (be it online or real).
The first group will happily pay the subscription, if they get accurate physics. The second group won't have to pay, because they will use a free "spectator" application (think LFS Remote).
The average LFS user is neither. LFS has imaginary tracks, and most cars are either imaginary or out of reach for amateur/semi-pro racers. And LFS'ers want to race themselves, not just sit watching.
Notice that the cars that will be in iRacing are standardized and/or produced in series. I don't think you will ever drive high-profile cars like LMP, F1, or WTCC, because if they were modeled to perfection they would leak trade secrets.
The most important thing for me in a racing sim is that there's someone to race against online. I was worried that LFS would lose its already smallish user base in US timezones when iRacing came out.
With this pricing scheme, I'm not so worried anymore. With that kind of pricing, I'd say more than 50% of the target audience (sim racers we assume) can't or won't buy it. If you can only ever find five fellow millionaires online, it doesn't matter if it has the best physics and every real car and track ever made.
If you get a phone 'worse' than mine it will be an achievement. Siemens MT50 here. Makes calls, rings and sends and receives texts. What else do you need? I'll only replace it once the battery finally stops holding charge. I don't need it to surf the net, play music, be my diary, play games, take photos, wake me up, record video, load windows, connect via bluetooth, or anything else modern phones like to brag about.
Why not a Nokia? I was also a Nokia hater earlier, mainly cause of their awefull designs back there, but since i bought a 6230i 2 years ago i became a Nokia fan And since they changed a designer, they're also among best looking once now, along with Samsung.
But the fact is, Nokia has the best and most logical menu, and typing SMS is a pleasure, also they are very well bulit and feel very solid and robust in hand.
I tested a couple of these new Sony ericsons and it feels like it will fall apart in my hand.. And the best bit is, couple of them don't have a zoom when you view pictures..
Nokia or Samsung, there's really no alternative IMO..
Lol, thats quite neat, a compass in a phone or is it a phone in a compass ?. When i was a kid i had a pair of boots that had a compass in the heel, and i think the tread looked liked bear prints or something ??
Anyway, back on topic: I've got one of these 3G Samsung flip phone thingies, and bloody hell it don't half drain the battery, needs to be recharged every night. And it seems as though some bloke called Tariq has been giving my number out instead of his. Been getting all sorts of weird calls and messages recently...
Buggy software + crap sound quality with weird quircks or how would you describe, anyway there is lot of noise that is not present with C55.
Nokias tested 3100, 5100, 6150, 6310i, 6600, 5150i (I think this one had compass), N90, N75, sorry if some numbers are bit off, too long time to remember all company phones
I have also some S65 Siemens I think this is, very crappy phone, only good thing is big screen and logical menu.
I have bought only 4 phones in my life, Gorbatshov model, Ericsson some blocky model where was replaceable antenna, C55 (Only phone I bought as new) and S65 (I think it was that number), so far I don't see need to buy new one for long time as company phone will change anyway every now and then and c55 should last few years
I protest consuming without any real need, not because of enviroment but because of insanity involved, so I don't replace my phones more often than I change my underwear