Friday, August 18, 2017

I've driven many American and Japanese cars and all have been very reliable, but NONE have driven like the Audi.

I've driven many American and Japanese cars and all have been very reliable, but NONE have driven like the Audi. I can understand why europeans drive VW's and Audi's in large numbers, as they are great performers when reliable.

http://www.bankrate.com/financing/cars/are-volkswagen-reliability-concerns-well-founded/

selfish nadal again want rules to be favorable to him and tries to control corrupt tennis organization that condone nadal's doping, and fix draws for nadal and slow down courts speed for nadal.

Rafael Nadal: 'We're not 21 anymore, we need two-year ranking system'


Over the years, Rafael Nadal has always proposed some interesting and sometimes questionable changes in the tennis format. The desire to play ATP Finals on clay, more tournaments on clay and having a shorter calendar. Speaking on this last topic in his press conference at Montreal, the world no.

2 said there should be a two-year ranking system that would allow players to span their performances over a two year period. 'I repeat the same. Roger is 35, 36, I’m 31, Stan is 32 maybe, Novak is 30.

We’re not 21 or 22 anymore. The generation before us, most of them at that age had already retired,' Nadal said. 'I said in the past it [the schedule] didn’t work but it will be better to manage the schedule — to have a better schedule — to have a ranking for two years.
Two-year ranking, not one-year ranking. That’s going to protect the players and help the players to have periods to find windows for rest. Having a one-year ranking, it’s always that if you want to be in a good position in the ranking, you cannot rest much.
If you are Federer, Novak or even myself and Andy, we are able to manage it that when we come back we have been winning lots of matches, then you can do it. But in general terms, with injuries and being older, it doesn’t help a lot.
The schedule is the same, the only thing is that players are playing longer and when you are getting older, you need to find periods [of rest] because mentally, physically, you need it.'

http://www.tennisworldusa.org/news/news/Rafael_Nadal/46317/rafael-nadal-we-re-not-21-anymore-we-need-twoyear-ranking-system-/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

Saturday, August 12, 2017

fiat is very reliable

what nonsense! I have Fiat Palio for 15 years, still runs like a charm and better than modern competition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfpZRbjzeUU

Friday, August 11, 2017

toyota stopped in rain 79k miles

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2009 Prius stopped in rain 79K mi


After 400 mi of driving, 2009 Prius stopped in rain 200 mi from home.
How to tell model of second generation Prius ??
Lots of red and amber lights on on the dash, what means what ??
12.6v battery reading, disconnect 12v battery and car will move
100 yards before red and amber lights on on the dash.
Does the 2009 Prius have a problem with the elect connections some
where that water will get into ??
Not impressed with this car !!

https://priuschat.com/threads/2009-prius-stopped-in-rain-79k-mi.144967/

valentino rossi beats marquez by 0.018s in Brno MotoGP test

Rossi beats Marquez by 0.018s in Brno MotoGP test



https://www.motorsport.com/motogp/news/rossi-beats-marquez-by-0.018s-in-brno-motogp-test-939349/

Thursday, August 10, 2017

반딧불은 애벌레도 빛을낸다.

반딧불이 입은 퇴화 한 것입니다. 인간을 포함한 모든 생물들이 마찬가지겠지만, 잘 사용하지 않고 필요가 없는 기능은 퇴화하게 되잖아요 반딧불이는 몸 자체에 생활사에 의해서 양분섭취가 필요가 없어요 보통 15일 안팍으로 생존을 하는데요~ 체내에 저장해 놓은 에너지로만 활동한답니다. 15일동안 배우자 찾아다니고 후손남기는데에만 에너지를 쓰기 때문에 먹이를 먹을 시간이 없다고 해요 반딧불이만이 가지고 있는 고유한 생활사인것이죠! 그리고 입이 없어서 내장기관이 없다고 생각하시는 분들이 많던데...... 체내에 수분이 효율적으로 전달되게 하기 위해 내장기관은 있어요 [ 반딧불 ] 반딧불이는 애벌레 때는 우렁이나 다슬기를 먹고사는 육식성이며, 어른 일때에는 이슬을 먹고 삽니다 (어른 반딧불이는 잘 보이지 않은 입을 가지고 있습니다 그래서 사람들이 입이 없는것으로 착각 할수 있습니다) 1) 특징 - 반딧불이는 개똥벌레라고도 하며, 몸빛깔은 검은색이며 앞가슴 등판은 붉은색 바탕에 한가운데 선은 검은색으로 되어 있습니다 - 그리고 배마디 배면 끝에서 2-3째 마디는 연한 노란색이며 빛을내는 기관이 있습니다 2) 활동과 먹이 - 어른벌레는 짝찟기를 한후 4-5일뒤에 이끼위에 300-500개의 알을 낳습니다 - 그리고 알은 20-30일만에 부화하며, 특히 애벌레는 얕은 하천에 서식하는 우렁이나 다슬기를 먹이로 수중생활을 하면서 15-20mm까지 자랍니다 ( 애벌레는 우렁이나 다슬기를 먹고 사는 육식성 입니다 ) - 반딧불이는 알, 애벌레, 번데기 과정을 거쳐서 6월경에 어른벌레가 되는데 어른벌레를 볼려면 6,7월경에 어른 벌레를 볼수 있습니다 어른벌레가 된후에는 빛을 내며 밤에 활동을 시작 합니다 - 어른 벌레는 암퀏이 크고 수컷이 조금 작으며, 수명은 2주 정도로 이슬을 먹고 사는데, 알을 낳고 11-13일 뒤에는 자연적으로 죽습니다 - 반딧불이는 어른벌레 뿐만아니라 알, 애벌레, 번데기도 빛을 냅니다 빛은 보통 노란색 또는 황록색이며, 한국에는 환경오염 등으로 점차적으로 거의 사라져 가는 형태이며 쉽게볼수 없습니다 - 반딧불이는 전북 무주군 설천면 일대가 서식지인데 이곳을 보호구역으로 지정하여 반딧불이를 보호하고 있습니다 (서식지를 천연 기념물 제 322호로 보호를 받고 있습니다. 특히 무주 일원은 반딧불이의 먹이 서식지로서, 먹이(다슬기) 서식지가 천연기념물로 되어 있습니다 ) 3) 분포지역은 한국, 일본 입니다 4) 종류로서는 파파리반딧불이,늦반딧불이,애반딧불이,꽃반딧불이...등이 있습니다 출처 : 다음 신지식 & 네이버 백과사전

http://lg-sl.net/product/infosearch/curiosityres/readCuriosityRes.mvc?curiosityResId=HODA2009010067

http://gall.dcinside.com/board/view/?id=hit&no=9171

해외축구리그가 우리나라 최고 인기 스포츠다.


나삐졌다(whitehouse92)2017-08-10 19:44:24112.187.***.***
요즘 epl누가보냐
MAMA무솔라(tottenhamno7)2017-08-10 19:50:32222.239.***.***
응다봐~
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너빼고 다
스포츠운영자(afreecasport)2017-08-10 23:30:18222.121.***.***
안녕하세요 저도 잘 안봤는데... 올 시즌부터 보려고 합니다 감사합니다^^

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

renault has better engineering than honda

Honda aims to overtake Renault before end of 2017


Honda can leapfrog Formula 1 engine rival Renault before the end of the current season, says its motorsport chief Yusuke Hasegawa.

The Japanese manufacturer has been fourth in the engine pecking order, behind Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault, since rejoining F1 in 2015.
After changing its engine concept over the winter, Honda has struggled for performance and reliability this year, which in turn has put a strain on its relationship with McLaren.
But Honda has shown progress in recent races, with the team scoring its first points in June’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix - where it introduced ‘spec 3’ - followed by a double-points finish in Hungary last time out.
“I think we can keep the same ratio of the increasing of the power but it is difficult to catch up Mercedes or Ferrari,” Hasegawa told Motorsport.com.
“I really want to move ahead of Renault in terms of performance before the end of the season.”
When asked if he believed that would be a genuine possibility, given the Japanese manufacturer’s horsepower deficit to its rivals, Hasegawa replied: “Yes, I can see that on the data. I will not tell you the number, but we are closing the gap.”

Hasegawa added he felt this was the closest Honda has been to its rivals since rejoining F1 in 2015.
This comes after he said the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend was the first in 2017 where Honda was not plagued by reliability concerns.
Fernando Alonso finished sixth with teammate Stoffel Vandoorne 10th to enable McLaren to rise above Sauber into ninth in the constructors’ championship.
Speaking about the engine performance in Hungary, Hasegawa said: “The drivability was OK but still the drivers highlighted a lack of power.
“They are very confident with the car, which is good, but it is still difficult to challenge the top three teams.”
Honda is pushing on with development of its 2017 engine at its bases at Sakura and Milton Keynes and intends to introduce ‘spec 4’ as soon as it can verify gains on the dyno.

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/honda-engine-renault-target-939204/

Monday, August 7, 2017

in japan, greek foot is appreciated

Wisepersonsay10개월 전
In Japan, Greek toes are appreciated.  The Japanese saying goes those with Greek toes surpass their parents for more success.  Every culture has a different myth and superstitions.  If what the narrator says is true about Greek toes, I have them and am so thankful I have intelligence and charm.  Thank everything good and bad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnMyedzZMc

Sunday, August 6, 2017

andre ward lost to kovalev twice. american judges allows andre ward cheating his entire career.

Maxwell Baer
Maxwell Baer4 months ago
Not that it's a real offer, when has Ward ever made any concession for anyone? , but even if it was..... Ward is a overrated boxer. The entire sport of boxing should duck his scumbag fake Christian ass. The guy fouls his way through every fight and never fights on a level playing field. Golovkin would have to KO him and he'd be dealing with a referee that allows Ward to get away with anything he wants. Headbutts, holds, hit and hold, elbow, whipping the elbow.....theirs no depths to which the guy won't sink.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhrP56J1W1w&t=26s

Saturday, August 5, 2017

volkswagen jetta has the best fuel efficiency by far, much better than japanese cars

2015 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan 2.0L TDI SE w/Connectivity – Sedan – Black


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https://www.fairfaxvw.com/detail.cfm?NewUsed=0&inventoryID=419795

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Do Glasses Weaken Your Eyes?

Do Glasses Weaken Your Eyes?

When you take them off you feel “blind”. Have the glasses weakened your eyes? Rest assured the answer is no. Since getting your new glasses you probably see better than ever. But now it seems you can’t get along without them. When you take them off you feel “blind”. The obvious thought strikes: have the glasses weakened your eyes? Rest assured the answer is no.

Think about what your vision was like before you had these glasses. Though you were getting along okay you actually had gotten used to your poor vision and whatever effort it took to see—squinting your eyes to see more clearly (especially if you are nearsighted) or moving reading material farther away (if you are over 40).

Once you put on your new glasses the struggle ended; seeing became effortless and far more satisfying. But when you took the glasses off the struggle to see returned only now it seemed even worse than before.

Why Do Your Eyes Seem Weaker?

Let’s look at an analogy. What if you had to live with a 20-pound knapsack strapped to your back. It was heavy but after a while you go used to it and didn’t even notice it anymore. Similarly what if you saw poorly without glasses. But after a while you got used to it and barely noticed the effort required.

Now suppose that someone came along and removed the knapsack. (What a relief!) Or suppose someone gave you glasses that made it easier for you to see.

Time passes and you put the knapsack on again. It feels a lot heavier than you remember partly because past memories are not perfect but mostly because you’re used to the freedom of not being weighed down by it. In the same way once you are used to seeing better with glasses a return to the old struggle to see without them becomes intolerable. This does not mean that the glasses have worsened you basic eye condition.

But…..Haven’t You Become Dependent on the Glasses? Wearing your glasses makes you no more dependent on them than living without the knapsack. In each case you are more comfortable and you function with less effort.

Yes you depend on your glasses for ease of vision but isn’t that why you got them? You depend on them the same way you depend on a good tool. The fact is glasses are the proper tool for the job of seeing. You are no more or less dependent on them than you are on having the proper hammer or screwdriver for a carpentry job.

Glasses Do Not Cause Eye Changes

There are many conditions affecting the eye that progress (get worse) on their own whether you wear glasses or not. Glasses are sometimes blamed for the worsening but they are not at fault.

One such condition is presbyopia the eye problem everyone experiences around age 40 or so. Having presbyopia means that because of normal aging changes our eyes start losing the ability to focus up close. At first you only notice it when you try to read small print but over time everything at close range loses clarity. You attempt to adjust by holding the material farther away. When you finally need to hold things so far away that your “arms are too short ” you get glasses that let you see again at the normal reading distance.

The glasses work well….for a time. Then one sad day you realize that your eyes are gradually getting “worse.” Just like before you are beginning to have difficulty reading. What is happening however has nothing to do with the glasses. You are only experiencing the natural progression of the presbyopia which is a normal part of life.

Another eye condition that changes on its own independent of glasses is myopia (nearsightedness). Children who have myopia are commonly subject to its progression especially during adolescence when glasses are worn to sharpen vision. But here too the myopia progression if it is going to occur will do so even without wearing glasses. To learn more about factors causing myopia progression click here.

http://www.drbishop.com/view/article_95.3conx

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

even in japan, japanese people buy benz, bmw and audi but not lexus

2015 (Full Year) Japan: Best-Selling Car Brands and Manufacturers

January 8, 2016 by Henk Bekker in Japan

In 2015, Japan’s largest car manufacturers and brands were Toyota, Honda and Suzuki. The Japanese market shrank by 9% to just over 5 million vehicles. Japanese car manufacturers generally experienced sharp sales losses in Japan in 2015 but heavy and commercial vehicle sales were mostly stronger indicating some growth potential in the Japanese economy. Mercedes Benz replaced Volkswagen as the favorite imported car brand in Japan.

The Japanese New Vehicle Market in 2015 (Full Year)

New vehicle registrations in Japan decreased by 9.3% in 2015 to 5,045,511 vehicles. This figure includes cars (including Kei or minicars), trucks and buses.

The Japanese vehicle market was over half a million units smaller in 2015 than in 2014. Although sales remained above five million vehicles, 2015 was the weakest for four years.

Japanese New Vehicle Registrations per Year

Japanese new vehicle registrations, including cars, Kei cars, trucks and buses were as follows per calendar year according to JADA figures:

Year Vehicle Sales % Change
2015 5,046,511 -9.3
2014 5,562,888 3.5
2013 5,375,513 0.1
2012 5,369,721 27.5
2011 4,210,220 -15.1
2010 4,956,136 7.5
2009 4,609,255 -9.3
2008 5,082,235
Best-Selling Car Manufacturers in Japan in 2015

The top-selling vehicle manufacturers and brands in Japan in 2015 according to new vehicle registration figures released by JADA were as follows:

Manufacturer Sales 2015 Sales 2014 % Change
Total 5,046,511 5,562,887 -9.3
1 Toyota 1,449,067 1,509,149 -4
2 Honda 726,928 848,753 -14.4
3 Suzuki 636,360 787,361 -19.2
4 Daihatsu 610,396 708,179 -13.8
5 Nissan 589,099 670,315 -12.1
6 Mazda 245,437 224,359 9.4
7 Subaru 162,254 169,552 -4.3
8 Mitsubishi 102,009 125,083 -18.4
9 Isuzu 74,730 74,556 0.2
10 Mercedes-Benz 65,162 60,839 7.1
11 Hino 61,173 57,422 6.5
12 VW 54,766 67,438 -18.8
13 Lexus 48,231 44,246 9
14 BMW 46,229 45,645 1.3
15 Mitsubishi Fuso 44,230 42,509 4
16 Audi 29,414 31,413 -6.4
17 BMW MINI 21,083 17,596 19.8
18 Volvo 13,786 13,520 2
19 UD Trucks 11,001 11,072 -0.6
20 Jeep 7,132 6,692 6.6
Best-Selling Car Brands in Japan in 2015

Although there were wide swings in the performances of various marques in Japan in 2015, the only change in the order of the top-ten largest car manufacturers was Mercedes Benz’s entry at 10 in place of Volkswagen. Truck and commercial vehicle manufacturers generally had stronger sales, which indicate some growth potential in the Japanese economy in coming months.

Toyota easily remained the largest vehicle manufacturer in Japan in 2015. Although Toyota sales were down 4%, this was solidly above the market average. Toyota was helped the popularity of new models but also its large commercial vehicle business.

Honda remained Japan’s second largest carmaker but sales were down by 15% leaving Honda almost exactly half the size of Toyota. Honda suffered from an aging model range – Japanese buyers generally prefer very new models,

Suzuki, like Honda, suffered from the absence of a major commercial vehicle operation. Suzuki sales were down by a fifth – the worst decline of all top carmakers. Daihatsu and Nissan sales were similarly down by double digits.

Mazda was the best performer of the top brands in Japan in 2015 by increasing sales by 9.4%. Of the 20 largest carmakers in Japan, only Mini improved more.

Subaru sales were down 4.3% allowing it to gain some market share while Mitsubishi lost nearly a fifth of sales. Isuzu sales were flat.

Mercedes Benz increased sales by 7.1% and entered the top-ten list at the expense of Volkswagen that was for years the top foreign car brand in Japan. Volkswagen slipped from tenth to twelfth with the second weakest performance of the top brands.

The only other changes in the order of the top-20 best-selling car brands in Japan were Lexus again overtaking BMW and Jeep entering the list at the expense of Fiat.

Sports and Exotic Car Sales in Japan in 2015

Japan remained an important market for expensive sports and exotic cars in 2015. These expensive brands did not suffer any of the declines common among the mass brands.

A small selection from the JADA statistics of new passenger vehicle registrations in Japan in 2015:

Manufacturer Sales 2015 Sales 2014 % Change
Maserati 1,449 1,407 3
Ferrari 720 561 28.3
Bentley 370 317 16.7
Lamborghini 349 187 86.6
Rolls Royce 156 154 1.3
McLaren 90 88 2.3
Bugatti 5 2 150

http://www.best-selling-cars.com/japan/2015-full-year-japan-best-selling-car-brands-and-manufacturers/

The three German players BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz account for approximately 80% share of the global luxury car market

Global Luxury Car Market Report 2017 - Research and Markets

NEWS PROVIDED BY
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19 Jun, 2017, 12:30 BST



Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "A Study of the Global Luxury Car Market 2017" report to their offering.
A Study of the Global Luxury Car Market 2017'highlights key dynamics of the global luxury car market. The growing opportunity in the sector has been investigated along with analysis of the five markets of luxury cars: United States, Europe, China India and Middle East.
The Initiatives and performance of key global players including Volkswagen AG, Daimler AG, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW), Tata Motors Limited and General Motors Company along with current market scenario has also been studied. The report contains latest industry leaders verbatim.
The global luxury car market has seen been relatively untouched by the financial crisis and has been posting growth driven by the emerging markets. The three German players BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz account for approximately 80% share of the global luxury car market. BMW is the global leader in the luxury car segment, followed by Mercedes-Benz and Audi. World over while mass automobile manufacturers are struggling with margins, high end manufacturers are enjoying steadily increasing sales.
In the United States luxury car market, over the past few years, it is the crossovers and SUVs, which have been experiencing growth in sales. In 2016, the two leading players in the market, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus did not see any of its non-SUV models experience growth in sales. The luxury car market in the US is now diverging into two clear categories, the budget cars and the ultra luxury cars. There is clustering of new purchases in the two extreme categories of budget and ultra luxury.
Demand for luxury cars in Europe had been at a low for nearly two decades and started recovering gradually from 2014. Even though challenging economic conditions still prevail in many European markets, players such as BMW have been able to maintain volumes of their higher end models. In Europe, there is greater demand for high-end models as compared to the emerging markets such as China where the entry-level luxury markets are seeing greater growth. New players in the market such as Hyundai have big plans for Europe even though traditionally the foreign players have not been able to match the big 3 German brands which account for approximately 4 out of 5 luxury cars in the market.
In 2017, the luxury car segment in China is seeing strong growth. The millionaires in China increased by 10% in 2016 year-on-year. Despite the government's austerity drive, sales of super-luxury and supercar sales have not slowed down in China. Mercedes-Benz witnessed its best ever month in terms of sales in China in March 2017.
India is one of the largest passenger vehicle markets in the world and vehicle manufacturers both in the passenger and luxury segment see a huge potential for sales growth in the country. While the luxury car penetration level in the country is low but leading luxury car manufacturers are betting on the market's potential. Luxury car penetration in India currently stands at 1.1%. Launch of multiple strategically priced models at various price points coupled with smart financing schemes and a robust dealer network is boosting the sales of luxury cars in India.
In the GCC region, the United Arab Emirates is the second-largest automotive market after Saudi Arabia. U.A.E. is heavily dependent upon imports and almost the entire supply of car as well as light vehicles is imported. The low oil prices and global macroeconomic factors are affecting the luxury goods market in the Middle East. While over the last 10 years the personal luxury goods market witnessed an annual growth of 8-10%, it is projected to drop to approximately 4-5% over the next few years. Even amidst the economic slowdown globally, the sales of luxury cars per capita are still the highest in the Middle East.
Key Topics Covered:




1. Analyst Opinion


2. Global Luxury Car Market


3. United States Luxury Car Market


4. Europe Luxury Car Market


5. China Luxury Car Market


6. India Luxury Car Market


7. Middle East Luxury Car Market


8. Key Player Profiles

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW)
Daimler AG
General Motors Company
Tata Motors Limited
Volkswagen AG
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