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Disclaimer: I never install Windows using a Microsoft Passport Windows Live ID Outlook.com account anyway, but still...
Tell a pal your password ... and their FB mates will get it too
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That is an impressive amount of torque.
 
POWEEEEEER! - how electrons claimed a mountain

The Koenigsegg One:1 has 1341hp at a weight of 1360kg. Close enough to a 1:1 ratio as makes no difference. An astonishing achievement, really, even at $1.5 million. Those 1371 newton meters of torque would look lovely in your garage no doubt.

Course what I think is waay cooler is when a little electric car comes along and smashes those numbers and decides to win a race. A really hard one too.

The eO PP03 stuffs an ungodly 1368hp into a package weighing only 1200kg. The 2160 Nm of torque is so great (40% more than the Hulk) the car actually stays in place while forcing the planet to spin beneath it. 

And this hellacious boxcart just won Pike's Peak Hill Climb 2015. Not the electric category, it won it, everything, the whole shebang. First ever all-electric overall winner at 9:07.222.

Second place went to "Monster" Tajima's E-Runner Concept_One, yep, another electric car with a time of 9.32.401.

First time an electric car won, first time electric cars took 1,2 spots, first time an electric car beat out entrants in the Unlimited class.

After that, umm, just some boring dirty oil burners.

http://www.gizmag.com/electric-cars-pikes-peak-winner/38214/
Electric cars have taken out the top two spots at the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, with Rhys Millen's eO PP03 beating Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima's Tajima Rimac E-Runner Concept_One to become the first ever all-electric winner of the race.
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On your punning scale, +Jørgen Smith​ that's not too bad. 3/5.
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And the reviews are in for Dad's Restaurant! ;-)
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Good report card Derek, must've been pretty special.
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The photos of Le Creuset cookware being removed from the molds are well worth checking out.
A behind-the-scenes look at Le Creuset cookware, how it's made in the factory, transformed from raw materials to finished casseroles and Dutch ovens!
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Continuing the Minecraft baking theme, this time the kids made triple-choc brownies with "grass" icing.
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Yum. Good work Beth and Angus!
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This article has been popping up in a lot of my feeds but just in case you missed it, it is definitely worth a read (as is the previous item where the author meets Elon Musk).
 
GREAT read on energy, climate change and electric cars:
"We’ve seen this before. Tobacco companies fought tooth and nail to stay alive and strong as long as possible when the tide started to turn against them. And the oil industry itself has been fighting tooth and nail for a while now on another front—the battle to keep people confused about whether global warming is a thing."
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I finally found someone who paid up for the .sucks TLD extortion racket.

Sharepoint.sucks just runs a Bing search (yes, really!) for Sharepoint. Which is bound to change the minds of anyone who was going to check Sharepoint.sucks.

(bing.sucks also does a Bing search for Bing... meta)
SharePoint development | JavaScript and REST API ... https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dn833469.aspx. Use SharePoint to engage with people, share ideas, and reinvent the way you work together. Find in-depth developer resources, how-to documentation, training, videos .
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As for why I was looking at Sharepoint.sucks, well there will be a long future post about that.
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That is an impressive change.
 
Formula 1 then and now

After yesterday's comparison of our 1993 and 2015 noses and front wings, we have now added another graphic to our website. We're not going to point out the complexity of today's Formula 1 steering wheels again. Check out our steering wheel infographic for more information on our current steering wheel (you'll find it under the same link).

Come visit our Cool Stuff section: www.sauberf1team.com/en/season/the-cool-stuff/

#65YearsOfF1 #SauberF1Team #F1 #Formula1 #FormulaOne #motorsport  
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Japanese for dinner. Edamame, gyoza and panko "tempura" prawns, fish and vegetables.
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It would be a shame. Probably best this information isn't promulgated more widely then.
 
It'd be a terrible shame if someone was to point out that this filter is rendered ineffective simply by configuring your router to hand out 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 as DNS servers. It'd make a mockery of this decision, it really would.
Labor has ensured the government's website-blocking Bill has passed both houses of the Australian parliament.
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Business as usual then, nothing to see here.
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Yum.

Very American West Coast IPA but with a touch more malt than a Sierra Nevada.
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Here's an interesting "true crime" story with a neat twist at the end.

And weirdly, the primary "sleuth" in this tale, Derek Abbott, was one of my lecturers at uni!
An amateur sleuth thinks he's cracked one of the most legendary cold cases of all time.
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Good range of American craft beers including Anchor Steam. The Reuben was a bit dry, but the burgers looked good.
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reviewed 2 months ago
Wonderfully maintained castle, with a fascinating museum. No descriptions in English (when i was there) but interesting nevertheless.
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reviewed 5 months ago
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reviewed a year ago
Australian Home Brewing has a great selection of recipe kits, raw materials and equipment for the home brewer, and their service is great - whether contacting you to let you know that something you ordered is going to take a while on backorder (and asking if you want to replace it with something else, or send the rest of the order in advance) to replacing an entire order of mine that went missing in delivery, they're very helpful.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed 2 years ago
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Food was great, particularly the padrons (and more than one in ten was spicy!) and the lamb. Nice looking cocktail list, and a good selection of beers by the bottle. The wait staff were very friendly, though perhaps a little inattentive to the patrons in the back courtyard.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Great service and good coffee. Avocado breakfast was very nice too.
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reviewed a year ago
We had an impromptu dinner at Cumulus Inc last night, just stumbling upon it as we wandered along Flinders Lane looking for somewhere to eat. Firstly, the food was fantastic. We had one of the specials - fried peppers - which were great. Salty and smoky, although they weren't at all hot. Some quite nice asparagus was served with a wonderful slow-cooked egg, which had a yolk and white that were the consistency of jam; it was great. A nice corned brisket was served with a cabbage salad with a kick of horseradish, but all of these dishes were topped by an awesome tuna tartare with big, juicy cubes of impeccable tuna that really melted in the mouth. Wonderful! The restaurant (or eating house/bar, as it styles itself) was buzzing when we arrived, even late on a Tuesday night. The noise certainly dropped off as the night progressed, making for a more laid-back experience. Unfortunately, the service was a little mixed. When it was there, it was almost over-friendly, but sometimes the service was non-existent. Overall, though, don't let that put you off - the food is worth every minute of the wait.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
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