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En route to Alsace. Need to start with a pretzel und biere
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These are the cars that are going to make everyone want a hybrid of types. Make sure you skip to the end bit if you don't want watch the whole video.
 
The BMW i8.
Last week at the Low Carbon Vehicle event at Millbrook proving grounds I finally got to have a drive of the BMW i8. I'd seen it before, I've seen one 'in the wild' on a London street but I hadn't driven it up until that point.
Yes, the engine sound is entirely manufactured, it's 'fake' if you like, but so what? 
This car is designed and built as a supercar which, from where I'm sitting, is an utterly ridiculous notion.
Surely supercars are for people who have so much money they may as well buy one.
However, and I'm trying to take the long view here, as with all technology, the first iterations are expensive and for the very wealthy.
But the innovation and technological developments embodied in a car like this (unlike the notion of the offensive 'trickle down effect' regarding obscene wealth in the 1%) actually do trickle down to more mundane and sensible forms of transport.
As you can see in the video, being in this very fast car is great fun, there's no denying that. Of course I'd love one, that's the whole point of them.
Just to give some weight to the argument in favour of this car, your average supercar will do ten, maybe twelve miles to the gallon. When the cars are stationary in busy city traffic the engines are pumping out comical levels of noxious gas and CO2, when they're not even moving. Oh, but they sound great.
Yeah, thanks, I'll live without the noise if my eyes aren't stinging.
The BMW i8 has all the panache, verve and show-off potential of a supercar but can run on electricity in cities, can get over 100 miles to the gallon and go around a track like there's a legitimate need to get to the other end very fast.
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That explains why I saw only positive news/updates from person X when their nearest and dearest had been killed in a road accident.  And there was me thinking, "What a cold callous so and so" they are.
Facebook scientists probed the impact of "massive-scale emotional contagion" on hundreds of thousands unwitting users.
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If you remember faces better than names, you might be a visual thinker … and a genius.
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Worthy of discussion. All for it myself.
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I would like to see that,(***) anyways. For it:-)
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Simply beautiful.
 
“There is no must in art because art is free.” Wassily Kandinsky #Art
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My Cousins two eldest have a band. Wow. Well that is how my aunty put it one day. And now they are, we could say, becoming established.
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Oh, wow! Kept seeing the name in the media but hadn't checked it out yet. Gorgeous vocals.
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A great example of what Chch is doing to rebuild the city with the "old world in the new world" feel it always had. 
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Figure 8

Edit: apologies for not sourcing this. It's the Lemniscate of Bernoulli
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemniscate_of_Bernoulli and http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Lemniscate.html
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Don't mess with or tease animals.
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777 flyovers, tripping over hobbits on Courtney place. Hobbitmania has hit Wellington. #hobbit  
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