Autoweek: 2017 Fiat 124 Spider debut at the 2015 LA Auto Show.
Nice front end; the rest smells like the usual Miata. Any choice between the two, given equal features, I’d take this one.
Autoweek: Nissan: 2016 Titan XD pickup won’t try to beat the Ford F-150.
General comment: Fugly. May look better with larger 4WD style tires.
Valet/Fall 2015 Buying Planner: Shearling Coats.
Guardian.UK: Why I love a man in Carhartt jeans: an ode to masculine self-sufficiency.
Just when you think the world’s gone Kardashian ... something like this pops up.
EOSHD: Samsung NX1 officially dead - Samsung announce complete discontinuation in Europe.
Reviewers and esp. video wonks loved it. Roland, this may be the first ‘death’ of DSLRs.
NPR: Volkswagen Makes ‘Goodwill’ Gesture To Defrauded Diesel Owners.
“Customers who accept the money will not give up their right to sue, the company said.” I’d be real careful of accepting early offers.
Goodhood: Masses mug.
Kinda funny, kinda tragic.
CycleEXIF: Two-wheeled Titan - VELOCiPEDO GenTLeman.
Very appealing bicycle. Can’t put my finger on a single detail ... it’s the whole aesthetic.
Autoweek: VW gasoline and diesel engine CO2 emission problem.
“A recall based on this issue is not foreseen by the automaker in the U.S., as it is not considered to be a technical problem caused by faulty manufacturing or failed components, but rather a labeling issue.” Oh, that’s rich.
NPR: From ‘Book Strap’ To ‘Burrito’ - A History Of The School Backpack.
I carried a Sacs Millet climbing rucksack throughout the ‘70s. Great, great bag. Today? They should be using Ospreys, with proper back panels and waistbelts. Today’s terrible unconstructed shopping-bag-shaped nightmares must be painful as hell. Then again, you only see less than 1% of kids ever hoofing it home. Most sling the pack into the parental SUV and get driven home ... like the rich kids of my generation.
Later: Similar to mine. The crampon tie area turned out to be very handy.
NY Times: Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice.
BarnFinds: 1958 Curtiss-Wright Hovercraft!
Looks like we actually *did* get our flying cars ... in 1958.
DP Review: Canon’s Q3 financial results show increased profit, decline in ILC sales volume.
As I’ve stated previously, they need to up their sensor game. Nikon and Sony have them trussed, gagged and quiescent in the dungeon.
ArtDaily: Drive like Steve McQueen: The Le Mans Porsche 911T for sale at Christie’s.
Boy, the color sure bespeaks the era, doesn’t it?
Interestingly, someone’s using one of my burner Outlook.com addresses ...
... to order Domino’s Pizza, delivered.
The receipts are quite entertaining. I’m flummoxed at how to stop something like this. Since the user is the one entering the wrong email, I guess I just sit back and enjoy seeing their choices.
NPR: Why The Battle Between E-Books And Print May Be Over.
“If you read the publishers’ dollar sales are down, that doesn’t necessarily mean that people have turned their backs on e-books and they’re not reading them. It just means that the prices of what they’re paying for those e-books may have changed.”
ArtDaily: RM Sotheby’s to offer the ex-Fangio, ex-works Ferrari 290 MM.
“Raced not only by Fangio but also future World Champion Phil Hill, along with numerous other celebrated Ferrari Formula One drivers, the featured Ferrari is undoubtedly one of the greatest, most original, and most valuable cars ever offered at public auction.” The auction price on this one is going to be spectacular.
BarnFinds: She’s A Standard - 1947 Model 8.
Perky. I can see a ‘50’s illustration of a guy in a fedora, chin in the air, pipe jutting jauntily, driving this ... I’ll take it.
EOSHD: Sony announce sequel to my favourite small camera of all time - the RX1 II is here.
Hmmm. Many of my car shots hover around the 35mm focal length ... pricey.
Economist: Shoes explain the re-election of Portugal’s austerity government.
I was expecting export of port wine, not shoes.
Valet.: Why You Only Wear 13% of Your Clothes.
Pro Video Coalition: PowerShot G5 X: paving Canon’s way to a mirrorless world.
Hah. Interesting. Thought it was a small photo of “Nautilus” (Captain Nemo) when I saw the thumbnail in my aggregator.
liber.io: Liberio is shutting down.
They were a service for rendering Google Docs into ebooks. Shame. Build a plugin for Scrivener?
CR&S Motorcycles: Duu Galleria.
naked cap: Right-Wing Urban Outfitters Now Asking Employees to Work for Free.
Omigod. And I didn’t realize the right-wing nature of Urban Outfitters, who also owns Free People and Anthropologie.