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Thread: 25-11-11 / Therapy Sessions Antwerp
KoFFiE

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14-11-2011 12:05 Forum: Party headz


Nice indeed Smile
Thread: Dour Festival 2009 !!
KoFFiE

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Views: 3,959
20-05-2009 16:16 Forum: Party headz


Don't forget Venetian Snares is coming again Smile His last performance @ Dour was Shocked
Thread: 051208 SONOTOWN w. Loopus in Fabula, DJ Hidden... @Frontline, Gent
KoFFiE

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Views: 2,563
12-11-2008 12:50 Forum: Party headz


Noted. Might drop by (I'll prolly be in ghent anyway)
Thread: psychical sick films!
KoFFiE

Replies: 26
Views: 10,960
25-09-2008 11:47 Forum: Offtopic banter


battle royal
Thread: Legs, Boobs or Bums??
KoFFiE

Replies: 23
Views: 13,331
22-09-2008 11:35 Forum: Offtopic banter


what about both? Tongue
Thread: fri 10/10 :: BASS-XL 8 ft. John B & End.User @ Hangar 1 Ostend
KoFFiE

Replies: 6
Views: 3,573
22-09-2008 11:32 Forum: Party headz


Hmm that's a strange lineup... end.user is from Berlin, Germany - not US, and it looks really strange seeing him next to John B - end.user plays mostly breakcore/raggacore afaik... Tongue
Thread: 04/10/08 MuSick:Insanity @ Ghent!
KoFFiE

Replies: 2
Views: 2,560
22-09-2008 11:21 Forum: Party headz


There. Rly wanna see I:gor
Thread: Mindsaw Ritual 12 Sept Frontline Ghent
KoFFiE

Replies: 13
Views: 3,783
16-09-2008 21:53 Forum: Party headz


quote:
Originally posted by Surya
Had an excellent time. Gimme more of this crap!


2nd that Big Grin
Thread: Google releases own browser CHROME
KoFFiE

Replies: 25
Views: 7,645
11-09-2008 16:11 Forum: Offtopic banter


I quite like it, like the UI a lot more than FF. Loads of used screen-space, flexible UI (dragging tabs took 3 major versions in FF...), very unintrusive messages, and a few very cool idea's other browsers undoubtable will copy (which is a good thing).


Good to see some decent competition on browser-level. IE8 vs. Firefox vs. Chrome vs. Safari vs. Opera should be interesting to see... And that's one of the main reasons for Chrome's existance I think, making sure there are as standard-compliant browsers as possible so it doesn't matter what OS you're running. This means - threatening microsoft's position on the OS market - it's in google's best interest to push applications to the internet. You see this happening more & more, gmail, gcal, google docs, adobe even has an online version of it's photoshop. Once you have such a system, the OS won't matter for a lot of 'simple' and user-oriented applications.

Other thing google wants to archieve offcourse is to be able to stress certain strong points of it's own browser which are very important - javascript execution speeds in Chrome are so far ahead of the competition that it's not even funny, which is a very important thing for Google's own web-applications.

What I found striking was that when started for the first time, it asked which search engine you wanted to use as a default, offering Yahoo and a few others. Just pressing "OK" just took the default (google offcourse), but still - that's smth MS could learn from.
Thread: Mindsaw Ritual 12 Sept Frontline Ghent
KoFFiE

Replies: 13
Views: 3,783
10-09-2008 17:19 Forum: Party headz


quote:
Originally posted by hardplnsdrftr
Looks heavy.


I think that's the idea Cool
Thread: What's your ringtone?
KoFFiE

Replies: 21
Views: 9,447
27-08-2008 13:10 Forum: Offtopic banter


quote:
Originally posted by Surya
quote:
Originally posted by Muad'Dib
quote:
Originally posted by Surya
I don't have a cellphone Tongue

Ya ain't serious, now are ya?! Huh

I am, KoFFiE kan testify to that.

True.

And mine goes *bzzzzzzzz*.

No ringtone - is almost always in silent mode, and when it isn't, it uses the default iPhone 'old phone' thingy.
Thread: in the ARMY ?
KoFFiE

Replies: 15
Views: 4,827
27-08-2008 13:09 Forum: Offtopic banter


quote:
Originally posted by BattleDrone
Join the army...
travel the world...
meet interesting people...
and kill them.


We are talking about the Belgian army... Tongue Last thing we heard here in the news was that they were out of bullets (no shit Tongue ) Don't think the .be government would allow the army to be in some active combat tbh, most they do is humanitarian jobs abroad. Big exception here are jobs they do under UN flag which means they are only allowed to fire a weapon when they're attacked. But even then the .be government tries to assign them into more passive roles, currently, they're carrying out 3 more dangarous UN missions, one being patrolling on the sea to prevent weapon smuggling in the middle-east, another which is to protect an airport in Afghanistan, and the last-one is rebuilding villages in a pretty dangarous province in Afghanistan.

I personally would never join the army - I'd have a huge problem with dicipline, but I don't think the way it's being used in Belgium is negative in any way.

The only reason why I would see anyone go into the army is when you can't go to university due to financial problems. I know a guy who did that when he was 16 - he joined the officers-school and he now has a master degree and is a C130 (the huge-ass transport airplanes) pilot. It's also the only way to decently promote yourself in the army. It immediately makes you an officer when you graduate. Starting off as a grunt is for ppl who rly don't have an other option and/or don't have the intellect, and promoting is very hard...
Thread: Mindsaw Ritual 12 Sept Frontline Ghent
KoFFiE

Replies: 13
Views: 3,783
21-08-2008 11:29 Forum: Party headz


Present Smile
Thread: What car have you got and what do you want?
KoFFiE

Replies: 68
Views: 27,181
13-08-2008 11:07 Forum: Offtopic banter


transformers! Tongue
Thread: What car have you got and what do you want?
KoFFiE

Replies: 68
Views: 27,181
11-08-2008 16:32 Forum: Offtopic banter


quote:
Originally posted by Tomos
quote:
Originally posted by KoFFiE
If you narrowed it down to those 2, for me, the Focus would be the way to go, no doubt about it. While Opel's quality has been improving the last few years, but they're still have major issues - especially with their diesel engines.


Fuck, I wanted a diesel engine. What kind of issues do the Astra/Opel diesel engines have? Or are you talking about Vauxhall engines in general?

Thanks for the advice man, appreciated.


One of the more serious issues with their engines is their catalysator. When you're driving a lot of short distances, smoke particles build up in it and a warning light appears on the dashboard. If you then don't take it for a long spin (at least 100km at +100km/u speeds) which enables the engine to warm up and clear out the catalisator, your engine will blow up within the next 1000km. Since Opel is so nice to state this their car-manual, they will not cover this under warranty. Other brands solve this catalysator issue by injecting fuel into the catalysator and igniting it - forcing it to be cleaned at high temperature. Though that's not as efficient, it prevents detroying the engine.

Other issues I've heard & seen are failing turbo's, 1 guy I know had 2 brand-new rental replacement Astra's while waiting for his proper companycar - on which the turbo failed on both within the first month. The dad of a friend of mine's works at a big Opel dealership, and he told me that some cars have serious oil-leakage and that the turbo is a known problem, certainly on the 1.3l diesel. The Focus, while also part of GM - uses other reliable and better engines. The build quality in general is also better.

The most reliable diesel used by Opel is the higher performance 1.9's - which have actually been developed and built by Fiat, and is also used by Saab - which also uses the next-generation twin-turbo version of that same engine - also from Fiat.
Thread: What car have you got and what do you want?
KoFFiE

Replies: 68
Views: 27,181
08-08-2008 14:52 Forum: Offtopic banter


quote:
Originally posted by Tomos
Wow KoFFiE, you know your cars man. Big Grin I wonder if you can help me with a dilemma... I really like both the new Ford Focus and the new Vauxhall Astra (sports hatch) but I don't know which one to go for. I've heard good things about both cars (especially the Focus). Whatever I go for, it'd have to be about 2-4 to meet my budget.

Any thoughts anyone?





If you narrowed it down to those 2, for me, the Focus would be the way to go, no doubt about it. While Opel's quality has been improving the last few years, but they're still have major issues - especially with their diesel engines.
Thread: What car have you got and what do you want?
KoFFiE

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Views: 27,181
07-08-2008 15:53 Forum: Offtopic banter


quote:
Originally posted by Tomos...

Only 16" rimms on your Alfa Romeo eh? Life's a bitch isn't it.


Crying

I rly don't care about the looks or 'image' it brings, but 17" is more rubber to stick to the road = safer (and more expensive to replace tires). 17" is lower-profile, which means stiffer ride and less deformation = better road-handling. It would however would make the car consume a little bit more fuel. Cost vs advantages I think the 16" are the best.

quote:
Originally posted by djfreemc
...

So if you have to do all 4 of those on a regular basis you need to buy 3 cars? That's also not very resource efficient. (I know, over 99% of people won't need to do all of those regulary)
...


SUV's are imho pretty pointless - the most important reason ppl buy one is because it's big and looks impressive. If you want to offroad, buy a decent offroader. Any Landrover will do, all of them are good at offroading, and they manage the 'utility' and just fine. Some of them are considered to be SUV's too, with the big difference that they're made to offroad in the first place. Not like the Audi Q7 I saw a few weeks ago which tried to follow a Landrover Defender while offroading. That was a rly expensive trip for the owner: Broken front axel, dead gearbox and fatal structural damage = dead Q7. Damage to the defender? Maybe some scratched paint.
Offroading with 90% of the SUV's is like taking a rubberboat to cross the north-sea canal. You get no guarantee that you'll reach the other side - but it might be possible to do. That however doesn't, make it a good idea Smile

Some notes about the electrical cars. I found out last week that a friend of mine made his thesis about electrical cars. He said the engine uses the engergy it gets in a very efficient way (about 90% efficiency vs 30/40% in 'fuel-efficient' cars), but there is a huge-ass big "BUT" attached to it. It comes with another inefficiency - which is quite a big-one actually: the batteries. They heat up badly while being used or being charged. Battery technology advances very quickly these days, mostly pushed by mobile devices like phones, laptops and mp3-players - so they get more efficient every year, but they're not there yet... They're too heavy, and allmost all the efficiency you gain by having one big electricity-generator (even if it's coal or oil) you lose 90% of that in heat by charging/using the battery and plainly moving the heavy batteries. While the electrical car might be a very good option for the future, they're far from perfect. Batteries contain very environmental unfriendly materials. Sure they can be recycled - but that would imho require a legislation to ensure battery recycling. Accidents could still cause small environmental disasters when these batteries get damaged and their very toxic contents leak into the soil.

I don't think there's a 'perfect' sollution just yet, but high oil prices will force car-manufacturers to investigate heavily in new technologies. If you look at 'classic' combustion engines, fuel consumption has gone down dramaticly in the last 5 to 10 years. While in the '90s 7l was absolutely normal for a medium/small car, 4l is a normal figure these days. That's a 42% decrease in fuel consumption, and those figures go down dramaticly with each engine generation because right now, it's a real issue. I think the next step is going to be real hybrid cars, which assist the 'conventional' engine with electrical power when they would consume the most (taking off, accelerating, going uphill, ..) - but still mostly relying on fuel for both 'moving' and generating electricity.
That will become very efficient combined with the currently applied technologies like electricity generation from braking, quick & efficient start/stop engine technology. Starting a conventional engine consumes about the same fuel as letting an engine idle for +- 30 seconds, plus a lot of electricity from the batteries. The lighter the engine, the less energy needed to start it offcourse. Then as battery and liquid nitrogen technology enhances, this will slowly evolve into pure electrical cars, but that'll take at least 10 years.

quote:
Originally posted by Scurf
quote:
Originally posted by MinasTirithGuard
quote:
Originally posted by Scurf
http://www.carsplusplus.com/car/pictureonly.php?id=53743

Zastava 750 Tongue


I like cars like this a lot. The have a ton of character to them.


Yeah, quite simple, cheap to bye, cheap to maintain, easy to park, and it has "soul" :-)

They consume as much as a 'big' car... That's built in the era when fuel was (compared to now) virtually free Tongue If you want a cheap car that doesn't consume much and is cheap to maintain, go for a Hyundai i30..
Thread: Ctrl Alt Destroy pt.2
KoFFiE

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Views: 3,154
07-08-2008 14:33 Forum: Party headz


Okway - will probably be there anyway Smile
Thread: What car have you got and what do you want?
KoFFiE

Replies: 68
Views: 27,181
24-07-2008 12:17 Forum: Offtopic banter


Got a red 3-door Alfa Romeo 147 1.9JTDm (diesel) with originally 120bhp, but 'upgraded' a bit to about 150, nothing else changed, like this-one:


Only have black mirrors & 16" rimms instead of 17 (now it's "only" 400eur when having to replace the tires)

What I'd like to have? Unrealisticly:
- Aston Martin DB9
- Porsche Carrera GT
- Alfa Romeo 8C competitione
- Maserati GT
One of these would do Tongue

Realisticly though I'll stick with the upcoming Alfa MiTo 1.4 turbo with 155bhp, or when I can afford it next year the GTA version with a 1.8 turbo 230bhp, converted to LPG:

Test-drove this-one on the Alfa Romeo test-track in Balocco/Italy and I absolutely love the way it drives. Weighs 1145kg, which isn't much, add an economical but powerfull engine to that and you have a fun toy ^^

@ the lotus stuff, they only designed the technical aspects like chassis, engines, transmission, ... - not the aestetical stuff. Lotus also did the same for the Tesla Roadster, which is more my kinda car:
Thread: Ctrl Alt Destroy pt.2
KoFFiE

Replies: 9
Views: 3,154
23-07-2008 12:30 Forum: Party headz


Hmm shit, I think I already have smth to do then Frown
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