Posts filed under “Weekend”

BMW Concept Gran Coupé

This is a very handsome looking car:

Somewhere between the 5 and 7 series is this new 4 door low silouette coupe like Bimmer was introduced in Beijing. It looks to be a 4 door sedan version of the 6 series coupe (or possibly to be called the 8 series).

This new BMW 4-door coupé concept is similar to the Mercedes CLS and the Volkswagen CC. The BMW Concept Gran Coupé is an elegant car with a ‘flat’ silhouette, measuring almost five metres in length, yet less than 1.4m high.

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Hat tip Classic Driver, Motor Trend

Category: Weekend

Deepwater Horizon

The attachment is a detailed description along with some incredible photographs of the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling platform that caught fire and sank in the Gulf of Mexico this week. The Deepwater Horizon was cutting edge technology and the disaster which claimed her is going to have extremely profound ecological and economic implications. I found…Read More

Category: Energy, Weekend

Stephen Wolfram: Computing a theory of everything

Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica, talks about his quest to make all knowledge computational — able to be searched, processed and manipulated. His new search engine, Wolfram Alpha, has no lesser goal than to model and explain the physics underlying the universe.

Category: Web/Tech, Weekend

DJMT Exclusive: Blankfein’s Testimony

DJMT has the exclusive inside testimony of Llyod Blankfein: “The issue here is not whether we broke a few rules, or took a few liberties with our in-the-dark counterparties; we did. “But you can’t hold a whole bank responsible for the behavior of a few sick, perverted individuals. For if you do, then shouldn’t we…Read More

Category: Film, Weekend

European AirTraffic Rebooted

Air traffic has returned to normal levels in northern Europe. This visualization shows what that looks like: > Airspace Rebooted from ItoWorld on Vimeo. via Flowing Data

Category: Travel, Weekend

Somali Pirates Say They Are Subsidiary of Goldman Sachs

Could Make Prosecution Difficult, Experts Say NORFOLK, VIRGINIA – (The Borowitz Report) Eleven indicted Somali pirates dropped a bombshell in a U.S. court today, revealing that their entire piracy operation is a subsidiary of banking giant Goldman Sachs. There was an audible gasp in the courtroom when the leader of the pirates announced, “We are…Read More

Category: Humor, Legal, Weekend

Transparent Nissan 370Z

Pretty cool stuff: Source: Transparent Nissan 370Z is the star in this sweet engine oil ad Devin Coldewey Crunchgear, April 23, 2010 http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/04/23/transparent-nissan-370z-is-the-star-in-this-sweet-engine-oil-ad/

Category: Weekend

Nissan Juke

A recent emailer wrote:

You seem to be very knowledgeable about cars — but what about those of us who don’t have six figures to spend on a flashy rocket sled? I am shopping for my son, who will be 18 years old later this year. I want to get him something that will be reliable and fun, but nothing that will get him in to trouble — no muscle cars like the Camaro or Challenger.

Fair enough:

The car I just recommended for my nephew, who will be 17 year old and a senior next year is this: The Nissan Juke. (My only connection to Nissan is the missus’ Daily Driver is a 370Z)

Its cheap (starts under $20k), youthful and unlike anything else on the market from mainstream autos. Its been out in Europe for some time now, seems to get decent gas mileage, and has a suprisingly sophisticated  AWD system for an inexpensive car similar to the Acura S-AWD system. ( More details from Nissan are after the jump).

I suspect Nissan thinks this can be a high volume model, competing with ther Civic/CRV or RAV4.  It looks like Nissan spent a ton of money on some very slick videos (see their site, or go to the videos here).

And as the photos show, its definitely funky:

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Category: Weekend

Victory !

If you haven’t seen the new Doctor Who, you best get yourself to where ever you can stream, download or buy it — because the first episode of the season was fantastic! >

Category: Television, Weekend

New King of the Ring: 599XX

Wired Autopia: “Porsche 911s and Nissan GT-Rs and Corvette ZR1s are very nice cars and quite quick around the Nürburgring Nordschleife. But they must bow before the new king of the ‘Ring, the Ferrari 599XX. The 700-horsepower über-Ferrari is the first-ever production-derived sports car to break the 7-minute barrier at the classic 20.832 kilometer Nordschleife…Read More

Category: Travel, Weekend