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Ditto on Firefox ... great browser. I find uBlock Origin works best for me, and I also use "Classic" style on BenzWorld.
Great!!! Me too on Classic, and I will try U-Block.

I saw recently map of the world of online ad's, and North America, and UK are loaded with ad's yet in other countries have little to none, so that is why someone in the land of Oz can still use Internet Explorer where here in North America those days are Goneeeeeee...

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Since I am not paying anything to use this site I suppose my observation will not be taken with much weight.

However, I certainly don't mind ads, but ads with blaring "noise" as I am trying to answer someone's question ist nicht gut. I find it so annoying that I just killed the screen.

As an old programmer I have constantly found it interesting to see apps out there for which the designers spent little or no time actually seeing how it is being used in everyday situations.

At least for me when it is so annoying that you just want it to stop, it would seem that whoever is paying for the ad is being counter productive. Maybe that is just me.

This seems to happen only in the desktop and not on my iPhone. If the advertisers want to be really obnoxious then by all means double down ;-)
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Congrats on the Sprinter. I have a 2007 Dodge Diesel 2500 Passenger Van. Badged as Dodge but built in Germany at the Daimler factory. 135,000 miles with only oil changes,brake pads, EGR valve and an A/C compressor for repairs. Great handling vehicle for the size. My E350 Ford got 11 MPG and took a football field to do a U-Turn on. My 140 wheelbase Passenger Sprinter has averaged 20MPG on Diesel over it's life. And can scoot around a parking lot with the best of them. Very comfortable on a long haul. Enjoy your new truck!
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Demon Dance

Went to Atco Dragway for a Dodge event (it's my job). I got to drive the Challenger Demon 2 eight mile passes to learn how to launch it using the line lock and then a handful of quarter mile passes.

808hp from the factory of premium gas. 840hp on high octane (there is a button for high octane gas).

I've been in Tesla Ludicrous mode - and while it is just as fast for the 1/8 mile, it feels a little flat near the end. They didn't use the clocks for us, but the Demon was certified by NHRA at 9.65 @140 mph. The difference was - the Demon did these runs ALL DAY. Maybe Tesla runs with it part of the way down the track for a few passes - but the Demons we did 3 passes each and the switched drivers for about 4 hours straight.

It is amazing to me that they are going to put these things in the hands of anyone that can afford one. They will likely need to change the name to the Dodge Darwin.

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https://www.marketwatch.com/story/go...ate-2017-10-13

Interesting topic..^^^... "How long will 1 million last in retirement in every state"

Horsepower: enough power to go from point A to point B
Torque: enough to get the car moving

0-60 mph: not in a rush
0-1/4 mile: about 5 minutes @ 2mph because no need to showoff


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Interesting topic..^^^... "How long will 1 million last in retirement in every state"

Well you will be okay for 130+ years in Hawaii Tony, even if you have to sell a watch or 2
I could only last in Missisippi for about 3weeks


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Interesting articles clue about ECS Tuning, who now owns Pelican Parts.

https://jalopnik.com/spying-on-emplo...g-a-1827474482


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Interesting articles clue about ECS Tuning, who now owns Pelican Parts.

https://jalopnik.com/spying-on-emplo...g-a-1827474482


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A very revealing read

It can be likened to a large internet forum conglomerate taking over private forum boards
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Interesting articles clue about ECS Tuning, who now owns Pelican Parts.

https://jalopnik.com/spying-on-emplo...g-a-1827474482


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Would be disappointed if pelican parts went the same way as ecs. Iím on the other side of the world and pelican has been awesome for me so far. Fingers crossed.


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...It is amazing to me that they are going to put these things in the hands of anyone that can afford one. They will likely need to change the name to the Dodge Darwin.

I drove the gray one
I remember reading last year of someone who bought a Hellcat and on the way home, wrecks it. With electronic aids keeping the tires from melting, I wonder if that 808 hp is ever fully utilized?

Maybe this reflects my coming OF status, but having one of those would do nothing for me.
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