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VIDEO: Corvette Grand Sport launch control tested... in dealer lot (Autoblog)

May 31st 2009 12:43PM Exactly! If you can't have some wheel-spinning fun while charging off the line, what is the point of 400+ hp?!

I think the traction control is there to keep you from melting the tires, or getting sideways during your redline launch and losing control.

VIDEO: Corvette Grand Sport launch control tested... in dealer lot (Autoblog)

May 31st 2009 12:38PM What's wrong with a little extra wheel spin, in the spirit of fun? Who cares if 0-60 is 4.5 vs. 4.3 seconds -- the point is to show off your muscle car while cruising around town. Impress your friends, impress the girls. That's what muscle cars are about!

Find me a Beach Boys song that talks about traction control. No way... try this:
"I get pushed out of shape and it's hard to steer... When I get rubber in all four gears"

Now that's the lifestyle I'm talking about!

I hope GM never kills the Corvette.

New Jetpack addon for Firefox does dead-simple web page captures (Download Squad)

May 30th 2009 2:34AM Is PNG format available too? I hate fuzzy screenshots.

BlackBerry Storm 2: the official unofficial hands-on (Engadget)

May 22nd 2009 1:13AM A note to Sean Cooper, the author: Why do you refer to the 4 buttons as "softkeys"? Softkeys are buttons whose purpose changes under control of the software. The 4 buttons at the bottom (Call, End, Menu, Escape) are HARDKEYS. They have 1 purpose at all times.

If you don't believe me, read the Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_key

Gmail adds email translation features: Is this helpful? (Download Squad)

May 20th 2009 2:37AM Our engineering team did a joint project with a team in Japan. We spoke no Japanese, they spoke a small amount of English.

This would have been VERY useful.

Of course the automatic translations are sometimes more funny than useful.

Zapatag lets you shame bad drivers online (Autoblog)

May 12th 2009 3:12AM Maybe if we just slander a make of car... I seem to encounter more rude BMW/Mercedes/Lexus drivers than any other make. Part of the rich and famous lifestyle?

Zap-a-tag lets you publicly shame bad motorists (Download Squad)

May 11th 2009 12:40AM They need to add a field for vehicle make -- I bet 75% of the rude motorists are driving BMWs, Mercedes, and Lexus. (all silver)

Also a checkbox for "talking on cell phone at time of infraction?"

Honda CEO says Insight price won't be reduced further (Autoblog)

Apr 6th 2009 12:13AM This article left me confused. Can anyone summarize?

The Insight is $19k and the Prius is $20.5k? So what's the news here -- people were expecting the Insight to be more than $1.5k less than the Prius? And it isn't? Yawn.

Bring Down IE6 (Download Squad)

Mar 22nd 2009 11:52PM My thoughts exactly. Obviously they're not feeling enough pain to make them try Firefox, so ignore them.

Tinyarro.ws: tiny URLs get even tinier (Download Squad)

Mar 7th 2009 10:27PM I'm also not getting automatic underlining of the entire hyperlink... could be hard to click. Seems like a half-baked idea... please fix and try again.