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News / The last honest ad (or not) from the gov't
« on: May 08, 2019, 09:01:10 AM »
I know we're not a political site, but this really well done.

Hardware & Reviews / Fanatec pedal
« on: September 24, 2018, 10:38:17 AM »
Hey guys,  I wanted to pick up my wheel a bit a while ago and found my pedals not working. 

Fanatec CSR (advanced german engineering - and chinese porduction...)

I'm wondering if you guys have any insight how could it be fixed - or if.  I'm not keen on buying another fanatec anything,  but the wheel is still working.   Kind of a funny situ.

General Discussion / MOVED: HAPPY 20 Years
« on: July 30, 2018, 01:55:36 PM »
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General Discussion / Monaco GP '62 some nice quality footage
« on: May 05, 2018, 01:33:20 PM »

General Discussion / Just to piss you poofters off
« on: February 02, 2018, 04:28:31 PM »
Ok, not just that.  But mostly :D

I'm testing Aussie Broadband - they've a standing free month offer - and importantly, a 150/100 plan - the above result is as tested at 4:30pm friday here on said connection. 

Interesting to note that the ping isn't that shiny.  My usual ping (as some of you know) is 3-4ms on my current Internode connection.

( But then I can d/l at ~15MB/s from steam and/or Amazon s3 - and upload at blistering speeds, too, which is pretty handy for me for work )

Edit: attached the steam test

News / Classic car auction at the Gosford Car Museum
« on: October 20, 2017, 02:42:20 PM »
These cars can be seen in the museum btw, and they are AWESOME!  That Countach is something I'd definitely buy if I had the dough.   

I'm friggen going, wondering if anyone else is interested?
More info: https://classiccars.pickles.com.au/

I'm not buying, mind you, just interested if they'll really sell and at what prices.

See all the cars here :

News / Gosford car museum
« on: October 30, 2016, 04:30:45 PM »

I've just been there, and I'd like to say, I was very impressed.

If you haven't see a LaFerrari, an Enzo, a Testarossa, or maybe a Lamborghini Countach or a Diablo in real life, or maybe interested in a 40's or 50's Rolls Royce Phantom, you should head over there.  I've even seen a DeTomaso Pantera, and an XJ220 as well :)
(funnily they had eastern block oldies, too, some familiar Skoda, Traband, Lada, Polski, Volga and even a couple of Tatra models were there)

The collection is huge.  They've hundreds upon hundreds of cars, including some that are for sale (like an R32 Skyline, a Ferrari 360, a couple of E-types...) at the back. 

It's been something I meant to do for a while, but I wanted to go with a mate who just had a baby so it was just delayed and delayed...but now I'm thinking I should go back again, the 2 hours was barely enough to gawk myself out. 
One negative is that it's very much like a museum, you can't go really up close and in some cases this means you can't easily see the car from all angles.  Also it'd be great to be able to open the bonnet of a few of them :)
Another negative is that it'd be good to see a bit more on some cars - often it's just a brand & model name.  Sometimes it's specs as well, and sometimes (the best) there's some history included.

General Discussion / My track day vids
« on: June 23, 2016, 01:52:39 PM »
In case anyone interested...

Here's my very first lap, ever :)

And the fastest lap:

Sadly the throttle & rpm data are somewhat off.

I did a bit of write-up and discussion ongoing on the ARSE forums, if anyone is interested.

News / A porsche 968. Well, half of it :)
« on: June 18, 2016, 10:13:01 PM »

News / A tuned Toyota 86 vs a mclaren
« on: June 06, 2016, 02:34:25 PM »
By tuned I mean turbo, brakes, suspension...the works. But still.

General Discussion / My dear Mitsu 380 is going up for sale
« on: April 10, 2016, 08:00:36 PM »
Gents, if anyone is interested - or knows anyone...
My trusty red 2007 380 SX is up for sale as of now, 84k on the odo.

This is the car, old pic but it gives you an idea. The windows are heavily tinted.

Location is central coast.

I thought I'll put it up here and on the ARSE forums first, as it's a good car, it'd be good to go to some nice new owner.
I'll take some pics and in a couple of days I'll put it up on commercial sites.

Forum members get discount on the price. :)

The only flaw is that the front bumper does not look very nice.  It will need a re-spray to restore its glory, altho from 4-5m away it's ok.
Otherwise it has never missed a beat. 

Reason...yeah, well, this:


News / How about this one for some close but hard racing?
« on: March 04, 2016, 09:56:28 PM »

General Discussion / Monitors for racers !
« on: January 27, 2016, 09:08:51 AM »
I think these guys heard our pleas!  Ultra-wide monitor formats are coming:
Samsung, LG going ultrawide with upcoming 32:9 and 2.4 : 1 displays

Most of the current monitors are 16:9  ( ~ 1.7 : 1 )

I think I'll snatch the 49" version when it comes out ;)
I also hope it's curved, otherwise it'll be useless.

News / New feature: Simpler & more functional video embedding
« on: January 06, 2016, 04:12:54 PM »
Ok gents, I've installed a new mod to make videos simpler, easier to use - and work w/o flash :)

All you need to do is post the link to the video - and it works with friggen nearly everything it seems - and it'll convert it nicely to a video.

Example.  This ( notice: there are NO TAGS around the link! )
Code: [Select]
converts into this:

Here's the full doc if interested in what's supported.

News / New server, and sorry for the outage.
« on: January 02, 2016, 03:24:17 PM »
Hey guys.

We run into a server error on the old hosting, and decided to cut to the chase.
From here on I'm hosting the site on Amazon, and top level admins have (nearly) full access to the server, so we should be able to solve issues much quicker now. 

We also have a TS3 server running on this instance, we just need to configure it properly (volunteers needed I guess) - it's at ts3.xgn.com.au

Enjoy, and sorry for the long outage at the worst time ;)

If the program says "you're unable to log in, check your cookie settings",  you need to delete your session cookies !

Also, emails were not working (sorry!) this has now been fixed.  So if you could not log in nor retrieve your credentials, it's time to try again!

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