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Interesting... It seems in this part of the UK the White Van is also a preditor to be be feared as well, though the spieces has change from Ford to Renualt now seemingly going to Mercedes , the Audi is a growing predator but yet to eclipse the BMW. (May be I am watching too much Animal Channel)
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Wow, even the French showed a little more spine than that before they got their sh*t pushed in.[^] -Colin Mullikin
Mind you in the 80's two women in a Mini was something to avoid - it's frightening how long they would maintain eye contact while talking and "driving" at the same time. (Not seen that for decades, thankfully)
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
Volvo used to be a brand for old, blind and senile people.
But as long as you saw the hat in time you could keep the distance and be safe.
Doesn't help against people that sneak up from behind and cut you off.
Lovely cars, Panda 750 was slow but consumed less fuel than a cigarettr lighter - and its insurance and circulation taxes (which are proportional to the power of the car) were the lowest possible. The basic model hadn't even the internal paddings - you were driving in direct contact with the bare metal.
There there were Panda with FIRE engines - the most durable of them all. Specila mention to the Panda 4x4: I have one and it climbs any hill with any amount of snow where the modern off-road vehicles fail.
I agree with you regarding the vans, but where I am Audis should be replaced with Saabs.
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Wandering around Boob Tube last night I came across EEVBlog and the rant about FTDI shipping an update that 'bricked' devices with a cloned (illegal) copy of some FTDI chips (It wrote the Product ID to 0 which prevents it from being initalised and used). I have a quanity of 'dead' devices I am now wondering if they have had that done to them. Now the hard bit is finding them and a similar device I can read the product ID out of and reflash the devices. I honestly have no idea if that will work but it's something to do.
Cut your losses and get new ones. If they are integrated into a product then I would contact FTDI directly. Reviving "a cloned (illegal) copy" is just that, illegal. Using them opens your company to unnecessary risks.
Oh I completely agree, however being in the PUB at the moment I kinda like problems like this as sort of busy work (yesterday I cleaned out my Trace Elliot and cleaned screws on my Jazz bass, I am now looking at the dust sucker/fan on my PC). Have you ever tried dealing with FTDI about parts for prototypes 'Yes, you can have the two chips you need at the end of the month"(!!!!) this was for a prototype that was being rushed to solve a problem. There stock level is odd to say the least! I mean I have little say in where the componets came from as we used a kitting company, so it's up to them to ensure legit parts get used.
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