Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The Nissan GT-R was developed with a new understanding and appreciation of the Earth’s natural forces – gravity, inertial force and aerodynamics – and translates those forces into a completely new design, maximizing tire grip and airflow.
Basic vehicle dynamics and integration with the driver have also been examined, resulting in new componentry and creating a Human-Machine Interface (HMI) never seen before in the marketplace. All of these theories have been integrated to balance “speed and efficiency,” “high-output with environmental consideration” and “high performance and safety.”
Taking these factors into account, Nissan created the all-new Nissan GT-R, which offers advanced high performance for secure and enjoyable driving by minimizing the effects of climatic, road condition or driving technique limitations. The Nissan GT-R offers ultimate performance for virtually every driving situation – whether it be the Nurburgring circuit, to snow, rain or urban areas – all manageable by the GT-R driver through advanced technology and driving dynamics.
Packaging and Driveline Suited for a Supercar
The all-new Nissan GT-R uses a Premium Midship package, an all-new, more advanced version Front Midship (FM) package utilized on other Nissan vehicles. This new package enables the use of the world’s first application of an independent transaxle 4WD system. The transaxle’s layout places the dual-clutch transmission, transfer case and final drive at the rear of the vehicle (instead of the usual front location), which enables vehicle weight to be evenly distributed throughout the car. This gives the Nissan GT-R a superb front-to-rear weight balance, while enhancing leg and foot space and allowing for an optimal pedal layout.
Under the hood, the Nissan GT-R features an all-new 3.8-litre twin turbo V6 “VR38” engine, featuring plasma-sprayed bores and a special twin-turbo exhaust manifold system. A secondary air management system enables the newly designed powerplant to provide approximately 40kg/m of torque during ordinary low-rev driving, which gives an optimum air-fuel ratio for around-town efficiency and helps the Nissan GT-R meet ultra-low emission vehicle (U-LEV) standards in Japan.
The Nissan GT-R’s new engine produces 480PS (353kW) at 6400rpm and maximum torque of 60kgm (588Nm) from 3200 to 5200rpm. Putting the power to the ground is an all-new GR6-type dual clutch transmission, with paddle shifting and a Borg Warner six-plate dual clutch for direct control.
Suspension duties are handled through a special Bilstein DampTronic*1 system, which utilizes all pertinent vehicle information to provide appropriate damping forces for all situations and helps maintain a high level of control for straight-line driving, cornering, and braking.
Braking is essential for a daily-driven supercar and the GT-R features large Brembo full-floating drilled rotors, low steel high stiffness brake pads and Brembo mono block six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers, which in combination minimize fade and provide stable braking. Run-flat tires, exclusively designed for use on the Nissan GT-R, balance high grip and all-weather capabilities and a comfortable ride in all driving situations. The tires are designed to maintain structure for 80km of travel at 80 km/h, while still providing an acceptable level of performance.
High-Performance Safety and Environmental Technologies
The Nissan GT-R offers a long list of safety and environmental features, including, for enhanced visibility inside and out of the vehicle, high-mounted LED stoplamps, bright LED rear combination taillights, “super wide beam” headlights, heated door mirrors and flat-blade wipers.
Standard safety equipment includes a pop-up engine hood system for enhanced pedestrian safety, driver and front passenger SRS Air Bag System, ELR front seat belts with tension reducer, front seat belts with load limiter, and three-point ELR rear seat belts. Driver and front passenger SRS Side Air Bag System and SRS Curtain Air Bag System are offered as options.
Environmental technologies include extensive work to create an U-LEV certification in Japan for the 3.8-liter twin turbo engine and reduced levels of volatile organic compound for materials used in the car.
Functional Design – High Performance Aerodynamics and Style
The Nissan GT-R’s styling follows the function over form theory. Every styling aspect, from the overall design to the smallest details, is created to maximize the vehicle’s driving experience – as well as suggesting GT-R’s “supercar” level of performance. Utilizing advanced aerodynamics, the Nissan GT-R’s aggressive styling evokes the lines of a well-trained athlete, combining strong character lines with smooth and solid areas.
The all-new GT-R’s body is created with a combination of steel, carbon fiber and aluminum, providing a unique combination of stiffness and lightness. The Nissan GT-R features a low coefficient of drag of 0.27, with high front and rear downforce, which provides the GT-R with enhanced grip in all weather situations, while also enhancing fuel efficiency.
The front fenders express power and stability, while the “aero-blades” on the fenders’ leading edges provide optimum airflow around the tires and along the body. The scoop in the fenders’ trailing edges assists in providing front downforce and optimization of side airflow. The aggressive front end, with a large hood budge and single air intake, provides a sophisticated style as well as undisturbed airflow for power and cooling. New “super wide beam” headlights feature three additional sub-reflectors (compared to conventional lights) to give a wider spread to the illumination area.
The Nissan GT-R’s large, four-passenger cabin features a sloping “aero blade canopy” roofline and curved C-pillar “sword edge,” which expresses the distinctive GT-R identity, as well as facilitating air flow around the rear of the vehicle. The GT-R’s hallmark four-ring taillights, efficient rear spoiler and large, integrated f120 exhaust tips, provides the signature rear view of the GT-R, as well as optimizing airflow along the top and under the vehicle.
The high level of advanced technology is evident even in the Nissan GT-R’s paint – which utilizes a “double clear coat” and “anti-chipping” process. The Nissan GT-R features Ultimate Silver as a special new color, which is painstakingly hand-polished by craftsman.
An Interior Suitable for Daily Driving or Supercar Duties
Key to the Nissan GT-R’s usability as a both daily driver and a high-performance supercar is its interior, which is designed to balance functionality, a sense of ease, and comfort.
Sculpted performance bucket seats give the driver and passenger a comfortable driving experience, and soft pads are utilized on the dash in front of the passenger and doors to give an extra level of comfort and safety.
The instrument panel surrounds the driver, with all meters and multi-function meter at a uniform height to minimize the driver’s head movement when traveling at high speeds. A large center-mounted tachometer, with gear display on its upper right, as well as the easy-to-read graphics of the display, gives the driver instant detailed information, essential for the performance nature of the GT-R.
Functional style is also evident in the Nissan GT-R – each meter features a dial plate design that evokes the idea of engaged gears, as well as a three-dimensional metal-like ring, suggesting the multi-dimensional performance of the GT-R. A large, metallic-framed center console features the ergonomically designed shift lever and a red “engine start” button.
Adjustability is central to the daily-driver nature of the Nissan GT-R, with a special “set-up switch” located in the center of the instrument panel. This switch enables the driver to adjust transmission shifts, shock absorbers and the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC-R) in three settings – Normal, Comfort or R, the high-performance setting designed for the Nissan GT-R “supercar” application.
A high-speed, high-capacity CARWINGS (Japan market) navigation system, with a powerful 30GB hard disk drive, features an easy-to-use touch pad, as well as traditional navigation switches. The screen interface features not only the navigation system, but also an enriched entertainment system with a Music Box hard drive, DVD and CD player, and Bluetooth® *2 audio function.
For special use in the GT-R application, the multi-function meter also includes mechanical and driving information for safe high performance driving, including acceleration opening, brake pedal pressure, and steering angle. It also includes an “optimal gearshift map,” to emphasize economical vehicle operation.
A specially designed BOSE sound system includes two forward-facing woofers in the rear center armrest area combined with traditional door speakers. All speakers are mounted in rigid aluminum die cast panels, which combined with the design of the system itself, provide sound quality suitable for a super car.
In some locations price will be up to $129, 000 for the new Nissan GT-R
or between £45,000 to £50,000
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Well the video on the other hand is an enlightening insight on the facts of the Federal Reserve Bank system in the United States... Whereby how banks are able to start with nothing and generate money(print money) through the publics loans, purchases with interest and owing in a form of a never ending dept... To pay the dept will mean the whole country would have to return the money.... with interest
Zeitgeist Part 1 of 5
Zeitgeist Part 2 of 5
Zeitgeist Part 3 of 5
Zeitgeist Part 4 of 5
Zeitgeist Part 5 of 5
PS.... Thanks to: Adam, Sandy Boy, Joko, Freddy, Sunil, Vag-Nessa, Yara, Daisuke, Navin, Arvin, Merv, Hamoodie doodie, Lusana and Adibababa
The followup to the original film by: Peter Joseph w/ focus on money, corruption, scandals & Jacque Fresco / The Venus Project.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
- Did you know that there are 206 bones in the adult human body and there are 300 in children (as they grow some of the bones fuse together).
- 5 years ago: The first successful cloning of human embryo.
- Most people blink about 17,000 times a day.
- The human eye blinks an average of 4,200,000 times a year.
- It takes approximately 12 hours for food to entirely digest.
- 40 to 50 percent of body heat can be lost through the head as a result of its extensive circulatory network.
- In your lifetime, you'll shed over 40 pounds of skin.
- 15 million blood cells are produced and destroyed in the human body every second.
- Every minute, 30-40,000 dead skin cells fall from your body.
- The brain uses more than 25% of the oxygen used by the human body.
- If your mouth was completely dry, you would not be able to distinguish the taste of anything.
- Only humans sleep on their backs.
- Everyone's tongue print is different.
- The average person has 100,000 hairs on his/her head. Each hair grows about 5 inches (12.7 cm) every year.
- A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h!
- Hummingbirds can't walk.
- Despite the hump, a camel’s spine is straight.
- Cheetah's can accelerate from 0 to 70 km/h in 3 seconds.
- A cockroach can live for several weeks without its head.
- Ants do not sleep.
- Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over 1 million descendent's.
- An Astronaut can be up to 2 inches taller returning from space. The cartilage disks in the spine expand in the absence of gravity.
- The cosmos contains approximately 50,000,000,000 galaxies.
- There are between 100,000,000,000 and 1,000,000,000,000 stars in a normal galaxy.
- The hottest planet in the solar system is Venus, with an estimated surface temperature of 864 F (462 C).
- Sound travels about 4 times faster in water than in air.
- On average, Elephants sleep for about 2 hours per day.
- Lobsters have blue blood.
- Shark's teeth are literally as hard as steel.
- A mosquito has 47 teeth.
- The only letter not appearing on the Periodic Table is the letter “J”.
- October 10 is National Metric Day.
- Ten minutes of one hurricane contains enough energy to match the nuclear stockpiles of the world.
- A stroke of lightning discharges from 10 to 100 million volts & 30,000 amperes of electricity.
- A bolt of lightning is about 54,000°F (30,000°C); six times hotter than the Sun.
- The temperature can be determined by counting the number of cricket chirps in fourteen seconds and adding 40
- The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache on a standard playing card.
- By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.
- The average ocean floor is 12,000 feet.
- Hawaii is moving toward Japan 4 inches every year.
- Every year in the US, 625 people are struck by lightning.
- The United States consumes 25% of all the world’s energy.
- The largest cave in the world (the Sarawak Chamber in Malaysia) is 2,300 feet (701 meters) long, 980 feet (299 meters) wide, and more than 230 feet (70 meters) high.
Monday, August 18, 2008
"Mythical" can also refer to a state of religious influence.
Some examples of mythological places are:
- Agartha - A legendary city that supposedly resides in the Earth's core.
- Annwn - The "afterworld" of Welsh mythology.
- Atlantis - The legendary (and almost archetypal) lost continent that was supposed to have sunk into the Atlantic Ocean; there are many differing opinions on what and where Atlantis was.
- Avalon - Legendary Island of Apples in the British Isles. It is believed by some to be the final resting place of King Arthur.
- Ayotha Amirtha Gangai - An instrumental river in Ayyavazhi mythology.
- Biarmaland - A mighty kingdom described in Norse sagas as lying to the north of Russia
- Camelot - Supposedly the city from which King Arthur reigned.
- City of the Caesars - A city between a mountain of gold and another of diamonds supposed to be situated in Patagonia.
- Cockaigne - In medieval mythology, it is a land of plenty where want does not exist.
- Garden of Eden - The original birthplace and home of humanity according to Abrahamic religions. The first humans were banished from it after disobeying God and it was destroyed in a Deluge.
- El Dorado - Rumored city of gold in South America.
- Hawaiki - The ancestral island of the Polynesians, particularly the Māori.
- Heaven - According to many religions, the place in which noble souls reside.
- Hell - According to many religions, the place in which evil souls reside.
- Lemuria - A supposed "lost land" that was found in either the Indian or Pacific Ocean.
- Lyonesse - A fingerlike spit of land that was many believe once branched off the southwestern coast of Cornwall in England.
- Mag Mell or Tir na nÓg - The afterworld of Irish mythology; it is similar in many respects to the Norse Valhalla.
- Mu - It is believed to be a sunken continent in the Pacific Ocean. It is often confused with Lemuria.
- Nibiru - A mythological planet described by the Babylonians.
- Phaeton - A hypothetical planet between Mars and Jupiter that was suggested by Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers. He supposed that the planet's destruction formed the Asteroid Belt. Some scientists refer to this proposed planet as Tiamat.
- Quivira and Cíbola - Two of the legendary Seven Cities of Gold supposed by Spanish conquistadors to have existed in the Americas.
- Kingdom of Saguenay - Supposedly an Algonquin Indian story of a rich city of blonde men that existed in Canada prior to the French colonization of the landmass.
- Kvenland - Land next to Sweden at the northern shores of Baltic sea, probably ancient Finland or some of its parts
- Shambhala - In Tibetan Buddhist tradition, this kingdom is hidden somewhere in the Himalayas.
- Shangri-La - A peaceful, isolated land in the Himalayas suggested by British author James Hilton.
- Terra Australis Incognita - The great unknown southern land that cartographers believed occupied most of the southern hemisphere until Captain James Cook discovered and circumnavigated Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica.
- Thule - An island that was supposed to have existed somewhere in the belt of Scandinavia, northern Great Britain, Iceland, and Greenland.
- Thuvaraiyam Pathi - In Ayyavazhi mythology, it was a sunken island some 150 miles off the south coast of India.
- Ys- A city located in Brittany, France that was supposedly built below sea level, protected by a dam, and eventually destroyed when the Devil released the water held back by the dam.
source from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mythical_place
Friday, August 15, 2008
Leo's Winamp 5 Plugin (v1.3) - Windows 95/98/2000/ME/NT/XPInstallation
- Download the plugin.
- Run LeosLyricsPlugin.exe and follow the installation instructions.
- The plugin should launch when Winamp is started.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Watch it burn right through me, Watch it illuminate
Bring it closer, closer where I can see
Closer to the point of completeness
To summit the universe Lets all embark on a psychedelic trance
Let it move you, let it guide you…
To peak the universe
To be complete
To become one Under the sun
This is where you leave the creator AND You Choose To Create
Its you’re Choice to Create
You create... While breaking every wall (the system is fucked)
You make… Weapons to kill every breathing soul (WELL Fuck you)
Gone where the days of freedom and unity
Gone now the days of purity,
As Now you praise your digital sky
Now you burry yourself down alive
Down that whole alive
This is where you leave the creator AND You Choose To Create
Its you’re Choice to Create You create...
While breaking every wall (the system is fucked)
You make… Weapons to kill every breathing soul (WELL Fuck you)
You take everything…
Maximizing our Resources…
Exploiting the Workers…while
Corrupting everyone Minds… So fuck you!
You can’t say sorry while millions die and expect it to be alright…
You expect it to be alright…
You’ll only comprehend it, When it’s too late…
When it’s all too late...
He then orders the thin man to swallow a bitter yellow drink, followed by two bananas.“Whatever you do, there are bound to be skeptics, but I can tell you my method is foolproof,” President Yahya Jammeh told an Associated Press reporter, surrounded by bodyguards in his presidential compound. “Mine is not an argument, mine is a proof. It’s a declaration. I can cure AIDS and I will.”
In a continent suffering from the world’s worst AIDS epidemic, Jammeh’s claims of a miracle cure are alarming public health workers already struggling against faith-healers dispensing herbal remedies from inside thatched huts.
The biggest concern is that the Gambian leader requires patients to cease their anti-retroviral drugs, a move that risks weakening their immune systems and making them even more prone to infection, said Dr. Antonio Filipe Jr., head of the World Health Organization in neighboring Senegal.
WHO’s Filipe was diplomatic about Jammeh’s claims, saying his organization respects the president’s point of view. But, he added: “As the World Health Organization, we would like to state quite clearly the following — No. 1: so far there is no cure for AIDS.”
pic from: Cabdace Feit / AP