I've been a christian for a very long time, finding myself sliding away, just don't find the solace in it anymore? Any thoughts? I still find myself attracted to the ideas - grace, forgiveness, love, a relationship with god, just so attractive - but just can't seem to make the bridge from it to the daily grind.
I believe VW have promised to replace everyones entire engines. I'm stupefied over how much this will cost, i've seen numbers around to 100B mark. Their market cap is somewhere near half of that. Presumably they think it's better than the brand damage otherwise. I think it's fair to assume they'll go bankrupt over this.
The direct injection makes the petrol engine sound like a clunky diesel. It's pretty crummy.
Combined with the wooden electric power steering and they're really boring cars to drive. Not to mention the gripless run-flat tyres. I used to own one - never again, all they've got going for them is the admittedly lovely styling.
Rust could be a great platform to build a new mobile OS on. Non-garbage collected so it'd be fast and efficient on low-memory ARM devices. Just like Obj-C really gave iOS a headstart on java-based Android. Doubly-so if they want to continue to target the low-spec end of the market.
I read this story a few months ago, it had a few more details then.
They tried giving them iron cookware, but they didn't like the weight. They then tried putting a random piece of iron in with their cooking, but not many kept up with doing it. That's where the idea to shape the iron like a lucky fish came from, and it seems to be working.