In his blog, General Motor’s vice chairman Bob Lutz has clarified his earlier comments about global warming being "a crock of s***." The outspoken GM leader, who has been a major force behind the development of the Chevy Volt, told a closed-door gathering of reporters a few weeks ago that “global warming is a total crock of s***,” according to D Magazine. Lutz’s recent blog entry doesn’t try to dispel those earlier reports. In an entry titled “Talk About a Crock…,” Lutz argues that his opinions on global warming don’t matter. What does matter, he says, is that “General Motors is dedicated to the removal of cars and trucks from the environmental equation, period.” D Magazine said that Lutz told the reporters “I’m motivated more by the desire to replace imported oil than by the CO2 (agument).” Lutz’s blog also appears to express surprise at the “people who have been spewing virtual vitriol in my direction.”
Eric Doster of iFixit talks about the most surprising aspect of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 teardown. In a presentation at Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest, iFixit gave the Surface Pro 3 a score of one (out of a possible 10) for repairability.
Time was when a talented driver with a manual transmission could beat any car with an automatic transmission in a straight-line race. No more, though. In tests at GM’s Milford Proving Grounds near Detroit, the 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 equipped with an automatic has turned 0-60 mph times of 2.95 seconds, making it about a quarter of a second faster than the same vehicle with a manual trans.
If there’s a microcontroller-based Web server in your future, then you’ll want to take note of an upcoming Design News Continuing Education Center class, "How to Build An Embedded Web Server: An Embedded TCP/IP Tutorial.”
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