Throwback Thursday

My friend and pharmacist Ben has taught me that one should never break pills in half that are not scored. That is especially true for pills that are an extended release formulation because breaking the pill breaks the structure that allows the medicine to be released over time.

Pneumonia has been ruled out for me (clear chest X-Ray), but even though I think I am improving I am still far below healthy. This has been a most nasty bug.

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This CNBC article is titled, “Some advertisers are quitting Facebook, chiding the company’s ‘despicable business model.’” David Hansson, a prominent programmer with over 300,000 Twitter followers and founder of software company Basecamp, said, “Facebook has a frankly despicable business model that’s predicated on violating people’s privacy and running an ad monopoly. I think more people and more businesses should vote with their presence, vote with their ad dollars and consider what they want more of in this world. Our conclusion was we would like less Facebook.”

I believe that intelligence agencies of 50 years ago would have literally killed for the information that people now willingly provide on Facebook and other similar platforms. Facebook is a criminal organization, period. #FacebookFree #DeleteFacebook #FackFucebook

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From momentcar.com a picture of a Rolls-Royce Camargue, which was manufactured from 1975 to 1986. After going bankrupt in 1970 due to problems with an airplane engine contract, which led to nationalization of the Rolls-Royce airplane engine company, a new company (Rolls-Royce Motors Ltd) was formed to focus on building cars.

That company decided, in large part because they were forbidden by government regulations of raising the price of their existing models (the Corniche and Silver Shadow) by more than 10 percent, to introduce a new model. The Camargue was that new model and featured styling by the legendary Pininfarina. The price at introduction was over £29,000, almost £10,000 more than the Corniche and almost twice the price of the Silver Shadow. At 1975 exchange rates that would have been about $70,000. Of course for that money you were getting an automatic transmission built by General Motors!

The over 5,000 pound car (in weight, not currency) was powered by a 6.75 liter/412 cubic-inch V-8 rated at 247 HP/398 LB-FT of torque. The Camargue was a very limited production automobile with just 531 made in total.

Today, of course, Rolls-Royce is just a division of BMW. Whether it’s because of that or for other reasons, I don’t think the cars have the same status they had in the past, like when the Camargue was being built. What do you think?

 

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2 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday

    1. Thank you, John. Vickers, the last British company to own Rolls-Royce, “sold” the company to BMW in 1998 only to have VW acquire the rights in an auction. The two German companies later agreed to divvy up Bentley—-going to VW—-and Rolls-Royce going to BMW. All of the Rolls “history” belongs to VW, though.

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