These forums have been archived and are now read-only.

The new forums are live and can be found at https://forums.eveonline.com/

Out of Pod Experience

 
  • Topic is locked indefinitely.
 

Stock up on those 100W Incandescent Light Bulbs!

First post
Author
Indahmawar Fazmarai
#121 - 2012-01-05 20:39:26 UTC
Riedle wrote:
The needs for vehicles in North America and that of Europe is different hence you get different vehicles. Pretty simple really.

I like all types of vehicles and I don’t actually own a truck although I would like to someday soon as I want to get a camper.

It makes equal sense to have a truck in the centre of London than it does to take a smart car off roading. Different environment and different culture.

Why can’t we all get along?

=)


The perceived needs, you may mean. The world is filled with places tougher for vehicles than the USA are, and guess what? American vehicles are not "needed" there.

So, as I said, American don't just use vehicles for transportation. There's something psychological to them.
Darrow Hill
Vodka and Vice
#122 - 2012-01-05 20:47:36 UTC  |  Edited by: Darrow Hill
Indahmawar Fazmarai wrote:
So, as I said, American don't just use vehicles for transportation. There's something psychological to them.


Reasonable car taxes and the lack of punitive import VAT make things very different here.

Cars are status symbols to pretty much all but the most frugal Americans. The difference was immediately noticable when I moved to the UK back in '04.

The expectation of the sales team for a company car was either a 3 series or A4 with a 2 litre diesel. Mainly for the image. However, catch them driving their wives cars and you'll see them willing to pay for not much more than a 10 year old Ford Focus.

In the US, if your car is a couple model years out of date people will assume your either a student or just poor.

As a society, we are just very materialistic. :(
helpmemyspacebarisbroken
Amgen Technologies
#123 - 2012-01-05 23:50:43 UTC
You will still be able to purchase 'industrial'/commercial grade incandescent bulbs in any wattage. The up side of them being a thicker, more robust filament and thicker glass. The down size is increased cost and you probably wont be able to find them at wal-mart.

Flicker, Spectrum, Lumens, warm up time, hazardous materials, heat produced, all kinds of pro's and con's to any type of bulb. I personally find it disgusting that my government would impose something like this.



But thats okay, I solved our problem!Roll
Riedle
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#124 - 2012-01-06 00:37:53 UTC
Indahmawar Fazmarai wrote:
Riedle wrote:
The needs for vehicles in North America and that of Europe is different hence you get different vehicles. Pretty simple really.

I like all types of vehicles and I don’t actually own a truck although I would like to someday soon as I want to get a camper.

It makes equal sense to have a truck in the centre of London than it does to take a smart car off roading. Different environment and different culture.

Why can’t we all get along?

=)


The perceived needs, you may mean. The world is filled with places tougher for vehicles than the USA are, and guess what? American vehicles are not "needed" there.

So, as I said, American don't just use vehicles for transportation. There's something psychological to them.


Speaking of psychological - just what level of self-involved narcisism is required to be able to declare what millions of people's needs are with a wave of your hand? I'm actually curious. And to keep your batting average at .000 I am from Canada. Perhaps you will now regale me with what you declare my needs to be as well?
Surfin's PlunderBunny
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#125 - 2012-01-06 01:05:47 UTC
Riedle wrote:
Indahmawar Fazmarai wrote:
Riedle wrote:
The needs for vehicles in North America and that of Europe is different hence you get different vehicles. Pretty simple really.

I like all types of vehicles and I don’t actually own a truck although I would like to someday soon as I want to get a camper.

It makes equal sense to have a truck in the centre of London than it does to take a smart car off roading. Different environment and different culture.

Why can’t we all get along?

=)


The perceived needs, you may mean. The world is filled with places tougher for vehicles than the USA are, and guess what? American vehicles are not "needed" there.

So, as I said, American don't just use vehicles for transportation. There's something psychological to them.


Speaking of psychological - just what level of self-involved narcisism is required to be able to declare what millions of people's needs are with a wave of your hand? I'm actually curious. And to keep your batting average at .000 I am from Canada. Perhaps you will now regale me with what you declare my needs to be as well?


A big coat for winter!

"Little ginger moron" ~David Hasselhoff 

Want to see what Surf is training or how little isk Surf has?  http://eveboard.com/pilot/Surfin%27s_PlunderBunny

CCP Navigator
C C P
C C P Alliance
#126 - 2012-01-06 08:10:39 UTC
Politics and religion may not be discussed on the forums.

Locked.