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probably_normal  ·  1825 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Where are you?

Ukraine is not war torn, what you see on the news is greatly exaggerated. War is more than 700km away from Kyiv and if you don't read the news you can hardly tell there is a conflict going on in the country. Life just goes on as usual.

And, I can eat in good restaurants for the whole week for the price of one meal in an average restaurant in São Paulo.

Not to mention that every time I put my foot on the street, I am attacked by a hoard of Super Models. Seriously, women here are ridiculously good looking.

probably_normal  ·  1825 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What is your favorite (or most looked forward to) movie of 2015?

Ex-Machina is my favorite so far.

But I have to say, Fury Road was a close contender.

Worst was probably Chappie, what a piece of crap.

probably_normal  ·  1825 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Nissan, Toyota, Honda Team to Build Fuel-Cell Infrastructure in Japan

For many years I have been following the developments of fuel cell and battery technology to see who would win.

To me, batteries clearly won.

I don't see the point in these manufactures investing in fuel cell infrastructure.

probably_normal  ·  1826 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who drives a stick shift?

Disclaimer, I am not from the US. I am Brazilian, but now live in Europe.

All the cars I had throughout my life (for the past 12 years) have been manual. I don't ever see myself buying a car without 3 pedals as long as manufactures keep making them.

I know now-a-days manuals are slower, less economical (new high end cars, at least) and less practical. But the feeling of executing a perfect heel and toe downshift is just awesome!

This year I got a new BMW M135i with a manual. The owner of the dealership made a point to meet me, as he was impressed by my choice of car. Not only it was a manual, but also orange. He says 99% of cars he sells are black, gray or white. And last year, out of 1500 cars sold, less than 5 were manual.

probably_normal  ·  1826 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Where are you?

Until 2014, I have lived all my life in Brasília, Brazil. Now I live in Kyiv, Ukraine. Despite the crisis, day to day life here has not been too much affected. I am loving here, it has the perfect size, where it offers a lof of good services, but it is not so big to be too chaotic. Not to mention that const of living is absurdly cheap.