通知
Card image cap

頑皮龍D12 Suzuki Carry 遙控車用真車漆噴、車牌、行車證、違泊告票唔少得!(開啟CC字幕)|拍車男
4天前

購物車

訂單備註
訂單摘要
折扣: $0.00
運費: $0.00
總價: $0.00
優惠碼

Ah, the internet. While it’s a great means for sharing knowledge, it’s unfortunately just as great a platform to share ignorance. Few places is that more obvious than on Quora.

Intended as a place for experts to share their specific knowledge with the internet’s question-askers, the site is full of answers from people whose expertise is, at best, questionable. So Donut Media has taken a few minutes to highlight some of wildest stuff on the site.

The video has a few themes running through it. The first being, if you want a good answer, you need to ask a good question. Questions like “How long does it take to replace a head gasket?” are reasonable as an idle thought, but are less useful when that’s all the information provided.

Read Also: Skoda Developed An App To Diagnose Car Problems By Their Sound

One person highlights how unhelpful the question is by responding “I can replace a head gasket on a lawnmower engine in 15 minutes.” Context matters a whole lot.

Other questions, though vague, are done a disservice by the people answering them. For example, the question of how to haggle at a dealership returns a protracted ramble about how dealers set prices and how you shouldn’t insult them by negotiating that feels like it was written by someone who works at a dealership. And that’s because it was.

Others who answer are just mean, spending more time insulting the person who asked the question in the first place than actually answering it. Others still provide plainly bad advice.

Although most of the questions were answered by people whose expertise was based on shaky, unofficial qualifications, even those with impressive qualifications were capable of bad advice. One answerer with a Ph.D. in physics, for instance, suggested that no one outside of a garage had the strength or the tools to swap a tire.

The selection of bad posts is actually a useful roundup on how information gets mishandled. From people asking bad questions, to people arguing against each other, to others engaging in strawman fallacies, conflicts of interest, and false appeals to authority, these examples show how bad information proliferates on the internet.


Sacrilege is one of the first words that come to mind after digesting the title, and we don’t blame you as, despite the 412 not being one of the most loved Ferraris, such a conversion still looks undeserving of something wearing the Prancing Horse.

Thankfully, this is the only out there and (unsurprisingly) it does not owe its mods to Ferrari. It started life as a regular 412, and spent many years as a 2+2 GT, until it starred in the ‘Ultimate Wheels’ show (Season 1, Episode 1) on History Channel, where it was turned into the oddity that it is today.

Read Also: Ferrari GTC4Lusso Turned Into A Modern-Day 412 By Ares Design

The show’s hosts, Will and Elo, modified the body, ditched the rear seats and added an open bed with wood paneling at the back, as well as a parcel shelf behind the front seats. The 4.9-liter V12 was also removed and replaced by a 5.7-liter small-block Chevy V8 that’s mated to the original GM three-speed automatic transmission.

Save for a modern CD-player and a four-spoke steering wheel, the interior remains untouched, combining a beige upholstery with black elements and black carpet. The odometer reads 38,207 miles (61,488 km), though the vendor did not say whether these are the overall miles or the ones recorded with the bowtie brand’s engine under the hood.

Speaking of the vendor, Bonhams has it listed for its MPH March Auction, which is scheduled for March 20. The car is offered at no reserve and is estimated to fetch between £15,000 and £20,000 (~$20,500-$27,300) and that makes it quite a steal, as normal 412s have started changing hands for nearly $100,000.

PHOTO GALLERY
more photos...

Nissan said it will cut down production of the Note this month as a response to a shortage of semiconductors, following Honda’s announcement that its output in Japan will also be affected.

The global shortage of semiconductors is, according to Reuters, caused by consumer demand bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic, causing manufacturing delays for carmakers and consumer electronics makers.

Read Also: Nissan Will Further Reduce Its Footprint In Europe As It Reverses Ghosn’s Expansion Plan

Nissan will reduce its production output for the Note at their Oppama factory in Japan, but didn’t go into further details. Nikkei reported that the Japanese carmaker is dropping the output of the Note to around 5,000 examples for January, down from the originally planned 15,000.

Volkswagen has also said last month that they are going to adjust their production outputs at factories in China, North America and Europe due to the shortage of chips.

Some carmakers could even see their production outputs reduced by 10 to 20 percent a week from February, if fear over shortages is realized, company insiders told Financial Times.

“The problem is that we are lower down the chain than companies like Apple and HP,” said one executive. “The auto sector doesn’t pay as much for its semiconductors.”

Honda has also begun “seeing some impact in the parts supply”, according to a company spokesman, adding that they are examining different adjustments for the production of each of their models. While Honda’s chip inventory is secured until February, the carmaker will cut its production output by around 4,000 units this month, with the majority of it affecting the Fit subcompact built in Suzuka.