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    Quote Originally Posted by frodobaggins
    that's why you use specialized software that's made to use on small touchscreens
    Is that what everyone is doing? I have a Mac PowerBook with a broken screen and wanted to put it in my car with a Xenarc attached. But If I won't be able to control iTunes etc. with my hands then it's pointless!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eventmac
    Is that what everyone is doing? I have a Mac PowerBook with a broken screen and wanted to put it in my car with a Xenarc attached. But If I won't be able to control iTunes etc. with my hands then it's pointless!

    depends on how small your fingers are and your manual dexterity
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    Quote Originally Posted by frodobaggins
    depends on how small your fingers are and your manual dexterity
    I can agree that touchscreens may be a little difficult to work with while bumping around on the road.
    But, if the application is well designed it shouldn't be too hard to poke the occasional confirmation, or to supplement most inputs with voice commands.
    It sure beats reaching over to a keyboard or using a mouse!
    A trackball would have lots of advantages in a car.

    This past week I found 3 guys where I work that have gotten the UI thing down VERY well.
    In fact, they are causing a minor uproar about what they have achieved in their spare time, compared to 75+ people that get paid to do this stuff!
    That's about all I can say for now, but hopefully you will be hearing more about it (and there will be more to say) in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eventmac
    I love your system. I too have been looking at teh Xenarc touchscreens but I'm wondering how useful touching it is going to be - bearing in mind that the res is so high and the screen is so small (7"). I don't know if I'll realistically be able to select mp3s without touching all the wrong stuff!

    Was looking to see if I can find space for a 12" screen instead... but it won't be as neat.
    The "small screen high res" problem would be solved by my co-worker's software.

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    I found the perfect location for 2 car drags, I can't wait until I get my license.. My friend and I can have some awsome fun at 1AM.
    dude - if you want to drag, go to the track where its safe. There is nothing more stupid than street racing. The track is a crapload of fun. And you get time slip printouts.

    Hey we all drive fast now and then - I've hit some monster speeds in my chipped A4, but when I want to race someone I do it in a controlled environment

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    My Site's been updated

    I've added quite a few updates to my 350Z CarPC site.
    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brrman
    dude - if you want to drag, go to the track where its safe. There is nothing more stupid than street racing. The track is a crapload of fun. And you get time slip printouts.

    Hey we all drive fast now and then - I've hit some monster speeds in my chipped A4, but when I want to race someone I do it in a controlled environment
    I'm glad someone said something. For once I am going to keep my mouth shut because I don't feel like getting kicked off the sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulpv
    persistent, aren't you
    I do plan to eventually add in a supercharger, which would put the car over 350hp.
    THEN we'll talk about performance!
    Come on now, don't cheap out, get the Twin Turbo kit

    Hahahaha,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebult
    Come on now, don't cheap out, get the Twin Turbo kit

    Hahahaha,
    Super looks like a better option: 55-60% gain
    That's 450 pure unadulterated hp from flat line to red line!

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    Updated beginning of thread with latest photos (actually, from a few months ago)...

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