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RE: Audi TDI
The TDIs are very nifty engines - torque on the 110hp 1.9 I drove in a
Passat was amazing. Too bad the average American doesn't "get it".
Probably scared by the Detroit diesels of some years back.
I know what those NIXIE displays are now. Used to play with them in
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>From: email@example.com [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Thursday, November 21, 1996 11:33 AM
>Subject: RE: Audi TDI
>> I hadn't heard about a 2.5 TDI - how much power and torque does it
>> deliver (and where)?
>... don't happen to have the specs, but I did overhear someone saying that
>Audi has postponed the introduction of the diesels in the US and is not
>taking orders due to a lack of interest here.
>> Also, what are NIXIE displays?
>OH ... I KNOW ... I KNOW! ... let's see if I can be the first to reply :)
>Nixie (R) displays are neon gas-discharge displays that were used for
>digital/alphanumeric displays up until the advent of the LED. There
>were 10 electrodes in the display shaped like the digits 0-9 ... by
>applying a voltage to the proper electrode you would get a numeric
>display. The thing that was really cool about them was that you got
>very nicely formed digits ... the downsides were related to the fact
>that the different electrodes were stacked in such a way that the
>electrodes in the back were partially occluded by the ones in front,
>and as the digits were changed the values would move toward and away
>from the viewer. They made a lot of sense in the vacuum tube logic
>days, but didn't fit in well with the lower voltages of semiconductor
>I've probably still got some lying around somewhere if you want to
>see one ...
>San Jose, CA (USA)