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MANHART MH8 800 Is The Most Powerful BMW Ever - Boss Hunting
Introducing the MANHART MH8 800 - a car capable of generating 823 horsepower, effectively making it the most powerful BMW ever.
The BMW M8 Competition has just been given quite an upgrade to become the MANHART MH8 800 – a car capable of generating 823 horsepower, making it the most powerful BMW ever. The M8 stock power output already sits at an impressive 625 horsepower with 750 Nm of torque. But thanks to some not-so-minor tweaks of its 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, MANHART were able to achieve this eyebrow raising 823 horsepower with 1,050 Nm of torque. Effectively, this modified BMW M8 Competition can rocket from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.6 seconds. A major achievement considering the “noticeable reduction” from its original 3.2 seconds; not to mention the M8 is a four-seater. For reference, the Bugatti Chiron accomplishes the 0 to 100 km/h dash in 2.4 seconds – that’s only 0.2 seconds of difference. Other additional features include: … the stainless steel rear silencer with a remote valve, which ends in four 100-mm tailpipes, optionally with carbon or ceramic-coated look. Rounding off the exhaust package are without TÜV approval only for export the OPF-delete replacement pipe, made of stainless steel and set of race downpipes, without catalytic converters. The MANHART Emulator Control Module (ECM) valve control and the MANHART ECM Deleter are available to match the exhaust hardware. Furthermore, the transmission has been upgraded in order to withstand the power increase, a new set of springs has been integrated to adjust the height by 30mm, and you will have definitely noticed the mean front and rear spoiler lip with carbon fibre diffuser inserts. All in all, this is one hell of a custom job. The MANHART MH8 800 will set you back approximately US$163,950 – US$146.000 for the standard BMW M8 Competition alone, and another US$17,950 for the tuning costs. Find out more over at manhart-performance.de.
6 Personal Finance Tips To Consider In A Pandemic - Boss Hunting
We sat down with award-winning financial adviser and Pivot Wealth's Head of Advice, Ray Jaramis, for five pieces of actionable personal finance advice.
Without using the ‘u’ word – because God knows we’ve all heard it enough – we’re certainly living through a generation-defining event. If money and personal finance wasn’t on your mind before, it certainly should be now. Which is why we thought it was high time to solicit some expert advice. We sat down with award-winning financial adviser and Pivot Wealth‘s Head of Advice, Ray Jaramis, for six pieces of clear and actionable personal finance advice at a time where clarity is in short supply. Don’t panic sell your investments (or get caught up trying to anticipate the next event) First and foremost, you shouldn’t sell your investments for cash. Investing is one of those things where you only realise a loss or gain when you sell. If your investments are down and you sell you dont get to participate when things go back up. There are countless stories of investors selling in the panic of the global financial crisis (GFC) and having never recovered since. On a related note, dont try to be too clever either. Whether or not the world is in a pandemic or its simply another one of those mundane weeks that we won’t remember years from now, one thing is for sure we simply dont know what markets will do in the short term. I don’t care who you are. Keep the big picture in mind There are a lot of unique aspects to this crisis, at least with how it compares to the GFC and the Internet bubble burst before it. Unlike crises of the past, we actually imposed these economic breaks ourselves rather than having it happen for us. What this implies is with a bit of good fortune – on the other side of the pandemic – we should be able to get back to business much faster than we have in the past. Economically speaking. It must be said once again that in the short term, there’s never a way of truly understanding the depth or extent of the impact. But the indicators are certainly unique, which bodes well for cautious optimism. Don’t discount this as a “write-off” year The idea of writing off the year doesnt sit well with me at all. And by that I mean you should stick to your financial goals as much a practical or possible. Things might not be going to plan right now – but all that means is its time to change the plan. Resilience is a virtue and in any change comes a level of discomfort. Evolution teaches us this is what leads to growth and prosperity. This is an opportunity to shape up your personal finance Think about consolidating debts, reining in the spending, and squaring away contingency plans, i.e. income protection, injury & illness insurance, life insurance, etc. COVID-19 or not, one of the unintended benefits of a global shock to the system is how we as individuals tend to become more introspective (plus the pub isnt there to distract you anymore). Take a look at where you sit financially theres almost always an opportunity to sharpen things up. If you have loved ones around you, then you probably want to make sure youve considered how they will be protected if you’re no longer able to work anymore or worse. Clearly I’m biased here but get advice – insurances are bloody complicated, and it’s easy to get lost in the details without the right guidance. If you can, work with someone who charges a fixed fee rather than earning a commission itll make you better off over the long term. RELATED: How To Achieve Financial Freedom In 5 Steps. If you have a mortgage, call the bank right now I have to put my hand up for the banks here. Yes, they haven’t exactly been portrayed in the most positive light in recent history, especially given the whole Royal Commission business. But I have to admit… I’ve been really impressed by their responsiveness. If you’ve been impacted by COVID-19 and have a mortgage, jump on the phone right now and let them know. Its not uncommon to get a six-month mortgage repayment holiday to ease the pressure. Granted, its not exactly a freebie. The bank will, of course, add back the holiday into your overall loan so you’ll still be required to pay it back eventually. Theyre simply letting you kick the can down the road for a little bit, which can be super helpful in the short term. Re-think your Big Short fantasy, it might be harder to capitalise than you think At the end of the day, were still turning the pages of the COVID-19 story and its impossible to guess where the road will end. Without a doubt, volatility creates opportunities – but I struggle to think of too many individuals I’ve personally come across in all my years who have been able to meaningfully capitalise on the vagaries of the market (in the short term). Highly resourced fund managers fail to beat the market 80% of the time over five year periods. So if you think youre up for it, fair play. Though I encourage you not to bet the house on it. Only invest what youre comfortable with losing. Then you can’t really go wrong. At times like this, its helpful to take a more long term view. Investments should inherently be long term, so we should always take a long term view. Worry about what impact COVID-19 might have on company profits in 2030. All early signs suggest it will probably be minor, in contrast to the human impact. As investors, if we liked shares a few months ago, we should like them even more today (bargain hunt). BONUS: Bite-Sized COVID-19 Tips A good personal finance plan should remind you of Ferris Bueller’s professor in high school. Fairly boring, straight to the point, and no one else should be that interested in it. Remember, boring is profitable. So here are my awesome boring tips to stay on top of things in these crazy times:
- Give yourself a break – things are pretty wild right now, so its perfectly okay to feel out of sorts. Dont be hard on yourself.
- Take a long term view day to day things can feel like a yo-yo, step back and keep a long term view on things. It tends to smooths out the bumps.
- Know your burn rate a burn rate is what start-ups call their monthly expenses. You should know yours. Think of it as a survival number.
- Know your personal runway a runway is also borrowed from start-up land. This is the total bank balance divided by burn rate, e.g. $5,000 per month spending, $60,000 in the bank = 12-month runway. Start-ups keep this number in mind to know how long they have to go before it gets tricky. I recommend to my clients all the time – define a comfortable runway and keep this money in cash to one side.
- Understand what you own, take stock of your assets take a look at the investment material out there talking about passive vs. active investments. Understand where you sit here and jump on the phone if you have questions.
- Beware of the 24-hour news cycle oh man, my wife and I have pretty much stopped watching the TV now thanks to the 24/7 news cycle. It feels like each station is stretching fives hours of content over each hour of every day. It can really drain you.
- Focus on what you can control because focusing on anything else makes no sense. Get your financial house in order, make sure your products and investments are tight. Ask questions where you dont understand and whatever you do… dont listen to those shock jocks. They don’t know their ass from their mouth, much less anything financial.
'Call Of Duty: Warzone' Could Receive 13 New Game Modes - Boss Hunting
The Call of Duty: Warzone game modes have been changing up since day one. But a recent update revealed the potential of 13 new game modes.
Ask anyone and they’ll tell you the exact same thing – the Call of Duty: Warzone game modes have been changing up since day one. We started with trios, later introduced quads, tested out duos, before reverting back to both trios and quads. There was that brief – and wildly popular – foray into ‘Shotguns & Snipers’; and for the past few weekends, it even allowed Warzone-only players who don’t own Modern Warfare to sample the regular multiplayer. But the recent update patch revealed some interesting details about the future of Warzone as a game. Eagle-eyed data miners sifted lines of code to discover a total of thirteen new game modes. All of which we may actually get a chance to experience in the coming weeks. More #Warzone playlists are coming. Duos One Shot and Stimulus Solos, Duos, Trios, and Quads Bottom Line#CallofDuty#CodWarzone#CallofDutyModernWarfarepic.twitter.com/9r9MAaOSDM — ModernWarzone (@ModernWarzone) April 30, 2020 These new game modes entail everything from variations of the regular ‘Battle Royale’ mode millions have been enjoying thus far, a realism mode without any HUD, to a ‘One Shot’ mode. Check out the list below (courtesy of u/DougDagnabbit):
- Classic BR No cash, contracts, Gulag, loadouts, or respawns.
- Mo Gulag, Mo Problems Eliminated players go to Gulag until final 3 circles, no revival buybacks.
- BYOL ‘Bring Your Own Loadout’, so start with your own loadout?
- Non-Stop Gas is always closing in.
- PewPew High damage pistols, explosive physics.
- Run Like Hell Gas circle moves faster than running players.
- Bottom Line When a player is eliminated, they will drop back into the fight if they have enough cash on them (Gulag is disabled).
- Realism Minimal HUD.
- Infinite Gulag [No descriptive string code, but you can probably guess based on the name.]
- Most Wanted – [No descriptive string code, but you can probably guess based on the name.]
- One Shot [No descriptive string code, but you can probably guess based on the name.] – game mode also present in Call of Duty: Mobile.
- Stimulus [No descriptive string code, but you can probably guess based on the name.]
- Inflation Redeployment [No descriptive string code, but you can probably guess based on the name.]
When Apollo 13 Was Saved By The OMEGA Speedmaster - Boss Hunting
When disaster struck for Apollo 13, the OMEGA Speedmaster Professional chronograph rose to the challenge to get the crew home safely.
When the Apollo 13 mission lifted off on April 11th, 1970, nobody on board, nor on the ground, could ever have anticipated the near-disaster that lay ahead. The crew, commanded by veteran astronaut James Lovell, were destined for the moon. This was to be the third-ever human lunar landing and the next successful chapter of the Apollo project. Together with Command Module Pilot Jack Swigert and Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise, the three astronauts were each equipped with Apollo 13 OMEGA Speedmaster Professional chronographs part of NASAs official kit for all manned missions since 1965. Jim Lovell and his OMEGA SpeedmasterCourtesy of NASA As became standard practice during the space race, the timepieces had been issued to astronauts as a vital piece of mission equipment. As described by James Ragan, the NASA engineer who first tested and qualified the OMEGA Speedmaster in 1964, the watches were a critical backup. “If the astronauts ever lost the capability of talking to the ground, or the capability of their digital timers, the only thing they would have to rely on would be the watches on their wrists. It needed to be there for them if they had a problem. Infamously, things became catastrophic for Apollo 13 just two days after launching from Cape Canaveral. When an oxygen tank exploded on board, it crippled the Service Module and threw a spanner in the works no one saw coming. The expedition to the moon was promptly abandoned and the mission objectives were hastily rewritten – just get the crew home, and get them home safely. Houston devised a rescue strategy that essentially moved the astronauts to into the Lunar Module. This craft, however, was not built to support so many people for such a long time. Therefore, to conserve energy, the crew shut down nearly all power – rendering their digital timers obsolete, and leaving the astronauts at the mercy of dark and freezing conditions. The damaged Service Module detaching from the Lunar Module.Courtesy of NASA Things went from bad to worse for Lovell and the team over the next several days, and NASA worked around the clock to counter every little hurdle that was thrown their way. But after hundreds of calculations both in space and on the ground, it was at the final hurdle when the precision that Ragan admired in OMEGA’s Speedmasters was called for. Because the mission had drifted off course by roughly 60 to 80 nautical miles, it meant that the module would re-enter Earths atmosphere at the wrong angle, bouncing back into space with no chance of recovery. Literally the worst-case scenario. Therefore, to manually readjust the course of the craft, an exact 14-second burn of fuel was required. There was simply no room for error. Without their digital timers, Swigert instead used his Apollo 13 OMEGA Speedmaster to time the burn, while Lovell guided the craft using the Earths horizon as his guide. As Mission Commander James Lovell would later put it, We used the watch that Jack had on his wrist and I had to control the spacecraft. Jack timed the burn on the engine to make that correction to get us back home safely. To huge relief, the unique manoeuvre worked perfectly, and finally, on April 17th, 142 hours and 54 minutes after launch, Apollo 13 splashed down safely in the South Pacific Ocean. The watch had played its part and performed exactly as intended. Courtesy of NASA Later that year, on October 5th, 1970, OMEGA was presented with NASAs ‘Silver Snoopy Award‘ a mark of gratitude for its contributions to the success of human space flight missions. When this prestigious award was first created, Snoopy was chosen as NASAs unofficial mascot because he kept things light in serious situations – he became their proverbial ‘watchdog’. 50 years on, the sterling silver lapel pin is a prized reminder of OMEGAs history in space exploration – specifically the silent role it played in the successful failure of Apollo 13. RELATED: The Incredible History Of OMEGA RELATED:10 Awesome Apollo 11 Moon Landing Facts You Didnt Know About RELATED:OMEGA Releases A Limited Edition ‘No Time To Die’ James Bond Set
Everything You Need To Know About Riot Games' 'Valorant' - Boss Hunting
Introducing Riot Games' new FPS release: Valorant. A game already positioned to take the esports crown from Fortnite, Call of Duty, Counter-Stike, and more.
Call of Duty: Warzonehas undoubtedly made some noise in these past few weeks, with COVID-19 induced lockdown playing no small part. But there’s another free-to-play first person shooter that has just debuted. Even more intriguing is what it’s achieving despite only being in a limited closed beta. Yet by every indication – it looks as though it’s already positioned to take the esports crown from major incumbents like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Fortnite, and yes, even Call of Duty. The game in question is Valorant, and here’s what you need to know. From free-to-play titans, Riot Games, Valorant has already been generating considerable viewership numbers in the first twenty-four hours of being live – which I’ll remind you again, is still only available in a strictly limited beta. We’re talking over one million concurrent viewers on Twitch consistently, with just a touch under four million total concurrent viewers. For perspective, one of Twitch’s highest concurrent total viewership count across the entire platform previous to this was around 3.99 million. Valorant is undoubtedly the present day rage for shooter fans. Borrowing mechanics from titles such as CSGO, Rainbow Six: Siege, and Overwatch – complete with a highly-stylised and polished presentation – Riot clearly has a winner on its hands. At least based on what we’ve seen so far. The game pits two teams of five against one another with one teams objective being to plant a bomb “spike” to win. If it sounds at all familiar, thats because it’s almost identical to CSGOs Bomb Defusal mode. An exception to this is the start of round timer wherein teams can purchase equipment, strategise, and set up their defences – similar to Overwatch and Rainbow Six. However, where the core gameplay does depart from CSGO is the introduction of heroes agents and their distinct abilities. While several of these abilities are proxies for equipment such as flash and smoke grenades, other agents abilities act similarly to surveillance items, like the cameras and drones in Rainbow Six. Regardless of all these borrowed elements, none of them seem to clash particularly nor rubbed anyone the wrong way, as Riot has been very transparent about Valorant’s design philosophy – fairness and competition. The closed beta is out right now with tens of thousands of accounts currently white-listed, even more expected to obtain access due to the growing viewership of Valorant streams. Many household names have jumped onto the hype train such as Shroud, Summit1g, Tfue, and Mendo. And though the feedback this far has been overwhelmingly positive, some personalities such as DrDisrespect have choice words for the title, i.e. snooze fest to watch. At this stage, there are only a few obstacles standing in the way of greater potential growth. By the looks of things, it may suffer from similar problem as Overwatch, with visual clutter being cited as a key issue making it a “challenging” spectating experience at times. However, from a gameplay and user experience standpoint, it seems to have captivated current and retired pros from a plethora of FPS titles, many even abandoning their established career staple games to garner an early-footing in the scene – so that’s always a promising sign. It’s also worth noting at this stage that Riot has yet to reveal any official plans on a franchised league, tournaments, or any first party support similar to the existing LCS, ESL, OWL, and CDL formats. From the time of this article’s publishing, the closed beta is only accessible in Northern American (NA) and European (EU) regions; the recent COVID-19 outbreak having a logistical impact on Riots ability to extend elsewhere with dedicated servers. For those of us in the Oceanic (OCE) region, it looks like we may have to wait until later this year to get our hands on it. Valorant is scheduled to launch completely as a free-to-play during NA summer. Find out more over at playvalorant.com.