Daveinva
Daveinva
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I was an original starred commenter back in the Annalee and Charlie Jane days, yukking it up with all the nicest people here for over a decade, until one day, inexplicably and without warning, I was mysteriously greyed.  I never knew, and will never know, the reason why.  All my entreaties to what passes for “tech Read more

Jul 26
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What’s amazing is that such a turn would lead to protests today, but looking back, you wouldn’t want anyone else for such a (non-halal) ham turn.

Jul 26
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Yeah, I don’t know what Andrew’s smoking, the rear quarter is literally the most iconic part of the 944.  Without it, the Porsche just becomes a Dodge Daytona.
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Jul 22
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Grand Theft Auto players who needed another generic SUV to carjack.

Jul 20
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As incredible a magician as Marquez is, like all right-thinking racing fans, I desperately want someone to knock Marquez off his throne, cheering him to victory is like cheering the house in Vegas, it’s just not any fun.
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Jul 19
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Can we just stop for a moment and reflect on what a tremendous loss it was for us all to lose the perfection that was the International Harvester symbol?  THE LETTERS MADE A TRACTOR.

Jul 18
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If aircraft flying with video cameras equals spying, just wait until these members turn on their local news traffic report, boy will they be surprised.

Jul 18
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Everywhere. Everywhere they had a reputation for being unreliable pieces of crap with expensive parts.

Jul 18
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But then you’d never be able to read any of the Gawker sites ever again...

Jul 18
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I’ve never seen a business so intent on deliberately alienating its consumers as legacy Gawker media. First Kinja, then killing Deadspin, now whatever parade of horribles their unreadable ad- and slideshow-bloated websites now display. This shit in 2020 makes me long for the days of Netscape frames and Geocities flash Read more

Jul 15
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Related: for every automatic transmission that allows the driver to switch between gears, I’d much prefer to have a manual gear shifter than switches on the AT shifter or paddles behind the steering wheel. 80% of the delight of a manual transmission is that physical motion of moving a shifter nob through the gates.

Jul 15
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Look on the bright side: for only $63,000, you can finally buy a Dodge Challenger a driver can see out of.

Jul 9
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... and they seem to be the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the United States, because they are. Read more

Jul 6
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Easy way for Ford to get international credibility: OEM gun mounts for technicals.

Jul 6
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That, and a lot of people who would otherwise do foreign travel (or even domestic air travel) are just getting in their cars and trucks trying to find someplace to go.  If you can’t go to another city and enjoy their hotels, restaurants, bars, music venues, and theaters, you’re pretty much left with the great outdoors.

Jul 6
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This is a seriously important and neglected point. Somewhere along the way, OEMs lost sight of this. Read more