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EchtoGammut
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Jan 27
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I was looking through generic Chinese e-bike frame catalog, these are pretty close to existing frames you can pick up for $350. I don’t think Brose sells the CB motor to non OEMs, but swapping that for a Shimano or Bafang motor, gates belt, wheels/tires would bring you up to around $1500-2000 depending how nice you go Read more

Nov 17
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My step dad had some kind of speech synthesizer for his Heathkit computer, sadly I wasn’t allowed to touch that system and for some reason a computer built into a desk didn’t survive several moves. It wasn’t until the Adlib and later the Soundblaster 1 that I got to play any kind of sound synthesizer. I remember Read more

Nov 17
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Project Farm is always a good source for tests. I think for most of us, the hobbiest level tools are fine. I have a lot of one-time use tools in my garage. The ones that I use a lot, I try to replace with ‘nicer’ versions, although I will say I have trouble replacing a tool that isn’t broken and when it does break I Read more

Nov 4
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I was jogging on a trail the other day and I saw what I assumed must be someone on a unlocked e-bike coming towards me. As they drew closer I could see it was a guy standing on a one of those standing electric unicycle thingies. He was going well over 35mph and I think I must of scraped my jaw off the ground because Read more

Oct 29
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Based on the video, as presented, there is no way they broke the record. Whether you count the road marker or the side reflectors on the road (both known distances that can be verified by Koenigsegg’s attempt in the same location) we can easily calculate the speed at around 280mph. Finally, unless the tire deformation Read more

Oct 10
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I see these fairly often and they just don’t do anything for me. I get the desire to not be another 911, but there is something awkward and unbalanced in the cars proportions that is very noticeable in person. The center control stack of buttons (which I really like vs everything being in screen) also feel way too Read more

Aug 26
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Like the fried egged headlights, it comes from their LeMans cars. The 4 lights were implemented in order to make identifying your fellow Porsche race cars easier during long races. 

Aug 13
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A number of professional photographers have pulled their Instagram accounts, due to issues with Instagram and changes in ToS that imply Instagram owns their photos. However, this is pretty disgusting on the part of Volvo and will do nothing but incur bad news for them. If I were them, I would yank the photos and offer Read more

Aug 10
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The reason behind the name game was to remove an arcane drug reference that was also racially insensitive. Read more

Jul 30
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Many states have trade-in sales tax exemption. You owe capital gains tax on the car if you sell it, but if you keep trading in you effectively don’t pay sales tax. Read more

Jul 28
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It wouldn’t surprise me if he was 140-150. He is like 5'9 and doesn’t really have any muscle mass. That’s not to say he may not be strong or fast, but Elon is 6'2-6'3 and a bit pudgy. In terms of reach, Elon has the advantage. Cardio, I would give the edge to Jonny, despite being a bit older.

Jul 24
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I wouldn’t padauk that in my car. I prefer a different type of fiber.

Jul 17
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Unlike the classic “Magnum PI” 308, these were actually a good car to drive. The seating position isn’t all cockeyed and crazy. The steering is also go kart like. This is really the best ‘cheap’ Ferrari you can buy and I love the aesthetics of the body.

Jul 12
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Part of me wants this, but part me also wonder just how bad the gas mileage will be and if it will leave me stranded in the middle of nowhere with a smile on my face.

Jul 11
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I bought LED lights for my Miata as the halogens were objectively horrible. To a certain extent the LED was superior to the halogen in illuminating things, however the cut off was extreme and somewhat disconcerting. Granted the halogen bulbs (no matter which brand) never illuminated worth a bean, but the grandual cut Read more

Jul 10
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The California DMV doing traffic stops, I’m struggling to type because of the laughter. It does raise the interesting question about whether the DMV has it’s own SWAT team, as it seems every government department does. Currently the California DMV uses the Sheriff department for handling papers and security. Read more

Jul 10
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Part of the problem is BLM the movement vs BLM the organization. BLM the movement is a noble endeavor, spurred by people who are tired of senseless violence and racism towards black people. BLM the organization has allied itself with hate groups, advocated for violence and if you read their site, has very little in Read more

Jul 10
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I will just welcome you to the grey. I only noted yesterday that the video posted didn’t show the Durango running into the crowd, just a car with a broken window fleeing people throwing stuff at it. Somehow that one observation put in back in the grey. Read more

Jul 10
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Dave approaches finance like someone with zero impulse control. I think there is benefit for some people to approach finance like this, because people definitely overextend, however he is wrong, a lot, about finance. Just listening to his bit on why businesses shouldn’t take PPP loans hurt my head. I know people who Read more

Jul 9
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This passive aggressive hate culture or “cancel culture” is very interesting. Rather than listening to ideas, questioning why someone believes something or even argue with someone, the idea is to just block them out. It makes me think of someone sticking their fingers in the ears and yelling “I can’t hear you”. Read more