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Nov 27
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A good excuse to have a talking computer back then was to interact with humans over a phone. A Bell engineer in my area created a home control program that also functioned as a BBS. (He called it Ziggy Home Control and invited people to dial in.) You could not only use a modem to connect to his system, but he also use Read more

Aug 21
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Trucks used to be used for work. Part of the work aspect of the truck was towing, and towing was based on what sort of hitch you had for your truck. Read more

Aug 11
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Hey. I costs money to get equipment flight qualified. Since this is part of an avionics package, it is ridiculously hard. (At least harder than when I worked in the aviation entertainment hardware business, which is why I pretend to know what I’m talking about). The things I made had nothing to do with the flight Read more

Jul 27
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Happened to us this summer. Rental slept 8, so our family of 4 split it with our friends’ family of 4. We had done this so many times, we didn’t even think of asking about parking. Only in the confirmation email my wife shared with me on our trip down did I notice that the condo included only 1 onsite parking. Swell. Read more

Jul 14
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There’s rarely been a celebrity death that I gave much more than a “hmm, that’s too bad.” reaction to. I have the same feeling in the pit of my stomach after hearing this as I did when I lost a high school friend. Grant Imahara seemed so genuine and kind on camera. Add to that that he was an Electrical Engineer just Read more

Jul 9
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Listen to Dave Ramsey a bit. Sure, you can pick apart his advice and find examples where his advice may not be the best. What you will find when you listen to him for awhile is that people call over-and-over who have financed shitty cars (like horrible Fiat/Chrysler products) that have worn out or broken down long Read more

Jul 7
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Thank goodness I read the article. I misread the price in the ad (there’s schmutz on my computer screen that made the ‘.’ look like a ‘,’) and thought that Elon Musk sold out his shitty shorts at the price of $69,420!

Jul 2
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Keep the Camry and the F150. The rest of that junk can go. Those are solid choices that can do 98% of any automotive requirement between the two.

Jun 2
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You’d think Ford might have something to say about it. Whatever. Everyone knows that this is ELEANOR anyway. I got to see this car in person when it was on tour with the original 1974 movie.

Jun 1
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Yup. Listening to Doug DeMuro and James May talking about their Ferrari driving experiences is maximum rich guy.  Driving junk and shitty cars is so much more relatable.  Maybe I just need to get out more and stop watching so much YouTube.  I want to see a lot more Jason driving the ChangLi.

May 28
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I saw the “Fieros Forever” sign on the evening national news and just new there was an awful story behind this.  Awful in that things that were obviously someone’s passion must have been lost in the flooding.  I hope these folks get through this and that others find something useful from this unfortunate event.  In Read more

May 15
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Get it inspected. Just because it has a warranty doesn’t mean there’s not problems that may bug you during the course of your ownership. I missed the fact that my CPO Lexus had a damaged windshield and frame from a mishap. It was replaced with a used windshield and for the entire time I drove the thing I got to look Read more

Apr 21
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By chance, I did find a new gardener. He seems a simple fellow but still quite dapper. 

Apr 18
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I’ve an odd love for Honda 50s. Mostly the 4-stroke type, but I do have a kiddy size Elsinore MR50. These things don’t appear much in my area, but for several years a very clean NS50 sat in the garage of my children’s piano teacher. I asked her about it once and she said that her husband got it from a friend that owed

Apr 10
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To answer the question in the headline:  Because its really hard to rob someone over the phone or in an email.

Apr 3
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At least the HOA that runs my neighborhood sent out a notice that for the next 90 days, violation notices should be treated as warnings.  No fines or enforcement, jut reminders that you shouldn’t be doing things.  I guess its the best we can hope for.

Mar 25
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Darn. I thought you were going to say that it’s coming to the US. I’ve been lusting after an On/Off Road underbone ever since I found out about the Honda CrossCub.

Mar 25
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Lets see...a forward center driving position and two aft passenger seats on the left and right? It’s a Chinese Electric McLaren F1!  MOAR POWAH!!!

Mar 21
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Mental illness. Seriously.  A hoarder found a great deal on tapes, thinking there was value there, or hopefully, they just found them in a dumpster and so they were free.

Mar 16
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That’s pretty cool. My wife was looking into buying something like this for her father.  Her parents live in China, and our understanding is that these require no license to drive and they are quite popular among elderly Chinese citizens.  In the end she decided that it might be too dangerous for a 90 year old man to Read more