axiomatik
axiomatik
axiomatik
Mar 25
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I’m sure that the vast majority of the time, the people weren’t looking funny at the car at all, but the agents simply made that claim to justify pulling over someone brown. The only way that claim could be denied is if they had a dashcam running in their car to prove that they didn’t look “suspicious” when they drove Read more

Mar 25
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Having custom plastic pieces molded is expensive.  Why go to all that design and expense for a small production run when something that already exists and meets regulatory requirements is available?

Mar 24
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Same here, though I sling it from my porch, so it sort of sprays across a pretty wide area.

Mar 24
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Well, I pulled the engine on my 240SX 7 years ago to paint the engine bay and do various clean up stuff....and it’s still not back on the road.

Mar 24
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My ‘97 Expedition has this alert, which on mine comes on every time I use it because the sensor has failed (I assume) and I haven’t bothered to fix it.

Mar 23
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I’m debating whether or not I want to get this one.  Like you I have the Lunar Lander, ISS, and Saturn V, but I also have the Space Shuttle from 2011 that is very close to the correct scale to match the Saturn V. Decisions, decisions.

Mar 23
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My guess is that it is a larger bore than the original master cylinder.  Because his new brakes have larger pistons, if he didn’t change the master cylinder, it would take longer pedal travel to move each piston the same distance (have to move more fluid to fill the larger piston).

Mar 22
4

My wife’s a virologist, and from what she’s told me, we don’t yet know if the vaccines actually make you immune, or rather simply make you asymptomatic. We do know that among vaccinated people, they will not get symptoms of covid, nor require hospitalization. But that doesn’t mean that those people aren’t still asympto Read more

Mar 18
2

The point of the comment is to highlight how Covid has affected workers differently. White collar workers have generally kept their jobs, often able to work from home and minimize exposure, and as a group have seen wages/wealth actually increase during the pandemic. Blue collar workers don’t have the luxury of Read more

Mar 18
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Yeah, it’s terrible. And the ungainly, unrefined fender bulges keep giving me a Jeep Patriot vibe, which is not something BMW designers should be aspiring too. I think the wheels are affecting that as well because they look like cheap steelies. The whole front end looks weirdly pinched/puckered, the wheel/tire combo Read more

Mar 18
1

It’s not about whether or not you like the format, it’s about boosting their ad metrics on engagement and user clicks.  Gotta pay the bills.

Mar 18
4

I would love to bike more, but the roads around me are all current/former country roads with no bike lane and zero shoulder, so the only way to ride is in the traffic lane, and I certainly don’t trust other drivers enough to do that.

Mar 17
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When we bought our house we wanted a 3-car garage to have room for my car projects.  The house we ended up buying has a 2-car garage unfortunately, but an unfinished, walkout basement.  So I had a garage door installed and a portion of the basement finished as  a workshop I can pull my cars into, so I ended up with an Read more

Mar 17
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Sure, Cuba *could* buy food, but with what hard currency? US Embargoes were designed to keep Cuba’s economy sabotaged, locking them out of international trade that would have provided the necessary currency to import food.

Mar 17
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I can relate. Currently in the middle of a weeks-long clutch replacement due to a worn out throw-out bearing on my RX-8. Currently in the middle of trying to get the flywheel to break loose. Then I have a long list of things I want to do to my ‘67 Amazon, but I try and limit those to minor projects because I have a Read more

Mar 17
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I need to get into a habit on my projects to get some progress. 2 hours a day commuting and 3 kids makes for not much free time. But I’m starting a new job next month that will cut my commute from 2 hours/day to 20 minutes/day, so I hope that I use that new time to get stuff done.

Mar 16
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And what is the fatality rate per million miles traveled

Mar 16
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Starting in ‘68, the Volvo Amazon had a dual circuit.  Mine is a ‘67 with the single-circuit.  Replacing the brake master and changing over to a dual circuit are both on my to-do list.

Mar 11
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Hydrogen power for passenger cars will always be a pipe dream as long as there is no infrastructure for refueling, and no one is going to build an infrastructure if there are no hydrogen vehicles on the road.  However, it may make sense for over-the road trucking.  Hydrogen would give trucks the range they need, and Read more

Mar 11
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Not to mention the fact it’s out and out untrue. Transportation (Of literally everything - planes, trains, automobiles and ships) is already down to 14% of emissions in America, and falls every year. Agriculture, as a point of comparison, is 24% Read more