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2/16/20
11:31 PM
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Thanks. I’ve seen it before - I don’t think it’s actually a very good disguise since the car looks very obviously much wider. Read more

2/16/20
11:28 PM
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Pond snails usually don’t eat plants if there’s something easier to eat (in this case green algae, there’s plenty of it for them).

2/14/20
9:12 PM
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Probably, but I don’t think it makes much difference thematically. Herbie sticks it to the man either way.

2/4/20
9:15 PM
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Thanks, I did @ them but it doesn’t look like they use that account often.

2/4/20
12:12 AM
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Markoff actually got back to me already. He hasn’t been in touch with Ezra for a while but pointed me to where he is working (currently?). No contact info on the site, though he is named as staff, but they have a contact form so maybe I’ll hear something from him.

2/3/20
9:48 PM
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I reached out to John Markoff who worked with Ezra at Byte, and who is now a professor at Stanford. Hopefully he knows where Ezra might be now. I also emailed Thompson, don’t think he’d know, but figured it’d be worth a shot.

2/1/20
7:57 PM
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Even with a jack under the axle, I couldn’t push it up far enough to get the strap under the spring, so this was before I had it in place. Once the car is on the ground there is plenty of room to move the strap under the axle. 

2/1/20
7:39 PM
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Bought a specific part. It’s treated with something (like a resin) and notched where the bolts are so it can’t slip through the clamped ends. Probably more bother to remake at home than it would be worth.

1/25/20
7:00 PM
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Yeah, the Mitsubishi, Daihatsu, and Subaru are all 2-stroke powered.

1/16/20
2:42 AM
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Stevens built it to try and sell the idea of a railroad, and though I believe he did eventually get funding for the railroad, they used horses instead of steam power. Still a pretty interesting footnote in American railroad history. Read more

1/15/20
7:48 PM
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I’m impressed by how smart your comment is. I’m going to click the star thing.

1/15/20
7:28 PM
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I don’t even want to think about it! Building huge machines in a pre-powertool world - it’s too mind bending to comprehend.

1/5/20
9:20 AM
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What does that have to do with this article?

1/5/20
9:19 AM
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counterpoint: When I take public transportation, I don’t have to drive, I don’t have to find a place to park, I don’t have to fill up at the gas station, etc. Everything is taken care of. All I have to do is look up the schedule and have a watch. And if I live somewhere with a well planned system, it’s often faster A Read more

1/4/20
2:09 PM
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If your heart can’t handle one mile on a bicycle, you’re in serious trouble healthwise.

1/4/20
1:53 AM
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Honestly hilarious when people act like cyclists are somehow worse at using the road that any typical car driver.