darel
Darel
darel
Oct 7
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American car companies can’t make money selling cheap cars, because they don’t make any. Come on, Spark at $15k is a stupid amount of money to pay for a pathetic little shame-box. $15k is a LOT of money and for just a tiny bit more you can get SO.MUCH.CAR. They exist only for those know-nothings who insist they need a Read more

Jan 29 2020
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I usually leave mine unlocked, because I DON’T leave anything in it, and the broken window would cost more than the pair of gloves, ice scraper and 47 Starbucks’ swizzle sticks that are in the car anyway. Go ahead, take them, leave the window.

Nov 18 2019
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They’ve all got Hellcats now.  Only 43% interest.

Nov 18 2019
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I used to spend a lot of time scrolling through this site and just generally expanding my automotive knowledge. Now, I am not a computer geek. However, I do know that unlike literally every other website, as soon as I open Jalopnik immediately my cooling fans spin up to 100% and eeeevvvverrrryyyyyttthinggggg Read more

Jun 20 2019
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Military plane, military pilot. I’m a KC-10 boom operator and we do airshows all the time.  In fact we kinda fight over them when they pop up on the schedule.

Jun 20 2019
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Military flies constantly.  I am a KC-10 boom operator and depending on skill level, we need to get 15-25 “contacts” with another aircraft, FOR REAL< not in a simulator, every half-year.  We also cannot go longer than 45 days without a contact.  That not only means ONE jet has to fly, it means TWO jets.  We do Read more

Jun 20 2019
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The boom operator no longer has a big window out back to directly view the receiver.  Now he sits in a phone booth up front wearing 3D goggles and does everything by camera.  That’s the biggest issue.  However, there are lots of little missteps (trash and tools, basic layout for cargo) that also should have been fixed.

Jan 17 2019
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So let me get this straight. No leather to crack and wrinkle and be cold in the winter and hot in the summer and generally look like crap within the first 5000 miles, no sunroof to leak or creak, no stupid “rollin’ on dubs” with bent rims on every pothole, AND a manual, for $15K less? Sign me up! In all seriousness I Read more

Aug 6 2017
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This is exactly what I did with my Traveler. When I cut the liftgate in half and installed the SII tailgate I just mounted the ball stud, measured the extended distance between the two mounts, and had my local parts shop look up in the book (remember when they had those?) a shock with the correct dimensions.

Aug 6 2017
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Got to ride along last summer with a U2 pilot buddy in the desert. Yes, the chase car drivers are pilots on their days off, so no one’s fighting to drive the cars. They had Camaros and G8s as well, but unfortunately the G8's A/C was broken that day so I had to shove my fat ass into the backseat of a Camaro. It’s an Read more

Jul 24 2017
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Trident is a much larger missile with completely different launch and control systems. You’d have to build an entire new missile field.

Jul 24 2017
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Actually if 1/3 of the missiles were off alert for maintenance all of Washington would be collectively shitting themselves right now. Minuteman has a better than 99% on-alert rate and every time a missile goes down for any reason or any length of time, Washington is notified so their targets are covered. 2/3 on Read more

Jul 24 2017
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There’s a duality to the ICBMs that you’re overlooking though. Not only are they an effective weapon, they’re also an effective TARGET. Read more

Apr 9 2017
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I got behind a Tempo (Driving! On a road!) just this past Friday and actually got excited. I thought they were all gone.

Sep 19 2016
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When are they just going to preemptively lock up everyone with the middle name “Ray”? Read more

Aug 20 2016
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Don’t be ridiculous. There’s no mind control gas. It’s mostly sterilization gas now. And flatulence.

Aug 12 2016
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I love being a KC-10 boom operator, and this is one of the reasons. KC-10s, due to their enormous size and “liquid-carrying” capacity are considered by the tinfoil-hat crowd to be the prime dispersal vehicle for chemtrails. There was even a video on the Tube of You that crowed about how they noticed our “nozzles” - Read more