Once had a trouble report that a certain customer’s file kept crashing the software. Nothing was wrong but then I noticed the customer’s name was Bob. Bob Null. Someone didn’t do a null check in the code and the database wasn’t having a null shoved in it. Read more
All luxury cars are about “gimmicky” (FTFY) tech features. First it was heated seats. Then Nav. Then Bluetooth. Then keyless entry. Then backup cameras. In the past few years it has been Adaptive Cruise Control and the lane-keeping-thingy that Tesla calls autopilot, BMW calls Driving Assistance Professional, etc.
This very idea was actually an early Tesla proposal for Supercharging. Such an infrastructure would undoubtedly have a process to remove batteries from circulation once they reach a given capacity loss, so your concerns are likely unfounded. Further, if battery swapping were the ubiquitous industry standard, you would… Read more
You know, most cars can handle towing a small trailer. And Miata is alwasys the answer.
“I am pretty obsessive over my car” Yeah... So obsessed you can’t take 3 seconds to make sure you’ve parked it properly. On a machine. That moves! And he’s looking for someone to blame, other than himself. What a cunt. Read more
I park on a similar type of parklift system every day. Every time I park the car I get out and look to make sure that there is clearance in the front and back to avoid exactly this scenario, and my car is worth about $90,000 less than his. Read more
With LA traffic, 400 miles might be the only amount of distance you can cover reasonably in two years.
Ice cleared from the windshield
Saddening news, especially just before Christmas. That said, the overall issue is pretty easy to describe: this so-called first world country’s railway system is outmatched even by India. As a European temporarily living in the US, for me it’s ridiculous to see to which low standard (other than axle load) this type of… Read more
Kinda looks like it’s saying “I’m Broken”. Fortunately this isn’t a Goddamn Electric, its a real carburated beast. It doesn’t look like any of the windows are Shattered. This could be restored, Becoming a vehicle with A New Level of awesomeness. I bet it will Walk away from the competition. What I wouldn’t give for… Read more
Next big invention, wireless car charging. A giant one of these on your garage floor for when you park at night
Keep right except to pass. (Even if there are 3 or more lanes, stay to the right, not the middle.)