kstokes
kstokes
kstokes
Mar 2
10

So true. People forget that we didn’t have much internet in 1996, but 25 years later, we have Musk shooting starlink satellites up into orbit because he figures he can make a buck on the demand for bandwidth. Read more

Feb 24
5

Honest, I see the enthusiest car following the path of the horse. No longer bound to the needs of daily travel they can be specialized, focused, and enjoyed away from the old grind Read more

Feb 19
64

Neutral: This week sucked. I didn’t have power for the past four days. I was fairly prepared, but there still wasn’t much we could do to help anyone else. Read more

Feb 19
45

2nd: Minivans are fantastic vehicles for families, and are better than SUVs by almost every imaginable measure. I’ll never understand people’s aversion to them. If you need something to haul kids and stuff, there really isn’t anything better. 

Jan 31
90

counterpoint: the regulations aren’t being drawn up with stuff like a hellcat in mind at all. they’re being drawn up to cover the 99.99% of cars that aren’t hellcats and the modern muscle cars are just going to be collateral damage. look around in a parking lot. there are an awful lot of V8 powered trucks.

also, read Read more

Jan 26
50

It’s absolutely right that the economics have to make sense before there will be a transition to renewable energy. In fact, it would have been nearly impossible do otherwise. What would have happened if Shell had announced a big new investment in electric car charging in 1990? If they had decided to transition away Read more

Jan 19
91

Stellantis is like the show Chopped, where a bunch of random stuff is thrown into a basket, and you’re forced to make a bunch of stuff just... work. Read more

Dec 28
10

I like the move to a more cross platform-friendly OS design, and while I feel running Win32 is still what draws a lot of people to Windows, that legacy is already starting to fade and become more of a long term liability hindering progress. However, the Windows App store is now, and has always been, a terrible Read more

Dec 16
7

I watched that documentary years ago “Wal-Mart: The High Price of Low Cost”. It’s really disturbing.

Dec 16
11

Seriously. I went to one to get a giftcard and felt a piece of my soul die. I’m thankful it’s not the only affordable option for things where I live.

Nov 18
2

The powers that be need to abandon the branding that they’re going to replace all ICE vehicles... Making it so that most or all new commuter cars/crossovers/whatevers sold are electric would still be a huge win. Read more

Oct 7
347

“WHAT KIND OF BULLSHIT, WELFARE ABUSING, GOVERNMENT OVERSPENDING IS THIS?! A FUCKING MERCEDES IS DROPPING OFF MY MAIL?! I CAN’T EVEN AFFORD A NEW FUCKING KIA, AND I’M PAYING THAT ASSHOLES SALARY TO DRIVE A MERCEDES?! NO WONDER TRUMP WANTS TO KILL THE USPS, THIS IS BULLLLLSHIITTTTTT” Read more

Aug 6
21

Toyota has for a very long time now led the industry in manufacturing and supply chain operations. Meaning for decades, each and every one of their factories has been running in a way that allows them to break even at much lower production volumes relative to capacity than their competitors. Yes, everybody and their Read more

Jun 25
20

First gear: I mean this is just abject crazy talk - ~47 million unemployed, expanded UI benefits end in a month (hopefully they get extended through the end of 2020), lots of the paycheck protection plan stuff is over (which has allowed payrolls to continue to, in effect, lower the unemployment rate), we just had the Read more

Jun 14
50

Lots of performance motors, but let’s be honest here. The most legendary engine of all time is probably the Toyota 5S-FE. The boring little ~130HP 2.2L 4-Cylinder fitted to tens of millions of Toyota Camrys.