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Cory Stansbury
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Apr 18
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Kinda hard for me to get very excited about any road racing series these days. They’ve so neutered the engines that it seems almost all series have the chassis:power ratio of a stock Miata. Only top level LMP and Formula 1 cars seem to still have a gross excess of power (or at least enough to match the chassis)

Apr 13
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It takes a very substantial battery recycling program to argue against PHEVs as the pre-eminent environmental solution: Read more

Apr 12
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Uhhh... What? France uses all Westinghouse-based PWRs. They produce considerably less waste than HWRs. France also reprocesses and all of their long term waste to-date fits under the floor of a room similar in size to a basketball court.

Mar 3
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The goal is to avoid constantly charging the chemistry to 100% and having it hold there in your garage, waiting for you to drive. If you’re actually going to use it (i.e., you know you’re driving 550 miles the next day), it’s not a big deal to take it to 100 and then use it. In lithium ions, both charge extremes and Read more

Feb 26
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Just follow the Washington Football Team’s lead and call it the “Jeep Premium Segment (Optionally) 3-Row Midsize SUV”

Feb 5
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Completing some beautiful drifts; getting a bit enthusiastic with a willing engine and no rev limiter and then returning to normal speeds to hear a rather rhythmic metallic sound from the front half of the car.

Jan 16
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My problem with Blaster is the cans always break. I never get through an entire can before the spray head breaks off or it loses pressure.

Jan 16
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I’ve seen PB Blaster all over the country, from Portland, OR to Maine. The label is so crazy that some may just ignore it?

Dec 25
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To be fair, they weren’t really allowed to fully unleash the power that some of those prototype engines made. The Yur-o-pee-ins wouldn’t let them fully weaponize the V-10.

Dec 10
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I work in the nuclear industry. If I was allowed to have prototypes fail and accept the occasional failure, you’d be driving around with a Mr. Fusion under the trunk. I can’t even fathom how much data and learning SpaceX got out of this. Amazing day.

Dec 8
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I would contend relative speed. Plenty of cars have been even faster relative to their competition. They were usually outlawed (Penske PC23 is one of many examples). The Mercedes wasn’t really any faster than the Ferrari before their “innovation” (some may call it cheating) was discovered. I’m not going to argue that Read more

Dec 2
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I remember seeing pictures where it cut through the ship’s engine and it looked like a section on a drawing. It was astoundingly clean. This looks like trying to cut a steak with a zip tie or something.