yellow73kubel
yellow73kubel
yellow73kubel
Jul 25 2018
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I’d like to play advocate for my fellow “cretinous engineers” and point out that most of them are allowed no input on this. This sort of BS is the fault of the execs looking to make a few extra bucks and the directors/VPs looking for their ticket into the boardroom.

Apr 24 2018
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One of my all-time favorite quotes from Grassroots Motorsports: “The S2000 has about as much torque as a #2 pencil rolling across a desk.” Read more

Apr 20 2018
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Are you sure you didn’t need the BigManHorn edition? All that chrome really makes a difference when you’re hauling mulch home from Lowes.

Feb 7 2018
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The primary issue is that this requires large amounts of processing power. There’s no technical reason you couldn’t buy a Google Assistant server, plug it in to your home-only network, and make all of this work. However, Google will never sell you this as their services are their power and income source. Read more

Feb 5 2018
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1) (not an expert) Natural language processing, as performed by Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant, requires a lot more processing power and data than what even a modern phone or tiny living room box can provide. So, the voice file is sent to a server somewhere for processing, then that server decides what needs to be Read more

Feb 1 2018
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I’m calling BS/wishful thinking on this one until Porsche says it. I don’t know for fact, but I imagine that even a detuned GT3 engine is worth more than the Boxster it would go in. No one is going to pay $130+k for a Boxster, plus it would piss off GT3 owners (an important customer base for Porsche). Read more

Jan 29 2018
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That was one of the more horrifying moments in an already dark show... However, I think it’s important to have those societal warnings. Man in the High Castle, 1984, Animal Farm, Fahrenheit 451, etc... all warrant study.

Dec 27 2017
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There’s an argument to be made that this is their ideal business model. They take incredibly talented people, give them a lot of money and freedom, and let them create what may or may not be the future. To change that would create just another company selling completely mediocre products at Walmart instead of a mix of Read more

Dec 23 2017
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In Torch’s defense, it took me a few semesters of thermo to fully grasp the difference between power and energy... Those equations are easily mixed.

Dec 15 2017
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The only issue I take with “buying used is key” is that the vast majority of consumer laptops are complete garbage and hardly worth scrap value after a year. I wouldn’t consider any used or refurb laptop that isn’t a Thinkpad, Apple, or Dell Vostro/Latitude/Precision. Most buyers don’t even know the business laptops Read more

Dec 8 2017
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Not related to the discussion at hand, but that truck looks so out of it’s element I thought that was a tilt shift photo at first.

May 30 2017
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Ah yes, good old cool mountain air. How I wish I had that every other summer when both the battery and Bosch Blue coil on my VW would fail.

May 19 2017
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And idiots tossing around that one hot potato of a project not importance enough for managerial oversight. That’s the best kind of scope creep.

May 19 2017
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That Jaguar blue is absolutely gorgeous! I don’t think I’ve ever seen one in that color.