That picture shows what was referred to as "The Johnson Treatment". Intentional and overbearing intrusion into other people's personal space to get his way. He was famous for it. » 3/30/15 5:47pm Monday 5:47pm

You know what I would like to see? And not just for Daytona? A nice, simple 3 lap qualifying run, one car at a time. The top (xx) number of cars would fill the field, then starting positions would be determined by drawing numbers out of a hat (helmet?). Simple and fair to everyone in the field, not to mention… » 3/30/15 3:58pm Monday 3:58pm

I've suggested a few times over the last year or two, via Tweets to Elon's Twitter account, that Tesla produce an electric bicycle using scaled down Tesla technology. It would give thousands who can't afford a Tesla car the ability to say "I own a Tesla!". Maybe give one away with the purchase of a Tesla car too.… » 3/30/15 1:19pm Monday 1:19pm

I've always wondered if big trucks wouldn't benefit from using a big beefy CVT transmission instead of a geared one. Diesels, especially big ones, have a very narrow range of RPMs that they like. Typically only a range of a couple hundred RPMs. A CVT could be programmed to keep the engine in that narrow RPM range… » 3/28/15 1:28pm Saturday 1:28pm

Top Gear worked because of the chemistry between the three presenters. It's the same dynamic that made The Three Stooges so popular even today. And the reason the Three Stooges worked (and Top Gear for that matter) was that it was a "family" dynamic. Moe (Clarkson) was the overbearing oafish father and leader of the… » 3/27/15 12:22pm Friday 12:22pm

I saw this one several years ago and just had to do a simple "select-copy-paste-move" with Paint just to prove it to myself. Pretty mind blowing. » 3/27/15 3:23am Friday 3:23am

I'm going to take a wild guess and say that the truck in the red circle is the one who caused it based on the trail of debris behind it. The C.R. England driver is an innocent who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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I found this on the Flight Aware 24 forum. It shows the autopilot settings in the last 10 minutes of the flight that were transmitted as part of the data stream to the ground. The co-pilot intentionally set the autopilot form 38,000 ft to 100 feet altitude. The administrator also posted this: » 3/26/15 12:54pm Thursday 12:54pm

I don't have this device but rather do the poor man's version (I've found that my range will keep a pot of water at 165 on level 2) and do frozen stuff all the time. The only issue is if I want to season the chicken a bit before cooking. Being frozen, the seasoning won't adhere to the meat so I'll pop it in the… » 3/25/15 3:29pm 3/25/15 3:29pm

And now you're going to remember this article whenever you go into another "bank owned" (is this a nice way of saying "repossessed"?) home. I don't envy you. I would invest in a good flashlight if I were you. » 3/25/15 1:02pm 3/25/15 1:02pm

In other entertainment news:

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA — It is with a heavy heart that Columbia Pictures has decided not to renew the contract of Three Stooges frontman, Moe Howard. He has been witnessed verbally and physically assaulting fellow cast members on numerous occasions. Columbia Pictures regrets this decision but cannot condone such… » 3/25/15 12:38pm 3/25/15 12:38pm

Already been tried. Almost 50,000 people signed a petition to make Jeremy Clarkson the Prime Minister. This is the official (no, really) response from #10 Downing St.
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