landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|5 hours 14 min ago||Which is another problem with||
Which is another problem with them. They'll go 55 when the speed limit says 55. Meanwhile traffic wants to actually move at 65-70, so they'll be an obstacle to drivers and cause way more traffic jams than they solve. If, that is, by insisting on going 55, they don't piss off their owners so much that the owner disables the feature or turns the car back in.
|1 day 22 hours ago||I've long thought the blue||
I've long thought the blue line be huge and fat and go from near the center circle to near the circles in the zone. (Or have two blue lines.) You want to open up the ice, that's the single best way to do it. When the puck is in the neutral zone, the neutral zone is basically all the way to the circles and the offense can get a good rush on and if they have to dump the puck, it's easy to get; once it enters the zone, poof, the zone is huge and the defense has to extend way out and it's that much harder to clear.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Agreed....I think||
Agreed....I think Washington's classic purple unis with gold pants and helmets are way up there for the best combo in all of football.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Best piece of advice: There||
Best piece of advice: There is no such thing as a blind spot.
Really. There isn't, not if you adjust your mirrors correctly. You should be able to track a car from your rearview mirror to the side mirrors to your peripheral vision. You're doing it right if one headlight is in the rearview and one is in the side. You're doing it completely fucking wrong if you can see the side of your own car in the side mirror - which is how I seem to find every rental car I ever drive.
Second best piece of advice: When going around a constant curve, like a cloverleaf exit ramp, focus on the outer line. It works like magic to keep your car in the middle of the lane and not drift to the inner shoulder (or worse, lane next door) like 75% of the population.
|3 days 2 hours ago||I guess it's Marcia Brady's||
I guess it's Marcia Brady's turn in the disrespekt chair.
|3 days 16 hours ago||VT is going to be more of a||
VT is going to be more of a challenge than people are thinking. 10-8 in the ACC and zero attrition or graduation this offseason.
Home game is good for us.....VT didn't beat anyone worth a damn away from home last year. Could change with experience, obviously. Buzz is Coachy the Clown but he knows his stuff, too.
|1 week 2 hours ago||Yeah, it's old-school cable||
Yeah, it's old-school cable companies for me. Seems to me a lot of cord-cutting solutions involve using someone else's service password, which really isn't cutting the cord at all.
Until Roku / Fire / PS Vue / etc. offer the same full range of live sports that traditional cable companies do, I have no reason to use them. And I sort of suspect that when they do, they'll cost about what cable costs anyway.
|1 week 2 days ago||The downvote on this post may||
The downvote on this post may be the worst downvote in the history of downvotes.
|1 week 3 days ago||Let's face it though, cars||
Let's face it though, cars have come a long way if they fall apart at 160k miles and that's considered an unacceptably short lifespan.
|1 week 3 days ago||Guess we know how this court||
Guess we know how this court victory will be celebrated.
|1 week 3 days ago||If people flat-out stopped||
If people flat-out stopped buying Fords and the company closed, the economy of the state of Michigan would crater a great deal worse than the economy in the state of Sonora, Mexico or county of Essex. The argument that your purchase didn't help Michigan is nonsensical.
|1 week 3 days ago||And the Taurus, Explorer,||
And the Taurus, Explorer, Mustang, Expedition, Escape, Transit (if you're a little weird and you like your minivans to be converted commercial vehicles, which some do) plus Focus and C-Max until 2018 and every Lincoln vehicle but the MKX.
|1 week 3 days ago||That's mighty swell of them,||
That's mighty swell of them, and I'm legitimately pleased about any investment in the state, particularly one that boosts the horsepower (ha) of the region as the center of the automobile industry.
That said, this building is in England:
And if you asked everyone you like what manner of company is Ford, none of them would say, "British."
The backlash over Anheuser-Busch being bought out by the Belgians, and Sam Adams's claim as the largest American brewer, are all legitimate, yes?
|1 week 3 days ago||I have watched Michigan go||
I have watched Michigan go through a one-state recession while southern states were booming. I didn't see any positive effect, link, or correlation, between their economy and ours. I'm sure there is a relationship there somewhere, buried deep in the bowels of the indescribably vast network of complex linkages in the economy, but it's at best tenuous.
|1 week 3 days ago||BMW would be very, very far||
BMW would be very, very far down on the list of cars I'd buy, behind at least every other German brand. If I had money and the desire to buy a German car, I wouldn't bother looking at BMWs. I have a relative who drives practically nothing but, and nothing about their interior says luxury to me.
|1 week 3 days ago||This building is in||
This building is in Japan:
That makes Toyota a Japanese automaker. Personal opinion is that I could give two shits if the car is assembled in Tennessee, it doesn't help my local economy an iota.
|1 week 3 days ago||I'll never buy anything that||
I'll never buy anything that isn't Big 3.
I'm a little mushy on things like Alfa Romeo and Fiat, which are sort of quasi-Big-3 these days, but it'll probably never cross my mind to buy a Fiat and Alfas are pretty expensive.
I'll happily rent whatever they want to rent me, because I irrationally enjoy the experience of driving different cars, but if you ever see me proudly showing off my new Kia, take me to the hospital right away cause something's wrong.
If every Big 3 brand disappeared and I was forced at gunpoint to buy an Asian or European brand, I still wouldn't touch Toyotas with a ten-foot pole.
|1 week 3 days ago||I had a Nissan Altima not too||
I had a Nissan Altima not too long ago as a rental and liked it. Reason: I drove the 90 or so minutes from Dulles to Charlottesville and the fuel needle stayed on F. So I said, hmm. I tooled around town for a couple days, during which the needle finally moved. I filled up before I left Charlottesville, avoiding the expensive crap next to the airport, and on the drive back to Dulles, the needle once again stayed stuck on F.
Somewhere there's a traveler who went to the Hertz at Dulles Airport and came back saying "fricking Nissan, their fuel economy is bullshit."
|1 week 5 days ago||Matt Schaub in IM softball.||
Matt Schaub in IM softball. All he did was crank home runs over the center field fence. But his team was otherwise terrible and we ended up tying them.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||I'm sorry, but I think this||
I'm sorry, but I think this thing is a monument to human stupidity.
"Hey, I have an idea for a transportation medium on a track that has to be almost perfectly flat, straight, and smooth and could have catastrophic results with even the smallest bump or jostle."
"Great. Put it on that massive fault line over there."
From an engineering proof-of-concept standpoint, something like Chicago to Milwaukee would work better, but then Elon would have less access to the government funding that tends to prop up most of his ventures.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Confederate boullioun Turns||
Turns regular old beef soup into Southern beef soup.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||It's very weird to go through||
It's very weird to go through names of recruits that look like: nobody, nobody, nobody, NFL mega-star, nobody, nobody.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I mean, owning property by||
I mean, owning property by itself is not a problem, though - otherwise you'd be precluded from being a homeowner. The problem is that she would've been buying from the city, or specifically, an entity closely affiliated with the city.
I don't see this as a big deal, though. If some journalist had some kind of nefarious plot in mind, investing in an expensive piece of property from a potential future subject of a column is like maybe the 3,493rd most effective way to pull it off.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Rutgers is welcome to hold||
Rutgers is welcome to hold satellite camps in Michigan if they like. It would be the Charge of the Light Brigade, minus the poems and songs, but they're welcome to try.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Still pissed the NCAA lifted||
Still pissed the NCAA lifted sanctions early. The correct attitude is "the sanctions stay at least for the original duration, and longer and more severe if you don't comply with the requirements." Not, "it's so nice of you to look like you're making progress toward a baseline minimum set of requirements, we'll now lift all punishments as a reward."
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Giving Mom The Quiet Man on||
Giving Mom The Quiet Man on Blu-Ray. She's never even heard of it (which surprised me) let alone knows she likes it, but I know her and the humor in that movie is completely her jam.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Can you say with certainty||
Can you say with certainty that if autonomous vehicles do end up being as good as promised, that the government won't forbid humans from driving? I believe not. Trying not to be overly political, but we're talking about a body willing to ban certain light bulbs and dishwasher soap. Yes, I think it's at least possible, maybe even likely, that someone will try to take driving away.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I think what you mean is||
I think what you mean is Google went that far without being technically at fault in an accident. They have been involved in 17, rather higher than the usual rate. It's not coincidence that they get rear-ended a lot more than other cars; their driving patterns aren't what human drivers expect. Their cars cause accidents in the same way that one person slamming on the brake for no reason might cause a rear-ender three cars back.
Also, as a significant chunk of their miles come from driving the same streets at piddling slow speeds over and over ad infinitum, comparing their miles to the average human's miles is a little bit apples to oranges.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||No....for self-driving cars||
No....for self-driving cars to become widespread, they have to be better than us at things we're bad at, and not worse than us at things we're good at. If they behave in ways people don't like, they won't be adopted. Much like how certain collision avoidance technologies have been shown not to reduce crashes, because people turn them off for being annoying. Or how GPS's still occasionally try to drive people into a lake.
Also, frankly, autonomous cars still operate on a brute-force principle, more or less. They don't stop because they see a stop sign. They stop because they have a map that tells them there's a stop sign at that intersection. Google brags very heavily about its self driving cars, but they're very limited in where they can go because Google has mapped every square inch of the routes they drive, and not just in the Google Maps thingies that you and I see, but every detail a driver would need to know, such as how many lanes, what purpose (turn-only lanes, etc.), stop signs, traffic lights, speed limits, and so on. Take a Google car outside its mapped comfort zone and it's not self-driving anymore.
|3 weeks 2 hours ago||The Chinese food orders and||
The Chinese food orders and then none of the other randomness. Laaammmme.