August, 2008

The Election From Hell

August 28, 2008 @ 9:53 am · Filed under Reality

I’m not a fan of John Derbyshire, but his column entitled The Election From Hell pretty much sums up how I feel.

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Ego Killing Feedburner Badge Part Two

August 26, 2008 @ 1:41 pm · Filed under Reality

According to the ego killing feedburner badge, writing about stuff other than burritos is steadily driving down my readership. I’ve dropped from 12 readers to 7. So, I’m giving up on cars and I’m going back to burritos.

UPDATE: Just promising to write about burritos has brought back two readers.

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I’m a Cool Blogger Who Goes to Cool Blogger Parties

August 23, 2008 @ 7:05 pm · Filed under Technology

One of the big advantages to living in the city/valley, and working at SOMA is that you get to mingle with all the other people who are working on new web stuff, or are writing about it. Almost every night there’s a different party or event. On Thursday, I attended two: an AOL launch of their new fantasy football site, and the monthly Mashable event. Here’s my name tag from the Mashable party:

The Mashable party was far better attended, and it even had better bouncers.

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High Speed Kills More Than Low Speed

August 21, 2008 @ 12:20 pm · Filed under Reality

So, bored with the usual crash tests, some safety engineers decided to see what happens if you take a car with a 5 star safety rating, capable of protecting it’s occupants from a 40 mph head-on crash, and ram it into a wall at 50 mph. The predictable answer is that what is merely an unpleasant experience at 40 mph becomes deadly at 50 mph. I say predictable, because (as we all know from High School physics) force increases as the square of the velocity.  A picture is worth a thousand formulas, so here’s the video:

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Newest Fake Car Accessory Idiocy: Fake Brake Calipers

August 12, 2008 @ 11:13 am · Filed under Reality

The newest fake car acessory idiocy is apparently fake brake calipers. Check out this photo:

Fake Brake Calibers

Now, you too can ruin your brakes by gluing fake Brembo calipers to them. See the details at JDM Insider.

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My Next Car

August 4, 2008 @ 12:12 pm · Filed under Reality

My next car:

Masearati M12 Corsa

The Maserati M12 Corsa

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