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  • Eric's Avatar
    Today, 08:30 AM
    A reader informs me that Pennsylvania is about to do what most other states already do: Empower local armed government workers to use radar to entrap...
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    Yesterday, 07:40 AM
    Eric started a thread Cosseted Cavemen in Motor Mouth
    The Titanic could have used more lifeboats. A current cruise liner, laser welded and multiply redundant, could probably do without any - because...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    04-20-2019, 08:52 AM
    Mazda is one of the few remaining car companies that hasn't slurped up the EV Kool Aid. It is upping the IC ante in the new CX-5 - which gets a...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    04-20-2019, 08:47 AM
    Eric started a thread Old Still Sells in Motor Mouth
    I've often wondered whether people would buy a new vehicle available without all the new stuff - especially the over-the-top electronic nannying...
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    04-20-2019, 07:43 AM
    Eric started a thread Expanding the Market in Motor Mouth
    Language is everything - because language is thought. Get people to accept a given meaning and their thinking follows. This includes inventing new...
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  • Marc's Avatar
    04-16-2019, 10:47 AM
    You'll love this film. Remember that sometimes you have to break the rules. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fK1pZ38lqw&t=8s
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  • Eric's Avatar
    04-15-2019, 06:02 AM
    Every now and then, I do something "risky" and illegal, to remind myself what it was like when we were still relatively free. I roll one of my old...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    04-14-2019, 07:13 AM
    Ken replied to a thread Nanny systems. in Grouch's Garage
    Originally Posted by Dave Brand A sensor fault, according to the preliminary report. Prelim Report Update; 'Speaking before the release...
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    04-14-2019, 06:04 AM
    Dave Brand replied to a thread Nanny systems. in Grouch's Garage
    A sensor fault, according to the preliminary report.
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  • grouch's Avatar
    04-13-2019, 10:15 AM
    grouch replied to a thread Nanny systems. in Grouch's Garage
    Probably not. The Prez likes Boeing. They contributed to his election.
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  • Ken's Avatar
    04-13-2019, 04:42 AM
    Ken replied to a thread Nanny systems. in Grouch's Garage
    And, as our dear leader, Eric would say 'It's there for your saaaaaaafety.' It is, I guess, quite likely to be a software problem, so will the...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 09:54 PM
    grouch started a thread Nanny systems. in Grouch's Garage
    I don't always agree with Eric but on one thing we are completely in sync. Nanny Systems. Listening to NPR this morning, they were doing a story on...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 07:26 AM
    There is a law on the books to cover pretty much everything, but when there isn't, just make one up to suit. It covers all the bases and makes de...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 05:42 AM
    Ken replied to a thread Irish ghost story. in Grouch's Garage
    A police officer pulls over this guy who's been weaving in and out of the traffic lanes for miles. He goes up to the guy's window and says, "Sir, I...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    04-10-2019, 05:43 AM
    Ken replied to a thread Irish ghost story. in Grouch's Garage
    Thanks, Grouch. There's nothing better than starting off the day with a good chuckle. Ken.
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  • grouch's Avatar
    04-09-2019, 09:23 PM
    This story happened a while ago in Dublin, and even though it sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock tale, it's true. John Bradford, a Dublin University...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    04-08-2019, 07:59 AM
    Eric started a thread The Elon Mordita in Motor Mouth
    Extortion is illegal provided you call it that. If you call it something else - “emissions credits,” for instance - then it’s ok. Tesla just...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    04-07-2019, 10:02 AM
    Lexus did something daring when it redesigned the LS - its top-of-the-line luxury sedan. It gave it an engine the same size as a Camry’s - Toyota’s...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    04-07-2019, 09:34 AM
    https://www.gocomics.com/duplex/2019/04/07?ct=v&cti=893409
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  • grouch's Avatar
    04-06-2019, 02:09 PM
    grouch replied to a thread The Tsunami Approaches in Motor Mouth
    Too late, it's already creeping in here. Fed-Ex trucks have a system that reads speed limit signs and notifies the driver if he's going too fast....
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  • Eric's Avatar
    04-05-2019, 10:04 AM
    I came across something on YouTube that brought back memories of a car I once owned - and which someone else just found. Well, he found one just...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    04-05-2019, 09:02 AM
    Eric started a thread The GPS Granny Nanny in Motor Mouth
    America is slowing down. How long before it stops entirely? Literally stops? A reader who is a commercial driver wrote to tell me about how his...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    04-05-2019, 05:24 AM
    In theory the Wankel engine had a lot going for it. It was quiet, had few moving parts and was capable of high revs whilst, at the same time being...
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  • Marc's Avatar
    04-02-2019, 09:18 AM
    A year or two ago I mentioned that the rotary engine, being relatively small, light and powerful, could potentially breathe new life into the no...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    04-02-2019, 09:13 AM
    Eric started a thread In Name But Not Price in Motor Mouth
    Jeep is bringing back the Gladiator - in name and spirit. But not, alas, in price. The resurrected Jeep pick-up (four doors this time rather than...
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  • Dave Brand's Avatar
    04-01-2019, 10:35 AM
    That thing is UGLY! Looks like it fell out of the ugly tree & hit every branch on the way down, then just for good measure they hauled it back up to...
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  • Dave Brand's Avatar
    04-01-2019, 10:29 AM
    From the BBC website: "The system can be overridden temporarily. If a car is overtaking a lorry on a motorway and enters a lower speed-limit...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    04-01-2019, 07:40 AM
    Some crossovers have two rows and room for five; others have three rows and room for seven or more. The Hyundai Sante Fe goes both ways. Regular -...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    04-01-2019, 06:32 AM
    Sixteen actual Americans have been killed by Takata air bags so far. The latest victim in Buckeye, AZ. As opposed to the hypothetical Americans not...
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