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  1. So, you're not wrong, but just wanted to zoom in a bit for more detail.... Storms do happen, no grid is ever 100%. I lose power shockingly often for being only ~10 miles from a downtown metro area, but never for more than a few hours. The worst power outage we had was for a few days when a car took out a key power pole with multiple transformers on it down at the bottom of my street and they couldn't get replacement transformers (Thanks Covid!). No regulation could have prevented that. I appear to be on the edge of a local grid, so it seems like I don't have redundancy. There have been
    7 points
  2. Right now, I have Florida on the brain. So, when I think of glass, I think of glass block, seen often in Miami Beach. I also think of this song, "Heart of Glass" ... one of her "top 3:" Then, as I was posting, a strange coincidence occurred to me. From what I know, Deborah Harry (Blondie) is native to Miami but, upon being adopted as an infant, was raised in New Jersey.
    7 points
  3. Covid 19 prognosis for the Oldshurst442 family = a big FAT - which in turn becomes a HUGE + Got r rezults yestr-day just before noooon. Left for work to flip some burgers and dress some hot dogs right away as soon I got the rezult.
    7 points
  4. Borderline political, but funny...and True!
    6 points
  5. Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake, Last of Its Kind, up for Auction (caranddriver.com)
    6 points
  6. Those new camo wraps you can get on cars these days are getting damn good!
    6 points
  7. Yeah, they'll find those solar jobs right next to the oil fields they're currently working in. They won't have to pack up and hopefully find these solar jobs elsewhere in the country. Interviewer: What relevant work experience do you have? Person looking for work: I worked in the oil fields. Interviewer: How is that relevant? Person looking for work: I was told we still have jobs. A guy on the internet told me.
    6 points
  8. Still own my first car: 1964 Grand Prix. In an exciting bit of news; waiting on ballpark est to rebuild engine- may be pulling it inside the next 3 weeks.
    6 points
  9. I have become quite enamored with this. I may get a small used hybrid to keep the miles off the Avalanche for now and then in a few years spring for one of these to be my daily. I love this color and the green interior.
    5 points
  10. Neat pic from an O scale model railroad... Posted without additional comment...
    5 points
  11. Some implosions are better than others ...
    5 points
  12. You will be left in the past where old tech stays and dies and forgotten about as the rest of society move forward. Enjoy the dirt nap of ICE obsolescence!
    5 points
  13. Okay....too many random thoughts for today but...not meaning to be political however...funeral train for George HW Bush....Cool to honor a US president this way, regardless of your poltical views. Locomotive 4141 with the Union Pacific has been permanantly painted in his honor.
    5 points
  14. Ssuuuuuree. Let's discuss. Texas has a whole mess of problems. 1. They isolated their grid from the rest of the US because they did not want to be subject to federal regulation regarding redundancy and reserve power generation. That means they cannot import electricity easily from other states. My understanding is they are scrambling now to make some emergency interconnects with help from the current Federal administration. 2. They sold off their grid to a for-profit consortium called ERCOT. ERCOT's first order of business is profitability, not reliability even though Reliabili
    5 points
  15. You guys know its a parody, right? A satire if you will. Its sarcasm just as much as how CERTAIN snobbish EV owners act righteously (Prius owners as well) as how CERTAIN EV haters WANT to view EV adopters... I saw this vid a year ago. The guy does FANTASTIC parodies of politics whether left leaning or right leaning, vegetarians, health advocates, exercise freaks, free speech and cancel culture, and all walks of life, really. Tezzla is just HIS way of poking fun at pompous Tesla owners AND EV haterz at the same time... But when one has an agenda AGAINST EVs...that
    5 points
  16. I borrow my best friend's dog pretty often, but I might get a photocopy sometime in the summer. Waiting for his Pup Cup at Starbucks...
    5 points
  17. Right now, my random yet persisting thought is this: And, you can think about it all you want and never have to think of "Oc(ea)n Blu(e)" because it is not an ocean, but a gulf. Pensacola Beach, FL for the win!
    5 points
  18. More so than what kind of car to get next, I have been giving more and more ... and MORE ... thought to getting one of these:
    5 points
  19. Numbers lie... even Cadillac numbers. The CT5 does not feel as roomy inside as a 5-series. All of this aside here's what Cadillac is doing. I can get into a CT5-V (not Blackwing) for $47,695. With that I get a 350 HP V6 and a nice leather interior while over at Benz I'm stuck in a C300 with plastic seats, measly 255hp turbo 4 for the same price. That is a very easy decision to make.
    5 points
  20. Outside length doesn't tell the whole story. The CT5 doesn't feel as roomy inside as a 5-series and that's intentional. Cadillac is positioning the CT5 more against the 3-series / C-Class and it feels like it inside. It's base price is $36,895 while the base 3-series is $41,250, so think of the CT5 as a much roomier 3-series competitor which can get a V8 while the 3-series can't. The CT4 competes with the A-Class/CLA and 2-series Grand Coupe (stupid stoooopid name) . (Cadillac - $32,995 / A-Class - $37,435 / 2-Series GC - $35,700) and is easily the roomiest and most powerful of all of t
    5 points
  21. But... can it peel out?
    5 points
  22. Yeah- Jersey getting hammered. I hate it.
    5 points
  23. Notice how Balth’s dissent is still up and how it differs in tone and lack of bigotry? Do better and maybe your posts will stay up. I do not allow transphobic comments on this site.
    5 points
  24. Sharks, alligators, hurricanes...all part of the weirdness of Florida. Florida Man doesn't fear them, though.. Though for all the craziness, I do have a fondness for the Florida Keys, Miami and S. Florida in general... and the writings of Floridian Carl Hiaasen, who I saw announced his retirement from the Miami Herald yesterday. His colorful novels set in Florida are often hilarious. I'd love to have seen Miami and Miami Beach in the 1940s, when my father spent 4 years stationed at Miami Army Airfield with his work in the Army Air Forces Transport Command
    5 points
  25. And I bet you still complained about interior room. Why couldn’t they just build the car to seat 13 seven foot basketball players ?!
    5 points
  26. Regardless... If any of you gyus are into Caddies, the CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwings are due for unveiling 2/1/21.
    5 points
  27. Really? It seems more difficult to "get off" in general with the passage of time.
    4 points
  28. It’s SOLAR-powered tho!! No fossil fuels, no un-recyclable solar panels or wind turbines! THE ULTIMATE!! If it rains, just leave them out there longer. If a bird poops on it- that’s nothing but organic/vegan proteins. Hard, hard endorsement! That said, the wife abandoned ours years ago. I tried to bring her back to it, but no.
    4 points
  29. Sound relationship advice... I asasume so. Unsound relationship advice...
    4 points
  30. More AWESOME FORD Mach-E Marketing!!! Ford is just killing it with quality marketing and an EV that just Rocks. Excited to be able to see one and sit in one to see how it fits me and the wife.
    4 points
  31. Heck, that's quotes from my 9am staff meeting that just finished. how come ya’ll listen to a groundhog but not the CDC
    4 points
  32. Im not too enthused about GS either. HOWEVER...T-Type trim on a CUV/SUV would be absolutely welcomed by me. Especially if Buick did a special burgundy exterior colour paint job on them with chrome delete black trim.
    4 points
  33. New Envision ST, blacked out, recalls Buick's glory days, local dealer has one, made me think of the remote possibility of an Envision Grand National.
    4 points
  34. I so want to travel again when this Covid crap cleans up. Interesting project, this guy now lives in Columbus. Cameo of vintage Chevy truck is awesome.
    4 points
  35. The new logo is beyond repugnant.
    4 points
  36. That wasn't what I was saying at all. You (and likely he) have preconceived notions regarding EVs and will dream up as many reasons for why they won't work for you as @Davidcan dream up reasons why he can't fit in the front seat of something. What I was saying was that if you wrote down his primary wishes in a vehicle (Good git'up, good economy, good reliability), an EV Equinox would suit his needs just fine. A 1.5T mid-range Equinox is just one QuietTuning away from being a sensory deprivation chamber as it is. Listening to that 1.5 making the sausage is not an experience improvement.
    4 points
  37. When you make obtuse irrational points that can be interpreted a number of different ways it doesn't exactly give warm fuzzies.
    4 points
  38. Yeah...I see that! When I was younger, I had constant nose bleeds. (When the climate be too dry). My mom took me to the doctor and he shove this tall match like thing up my nose to lessen the nose bleeds. I had done that 3 or 4 times. So the feeling of having a test swab shoved up my nose was not a new thing for me. The pleasant surprise was there was no burning sensation as it was with a nose bleed. But yeah...doing THAT daily would definitely not be a thing Id like to do! PS: Thanx to your wife for staying tough and helping us all out! Health workers have ALWAYS been import
    4 points
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