Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Let me know if anybody in the video looks familiar...Thanks be to Eldon for the digital conversion of the VHS source.
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Where was the outlash against Armstrong when he dumped his wife? There was none.
Not a peep. Why? Because he is an American hero. An "inspiration" to cancer
survivors and athletes. And then the tabloids embraced his relationship with
Crow, glossing over the fact that he was a cad. Why? Because he is a celebrity.
Good on Mr. Straka.
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
A note on the MPG disparity between real world results and EPA estimates:
The EPA tests include several parameters that seem out of step with how
most people drive: Air conditioners are never used; the average highway speed is
48 mph, never topping 60 mph (far slower than traffic flowed during PM's test);
and the city cycle averages 21.2 mph, never topping 56 mph. But here's the real
kicker: The EPA's city test schedule includes 23 stops and about 5-1/2 minutes
(out of 31) of idling. Since hybrid engines usually shut down during stops, this
parameter tends to exaggerate hybrid mileage results.