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    1. If they're going to give you a physical check,...

      If they're going to give you a physical check, you haven't bought anything until you hand it over. If you're sure enough about the car to fly out there, just OK the loan. If there's anything wrong...
    2. Wow. That's weird. Carbon monoxide is the only...

      Wow. That's weird. Carbon monoxide is the only explanation I can think of.
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      I've seen this happen. Just a few weeks ago, I...

      I've seen this happen. Just a few weeks ago, I was driving up 95 from DC to Philly at night. Somewhere in the great state of Maryland, There was a car with no lights on driving aggressively and...
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      Not off the shelf, but instrumenting a drive...

      Not off the shelf, but instrumenting a drive shaft to measure torque is trivial. Multiply torque times RPM, divide by 5252, and bob's your uncle.
    5. Sadly, this is America. About the only way to...

      Sadly, this is America. About the only way to lose your license here is to get a DUI or not pay a ticket. Being a documented danger to yourself and others, on the other hand, seems to be encouraged.
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      I wasn't saying it would be unmanageable. But...

      I wasn't saying it would be unmanageable. But the problem is that since these VLJs are so stubby, you need a lot of tail to create enough moment at low speed. Move the engines out and the tail has...
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      If you only knew. It would take me weeks to tell...

      If you only knew. It would take me weeks to tell all the stories - and I only worked there a year. The trouble was that the top execs came from the software world and thought that we could do the...
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      Unfortunately, I don't think the engines are...

      Unfortunately, I don't think the engines are anywhere near close enough to the wing for the aerodynamic benefits you mention to kick in. Aside from being more outboard, they're not in that much of a...
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      Having worked for Eclipse, I can see why a lot of...

      Having worked for Eclipse, I can see why a lot of folks think they'll get burned. But I think the decade long development process shows that Honda's doing things the right way and not just rushing...
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      I wish people would stop doing this. A lot of...

      I wish people would stop doing this. A lot of bikes these days have insanely bright high beams that are annoying at close range even in broad daylight. There's a difference between getting yourself...
    11. Poll: So, what you're saying is that our highly...

      So, what you're saying is that our highly trained, highly dedicated law enforcement heroes can't be held to at least the same standard of professionalism as a high school student working at...
    12. Not going to get mired in the aesthetic debate,...

      Not going to get mired in the aesthetic debate, but the difference between the old hot rodders and this guy can be seen here:



      Never mind the hole in front of the strut tower, he's cut the...
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      How does the latch operate? Is there an...

      How does the latch operate? Is there an additional action required to put it into "locked" vs "normal" or is it just one more detent? Is it possible that he just turned it too far?

      Of course,...
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      Still not 100% sure about this suicide angle. ...

      Still not 100% sure about this suicide angle. They say he wasn't unconscious because they can hear him breathing, but that doesn't make any sense. There are plenty of ways to be unconscious without...
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      That's a pretty big conclusion to jump to. Not...

      That's a pretty big conclusion to jump to. Not sure about the European regs, but in the US, the cockpit door is always locked. One pilot becoming incapacitated while the other is in the head sounds...
    16. A definite must. I wear plugs on any ride over...

      A definite must. I wear plugs on any ride over 15 mins. Gotta conserve the old hearing. And if you must listen to music, get some specialized noise blocking earbuds. The regular ones will kill...
    17. One glaring thing in need of modification is to...

      One glaring thing in need of modification is to go a little further south before heading west. You're missing out on some fantastic riding through the Appalachians in the Carolinas and northern...
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      True enough. The system I was thinking of is on...

      True enough. The system I was thinking of is on the F-18 and deploys if the crew ejects. Obviously not an option on an airliner. I was thinking of something like a frangible container somewhere in...
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      A lot of naval aircraft have a jettison-able...

      A lot of naval aircraft have a jettison-able flight recorder that floats to make recovery easier if a plane goes in the drink. Might not be a bad idea to have a similar system for aircraft on...
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      This. Considering that they've already found the...

      This. Considering that they've already found the black boxes from this flight, I fail to see how this crash provides much of a case for real time streaming.
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