Yeah, I've made crepes about once or twice a week for 15+ years. Even letting the batter rest isn't super necessary. I think the fancy name just throws people off. They're easier than pancakes from a box. I can have the first ones on the table less than 5 minutes after I walk into the kitchen and with two crepe pans… » 10/30/14 11:13am Thursday 11:13am

Negative camber is great if you want keep the contact patch square with the ground when the car rolls. I run maybe 2.5-3 degrees on both my street cars when they hit the track. But if your setup is really stiff, as it is on a drift car, and you're not building a lot of g-forces, that the front suspension isn't… » 10/29/14 3:48pm Wednesday 3:48pm

Don't think of this as a consumer device at this point. Consider that we've had a LOT of specialize consumer hardware rendered obsolete by our phones (GPS, mp3 players, gaming devices, etc) but there's still a huge constellation of other specialized hardware that doesn't have the market size to allow for a large… » 10/29/14 3:00pm Wednesday 3:00pm

True internet access is something I got in about 1990. I was in 6th grade. It was text-only, obviously, and came through a public access UNIX system. That got you access to Usenet, email, Gopher, etc. Everything happened through a unix command line. » 10/28/14 2:52pm Tuesday 2:52pm

Not to mention the fact that the E36 isn't much slower than the E46 and doesn't have the subframe issues, especially with some pretty basic mods (ie, cams+intake+tune) getting you up to almost euro E36 power levels without much difficulty. It's a worse daily, but an E36 M3 (or 328i) is a hell of a quick car in the… » 10/20/14 2:34pm 10/20/14 2:34pm

Even on gravel it's probably faster to keep both ends pretty firmly planted. One problem, is that driving a more traditional racing line on unfamiliar roads is INCREDIBLY difficult. If you overdo the entry speed, you're done for and you hit a tree. And it's very hard to find that ideal entry speed because you often… » 10/17/14 3:52pm 10/17/14 3:52pm

this. I'm 99th percentile in terms of driving skill, but throw a moose at me in the middle of a 4 hour drive when I'm a little zoned out and I really, really want the electronics to take care of the issue. Humans are really bad at this shit. » 10/14/14 6:53pm 10/14/14 6:53pm

A few months ago I decided to sell my '95 Miata (set up just at the lower limit of track slut, springs/brakes/shocks/tires/roll bar/etc). With two kids, it just wasn't getting driven much, and since we have a third on the way I figured I'd rip the bandaid off and get another 4/5 seater. My normal daily is my E36 M3,… » 10/14/14 2:51pm 10/14/14 2:51pm