Not to say that this particular coat is a great deal or anything, but companies like arc'teryx, marmot, patagonia, mountain hardware, outdoor research, etc are generally not selling things based on imaginary branding. You get what you pay for toward the upper end of the outwear cost continuum. » 11/17/14 3:10pm 11/17/14 3:10pm

I used to use shaving soap. Started using some fancy >$10/oz oil beforehand and it was great. Ran out of soap and started using just the fancy oil, and it was almost as good. Ran out of fancy oil and tried extra virgin olive oil. That worked just as well and $2 worth of it will last you a year. » 11/17/14 11:34am 11/17/14 11:34am

Yeaaah, that was kind of my thought. Growing up around chickens, I can only say that I find the idea of someone going to jail for dumping chickens in the trash to be pretty horrifying. This is not torturing a puppy out of malice, and this person is pretty unlikely to find themselves repeating this offense. » 11/11/14 1:01pm 11/11/14 1:01pm

For what it's worth, my (previous generation) Fit is quicker in a straight line than my '95 Miata, in spite of being down on power and up on weight by 150-200 pounds. The L15 isn't spectacular or anything, but with a manual transmission it works well with the car. » 11/05/14 9:11am 11/05/14 9:11am

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 10/30/14 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 10/29/14 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 10/29/14 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 10/28/14 2:52pm