Snap oversteer is the propensity for a car to rotate FAST, in a way that doesn't necessarily come with a lot of warning. Basically the complete opposite of this. You'll never see an Audi rotate fast or unexpectedly. Even here, the car is understeering like crazy for the most part. » 12/15/14 12:19pm Monday 12:19pm

You can lean side to side to see the actual sides of the car, or get one of those dumb stick on convex mirrors so you can see where the curb is, or get a better rear view mirror like the Broadway 300mm Convex ($20 on Amazon and worth every penny) so you have more coverage back there. » 12/11/14 6:03am 12/11/14 6:03am

Yeah, people underestimate the insanity of the corvette. My E36 M3 is quick enough that I'm not embarrassed by stuff like 964s, 993s, STIs, etc at track days. But even a stock-ish C5 can pass me like I'm standing still...mid-corner and off the racing line. They are bonkers if you have the balls to drive them at… » 12/04/14 11:24am 12/04/14 11:24am

I used to work in facility planning, and now I'm on the business side of things, so I can speak to this a bit. It's not so much the medical machinery (which *is* expensive) so much as the support infrastructure. A hospital is more like a carefully designed machine than a building. When we build office space, we can do… » 12/04/14 10:43am 12/04/14 10:43am

Word up, dawg. We're best if the government stays out of the free market here. If I don't want to hire brown people that's my choice. Nor should anyone be telling me that I need to make special parking spots for cripples. And really, FMLA is just pandering to uppity broads that want a job AND kids. They should be at… » 12/03/14 11:52am 12/03/14 11:52am

There's so little grip on snow that weight transfer via braking/acceleration/cornering load is pretty much nothing. At least on snow if you're driving with normal people snow tires and normal people suspensions, you've got a coefficient of friction that's maybe only 15% of what you have on a dry day. My FWD car will… » 12/03/14 2:40pm 12/03/14 2:40pm

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