As someone who could easily pack away 5000 calories a day if I just ate until I was full all the time, this is the only way for me to maintain my body weight. I stopped eating between dessert and dinnertime about a decade ago. 20 hours. Skipping breakfast takes a while to get used to. Going the distance to dinnertime… » 1/28/15 7:58am Wednesday 7:58am

For the stove, you can go even cheaper. I've got a $6 one from Amazon that's served my family quite well for a couple years. They make a slightly larger version if you're going to be cooking with bigger pots and want more stability, but it's easy enough to rig up some support out of sticks and rocks. » 1/28/15 9:34am Wednesday 9:34am

If people can't enjoy a little snow adventure now and then, maybe they should consider a job other than healthcare (says I in healthcare). Doctors, nurses, medics, cops, firefighters, garbage men, postal service employees and snow plow operators know what they're signing on for. Nobody is forced into this work and… » 1/27/15 12:48pm Tuesday 12:48pm

Bad advice here. For god's sake, don't use the bowline if your life depends on a knot. It is NOT a good "mountain climbing" knot. Figure-8 (follow-through/on the bight/loop) or double bowline if your life depends on a loop. Screw up a figure-8 and it's secure but very difficult to untie. Screw up a bowline and it… » 1/08/15 8:26am 1/08/15 8:26am

Building codes typically require a safety factor of 1.5 and are usually designed to about 2.0. Aircraft often go with ~1.5, which makes sense, because increasing the safety factor of a building doesn't come with performance tradeoffs. On an airplane, unnecessary weight is a pretty big deal. » 12/18/14 4:03pm 12/18/14 4:03pm

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 12/15/14 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