Patrick, I think your opening line is a bit off. The jury found Barajas did NOT kill Banda. If they had found he had, he could have been convicted of anything ranging from manslaughter to the capital murder he was charged with.

Additionally, they found *fragments* of *a* bullet they think *might* be a .357 Magnum, but… » 8/28/14 10:43am Thursday 10:43am

Having spent a significant portion of my life pulling trailers up mountains in diesel trucks to test cooling systems, I'll suggest that the trans features you want are:

- A well-matched 2nd gear and 3rd gear (since we're talking about 6-speeds) to the engine and rear gear/tire size.

- 2nd gear torque converter lockup… » 8/04/14 4:14pm 8/04/14 4:14pm

Back before the State of Arizona widened the road up from Davis Dam, and in the process lopped some off the summit AND de-sloped it, I towed a lot of trailers up that grade doing cooling system testing. Yeah, a 3-mile stretch isn't exactly earth-shattering. Show me a GCWR tow at the posted speed limit in 100F ambient… » 7/23/14 10:17am 7/23/14 10:17am

Yes. This, exactly. The number in the report assumes zero exploration, but in fact every producer, major down to wildcatter, is spending money on seismic studies, test wells, and employing more geologists than all the "pure science" institutes in the world combined. Thus, even while proven reserves are exploited, more… » 7/09/14 1:32pm 7/09/14 1:32pm