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

When I lived in the Detroit area, it was invariably Pontiac Grand Ams and Grands Prix that had the fogs on all the time. In the case of the Grand Ams, most of them seemed to be driven by youngish white males wearing flat-brimmed ball caps at odd angles, seatback reclined so all you could see was the hat (and they… » 6/23/14 5:00pm 6/23/14 5:00pm

Keep in mind that was 1990, and the other engineer was only slightly less young than I was then. It's a slow process, but it's getting better as companies look at cost of warranty (which is a cost center, not a profit center) and examine the need for simplified (read: quicker and thus cheaper) service procedures. The… » 6/19/14 12:33am 6/19/14 12:33am

FoxSportsGO is a no-go unless you're with one of their supported TV service providers: AT&T UVerse, MidContinent, Optimum, SuddenLink, WOW!, Xfinity/Comcast, Cox, or CableOne.

You're SOL if you're with DirecTV (as I am), Dish, Charter, TimeWarner, etc., even if you have FS1 and FS2 (as I do).

The Audi in-car is using… » 6/14/14 5:32pm 6/14/14 5:32pm

1950s surplus rockets. Existing sled track. Couple hundred bucks worth of fabricated steel for the frame. Couple thousand for the 50,000 lb concrete block. $250 for a inop Ford Aspire. Existing high-speed cameras. I'd be shocked if that entire thing cost more than $50k including the travel expenses for the talent and… » 6/12/14 11:51am 6/12/14 11:51am