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Autogyro

( life / travel / transportation )
I've seen this gyrocopter taking off and landing from the John C. Tune Metro airport. Maybe he's doing sales demos or something. Pretty cool looking. See autogyrousa.com/... read more

The Truth About Electric Cars

( life / travel / transportation / auto )
From: Anonymous See Electric-Cars... "At a neighbourhood BBQ I was talking to a neighbour, a BC Hydro executive. I asked him how that renewable thing was doing. He laughed, then got serious. If you really intend to adopt electric vehicles, he pointed out, you had to face certain realities. Fo... read more

Wife's Jetta

( culture / humor / transportation )
Driving wife's Jetta while my car gets serviced. I called it a piece of $h! while I tried to climb out. Its door hit me in the forehead during the struggle. So, I guess we're even.... read more

Ford's Hemp-Powered, Hemp-Made Car

( life / health / environment / transportation )
I just thought this was interesting: youtube.com/watch?v54vDcPCQM8And here's another article on the same subject: 10 X Stronger Than Steel In The 1940sAnd another: henry-ford-made-a-hemp-car-in-1941 "What if cars didn't have to be the way they are today? If you are a researcher of any kind o... read more

300,000 Miles, And Not One Accident

( education / research / transportation / tech )
Read the rest of the article at Refreshing News: Google's Self-Driving Cars: 300,000 Miles Logged, Not a Single Accident Under Computer Control "Ever since Google began designing its self-driving cars, they've wanted to build cars that go beyond the capabilities of human-piloted vehicles, cars... read more

A Day Without My Car

( culture / writing / blog / transportation )
I'm just testing this Windows Live Writer software. UPDATE: There's now a newer, open-source version here. It was a dark and stormy night ... No, it was an unusually cold day ... yeah, that's it ... for the first week of December when I was forced to go without my beloved - well, maybe not belo... read more

Bill And Tara's Excellent Adventure

( culture / movies-tv-video / transportation )
It started out as an innocent attempt at "dinner and a movie" on a Saturday night. It turned into... Tara's nightmare! We had dinner at Schlotzsky's, each of us ordering one of their 8" "personal" pizzas. Tara got her usual barbecue chicken. I tried something new: the so-ca... read more


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