Right down here you can see the future replacement, and by future I mean an alternate future where the drill didn't break down and the process of removing it via excavation didn't sink the surrounding area by inches. That future. The one where Seattle is smart enough to not do a big dig design build. » 1/21/15 12:19pm 1/21/15 12:19pm

I also agree on this. I found that Children of Men the book was a heart wrenching final chapter to humans. The end coming to man as all things do, through senseless violence and the movie was an example of extraordinary survival through unsurvivable violence and set ups to deliver a happy ending so to speak. The book… » 11/22/14 5:52pm 11/22/14 5:52pm

I was sitting in traffic one day in Tucson and a car in front of me stopped and waved another car that was exiting a parking lot through. What the car in front of me couldn't see was that a flat bed tow truck was coming in the left turn lane in the opposing direction.

He kept waving this guy through and I was trying… » 11/21/14 3:52pm 11/21/14 3:52pm

With all the science wonks and engineering geeks they had on this, how did they not put in a kinetic charging option. They have been using these for ages in other watches and I'm sure that the e-juice this uses is considerable but with the price and small kinetic generator could really eke out some extra battery time.… » 9/10/14 7:39pm 9/10/14 7:39pm

I think about how we demand full curtain airbags on our cars but still ride with helmets that are essentially the same as when they were first modified from the previous hard plastic shell eps motorcycle style helmets into what is essentially the current concept of thin plastic covering and foam.

Technology has given… » 9/10/14 7:29pm 9/10/14 7:29pm

The failed in america because you can get a car with similar gas mileage for the same price that seats four and doesn't raid the MB parts bin meaning maintenance and insurance costs are lower. If they had seen fit to bring the much more efficient diesel version, which is the one I have mostly seen abroad, with its… » 9/09/14 12:52pm 9/09/14 12:52pm

I'm going to argue that there is a difference between a continuation and a sequel. The continuation would be in the vein Lord of the Rings. We wouldn't have wanted to see them end after the first movie because it was just the first step in the serial telling of a long story. It couldn't stand on its own outright… » 9/08/14 6:51pm 9/08/14 6:51pm

I had a early 70's mini 1000 when I lived in canada. I paid a whopping sum of $850 for it in the early nineties, which for me at the time was a lot. I regularly drove 3 other friends around town, Scandinavian flicked it around any dirt corner I could, went on british jaunts with a MGB owning friend and pretty much… » 8/27/14 3:01pm 8/27/14 3:01pm

Same. I can't believe that a place that is well suited to the future includes a place that will definitely suffer from the warming trend we are seeing as part of the end of the mini-ice age/global warming. Nothing says sustainable and future ready than summers at +120°F. Not to mention the complete lack of water, the… » 8/27/14 12:54pm 8/27/14 12:54pm