Paul_y

Paul_y

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406 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: This Is St... · 1 reply · +1 points

Right? What century is it?

I can see if, say, they were distributed on an as-requested basis. It's insanely wasteful that these things are just given to everybody regardless of need.

426 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - The Official 2012 Atom... · 1 reply · +13 points

Meh.

481 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Shut Up An... · 2 replies · +2 points

http://www.rasputinmusic.com/

Rasputin is my favorite of Northern California's regional record store chains (followed by Amoeba and Dimple). That place makes my checking account scream for mercy.

489 weeks ago @ Wonkette - Wingnuts Plotting To O... · 0 replies · +1 points

"I get the sense that a lot of those family trees have a car wrapped around them."

That warranted a very hearty laugh. Good work.

498 weeks ago @ Hooniverse - Hooniverse Asks-What M... · 0 replies · +1 points

FWD muscle, under one of the best looking American car designs ever. I approve.

499 weeks ago @ Hooniverse - Hooniverse Asks- Are A... · 0 replies · +3 points

While modern automatics are technically very good, the feel of a real manual can't be beat. It's more fun, even if a computer can shift faster and more accurately than I can.

...and in the meantime, with few exceptions, us proles tend to be shopping for cars where the manual is the superior transmission-- there are a lot of cars still using crap-ass old 4-speeds with PowerSap torque converters. In those cases, the manual is better, hands down.

499 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - Single Wheel Trailers · 2 replies · +3 points

In lane changes at highway speeds, a lack of swiveling probably wouldn't matter, but the second you wanted to go around an intersection or parallel park, the tire scrub would probably put a massive amount of stress on the hub and trailer itself. having a suspended caster just makes the whole thing more maneuverable in tight turns.

499 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - Single Wheel Trailers · 1 reply · +2 points

One of my goals when I rejoin the land of the <s>living</s> employed is to acquire/build either a single-wheel or teardrop for camping; either could be towed by my xB with little drama.

Needless to say, I never comment over here, but I have been enamored with single-wheel trailers for some time.

500 weeks ago @ Hooniverse - Last Call- WWAMD? Edition · 0 replies · +12 points

So, I take it that the world has been relieved of a real estate agent?

530 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - The Official AtomicToa... · 0 replies · +3 points

The combination of high-quality plastics and precision molding in each Lego brick makes them absolutely deadly.