Tag: Cars

Too bad Fisker didn’t use Kickstarter

So a longish time ago I got all excited about the “Fisker Karma”:http://onward.fiskerautomotive.com/en-us/karma/overview/ and put a $1000 deposit down. Then the car was super late. And the interior was very tight. And the performance wasn’t that outstanding. And I loved […]

The Design of Car Audio Alerts

I am fortunate to own two very nice cars, a Porsche Cayenne and an Audi S6. They are both great pieces of engineering, they drive well, they are comfortable, I get a great amount of utility out of them. I […]

Year end link clean up

* “Poor Halo play prompts stabbing threat”:http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattle911/archives/231642.asp. Doesn’t seem unreasonable. I’ve heard campers threatened with worse. * “How Secure Is My Password”:http://howsecureismypassword.net/. No idea how accurate, but fun. 17 thousand years for my typical password. * “Rich on photobooks”:http://www.tongfamily.com/archives/2010/12/photobooks-for-christmas/. I […]

Electric ATV choices

Looking at choices for an electric for use around our property. Basically I think the choice comes down to these: * “Cunningham”:http://www.cunninghamgolfcar.com/p-225-xrt-850-electric-utility-vehicle.aspx. Lacks a certain spirit, but comes in well under the price of most the others. Basically a golf […]

Stuff I Want But Don't Need — grab bag

* Clickjacking. Pretty ugly form of attack. * Self-powered wireless light switches. Pretty cool, instead of running line voltage to every lightswitch, they harness ambient power and send wireless signals to outlets. Now if you just combine this with… * […]

Fisker Karma

Fisker Automotive: Environmentally friendly, premium cars featuring plug-in hybrid technology >> Vehicles >> Features — J says we need to get one of these.

Car Stereo Fakeout

Car stereo stock radio fake-out – Instructables – DIY, How To, ride, music – The Instructables Book Contest Entry — put your crap OEM stereo faceplace over your cool aftermarket install. Awesome.

Energy reads

* bcurtisBLOG » People are talking about water… — nice chart on where all our water goes. Only 13% for household use. A huge amount to thermoelectric power generation. * Tom Evslin on energy policy. Great points — we need […]

Inside the F1 scandal

Here at another racetrack this weekend, this is great reading about the F1 spying scandal last year. The amount of money in racing is phenomenal — and anytime you have that much money sloshing around, nefarious sh$t is going to […]

Nick Parker of Cantrell Motorsports

Bumped into Nick in the pits, driving a car owned by Cantrell Motorsports of Kirkland with a Windows Live sponsorship. Nick was super gracious, let us get a picture in the car, and even offered to take on J as […]

HCCI engine technology

Technology Review: A More Efficient Engine — J told me about this the other day at the Seattle Auto Show, high compression gas engines that don’t need a spark plug at equilibrium. More efficient and less emissions.

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Jhludwig's bookshelf: read

City of Saints and Madmen
Cowboy Angels
Deep State
Cleopatra: A Life
Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
A Journey: My Political Life
The Post-Birthday World
The Hunter
This Is Not a Game
Rules of Deception
Denial of Sunlight
Sixty-One Nails
The Glass Room

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