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  • Video shows police tackling and beating a black man suspected of stealing a car. It was his.

    01/14/2017 2:03:27 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 14, 2017 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    Pinned to the ground by officers who kneed and struck him, Lawrence Crosby screamed whatever he could think of to convince them that he was a law-abiding PhD student, not a violent car thief. “This is my vehicle, sir,” he said, his voice captured by the dashboard-camera video. “I have evidence. . . . I purchased this vehicle Jan. 23, 2015, from Libertyville Chevrolet.” It wasn’t enough. The officers placed him in handcuffs in the driveway of a church, two blocks from the police station in Evanston, Ill.
  • Beer-drinking woman launches SUV into river, keeps drinking, cops say

    01/08/2017 1:41:37 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 27 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | Jan. 3, 2017 | Ted Czech
    Police pulled into a York Haven boat launch Monday afternoon behind a woman, looking to arrest her for fleeing from them. Before they could, she gunned the engine, barreling into the Susquehanna River.
  • Red Bud couple has their car repossessed. Heres what happened next

    11/24/2016 11:30:54 AM PST · by BBell · 25 replies
    http://www.bnd.com/ ^ | 11/21/16 | GEORGE PAWLACZYK
    RED BUD When the repo man showed up, Baby lost her ride. The little Pomeranian dog loved to curl up on 82-year-old Stanford Kippings lap when he and his wife Patty, 70, went for a drive. But in recent months a sharp increase in the cost of prescription medicine and other bills were more than a match for the couples fixed incomes. With several $95 a month car payments left unpaid on their 1998 Buick, the repo man, Jim Ford of Belleville, stopped his tow truck in front of their house. Ford, 41, ought to have turned into a cynical,...
  • Wig on car seat is mistaken for child in danger

    10/24/2016 8:05:34 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 24, 2016
    SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA - A bizarre case of mistaken identity when a Virginia woman's wig is thought to be a child left in her car. Jasmine Turner says she went out to the store on her work break when she got a call from police about an unresponsive child in her car. "By the time I get from the Wal-Mart back to my job, the police aren't there, but the window's busted out of my car and there's glass everywhere," says Turner. Except Turner doesn't have kids. Turner says she left her wig on a pile of blankets in the backseat...
  • What kind of car would Jesus drive?

    10/23/2016 11:42:52 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 113 replies
    interwebs ^ | 10.23.16 | Of the webs
    He would drive a Honda. But he wouldn't talk about it very much. John 12:49 : For I did not speak of my own Accord.
  • Hacking News - Tesla model S hacked from 12 miles away | MalwareTips.com

    09/20/2016 4:44:34 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 49 replies
    Malwaretips ^ | 09/20/2016 | Softpedia
    Hacking News - Tesla model S hacked from 12 miles away | MalwareTips.com https://malwaretips.com/threads/tesla-model-s-hacked-from-12-miles-away.63609/ Tesla model S hacked from 12 miles away Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/tesla-model-s-hacked-from-12-miles-away-508468.shtml Security experts from Chinese security firm Tencent Keen Security Lab have hacked a Tesla Model S from afar, taking control over a variety of car functions, including its ability to break. The research team revealed its findings on the company's blog yesterday, accompanied by a video demonstration. They also notified Tesla in advance, via the company's bug bounty program, and the automaker has addressed all issues via a firmware update to its cars. ...
  • Ford Says It's Moving All of Its U.S. Small Car Production to Mexico

    09/14/2016 3:29:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 93 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/14/16 | AP
    DETROIT (AP) Ford Motor Co. says it's moving all of its U.S. small car production to Mexico. Ford CEO Mark Fields confirmed the long-expected move Wednesday during an event for investors and Wall Street analysts. Ford currently makes its Fiesta subcompact in Mexico, but its Focus and C-Max small cars are made in suburban Detroit. Making them in Mexico would boost company profits because of low wages there.
  • Display TRUMP sign on car without fear of being keyed

    09/10/2016 8:22:57 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 61 replies
    dfu via Twitter ^ | Sept 2016 | DFU
    We all know what leftists are capable of doing. Well, we probably don't know the extent of what they are capable of doing. In demonstrations they urinate, flip people off, burn flags, and wreck cars and real property. That is just their nature. So it may be that you are afraid to display a TRUMP sticker on your car. Don't be. Here is the solution. At sign shops and places like Staples, you can purchase soft magnetic material as people use to promote their business. Use a TRUMP sticker or make your own and trim to size. You remove it...
  • Rental Cars Can Steal Phone Data Like Contacts and Text Messages (privacy infosec threat)

    09/02/2016 9:26:00 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 28 replies
    Fortune ^ | 09/01/2016 | Jeff John Roberts
    Rental Cars Can Steal Phone Data Like Contacts and Text Messages http://fortune.com/2016/09/01/rental-cars-data-theft/ Tech Internet of Things Watch Out That Your Rental Car Doesn't Steal Your Phone Data By: Jeff John Roberts September 1, 2016, 10:51 AM Watch out how you connect to cars. Heres something to think about the next time you plug your phone into a rental car: The vehicle may be slurping up and recording all sorts of data, including your location, personal contacts, and even your text messages and web browsing. That warning comes via a Federal Trade Commission blog post this week, which highlights a downside...
  • Car explodes in Charleston (West Virginia) and closes nearby Grandview Elementary

    08/24/2016 8:01:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | wowk
    A car exploded around 4:45 this morning in the North Charleston area. The car exploded at 850 Woodward Drive where the car is a total loss. Charleston Fire Department, Charleston Police and Kanawha County Sheriff's Department have responded to the scene and are currently investigating what happened. No injuries have been reported. **video on link**
  • Freeper Gearheads! Overtightened nut, stripped stud. Turns 4ever but won't come off..! :>(

    08/20/2016 2:26:32 PM PDT · by gaijin · 93 replies
    Me ^ | Aug 20th, 2016 | me
    96 Camry V6, 166k miles, engine = 1MZFE (I think) Flushed engine, changed oil, got a low oil-pressure light, pulled over. Dropped oil pan, cleared out a TON of oil boogers that were in the pan, YIKES..! Also swished the oil pick-up tube around in some flush solution, cleared the screen. Drove around a week and it was FINE..! Then oil pressure light returned :( Swapped out the oil pressure sender switch (don't have the oil pressure tester gauge but I ordered one) and the oil pressure light did come with the new switch. Hoping it's more oil boogers in...
  • FREEPer advice needed; my time @ Toyota Dealer looking for a used car!

    08/12/2016 6:28:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 94 replies
    8/12/16 | sff
    FREEPers, I need a little advice. I am in the market for a late model used car. We have had good success in our family with Toyotas; owned three or four of them in all and are quite happy with their track record. Also, it has been about six years since I bought a car, so I don't know if the "game" has changed much. I have bought from the "Carmax" guys before, and I know they don't haggle. But I found what was supposed to be a "Dealer Certified" car from a Toyota dealer a few miles from home....
  • Police Car Firebombed Outside Daytona Islamic Center: Note Left At Scene

    07/19/2016 6:29:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/18/16 | Aleister
    A police car which was parked outside a mosque and Islamic center in Daytona, Florida was firebombed yesterday and a note left at the scene said Black Lives Matter. No one was in the car, which had been parked outside the mosque as a precaution against potential violence directed at Muslims after the Orlando nightclub shooting. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports:Daytona police car firebombed outside Islamic Center The Daytona Beach Police Department may have been the target of anti-police backlash early Sunday morning when someone firebombed an unoccupied squad car parked in front of a mosque and left a note...
  • Heres how the smallest production car in the world is manufactured {Peel P50}

    07/08/2016 7:08:36 AM PDT · by Cronos · 53 replies
    The Verge ^ | 6 July 2016 | Andrew Liptak
    Share on Facebook (289) Tweet Share (2) Pin (2) Originally manufactured in the 1960s, the Peel P50 has appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's smallest production car. Recently, the Science Channels program How Its Made went behind the scenes to learn how the car is manufactured. Cars are built nowadays in highly sophisticated factories, utilizing robots and computers to turn the raw components into the finished product. For the smallest car in the world? It turns out that its assembly is a bit more low-tech, and probably hasnt changed much in the last 50...
  • Freeper Help! Decision on My VW TDI Keep or Buy Another Car and What?

    07/01/2016 1:13:39 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 113 replies
    07.01.16 | chickensoup
    Is there a Moterhead ping list? So, the Soup owns one of those baaaad TDi's that the EPA want off the road. The choice is for the Soup to give it back, pay off TDI loan and have about 11K to buy another vehicle. Or wait until they announce a fix within 2 years have it fixed and walk away with 5100 probably taxable dollars. The TDI gets 50 to the gallon and is in good shape, 2013 golf standard transmission. Another factor is it has the famous Tadaka Airbag. I like the diesel and I like the power and...
  • Here's Another Horrific Reminder Of Why The Moose Test Is A Thing

    06/28/2016 11:13:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 6/28
    The infamous Swedish Moose Test can make or break sales in certain parts of the world. It aims to re-create what could happen if a moose suddenly appeared in your path, and you needed to make an emergency maneuver. Weve already seen this sort of thing once before, but in case you missed it the first time, heres another reminder of why its so important. Its mainly because moose tend to be so large that they crush the car, imperiling the lives of the human occupants inside. And also, the poor moose is dead. There was a child in the...
  • Donald Trump Supporter Does Donuts Around Anti Trump Protesters

    04/29/2016 12:47:09 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 24 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 29, 2016 | ABC News
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXpJXKCUiHc
  • Business Volvo plans to go all-electric, sets a goal to make 1 million electric cars by 2025

    04/23/2016 7:15:06 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 22 replies
    Volvo is making a huge commitment to electric cars. Today, The Swedish car manufacturer put quantities and dates on goals it first published in its Volvo Cars Sustainability Report 2015. Volvo said that it will make one million electric cars by 2025 in a press release.
  • Ted Cruz Jokes About Running Trump Over With a Car on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

    03/31/2016 1:33:10 AM PDT · by minimum12 · 114 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 31, 2016, 12:59 AM ET | JESSICA HOPPER
    Ted Cruz made his debut on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Wednesday night, and needless to say, fellow GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump received a not-so-honorable mention: Cruz joked about running Trump over with a car. Before Cruz sat down with Kimmel, a segment with April Fool's Day prank ideas was aired. One of the ideas involved putting a picture of Trump in front of the backup camera of someone's car so a person would mistakenly think they were about to hit Trump when they reversed. Cruz later brought up the prank when Kimmel asked the Texas senator who he liked least:...
  • Boston Marathon bombing survivor dies in car crash overseas

    03/08/2016 4:34:55 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 46 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 03.07.16 | Eric Levenson
    Two Northeastern University students, one of whom was injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, were killed in a car crash in Dubai, the university said on Monday.
  • Prosecutor: ex-Congo VP used rape as weapon

    01/12/2009 5:57:49 AM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 452+ views
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands War crimes prosecutors accused former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba on Monday of using systematic rape to terrorize civilians suspected of supporting rebels during a bloody power struggle in neighboring Central African Republic.
  • Driver deliberately ran down and killed a random jogger: cops

    02/16/2016 9:07:26 AM PST · by BronzePencil · 50 replies
    The New York Post ^ | February 16, 2016 | Associated Press
    A driver has been arrested after authorities say he deliberately ran down and killed a jogger in a Los Angeles suburb. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says 36-year-old Haissan Massalkhy of West Covina was booked Monday on suspicion of murder and jailed on $1 million bail.
  • Car plows into pedestrians near Planet Hollywood, killing one, injuring 37

    12/21/2015 10:19:06 AM PST · by redreno · 52 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 12/21/2015 | By Ricardo Torres
    A car plowed into pedestrians on the sidewalk Sunday night on the Las Vegas Strip, killing one person and injuring 37 people, six critically. The six critically injured were in stable condition by late Sunday night, Las Vegas police said. The female driver of the 1996 Oldsmobile four-door sedan, only described as being in her 20s, was arrested near the Tuscany hotel on Flamingo Road shortly after the crash, which happened in front of the Paris Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood hotels. She is being interviewed and tested for impairment, Metro Capt. Peter Boffelli told media gathered on Las Vegas...
  • A Few Birds

    11/28/2015 3:05:35 PM PST · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 19 replies
  • Yes, I bought an electric car

    11/26/2015 10:36:45 AM PST · by #1CTYankee · 146 replies
    11/26/2015 | Ctyankee
    The wife and I Purchased an electric car about a month ago. I'm as far as a tree hugger as you can get but we needed a vehicle. Our son will be starting collage soon so a another vehicle was needed. Her total commute is close to 6 miles, the car had 2,560 miles when we bought it. it's a 2012, fairly well equipped with air, power windows, mirrors, power locks, heated seats, etc. Since the range is only an estimated 62 miles it works for us.My Car is not restricted on distance since it's petroleum powered so it should...
  • Shocker: Avis Car Rental Bars Israeli Executive from Renting

    11/22/2015 8:21:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 106 replies
    Observer.com ^ | 11/22/15 | Ken Kurson
    On Saturday evening, Dov Bergwerk arrived at the Avis branch on West 76th Street and Broadway. Accompanied by his wife Ruth, the Bergwerks were planning to join friends for dinner in Westchester. Mr. Bergwerk, a senior vice president and general corporate counsel at the Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva, got out his driver’s license, reservation number and “Wizard” loyalty card – he’s rented from Avis dozens of times before – and anticipated the usual smooth transition into a nondescript mid-sized sedan. That’s when the trouble started. A reservation agent named Angelline declined to honor Mr. Bergwerk’s reservation, saying that it was...
  • Driven to Kill Why drivers in China intentionally kill the pedestrians they hit.

    I n April a BMW racing through a fruit market in Foshan in Chinas Guangdong province knocked down a 2-year-old girl and rolled over her head. As the girls grandmother shouted, Stop! Youve hit a child! the BMWs driver paused, then switched into reverse and backed up over the girl. The woman at the wheel drove forward once more, crushing the girl for a third time. When she finally got out from the BMW, the unlicensed driver immediately offered the horrified family a deal: Dont say that I was driving the car, she said. Say it was my husband. We...
  • Complex Car Software Becomes the Weak Spot Under the Hood

    09/26/2015 5:23:50 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | 26 Sept 2015 | DAVID GELLES, HIROKO TABUCHI
    If you look at all the code in this car, Dr. Patel said, its easily as much as a smartphone if not more. New high-end cars are among the most sophisticated machines on the planet, containing 100 million or more lines of code. Compare that with about 60 million lines of code in all of Facebook or 50 million in the Large Hadron Collider.
  • Strapped to wooden chairs and burnt alive: Two men are fatally punished by furious Mexican villagers

    09/22/2015 2:26:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/21/15 | AP & Khaleda Rahman
    Strapped to wooden chairs and burnt alive: Two men are fatally punished by furious Mexican villagers after alleged car theft Angry villagers beat and then burnt two men to death on the streets of Mexico after accusing them of trying to steal a car. The men were grabbed by the 200-strong mob in the town of San Juan Chamula on Monday, according to a civil defense official, and strapped to wooden chairs before they were lynched. The official, who was not authorized to be quoted by name, said the men had been turned over to police in the southern state...
  • Audi to unveil 310-mile electric SUV to rival Tesla Model X

    08/20/2015 2:35:11 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    www.ft.com ^ | Andy Sharman, Motor Industry Correspondent
    Audi is to unveil an electric car to rival Teslas forthcoming Model X that the German marque says is capable of traveling at least 310 miles on battery power alone. The Volkswagen-owned carmaker will display the concept, a sport utility vehicle provisionally called the e-tron quattro, at next months Frankfurt motor show and plans to put it into production in 2018 as its first mainstream electric car. High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email...
  • Ohm has worked up a drop-in replacement for car battery

    08/14/2015 7:36:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 114 replies
    phys.org ^ | August 14, 2015 | Nancy Owano
    Ohm is a 6-pound drop-in replacement for your car battery. What's not to like about what it claims to deliver. It never needs jump-starting. Works on the coldest days (in temperatures as low as -40C). Lasts more than twice than lead-acid batteries, which go for three years. Here, you are looking at a 7-year average lifetime. No lead, no acid. When Ohm says it is a drop-in replacement they mean that it is installed in the same way. The site says to "remove the positive and negative leads from your old battery, drop in Ohm, and reattach the lead to...
  • I dont normally go for custom painted cars, but

    08/08/2015 11:07:44 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-8-15 | The Looking Spoon
    I'm DEFINITELY making an exception for this one...
  • I-24 closed to all traffic in Lyon County (Ky) due to possible improvised explosive device

    08/06/2015 11:10:34 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    WPSD ^ | 8-5-2015 | WPSD TV-6
    Interstate 24 between exit 45 and exit 54 in Lyon County is closed due to a possible improvised explosive device in a vehicle. Kentucky State Police say a bomb squad is on scene.
  • Hacker remotely crashes Jeep from 10 miles away

    07/21/2015 9:51:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    (UK) Daily Telegraph ^ | July 21, 2015 | Daniel Bates
    Hackers took control of a car and crashed it into a ditch by remotely breaking into its systems from 10 miles away whilst sitting on their sofa. In the first such breach of its kind security experts cut out the engine and applied the brakes on the Jeep Cherokee, sending it into a spin. The US hackers said they used just a laptop and mobile phone to access the Jeeps on-board systems via its wireless Internet connection. They claim that more than 470,000 cars made by Fiat Chrysler could be at risk of being attacked by similar means - including...
  • Oregon launches program to tax drivers by the mile

    07/03/2015 6:45:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/03/15 | Dan Springer
    Oregon launches program to tax drivers per mile Never autoplay videos David Hastings is a rare American. This long-time hybrid car owner from Oregon wants to pay higher taxes for roads and bridges and says the current 30 cents per gallon state gas tax barely affects him. "I've been free-loading on the highways for 20 years driving electric cars or hybrid cars, getting at least 40 miles to the gallon. So I haven't been paying my share," Hastings said. Now, Hastings will pay more thanks to OReGO -- the first pay-by-the-mile program in the U.S. Oregons Department of Transportation has...
  • Rabbis car set on fire outside Chabad synagogue (Los Angeles)

    06/25/2015 11:17:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Jewish Journal, Los Angeles ^ | 6/25/15 | Ryan Torok
    Security cameras at Chabad of Mt. Olympus show two individuals vandalizing a Hyundai Sonata belonging to Rabbi Sholom Rodal, the Chabads rabbi, at 2 a.m. on the morning of June 24, according to Rodal as well as a police official. The two were caught on camera setting the car on fire. It was parked outside of the Rodal home on a residential street in Laurel Canyon where the home, which also serves as a synagogue, is located. Rodal said prayer books and tefillin that were in the car were destroyed, but he said nothing was stolen from the vehicle. At...
  • VANITY QUESTION - Need Recommendation for Bluetooth Hands Free for Using iPhone in Car

    05/28/2015 6:51:28 PM PDT · by scouter · 21 replies
    Self | 5/28/15 | Scouter
    I need some advice. I want to get "hands free" use of my iPhone in my 2003 Honda Accord. It's a 32 GB iPhone 4, NOT 4s. The car has a "cigarette lighter" power source, but DOES NOT HAVE Aux In. I'd like to hear the phone over the car's speakers (AM/FM/CD) with NO Aux In. I don't care about playing music from my iPhone. If it comes with whatever I buy, that's fine, but I really only care about using the phone hands free. I would strongly prefer a solution that does not require anyone to install anything, beyond...
  • Driving With the Crazies

    05/26/2015 9:21:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 101 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | John Warren
    So Memorial Day is over. You had a great time with whomever, but let me guess—it was not so great on the highway, when about 100 million others joined you on the asphalt jungle. In just about six weeks, we’ll get to do it again for Independence Day, an apt name for any day on the roadways when the morons amongst us demonstrate just how independent they can be. My email inbox recently gave me the “Bill of Non-Rights” with stuff like (“You do not have the right to a free house…,” etc.), and so, here’s my stab at a...
  • False Alarm of the Day:Someone called 911 after seeing a stuffed tiger on roof of car.

    05/21/2015 10:47:06 PM PDT · by Gefn · 17 replies
    I Can Haz Cheezeburger ^ | 05/20/2015 | I Csn Haz Cheezeburger
    A man finds the body of a stuffed tiger on the road in Washington.
  • GM, Ford, and Others want to make working on your own car illegal

    04/24/2015 10:37:26 AM PDT · by MamaDearest · 47 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Jeff Perez
    One of the inherent rights of owning a vehicle is the ability to get on ones backside a wrench in one hand and a grease rag in the other, and just tinker to your little hearts desire. Since the vehicle was invented, its been an important facet within the community of gearheads. General Motors the same company responsible for 87 deaths related to faulty ignition switches, FYI wants to take that right away from you citing safety and security issues. Along with a few other big names. Its called the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Its been around...
  • Automakers Say You Dont Really Own Your Car

    04/22/2015 4:37:11 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 95 replies
    EFF is fighting for vehicle owners rights to inspect the code that runs their vehicles and to repair and modify their vehicles, or have a mechanic of their choice do the work. At the moment, the anti-circumvention prohibition in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act arguably restricts vehicle inspection, repair, and modification. If EFF is successful then vehicle owners will be free to inspect and tinker, as long as they dont run afoul of other regulations, such as those governing vehicle emissions, safety, or copyright law. Most of the automakers operating in the US filed opposition comments through trade associations, along...
  • Optimizing Removal of Engine Sludge, pre-Oil Change

    04/19/2015 5:48:45 PM PDT · by gaijin · 80 replies
    MyBrain ^ | today | me
    There are over 100 pre-oil change treatments products for removing engine sludge. Each product endorser swears on a stack of Bibles that IT is the best --the others are all dastardly liars. But see, I trust Freepers: Is there a stand-out product, detergent, or some DIY product for gasoline-powered car engines that average Joe's can buy or formulate and run in their engine for 10 minutes right before an oil change in order to free up engine sludge...? This gasoline-powered Camry has not changed oil in over 10,000 miles, I believe. Sorry for the Vanity, I think this is almost...
  • 100-year-old car salesman still working six days a week

    03/23/2015 5:54:33 PM PDT · by Signalman · 39 replies
    UPI ^ | 3/23/2015 | Ben Hooper
    CASPER, Wyo., March 23 (UPI) -- A 100-year-old Wyoming man who made his first automobile sale in 1949 said he has no plans to retire from the car dealership. Derrell Alexander, who started his career as a salesman when gas was 17 cents per gallon, celebrated his 100th birthday last week at Whites Mountain Chevrolet in Casper, where he still works six days a week. Customers said they value Alexander for his honesty. "Maybe I've missed sales because I didn't lie to him. But that's OK," Alexander told KCWY-TV. He told the Casper Journal work is part of what keeps...
  • Christians Destroy Almost All Of The Mosques In Central Africa

    03/18/2015 7:08:15 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 29 replies
    Shoebot ^ | 03-18-2015 | Ted
    Christians in the Central African Republic have destroyed almost all of the mosques in their country, obliterating 417 of the nations 436 mosques. This was done as a result of the horrific persecutions done by jihadists against Christians, who have decided to wipe out the problem from its root, and that is Islam. I did a whole video on this
  • Fleet of brand new Ford cars smashed as lorry becomes wedged under low bridge [a bad day]

    03/18/2015 1:15:07 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | March 18, 2015 | Camilla Turner
    <p>A fleet of brand new Ford cars were reduced to a pile of rubble after their transporter driver's lorry became wedged under a low bridge.</p> <p>The driver was attempting to take a short-cut to avoid queuing traffic when he collided with a 4.4m (14.5ft) high bridge near Long Itchington, Warks.</p>
  • Mechanical Engineer 3D Prints a Working 5-Speed Transmission for a Toyota 22RE Engine

    03/12/2015 10:48:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    3dprint.com ^ | 03-12-2015 | by Whitney Hipolite
    Who says that you cant make anything useful on a desktop 3D printer? Sure, there are plenty of designs that you can find on 3D printing repository websites which make you question the motive of the designers but at the same time, there are engineers and designers creating things that make you just stop and say, WOW! One of these latter instances comes in the form of a 3D printed 5-speed transmission for a Toyota 22RE engine, created by a mechanical engineer named Eric Harrell of Santa Cruz, California. Not only does it look legitimate, but it also is...
  • Just Totalled my Car

    03/06/2015 5:31:51 PM PST · by bboop · 104 replies
    self | 3.6.15 | self
    So - My beautiful (10 year old) BMW was just totalled by a young woman who ran a red and hit me. Totalled her car too. We both were fine. BUT .. when the ambulance came, they wanted to take my vitals and make sure I was ok. "What city are we in?" "Pasadena," I said. "Who is President," they asked me. "He who shall not be named," I laughed. "You don't like him?" NO WAY, I answered.
  • Lasers set to zap engines into running more efficiently

    02/20/2015 6:59:17 AM PST · by ckilmer · 128 replies
    new scientist ^ | 20 February 2015 | by Hal Hodson
    PEW pew! For a week last November an internal combustion engine hummed away in a lab near Chicago. Why the excitement? This particular engine sets fire to fuel with lasers instead of spark plugs, burning fuel more efficiently than normal. Laser-fired engines could lead to cleaner, greener cars.
  • If Apple's car business gets as big as Porsche's, guess how much more money Apple will make

    02/17/2015 7:05:29 AM PST · by Lockbox · 94 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 16, 2015, 9:49 PM | Henry Blodget
    Apple fans are already hyperventilating with excitement about how much money Apple is going to make selling cars. So let's put some numbers around that. What if Apple immediately builds a car business the size of, say, Porsche's? How much more money will Apple make? Well, Apple made about $53 billion of operating profit in the fiscal year ending in September 2014, a spectacular 28% operating profit margin on revenue of $182 billion. Porsche, meanwhile, made about $2.6 billion of operating profit, an impressive (for a carmaker) 20% operating profit margin on revenue of $14.3 billion. So if Apple sprouts...
  • Central African Republic names first Muslim prime minister

    08/10/2014 1:38:09 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 08/10/2014 | Christian Panika
    Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) - The Central African Republic named its first Muslim prime minister on Sunday as part of an effort to create a more inclusive government and end more than a year of sectarian violence. Together with Samba-Panza, a Christian, Kamoun faces the difficult task of revitalising a delicate political transition aimed at ending deadly sectarian violence and disarming militias in one of Africa's poorest countries. The latest unrest in the CAR began in March 2013 when the mainly Muslim Seleka rebel coalition toppled the ruling regime and put Michel Djotodia -- the country's first Muslim president...