I wish there were something I could do to lower my auto insurance rates. My last accident (and the only one I've got on my drivers license record at all) was a single vehicle accident almost 9 years ago. My last moving violation was for a headlight being out 2 years ago, the one before that was speeding almost 7 years… » 3/05/14 3:18pm 3/05/14 3:18pm

I think there's a bit of a difference in snow on the roads in the north and the south. Chalk it up to preexisting condition of the road, the treatment of the roads by public services, I dunno. When I lived in CT, I had no problem driving to work in the snow throughout the winter. If I felt the car start to slide, I… » 2/06/14 11:55am 2/06/14 11:55am

I missed this by a few months, but you wouldn't want to use a Chevy 305 for a high RPM build since the engine is undersquare. The longer the stroke, the faster that piston has to move in order to finish its entire stroke in a given time compared to a square on oversquare engine » 1/24/14 2:07pm 1/24/14 2:07pm

Rose colored glasses. Daggerfall wasn't even playable wtihout downloading a patch. In 1996, when you got your games by walking/driving to the store and probably couldn't tie up your phone line for long enough to download a big patch like that. Those were all good games to be sure, but today's games are overall better.… » 12/08/13 11:51pm 12/08/13 11:51pm

World of Tanks for me. Free to play, paying gets you to where you would get anyways faster, but you can't buy anything with real money that's any more powerful than what you can get without spending real money. Even their "premium tanks" all have glaring weaknesses to make up for any advantages they have, although… » 11/27/13 7:20am 11/27/13 7:20am

I was stationed in SE GA (about a mile north of the FL border, doesn't get much deeper south that that I think) and one of the first things I noticed was there are a LOT of bugs. The paint on my car suffered from the lovebugs (not sure what they're really called, but they fly and you almost always see them mating)… » 11/20/13 10:17pm 11/20/13 10:17pm

TKD and Karate aren't really fighting sports any more. All the rules, the tradeoffs that exchange effectiveness for aesthetics- there are effective arts out there, but if you want full contact sparring with challenging opponents, instead of looking to the popular karate, TKD, etc classes look into the MMA groups,… » 11/19/13 5:32am 11/19/13 5:32am

Wasn't there a huge guy in WA that beat some small guy so badly, the guy was in a coma? The trigger for that was a compliment. Some folks are just assholes. Also: It's been 7 years more or less since smartphones became ubiquitous accessories for modern life. Rotate the damn things 90 degrees and shoot your damn videos… » 11/18/13 10:05pm 11/18/13 10:05pm