Saturday, July 15, 2023
Three Transportation Security Administration officers were arrested at Miami International Airport for allegedly stealing from passengers during security screenings.
Friday, July 14, 2023
But then, Alabama was never at the front of the line to accept quaint ideas until decades after the rest of the nation was fully day to day comfortable with things like civil rights, public school desegregation, and against draconian convict lease contracts, chain gangs, illegal vibrators etc etc. (who would ever guess the topic of sex toys would ever be posted here?)
BMW owns the trademark to the Triumph Motor Company, and had the Makkina design house craft this electric concept on a BMW i3s platform to pay homage to the record-setting Triumph TR2 MCV575 “Jabbeke” from 1953.
The Triumph TR2 MVC575 “Jabbeke” claimed notoriety when it broke the land speed record for production cars under 2.0 liters. It happened in May 1953 with a pre-production prototype car wearing streamlined parts.
It's been years since I've found a VW bus getting unearthed, but this '60 VW was left in the New Hampshire woods in 1971, and just now someone decided to see if there was ANY bottom left intact, or did it all rust away
Rollercoaster news: A woman was standing in the waiting line and was seriously injured when she was struck in the head by a metal bracket that flew off the Cedar Point "Top Thrill Dragster" is suing the park for negligence.
The object was an "L-shaped" bracket roughly the size of a man's hand that had been attached to the back of a train car, state investigators said.
An investigation by the ODA found that half of the bolts that secured the bracket to the train body had also dislodged.
She was rendered "permanently disabled," no longer able to reach potential earning capacity – more than $1.2 million, according to the suit. Her medical costs soared to more than $2 million. Future medical care and daily living assistance could cost an additional $10 million.
Comparison testing... is anyone in the media (social or commercial news) testing to prove what works better?
Stuff like that where data is clear, simple, and easily shows exactly how a product performs the function, and between a couple of brands, the better performing is simply the one with better numbers
Stone Harbor’s (New Jersey) parking ticket violations increased by more than 1,600% from the previous year following the launch of the ParkMobile app
Thursday, July 13, 2023
put away in the heated garage in 1973 with only 7,252 miles on it, because of a blown transmission, this 67 Yenko stayed with the original owner until 2018. It’s the only documented Yenko, and only big-block, cowl-plenum Camaro from 67-69
Audi celebrated the 150th anniversary of the first factory opened at Neckarsulm, by having it's trainees create this electric restomod from a classic 1971 NSU Prinz
MG, owned by China's SAIC, was debuted at Goodwood, and is due to go on sale in Europe and China in just a few months, becoming the first mass-market electric drop-top of the decade.
Ford reportedly manufactures 80 percent of its vehicles in the U.S., and it also employs the most UAW workers of any automaker – 57,000 – which is around 11,000 more than General Motors and 16,500 more than Stellantis. The Blue Oval has also added or retained 14,000 UAW jobs since 2019, which is 5,600 more than it committed to in its most recent contract with the union.
That involves spending $1.4 billion more than expected from its current contract, as well as converting 14,100 temporary workers to permanent status.
Well, this causes me to realize I don't know how to spot the differences of a Bird from a Daytona at a head on look like this.
The Bike Riders movie just locked picture, and will probably be released at the end of 2023... it stars Boyd Holbrook (played the Corinthian in the Sand Man) Tom Hardy, Norman Reedus, Michael Shannon, and Austin Butler... it's about 1960s bikers, filmed in Cincinatti
If this sounds familiar, it was about a year ago that I learned of this movie, and posted about the source material https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2022/08/tom-hardy-is-set-to-lead-movie.html
So it's [a matter of] how to treat them, because they're not always doing good things, and how to not make that too beautiful and fun. How to make the right parts beautiful, and all that is about, I think, how we view them. Who the point of view character in that film is. And I've got ideas, two different ideas. But also, it doesn't take place in the south, it takes place in the Midwest. It's a completely different voice than I'm used to writing in.
one of the neighbors says this has been sitting there for 23 years at least, and that it's the property owner's son's Road Runner... no plans to do anything with it, now, or ever. This is in Indiana
Abrams tank weighs the same as a 747
Downey once stole a school bus
NYPD seems to be aware it's doing a terrible job, but, unwilling to be transparent, and get more than it's current (and past) amount of criticism, probably because there is no way to improve the professionalism of those with a badge (Professionalism is 1/3rd of their motto on every NYPD vehicle door)
The photos themselves came from Nexar, a dashcam company that sells to rideshare drivers. The company made the photographs available to researchers in 2020, and the images in question were taken throughout the five boroughs between March 4 and Nov. 15 of that year.
The team identified some limitations of their work. Their approach, for example, only looks at city street images, meaning that police officers in subway stations can’t be monitored.
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Rob Hargrove at Reflection Perfection Fine Auto Detailing
A 21 yr old thief has been busted for illegally towing a dozen vehicles off the streets of Brooklyn and Queens and selling them for scrap metal, police say.
the Russians are pulling APCs out of the mothball parking, and making Frankenlaunchers with Navy rocket launcher tubes, that don't even have an aiming system attached/connected
it took a long time for anything to happen on Peacock streaming ch to get me to think I'll spend 10 bucks to see it... but this did the trick.
Brad Pitt's Formula 1 movie is filming track scenes, and quite a bit of info, and several photos are released
hackers working for Russia's foreign intelligence agency used a fake car advert to try and get past the cyber security dozens of diplomats at embassies in Ukraine
The hacker targeted diplomats working in at least 22 of the roughly 80 foreign missions in Ukraine's capital, Kyiv
The hackers intercepted and copied that flyer, and a gallery of photos of the car, and embedded it with malicious software, then sent it to dozens of other foreign diplomats working in Kyiv, listing the diplomat's BMW for a lower price - 7,500 euros - in their fake version of the advert, in an attempt to encourage more people to download the photo gallery malware, that would give the hackers remote access to the embassy devices.
Why are airfield restaurants so common across the United States? It's not the food, it's the required flight hours needed to stay current on licensing!
The space agency believes that the engine will allow the aircraft to fly without any sonic booms, to prove the feasibility of supersonic flights over cities, a requirement for getting commercial airlines supersonic flights over the USA, probably other countries as well, to drastically reduce travel time for those who can afford it
As part of the upcoming test, the plane will fly over several populated areas and specialists from the agency will gather information on how people react to sound.
People are expected to hear a soft popping sound, comparable in volume to the sound of a car door closing. The space agency will pass on the data it collects to international and US regulators in the hope of gaining approval for supersonic commercial flights over land.