As an oversimplified explanation, torque is analogous to the amount of force an engine creates. More force = faster acceleration from F=ma. This means that a big torque can give you a big acceleration. » 9/19/14 11:03am Today 11:03am

I was disappointed last night when I saw this on my phone and nobody came up with the Tommy Boy connection. I'm a day late but feel obligated to correct this unfortunate oversight. » 9/18/14 4:16pm Yesterday 4:16pm

Emissions is usually a pretty small part of it. The bigger reason is safety standards and market tastes. Changing tuning or adding a cat to the exhaust it is pretty easy to meet differing emissions regulations. Safety regulations are harder to meet because the car may need structural changes to meet differing crash… » 9/17/14 2:37pm Wednesday 2:37pm

Blipshift made a shirt of this that I regret not buying to this very day. And it has never been featured in their reprints either. It appears that you can order prints of the print from the artist though. » 9/17/14 1:29pm Wednesday 1:29pm

Enstrom Helicopter plant tour

Yesterday I got to tour the Enstrom Helicopter plant as part of a pretty large group. They didn't specifically say that we weren't allowed to take pictures, but that is a generally observed practice when attending plant tours so I did not take any pictures. There are some posts online that include pictures, so here… » 9/17/14 12:02pm Wednesday 12:02pm

Map question for Oppo

I am planning a drive for this afternoon and need to be in a specific location at a specific time. I am fully capable of doing the math to figure out when I need to leave, but is there an option on Google Maps or anywhere else that you can tell it when you want to arrive somewhere and it will tell you when you need… » 9/16/14 7:36am Tuesday 7:36am

Curses, I missed the Top Gun reference. I finally checked Pete Mitchell on Wikipedia today after checking my notifications. Have a reversed image of Lt. Pete Mitchell doing his thing. » 9/11/14 1:39pm 9/11/14 1:39pm