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Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-23-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,626
Posted By kjb
After wearing dress shoes at work all week, it's...

After wearing dress shoes at work all week, it's really comfortable to slip into the vibram fivefingers on the weekends. It's like walking barefoot with some protection against glass and other things...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-07-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By kjb
I owned a 2003 for about three years, and it was...

I owned a 2003 for about three years, and it was a great car in so many ways - really well designed all around. Great engine with plenty of power and surprisingly good gas mileage. The electronics...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-23-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,548
Posted By kjb
Linn has some nice products that will take ripped...

Linn has some nice products that will take ripped music from a hard drive and stream it to your stereo:

http://www.linn.co.uk/digital_stream_players
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 07-29-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,858
Posted By kjb
+1 on skirt steak and hanger steak. Flatiron can...

+1 on skirt steak and hanger steak. Flatiron can also be quite a surprise if you haven't had it before. All three cuts are quite inexpensive compared to what people generally consider great cuts of...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 07-27-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,677
Posted By kjb
Here's what you're looking for, made in the US...

Here's what you're looking for, made in the US from quality leather.

http://www.glaserdesigns.com/Productjpegs/G20mw5pktcdhldrinsideprev.jpg
...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-01-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By kjb
+1 on Bernardus. I can also recommend...

+1 on Bernardus.

I can also recommend Calera, just south of Hollister. They make some good Pinot Noirs.

/ Johan
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 07-21-2008, 06:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,676
Posted By kjb
Sounds great! Any thoughts on how the...

Sounds great!

Any thoughts on how the additional unsprung weight will affect handling?

/ Johan
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-21-2008, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By kjb
I'm not sure that second video makes me any...

I'm not sure that second video makes me any prouder to be Swedish. :)

In case someone wants to give it a shot here, all you really need to get the spirit of it is a few cans of herring, a bottle...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-18-2008, 04:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,617
Posted By kjb
OK, Found this little video on-line. Smart...

OK,

Found this little video on-line. Smart meets larger Mercedes and Smart meets solid concrete barrier at 50 mph. The results seem consistent with what you'd expect from the EuroNCAP data (40 mph...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-17-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,617
Posted By kjb
I'm not in disagreement with you at all: I'm...

I'm not in disagreement with you at all: I'm simply interested in separating fact from myth. I haven't found any objective data on what would happen if a Mini collided with a 1/2 ton truck, but if...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-17-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,617
Posted By kjb
Speculation isn't necessary since there are...

Speculation isn't necessary since there are people who crash test cars for a living and the results are published. See the image I just posted for a comparison between the 2002 Mini Cooper and Ford...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-17-2008, 12:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,617
Posted By kjb
I understand why there may not be safety ratings...

I understand why there may not be safety ratings for larger pick-up trucks. I'm not sure how the Euro NCAP decides what vehicles to test, but I don't think it's based on safety regulations, maybe by...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-17-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,617
Posted By kjb
OK, I can play this game: 40 mph into an offset...

OK, I can play this game: 40 mph into an offset deformable barrier - European test procedures. I couldn't find any test results for large PUs, but here are a few examples. The 2007 Smart scored...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-17-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,617
Posted By kjb
That graph provokes a lot of reactions - the...

That graph provokes a lot of reactions - the article goes through some of the possible explanations as to why certain cars may be in different areas. What I find interesting is that similar cars,...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-17-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,617
Posted By kjb
safety behind the wheel - bigger isn't necessarily better

The prevailing wisdom on this board appears to be that the bigger my car is, the safer I will be. Specifically, this seems to come up whenever someone mentions the Smart car.

Here's one...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-15-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,355
Posted By kjb
Cliff, Check out audiogon.com. I bought a...

Cliff,

Check out audiogon.com. I bought a Linn Classik from a seller on audiogon 7 years ago. The price was right (50% of MSRP for a practically new unit) and I couldn't be happier.

/ Johan
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-13-2008, 07:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,115
Posted By kjb
European Championship = World Cup without Brazil...

European Championship = World Cup without Brazil and Argentina. Of course there's interest! :D

/ J
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-12-2008, 06:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 707
Posted By kjb
We're having our first child any day now. We've...

We're having our first child any day now. We've used names of people in our families and circle of close friends to pick names.

My favorite so far would have been Björn Justin (as in born just in...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-22-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 26,669
Posted By kjb
Here's the plate I'd get: ...

Here's the plate I'd get:

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads5/no_targa1116624617.jpg
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-14-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,084
Posted By kjb
I doubt that any speed limits are actually...

I doubt that any speed limits are actually lowered using that process. Show me a road where the 85th percentile of the speed distribution of free-flowing traffic is lower than the speed limit. I'd...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-07-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By kjb
Here's a good one: http://www.xkcd.com/407/ ...

Here's a good one:

http://www.xkcd.com/407/

/ Johan
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-31-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,299
Posted By kjb
I guess they don't use Hasselblads in space...

I guess they don't use Hasselblads in space anymore?

/ J
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 02-12-2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,200
Posted By kjb
emacs!

emacs!
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-10-2007, 05:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,730
Posted By kjb
The median house price reflects the agreed value...

The median house price reflects the agreed value of the houses who happens to have been sold recently. If you could get statistics on the median income of the people who'd bought those houses, I...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-09-2007, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By kjb
No offense taken. :) Where's Cliff in this...

No offense taken. :)

Where's Cliff in this thread? Too busy driving his new Solstice to be on Pelican? ;)

/ Johan
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