I find it interesting just how many totally different financial arrangements exist between married couples as well as how thoroughly convinced many people are that the single way they know is the only one that makes sense. It's exhibited in this comment section as well as in lots of people I've gotten to know. » 3/27/15 2:40pm Yesterday 2:40pm

I know, I know. We should all be happy to finally be getting small trucks again. But I'm just going to use a few numbers to put in perspective just how far off these are. As a point of comparison, I'm using my own truck. Because in reality, that's what they'll have to beat to get me to replace it. I'm focusing on the… » 3/26/15 4:39pm Thursday 4:39pm

I find myself wondering if the owner ever added oil to it. There's obviously a substantial volume of oil that has turned to a solid ore semi-solid sludge. There can't have been much left in liquid form. It's possible that if the liquid had been kept topped up it would have made it even longer. » 3/20/15 3:54pm 3/20/15 3:54pm

As someone that flips my glasses to the back of my head when they're not needed or inappropriate, I find this comment disheartening. Putting sunglasses on top of your head when your hair is very sweaty makes the lenses all smudgy. Instead flipping them backwards lets only the frames touch the sweaty hair, leaving the… » 3/16/15 4:49pm 3/16/15 4:49pm

Some internet communities already seem to have taken your advice a little too far and severely over-corrected. Some time ago, in my excitement after purchasing a new mountain bike, I posted to a mountain bike forum. Immediately, I mean within minutes, I was accused of lying about owning the bike and asked to post… » 3/16/15 4:39pm 3/16/15 4:39pm

I've occasionally found boost/vacuum gauges helpful for noticing or diagnosing problems. Same as coolant temp, charging voltage, or oil temp/pressure. All of them are pretty irrelevant during normal driving. But when something goes wrong they can help you notice the problem more quickly. » 3/05/15 9:19am 3/05/15 9:19am