@chariotoflove I am by no means a pro-YouTuber, look to @100percentjake and @Danny-Korecki for that, but I'm in full support of helping with YouTube channels and podcasts in any way I can, even if it's just putting the page together.
I also recently had a thought about the Oppositelock YouTube channel. It may be a bit unconventional, but rather than having a traditional cast of Oppos, we allow Oppos, any Oppos really, to send videos in and, if they meet whatever terms and conditions we'll want/fit the general Oppositelock vibe, we upload them there. It'd be a user-curated channel, just like this forum is already! If someone wants to make a video they can send it our way and we post it, with the contingency that all monetization goes back to the site (would be pennies, but still).
The Podcast is a swell idea as well, and taking a van across the country to interview people (kind of like the wacky idea I had in this post) could be some immense fun!
One other ludicrous thought: I know lots of Oppos are busy, but if there was a way we could form regional Oppo racing teams that'd attend things like HooptieX or the 24 hours of Lemons events, we can trick out Oppo cars and show up, people will ask what that means, and that starts a conversation too! Plus, then some people get racing action in!
Long story short, nothing excites me more than this website's expansion. If there's anything I can do to help just ping me.
Thanks for the kind words.
Honestly, I didn't consider myself a YouTuber, until recently. I started writing articles then started filming stuff to supplement my articles. I had started uploading the videos to YouTube right around the time that YouTube instituted the 1000 subs and 4000 watch hours before you can get paid rule. (horrible luck) so it took me a long grind to be able to make some pennies on YouTube, but here I am last week with Oppo help crossing the 2k sub line.
YouTube still doesn't compare to my writing, but I feel like that will flip in the next 1-2 years.
@sn4cktimes Work area is going to be roughly 48” x 36” in order to utilize an entire sheet of plywood/MDF if I want. Plan is mostly wood and aluminum it also bought the dragknife kit to maybe help with the Oppo stickers. As far as accuracy goes, I don’t have a clue how it’s going to turn out. I do have mid supports printed that should help but I went with the compromise of larger cuts with a sacrifice to accuracy since initially wood it pretty easy. If it becomes a problem I will scale it down.
@amoore100 They do, I agree. I just worry that EVs are worse. (And also current ICE cars) as not only do you have proprietary hardware, but everything is becoming more proprietary in software as well....and EVs are mostly software.
@someoneatacura I quite like how these look, but primarily from the rear. The overall shape is nice as well, but the front grille is a bit too coarse for my tastes, at least as far as subcompact CUVs go. I personally quite like CVTs and especially enjoy ones that 'drone', as it were, since after all they are meant to keep the engine precisely in its power band. I absolutely despise the ones that fake shift 'to please customers'; that sort of nonsense seems just like marketing gubbins that'll shorten the life of the CVT. My favorite CVT is still the slinky-like acceleration of the 2.5 pre-facelift 4th gen Fozzie, having had plenty of seat time between two of my friends' examples. You can feel it sussing out the power under acceleration before it returns to a very quiet and calm 2000 RPM, even at 80 MPH. It may not be fast, but boy is it satisfying.
@dr-zoidberg Although he is no longer with us, here today, I remember this from Tennyson. “We are not now that strength, which in old days moved earth and heaven. That which we are, we are. One equal temper of heroic hearts made weak by time and fate, but strong in will. To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”