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Likes: dead-end cold war technology, electric vehicles, retro-futurism, manual transmissions, turbo noises & 24hr races
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Some hero has been naming Imola's gravel traps after Nikita Mazepin on Google maps
This was the one I could find on a quick skim but apparently there were others tagged as Mazespin Park, Variante Mazespin, and Nikita Mazespin Playground on Google Maps.
Hat tip to GFYDJT on Kinja
Edit: there's lots more
Paging Rallydarkstrike, your RV has arrived
My new favorite thing is is electrek's weird alibaba EV of the week.
Here's an electric RV based on a piaggio ape style scooter.
Aparently it has a 40kph (25mph) top speed which actually might be alright if you live on a small island in the Atlantic, would allow you to really appreciate the passing scenery in detail.
Here's a video tour
I wondered if this should have been posted to overland but decided against it since this thing can barely over-road..
Antonov over my house
Was unloading groceries from my car when I heard a plane coming in, my thought process went something like this:
*Wind must be out of the north today, makes sense, it snowed this morning
*That's a bit of a chubbier boi than usual
*Hang on, are those wheels along the side?
*Holy shit, that's an Antonov!
<desperately grabs phone> shit, shit, shit, shit, shit
I have never been so mad at how slow my phone is to load the camera (mostly my fault for all the other crap I left running) as by the time it booted all I caught was it fading into the distance.
It would hardly have @ttyymmnn's new super camera plane photography even if I'd caught it sooner.
I then pulled up Flightradar: it was this plane operated by Volga-Dnepr airlines coming in from Anchorage, which I have to assume was a refueling stop. Wonder what it's hauling.
VI4524 from Anchorage to Toronto https://fr24.com/VDA4524/277850c2
I remember we had
one ofthe really big Antonov s(edit, there's only one of them) come through YYZ around this time last year too hauling PPE from China, that caused a fair bit of planespotter buzz.
If I knew when it was scheduled to leave again I'd be tempted to scoot up to the airport with the kids and see if we could watch it takeoff.
Thanks Secret Senna
Who knew longtime lurker was also a longtime philosopher... I look forward to reading something with more depth than a manual for a change.
The Lego GTR is awesome I've already had to tell my son a few times he needs to finish the massive Harry Potter set from his birthday before he gets his mitts on mine.
To my Senna recipient (you don't know who you are); your stuff is somewhere between China and here (narrows it down) the tracking links aren't working too well atm.
RE: Ethical dilemma
Be straight with them and see where it goes. After undergrad I had an option to do a master's in impacts and explosive engineering; which would have guaranteed a lucrative career. In fact some of the people I knew who did it got hired by defence contractors so fast they had to finish their dissertations remotely while working.
I couldn't do it; despite being fascinated by fighter jets and cold war hardware (love your ekranoplan btw) I couldn't imagine a future where I was doing calculations varying X to kill Y% more people.
Did mechanical engineering design instead and to my knowledge nothing I've built since has made the world worse.
I'd have her same issue with toy guns too, esp where you are.
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RE: What does the GMC Hummer EV’s 9000+ pound curb weight mean for the Donk community?
It's believed members of the Donk community have reached out to the technical experts from Stance Nation to discuss how to modify their vehicles without exceeding tire manufacturer's recommendations for safety and longevity....
RE: Gaza is just like most Facebook offroad groups.
@vincentmalamute that's all old man Milton's influence there. Bradley preferred more subdued colors...
RE: Ah, so that's how my car looks from the factory
@annoying_salman I think you should pick out a nice blue polyester shirt and tie then go recreate these with your car. Add some instagram filter and nobody would know the difference.
RE: More sillness from Gamma Fahrzeuge with VSPs...
@rallydarkstrike I kinda love how everything these guys do is as small scale as their cars.
Handling test: ve drive round the parking lot with an egg
Off road test: drive up dat hill a few times.
Every other vlog would hype it like: <drops voice am octave> "Will it survive the EPIC CHALLENGE of Europe's toughest automotive proving grounds?!"
I expect a suspension test involving a single speed bump shortly
RE: Gaza is just like most Facebook offroad groups.
@vincentmalamute All non fugly paint colors are under embargo?
RE: Fighter Pilots Posting Their Ls on 60 Minutes
@forsweden I like the War Zone's take on this: some peer state is likely fucking with you and all anyone can seem to talk about is little green men.
RE: Oddities I just discovered were a thing
@hammerheadfistpunch I mean it's not such a stretch for a company that already makes containers for volatile hydrocarbons - less of a leap than Hummer Cologne...
Now if it actually worked as a combo perfume/scented lighter fluid that'd be an impressive innovation.