I love the update to the New Mini because I can finally tell the difference. My favorite change is the tail lights. I love how BMW simplified it. My mom just got a lease for one (from her previous Mini) so I'll get a chance to compare the models but that's a bit disheartening about its performance. » 1/22/15 9:02pm 1/22/15 9:02pm

I planned on going to Le Mans this year but the "glamping" package (I'm too old for camping in a tent at a race track) costed too much ($8000) that I had to nix what probably will be one of the most epic races (Audi, Porsche (year 2), Toyota (Do or die), Nissan). :( » 1/22/15 8:26pm 1/22/15 8:26pm

So I just learned from Yahoo! Answers (!) that Venus is closer to us than Mars by a good margin. Maybe we should try to send a manned expedition there IF we can figure out that survive its toxic atmosphere is less costly than the trip to Mars. » 1/21/15 8:00pm 1/21/15 8:00pm

I haven't read the book but I really liked the pilot. I have never read any of Dick's novels but always loved the film adaptations. I am so conflicted now about whether I should read the book or not before watching this show. » 1/18/15 12:19am 1/18/15 12:19am

To paraphrase the late great David E. Davis: "I firmly believe that anyone, who is worth anything at all, should "drive and hear" a 12 cylinder car before they die. Because there is nothing else like it." » 1/10/15 1:12pm 1/10/15 1:12pm

The F-15's design for me is the most efficient and beautiful of all the military jets. F-16 and Su-27's designs are sleeker but F-15 just says badass and in that blue and gray camo pattern, it's just perfect. » 1/09/15 1:03am 1/09/15 1:03am

Yes! It's the primary reason why I can't get a MacBook and I really want to. I've had the Lenovo convertible laptop (X220T and Thinkpad Yoga) for three years now and I can never go back to non-touch screen monitors. Surfing while lying in bed is a huge convenience. Being able to write and draw in OneNote with a stylus… » 1/08/15 1:31pm 1/08/15 1:31pm

I got a Thinkpad Yoga at work after having the X220T for three years and it is far superior in every way... except for the lack of track buttons. It feels really cheap and often I have to click on it multiple times to get the right button (left instead of scroll). This is great news esp if there is a way to fit it… » 1/04/15 11:36pm 1/04/15 11:36pm