On the one hand you've got people so immersed in an interest that it becomes all-encompassing to the point that it turns into elitism. On the other hand you've got people who call themselves geeks but they're nothing more than consumers, their understanding of the hobby being mostly superficial. » 4/23/14 5:32pm Today 5:32pm

I recall hearing years ago that in parts of Asia that the qualities they want in a car are quite different from American preferences. Americans are fixated on the pretense of performance, whereas over there they want comfort. So often times cars available around the world are set up with a plusher ride went sold there. … » 4/21/14 9:54am Monday 9:54am

The problem with MMOs in general is that the game trends towards hyper-inflation. So dupes like these just speed up the process. The problem is that exploiters are so intertwined with regular players that you can't realistically weed them out. While the worst of the exploiters are easy to catch, the rest not so much. » 4/18/14 11:07am Friday 11:07am

One of the main reasons I use Facebook is because of the integration of functionality and ease of disseminating whatever I post to friends or family. I suspect that's why most other people continue using Facebook and why they haven't jumped ship. There aren't many viable alternatives and using individual tools for… » 4/18/14 10:24am Friday 10:24am

That's because those displays are often tacked on after the fact. Unlike the US, where the some automakers are compelled to maintain the pretense of luxury, overseas they're happy to offer stripped down models. And I mean stripped down to the point of even air conditioning being an option. So that means, the design… » 4/17/14 3:53pm 4/17/14 3:53pm

This is textbook racism (well, religious racism anyway):
1) Engage in wholesale stereotyping of people with different belief systems than your own.2) Dehumanize people by labelling them as stupid or inferior for holding those beliefs.
3) Engage in thought control by demanding they change their beliefs to be compatible… » 4/17/14 1:43pm 4/17/14 1:43pm

The fact that Dodge is releasing special editions that consist of little more than cosmetic packages tells me that they're desperate. They're trying to generate buzz, but poor sales means management refuses to throw good money after bad on expensive performance upgrades. And none of it addresses the issue that the car… » 4/17/14 10:08am 4/17/14 10:08am