Some of the crazier builds out there tend to be pretty fragile, both because of custom joints and parts that are combined in unconventional ways. Standard Lego ball joints are much better, but I've found that over time they get loose and have a hard time supporting weight. » 10/22/14 10:50am Today 10:50am

Actually, the figure is closer to less than half being unrestricted. However, it isn't like you'll ever be able to cross most of the country at unrestricted speeds. They tend to appear over short stretches. Complicating this further is the fact that traffic is pretty heavy all over the autobahn. So good luck finding a… » 10/20/14 4:34pm Monday 4:34pm

This is the consequence of being an early adopter. Hell, it's a side-effect of buying any piece of technology. What you buy today will probably feel obsolete by the same time next year. It won't be obsolete, of course, but in today's consumption-fixated culture people inevitably suffer from a sense of missing out. If… » 10/17/14 4:53pm Friday 4:53pm

The FR-S/BRZ is an attractive car, but by no stretch of the imagination is the design timeless. The worst part of that car is the rear end which incorporates Japanese styling tropes that are already showing their age; clear housings with too much chrome, round brake lights and a busy trunk lid. » 10/17/14 12:36pm Friday 12:36pm

The front end is a bit much, but I think the rest of the car looks quite good. Some of those lines you're picking out look more like highlights than actual creases in the metal. On the handful of other photos that I could find I didn't see all the creases being highlighted here. » 10/14/14 3:58pm 10/14/14 3:58pm

While I think socialized healthcare is a good thing, I don't have any confidence that the United States can implement it properly. The mess that is Obamacare is good evidence of that. Not only that, but the systems in Europe and Asia are suffering a lot of the same problems as the American system, one of the bigger… » 10/14/14 10:05am 10/14/14 10:05am