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  • Boeing Uncovers Another Potential Design Flaw With the 737 Max Jets

    01/05/2020 9:38:55 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    ktla ^ | 01/05/2020
    The plane was grounded worldwide in March after two crashes that killed 346 people. The company determined a software fix was likely to correct the issue with the automatic safety feature that caused the crashes. However, as part of a December audit of the plane’s safety ordered by the US Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing found “previously unreported concerns” with wiring in the 737 Max, according to a report earlier Sunday from the New York Times. The company informed the FAA last month that it is looking into whether two sections of wiring that control the tail of the plane are...
  • Tesla shares dive after Consumer Reports yanks recommendation for Model S

    10/20/2015 1:44:53 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 44 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10-20-15 | Jerry Hirsch
    Consumer Reports withdrew its recommendation for the Tesla Model S — a car the magazine previously raved about — because of poor reliability for the sporty electric sedan. The turnabout comes after the influential consumer magazine handed the luxury car a “worse-than-average” rating in its annual report on the predicted reliability of new vehicles issued Tuesday. The news sent Tesla Motors stock down as much as $23.77, more than 10%, to $204.33 in mid-day trading. See the most-read stories this hour >> Consumer Reports surveyed 1,400 Model S owners “who chronicled an array of detailed and complicated maladies” with the...
  • Gov't Motors' Electric Edsel

    08/02/2010 6:13:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 112 replies · 21+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 2, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Industrial Policy: The administration's electric car represents both the genius of American technology and the stupidity of its government. Imagine Rube Goldberg with $50 billion. Buy now and get a free 40-mile-long extension cord. It wasn't exactly Michael Dukakis riding in a tank wearing a Snoopy helmet, but it was close. President Obama, who reportedly hasn't driven an inch himself since taking office, visited a GM plant in Hamtramck near Detroit on Friday to drive a Chevy Volt 10 feet off an assembly line. It was a perfect image, as the American economy is being driven off a cliff by...
  • Obama the Edsel

    06/30/2010 7:04:43 PM PDT · by Signalman · 18 replies
    NRO ^ | 6/30/2010 | Jim Geraghty
    Earlier this month, Resurgent Republic — an independent public-opinion-research group headed by former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie — conducted focus groups in five key House districts, measuring how independent voters and, separately, self-identified tea-party members felt about the direction of the country. Bad news for President Obama and congressional Democrats is common these days, but these results unveiled Tuesday are simply dismal. Asked to compare Obama to a car, one Iowan chose an Edsel: “Something that had a lot of hype, but failed to live up to expectations.” Another older man described Obama as “a wrecked Ferrari, something...
  • Robert Strange McNamara … a strange man

    07/07/2009 10:52:19 PM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 27 replies · 1,178+ views
    Island Turtle ^ | July 8, 2009 | Corky Boyd
    Robert McNamara died Monday at the age of 93. Not a lot will be written about him because he is reviled by the left for his role in the Viet Nam war, and reviled by others for his mismanagement and failures. I am one of the latter. McNamara throughout his career held himself in higher regard than those around him did. He felt his intelligence trumped all, even when he was barking up the wrong tree. Prior to being tapped by Jack Kennedy for Defense Secretary, he was President of Ford. He came to Ford as one of a dozen...
  • Edsel bug hoists one North Dakota enthusiast to the top of his Edsel empire

    10/23/2005 7:24:22 AM PDT · by cloud8 · 15 replies · 673+ views
    AP via ^ | October 22, 2005 | By JAMES MacPHERSON
    BEULAH, N.D. (AP) -- Leroy Walker can recite a story for each one of his Edsels, all 226 and counting. There's a lipstick red '58 that caused its driver to be arrested three times between Las Vegas and Bowman, because he was mistaken for a bank robber who used an identical car for a getaway. Another, a two-tone green '58 Ranger, was delivered that same year in front of a church for a wedding present. Walker purchased it three years ago from the widow at an auction. "She had lived an exciting life," Walker said. "She drove an Edsel." Today,...
  • What women really want (car engineered and built by women)

    03/02/2004 12:34:03 AM PST · by fdsa2 · 118 replies · 1,103+ views
    The Times ^ | 29 February 2004 | Sophie Tweedale
    This week, among all the macho swagger and the muscle-car posturing of the Geneva Motor Show, an altogether more alluring project will be unveiled. Volvo, a company not normally noted for being adventurous, will present to the world the first car designed, engineered and built by women. The Your Concept Car (YCC) has been built on a modest budget of £2m by a team of nine women, none of whom had worked on a concept car before. They include an engineer who is also a mother of three, an interior designer whose background is in home wares and a team...
  • E-mail tries out a sense of smell

    02/19/2004 3:53:51 PM PST · by Print · 9 replies · 136+ views
    bbc ^ | Thursday, 19 February, 2004 | bbc
    E-mail tries out a sense of smell An e-mail would contain a code for a particular scent You could soon be able to spice up your e-mails with your favourite perfume. UK net provider Telewest Broadband is testing a system to let people to send aromatic e-mails over the internet. It has developed a kind of hi-tech air freshener that plugs into a PC and sprays a smell linked to the message. Telewest say it could be used by supermarkets to tempt people with the smell of fresh bread or by holiday companies seeking to stir up images of...