Posted: 14th May 2013 by Rex Brown in cars, humor
Tags: Bilstein, Eibach, Koni, KYB, Ohlins
I’m not sure why a damp shock absorber would work any better than a dry one.
But apparently a wet shock works better. Proof of this can be found increasingly in the automotive press as references to “increased dampening” keep popping up. Or is there another explanation? Hmmm…..
A shock absorber is known as a damper in the UK.
So the action such a device might impart would be damping. Making an adjustment or calibrating a shock absorber might involve a change to the damping properties- not the dampening.
I’ve seen this gaff in numerous publications. And I’m talking about real magazines- not just personal blogs or Twitter!
Posted: 10th May 2013 by Rex Brown in tulsa, video
Tags: Movies, Osage County, Pawhuska
The first official trailer from a new movie filmed in Oklahoma was released today. It’s based on the play August: Osage County, written by Tulsa native Tracy Letts. The all-star cast is impressive. And the Ferrari racing along Highway 11 is also intriguing.
Judging from this trailer we could be seeing a homegrown movie on Oscar Night.
Look out Pawhuska- it might be tourist season up there!
Posted: 1st April 2013 by Rex Brown in aviation, humor
Tags: Airbus, Hoax, Richard Branson
This is one of the better hoaxes I’ve seen so far this April Fool’s Day.
Virgin Atlantic announced the unveiling of a new glass-bottom airliner.
According to the company’s news release the “aircraft will look identical to the standard Airbus A320 that is currently being used on Little Red’s domestic routes, but will have a clear strip made from aviation-standard glass in place of the traditional aisle. This ensures the aisle in the plane’s underbelly is completely see through, allowing passengers to look down directly as the plane makes its journey through the sky.”
Virgin Atlantic Launches World’s First-Ever Glass-Bottomed Plane
Posted: 13th March 2013 by Rex Brown in tech
Tags: ADSL, AT&T, Computing, DSL
Before You Ditch DSL Check This…
I often hear complaints about the speed of DSL (or lack thereof). But there may be a very simple cure for your DSL woes.
A Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) uses the standard telephone cables running all over town and through your house to carry high bandwidth traffic. It does this by sending the data traffic at a much higher frequency than the voice information. In fact it’s so high your ears can’t hear it- which is why I can surf and talk simultaneously on the same telephone line.
Posted: 10th March 2013 by Rex Brown in tech
Tags: AVG, Computing, Java, spam, toolbars
Unwanted Toolbars Ruining Your Day?
Add-on toolbar spam has been steadily increasing over the last couple of years. Last week I was pushed over the edge by an update of my favorite free anti-virus program. Suddenly AVG Free had decided I needed another toolbar on my browser- and hijacked my default search provider! Now a simple search or new tab brought up an AVG-branded search page from Yahoo!