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William Dye
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Years ago, the presenters agreed to a contingency plan: if one of them was killed during a challenge, then the others would announce the death, pause briefly, say "Anyway...", and move on. Perhaps this video is the Internet media staff at Top Gear saying "Anyway...". If so, I wish they'd made it the title.

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15:26 "I prefer soldered connections for the main power circuit" [...] "Man, I really need a better soldering iron than this" [...] "THAT'S CALLED FORESHADOWING!"

I have a ba-a-a-a-ad feeling about this.
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Glad that nobody was seriously hurt. Imagine if the other car decided to play airplane that day, and went off on the side where the spectators were standing. Shudder
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When asking people to click on screen overlays, please mention that it doesn't work on some (most? all?) mobile devices. "Click on the goat" is a really clever and fun idea, though. I'm glad to be a supporter of S.E.D.
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On the outermost part of the rotor (parallel to the ground), is rust ever a problem?  I realize that it doesn't come into contact with the brake pads, but the rust on the rotors of my 1991 Eclipse is so thick that it makes me wonder if there's ever a reason to replace a rotor as long as the surface which contacts the brake pads is clean (and it isn't falling off).
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Nah. Well, not in my experience. So long as the rotor is THICK enough, you're good. If you don't have a micrometer to measure, most auto parts shops will measure it for you and tell you if you are within specs. 
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Wish I coulda been there! Thanks for posting.
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+aaroncake When you applied lubricant to the threads & heads of bolts (at 37:49), did you adjust the torque specs to compensate for the reduced clamping force, or do the Mazda torque specs already assume lubricated threads & heads?  Ever since I watched the +Petes Garage video on fasteners ( watch?v=qV41SNntPxo ), I've been leery of putting any sort of lubricant on threaded metal-into-metal fasteners unless the manual specifically calls for it.
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Me: Looks fun. I wanna do that sometime. Acrophobia: NO!!!
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Ouch! I am so grateful that nobody was hurt. Things like this remind me of why it's OK to also enjoy vehicles that are extremely limited, like go karts and low-cost street-legals. Once we get into the higher speed ranges, aerodynamic forces become dominant. In that domain, the faster we go, the more that our very great cars turn into very bad airplanes.
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Thanks for posting this video.  I'm in Des Moines on a contract job, so I can't make the meetings for a while.
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Thanks for the post. I don't have a Honda, but it's interesting to see the similarities and differences between engine types.  In the interest of constructive feedback, the hissing air in the sound track made me turn down the volume so low that the voice work was barely perceptible.  I'm guessing that it didn't sound that bad when you reviewed it yourself, but mobile device audio playback quality is notoriously variable.  I've seen several cases in which a music background that was mixed in a professional production studio became way, way too loud, drowning out the voice work.  My guess is that the combination of YouTube data compression and the variances of different playback devices can dramatically change audio balance, especially on mobile phones.  I think the only answer is to go the route of successful YouTube car channels like Jafromobile, Robert Baxley, and Tom's Turbo Garage: record most of your voiceovers in post-production, and avoid mixing music under voice.  I know it's a pain sometimes, but on the bright side, you can correct misstatements in post-prod in the voiceover instead of creating a graphic overlay.  Anyway, thanks again for the post.  It really does help folks like me who just want to learn more about cars.
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Dave does a good "grumpy old man" voice.
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  • TEKsystems
    Software Engineer in Test, present
  • Design Data
  • Lincoln Telephone & Telegraph
  • Nebraska Research and Development (NeRD)
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL)
  • Nebraska Air National Guard
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Omaha, Nebraska (USA) - Denver, Colorado (USA)
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Computer programmer (Linux/Windows/Android/iOS), specializing in automated software testing
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  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (USA)
    B.A. in "Multimedia Computing" (Computer Science + Arts)
  • Omaha Central High School, Omaha, NE (USA)
    State-champion chess team (4 years in a row!)
  • Lewis and Clark Junior High School, Omaha, NE (USA)
    School destroyed by a tornado in our final year
  • Park Hill Elementary School, Denver, CO (USA)
    City-champion soccer team
  • Palmer Elementary School, Denver, CO (USA)
    Those "gigantic" raised sandboxes seemed a lot smaller when I went back to visit
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La Luna
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The timeless fable of a young boy coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. It's the first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking h

Crooked Alternator Diagnosis Racing Video
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I created this blog at 8:53 PM February 10th
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I have no idea why... but I felt like this is a good idea. I felt like I needed a place to put my perspective about why I make YouTube video

Announcing Project Zero
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Logic Cars
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Logic Cars is an electronic version of an old logic board game.About half a century ago me and my brother could play this game for hours. Ba

The Origin of the 8-Hour Work Day and Why We Should Rethink It
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Is the 8-hour workday really ideal – or necessary? A look into the research on work time and how to optimize it for greater happiness and su

Wobble Wobble
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**Warning Extremely Hard** How to play: -Move your device left and right to move the ball -Stay on the line to gain points -DON'T FALL IN TH

Shanghai Restoration Project Remixes
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Sky Map
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Sky Map turns your Android-powered device into a window on the night sky. Open sourced and donated by Google. Find us elsewhere: http://goo

Super Quick Video Tips: Are Your Coffee Beans Fresh?
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Don't fall victim to a cup of stale coffee. Watch more Super Quick Video Tips at http://AmericasTestKitchenFeed.com America's Test Kitchen i

Ski Safari
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Ride penguins, yetis and more in an endless downhill avalanche escape!★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Great! - Love everything about this game. The graphics are

Project of the Month: Automating iOS Application GUI Testing With FoneMo...
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Recording and capturing keystrokes for testing and validation of the iPhone and iPad UI is finally available as an open-source tool

Next Big Future: Pac Man Video Game is NP Hard
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We establish some general schemes relating the computational complexity of a video game to the presence of certain common elements or mechan

Google Takeout
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A day in the life of an LBC concert
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8:54pm - Performance Several times each year, our church hosts concerts for A-list contemporary Christian musicians. My wife heads up hospit

Super Quick Video Tips: The Easiest-Ever Way to Shuck Corn
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Get rid of stubborn silk and pesky husks with this simple nuke-and-shake method. Watch more Super Quick Video Tips at http://AmericasTestKit

World's Smallest Magnetic Byte - Sixty Symbols
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Professor Moriarty enthuses over a recently published paper. Our thanks to the authors, especially Sebastian Loth, for permission to reprodu

If you're trying to "eat healthy", this is well worth a visit. Don't expect prices to (consistently) be as low as what you'll see for junk food in a big discount store, but in the long run, poor health is not cheap either.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Search YouTube for a channel named "Jafromobile" and you'll find some excellent videos from a guy who fixes and tunes old engines for use in things like drag racing. In a recent (April 2014) video he spent 30 hours meticulously polishing and porting a 4G63 cylinder head. After all that time & effort, he then took the cylinder head to this shop for work that he couldn't do himself. In other words, this is a shop that perfectionist engine experts are willing to trust. If it's good enough for guys like Jafro, it's definitely good enough for me. Oh, and a word of perhaps weird-sounding advice: Jafro said that he always brings them a big box of Krispy Kreme donuts along with the engine to be fixed. Maybe he was just joking (personally, I'd get sick of donuts if customers did that every day). Still, if you're bringing over a big job to them, maybe it's worth a few bucks to give them that kind of tip in advance. I've never done that myself, but it's something that Jafro does, so I'll pass on the information.
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Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
(Note: the location has changed from 2510 s. 48th St. to 122 S. Antelope Valley Parkway) This is my preferred auto service station. I've been in Lincoln since 1979, and over the years have gone to several different places. I've never had a truly horrible auto-repair experience anywhere in Lincoln (except the one time that Sears forgot to tighten the bolts on a new tire). H & S, however, is my favorite of the bunch. They really do take the "honest" approach seriously. On several occasions they could have easily talked me into a more expensive repair, but instead told me (correctly) that I could get by with less money using a different approach. They're human -- one time they guessed that my old van would *probably* survive a trip to Texas, but it died halfway through Oklahoma. Nobody can be sure of that sort of thing, however, so I don't hold it against them. H&S is still my favorite auto repair shop, and I strongly recommend them.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This was my older daughter's favorite place to hang out with friends in high school.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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(Note: the location has changed from 2510 s. 48th St. to 122 S. Antelope Valley Parkway) This is my preferred auto service station. I've been in Lincoln since 1979, and over the years have gone to several different places. I've never had a truly horrible auto-repair experience anywhere in Lincoln (except the one time that Sears forgot to tighten the bolts on a new tire). H & S, however, is my favorite of the bunch. They really do take the "honest" approach seriously. On several occasions they could have easily talked me into a more expensive repair, but instead told me (correctly) that I could get by with less money using a different approach. They're human -- one time they guessed that my old van would *probably* survive a trip to Texas, but it died halfway through Oklahoma. Nobody can be sure of that sort of thing, however, so I don't hold it against them. H&S is still my favorite auto repair shop, and I strongly recommend them.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The business is no longer at 48th and Prescott. They have merged with Jim's Home Health Care.
Quality: Very GoodAppeal: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
We got a flat tire in the middle of a long road trip, and hobbled into Eagle Tire only because it was the closest shop we could find. When an out-of-towner needs car service in a hurry, they're pretty vulnerable to being overcharged, but Eagle fixed the tire quickly, helped us get the spare put away, and only charged us $19.25, which I guess is the standard rate. We left a $5 tip.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: GoodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago