Monthly Archives: May 2013

Oh yea. Will I miss the smell of exhaust or the sound of a v-twin? Yes. Would I still buy this bike? Hell yes. (though 60k is a little on the highside…. highside… get it? I kill me.)

Mission Motorcycles Hopes You’ll Pay $60K for a Tesla on Two Wheels | Autopia | Wired.com

Mission Motorcycles president Mark Seeger wants to do for electric bikes what Tesla did for electric cars: Match the performance and range of gasoline-powered superbikes, but do it with a massive battery pack, an electric motor and zero emissions.

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/05/mission-motorcycles-rs/#slideid-58196

“To keep the soft ground from collapsing, engineers snaked coils of coolant through the soil to form a protective arch of frozen earth. That let crews work safely while traffic rumbled overhead. Cost: $1 million per foot.” WHAT?????

How Engineers Are Building a New Railroad Under New York City | Autopia | Wired.com

The biggest public transit infrastructure effort in the US is almost completely invisible — unless you’re 160 feet underground.

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/05/fa_tunnel/

TIL that the Ewoks in Return of the Jedi were originally supposed to be Wookiees, but Lucas “…realized that, because Chewbacca could fly the Millennium Falcon, repair the ship and operate pretty much any weapon or machine in the known universe, they’d made the Wookiees too technologically advanced for the plot.”

30 Things You Didn’t Know About Return of The Jedi

Tomorrow sees the 30th anniversary of the release of Return of The Jedi. To celebrate, here are 30 things you might not have known about the movie.

http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/05/return-of-the-jedi-anniversary/

Why is it that it takes a comedian to have a rational conversation anymore.

Jon Stewart rips Obama for aggressive investigation of whistle-blowers instead of bankers | The…

On his show Thursday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart blasted the Obama administration for aggressively investigating whistle-blowers who talked to the press. He noted that while federal prosecutors had come down hard on hackers and “potheads,” the Obama administration tip-toed around potentia…

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/05/24/jon-stewart-rips-obama-for-aggressive-investigation-whistle-blowers-instead-of-bankers/

Patrick Grove talks iCar Asia and the opportunities in tech around the region.

Catcha Group CEO on surviving tech bubble burst

Patrick Grove, CEO of Catcha Group, talks about how he picked himself up after the tech bubble burst of late 2000 and 2001, which left him in two million dollars of debt in the wake of the NASDAQ crash. Within five years, Grove launched three online businesses and managed to take them to the IPO sta…

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-21/catcha-group-ceo-patrick-grove-on-surviving-the/4703522?section=business

Anyone out there ever use one of these? Any good?

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