Insulating a Garage: Is it worth the money?

Saving money on energy bills is a good thing, especially in very warm or cold climates where the AC or the furnace have to run a lot. It can costs hundreds of dollars a month to make the living space comfortable. And although the garage isn’t really a living space,…

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Blu-Ray or HD-DVD? Is the War Over? Update: Yes

It would appear the Blu-Ray and HD-DVD format war is entering the final stage. I give it about a 90% chance that Blu-Ray will be victorious in the biggest format war since Beta-Max and VHS in the early 80’s. In early January of 2008, Warner Bros, owned by Time Warner…

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Benefits of Electric Vehicles Over Gasoline

In the past, electric cars were more of a joke than a practical solution. Even today, when most people think about an electric car they immediately remember the EV-1, a tiny little shoe box that could barely travel at freeway speeds and had a range of at most 70 miles….

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Cleaning Refrigerator Condenser Coils

The other day, my 4-year old son was playing in the kitchen and accidentally launched a brand new $1.50 Ferrari under the refrigerator. It was imperative that I retrieve this Ferrari immediately. I popped off the lower front grille and started swooshing a ruler back and forth. In the process…

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Is Ethanol (E85) Good or Bad?

You’ve probably heard of E85, or maybe you’ve even seen a few gas stations selling this stuff. Perhaps you’ve read that it’s the new, greener alternative fuel for cars that’s supposed to help wean us off our foreign dependency on oil. After all, anything that can achieve that is a…

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Weird Weather: When It’s Really Cold Outside

When it’s really cold outside, strange things start to happen. There aren’t too many eye-whiteness accounts of such conditions because it’s so cold it’s dangerous, and any exposed skin can instantly freeze resulting in frostbite. However, on one occasion at Snag airport in the Yukon of Canada, the temperature dropped…

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BMW Dakar 650 Tail Light Problem

If you find that your BMW 650 CS/GS/Dakar tail light doesn’t work at all or flickers when riding, chances are the metal power terminals inside the bulb socket are no longer making a good connection with the metal bumps on the tail light bulb. This is a very common problem…

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