The Automotive Low Flush Toilet

The Automotive Low Flush Toilet

I wish I could take credit for this one, but I can’t. However, I will shamelessly use it — and credit the reader (thanks, Jim!) who made the analogy: Auto-stop/start systems — which have become de facto standard equipment in all new cars — are the automotive equivalent of the low flush toilet. You may […]

The Next Ten Years: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #520

The Next Ten Years: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #520

We wanted to do something special for Issue #520 because it marks ten years of uninterrupted weekly oos e-newsletters that, we hope, have provided entertaining (if not thought-provoking) perspectives. To carry on that tradition, oos and oos Base directors were asked to provide mini essays for the occasion. No one likes homework but they tackled […]

2019 Dodge Ram 1500 Review

2019 Dodge Ram 1500 Review

One of the things that’s new about the just redesigned Ram 1500 is that if you want a regular cab, you’ll have to buy the old Ram 1500 — which will be sold alongside the new one under the “classic” label, like Classic Coke. The new Ram comes only in four-door form — at least […]

Scotland’s Lower Alcohol Limit a Failure

Scotland’s Lower Alcohol Limit a Failure

From our friends across the pond, the Alliance of British Drivers Scotland’s alcohol limit reduction failure shows the focus needs to be on serious drink drivers, not the responsible. Britain does have a serious drink drive problem. A small minority continue to drink way in excess of the current 80mg English and Welsh limit and […]

Stop driving properly

Stop driving properly

Police in Newton, Massachusetts have a new web site showing causes of accidents on city streets. Somebody didn’t get the memo about progressive transportation slogans. First, they use the plain English word “accident” instead of the newspeak “crash.” And they put speed were it belongs, 19th out of 21 causes. Including maps, it’s a useful […]