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    Amtrak Cascades derailment near Tacoma

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: MNgopher</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Positive Train Control has been repeatedly delayed for years and years. The initial law requiring implementation by 2015 was signed into law in 2008. The deadline was extended...
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    Today is Finland's 100th Independence Day

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Virtus_Probi</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> They probably didn't have enough of them, but the Finns developed the outstanding Suomi KP31 submachine gun before WWII. Neglecting production cost and time issues, it may...
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    Today is Finland's 100th Independence Day

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: andyd</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Much respect for Finns. Their defense against the Russians was pretty amazing. They didn't have much ammunition. They wrapped themselves up in sheets and skied into the Russians and...
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    Today is Finland's 100th Independence Day

    Finnish police officer Mr P. Schroderus sings Finlandia hymn for his country <img src="/forums/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="smile" title="smile" height="15" width="15" /> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW0bfpgsyXU" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW0bfpgsyXU</a>...
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    1st Tesla Model 3 might be Produced Today!

    So they are going to build 30 cars this month, and 100 during august. Can you run a production line designed for 20,000 cars per month like that, or are these handcrafted?
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    GM temporarily closing 5 plants

    <a href="http://d1arsn5g9mfrlq.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/2016_vds_rank_1.jpg" target="_blank">http://d1arsn5g9mfrlq.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/2016_vds_rank_1.jpg</a> Not that bad for GM? I wonder why they won't sell Volt Mark II in Europe, friend of mine owns Mark I (Opel...
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    Japan to open 19 reactors...

    <a href="http://www.iea.org/stats/WebGraphs/japan2.pdf" target="_blank">www.iea.org/stats/WebGraphs/japan2.pdf</a> Cheaper nat gas after those reactors are online?
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    Why Japan has no CANDU's

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: PandaBear</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Urban legend says that TEPCO wants to preserve the reactor instead of rushing sea water in to flood / cool it, partly because once you do that the reactor and fuel are pretty...
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    Mass just passed an energy bill

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: turtlevette</div><div class="ubbcode-body">They almost passed a law that you must have an energy audit to sell your house.</div></div> This nonsense is applied in EU. One must pay 700-1 000 usd to get "energy...
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    Why Home Solar Panels No Longer Pay in Some States

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: KingCake</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I don't understand the math here. Why are their peak times? If he's not consuming 100% of his solar shouldn't it be sold back to the electric company for credit? Since when do...
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    15" Wheels on Lots of New VW Cars in Showroom

    Maybe VW engineers have seen this? <img src="http://media.caranddriver.com/images/media/51/effects-of-upsized-wheels-and-tires-tested-chart-678-photo-568637-s-original.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" />
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    Does EGR blocking increase diesel consumption?

    On some diesels there's a choke valve in intake manifold/piping to increase EGR flow. If you block EGR, and choke valve is not jammed open increased pumping loss will decrease MPG.
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    Possible Military Coup in Turkey

    <a href="http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/putin-calls-erdogan-after-coup-attempt-in-turkey.aspx?pageID=238&nid=101708" title="httpwwwhurriyetdailynewscomputincallserdoganaftercoupattemptinturkeyaspxpageID238ampnid101708" target="_blank">http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/putin-c...&nid=101708</a>...
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    Possible Military Coup in Turkey

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Nebroch</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Erdogan could do anything if coup fails and he stays in power. He's mad and furious..</div></div> <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichstag_fire"...
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    Possible Military Coup in Turkey

    Erdogan could do anything if coup fails and he stays in power. He's mad and furious..
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    Terror in France, Thursday.

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hatt</div><div class="ubbcode-body">When are we going to do something about the easy access to trucks? <img src="/forums/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="frown" title="frown" height="15" width="15" /> </div></div> Trucks...
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    why doesnt Toyota make a "long life" oil filter?

    Isn't it safer to change the filter more often? If filter fails for some reason, you would be driving very long with unfiltered oil.
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    Terror in France, Thursday.

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Danno</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Major security failure by allowing this truck through a checkpoint into a no vehicle venue. Smells like this is way more than a lone wolf attack. </div></div> Um, was there a...
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    Tesla co-founder garbage truck tech...

    But will turbine have a chance against modern heavy duty diesel? Diesel's efficiency is ~40-45 % these days, that turbine gets maybe 33 %.
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    Erdogan apologizes to Russia

    <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/13/turkey-pm-greatest-goal-is-to-improve-relations-with-syria-and-iraq" title="httpswwwtheguardiancomworld2016jul13turkeypmgreatestgoalistoimproverelationswithsyriaandiraq"...
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