So I've been curious about the Impossible Slider (impossiblefoods.com) for a while now, although it wasn't available in my area (I think some places in Columbus have them now).

Then I found out White Castle took the Impossible Sliders nationwide, so sure, why not.

Texture: Maybe a bit soft, but it's White Castle. Not bad, though.

Taste: ...it tastes like you took beef, but replaced whatever made it taste umami with soy or mushrooms or something. Weird, but not bad.

But that's not where it gets weird.

There was an electric version produced from 1989 through 1998, and per electroauto.cz/lada.html it could do 90 km/h, and had 100 km range on a charge, with NiCd batteries. Wikipedia claims that there was a time where it was the only serially-produced electric car in the world, although someone already slapped a "citation needed" tag on that.

And yes, it's green. Very.

(Image credit: By Valera N. Trubin - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, commons.wikimedia.org/w/index. )

...so apparently the Soviets very nearly did a kei car in 1988, the VAZ-1111, aka the Oka.

(By "very nearly", they actually released it, but it was a bit too wide (1.42 m) and a bit too large displacement (650 cc), when the kei regs only allowed 1.4 m wide and 550 cc. Then again, in 1990, the regs changed to allow 660 cc, so...)

They kept producing this thing into 2008, although with larger engines.

(Image credit: By Kirill Borisenko - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, commons.wikimedia.org/w/index. )

2018 Tesla Model 3 rear axle width: 62.2" rear track plus 80 mm combined offset = 65.3"
1996 Ford F150 rear axle width: looks like 65.5"

Hmm.

Do a de Dion tube ala the Ford Ranger EV, ideally using the stock Ford leaf springs, slide a couple Tesla packs worth of cells in where the driveshaft, fuel tank, exhaust system, and transmission used to be... you could have something very interesting.

(Photo: evnut.com/ranger.htm )

Big fuckin' mood.

(Image from imgur (and clearly from somewhere else): imgur.com/gallery/hjKWoaZ )

Reminder that the NATO phonetic alphabet exists, and is a good thing to remember when communicating spelling of something verbally - it's widely used when Latin 26 character set spelling, and has been well-tested for removing ambiguity (although I'm not a fan of papa for P, sometimes people think it's two Ps).

(Obviously if you're working in a field that has its own phonetic alphabet, use that instead.)

(This particular infographic taken from outsideopen.com/alphabet/, and is CC-BY-NC-SA.)

violence, slavery (historical, fictional), rabbits

OK, I like this:

Cascade Campers kit creates a stealth, two-person mini-campervan for just $7,000: newatlas.com/cascade-mini-camp

Granted, that's not the base vehicle I'd have chosen, especially for a budget conversion (I'd have probably gone for the Gen 1 Transit Connect, which has a higher roof), but that's actually a reasonable price IMO.

reposting some corporate propaganda, but it's an interesting old photo Show more

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sleeping.town merch apparently exists and is in stores?

uspol, 45, shitpost Show more

and test #7, just as a quick check, from MastoFE this time. should be the last one.

testing a fifth time (the second test didn't work) with an incorrect, known, and unsupported-by-Mastodon filetype

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