In Austin it's illegal for the driver to use their hands to interact with an electronic device that isn't built into the car while the vehicle is in motion. Pretty clear cut here that glancing at a smartwatch to see the time is legal but touching it to change screens/text/etc is not. » 4/17/15 11:49am Friday 11:49am

Doug, I love ya, but if you couldn't find zip ties in a Lowe's then I think the problem might be you. Both Lowe's and Home Depot have big beautiful zip tie displays in their electrical aisles right next to the crimps, wire nuts, etc. » 4/16/15 2:16pm Thursday 2:16pm

With space vehicle launches, we’re really cautious because the cargo is very difficult and expensive to replace (often one of a kind type stuff), we don’t have many rockets to use, and work on tight budgets. With ICBMs we don’t give a shit about weather because if something happens we have plenty more to send right… » 4/13/15 5:00pm 4/13/15 5:00pm

I'm not sure which is more amazing to me - that you can do aerial refueling on a helicopter or that a gigantic helicopter like the CH-53, which carrying a huge load, can keep up with a KC-130. Is that a testament to the CH-53's speed or the KC-130's ability to fly really slow? » 4/06/15 4:52pm 4/06/15 4:52pm