slim_9916

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  1. Random thought thread

    Yeah kinda crazy. Return on 9th day and call it good. This is one of the owners profile. Still haven't found it and they say the suspect is MS-13. https://www.facebook.com/JPBowman09
  2. Random thought thread

    Saw this on FB over the weekend. Still haven't gotten the car back apparently. The doc my wife works for actually rents his Teslas out through their company. I'd be a little concerned after this incident.
  3. Smokers

    I want to try a pork belly soon. I tend to stick with beef so my pork experience is very limited. The first brisket on the pit barrel turned out pretty well and of course I didn't take any photos after it was done. It was pretty good for my first attempt but it cooked too fast for my liking. Put on a 12lb brisket at 8:30 am and pulled at 1:30 pm at 206 internal. I was amazed at how fast it cooked and it was done but not as tender as I would've liked. I hung this one per instructions but I may do the next on the grate the entire time. Lots of experimenting to do.
  4. Q50 HSA

    After seeing these kill stories you have definitely got me interested in the Q50. Need more details. Stock? We will be looking for something for the wife eventually to replace her 2012 G37S and the Q50 sounds like fun.
  5. Random thought thread

    Man I'm tempted to go buy that Z and start parting out the CTS-V.
  6. Random thought thread

    I thought it was priced pretty well. It's been there for a couple of weeks so I bet you'd could talk them down a little.
  7. Random thought thread

    Somebody buy this so I'm not tempted anymore. https://www.hyundaiofcolumbia.com/used/Chevrolet/2007-Chevrolet-Corvette-columbia-tn-3e9b0a210a0e0ae725604e3628507e5d.htm
  8. Smokers

    I'm only going to use charcoal for the time being and see how it does before I experiment with any wood. Pit Barrel showed up today and my thermometer setup should be here tomorrow. Going to try a brisket this weekend for its maiden voyage.
  9. Smokers

    I've still got my electric smoker but ordered a pit barrel cooker earlier today. Hope to get it before the weekend so I can test it out with a brisket.
  10. What kind of phone do car guys use?

    I was about to say I wish I only paid 600 for the XS max I just bought.
  11. Random thought thread

    Which is absolutely tragic and unfortunate but at the same time you have to recognize the limits of the system. It's pretty clear after using autopilot for a short time any changes in the road like lanes opening from 2 to 3, sharp curves, stop lights or construction zones throw it off. As we came into the 75/40 split in Knoxville and 40 opens up to 4-5 lanes it was a little confused and steered hard towards the second from left lane as it searched for the lines. It's not flawless by any means but if it didn't work well we'd see a Tesla crash every day. There's over 200k cars on the roads at this point. I don't trust much with my life and that includes autopilot but with me actively managing the car, it shouldn't be an issue. All I'm saying is at least to try it out before condemning it altogether. I expect we will see similar options on most major car manufacturers within 10 years. https://electrek.co/2016/08/19/tesla-autopilot-crash-driver-cleaning-dash/
  12. Random thought thread

    I get it and I never said anything about inattention. It IS the worst problem we have. I've seen young girls texting while doing 90+ in the fast lane. Like I said, you don't get a free pass to set it and forget it. Driving is by far the most dangerous thing we do on a daily basis and people seem to lose sight of that. Autopilot doesn't change any of that. Parts fail, cars fail, ECU's fail. Toyota killed a few people without autopilot and Honda did it with airbags. Yes, I'm sure people will become complacent over time but that's no different than Jimmy Joe driving an 85 Bronco while texting or after a few beers, taking selfies, etc. I guess you could always kick the car or go find Elon.
  13. Random thought thread

    Nothing is perfect but I'd encourage you to at least be open. I always said I would never want an autonomous but it works really well. It doesn't give you a free pass to read a book, nap, etc but it does allow you to relax and basically monitor the car and make sure the inputs it's seeing are correct. It doesn't navigate sharp country back roads and I didn't trust it as I approached stoplights but for interstate/highway cruising it works pretty well. We took it to Knoxville last weekend and I used it extensively on I40 with zero issues and rain on the way back. A Tesla on autopilot will maintain its lane better than 90% of the people on the road, especially the idiots texting, doing makeup etc. Side note. I got put in time out by the car when I went to pass someone. Apparently if you exceed 90 while in autopilot it will disable the autopilot until you pull over, park and get out of the car to reset.
  14. Random thought thread

    I was looking at a white 15 Z28 the other day. Had AC option too. I'd love to have one of those someday.
  15. Random thought thread

    Definitely going to check his channel out. Say what you want about electric cars but instant torque is stupidly fun.