writes "An amusement park mechanic has built this V8-powered homemade street legal Colonial Viper. The car was built by Dean Shorey, the master ride mechanic for Seabreeze Amusement Park in Rochester, NY. He's a big fan of the original show, so he decided to build himself a street legal replica of a Viper starfighter. The front end is off of an old postal Jeep, it has a small block Chevy V8 engine, it seats one person, and has a cassette deck. No word on "turbo boost"."Link to Original Source
writes "(Ask Slashdot) My wife and I are shopping for a new washer and dryer, and I'm trying to quantify the cost and time savings per load in order to both justify the purchase and to optimize the energy and water savings. Ideally, each appliance would provide a cycle time, electricity consumed per cycle, and water consumed per cycle specification — but I can't seem to find that data anywhere. Our current top-load washer takes an hour to cycle a wash, and the dryer takes ~90min to dry a large load. Anybody have any tips on finding a minimum cycle time and energy use laundry appliance?"