What if you could own & drive a classic Porsche 356 without the quirks associated with old cars? That is what motivated West Coast Customs to build a modern interpretation of a 1959 model. In the latest upload to Jay Leno’s Garage, CEO Ryan Friedlinghaus allowed Jay and us to experience something amazing.How Many Cars in Jay Leno’s Collection!?! Starting with a rustbucket 1959 Porsche, they were commissioned by its owner to fit the classic body onto the chassis of a late-model Cayman. Nothing lined up, which led the team to chop, channel, & modify the classic car to fit the modern dimensions. The Cayman is much wider, so every piece of metal had to be modified. The mid-engine layout allowed his team to build a decent-sized trunk behind the powertrain in addition to the front trunk. If you look closely you will see a separation along the beltline. The hardtop has all new glass and it is removable to transform into a roadster. With all the luxuries of a 2008 … [Read more...] about Jay Leno Drives West Coast Customs’ Porsche 356
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Image Gallery: Back to Work For many new mothers, the end of maternity leave comes much too soon. You know you're ready to go back to work when ... Hemera/Thinkstock You've finally got the diaper bag fully stocked, the baby is beginning to sleep through the night (well, mostly) and you feel like you're really starting to have this mommy thing down. Your maternity leave must be almost over. One of the hardest parts of motherhood is tearing yourself away from your new baby to head back to work, and it seems to happen right when you and your child have hit your stride. Why does maternity leave end just when things are getting good? … [Read more...] about Why does maternity leave end when the baby gets fun?
Some of the best surfing spots in the world are located along the U.S. West Coast and in Hawaii, and the reason is simple: the waves! But why are waves on the West Coast bigger than those on the East Coast? There are three primary factors that determine a wave's height: the prevailing windsthe continental shelfthe ocean fetch According to the Encyclopedia of the Sea, a wave is "the oscillations of the sea caused by the wind blowing along the surface and moving in the direction in which the wind blows." The important thing to remember about waves is that the water isn't moving -- the energy from the wind is moving through the water. On the West Coast, the prevailing winds are behind the waves, which increases the waves' energy. On the East Coast, the prevailing winds blow against the incoming waves, decreasing the waves' energy. On each coast of the United States is a continental shelf. To understand the continental shelf, let's imagine that the ocean dried up. The … [Read more...] about Why are the waves on the U.S. West Coast larger than the waves on the East Coast?
Although it feels like I’m dancing with myself, this week’s Tech 911 column—you ask tech questions, we deliver tech answers—is going to be a little inverted. Rather than fielding a question that you’ve emailed me, left in the comments, or tweeted at me (with a GIF), I’m going to solicit your help with a little issue I’ve been having. It’s a fun one, trust me. Do you have a tech question keeping you up at night? Tired of troubleshooting your Windows or Mac? Looking for advice on apps, browser extensions, or utilities you can use to accomplish a particular task? Let us know! Tell us in the comments below or, better yet, email [email protected] The pledge I rent a room in a house—ah, Bay Area life—and one of my overlords is a former networking engineer for one of those companies here in the area. In other words, he knows his stuff. But I’ve encountered a perplexing issue with my room’s networking setup … [Read more...] about Why Does My Network Switch Keep Dropping Gigabit Speeds?
Lots More Information Related Articles Bedbugs: Are they coming for you?5 Easy Cleaning Tips for MetalWhat's cleaner -- a toilet bowl or a kitchen sponge? Sources "Pink Sink? Rust-Stained Clothes? Iron Out the Problem." Apfplumbing.com. May 6, 2012. http://apfplumbing.com/blog/water-filtration/pink-sink-ruststained-clothes-iron-problem/"Pink Stains." Dannyheineman.com. May 6, 2012. http://www.dannyheineman.com/webapp/GetPage?pid=235'Soucie, William J, and Schuler, Bill. "Avoiding Pink Stain Pain." Eweborg. May 6, 2012. www.eweb.org/public/documents/water/avoidingPinkStain.pdf … [Read more...] about Why does a pink stain keep appearing in my sink?