Many people still own old generation car stereos, unknowing that upgrades can be cheap and incredibly easy. Do you remember when you were younger and taking long car journeys? Usually radio systems would consist of crackly sound and an almost incessant cutting out. Tapes were used as well, and whilst the sound may have a nostalgic quality these days, CD’s have less so, seemingly being unnervingly clean. We don’t question the sound quality of bluetooth and MP3 systems however, but there is something about CD players which never quite stuck. Whilst it’s nice to remember “the good old days”, it’s also true that hundreds of thousands of cars up and down the UK and beyond are still stuck in the past. Many cars have not had upgrades and are in fact incredibly obsolete. Your car too may be suffering from sound system quality deficiency (SQD), a plague affecting many vehicles up and down the country. The antidote is very simple, and below you can find … [Read more...] about What You Need To Know About Upgrading Your Car Stereo
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The current-generation, 2018 BMW M5 is a 600-horsepower, AWD war hammer that really does feel like it can take on anything on the road and win. What do you want to know about it? Of course, because it’s a super sedan, it doesn’t just do power and speed. It settles down and is completely manageable to drive on long highway stretches. But lean into the throttle just a little bit and suddenly, it’s like your piloting a fighter jet that’s about to take off. So far, I really love the brakes. This loaner has an $8,500 carbon ceramic brake package and they are the most confidence-inspiring brakes I’ve ever felt. (They helped save the life of a possum last night.) The engine is a little too quiet for my liking, but maybe I’ll change my mind by the end of the week. I apologize in advance for the vomit of insects the car is currently wearing on its face like a crusty mask. I promise to get it washed before I take more photos of it. MSRP for the M5 is … [Read more...] about What Do You Want To Know About The 2018 BMW M5?
By Lauren White HomeAdvisor Published 8:16 p.m. UTC Jun 21, 2018 At one point or another, every homeowner needs to apply a fresh coat of paint to their home’s interior. But just when to do it, how to do it and whether to do it yourself can be unclear. Then, when you add unknowns like cost and color, things can get really confusing. Fortunately, there are some guidelines to follow. How often should you paint? When you should paint your walls — and include painting projects in your annual home improvement budget — depends chiefly on four factors: Frequency of use: The rooms where we are most active will need a fresh coat every three to four years. Kitchens, bathrooms, hallways, laundry rooms and mud rooms are on this list. Bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms, on the other hand, can usually go five to seven years without a new coat. Wear and tear: Damage from furniture or rambunctious pets can shorten the life of a paint job. If you’re struggling to keep … [Read more...] about Home Advisor: What you need to know about interior painting
Local organizers of the the 48th edition of the Boston Pride Parade, taking place this Saturday, June 9, have chosen the theme “Rainbow Resistance” to highlight both the celebratory and activist origins of the event. “Income inequality is worsening and many states still lack LGBTQ employment protections, making it increasingly important to highlight the contributions of queer workers,” the organizers wrote in the official 2018 Boston Pride Guide. “Queer immigrants are facing increasingly outrageous attacks from the current administration. While we have won many battles, our continued Rainbow Resistance remains as imperative as ever.” Numerous events celebrating the LGBTQ community, including those that are both officially affiliated with Boston Pride and those that are not, have taken place throughout the Boston area since the raising of the rainbow flag at City Hall Plaza last Friday. But the biggest gatherings will occur this Saturday, as … [Read more...] about What you need to know about the 2018 Boston Pride Parade
While silver is the traditional 25th Anniversary gift, today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe 1992 Camaro—which marks the model’s 25th year—is black on black. Let’s see if this manual-equipped droptop’s condition and price have you giving up the green. The 6.5-litre turbo diesel powering last Friday’s fairly rare 1995 Chevy Tahoe two door with rear barn doors has a long and illustrious history in marine application. Luckily for the seller of that tidy truck, 76-percent of you didn’t think its $4,800 price meant taking a bath with its purchase. That Nice Price win meant that we only had one loser last week, and that was even with a Lancia in the mix! Let’s see how this week pans out, shall we? I know we’ve been leaning hard on the ‘90s Chevys of late, with two just last week. That was fully 40% of the week’s inventory. Today’ we’re going to do one more, and then I promise we’ll have a respite. The thing … [Read more...] about At $6,000, Might This 1992 Chevy Camaro Z28 Put You Back In Black?
My fiance called off our wedding a few months back and said that we should spend some time apart. It came as a shock to me, because we have been together for ages and I thought we were very much in love. He moved out, but said that he wanted us to stay friendly – he even suggested that we should continue to meet up regularly. Since then, I have been seeing him once or twice a week when we usually go out for a drink or get a takeaway. We nearly always end up making love but, after an hour or so, he leaves. Despite the fact that we continue to get together, something is different between us, because we don't talk like we used to. When we do, it's hard work and we avoid anything serious. I've tried gently to steer things around to our future, but he just clams up or changes the subject, so I simply don't know where we stand. It's driving me nuts. I'm so unhappy and I know I should just ask him directly, but I'm also frightened that this will cause a confrontation and force him … [Read more...] about Ask Fiona: Why doesn’t my fiance make it clear what he wants?
Houston Chronicle staff Updated 3:50 pm, Friday, May 18, 2018 Photo: Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks about the shooting at Santa Fe High School, during a press conference at the Santa Fe ISD Agricultural Center Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe. Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks about the shooting at Santa Fe... At least 10 people were killed in a shooting this morning at Santa Fe High School, 30 miles south of Houston. What we know so far: •Gunfire broke out around 7:30 a.m. •Police say at least 10 people were killed. •Suspected shooter identified as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a junior at the school. •Pagourtzis has journals saying he wanted to commit shooting and then commit suicide, Gov. Greg Abbott said. •Two people have been detained. •Gunman had at least a shotgun and a .38 caliber pistol. Earlier reports indicated he also had an … [Read more...] about Santa Fe High School shooting: What we know, what we don’t know
The turbocharged 2018 Mazda6 will likely be one of the best-value sporty sedans you can buy new. On Tuesday, we’ll be spending some time with the 250 horsepower four-door and the people who built it. So what do you want to know? The updated 6 doesn’t look radically different, but its new boosted 2.5-liter engine is supposed to give the car the legs it always deserved. That engine will be the model’s premium option, rated at 250 HP and 310 lb-ft of torque on 93 octane gas. Interestingly, Mazda disclaims that the engine will only make 227 HP on 87 which is “regular” in most states. No word yet on what it will make on California’s 91 octane “premium.” The new 6, or at least the top trim variant, is also supposed to be upmarket inside with fancier wood and leather than we’ve seen in the past. For those who would rather have something simpler, a non-turbo 2.5-liter with 187 HP and 186 lb-ft (and an available manual transmission), will be … [Read more...] about What Do You Want To Know About The Turbocharged 2018 Mazda6?
It’s a culinary school and a fitness complex. On some days, it’s a farmers market.“This is the culmination of everything you’ve been waiting for,” pitches Cerner Corp.’s website dedicated to the upcoming crop of college graduates.In its nonstop hunt for young talent, what Kansas City’s medical-data giant does not pitch very hard is that it’s a corporation.Employers everywhere know that millions of millennials favor independence and choice. On laptops they can launch start-ups from a couch. Famous for protesting the ways of Wall Street, many are drawn to Uber, eBay, freelancing and other parts of a burgeoning gig economy that lets them earn a living without answering to The Man.But their skills are needed.So companies seeking young professionals are crafting benefits to help employees be purposeful, proud and personal.Not minions.Human resource managers say benefit options should integrate job life, home life and social life to address the … [Read more...] about What companies want: millennials. What they’re offering: massages, student loan help
It’s 1981, and a man pulls up to an intersection in his ‘52 pickup. He looks left to check for traffic. All clear. He looks right, but the van next to him is blocking the view. The man driving the van waves him through. The man in the pickup proceeds. Moments later, he is thrown from his truck, his skull cracked on the pavement. Some days later, he wakes from a coma, but his life is changed irreparably. He spends the next 36 years suffering the effects of that crash, and trying to figure out why that one man waved him through. It’s a bad memory for sure, but as we learn on this third episode of Tempest, he has plenty of other great ones that revolve around cars as well. (By the way, if you’re new to this, catch up on episode one here and episode two here.) In this episode of Tempest, we meet a man named Steven Weber, whose life has revolved around his love of cars and of people. You may have heard part of this story before. In the summer of 2017, I wrote an … [Read more...] about What Happens When Your Life’s Best And Worst Memories All Revolve Around Cars?