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One of these things is not like the other One of these things is not like the other

Seen on my business trip. I guess the first step for diversity and inclusion is putting non-quant people on a floor full of quants. I’m sure non-quants are good people. I have non-quant friends! The last time we hung out? Ummm....2016 I think?

California mass shooter loved Ford Probes California mass shooter loved Ford Probes

Submitted without comment. But let’s just say I wouldn’t be the neigbor saying “Oh, he was totally normal...” if I had seen this:

Things I have checked

Suitcases, but only on Southwest.

Random cool plane shot Random cool plane shot

Potato pic, sorry.

83% of Car Clocks Still on Daylight Saving Time After a Week 83% of Car Clocks Still on Daylight Saving Time After a Week

Analysts at the Federal Bureau of Personal Habits and Statistics, an obscure FDR-era office that measures low-priority trends in society, reported a dangerous trend Monday morning: Very few people have changed their cars’ clocks since last week’s “fall back” time change from Daylight Saving to Standard Time. Only 17%…

Car Mechanics “Cross-train” using Crossfit Techniques Car Mechanics “Cross-train” using Crossfit Techniques

Independent car mechanic shops nationwide have recently expanded their training repertoire to include numerous non-vehicular disciplines. From studying military organizational skills to following self-help and motivational speakers, mechanics are “thinking outside the box” and finding new ways to streamline their…

NEWS FLASH: Target Auto Center Expansion Canceled after Failed Pilot Program NEWS FLASH: Target Auto Center Expansion Canceled after Failed Pilot Program

America’s second-largest retailer, Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT), has announced that it is canceling expansion of its Target Auto Center program after numerous failures in a handful of Midwestern test markets in the past year.

Alfa Romeo Criticized by Worldwide Failed Car Community over use of #MiTo Hashtag Alfa Romeo Criticized by Worldwide Failed Car Community over use of #MiTo Hashtag

The Failed Car Syndicate (FCS), an Australian-based organization with over 300 members worldwide, lashed out against Alfa Romeo Friday for promoting its subcompact MiTo car using Twitter and Instagram.

Lowe’s Quietly Cancels Rental Truck Program Lowe’s Quietly Cancels Rental Truck Program

Citing no specific recent incidents in particular, Lowe’s CEO Robert Niblock announced Thursday the closure of the Lowe’s rental truck program at all 2,300 participating locations.

Spain, Boeing Demand Royalties, Taxes from Airbus over Bombardier C-Series Deal Spain, Boeing Demand Royalties, Taxes from Airbus over Bombardier C-Series Deal

In a surprise move in the ongoing saga over construction of Bombardier’s new C-series airliners, Spain and Boeing jointly announced that any aircraft completed in Airbus’s Mobile (AL) factory will owe a Value-Added Tax and per-unit royalties to Madrid.

Russian Hacking Scandal Expands to Automotive Blogs Russian Hacking Scandal Expands to Automotive Blogs

On Wednesday, news broke that Russian hackers of unknown origin have been targeting specific users of automotive websites, including Autoblog, Jalopnik, The Truth About Cars, and Hooniverse, among others over the span of decades.

"Little Red Pill” Fuel Treatment Pushed on Aging Cars "Little Red Pill” Fuel Treatment Pushed on Aging Cars

A dissolvable fuel stabilizer and cleaning treatment has been increasingly pushed on unsuspecting car owners as a solution to a wide variety of problems.

Trump Could Sign Executive Order Banning Affordable Extended Warranties Trump Could Sign Executive Order Banning Affordable Extended Warranties

In yet another use of his Executive Order privileges, President Donald Trump is expected to sign an order to begin unwinding the availability of affordable extended warranties, often known colloquially as “DeMuroCare.”

Audi Issues Cease & Desist Order to GLAAD Over Use of “Q” Audi Issues Cease & Desist Order to GLAAD Over Use of “Q”

German carmaker Audi GmbH has issued a Cease & Desist letter to GLAAD, the LGBT community’s most prolific national advocacy group, over the addition of “Q” to the “LGBT” acronym. The “Q” has gained popularity in recent years as a more inclusive addition of “queer” or “questioning” to the group’s more traditional…

General Motors Admits Responsibility for Majority of 2017 Hurricane Season General Motors Admits Responsibility for Majority of 2017 Hurricane Season

In an unexpected press conference Monday afternoon, General Motors CEO Mary Barra somberly took responsibility for four recent, powerful Atlantic hurricanes as part of an elaborate marketing ploy.

Driver Information Creates Dangerous Distraction for Modern Cars Driver Information Creates Dangerous Distraction for Modern Cars

In a study commissioned by the Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE), it was found that vehicles are using increasingly large amounts of their computer processing power to keep drivers entertained, informed, and comfortable, which is leading to more vehicle distraction.

NEWS FLASH: Democrats Indicate Willingness to Pursue Transmission Legislation NEWS FLASH: Democrats Indicate Willingness to Pursue Transmission Legislation

After years of digging in their heels on any form of automotive regulation, senior Democrats in Congress have indicated a willingness to work with Republicans on limiting access to certain types of transmissions, specifically the “Dual Clutch Transmission,” or “DCT.”

California Group Sues to Prevent Creation of Genesis Dealerships California Group Sues to Prevent Creation of Genesis Dealerships

In the beginning, Hyundai’s offshoot luxury brand Genesis was sold under the parent company’s dealerships. However, as early as 2020 Genesis will have standalone dealerships to help differentiate it from the rest of Hyundai’s more traditional lineup.

Republicans Push for Mandatory Small Car Licensing Republicans Push for Mandatory Small Car Licensing

With gasoline prices remaining at near-historic lows, compact and subcompact cars sales have retreated to their lowest levels in over a decade. This trend has been a boon to truck and SUV sales, but smaller cars have felt the pain as their competitive advantages have been diminished.

RIP, Tom. RIP, Tom.

Immediately made me think of this. I love to chuckle to help keep my mind off tragedy. Pete Holmes on Conan’s show a few years ago.

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