The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Friday, 13 January 2006]

Objects in windshield may be closer than they appear

Am I the only one who constantly gets confused by the Scion xBs?

There I am, driving down the freeway, minding my own business, see a van, think to myself, “Hey, that van is pretty far away,” then suddenly realize that, no, it’s one of those blasted perspective-bending xBs and it’s right in front of me.

Scion xB—evil plot for world domination, or just something we should get used to seeing? Enquiring minds want to know.

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