That part of Morocco really does have some awesome desert trails. It's well worth doing. You don't have to be on a rally, either, if you'd like to pick your own route. It's a pretty good compromise as the towns en route are all used to catering to foreign tourists, but inbetween the towns you have hundreds of miles of… » 4/22/14 11:02am Tuesday 11:02am

The Kenyan "seat-filler" is actually a lot more widespread.

In much of the developing world, it's less common to use a service that exactly fits what we in rich countries would call "taxi" or "bus". Instead, there's a grey area inbetween, which is much more popular. So, there's a shared vehicle (often something like a Toyota… » 4/21/14 6:34pm Monday 6:34pm

If the other party to the accident is comatose in a hospital in a different country, that could cause some delays.

Standard process for the insurer would be to contact Schumacher and ask "Did you really cause this accident?". The driver's response obviously governs how the insurer proceeds from that point. Without any… » 4/21/14 4:08pm Monday 4:08pm

It'll be interesting to see how they manage the brand. Lately Mercedes have been consolidating the S-class, both technically (closer platform sharing) and in marketing (the CL becomes the S coupe again, &c). The previous Maybach incarnation tried very hard to be a separate brand whilst still being made mostly out of… » 4/21/14 1:25pm Monday 1:25pm

It's pretty cool. I went there a few years ago (the only way to see Venice is by boat). It's a bit of a stretch, though, to say that St Mark's Square is a stone's throw away; since (a) it's a few km away, (b) most of that distance is water so you'd need a boat, and (c) you can't moor your own boat near St Mark's, but… » 4/16/14 8:19pm 4/16/14 8:19pm

For instance, once a P-8, orbiting over a hundred miles off an enemy's coast, has identified a hostile patrol boat guarding its homeport, it can send that "target track" to a Super Hornet, flying about fifty miles closer to the enemy's shore, and request an attack. The P-8 has done this via using its Advanced Airborne …

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