By Lance Eliot, the AI Trends Insider
Turn a wrench. As you might know, that is the customary parlance used to refer to a car enthusiast (they can “turn a wrench” or mechanically work on a car). Such devotees are also characterized as motorheads or, in other countries, a petrol-head (there is an ongoing debate about whether this “petrol” reference is going to be fitting amidst an era of EVs).
In any case, these are clearly aficionados that relish tinkering with automobiles.
You certainly must know this type of person, or perhaps you are an avid member of such a venerated group. The moment a car comes down the street, these enthusiasts (fanatics, some insist) are quick to size-up the vehicle and declare it to be either a worthy prize or a potential piece of junk. There is usually no in-between. Someone that prides themselves on knowing about cars is apt to make quick, razor-sharp decisions about vehicular worthiness.
There is a famous scene in the popular movie My Cousin Vinny in which actress Marisa Tomei is playing the role of Mona Lisa Vito and gets maneuvered by her fiancé Vinny into serving as an expert witness pertaining to “general automotive knowledge” (a memorable line from the movie). When asked why she might be able to serve in such a capacity, she rattles off an impressive list of car mechanic-related experiences, including tune-ups, transmission overhauls, engine work, and so on (you’ve got to watch the scene if you are car buff or automobile dilettante).
Being able to tear apart and rebuild a car is certainly a notable skill and worthy of admiration. There are about 250 million cars in the United States alone, and we all are pretty much dependent upon the availability of functioning cars in our daily commutes and when running errands. Thankfully, there are those among us that have made a choice to conquer the complexities of knowing how cars work and are able to keep the world flowing accordingly.
Another segment of society has a similar aficionado kind of attention, though not necessarily toward cars. I’m talking about technoids, gadget geeks, tech gurus, or those computer nerds (if you will), that love to tinker with computers.
You must know someone like that, or, once again, perhaps you are like that. When a new computer comes into the marketplace, these enthusiasts are eager to read up on the specifications. They can readily assess whether the CPU is any good and will pontificate about how it is slower or faster than some other computer around.
They typically own a slew of computers, many of which are opened up, and the circuit boards are grandly exposed for ease of access. Besides the hardware fascination, these computer whizzes are apt to have an arsenal of software utilities that they like to use. They can readi
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