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My Automobile Gets __ MPG

Down8 Re:Diesel (1141 comments)

I have 3 diesels:
VW Jetta Wagon TDI - for the wife (& dogs), ~50mpg
Chevy Silverado 2500HD DuraMax - for me (& our horses), ~16mpg (net*)
GMC K5 Jimmy [Detroit Diesel] - for the weekend, ~28mpg (rated, actual unknown)

My DuraMax would do better, except for the DPF that dumps raw fuel into the exhaust for "emissions friendliness." Otherwise,I'd be deep in the 17mpg range.

F the EPA, especially in CA.


more than 4 years ago

I hold paper to vertical surfaces by preference with

Down8 Re:Cowboyneal option (310 comments)

The tape option is the big no-show here. MY damn office is covered in tape - scotch or masking - on dam near every wall.

Now, I try to avoid it, and prefer thumb tacks so I can color-code the data. But not every surface is a cork board.


more than 5 years ago

Lower Air Pollution Means Longer Life

Down8 Stressed.... (272 comments)

Or, maybe ppl in these areas (which likely aren't metro areas) don't live as stressful a life and get some extra life expectancy from that.

Or smog sucks.



more than 5 years ago

James Boyle's New Book Under CC License

Down8 Re:Thomas Jefferson (80 comments)

By working like the rest.

If they are truly brilliant, they will find time to show their brilliance. Einstein worked in the patent office while he did some of his most ground-breaking work.


more than 6 years ago



[H]ard|OCP RSS not working

Down8 Down8 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Down8 writes "I wanted to submit this as a 'bug', but I am sent to SourceForge.

Your HardOCP.com feed is no longer updating.


Down8 Down8 writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Down8 writes "Jeff Han, an NYU researcher has recently shown off his 'interface free' touch screen technology at the recent TEDTalks in Monterey. Some sweet inovation that I hope makes it to the mainstream."


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