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Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines

PIBM Re:TFA does not apply in US (403 comments)

Don`t forget that your gallon has like 0.8L less than their gallon, thus it`s normal that you won`t go as far on a gallon of fuel..

about two weeks ago
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Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines

PIBM Re:Overstated or misrepresented? (403 comments)

I was just giving 2 different ways to target your fill, as long as you always use the same one you have your reference.

about two weeks ago
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Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines

PIBM Re:Overstated or misrepresented? (403 comments)

But many of them stop calculating your MPG when your motor is running but you aren't moving, which provide very bad estimate of your true efficiency..

about two weeks ago
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Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines

PIBM Re:Overstated or misrepresented? (403 comments)

It's actually very easy to get an exact MPG or L/100KM figure. Always fill your car the same way (until it click, until no more drop can get it) and reset your distance counter at the same time. On the next fill, if you put in 59.8L and drove 742km, you had 8.06L/100km! Demonstration will be left to the reader...

about two weeks ago
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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

PIBM Re:I dunno about LEDs, but CFLs don't last (602 comments)

Sadly, a lot of 'cases' for the lightbulbs won't allow you access to more than the glass part of the lightbulbs, since when they were designed there was no use to allow access to the socket, or for artistic form it's nicer this way... Also, I have multiple halogen lights that I won't be able to replace by leds because the led equivalents are much larger than the original halogen light bulbs, and that for less lumens :(

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

PIBM Re:Job market does not like PhDs (479 comments)

Exactly; even a master degree is shunned upon here. If you want to promote your PHD then the academic world is indeed for you, else, try to start low, you should be able to climb pretty fast.

about a month ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

PIBM Re:More importantly (393 comments)

And here's for UK;

The average age of cars on UK roads has risen to 7.44 years, as drivers feel the pinch. This figure was revealed by British Car Auctions (BCA), and is up from 6.93 years in 2008. Around seven million cars on the road sit in the six to eight year old age bracket.

about a month ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

PIBM Re:More importantly (393 comments)

Canada: (average car age) has remained within a tight range over the last decade, averaging 8.4 years
EU: 8.3

Is the avg. car age affected by collectors in the usa, or what ???

about a month ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

PIBM Re:Ads (330 comments)

All it has is a license; as you said the concept itself can't be protected. Minecraft itself was a derivate, and there are many clones. 2.5B might appear be a high price, even more if I had misunderstood the tangible assets real value. But still, I can much more easily value mojang / minecraft / realms / scrolls to 2.5B than I could give a 1B valuation to twitch..

about a month ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

PIBM Re:Ads (330 comments)

They purchased mojang. That usually includes the cash on hand and monetary assets. Recent estimates I've seen were talking of 1.5B in tangible assets for Mojang. Thus, it's a 1B premium, meaning that they value the profits per year for the following years at 150-160M, which is very easy to reach with that license.

Minecraft has sold more than 100 million copies, every of them having the possibility for paying for a minecraft realm monthly to share their creations. A lot more people can buy the game. Then, if it start fading away, they will be able to grab a lot of money with minecraft 2.

Finally, they can also use this license to push their devices for which there was no minecraft before. Optimized for Windows Phone!@

This is not an insane amount at all, compared to the twitch buyout or such..

about a month ago
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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

PIBM Re:OK (203 comments)

indeed, the 7 caught me offguard. I've managed to grab it and the password I had used match web based games I didn't care about (required signup for flash tests). Still nothing related to gmail directly.

about a month and a half ago
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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

PIBM Re:OK (203 comments)

Really ?? I don't even remember using that password somewhere, and I confirm I never used that on well known and large site.

Thank you BTW

about a month and a half ago
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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

PIBM Re:OK (203 comments)

I'm on it, but I need to know which password was hacked. That would provide me a lot of info on what happened.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

PIBM Re:Dark Souls/DS II, Baldur's gate II (382 comments)

You aren't playing enough good games!

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is perfect for practicing those movements :)

about 2 months ago
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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

PIBM Re: Motive? (359 comments)

Develop a biological weapon, using one of the strongest strain of Ebola?

about 2 months ago
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How long ago did you last assemble a computer?

PIBM Re:I don't assemble computers. (391 comments)

And did you know that you can get the internet on your computer using this cable : http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AK... ?

Plug it in your network port, and the other end on a 2 circuits (240V differential) outlet. The blue lines go into the top socket (white blue on left!) and the orange ones in the bottom socket, same order. Make sure that the directionnal marking point TOWARD the socket, or else the diodes won't protect your computer from the power and you'll burn your port :(

I heard you could obtain a gbps connection for free! I can't wait to hear from you! =)

about 3 months ago
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Wikipedia Blocks 'Disruptive' Edits From US Congress

PIBM Re:I take offense! (165 comments)

That filter might be a little too restrictive; you'd only see your own edits.

about 2 months ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

PIBM Re:Black hole? (277 comments)

100 years registration is offered at 999.00$ - they 'give' you a 70% discount!!! =)

about 3 months ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

PIBM Re: The Heartland Institute (552 comments)

Perhaps the section on the artic sea ice was written on day 67 ? That was valid on that date :)

about 3 months ago
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Apple Refutes Report On iPhone Threat To China's National Security

PIBM Re:Any cell phone is a security risk. (134 comments)

I'm not sure why you would bring the war of 1812 to the table ? Care to enlighten me ?

about 3 months ago

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