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My Automobile Gets __ MPG

Swordopolis It depends largely on the season (1141 comments)

In the summer, when it's warmer and I do more highway driving, my mileage can get as high as 35.

But in the winter, when I do more short-hop driving, my average mileage drops below 30.

about 4 years ago

Student Killed By Exploding Gum

Swordopolis Seriously? (10 comments)

WHY would someone soak their gum in citric acid?

more than 4 years ago

Comcast Seeking Control of Both Pipes and Content?

Swordopolis First Po- (241 comments)

This first post claimed by Reuters, Inc.

about 5 years ago

HIV/AIDS Vaccine To Begin Phase I Human Trials

Swordopolis RTFA (329 comments)

"We hope this vaccine is it, and hopefully this vaccine will prevent HIV infection and save millions of lives."

more than 5 years ago

FDA Says Homeopathic Cure Can Cause Loss of Smell

Swordopolis I lol'd (452 comments)

"Furthermore, since water will have been in contact with millions of different substances throughout its history, critics point out that any glass of water is therefore an extreme dilution of almost any conceivable substance, and so by drinking water one would, according to homeopathic principles, receive treatment for every imaginable condition."

more than 5 years ago

Brazilian Pirates Hijack US Military Satellites

Swordopolis Huahue (359 comments)


more than 5 years ago

I prefer to consume my caffeine from a vessel of ...

Swordopolis Re:What's in that paper? (571 comments)

Quoting Wikipedia:
"Contrary to popular understanding that different tastes map to different areas of the tongue, taste qualities are found in all areas of the tongue, although some regions are more sensitive than others."

more than 5 years ago

Growing Plants In Lunar Gravity

Swordopolis Re:My brain must be going stupid (111 comments)

I clicked on your post with every intention of immediately posting (almost verbatim) the second line of your post. Very creepy.

more than 5 years ago

Growing Plants In Lunar Gravity

Swordopolis My brain must be going stupid (111 comments)

It took me like three tries before I stopped reading the headline as "Growing Planets in Lunar Gravity"

more than 5 years ago

Europa Selected As Target of Next Flagship Mission

Swordopolis Re:awww no landing? (168 comments)

"But it may only be a particle of pre-animate matter..."

more than 5 years ago

How many phones do you have? Count wired phone extensions, cell phones, smartphones, and installed VoIP apps on all computers th

Swordopolis Missing Option (504 comments)

I use homing pigeons and smoke signals, you insensitive clod!

more than 5 years ago

Charter Launches 60 Mbps Service

Swordopolis Re:A juicy point from the article. (299 comments)

Speaking as someone who is using Charter internet to type this comment right now, their service is awful. It costs too much, the tech support and service people are crap, and it COSTS TOO MUCH. We could be getting DSL from the phone company for half of what we pay now, but their high-speed service area stops about a mile from our house. And we're definitely not going back to dial up. As soon as we can get internet from AT&T, we're ditching Charter's services and going to a dish. Charter isn't interested in "technical merits" or anything of the kind. They're merely interested in staying afloat.

more than 5 years ago

New Law Will Require Camera Phones To "Click"

Swordopolis Misleading Headline (1235 comments)

Bill Introduced != Law Passed

more than 5 years ago

A Teacher Asking Students To Destroy Notes?

Swordopolis Go nuts! (931 comments)

Theft, unlawful search and seizure, destruction of property..... You could go nuts with this. This can't possibly be legal.

more than 5 years ago

Ink Breakthrough Heralds Bendy PC Screens

Swordopolis Re:Remind me again... (140 comments)

Join the Mobile Infantry and save the Galaxy. Service guarantees citizenship. Would you like to know more?

more than 5 years ago

Ink Breakthrough Heralds Bendy PC Screens

Swordopolis Re:Remind me again... (140 comments)

Precisely. Imagine being able to fit your computer screen into a purse or backpack. Or a big-screen display into a poster tube.

more than 5 years ago


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