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Why US Mileage Ratings Are So Inaccurate

kdawgud Re:consistency more important (374 comments)

MPG may not be the most intuitive way to measure fuel efficiency, but it is certainly still linear. 50 MPG actually is 50% less efficient than 75 MPG.

about a year and a half ago

Judge Approves Settlement In eBook Price-Fixing Case

kdawgud Re:Will this result in lower prices? (242 comments)

Lowest cost option is to just buy the paperback (used or new), read it, and sell it back on amazon a month later.

more than 2 years ago

Lexmark To Exit Inkjet Printer Market

kdawgud Not so bad (228 comments)

Inkjet prices aren't so bad for those home users that only need to print occasionally. It takes decent volume (and/or time) to make back the difference in start-up costs of a laser in the cases I've seen. Especially if you want access to color printing.

more than 2 years ago

Mail Service Costs Netflix 20x More Than Streaming

kdawgud Re:Margins (473 comments)

First sale doctrine says they can do whatever they want with the DVDs once they buy them...

about 4 years ago

Google To Shut Down 411 Service

kdawgud Re:Sad day (156 comments)

I don't think tmobile prepaid blocks this anymore, actually.

more than 4 years ago

Cutting Umbilical Cord Early Eliminates Stem Cells

kdawgud Re:Also: Jaundice! (139 comments)

Other than personal experience, have you found any studies or other evidence that correlate longer clamp times with jaundice?

more than 4 years ago

Cell Phones Don't Increase Chances of Brain Cancer

kdawgud Re:extremes (320 comments)

But to make money (directly) you have to offer a dubious protection device after scaring them.

Not if you are a news organization that attracts viewers with scary headlines.

more than 5 years ago

Ryan Gordon Wants To Bring Universal Binaries To Linux

kdawgud Linking problems (487 comments)

Could this technology also help binaries to link against multiple versions of standard libraries (glibc, libstdc++)?

more than 5 years ago

How Nokia Learned To Love Openness

kdawgud In this case (180 comments)

Well, in this case it may have made sense for Nokia. They are a hardware company, so giving away the software for free would not directly harm their income. Other industries won't be convinced so easily (i.e. companies that make money off of selling software to the masses).

more than 5 years ago

California Requests Stimulus Funding For Bullet Train

kdawgud Re:This makes a lot of sense (567 comments)

I had the joy of riding on the Deutsche Bahn ICE last month for the first time and I agree 100%. It was the one of the most convenient and comfortable public transportation systems I've ever ridden. It would be great if we had a similar alternative to flying here in the US. The incredible ease of boarding (no check-in, security) and connections (5 minute layovers!) left me in awe.

more than 5 years ago

AIDS Vaccine Is Partially Successful

kdawgud Re:Lulz (317 comments)

The sample sizes were not 74 and 51. The sample size of people vaccinated was "more than 16,000 volunteers". 74 and 51 were just the number of people infected, which is still statistically significant. [to what confidence level, I do not know].

more than 5 years ago

Switching To Solar Power, One Year Later

kdawgud Re:Return on investment (541 comments)

If you're going to account for re-investment of interim cash flows, shouldn't you compare it to the opportunity cost of not investing the initial $38K to begin with?

more than 5 years ago

How To Show Code Samples?

kdawgud Re:If you don't write software at home... (485 comments)

I'm with cjb658 on this one. For me, however, it's not that I don't like to code. I would simply rather spend non-work time with family, getting exercise, and enjoying life.

Also, eye strain keeps me from spending too many additional hours at the computer screen if I can avoid it.

more than 6 years ago


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