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Comment: Re:Diesels already do this. (Score 5, Informative) 576

by Chelmet (#33999732) Attached to: Mazda Claims 70 mpg For New Engine, No Hybrid Needed

Sorry to be a party pooper, but those numbers all stack up.

A US gallon is 83% of a UK gallon, so the the MPG figures are going to vary.

50 MPG (US) is roughly the same as 59 MPG (UK).

When using US gallons, its hardly surprising that you reach the US figure, rather than the UK figure.

Not everybody does things your way.

Comment: Re:Wikileaks puts lives at risk (Score 1) 725

by Chelmet (#33902106) Attached to: Wikileaks Donations Account Shut Down

Treason? Isn't treason an act against your own government, as apposed to someone else'? It winds me up no end that foreign governments have the power to effectively close the bank accounts of foreign companies, I think it is ridiculous, in fact, and that the big bad old U S of A should fuck off and deal with the problem at home, such as not letting this Asange fellow enter. Either the country in which he is hosted should shut him down, because they agree with America, or there shouldn't be anything done, because they don't, and are their own country and do what the fuck they want.

Puts democracy at risk, what nonsense you write

Comment: Re:Gut reaction.. (Score 1) 139

by Chelmet (#33329114) Attached to: Real-Time, Detailed Face Tracking On a Nokia N900
But.. A password, then face verification? Facebook et al. I'd be happy with face only, ditto with emails, but for the banking stuff it'd be great to have both. As you enter the password, the face recognition does it's business. I'd even love this on the unlocking screen (when the phone goes into keylock due to idleness). My N900 is great, but when someone says "what can it do that my phone can't?", I'm usually at a loss to demonstrate. I know its capable of lots of cool stuff, but currently its shining glory is the FM transmitter, and that's not blow-your-socks-of wow.

Comment: Re:Nonsense. (Score 2, Interesting) 228

by Chelmet (#32994654) Attached to: The World's Strongest, Most Expensive Beer Served Inside a Squirrel

Ah. It being a Scottish beer, brewed not far from me in fact, I was using the British notation - I didn't realise there were any others.

If you read on where the 'proof' system came from, you'll quickly see that the american one is, in fact, nonsense, but I suppose that that's a debate for another day.

Comment: Great - spread the word (Score 1) 164

So that those who are already downloading 2Gb at 30kb/s get it even later.

Nah I'm just trolling, there must be a lot of interest as nobody's getting a decent speed - well, a few have it completed, but its just a case of changing your settings and finding a location that's not suspended.

Anyway, good job Valve on a free open source game that might actually be half decent :O)

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