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Comment Re:No car hits its official CO2 output level (Score 1) 208

Thanks for the links. I replied with points picked out of memory. My misses were using extra high grade lubrication and the returning break callipers.

Those rules needs to be upgraded with at least driving the car for a period of time/driven a minimum distance in normal traffic where you have to break hard at least once and then put it directly in the lab. My Mercedes Vito van would get seriously lower mpg if they had done that. Crappy breaking system, I'll have to put new discs and pads on all four wheels.

Comment Re:Well, that was quick (Score 1) 181

The then American owned Volvo were told to shut the fuck up about some safety issues. Volvo found that when getting t-boned the roof could rip open. So they reinforced the roof and informed their owner (Ford) about their findings. Ford did nothing fix it at their end. Volvo went on banging on their drum about all safety features incorporated in the latest model (I think it it was the XC90) when Ford ordered Volvo to shut up about certain safety inventions because Ford was scared that it would be sued because fatal accidents were happening with Ford built SUVs.

Comment Re:Not a big deal (Score 2) 127

If you intend to run Linux on your Lenovo laptop, make sure everything works without massaging drivers because YOU NEEDS TO ROOT THE BIOS to get the computer to accept a non sanctioned (i.e. bought from some other store than Lenovo) network card. My G50-45 was delivered with a Realtek card that works like crap and I haven't got the Bluetooth part to work yet. I do have an Intel 7260 to replace the network card with IF THE FUCKING COMPUTER WOULD BOOT WITH IT.

Comment Re:Third option (Score 1) 421

I've had Defender cases for my HTC Desire and my S3. The silicone part were fine on the HTC case but the rubber on the S3 case absorbs moisture too quickly and swells.

I got a new case on warranty. When that got too flabby, I bought 2 noname replacement skins from China. One of those skins have swelled too much. So, I'm into the last skin and the last belt clip holder. Forgot to turn in the holder when replacing on warranty and I made a special car holder for Otterbox belt clip holders. When one of them breaks/swells the Otterbox is history

Comment Re:Finally!! (Score 1) 409

A friend of mine, Bosse, bought a vacation home on Merrit Island, FL together with some friends of his. He used to fly over to the states, timing the trip so he could watch the shuttle launches from his backyard. They paid extra money for insulating the villa to match Swedish standards. That saved them a lot of money because it was easier to keep the house cool. And it kept out outside noises as well.

Bosse were into competitive pistol shooting so he bought pistols which he brought back to Sweden. When he needed to practice shooting, he went to to the airport shooting range the security used to train at (Don't know if it was Orlando International) and asked if he could shoot there, which he could. This was well before 9-11. One trip he got himself a .454 Casull revolver, which he took down to the range. When he started shooting, the personnel there stopped and went "WTF is that?" and then "Can I try it next, please?" /CSB

Comment Re:nothing new (Score 1) 122

Those lakes are formed by permafrost. There are similar lakes in the northernmost part of Alaska and Canada. Don't know if they are the result of gas seeping out of the upper layers of the tundra or some chemical process like karst lake formation.

It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.