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Comment: Re:Your mileage may vary... (Score 1) 374

by cjanota (#43634705) Attached to: Why US Mileage Ratings Are So Inaccurate

I can tell you that at least in the class 8 trucking world, the manufacturers know very well what the realistic conditions are. They work very hard to do just enough to pass the emissions regulations and then they move everything around elsewhere in the calibration maps to sacrifice the performance in the tails areas and get the best possible performance in the areas that customers actually drive the trucks.


FBI and NYPD Officers Sent On Museum Field Trip 70

Posted by samzenpus
from the warrantless-permission-slips dept.
In an attempt to "refresh their sense of inquiry" FBI agents, and NYPD officers are being sent to a course at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Art of Perception hopes to improve an officers' ability to accurately describe what they see during an investigation by studying art. From the article: "Amy Herman, the course leader, said: 'We're getting them off the streets and out of the precincts, and it refreshes their sense of inquiry. They're thinking, "Oh, how am I doing my job," and it forces them to think about how they communicate, and how they see the world around them.' Ms Herman, an art historian, originally developed the course for medical students, but successfully pitched it as a training course to the New York Police Academy."

Comment: Re:Yes, pretty much,,, (Score 1) 311

by cjanota (#27950133) Attached to: Flash Drive Roundup
Take a look at this one from Corsair then. Its case is aluminum and waterproof. And the keyring hole is very strong. You do have to unscrew the lid every time you open it, but that doesn't bother me much. Also, the 2 rubber bands on the outside came off of mine. Again, doesn't matter to me. I am very impressed with the quality of the aluminum case and it has a 10-yr warranty.