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Comment: Re:Energy Use? too short a time frame (Score 1) 708

by danomac (#47461407) Attached to: People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

There are problems with running individual A/C units. Firstly, I figured out that having 2-3 separate A/C units costs as much as the one big one to cool my place (smaller place, 1100 sq ft.)

Second is eventually you get cool air meeting warm air in the house and you get humidity problems. It sucks.

+ - There's More Fiber in Fast Food Than You Realize 1

Submitted by danomac
danomac (1032160) writes "It looks like McDonald's, along with other fast-food chains like Burger King and Wendy's, put more fiber in your burger than you realize.

Listed in the ingredients is "microcrystalline cellulose", also known as wood fiber. Fast-food chains have been using this for quite some time due to the cost effectiveness.

This is also not just in meat, but in all sorts of ingredients like cheese, sauces, etc."

Comment: Re:This is telling (Score 4, Interesting) 365

Yeah, Microsoft is now going for portable business integration. You can manage them with Active Directory - I just added one.

We are looking to go more portable at work but we don't want to have a laptop and a tablet for every user. Picked up one of the new Surface 3 devices and while it looks like it will integrate nicely for our day-to-day use at work, I don't like it enough to have one at home for personal use. It's actually got some well thought out ideas in the device.

Given that an iPad can cost $1k now (256GB storage, same as this Surface Pro 3 I'm testing) It's not too far-fetched in price in my opinion, seeing as you can do more with it and aren't constrained to the App or Play store. Doesn't mean I'd buy one for personal use, though. Once the docks are released I can see potential for it replacing some of our old workstations.

Comment: Re:I can't buy one (Score 1) 377

by danomac (#47250737) Attached to: Are US Hybrid Sales Peaking Already?

When I drive a stick, if I'm starting on a hill I pull the parking brake with my hand, keeping the button held in so it didn't latch, and not release it till I had enough traction with the engine to support the car so it didn't roll backwards.

Doesn't anyone else do this?

I've driven a manual transmission for as long as I can remember and I don't do this. After a couple of hill-starts I've figured out the clutch and can start on a hill without rolling back. Heck, I don't even think about it anymore; it's a programmed response now.

It's a poor workman who blames his tools.