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Comment Re:The Great Ethanol Scam (Score 1) 556

The most likely case is that the EFI system does not have enough control authority to trim the mixtures for fuels that have very different stoichiometric ratios. For example, E85 may require up to 30% more fuel volume than gasoline. That means you need fuel injector with 30% additional capacity _and_ EFI logic to drive them. It's not very hard to do, it just hurts the bottom line.

Comment Re:The Great Ethanol Scam (Score 2) 556

The information in that article skirts the border of misleading and bogus. Almost any modern (EFI) gasoline engine is capable of running an alcohol fuel with minimal modifications. Many engines, such as low displacement supercharged ones used in small cars, _will_ run more efficiently because of the higher octane rating. Ethanol is a very effective cleaning product. Many people seems to believe it can "gum" up engine parts while in reality it is simply stripping precipatates off the fueling system itself that may have built up over years of use.

The 10 Most Absurd Scientific Papers 127

Lanxon writes "It's true: 'Effects of cocaine on honeybee dance behavior,' 'Fellatio by fruit bats prolongs copulation time,' and 'Are full or empty beer bottles sturdier and does their fracture-threshold suffice to break the human skull?' are all genuine scientific research papers, and all were genuinely published in journals or similar publications. Wired's presentation of a collection of the most bizarrely-named research papers contains seven other gems, including one about naval fluff and another published in The Journal of Sex Research."
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Infinity Ward Fights Against Modern Warfare 2 Cheaters 203

Faithbleed writes "IW's Robert Bowling reports on his twitter account that Infinity Ward is giving 2,500 Modern Warfare 2 cheaters the boot. The news comes as the war between IW and MW2's fans rages over the decision to go with IWnet hosting instead of dedicated servers. Unhappy players were quick to come up with hacks that would allow their own servers and various other changes." Despite the dedicated-server complaints, Modern Warfare 2 has sold ridiculously well.

Submission + - Battlestar Galactica to end after 4th season (

thanksforthecrabs writes: After months of the Sci Fi channel denying rumors, there's official word that the upcoming season is the end of the road for Battlestar Galactica. The decision to end is reportedly a creative one. With Dr. Who and BG ending — what will nerds do with their new-found free time? ar_dc

Stellar rays prove fibbing never pays. Embezzlement is another matter.