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Comment: Re:Overstated or misrepresented? (Score 1) 403

by yabos (#48091147) Attached to: Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines
I drive a Mazdaspeed 3 and it's the same. 2.3L turbo, I can easily get to over the speed limit before I'm even on the highway and I average 22-24 mpg with lots of city driving. The little econobox engines rated at 40mpg can barely get to highway speed on the on ramp so you're having to floor it. The mpg rating is a bit over optimistic based on the fact that people don't like accelerating at the speed of a snail so no one drives under the conditions to get the rated mpg figures.

Comment: Re:No (Score 2) 189

by yabos (#47992015) Attached to: BlackBerry Launches Square-Screened Passport Phone
I personally don't "get it" how bb is better at those 3 things. Perhaps you can enlighten us?
iPhone, Android, BB: All can send emails. You can argue whether the physical keyboard is better etc. but that's personal preference.
iPhone, Android, BB: All can sync contacts. Not sure why one is better than the other.
iPhone, Android(never used it but I believe?), BB: Can work with Exchange if you use that, calendars seamlessly sync between devices, computers, etc.
All I have ever heard is BB is "better" at it, but no one says *why*.

Comment: Re:Fuck the TSA (Score 1) 337

by yabos (#45434753) Attached to: TSA Screening Barely Working Better Than Chance
Actually you can't get signal up that high(~35,000 feet). Around here when I fly my plane you lose data service above 3000 feet or so and at 10,000' you have no signal whatsoever. Now I'm not sure what altitude these calls were supposedly made at but I have first hand knowledge of when my phone will and won't work.

Comment: Re:Cost Per Lumen? BS! (Score 1) 308

by yabos (#43538913) Attached to: Cause of LED Efficiency Droop Finally Revealed
Nice to see that we get ripped off in Canada on these bulbs too compared to the USA...
I bought 2 of the 60w equivalents and they look pretty good. I'm not a fan of the bluish ones, but the yellowish ones looks great. I like that they rate it to a comparable incandescent. Most LEDs seem to give you a lumens output value but for most people, that requires some research into what that is in equivalent incandescent bulb.

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