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Comment this is stupid (Score 4, Insightful) 136

first, we all know there's a reasnonable correlation between epa estimates and our observed results. It's quite good. Second there's been lots of tests on other standards to show they perfrom good real world estimates. The author is nit picking that a specific set of linear combinations of tests hasn't been correlated. That is if you have 5 test that are correlated with real world measurements and you average them it is true that the average has not been tested but logically we can estimate it's error from the other tests.

who writes this crap

Comment Compare anything to Jackie Chan (Score 5, Interesting) 300

The best part of a Jackie Chan flick is the credit sequence out takes. In them you get to see how they filmed jackie chan jumping off a bridge onto a moving overcraft, how he lept between two buildings and nailed the fire escape, or how they made it look like he sledded off a cliff and grabbed a helicopter landing rail.

answers: He sledded off a cliff and grabbed a helicopter landing rail. No nets. He jumped off the building. No nets. he jumped off the bridge onto the hovercraft. he broke his leg. So they re-shot it with him doing it again this time in a cast that had been painted to look like the tennis shoe he was supposed to be wearing.

Seriously, when you know the guy is doing an insane stunt in a cast, one doesn't really need more and more and more to make it exciting. Watching Iron man plummet from the vacuum of space just isn't very thrilling compared to any dumb stunt jackie pulls off. I really dont' even mind he wears a safety wire when they are spinning him around at the end of ladder on a flying helicopter. it somehow doesn't ruin it for me. :-)

Comment Goodyear says your hypothesis is wrong (Score 2) 132

Here's Goodyears version of the Omniwheel.

It's a spherical tire and uses mag lev. it's just a concept not a prototype but it lacks the things you say are essential.

The contact patch of Any tire is identical. It soley depends on the pressure. pressure*area = weight of car.

His tires have 2 times as many sidewalls as a regular tire so it's plausible they don't have to be as stiff.

Comment VUZE is now malware (Score 3, Informative) 64

I opened up my trusty torrent client, Vuze, to download this and it asked to install an update. I let it, and then bad craziness broke out. I visibly opened all my browsers up, opened up their preference settings, downloaded an installed extensions, and set their default pages and search engine to Yahoo.

Vuze is now malware. beware.

Comment Firestick and a long HDMI cable (Score 1) 226

I use amazon fire stick. It's really good and keeps getting better. the learning curve is zero so whole family and guests can use it instantly. I was supplementing this with PLEX with it to stream DVDs to it. But Plex sucks! ( I keep having to restart the client or the server cause they fail to find each other, and even when it works it transcodes in ways that make gliches, and really sluggish. fairly confusing interface that phones home too. by default it lards of your hard disk with cover art and crap you don't want). Emby was slightly better on the server side but the client side was clunkier. But I found both pretty intolerable. So I just bought a 45 foot HDMI cable and when I want to stream something I just plug it into my computer. Now that is super reliable, no glitches and takes less time to set up than plex or emby. So I use the Fire stick most of the time and just plug in the cable as needed.

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