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My little car is almost 10 years old and does better than most hybrids anyway. I got this from Wikipedia:
<quote>The Audi A2 1.2 TDI had the lowest drag coefficient of any car in the world at the time of its launch. It was also one of the most economical and lowest polluting, only emitting 86g/km of CO2 emissions.
Two versions of the car were available in Germany during its production run. The 3L version, which used only 3 L/100 km (94 mpg-imp; 78 mpg-US), was "standard". This version had no power steering, climate control or other extras, with the only optional extra being body coloured door handles and wing mirrors. The reason behind having no optional extras was that every option adds weight and loses economy. For this reason the fuel tank was also only 21l.
Maybe the UK version was a little different. My 1.2 TDI from 2001 does have power steering and climate control, but still reaches 3 L/100 km when you go easy on the gas.
A while ago he asked me what he should have printed on my business cards. I said 'Wizard'.
I read books which nobody else understand. Then I do something which nobody understands. After that the computer does something which nobody understands. When asked, I say things about the results which nobody understand. But everybody expects miracles from me on a regular basis. Looks to me like the classical definition of a wizard.
0.25! That is LOW! My old Fiat coupe was good at .29 (and it showed), and at 89 mpg the Audio is exceptional.
Imagine a 6 stroke engine with this. The secondary power stroke comes from injecting water into the combustion chamber, whcih because of the recent burning of diesel, is hot. So hot the water turns to steam and expands, providing the power. This also cools the engine obviating the need for coolant. So, no pumps, no hoses, no fans, no radiators. Imagine the compactness of such an engine.
Of course it would have to be kept topped up with water as well as fuel, else the motor would melt. I am not sure pf th efigures but I believe it adds a considerable percentage to the economy. Very interesting engines 6 strokes are, very interesting. Why they havent been adopted widely is extraordinary.
"It is a remarkable fact that despite the worldwide expenditure of perhaps US$50 billion since 1990, and the efforts of tens of thousands of scientists worldwide, no human climate signal has yet been detected that is distinct from natural variation."
Bob Carter, Research Professor of Geology, James Cook University, Townsville
You don't have any vision at all. Iris more people could see their way to helping the impaired, instead of being blind to their needs. Those who don't have a truly dark soul.
.45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly ----- "Why don't you tie a kerosene-soaked rag around your ankles so the ants won't climb up and eat your candy ass..." - Dale Earnhardt, 1997 ----- "The staggering layers of obscenity in your statement make it a work of art on so many levels." - J. Jystad, 2001
This is from an AT&T perspective, so I only looked at the 3 models they offer.
I immediately discarded the LG Quantum. It felt cheap and plasticky, and the slide-out keyboard seemed quite stiff. The touch screen seemed least responsive of all the 3 models.
I am now kinda stuck between Samsung Focus and HTC Surround. The 2 advantages the Focus has are (1) it's really light and thin, (2) its touch screen seemed the most responsive. I also believe it lets you add memory via Micro SD cards (which is potentially useful for those folks who want to store tons of music, videos or games).
My favorite phone of the 3 was the HTC Surround. It's heavier than the Focus and the touch screen seemed just a small bit less responsive (it may just have been that unit though). It felt solid (part-metal feel to the body unlike the more plasticky Focus). And I actually liked the sound quality (although what kinda dumb decisions went behind making it a slide out speaker still baffles me).
The Focus felt similar to my iPhone, although it's lighter. The Surround is heavier than the iPhone but I felt good holding it.
It's quite likely that I will go ahead and get myself a Surround. Anyone else has any thoughts on this?
No, never seen that before but reading the article, I can see why the comic is popular.
One of the quotes ("Life is just a blur of Republicans and meat") reminded me of a friend who once described Friday afternoons at his office as "all meat pies and grope". I never did find out what he meant and all my job applications failed.
Do not read medical books! You could die of a misprint. - Mark Twain
Girl: (staring) "Why do you need an icy cucumber?"
“I want to report a fraud. The government is lying to us all.”
Focus has an AMOLED screen. When you compare HTC Surround and Samsung Focus side by side you can see the difference. It was very obvious for me.
One thing to know about the HTC Surround, obvious by its name, is that it has full surround sound capability and hence it needed powerful speakers which would not have looked asethetically beautiful if they had not been slideout. The speakers are useful only when you are watching some movies (may be from Netflix or some saved videos).
I suggest you explore the menu system of the HDC, the menus on the HD2 are the most arcane and confusing I have ever dealt with. Even the tech could not find how to reformat the SD card when I took it in to get the screen replaced.
I normally don't bitch about a product but I must say the software design on the HD2 is appalling.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
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