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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:59 am 
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The Beeb gives a clearer explanation of the numbers: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-41170144.

The BBC wrote:
Because different territories have different tests for electric vehicles, the new Leaf's quoted range varies according to where it will be sold:

  • in Europe it is 378km (235 miles)
  • in Japan it is 400km (248 miles)
  • in the US it is 241km (150 miles)

Electric cars tend to achieve about 20-25% below the European quoted figures in real-world tests.

That still doesn't explain AP's inconsistent figures for gas engines, 800 km or 965 km. With my fuel-efficient gasoline-engine car, I'd be lucky to get 600 km before the tank ran dry.


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I rented an Audi A4 once, when I was on a company mission. Got 1250 km out of that fuel tank. One reason for that was the live indicator showing how far I could drive on the remaining fuel.. that changed my driving dramatically. It was funny though, after filling up the tank it would start out showing I could get 750 km out of the remaining fuel. Then as I drove on it would creep up and up for a few hours.. unless I stared passing cars and the like. I did keep around 90km/h - 100km/h though, most of the time. As the tank was around 80 liters that would be around 0.64l/10km, which is not bad at that speed.


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"An average 7-ounce [Moscow Mule] serving has 171 calories, which brakes down to about 24 calories per ounce."

That does it. We have to make homonyms illegal.

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Nanohedron wrote:
"An average 7-ounce [Moscow Mule] serving has 171 calories, which brakes down to about 24 calories per ounce."

That does it. We have to make homonyms illegal.

Absolutely. Heteronyms rule. :)

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Nanohedron wrote:
"An average 7-ounce [Moscow Mule] serving has 171 calories, which brakes down to about 24 calories per ounce."

That does it. We have to make homonyms illegal.


But without them we wouldn't have that sign near work areas -- "Highway workers - give them a brake," which is actually a properly perfect use of a homophone.

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chas wrote:
Nanohedron wrote:
"An average 7-ounce [Moscow Mule] serving has 171 calories, which brakes down to about 24 calories per ounce."

That does it. We have to make homonyms illegal.

But without them we wouldn't have that sign near work areas -- "Highway workers - give them a brake," which is actually a properly perfect use of a homophone.

You just have to go and be bloody reasonable, don't you. :really:

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Nanohedron wrote:
chas wrote:
Nanohedron wrote:
"An average 7-ounce [Moscow Mule] serving has 171 calories, which brakes down to about 24 calories per ounce."

That does it. We have to make homonyms illegal.

But without them we wouldn't have that sign near work areas -- "Highway workers - give them a brake," which is actually a properly perfect use of a homophone.

You just have to go and be bloody reasonable, don't you. :really:


Geez, now I miss Walden. :cry:

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Could businesses please spell check their communications, whether email, advertisements, websites, etc.?

Today, I received an email from Western Digital regarding their backup hard drives.

"Subject: Would you lose all your data if lighting strikes?"

(No, although I might have to put on sunglasses).

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Large yellow box showing one of their drives, with the heading in GIANT BLACK LETTERS:
"WHEN LIGHTENING STRIKES, What's Your Backup Plan?"

(Keep my sunglasses on.)


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Nanohedron wrote:
That does it. We have to make homonyms illegal.

Nano, I am shocked, shocked I say. How politically incorrect can you get? (Don't answer that. This is a family forum.) Why, even our president is an admitted homophone. While I am a committed heteronym, some of my best friends are homonyms (Smith, Carpenter, Cartwright and Butcher, to name four). :D

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kkrell wrote:
Could businesses please spell check their communications, whether email, advertisements, websites, etc.?

Today, I received an email from Western Digital regarding their backup hard drives.

"Subject: Would you lose all your data if lighting strikes?"

(No, although I might have to put on sunglasses).

Image:
Large yellow box showing one of their drives, with the heading in GIANT BLACK LETTERS:
"WHEN LIGHTENING STRIKES, What's Your Backup Plan?"

(Keep my sunglasses on.)

If lighting strikes, I'll put on sunglasses.
If lightening strikes, I'll buy pants one size smaller.
If lightning strikes, I create my own lighting (well grounded chap that I am) as well as lighten the load on Mother Earth by one soul.

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walrii wrote:
How politically incorrect can you get?

Trust me when I tell you that I have plumbed the depths. But I've learned - to my woe - that it's a good idea to pick your battles.

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Nanohedron wrote:
it's a good idea to pick your battles.

Truth. That's what's so nice about C&F. Our "battles," when they occur, are the linguistic equivalent of fights with nerf sabers - lots of running around, giggling and having fun.

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BBC online story title: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41950685

"US Marine who lost both legs running 31 marathons in a month"

Maybe he should have stopped at 30.


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kkrell wrote:
Maybe he should have stopped at 30.


Well, I laughed.

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walrii wrote:
Nanohedron wrote:
it's a good idea to pick your battles.

Truth. That's what's so nice about C&F. Our "battles," when they occur, are the linguistic equivalent of fights with nerf sabers - lots of running around, giggling and having fun.

Well, usually. We do have our rougher moments, but they're uncommon. For the most part, this is a pretty chill bunch. :)

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