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Old 12-13-2009, 11:49 PM   #331 (permalink)
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Aw, don't be offended, it was an honest mistake.

That's why he said "Are you serious?"... not being rude, just making sure what you actually meant.
*last post by me in this thread jack

I took it like "Are you serious?" Like, "what a jack***". That's why I was confused. I have said this hundreds of times, there needs to be a icon following every post so you get the guys/gals attitude at the time. The same post can be taken several different ways.

EDIT: or we can do like we do over at Bodybuilding.com and type (serious) when we're serious. (serious)


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Old 12-13-2009, 11:50 PM   #332 (permalink)
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Agreed.
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:24 AM   #333 (permalink)
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...Darin's a "modest mouse" by personality...
... I could be completely wrong about him. That's just the vibe I get.
It's working! That's exactly what he wants us to think
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:45 PM   #334 (permalink)
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I'll probably post another with just the "raw" testing video for those who want to watch just the wooly wiggling and not the whole yarn.
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:55 PM   #335 (permalink)
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:56 AM   #336 (permalink)
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Very professional looking video, Darin. As always, you promote ecomodding in a clean, documentary style format that people can understand. Very nice.

When is the canvas and aluminum one going to be constructed/implemented?
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:54 AM   #337 (permalink)
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wooly wiggling and not the whole yarn.

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Old 12-17-2009, 11:12 AM   #338 (permalink)
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great video

love the intro with the other cars with explanations

its easy to understand for those not familiar with the effects of aerodynamics on mpg
(maybe in a school classroom setting)


i wish it said 8mpg gain under the 15% at 7:30
i think that wouldve immediately struck home to watchers out there
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:16 PM   #339 (permalink)
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Thanks for the feedback, everyone.

Aloha: providing results in absolute "mpg" terms is potentially a problem - it requires the baseline mpg to be presented with it to give proper context.

EG: an 8 mpg improvement on a 20 mpg truck is a vastly bigger change (in terms of volume / $ savings) than an 8 mpg improvement on a 55 mpg subcompact.
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:26 PM   #340 (permalink)
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true

im not saying to omit the 15%

but underneath it say:

(8mpg gain in my case)

purely for those who are too lazy to look back a few screens and do math
(again im thinking basic consumer/classroom setting)


telling someone they can save 10% is different then telling them they can save $100

im sure we've all met the person who says:
"I can go 200 miles on twenty bucks"
You: So whats your mpg?
"I dont know, but I can go 200 miles on twenty bucks"

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