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 Sit on my Jace Sep 9, 2016 Value Over Replacement Engine (VORE) eats other metrics alive. # ? Sep 26, 2016 03:53
 Pakled Aug 6, 2011 WE ARE SMART Rods to the hogshead or nothing. # ? Sep 26, 2016 05:27
 Somfin Oct 25, 2010 Nap Ghost Parsecs per Kessel Run. I'll show myself out # ? Sep 26, 2016 05:42
 Platystemon Feb 13, 2012 Wolfram|Alpha reminds me that one joule = one newton across a distance of one metre , so joules per metre = newtons We should be measuring fuel economy in units of force. 1 litre∕100 km = 320.5 N In the steady state, you could imagine this as the sum of all the retarding forces on the vehicle (air drag, rolling resistance, transmission losses, &c.), or, equivalently, the force the engine must produce to counteract them. For you U.S. customary fans, 30 MPG = 565 pounds of force. Platystemon has a new favorite as of 06:07 on Sep 26, 2016 # ? Sep 26, 2016 05:55

#### Platystemon posted:

Wolfram|Alpha reminds me that one joule = one newton across a distance of one metre , so joules per metre = newtons

We should be measuring fuel economy in units of force.

In the steady state, you could imagine this as the sum of all the retarding forces on the vehicle (air drag, rolling resistance, transmission losses, &c.), or, equivalently, the force the engine must produce to counteract them.

We already have Torque / second not equaling the power of the car, let's not make it worse.

#### Platystemon posted:

We should be measuring fuel economy in units of force.

Fuel economy also works out to an area measurement, of all things. It sounds crazy until you think about it, but say you took the gas you burned on a trip and stretched it out into a tube that's the length of that trip. What's the cross-section of that tube? A gas-guzzler would need a thicker tube than an economy car, right? It turns out 20 miles per gallon equals a cross-section of 0.1 square millimeters.

https://what-if.xkcd.com/11/

 Dia de Pikachutos Nov 8, 2012 At work we have a web design job for a tutoring service whose current site features this gem: According to their site it shows how a child improves with tuition - but, well... We may "forget" to include it in their next redesign. # ? Sep 26, 2016 09:45
 bitterandtwisted Sep 4, 2006 Here in the UK we still use mpg to measure fuel efficiency even though we've bought petrol by the litre for the last 30 years. Hmm sure is useful to know I've got 20 litres of fuel left and my car does 53mpg # ? Sep 26, 2016 12:57

#### bitterandtwisted posted:

Here in the UK we still use mpg to measure fuel efficiency even though we've bought petrol by the litre for the last 30 years.

Hmm sure is useful to know I've got 20 litres of fuel left and my car does 53mpg

Try and find anything that give you the useful litres/mile and you might as well be looking for a unicorn.

#### spog posted:

Try and find anything that give you the useful litres/mile and you might as well be looking for a unicorn.

I heard that unicorns have good mileage but aren't really suitable for city driving, c/d?

#### spongepuppy posted:

At work we have a web design job for a tutoring service whose current site features this gem:

According to their site it shows how a child improves with tuition - but, well...

We may "forget" to include it in their next redesign.

I feel like including a graph this stupid in a website for a tutoring service would actually serve to drive people away from said service. I mean if they don't know how graphs work how would anyone expect them to teach kids how to do it?

#### Platystemon posted:

Wolfram|Alpha reminds me that one joule = one newton across a distance of one metre , so joules per metre = newtons

We should be measuring fuel economy in units of force.

1 litre∕100 km = 320.5 N

In the steady state, you could imagine this as the sum of all the retarding forces on the vehicle (air drag, rolling resistance, transmission losses, &c.), or, equivalently, the force the engine must produce to counteract them.

For you U.S. customary fans, 30 MPG = 565 pounds of force.

Now I want to know the specific impulse of my car, even though it's not a sensible measure at all.

#### Snowglobe of Doom posted:

I heard that unicorns have good mileage but aren't really suitable for city driving, c/d?
d. they're actually pretty good in stop and go traffic thanks to the start-stop functionality. It's actually on the highway where their lack of overdrive becomes an issue.

#### The Cheshire Cat posted:

I feel like including a graph this stupid in a website for a tutoring service would actually serve to drive people away from said service. I mean if they don't know how graphs work how would anyone expect them to teach kids how to do it?
Seems like a reasonable graph - it shows that their tutoring prevents students from being held up for a year.

#### mobby_6kl posted:

d. they're actually pretty good in stop and go traffic thanks to the start-stop functionality. It's actually on the highway where their lack of overdrive becomes an issue.

Just don't get frustrated at the other drivers, you really don't want to lean on the horn too hard.

#### Snowglobe of Doom posted:

Just don't get frustrated at the other drivers, you really don't want to lean on the horn too hard.

#### The Cheshire Cat posted:

I feel like including a graph this stupid in a website for a tutoring service would actually serve to drive people away from said service. I mean if they don't know how graphs work how would anyone expect them to teach kids how to do it?

Based on the site's content their target audience isn't educated parents, sadly. I think the only ethical solution is accidental omission.

#### The Cheshire Cat posted:

I feel like including a graph this stupid in a website for a tutoring service would actually serve to drive people away from said service. I mean if they don't know how graphs work how would anyone expect them to teach kids how to do it?

But it only goes up uP UPup uP UP! That can only be good.

#### Fathis Munk posted:

But it only goes up uP UPup uP UP! That can only be good.

#### popewiles posted:

This was explicitly intended as a joke. Where did you get this? Did you do puzzle safari?

#### Nebrilos posted:

This was explicitly intended as a joke.

Maybe, but now it's taught in business schools.

#### Nebrilos posted:

This was explicitly intended as a joke. Where did you get this? Did you do puzzle safari?

I realize it's a joke, it's from Silicon Valley. It was in response to the 'up up up!' comment which I quoted right there at the top of my post.

#### NoEyedSquareGuy posted:

Maybe, but now it's taught in business schools.

You can't make this stuff up!

 cinci zoo sniper Mar 14, 2013 # ? Oct 1, 2016 00:16
 Carthag Tuek Oct 15, 2005 Tider skal komme, tider skal henrulle, slægt skal følge slægters gang I do I hella # ? Oct 1, 2016 00:20

#### Snapchat A Titty posted:

I do I

You (the person I am addressing) "do you" (be yourself).

#### Pakled posted:

Rods to the hogshead or nothing.

 Forgall Oct 16, 2012 What're you lookin' at? Not awful as such, but at Virginia's huge swollen blue balls. # ? Oct 6, 2016 13:58
 Pakled Aug 6, 2011 WE ARE SMART # ? Oct 6, 2016 19:39

#### Pakled posted:

Is this real? It's even dumber than those old Fox News charts where the percentages don't even add up to 100%.

 My Lovely Horse Aug 21, 2010 Reminds me of a weather chart in an old MAD magazine that listed rain, wind, hail, tornado and plague. # ? Oct 6, 2016 20:36

#### Forgall posted:

Not awful as such, but at Virginia's huge swollen blue balls.

Lol at Buchanan County. Named after the worst of the presidents, steadfastly voting for the worst - of two - parties.

#### Pakled posted:

Cool, so the real danger is wind. Rain surge and tornado can be dismissed.

#### Pakled posted:

Turn the graph 90 degrees clockwise and it becomes Graphy the Cool Graph For Cool Kids from the 90s (He's here to teach you about the margin of error in a fun and hip way!)

 Powered Descent Jul 13, 2008 We haven't had that spirit here since 1969. Pretty tame by Fox News standards, but I'm amused that the evangelicals add up to 109%. # ? Oct 12, 2016 02:42
 Fathis Munk Feb 23, 2013 ??? ? Ugh that's like rule number one when you make up numbers to prove your point, always add them up. I am fascinated by the reckless abandon and ineptitude Fox displays with all their bullshit propaganda. # ? Oct 12, 2016 14:02

#### Powered Descent posted:

Pretty tame by Fox News standards, but I'm amused that the evangelicals add up to 109%.

Remember folks, this is the news media described as "too liberal" by Trump supporters.

 Venusian Weasel Nov 18, 2011 # ? Oct 12, 2016 16:45

#### Powered Descent posted:

Pretty tame by Fox News standards, but I'm amused that the evangelicals add up to 109%.

I was going to say, could be due to rounding, but it's 109%.

#### trapped mouse posted:

Remember folks, this is the news media described as "too liberal" by Trump supporters.

Of course. A truly conservative news source would have over 109% under "strongly unfavorable" alone!