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Posted by News on May 19, 2012, 4:05 pm
On 5/19/2012 11:49 AM, Bruce Richmond wrote:

How about this one, oh asshat?

Which has greater energy content and which will produce more work
against a calibrated standard energy source?

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on May 19, 2012, 9:17 pm

More importantly, why would anyone care when calculating how many miles
that specified volume of fuel drove the car?

The greater energy content will be REFLECTED in the calculation--so?  
It's still a calculation of "volume in against miles driven".  Energy
content doesn't play in that particular calculation.

And now we know why you dropped out of engineering school.  Or was that
junior high school...

Posted by News on May 19, 2012, 9:23 pm
 On 5/19/2012 5:17 PM, Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:

Apparently not in the Prius trip computer's consistent erroneous
calculations, however, which was the OP's observation and recurring
topic of this post.

Right, skippy.

Too bad wherever you went didn't educate you in scientific method or
analytical problem solving techniques.  But do keep posting and confirming.

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on May 20, 2012, 12:41 am

The "erroneous calculations" he inferred were the Prius's dashboard
numbers vs. his off-the-cuff at the pump numbers.

Yeah, no *wonder* they were different.  

Or are you saying that his at the pump numbers are correct...???

He's getting two different numbers.  You're calling one of them
erroneous, which means de facto you think the other one is not.

Which junior high school did you flunk out of again?

Posted by News on May 20, 2012, 12:53 am
 On 5/19/2012 8:41 PM, Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:

OP reported consistently 6.5% lower actual than Prius gauged MPG.


Is your problem a lack of reading comprehension skills or total friggin

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