atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#4910: #2 in the class.

#2, and I got 100% on the final test. I'm going to have to keep my nose clean, because if I can just continue to perform like this I might get noticed, in a good way.

Keep punching, me.

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...another sentence where comma placement is critical, otherwise I would have said, "Keep punching me" and that's just no bloody good at all.

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Actually, what's surprising is that more auto manufacturers don't do this. VW apparently rigged their cars to run differently during EPA tests than they normally do, thus reducing pollutants.

A modern digital powertrain management system can be tweaked to do all kinds of things. They just don't because it costs more than it's worth. That's where the tuner box guys make all their money--selling remapped engine tunes that get more horsepower out of a particular system, but at the expense of making more pollution and/or lowered fuel economy and/or lessened durability.

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If you're in the top 10% of incomes, you experienced an economic recovery. Otherwise, it's a depression. Big surprise.

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I hate to break it to everyone, but regardless of what the de jure law has to say, the de facto law is that Texas cannot legally secede from the union. That question was pretty definitively settled in the Civil War. If Texas actually tried to secede, it would mean another Civil War.

Because the federal government does not take "no" for an answer.

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This week seems to have been far too long. I'm glad it's Friday.

Mrs. Fungus does not drive to work this weekend, so we can spend it together. She's on call both days, but she'll be home, and we are planning to enjoy actually being able to spend time together, for once.

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