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Wayne Gerdes
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Owner/Admin of CleanMPG - Hypermiler, and Professional Long Distance Traveler
Owner/Admin of CleanMPG - Hypermiler, and Professional Long Distance Traveler

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Hidden Figures - Wow, a must see!

This week’s ride is the 2016 Toyota Mirai FCV. Although the first NASA Fuel Cell was used during the Pre-Apollo Gemini V mission in August 1965, it ties in perfectly with the math, science, and engineering that the movie Hidden Figures portrays. I saw Hidden Figures as the lone attendee in a 100 seat theater on Tuesday night...

I first heard about the human computers within NASA in an episode of "Timeless" late last year. In a NASA episode, one of the characters was tasked to reconfigure a NASA computer that had been hacked with a modern day Virus. When trying to figure out who to approach, it was not the control room with the NASA control team we have seen in movies for years. Instead, this character said, "We need to go to the smartest people in NASA." The smartest people were black females who resided in the basement and were known as "Human computers." This intrigued me to say the least!!! ...

#HiddenFigures

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The Wife Affect...

She is an EPA driver in most vehicles on her RT San Diego rush hour commute(s) and is a balance - dare I say weight or anchor ;) - to my own results.

With the limited miles for calibration due to the capless refueling system, showing the display to be 3.42 percent optimistic, her actual came in at 30.1 mpg vs the 31.2 mpg indicated.

In the recent past, Honda's displays match actual or are even under reporting of actual efficiency so I would need a lot longer period and 5 to 10 times the miles to work that out.

In any case, her beating the 29 mpg combined in the fully loaded AWD Touring trim w/ the heavy 18" alloys adds to the 1.5T mated to the CVTs efficiency and power prowess. Nobody in the industry currently offers the best mix of these two competing attributes than Honda.
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Refreshed 2018 Sonata Revealed in Korea

Modified interior/exterior, latest safety equipment, and an all-new 8-speed AT for the 2.0T...

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Ford’s Pot-O-Gold at the End of the EV Rainbow

2018 Focus Electric - 115 miles AER, up from just 76 miles over the 2016 MY offering. And an EPA-estimated 118/96/107 MPGe city/highway/combined rating with the same cargo volume!

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2017 #Kia #Niro Earns Best Environmental Performance for SUVs by a long shot according to new ASG study

2017 Kia Niro at last week's 2017 #MKEAutoShow
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Scary does not even begin to describe the carnage in this horrific assault on your senses. :D

#Honda
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#VW February 2017 Sales Up 12.7% with 25,145 Vehicles sold + 17 #Passat Premium Review - VW is making a fast comeback despite the lack of a #TDI drivetrain...

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I was feeling a bit under the weather today and was fortunate to be told about and then binge watched the 5-part ABC Mini series called When We Rise. (@WhenWeRiseABC) on Twitter

An excellent documentary I recommend to all regardless of their religious, political, or sexual leanings.

It chronicles the lives of leaders within the #LGBT family of men and woman who struggled through isolationism, bigotry, and violence in the 60s and 70s, the AIDS epidemic and marches of the 80s and 90s, and the court battles culminating in the Supreme Court Decision allowing LGBT couples the same rights as conventional marriages.

For those with On-Demand, look it up and spend a few hours. As someone outside of this community, I can assure that you will learn what these groups and the individuals within have had to live with and battle including the hundreds of thousands of community members having died over the course of the past 30+ years.

Thanks for #WhenWeRise #ABC!
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#Nissan February 2017 Sales Up 3.7% with 135,740 Vehicles sold - #Rogue and #Pathfinder are February standouts.
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