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Old 06-18-2006, 12:54 PM   #11
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I thought it was all a joke...
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Old 06-18-2006, 02:44 PM   #12
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I thought it was all a joke...
You thought right. Apparently everyone gets it... well, almost everyone.
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Old 06-18-2006, 03:13 PM   #13
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Hmmm, I wonder if the color of the duct tape would matter?
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Old 06-18-2006, 07:28 PM   #14
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You thought right. Apparently everyone gets it... well, almost everyone.
everyone that isnt obsessed with crotches gets it
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Old 06-18-2006, 09:57 PM   #15
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well that's a sick joke then. Duct tape can increase fuel economy but if articles write that kind of crap then I won't read them anymore.
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Old 06-18-2006, 10:00 PM   #16
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It's just illustrating how tanks can vary and produce deceptive results, it's not a jokem per se, but a parody.
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Old 06-18-2006, 11:56 PM   #18
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well that's a sick joke then. Duct tape can increase fuel economy but if articles write that kind of crap then I won't read them anymore.
as I said in a previous post the duct tape is meant to be a "control group," or a group with no fuel economy modifications. This is standard practice when conducting experiments. The experimental group(s) are compared to the control group to determine if there is a statistically significant difference between the groups.

In this case, they showed that the duct tape group (no mods) actually had better fuel economy than any of the other modifications. This proves two things:

1) Gas mileage can vary a lot between tanks
2) The modifications made no difference

The entire point of this post was to illustrate this and to sarcastically draw attention to the fact that duct tape was more successful than any of the commerically available modifications.

No sick joke. Nothing serious.
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as I said in a previous post the duct tape is meant to be a "control group," or a group with no fuel economy modifications. This is standard practice when conducting experiments. The experimental group(s) are compared to the control group to determine if there is a statistically significant difference between the groups.

In this case, they showed that the duct tape group (no mods) actually had better fuel economy than any of the other modifications. This proves two things:

1) Gas mileage can vary a lot between tanks
2) The modifications made no difference

The entire point of this post was to illustrate this and to sarcastically draw attention to the fact that duct tape was more successful than any of the commerically available modifications.

No sick joke. Nothing serious.
so what you're saying is duct tape which is practically cheap improved fuel economy while expensive POS crap did nothing
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Old 06-19-2006, 12:37 AM   #20
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so what you're saying is duct tape which is practically cheap improved fuel economy while expensive POS crap did nothing
Ugh. Read what I wrote again. Duct tape did NOTHING.

NOTHING.

NOTHING.

Pretend that the duct tape was replaced by a Pez dispenser, or a box of tissue on the passenger's seat.

The entire point of the duct tape was to show that doing NOTHING at all (ie, adding a piece of duct tape to the car) can yield more economy than buying one of these gadgets.

That has nothing to do with the Pez dispenser, the tissue, or the duct tape. It has everything to do with variability in testing.
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