Is gas mileage affected by your air conditioner?

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A while back, I was involved in a conversation where a person was convinced that the air conditioner in their car affected their gas mileage. They were so certain of this that they only run the AC when they absolutely have to. (Which for me is most of the time). So, first a little info…. ┬áThe AC compressor in most …

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The first nationwide Emergency Alert System test is November 9, 2011 at 2:00 PM Eastern

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You’ve been hearing about it for a while now, but the time is has finally come for the first nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test. It is scheduled for November 9th, 2011 at 2pm Eastern and will last a few minutes. You can get the full scoop on this event on the FCC site. Of course, many conspiracy theorists can …

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The FCC Wants You Signup to Shape the Future of Broadband in America

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The FCC is looking for about 10,000 good men and women to help test their broadband connections in certain markets and from certain providers by installing a piece of equipment to meter the throughput at their home. If you are interested in participating, you can go to https://www.testmyisp.com/ and fill out the application. You must meet certain requirements, such as …

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