I don’t negotiate on the Oxford comma. All lists must use it.
I remember a fair bit of… erm, debate, regarding the SP70 rating. IIRC, Sofirn wanted to rate it at what the bundled low-discharge cells would provide, in order to avoid claims of inaccuracy. In the development thread we were assured it was capable of more - and as Dale proved, with minor modding it did much more.
“Nova” is actually not that bad in spanish, you would need to accentuate the last syllable as in “Nová” for it to sound like “No va” (not going). Per Spanish rules we would accentuate the penultimate syllable (in this case the first) in absence of a tilde in a vowel ending word, plus “Nova” is just the word for a Nova star. The other two are indeed terrible.
“Nova no va” sounds funny as a wordplay but because of its symmetry, “Nova” would be accentuated on “No” and “no va” would be accentuated on “va”. We would never say “Nova” as “Nová” or “No va”, accentuation is important. We would think of a car not starting(“no arranca” or “no prende”), not working (“no anda” or “no funciona”) or not running (“no corre”), the car not going (“no va”) sounds like something a foreigner would say, close enough to be understandable but not correct. Wikipedia says that’s an urban legend, I think if the car indeed didn’t sell well it was due to price or competition, not because of the name.
The other two names can be serious insults depending on the region and I would expect to be punched if I call someone that.
I think that any qualification of Sofirn does not hold up in reality, they are not the cheapest, not the highest quality, not the most innovative etc., and “Sofirn, fairly good flashlights for a great price” does not sound particularly attractive. So I would not refer to why people choose Sofirn flashlights but the very fact that they do:
Sofirn flashlights, what smart people choose!
(native english speakers will formulate this better I expect)
The Chinese New Year starts on 25 Jan 2020. So there are still a few weeks to go but I think Sofirn are maybe starting early
I ordered directly from Sofirn & got email telling me my order has been sent with a tracking number on 26 Dec 2019 but I cannot track parcel after more than 10 days - unknown tracking number.
No response to my email to Sofirn yesterday so maybe an early start to the New Year.