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Date: 24 Apr 2007 00:06:05 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: Octane ratings.....what's the truth?

On Mon, 23 Apr 2007 23:46:34 -0000, Gary Fritz <> wrote: > Dave Hinz <> wrote: >> Try again, Gary. Googling for info on this got me nothing but biased >> sites. > > *shrug* I googled for the sites I gave you, and found them all in > literally 20 minutes. Of course there are tons of biased sites out there > -- this IS the internet after all :-) -- but there are unbiased sources > too. You just have to look for them. > > You do have to be smart about your search terms. Searching for "global > warming" is like searching for "abortion" -- you'll get more flamefests > than information. Search for things like "co2 levels" or "ocean levels" > or "volcano co2" and you'll get much a much better signal-to-noise ratio. See how much easier that would have gone if you'd just done that part? It wouldn't have occured to me to google for "volcano CO2" for instance. >> It's funny - you have confirmed, if nothing else, that the mere act >> of asking for unbiased information on the topic, pisses off people >> like you. I wonder why that is. > > It is not the mere act of acting. It is the attitude with which you ask. Apparently you're reading more in to my words than are being put in there. > If you always/often get this reaction when you ask for information, > perhaps you should consider the common element in all those situations: > the person doing the asking. It's just this topic and other highly emotional ones, oddly enough. > Maybe "people like me" get annoyed with the "I refuse to believe this, > and I refuse to do my own research, so you do it for me, and if you don't > do it for me then it's all rehashed 'ice age' hype" routine. Funny thing about Usenet, Gary, if you don't want to answer a question, you can ignore it. > I've provided unbiased information about this and many other topics on > many forums for many years. When someone is genuinely unaware of how to > start, or genuinely unaware of sources to look for, I'm glad to help. > When someone says "I'm too lazy to look, and I insist you look for me," > I'm a little less inclined to be helpful. When you put quotation marks around a statement, it as if you are, you know, quoting them. I never said the quote you are attributing to me.

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