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« on: August 31, 2005, 03:45:42 PM »
http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/31/news/gas_prices/index.htm?cnn=yes

I am SO glad I moved closer to work.

edit: What the fuck is with this filter
« Last Edit: August 31, 2005, 04:07:56 PM by ober »

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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2005, 03:46:58 PM »
um, linky poo broken.

test:
I HATE KITTENS I HATE KITTENS I HATE KITTENS I HATE KITTENS 
flashdaddee
flash

results:
seems like the word/name "r i c k" is currently censored.  but what's really weird is that the full link (http://money.cnn.com/2008/08/31/news/gas_prices/index.htm) doesn't have the offending word/name..

ha ha, click my link above and it looks for a page with i hate kittens for a name :p
« Last Edit: August 31, 2005, 04:08:16 PM by ober »
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2005, 03:50:19 PM »
Anything containing the numeral one is 'filtered'.

edit: And it's about time you petrol-junkies started paying for it - might make you invent a decent fuel cell or warp drive or something.

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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2005, 03:51:47 PM »
what about the number one?  :p
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2005, 04:06:13 PM »
The number one has been removed from the filter.  I guess the word r i c k may have to be removed too.  I was having fun!  :(

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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2005, 04:14:47 PM »
$4??? Guess its back to riding my bike to work again, just in time for winter too

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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2005, 06:01:26 PM »
$4 a gallon, $4 a gallon !!! wish we could get petrol at 4$ a gallon - its about 5 GBP here and has been way way way over 4gbp for years and years and years - it usually costs me about 45 gbp to fill my tank and that lasts about 3-4 days
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2005, 06:20:14 PM »
5 * 1.8 = $9 (XECOM current exchange rate)

1 US gallon = 0.8327 Imperial gallons

$9 * 0.8327 = $7.49 per US gallon.

Sorry, what were you guys complaining about?

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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2005, 06:25:52 PM »
Quote from: Rob
5 * 1.8 = $9 (XECOM current exchange rate)

1 US gallon = 0.8327 Imperial gallons

$9 * 0.8327 = $7.49 per US gallon.

Sorry, what were you guys complaining about?

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of course europeans pay much more for gas, but, they drive more fuel efficient cars, rely on public transportation much more, and cover smaller distances when driving - don't get me wrong, all of these are positives!

today, around my house the least expensive fuel i found (87octane) was $2.99; most expensive was 3.25
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« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2005, 06:27:53 PM »
It's gone up .50 overnight here in rural Virginia.
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« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2005, 06:30:41 PM »
we're about to jump from $0.90 / Litre to $1.20 / Litre... and I just bought my parking pass, should've bought a buss pass instead :(

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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2005, 06:53:34 PM »
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of course europeans pay much more for gas, but, they drive more fuel efficient cars, rely on public transportation much more, and cover smaller distances when driving - don't get me wrong, all of these are positives!


Yeah, but who was talking about Europeans? :p

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« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2005, 06:58:58 PM »
Anyway, on a serious note, I'm not sure I get the point you're making Axon. We should pay more for our petrol because we drive more efficient cars?? Wut? We are force-fed the line that [naive] petrol tax is used to pay for our road infrastructure [/naive] so the points you make above should make our petrol cheaper, no?

Or was your point that it has less impact on us? Not sure we cover smaller distances either, and the only time I use public transport is when I go into the smoke (infrequently these days).

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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2005, 07:08:14 PM »
Just because other parts of the world pay more for their gas then we do is no justification for raising costs.

Besides the comparision *may* fall flat if you remove any taxation on gas.

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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2005, 07:16:36 PM »
Quote from: Rob
Yeah, but who was talking about Europeans? :p

Yeah, seriously.  We're talking about people who matter.  You know.  Americans.