Hey buddy - take a few deep breaths. . .we're all here for the same reason, we like our cars and we like a fun community to share them with. I truly didn't understand the reaction of your earlier post so I questioned, in as non-attacking as a way as I could, what point you were trying to make.
If you really think that acceptable online forum behavior includes asking people if they think they can comprehend things or not, well, that's a real shame.
There's no "standing up" necessary because the only person I was questioning was you! If you were unclear you could have PM'd me. But you threw out a bunch of points that I thought others might benefit from some clarification.
I could get down to this silly level now and comment about your social skills, passive aggressiveness, explosive reactions to things, wild speculative statements about historic boxer engines (wtf?), or lack of knowledge on water temperature gauges and desire to type words repeatedly in caps like we're some kind of idiots, or a million other things, but I'm not going to - that's not what I'm here for, that is seriously child's stuff. I even questioned you sincerely and pleasantly about the boxer engine thing, I wasn't giving you the perceived "welcome to attica" beating that must have provoked your awkward, hostile response.
I'm not going to take that kind of stuff personally, but I'd also really like to belong to a forum where a post like this would never be necessary.
In the early days, before State Farm Insurance had the motto "Like a good neighbor. . ." they tried out, "Life's too short to be a prick," and while it failed miserably in focus groups it's one I live by.
This is already more energy than I account for in my weekly Chi budget in this department, so - here's my cards, I'm folding, I'm out.
PS - I tried to pull up that last URL and it's asking me to buy this report. I lost my original copy, it's filed away with my old Highlights magazines, is there another way to read this? You know what, it's ok - the need to read a "not-so-easily-accessed-SAE report. . ." is waning quickly for me. The bloom is off that rose.