From: Adrian on
JackH <jackhackettuk(a)yahoo.co.uk> gurgled happily, sounding much like they
were saying:

>> >> Extra power is nice don't get me wrong, and you are right, there are
>> >> idiots about, but avoiding situations where hard braking or extra
>> >> power might be needed isn't difficult.

>> >> For every 1 person who avoids a situation, more than 1 person with
>> >> the same mod ends up in a situation they wouldn't have otherwise
>> >> managed.

>> > And you know this for sure (1) because...?

>> ...Because declaring the re-map increases one's premium.

> Yes, and that means your statement above is factually correct in terms
> of the figurework because... (1)

> (1) At this juncture, it might be helpful if you come up with some
> proven stats that back your statement up in terms of the figurework
> therein, rather than apparently stating an opinion as fact.

Do you know what an actuary does?
From: Albert T Cone on
Adrian wrote:
> Rob <ngonly(a)gmail.com> gurgled happily, sounding much like they were
> saying:
>
>> IIUC the only engine difference between the Mini One and the Mini Cooper
>> is ECU programming.
>
> On the Mk1 BMiniW, yes.
>
> The Mk2 is 1.4 for the One and 1.6 for the Cooper.
>
> Same with the Mk1 Audi TT - same basic engine, but mapping (and a few
> minor hardware mods) had it as 150, 180 or 225bhp.

ISTR reading somewhere that the 225 had beefier con-rods.
From: AstraVanMann on
"Adrian" <toomany2cvs(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> On the Mk1 BMiniW, yes.
>
> The Mk2 is 1.4 for the One and 1.6 for the Cooper.
>
> Same with the Mk1 Audi TT - same basic engine, but mapping (and a few
> minor hardware mods) had it as 150, 180 or 225bhp.

If you count a completely different crankshaft (in the 225) as a minor
hardware mod.

--
"For want of the price of tea and a slice, the old man died."


From: JackH on
On Jul 12, 7:51 am, Adrian <toomany2...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> JackH <jackhacket...(a)yahoo.co.uk> gurgled happily, sounding much like they
> were saying:
>
> >> >> Extra power is nice don't get me wrong, and you are right, there are
> >> >> idiots about, but avoiding situations where hard braking or extra
> >> >> power might be needed isn't difficult.
> >> >> For every 1 person who avoids a situation, more than 1 person with
> >> >> the same mod ends up in a situation they wouldn't have otherwise
> >> >> managed.
> >> > And you know this for sure (1) because...?
> >> ...Because declaring the re-map increases one's premium.
> > Yes, and that means your statement above is factually correct in terms
> > of the figurework because... (1)
> > (1) At this juncture, it might be helpful if you come up with some
> > proven stats that back your statement up in terms of the figurework
> > therein, rather than apparently stating an opinion as fact.
>
> Do you know what an actuary does?

Yes... now tell me how you come up with definitive figures in relation
to something that's of an undefined quantity.

--
JackH
From: JackH on
On Jul 11, 11:47 pm, Douglas Payne <doug...(a)cheerful.com> wrote:
> JackH wrote:
> > (1) At this juncture, it might be helpful if you come up with some
> > proven stats that back your statement up in terms of the figurework
> > therein, rather than apparently stating an opinion as fact.
>
> What about if I just say that I am apparently erroneously stating
> opinion as fact?

Well I'd then be inclined to reflect on the sad state of the world
today in relation to how the more easily led will swallow a load of
opinionated waffle stated in the stylee of fact and then go on to form
opinions, correct or otherwise, about something they have no real
knowledge of other than 'I read it on Usenet / was fed some propaganda
drawn from skewed statistics by the media... and it therefore must be
true'.

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JackH