Don't get ripped off at the pump.

Written by Julius Simmons


We had to put out a fair amount of cash to get these secrets from some experienced gas attendants. This is vital information to all that drive. Iíll give you a few tricks that some gas attendants use to make extra money while at work. A few dollars here and there can pay for their lunch or gas money forrepparttar day. These guys donít make very much so skimming is an option some dishonest workers use to supplement their income. Itís important to remember, most of these guys are just hardworking guys who want nothing more than an honest days work. Most look forward to helpingrepparttar 101922 customer in any way they can, but then there arerepparttar 101923 others.

Scenario 1- A guy comes intorepparttar 101924 gas station and fills a gas can for his lawn mower. Typical cans hold a gallon of gas, but most ofrepparttar 101925 time a person will simply ask for a dollar, itís a nice round figure. The gas attendant fillsrepparttar 101926 can, collectsrepparttar 101927 money, then either placesrepparttar 101928 nozzle onrepparttar 101929 ground or hangs it onrepparttar 101930 pump in an improper manner (If youíre looking itís easy to spot). The dollar already pumped doesnít reset untilrepparttar 101931 nozzle is properly hung up. Whenrepparttar 101932 next car comes in they simply putrepparttar 101933 pump inrepparttar 101934 car and begin filling. Instead ofrepparttar 101935 amount starting from $0.00 it begins from $1.00, and you lose a dollar worth of gas. The best way to combat this is to get out ofrepparttar 101936 car and watch. If you canít; make surerepparttar 101937 attendant knows youíre looking at what heís doing. I guarantee you, he will resetrepparttar 101938 pump.

Scenario 2- A customer goes in to buy some gas;repparttar 101939 attendant checksrepparttar 101940 oil and tells themrepparttar 101941 engine oil level is a quart low. Many times they will showrepparttar 101942 customerrepparttar 101943 oil dip stick and sure enough itís a quart low. This deception is done buy not stickingrepparttar 101944 dip stick allrepparttar 101945 way intorepparttar 101946 tube. Ifrepparttar 101947 stick is left about a quart short it will read a quart low. Then all that has to be done is, get a bottle fromrepparttar 101948 rack, pretend to twist offrepparttar 101949 top and stick it inside a large funnel. After a few minutes removerepparttar 101950 funnel fromrepparttar 101951 engine and tossrepparttar 101952 bottle intorepparttar 101953 trash. Afterrepparttar 101954 customer pays for service they believe that theyíve received and leaves,repparttar 101955 attendant retrievesrepparttar 101956 bottle fromrepparttar 101957 trash, wipes it off and returns it torepparttar 101958 rack.

Research and the gathering of information

Written by Jason Preece

Search Engines

Those of us who work inrepparttar IT industry know thatrepparttar 101921 key to success is knowledge. Knowledge of your chosen market, of your competitors, new software, new hardware and a million other things that you need to know.

Granted, itís not an easy task. It often takes dedicated Ďgeeksí continually surfingrepparttar 101922 Net forrepparttar 101923 necessary information day in, day out, to filter throughrepparttar 101924 masses of information overload that is commonplace onrepparttar 101925 Net today. But there are certain Ďmethodsí that might make it a bit easier and more efficient.

Most users ofrepparttar 101926 Internet are familiar with ĎSearch Enginesí but few understand how they actually work and although it isnít necessary to understandrepparttar 101927 actual algorithms used for individual engines itís important to have an idea ofrepparttar 101928 type and quality ofrepparttar 101929 results that get shown.

The main types of engines arerepparttar 101930 generic search engines such as Google and All The Web, next arerepparttar 101931 Directories such as Yahoo and finally there arerepparttar 101932 Meta Search engines such as IXQuick and Metor. Although there are others such as PPCís and Mete-meta search engines (All in one) I wonít list them all as it may confuserepparttar 101933 issue.

These engines provide results in different ways and, if you can understand them, will enable you to find more information on any particular topic than would normally be available to you if you were to use only one or two engines.

Firstly,repparttar 101934 generic search engines use an automated searching program (spider) to try and locate any site that matchesrepparttar 101935 query that you entered into its search box. It then lists them according to its own idea of what it believes isrepparttar 101936 most relevant to you. The directories, however, have humans to sort out different sites into different sections and hopefully weed out sites that would not be appropriate to your request. These are a bit more limiting but often give quality information. Lastly we haverepparttar 101937 Meta search engines, these utiliserepparttar 101938 services of a multitude of different search engines to search simultaneously for sites that match your query. Again, they then sort outrepparttar 101939 sites according to what they believe might berepparttar 101940 most relevant to you. The biggest use of these is to find leads for a subject you are not familiar with.

Ok, thatísrepparttar 101941 basics sorted out.

Advanced search tools

Many engines have advanced search features that use a mixture of Boolean search tools and restrictive results that can give a more precise return on your query. These normally include instructions such as:

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