Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
As noted yesterday by Colbert, it takes 129 gallons of gasoline to handle the processing that produces 100 gallons of ethanol. Now, I knew that the gallon is a unit of volume, not energy, so I suspected that the loss was less than that meter seems, and checked the comparative energy capacity of gasoline and ethanol. Lo and behold, I found this.
Now, I don't know much about the validity of this site, but if it's right, it takes 197 gallons of gas to get the equivalent of 100 gallons of gas. I should note that this only stands true for corn, so I'd guess sugarcane is much better.
I guess the topic of the discussion should be "what the fuck, people?"