This is not a change. He was like this on Usenet in 1993... besides, you
*know* that the right way to find the answer to something on the net isn't
to simply ask (nobody will answer), but to confidently state something
slightly wrong, whereupon heaps of people will pop up to correct you and
prove themselves right.
(It makes other people feel better *and* you learn what you wanted to
learn. You just have to be willing to look like a fool in front of
thousands of people.)