====================== firstname.lastname@example.org started an intellectual discussion on
the dyanmics of the human brains capacity to process data with :
I was just wondering why most cars don't have a digital readout of
your current speed as opposed to the gauge.
I think a readout would be easier for the brain to process, possibly
======= =======MarshMonster stated with fact :
almost EVERY car i work on has a digital readout of actual
==================Marsh now chunks a wrench across the shop at the new apprentice,
and screams :
WHERE IN THE HELL IN THE OP'S POST DO YOU SEE THE
WORDS INSTRUMENT....OR....GAUGE !!! ???
again......almost ALL....of the vehicles i'm work'n on......
have a digital readout....not my fault....you can't read it!!
~takes a sip of his mushroom tea.....wonders if you wonder if
he wonders if you wonder.....how that's possible~
Well, he says "digital readout", so I guess I must be going out on a limb
when I equate "readout" with "instrument" or "gauge".
Man/machine communication is generally effected using instruments or gauges
of some sort as the "readout"...
Have you another definition?
Oh, so the OP is supposed to permanently hook up an OBD-II scanner to his
DLC and refer to its "readout" as he drives in order to keep a "digital"
eye on his speed?
Or are you making some sort of attempt at being ironically humorous?
I was inspired to make it after recently reading an article on
Barry Goldwater, whom I've always liked.
Maybe I'd better change it. The presence of this X-face may risk turning
this group into a political garbage dump, like the Toyota one...
Those words NEVER came out of my mouth.....
He don't have to hook up nothing he don't want to.
my original reply to the thread still stands FIRM.....
"almost every car i work on....has a digital readout"
fact, not fiction.
now.......don't go start'n no freek'n pissin matches....
cuz what i writ was rite, whut you red, wuz wrong.
you folks.....NEED to learn to THINK out a problem,
in order to THINK ABOUT the problem, in order to
KNOW that a statement is wrong, and not THINK
you know it's wrong.
why......that's what makes fer GREAT DIAGNOSTICS!!
oh.......and next time.....you'de be better off simply stateing....
it makes fer a shorter thread.
and to the point.
The facts sir, jest the facts.
~sips his shroomtea........wonders if anyone has an inquiring
mind, or jest a mind for not inquiring~
Just because something has numbers on it doesn't make it "digital". A
speedometer with numbers arranged in an arc with a pointer sweeping by
is not a digital, but an ANALOG speedometer. OTOH, a speedometer with
one large number on it(65 MPH), or a decimal separating 10ths from
whole numbers(65.7 MPH), IS digital.
This, by the way, concerns the REPRESENTATION of speed, not the
mechanics or electronics used in determining that speed. A digital
device can have an analog READOUT, and vice versa.
========================Not sure who you're arguing with.....but please......
IF.....it's me.......do me a flavor......
copy and paste ANY remark that I made that MIGHT have
argued AGAINST the statements you jest made.
~hooks a vacume to the bong......the whole world needs some
That's not a "digital readout," that is merely a data interface.
(or communication interface or diagnostic interface)
By your logic, any serial port, parallel port, USB port or
Firewire port on a PC is a "digital readout."
Sad, so sad...
it's my brain........
if it's tell'n me a digital signal CAN be "familied" (like that
into the parameters of the definition of "readout".........
then....my brain is not constricted to the confines of "the norm" or
of "the acceptable" and it allows me to go above and beyond the
limits of the brains of those who "accept" for face value, a doctrine
of "that's how it's always done" .
Sometimes......it's amazing what can be accomplished simply
by not adhereing to what's "the norm", "acceptable", or "stated
to be fact".........
ever seen a point ignition system on a car.......
and drive away...........
without an ignition wire !! ??
~sips his shroomjuice.....enters another realm~
Maybe he's playing semantics with whether the underlying information is
digital or not. But what the driver SEES is analog if the gauge has a
dial and pointer (or bar graph in the case of a '62 Oldsmobile). Just
like you don't hear digital sound out of your MP3 player speakers.
And for what its worth, digital information is conveyed by analog
voltages that are interpereted as digital bits (with the occasional
error that has to be corrected).
but good guess.
What you shoulda said was that "MM is trying desperately to fk with
Then...........yer guess woulda been closer to the mark.
~takes a sips of his crownroyal......stirs in some shroomjuice~
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