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      CommentAuthoralsetalokin
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2019 edited
     
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanBecause the upscale demographic pay less taxes? Oh, wait...

    In proportion to their incomes? Oh.... wait....

    Last time I checked, there wasn't an income test at the gas pump, forcing the ICE-leasing rich to pay their fair share of road taxes.
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2019
     
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanBecause the upscale demographic pay less taxes? Oh, wait...

    Don't you claim to be some kind of socialist? Oh, wait....
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2019
     
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanBecause the upscale demographic pay less taxes? Oh, wait...

    Nö, because the upscale demographic has no idea how it feels to manage life on a near death schedule. Instead, they take life for granted and dream about their next holiday and new car or house. Poor, people, OTOH, have nightmares and worry worry about how to survive the coming days. If at all.

    And that scope* of thought makes them vulnerable to substance abuse because they live in unbearable circumstances.

    *Externally forced upon them by ignorant politicians
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    I'm making a sardonic reference to the abortion known as the new tax law in the USA, courtesy of Turd.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2019
     
    Maybe what the US needs is a good Chinese-made EV--not some subsidized high-tech boutique vehicle. You know, one that can be serviced by the local auto repair franchise without voiding the warranty.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2019 edited
     
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanI'm making a sardonic reference to the abortion known as the new tax law in the USA, courtesy of Turd.


    Ah. Ha. You are very good at emulating 'other' persons perspectives.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2019
     
    Emulate: v.t. : to strive to equal or excel.

    I emulate excelling.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2019
     
    Posted By: AsterixEmulate: v.t. : to strive to equal or excel.

    I emulate excelling.


    Never looked that up in the dictionary.

    The casual usage in (and on) the internets seems to allow a broader interpretation than your lexical reference.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2019 edited
     
    That's one of the many downsides of being a dominant power. There is cross pollination and interference and back-propagation. Nothing stays like it is, everything changes.

    Of course: It's not a 'downside' at all. It's evolution, progressive change and adaptation with no final goal in sight.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2019
     
    Posted By: aber0derThe casual usage in (and on) the internets seems to allow a broader interpretation than your lexical reference.


    The techies on the intertubes seem to confuse "emulate" with "simulate". I try to make allowances.

    The lower IBM S/360 models could have a microcode feature installed for "IBM 1401 emulation". In that case, it really was emulation--the result ran faster with a wider choice of I/O than the original.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2019
     
    Posted By: Asterix
    Posted By: aber0derThe casual usage in (and on) the internets seems to allow a broader interpretation than your lexical reference.


    The techies on the intertubes seem to confuse "emulate" with "simulate". I try to make allowances.

    The lower IBM S/360 models could have a microcode feature installed for "IBM 1401 emulation". In that case, it reallywasemulation--the result ran faster with a wider choice of I/O than the original.


    I thought (until today) that emulation was a 'kunstwort' (made up term) to express the concept of the 'Simulation of an environment' (emulation software (MAME)).

    I think you have to loosen your strict interpretation a bit. Just look up 'Emulater' on the wikipedo and...
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    ... and then there is WINE ...
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2019
     
    ...similar to MINCE... (editor)
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2019
     
    "Emulator" yes, is a term of art, although a badly abused one. (I've written a couple myself).

    I prefer "simulator", however. I don't know if the 1963 IBM reference to emulation is the first, however. There were "emulators" for the IBM 650, though I don't know their release dates or if they were actually called "emulators".
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2019
     
    Cruising through the IBM online archives, the term "simulate" seems to be used for pre-1964 hardware. I suppose that "emulate" really didn't get to be mainstream until IBM began selling the S/360 with "1401 emulation" mode. (there was switch on the operator's panel, IIRC).
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    Asterix, you are right in that there's a very nice niche at the low end that Tesla has not yet managed to occupy.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2019
     
    Sure, the Muskies seem to be out of touch with the low end--and there are a lot of them. You know, folks who worry about where next month's rent is coming from or if their paycheck will stretch to the end of the month, even on ramen and pork and beans.

    These are the same people who worry about pennies change in gas prices and drive with the "check engine" light on constantly. I'd add the folks who have never purchased a new car, but that would include Warren Buffet as well as my congressman.

    Musk doesn't even present as a possibility for them.
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    Yabut - bear in mind the freshness of the landscape. There has been no time as yet for a used car market to aggregate to significant size and to mature. The promise is there, especially with a million mile estimated power train lifetime in Tesla's case.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2019
     
    I think an interesting question to ask in this vein is "What if Henry Ford had never manufactured the Model T?" Think of the adoption and infrastructure that resulted. The Model T was a car that was extremely affordable to purchase and own, could be worked on by any shade-tree mechanic who owned a hammer, screwdriver and a monkey wrench.

    When Ford started up his Model T line, there were plenty of auto makers, but even an Apperson Jackrabbit was expensive for the average person.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2019
     
    Harumpf. Let the techies learn English.

    I will say that Wee Donald simulates emulation.