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Posted by Bob & Holly Wilson on August 31, 2008, 8:26 pm

On interstate highways, it becomes very useful when coming into the
'heat island' of a city. Reading the temperature gauge is faster and
easier than sampling current outside temperature with the windows and
much quieter.

When apporaching a city and I notice the temperature is uncomfortable, I
double check the temperature gauge; roll up the window(s); turn on the
AC; and adjust the radio volume. Once I'm leaving the city area, I check
the temperature gauge until it gets comfortable outside again. Then I
flip off the AC; roll down the window(s) and; adjust the radio.

The gauge is much easier than flipping the windows up and down on cross
country trips.

Bob Wilson

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on August 31, 2008, 9:47 pm
 bwilson4use@hotmail.com (Bob & Holly Wilson) wrote:

Let's go back to the original assertion that "the gauge is necessary to
this value judgment".

This nation is filled with people who couldn't survive without the temp
gauge on the dash of a car?  And we scratch our heads when something
REAL happens, like a major hurricane, and we see people not able to cope?

My God.

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on September 1, 2008, 12:38 am

Because they think a temp gauge is NECESSARY for them to know whether or
not they should roll down the window of a CAR.  They plainly can't cope
under NORMAL circumstances.  God forbid they should be caught without
what they consider "necessary," like the temp gauge in their car.

Like you, who wrote that "knowing the outside air temperature is
NECESSARY to this value judgment."  What other value judgments are you
incapable of making?

Care to post a reference?

On the other hand, wasn't it you who dug yourself into a hole the other
day?  Oh, yeah:

at which point you proceeded to write things about me, a person you
can't possibly know, and did so with great conviction.

So post a reference to back your assertions about me.

You can't, of course.  And you won't.

The point remains, you find it impossible--by your own words--to know
whether or not you should roll down the window without having the
temperature gauge tell you what temperature it is outside.

That right there speaks VOLUMES about YOU.

Posted by Bob & Holly Wilson on September 1, 2008, 3:32 am

Yes my Son.

Since you find the temperature digits offensive, it is your car. Just
put a piece of electrican's tape over the digits. Alternatively, you
could cut the wires from the sensor and solder a 1.5 kohm resistor on
the ends. It will aways register the same temperature and again, you'll
no longer be offended.

The Heavanly Hosts pray for your happiness and we will all rejoice when
you report that your temperature guage not longer offends thee.

Bob Wilson

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on September 1, 2008, 12:59 pm
  bwilson4use@hotmail.com (Bob & Holly Wilson) wrote:

I don't find them offensive.

What I find incredible is people who claim those digits to be NECESSARY
to his judgment of whether or not to roll down the window.

He's in a CAR.  What, he needs AM and PM indicators on the clock, too?

How did he live 20, 30 years ago?  My God, it must have been horrendous
for him.

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