• Subject: RE: BMW M5 & Govners (was: Have you read this(jdedwardsconsult)
  • From: "Bob Crothers" <bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 11:28:31 -0500
  • Importance: Normal

To continue this debate & analogy,

What you are forgetting is that when you purchased your BMW M5, the dealer
said, the full car will cost you $100,000.  But, if all you are going to do
is use it for racing, then we will drop the cost to $80,000.  Is it still
fair to complain that you can not put a bunch of people in the car?  You
knew about the restriction before purchase.

And that is exactly what a server model is.  It is for batch work.  And
limited interactive.  When the machine was purchased, that is what you paid
for. If you do not like it, then you shouldn't have bought the server model.

Bob

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com [mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On
Behalf Of Shaw, David
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2000 8:58 AM
To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
Subject: RE: Have you read this(jdedwardsconsult)

-----Original Message-----
From: OleBlighty [mailto:oleblighty@home.com]

P.P.S  I haven't really bought a new BMW M5.

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Well, that's obvious - if you had, you'd already know that the speed limiter
kicks in at 155, not 160. <grin>

Regarding IBM's governor, it's quite annoying that it's implemented in the
way
that it is.  For an analogy, let's continue using that BMW speed limiter.
Let's
say it limits the speed to 155 - if there's one person in the car.  Put two
people in the car and it drops to 150 - okay, that may be reasonable, extra
weight and all that.  Go up to three people and it drops to 140 - well,
maybe
that makes sense.  Four people, 130, five people, 120 - that's starting to
get a
little severe.  Then you add that sixth person, which exceeds the rated
capacity
of the car - good heavens, the limiter just dropped to 30 and they cut the
power
steering to boot!  THAT'S what really irritates those of us who have dealt
with
it.

Dave Shaw
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