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Comment: Re:In IT, remember to wash your hands (Score 1) 153

by RandomAdam (#48612855) Attached to: In IT, Beware of Fad Versus Functional
Not true; auto-transmission cannot yet know that there is a hill coming up and "pre-load" the gear ratio. I have driven some really good autos and mostly really bad autos. I currently have a Toyota 86, the auto box in that is amazing...the only time it has been it the "wrong" gear was either on the track going round a long sweeping corner where I wanted to stay in 3rd but it changed down to 2nd and when changing from being on the flat then up a steep hill.

Where as when I drive my manual Subaru Outback; I am always in the "correct" gear.

Yes the computer can calculate faster then I can; but it cannot (yet) perceive the upcoming road.

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