Originally Posted by Questors
This is done all the time. How about ATVs? Some were/are two wheeled, some three, some four or more. Some have/had two stroke engines, some two stroke with oil injection (so no premix), some with four stroke engines. Some with 1 cylinder air cooled - some with multiple cylinders and water cooled. Some of these vehicles are for single rider sport, but some are for rescue. They are still ATVs, but very much differ in purpose and design. So a CPU is designed differently than another...that was previously defined, what's the point. If we can't redefine things, progress can be stifled.
No. An ATV, and A
ehicle has NOTHING to do with the number of wheels (beyond what is defined below ... ie 2 or 6 or 8), air cooled or water cooled, 1 cylinder or more, etc.
If you really want to know what defines an ATV, here it is under law:15 U.S. Code § 2089 - All-terrain vehicles
(e) DefinitionsIn this section:
(1) All-terrain vehicle or ATVThe term “all-terrain vehicle” or “ATV” means—
(A) any motorized, off-highway vehicle designed to travel on 3 or 4 wheels, having a seat designed to be straddled by the operator and handlebars for steering control; but
(B) does not include a prototype of a motorized, off-highway, all-terrain vehicle or other motorized, off-highway, all-terrain vehicle that is intended exclusively for research and development purposes unless the vehicle is offered for sale.
Sorry, but your example is a bad one.
Also, like I said, words have meanings, and you can't go making up meanings to sell stuff to the public just because you want to.
Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn
Woah, what?! Then... Intel's first x86 CPU... wasn't even a CPU!
No FPU, no L2 cache, no branch prediction, no OoO execution, not even a memory controller... Maybe the tech changes so rapidly that a fixed definition is impractical.
Exactly.Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 11/6/15 at 5:14pm