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  1. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    30 Sep '18 16:08
    When the fuel gauge in your car points to empty, how much fuel remains in the tank?
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    30 Sep '18 16:13
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    When the fuel gauge in your car points to empty, how much fuel remains in the tank?
    Just enough to insure that sediments clog the fuel line. 😐
  3. Subscriberlemondrop
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    30 Sep '18 16:52
    I used to drive on empty through the roughest parts of town just for kicks
    the truth is that empty only means something when you're a wuss
  4. Standard memberchaney3
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    30 Sep '18 16:551 edit
    Originally posted by @lemondrop
    I used to drive on empty through the roughest parts of town just for kicks
    the truth is that empty only means something when you're a wuss
    A badass.
    I like it.

    Edit: do you think anyone will believe you?
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    30 Sep '18 18:23
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    When the fuel gauge in your car points to empty, how much fuel remains in the tank?
    I think it depends on a combo of the shape of the tank and the sending unit float. Ever notice how after a complete fill up your gauge indicates full for quite a while? When the tank is full the float is at its uppermost position and the level of gas has to drop to very near the bottom of the float before it begins to sink or fall and begins to show on the indicator. The opposite would be true when the tank is low and the float is at its lowest position. The indicator shows empty but there is still fuel up and around the float. After that is depleted you'll be driving them Hush Puppies the rest of the way home.
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    30 Sep '18 18:56
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    When the fuel gauge in your car points to empty, how much fuel remains in the tank?
    all measurements are relative to other measurements...
    there is no absolute...
  7. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    30 Sep '18 19:00
    Originally posted by @mudfinger
    I think it depends on a combo of the shape of the tank and the sending unit float. Ever notice how after a complete fill up your gauge indicates full for quite a while? When the tank is full the float is at its uppermost position and the level of gas has to drop to very near the bottom of the float before it begins to sink or fall and begins to show on th ...[text shortened]... the float. After that is depleted you'll be driving them Hush Puppies the rest of the way home.
    Would you say that the fuel gauge is truthful, but only in a general sense?
  8. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    30 Sep '18 19:06
    Originally posted by @rookie54
    all measurements are relative to other measurements...
    there is no absolute...
    Does that apply to the concept of truth?
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    30 Sep '18 19:09
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    Does that apply to the concept of truth?
    all is relative to relevant...
    only if truth is the desired outcome will truth be true...
  10. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    30 Sep '18 19:13
    Originally posted by @rookie54
    all is relative to relevant...
    only if truth is the desired outcome will truth be true...
    Is the fuel gauge truthful?
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    30 Sep '18 19:171 edit
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    Is the fuel gauge truthful?
    without independent confirmation, there is no way to know...
    in general, ALL gauges are only there to reveal the "relative" to the observer...

    edit:
    moving away from the computer for the rest of the afternoon,
    good luck in yer quest for knowledge...
  12. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    30 Sep '18 20:04
    If the fuel gauge says empty and fuel remains in the tank, is the gauge lying, i.e., imparting an untruth?
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    30 Sep '18 20:34
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    When the fuel gauge in your car points to empty, how much fuel remains in the tank?
    Maybe up to 100km.
    The wife hates it.
  14. Subscriberlemondrop
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    30 Sep '18 20:42
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    If the fuel gauge says empty and fuel remains in the tank, is the gauge lying, i.e., imparting an untruth?
    simple misunderstanding
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    30 Sep '18 21:59
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    If the fuel gauge says empty and fuel remains in the tank, is the gauge lying, i.e., imparting an untruth?
    It is what it is. The fuel gauge can only render data as it sees it. Comparing a fuel gauge with a person is incredibly shallow and, ultimately, self serving. You can twist it around to make it seem to say whatever you want it to say. All gauges and devices like that only generate data and must have a person on the other end to do analysis and to make sense of the data. And no, the data is not "truth" by itself. No matter how "zen" you wanna try and be.
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