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Decision Hinges on Two Bytes

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by D3xDt3Reaction, May 9, 2018.

  1. D3xDt3Reaction

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    So it has come to this. If Tesla would release only two more bytes of information I could make the decision about whether to wait for AWD/performance or go for the LR:

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    [7:4] How much quicker the AWD (Byte 1) or Performance (Byte 2) is to 60, in 0.2s increments, relative to the LR
    [3:0] How much the AWD (Byte 1) or Performance (Byte 2) costs in $2000 increments, relative to the LR

    For example, if the AWD ran 4.5s to 60 at an additional cost of $4k, byte 1 would be 0x32.

    Just two little bytes, Tesla? I know, you’re busy with production hell and all that, but you’ve leaked entire E-mails. Surely there is time for a couple bytes, especially when the sanity of thousands of line waiters is on the line?
     
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  2. D3xDt3Reaction

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    And don’t leak the two bytes. Just publish them. Most of the “leaks” probably had a “cc: Bloomberg, Electrek” from Elon anyway, am I right?
     
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  3. Tiger

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    Would be nice to see some Tesla AWD anti-selling for a change ;)
     
  4. commasign

    commasign Tesla Superfan

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    There might not be anything to leak if they haven't finalized those decisions yet. ;)
     
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    Man is busy with optimizing flufferbots, don't distract him with your meager requests.
     
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  6. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    It'll take more than two bytes to tell you that information. There are 8 bits, or two nibbles, in one byte. One byte is one character.
     
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    You can store 2^8 different values in a single byte, he never said anything about using ASCII or another human readable encoding...
     
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  8. D3xDt3Reaction

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    But I’m a human, and humans are underrated... Right? RIP Flufferbot.
     
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    Should have just said word, much more concise
     
  10. D3xDt3Reaction

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    Yes. It should work - one byte (two nibbles) for the acceleration and pricing of the AWD and another for the Performance Model. No need to waste bytes here. 0x32 means 4.5s and $4000 extra.
     
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    Or maybe I am really an AI programmed with a sophisticated recurrent neural network that can fake forum posts indistinguishable from those of a human. And maybe we’re all in a simulation. The world may never know...
     
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    There's nothing about this thread that resembles normal human interaction... :D
     
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  13. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    A range of 0.8 seconds and $8k does not sound like enough. Willing to give up some resolution ?
     
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    He assigned 4 bits to each value, so there are 16 possible values in each nibble (hex digit) with the assignment that each bit is worth 0.2s or 2k, that's actually a 3.2 second and $32,000 range in values... so should be plenty.

    Hex Decimal Binary
    0 0 0000
    1 1 0001
    2 2 0010
    3 3 0011
    4 4 0100
    .......
    9 9 1001
    A 10 1010
    B 11 1011
    ....
    E 14 1110
    F 15 1111
     
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  15. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    ^^
    Right you are. I better go get a coffee
     
  16. pilotSteve

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    There are three kinds of people in this world: those that understand binary and those that don't.
     
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  17. D3xDt3Reaction

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    As a computer geek, I will take that as a compliment!
     
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    No, that would be 11 kinds.
     
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    Depending upon the CPU, a word can be 8 bits, 16 bits, 32 bits or 64 bits.
     
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