YES---And who cares if the timing equipment is 50% off if it is 50% off for
all of the competitors and is always about 50% off for all of the events.
The only interesting comparisons between drivers are usually based on a
percentage and not a raw number of milliseconds.
----- Original Message -----
From: Clay Horste <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Paul Foster <email@example.com>; team.net <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 1999 12:07 PM
Subject: Re: Autocross Timing/Scoring Software
> Wouldn't environmental variables such as elevation, surface, humidity etc.
> give more accuracy error from event to event than the hardware or OS. I
> would think that as long as precise within the same event. I just wonder
> we are nitpicking the wrong things here.
> > All of the software timing solutions are cost effective (if you don't
> > count
> > the cost of the PC) and offer the driver registration and scoring, some
> > offer the timing also. Software timing will vary slightly from one PC
> > to
> > another based on what's in the PC, so comparing results from one region
> > to
> > another would not be accurate to .001 seconds. Comparing results from
> > one
> > event to another would require using the same PC hardware for both
> > events,
> > but even then, that would not guarantee .001 second accuracy for both
> > events.>>>