Not quite unpredictably. My car (Kia Forte 5 2017) has an indicator on
the dashboard for oil problems. You would have to ignore that indicator
for quite a while to have your car stop and your engine catch fire. I
am usually on the annual schedule of oil change, but this year I'm
confused. Last time I filled my tank was in August 2020. Since I am no
longer commuting in hell known as "Garden State Parkway", my gas
consumption has lowered quite dramatically, along with my mileage.
However. I still think that I will change my oil sometimes in April,
just to be on the safe side.
On Fri, 2021-01-08 at 16:51 +0000, Clay Jackson (cjackson) wrote:
This is a great reference – especially the point that “Your
application is already broken”. My corollary to that is that “All
code is obsolete the first time it executes”. NOT patching, “if
it ain’t broke don’t fix it” is a folly. The net over time will be
an application that “fails” (to perform as expected) more and more
often. . Patching or “upgrading” is to software what
“Preventive Maintenance” is to “hardware” (the physical universe); if
you don’t change the oil in your car, eventually (and unpredictably)
it will stop (catastrophically).