Yes it's true. Many of the new 2004 models have this type of display. I'll have to take a closer look at work over the next few days to see where the division is.
Here's a picture I took of a rental car a few months ago. Why is it that many new cars have a mileage display without tenths of a mile? There's no way to track your progress when the directions say "go half a mile and turn left."
I can't imagine any reason why auto makers would remove a useful feature like that. It doesn't save them money; there's no tradeoff where drivers are actually helped by the removal of tenths. Seems like an obvious step backwards in the user experience of the car.
(I also don't understand why a digital display is better than analog - you used to be able to see the numbers turning over, giving a very accurate sense of the mileage. But even a digital display would be OK, if it would show the tenths of a mile.)
I got Panther installed last night and took a general look around to make sure it was all working with the programs. This morning I'm looking deeper and seeing some new stuff. The install took a couple of attempts before it took, and now it looks good. I'm making some changes in programs and what I'll be using as my default programs for e-mail and such so we'll continue to keep you updated.
It sounds like one of the most truthful things heard from a politician.
Yesterday Howard Dean said in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer that much of what CNN does is entertainment. Blitzer feigned surprise. If Blitzer were really on the ball he'd have turned it back at Dean and asked if his blog was anything more. He would have "got" the Good Doctor. [Scripting News]
Declan McCullagh reports that Howard Dean proposed a remarkably invasive national ID scheme. Dean needs to stop ducking and answer the questions. If he really is thinking along these lines, he's going to alienate a lot of potential voters. [Dan Gillmor's eJournal]