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3908 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Feb 2003 at 9:03 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-02-10 02:00:28 PM"Thank you for making a simple parking meter very happy".
Installed by the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation, no doubt?
2003-02-10 02:36:09 PM  
"...hey, I'm talkin' to YOU. CHECK the parking si...HEY! YOU. MORON. YEAH YOU. You should read th....YEAH, SAME TO YOU FARKING ASSHAT! I HOPE YOUR FARKING CAR GETS PLOWED UNDER! This has been a recording." *tick*
2003-02-10 02:42:07 PM  
...meters say "Many streets are cleaned during the day. Please check the parking signs," when the coin is put in the slot.

A talking slot...don't we already have women?
2003-02-10 03:46:03 PM  
So now the Swedes need a voice telling them to go read the signs. Common sense surrenders.

Bump- How dare you make me laugh that hard. Shame on you.
2003-02-10 05:18:13 PM  
Bump I think we've isolated your problem. When you put something in the slot, it asks you to move.
2003-02-10 09:08:18 PM  
see the other link - they tore down the virgin mary fencepost!
2003-02-10 09:08:24 PM  
Repeat. Candid Camera did this already.
2003-02-10 09:09:52 PM  
I can't wait for someone to hack these things. Or for them to become sentient and start talking to each other.
2003-02-10 09:11:17 PM  
It might be a bit redundant as most people wont be around to hear the thing say anything.
2003-02-10 09:11:55 PM  
what the crap? i went to look at this comments section and when i hit my back button it took me to the top submission YESTERDAY. for some reason it didnt load todays headlines. whats even weirder is it got so confused the comments number was highlighted and circled in the dotted line thing like i had just came from that page but i didnt, i came from this comments section.
2003-02-10 09:13:42 PM  

for maximum effect, imagine it saying that ina heavy brooklin accent.
2003-02-10 09:14:16 PM  
why not just program the meter now to accept coin when they know it's street cleaning day? this way you eliminate sign, thus reduce clutter.
2003-02-10 09:14:50 PM  
And the meter tells you that you may have to move your car...

AFTER you put money in.

Eh, cheaper than being towed, I suppose.
2003-02-10 09:16:44 PM  
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2003-02-10 09:18:21 PM  
Coming from a city where snow is a Rare Event... don't they just stick signs on the meters?
2003-02-10 09:22:24 PM  
good job Bump.
2003-02-10 09:23:26 PM  

We need to let Luke know about this..

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he'll take care of it

2003-02-10 09:27:50 PM  
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2003-02-10 09:28:31 PM  
Hilltop ...

"What we have here is a failure to communicate!"
2003-02-10 09:28:33 PM  
Hilltop You beat me to the Cool Hand Luke reference.


"Whaddya mean you got no plan? 'Course you got a plan, Luke!"

"I NEVER had a plan!"

/going home to eat 50 hard boiled eggs.
2003-02-10 09:30:03 PM  
That is
2003-02-10 09:30:09 PM  
"Many streets are cleaned during the day. Please check the parking signs,"

if I was gonna listen to this message, wouldn't I have read the sign?
2003-02-10 09:30:51 PM  
Pretty soon, we won't even need to learn to read. What next? Talking toilets? So you can be told that you drank too much or when you need more fiber?
2003-02-10 09:31:52 PM  
A broken link. Feh.

But it's still
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2003-02-10 09:36:44 PM  
well, i reckon there's prolly fewer deaf people than illiterates...
2003-02-10 09:36:47 PM  
Does it look something like this?

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2003-02-10 09:39:03 PM  
I can't wait to see one of these get into an argument with a talking anti-theft alarm! Actually, I can wait but probably won't.
2003-02-10 09:42:39 PM  
Straws I had the same effect a while back. I thought I farked down to the bottom -- but had not.
2003-02-10 09:45:56 PM  
Easy answer:

Problem solved.
2003-02-10 10:22:55 PM  
The technology is actually based off Nokia M2M, which is using CORBA and GSM.
2003-02-10 10:47:03 PM  
Next thing up: Modivational parking meters...
2003-02-10 10:47:55 PM  
Perhaps the meters can talk with those Viper car alarms while you're away.
2003-02-10 10:57:08 PM  
In Canada, the garbage cans in the mall open automatically and talk to English AND French.

"It is an honor to receive your waste."--Toilet on some Simpsons episode
2003-02-10 11:02:02 PM  
"You are a special person who instills joy joy feelings in all those around you!"
/obscure movie reference
2003-02-10 11:03:44 PM  
2 funny Bump.
2003-02-10 11:07:56 PM  
Eat More Possum
"Bump I think we've isolated your problem. When you put something in the slot, it asks you to move."

You don't know how well you just described sex with my girlfriend.

2003-02-10 11:31:01 PM  

2003-02-10 11:38:19 PM  
I think that would be the end of ALL sex for me. Yick.
2003-02-11 12:08:01 AM  
"You are a special person who instills joy joy feelings in all those around you!"
/obscure movie reference

No it's not. Demolition Man, right before Snipes hauls the loser out of the booth and starts hacking the city's computer.

"Damn, I'm possessed! Wonder if I can play the accordion, too."
2003-02-11 12:18:15 AM  
straws: shiat happens... it happens to me to.

and "He said the meters are programmed to say 'Many streets are cleaned during the day. Please check the parking signs,' when the first coin is put in the meter."

So AFTER you put the coin in is when it will tell you that the snow plow will come in 2 minutes?
"Mr Plow, thats my name, that name again, is Mr Plow!" - homer
2003-02-11 06:00:02 AM  
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Hey! Parking meters! And you're walking around! Ha ha ha... that's so funny.
2003-02-11 08:37:51 AM  
2003-02-11 11:39:18 AM  
Obviously made for blind motorists...
2003-02-12 03:25:14 PM  
I'd hit it
2003-02-16 05:38:02 PM  
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