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2694 clicks; posted to Geek » on 14 Jun 2012 at 5:27 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-06-14 01:13:33 AM  
I hope - for his sake - the guy in the second video died. If not, he can't be more than a pile of goo hooked up to a thousand machines.
 
2012-06-14 02:37:08 AM  
my God... if people over here in the US only knew just HOW EASY we have it... maybe they'd stop trying to destroy our little eden :(
 
2012-06-14 07:44:48 AM  
I wonder if you can still watch any of them at http://www.fark.ru/
 
2012-06-14 08:20:21 AM  

Livingroom: my God... if people over here in the US only knew just HOW EASY we have it... maybe they'd stop trying to destroy our little eden :(


Liubi Ameriku, mat' tvoju
 
2012-06-14 08:46:18 AM  
Anybody have recs for a decent front- and rear- camera dvr setup here in the US? Most of the ones I see on amazon and various chinese importer websites have marginal reviews and crap for image quality.
 
2012-06-14 09:06:48 AM  

arcas: Anybody have recs for a decent front- and rear- camera dvr setup here in the US? Most of the ones I see on amazon and various chinese importer websites have marginal reviews and crap for image quality.


I have one of a guy eating a tire barrier from the GoPro setup in my old race car, I'll look for it...
 
2012-06-14 09:16:40 AM  
I record my commute to and from work.
Having worked as an insurance adjuster was all it took. Well, that and watching the footage from some other folks with dash cams.
My set up is a windshield suction cup cellphone holder turned around so it faces front and I put in a Flip camera. It is a bit of a hassle having to change the battery out every few days and I know something will happen the one time I'm not recording. Hopefully I'll never be glad I had it.
 
2012-06-14 10:22:37 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: I hope - for his sake - the guy in the second video died. If not, he can't be more than a pile of goo hooked up to a thousand machines.


Speaking of Russian dashcams (warning: nsfl audio):
Brick through window...
 
2012-06-14 10:31:24 AM  

dr.zaeus: Speaking of Russian dashcams (warning: nsfl audio):
Brick through window...


I watched up until I heard someone yell, "Oh my god!"
Ya, I don't need to see any more of that... I don't think I want to finish my breakfast now :-(
 
2012-06-14 10:44:59 AM  
Wait, when did the "In Pre-Commonwealth of Independent States Russia" filter get removed?
 
2012-06-14 10:49:54 AM  

Marine1: Wait, when did the "In Pre-Commonwealth of Independent States Russia" filter get removed?


Headlines are not affected by the filter.
 
2012-06-14 10:54:40 AM  

Geotpf: Marine1: Wait, when did the "In Pre-Commonwealth of Independent States Russia" filter get removed?

Headlines are not affected by the filter.


What a load.
 
2012-06-14 11:21:34 AM  
So can you say fark in a headline? Er... you know what I mean.
 
2012-06-14 11:41:59 AM  

Marine1: Wait, when did the "In Pre-Commonwealth of Independent States Russia" filter get removed?


Why is that filter there in the first place? Does Drew not like Yakov Smirnoff (sp?) for some reason?
 
2012-06-14 11:56:57 AM  
So wait, "Soviet Russia" gets filtered to something else? What about S0V13T Russia?
 
hng
2012-06-14 02:50:21 PM  
In Soviet Sitka, Alaska, boat names YOU!

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2012-06-14 02:59:41 PM  
I had always wondered why there were so many dash-cam vids from Russia. Looks like my initial guess (shady legal system/corrupt cops) was proven partly correct.
 
2012-06-14 05:58:03 PM  
FTA:

поциент - "Patient." The poor bastard, the dumb idiot in the video getting pulverized, run over or smashed into. A wordplay of "potz," the Russian translation of the Yiddish "schmuck."

Does "potz" sound like another Yiddish word... like "putz" maybe? Sheesh, that's brilliance right there.
 
2012-06-14 06:31:25 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Marine1: Wait, when did the "In Pre-Commonwealth of Independent States Russia" filter get removed?

Why is that filter there in the first place? Does Drew not like Yakov Smirnoff (sp?) for some reason?


He hates America Russian comedians who came to America.
 
2012-06-14 10:23:27 PM  

Grither: So can you say fark in a headline? Er... you know what I mean.


I'm sure you can, but remember that all headlines are filtered by humans.
 
2012-06-14 10:28:08 PM  

germ78: I had always wondered why there were so many dash-cam vids from Russia. Looks like my initial guess (shady legal system/corrupt cops) was proven partly correct.


I used to work with a bunch of ex-USSR guys. One told me that cops in Siberia (where he's from) are very corrupt, and will happily shake you down, beat you up, firehose you, whatever they feel like. One time while he was visiting, he got pulled over and pretended he didn't know Russian. (He knew his thickly accented English would be indistinguishable to them from any other kind of English.) They looked at his Rhode Island driver's license in confusion -- they'd never heard of that country. They eventually just let him go, apparently unsure of who he was or who he might know. (He was a former Soviet Air Force flying instructor, so I'm sure he knew just what kind of attitude might make them uneasy.)
 
2012-06-15 11:52:44 AM  

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: germ78: I had always wondered why there were so many dash-cam vids from Russia. Looks like my initial guess (shady legal system/corrupt cops) was proven partly correct.

I used to work with a bunch of ex-USSR guys. One told me that cops in Siberia (where he's from) are very corrupt, and will happily shake you down, beat you up, firehose you, whatever they feel like. One time while he was visiting, he got pulled over and pretended he didn't know Russian. (He knew his thickly accented English would be indistinguishable to them from any other kind of English.) They looked at his Rhode Island driver's license in confusion -- they'd never heard of that country. They eventually just let him go, apparently unsure of who he was or who he might know. (He was a former Soviet Air Force flying instructor, so I'm sure he knew just what kind of attitude might make them uneasy.)


Wonder what he thought of Victor Belenko.
 
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