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10154 clicks; posted to Geek » on 21 Jun 2013 at 11:04 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-06-22 09:29:49 AM  
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t3knomanser: bukijin: Any hints - or are we supposed to guess ?

There's no process to this. Sit in the driver's seat. Adjust your mirrors until you can see in the car's blind spot. That's what the mirror is  for.

Push your side mirrors almost all the way out - you should not be able to see the sides of your car in them.  A car in the lane next to you should disappear from your rearview mirror at the same time it enters your side view mirror.  By the time it leaves your side view mirror it should next right next to you, and visible by only slightly turning your head.  This method is a little unnerving at first, sice most people have their side mirrors set to see down the side of their car, which leaves a blind spot.
2013-06-22 01:14:06 AM  
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Aarontology: "Dual-View Front Video Display"

Yeah, I'm perfectly fine that that being illegal.

So you are as ignorant as the government idiots who won't allow it.   Here are the basics.  You already can have a video screen that shows navigational information.  That's what the driver will see.  The passenger ONLY can see the other content, e.g. movies.  So you are against the passenger watching a movie?  Why?
2013-06-22 12:02:32 AM  
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Yeah, the pedestrian blinder would save lives but it would really piss off pedestrians.  I'm not sure how I feel about that one.

The fast blinking break lights are brilliant, I'm glad Mercedes was given the green light to test them in the States, and I would have been fine with the Feds letting them just implement them as long as the frequency of blinking to achieve good effect had already been established with good science (obviously too fast = people are confused, too slow = people don't recognize it as a sign of distress)

I don't know about the high beams that claim to only illuminate the parts of the road where no one else is.  If it really works, great, do it.  I just don't know enough about it.

Everything else, thank god we have a Government preventing this stupid shiat.

Also, thank god we have a Government that mandates seat belts and airbags.  Super excited about rear view cameras being mandated in 2015, too.
2013-06-22 12:00:18 AM  
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tenpoundsofcheese: We should ban the remote start.
There is no reason a responsible person should have their car idling.

Rather than put my 2 month old twins inside a roaring hot car, I generally turn it on for a minute or three to let the AC bring the temp down from "kills animals and small children" to "does not kill animals and small children".

But that's just, like, my opinion man.
2013-06-21 11:38:55 PM  
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Pud: Good thing missile launchers, and the rear firing oil slick options were not on the list. That would have been awkward..

If you live in South Africa you can get one of these:

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2013-06-21 11:38:18 PM  
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Heraclitus: Twin .50 Cals ?

Just talk to Uncle Al, the duellists' pal...

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2013-06-21 07:04:50 PM  
1 vote:
"Dual-View Front Video Display"

Yeah, I'm perfectly fine that that being illegal.
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