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islander

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Location: Seattle
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 6, 2023 - 6:18am

 miamizsun wrote:


we're not simpletons, we're humans
we get distracted and make mistakes, esp while driving
in the future your car will be a robot
and you will like it!
prediction: if you live long enough your insurance company will insist that you embraced it or pay more, maybe






“I used to be with ‘it’, but then they changed what ‘it’ was. Now what I’m with isn’t ‘it’ anymore and what’s ‘it’ seems weird and scary. It’ll happen to you!”

― Abe Simpson

I do at least 2 (trying to do 4) 2500 mile road trips a year. I'm all for automatic cruise control adjustment - especially since there are so many people like the ones initially mentioned who will blaze by you, then slow down to 3 MPH less than you were going.  I'm not so sure about lane departure correction, but I am looking at a newish subaru, and looking forward to trying it out.
miamizsun

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Location: (3283.1 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 6, 2023 - 4:14am

 Beaker wrote:


Yeah, really annoying.  It's like the car manufacturers think we're simpletons.  Maybe some of us are.

A few years ago, I rented a little hotrod for a roadtrip with a 10+ hr drive.  When that lane departure correction first kicked in, it was, WTF?  Rental dudes didn't warn me.  Pulled over, fiddled through the menuing, and disabled that damn annoyance then and there.  Us geezers are just intolerant of some kinds of 'helpful' new tech.




we're not simpletons, we're humans
we get distracted and make mistakes, esp while driving
in the future your car will be a robot
and you will like it!
prediction: if you live long enough your insurance company will insist that you embraced it or pay more, maybe
Beaker

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Location: Your safe space


Posted: Sep 4, 2023 - 6:56am

 Steely_D wrote:


I rented a car that had an autocorrect if you changed lanes. As I left the airport and went about my merry way, the damned thing grabbed my wheel and prevented me from going around a slower car, and I had to wrench control back. Very unnerving.
Took me a while to figure out how to shut the damned thing off.


Yeah, really annoying.  It's like the car manufacturers think we're simpletons.  Maybe some of us are.

A few years ago, I rented a little hotrod for a roadtrip with a 10+ hr drive.  When that lane departure correction first kicked in, it was, WTF?  Rental dudes didn't warn me.  Pulled over, fiddled through the menuing, and disabled that damn annoyance then and there.  Us geezers are just intolerant of some kinds of 'helpful' new tech.


Proclivities

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Location: Paris of the Piedmont
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 4, 2023 - 6:48am

 kurtster wrote:
... My 2019 is also the last year Honda made cars without the turn off the engine at lights feature.  One of the worst ideas ever.  The only ones to truly benefit from that are shops who will be replacing worn out starters and flywheels much sooner than would be the case without it.  Not to mention hard on transmissions and CV joints when jerking back into gear.

That feature puzzled me when I first noticed it.  I wondered why very new cars seemed to be stalling out at traffic lights (I had an old Ford Escort that would often stall out at longer traffic lights).  It allegedly increases fuel economy and reduces emissions, but those may be nominal differences.  Apparently it can be disengaged on most vehicles.
kurtster

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Location: where fear is not a virtue
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Posted: Sep 3, 2023 - 3:23pm

 Steely_D wrote:

I rented a car that had an autocorrect if you changed lanes. As I left the airport and went about my merry way, the damned thing grabbed my wheel and prevented me from going around a slower car, and I had to wrench control back. Very unnerving.
Took me a while to figure out how to shut the damned thing off.
 
That was the first thing I found that caused problems.  It is the one feature that turns off and stays off, unlike the collision braking and assisted steering which you have to turn off every time you start the car.

My 2019 is also the last year Honda made cars without the turn off the engine at lights feature.  One of the worst ideas ever.  The only ones to truly benefit from that are shops who will be replacing worn out starters and flywheels much sooner than would be the case without it.  Not to mention hard on transmissions and CV joints when jerking back into gear.
Steely_D

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Location: Biscayne Bay
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Posted: Sep 3, 2023 - 8:23am

 kurtster wrote:

I dunno.  My present car, a 2019 Civic does that on cruise. That really pisses me off.

It has a sensor that slows down to match the speed of the car ahead when you get close. Haven't found a way to turn it off yet.

It's because they make cars safe for idiots who think that their car is a phone booth on wheels.  And unsafe for those who actually pay attention to the road and drive their car.

You haven't lived until you changed 2 lanes real fast and as you get behind the car in the first lane over on the way to the second lane and the collision braking system slams on the brakes.  Pissed you off and the cars behind you, too.  Found out how to turn that one off.  Now If I can find a way to turn of ABS.


I rented a car that had an autocorrect if you changed lanes. As I left the airport and went about my merry way, the damned thing grabbed my wheel and prevented me from going around a slower car, and I had to wrench control back. Very unnerving.
Took me a while to figure out how to shut the damned thing off.
kurtster

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Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 2, 2023 - 9:56pm

 haresfur wrote:
RTFM? 
 
Yeah. I'll give it another look.  Don't recall seeing anything on it the last look.
haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
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Posted: Sep 2, 2023 - 7:26pm

 kurtster wrote:

I dunno.  My present car, a 2019 Civic does that on cruise. That really pisses me off.

It has a sensor that slows down to match the speed of the car ahead when you get close. Haven't found a way to turn it off yet.

It's because they make cars safe for idiots who think that their car is a phone booth on wheels.  And unsafe for those who actually pay attention to the road and drive their car.

You haven't lived until you changed 2 lanes real fast and as you get behind the car in the first lane over on the way to the second lane and the collision braking system slams on the brakes.  Pissed you off and the cars behind you, too.  Found out how to turn that one off.  Now If I can find a way to turn of ABS.


RTFM? 
GeneP59

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Posted: Sep 2, 2023 - 5:05pm

 DaveInSaoMiguel wrote:

The picture you link to also has to have a url that starts with "https://" and bot "http://"


Thanks Dave

GeneP59

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Posted: Sep 2, 2023 - 5:04pm

 miamizsun wrote:




Hey did I say you could use my Junior High photo?  
GeneP59

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Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 2, 2023 - 5:03pm

 Proclivities wrote:

Images need to be posted somewhere on the web and have a URL.  As far as I can tell they need to be a valid image type: .jpg, .png, .gif....
Left click on the image and copy the address or URL then just paste that into your new post.  The image should appear in the window (if not it probably has some sort of invalid file type (i.e. .webp) or be hosted on a site which prevents reposts.  Some social media sites, like Facebook, may not allow reposts because the URL doesn't end with a valid image suffix like ".jpg" etc.
When the image appears in the window you can resize it by hovering over the image and dragging the blue square at the lower-right corner of the preview image.


Thanks. I was so use to using the edit bar to insert it into the post.

DaveInSaoMiguel

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Location: No longer in a hovel in effluent Damnville, VA
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Posted: Sep 2, 2023 - 7:40am

The picture you link to also has to have a url that starts with "https://" and bot "http://"

miamizsun

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Location: (3283.1 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 2, 2023 - 7:28am

 GeneP59 wrote:

Still have no clue how to insert an image in the new RP iteration. I have to go to the Legacy site to do it. I think this is an omission that needs to be corrected.




Proclivities

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Location: Paris of the Piedmont
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 2, 2023 - 7:03am

 GeneP59 wrote:

Still have no clue how to insert an image in the new RP iteration. I have to go to the Legacy site to do it. I think this is an omission that needs to be corrected.


Images need to be posted somewhere on the web and have a URL.  As far as I can tell they need to be a valid image type: .jpg, .png, .gif....
Left click on the image and copy the address or URL then just paste that into your new post.  The image should appear in the window (if not it probably has some sort of invalid file type (i.e. .webp) or be hosted on a site which prevents reposts.  Some social media sites, like Facebook, may not allow reposts because the URL doesn't end with a valid image suffix like ".jpg" etc.
When the image appears in the window you can resize it by hovering over the image and dragging the blue square at the lower-right corner of the preview image.

GeneP59

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Location: On the edge of tomorrow looking back at yesterday.
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 2, 2023 - 6:15am

Still have no clue how to insert an image in the new RP iteration. I have to go to the Legacy site to do it. I think this is an omission that needs to be corrected.
kurtster

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Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 2, 2023 - 3:03am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
People who - for whatever reason - refuse to use speed control on the interstate. They speed up, they slow down, ad nauseam. 
 
I dunno.  My present car, a 2019 Civic does that on cruise. That really pisses me off.

It has a sensor that slows down to match the speed of the car ahead when you get close. Haven't found a way to turn it off yet.

It's because they make cars safe for idiots who think that their car is a phone booth on wheels.  And unsafe for those who actually pay attention to the road and drive their car.

You haven't lived until you changed 2 lanes real fast and as you get behind the car in the first lane over on the way to the second lane and the collision braking system slams on the brakes.  Pissed you off and the cars behind you, too.  Found out how to turn that one off.  Now If I can find a way to turn of ABS.
NoEnzLefttoSplit

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Posted: Sep 1, 2023 - 10:23pm

 Manbird wrote:


I know! They drive on two wheels, fall asleep, vomit out the window, masturbate, put their makeup on, drive in reverse, wipe boogers under their seat, 50 rounds of fisticuffs with a chimp, extract a wisdom tooth, make their own craft beer, do their taxes, be a contestant on The Price Is Right, pierce their nipples, ad nauseam.





KurtfromLaQuinta

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Location: Really deep in the heart of South California
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 1, 2023 - 9:14pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:
People who - for whatever reason - refuse to use speed control on the interstate. They speed up, they slow down, ad nauseam. 

Yes!
I just love it when somebody sails past me then slows down. And I pass them.
Then they speed up and pass me. Then they slow down and I pass them.
Repeat and repeat and repeat...

"...give me a highway with no one on it..."  U2




Manbird

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Posted: Sep 1, 2023 - 8:35pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:
People who - for whatever reason - refuse to use speed control on the interstate. They speed up, they slow down, ad nauseam. 



I know! They drive on two wheels, fall asleep, vomit out the window, masturbate, put their makeup on, drive in reverse, wipe boogers under their seat, go fifty rounds of fisticuffs with a chimp, extract a wisdom tooth, make their own craft beer, do their taxes, be a contestant on The Price Is Right, pierce their nipples, ad nauseam.











Red_Dragon

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Location: Dumbf*ckistan


Posted: Sep 1, 2023 - 5:40pm

People who - for whatever reason - refuse to use speed control on the interstate. They speed up, they slow down, ad nauseam. 
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