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  1. #71


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Try one of those smart TVs. I have friends that have one since 6 months they still did not figure out how to properly record a program. And when you change the password of the router, they are completely lost. And these people are pretty smart.
    and that goes for dumb tv to,customers call local electronic store and say ,my tv screen is black, clerk says check the source button on the remote and make sure the right source is selected ,caller says Whats a source ???
    Last edited by caperjack; 29 Jan 2013 at 16:03. Reason: correct spelling

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  2. #72


    Ohio
    Posts : 473
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I got a new car in November. What a disaster. It has 2 screens with a gezillion settings plus about 50 switches on the dash. The manual is 520 pages - even the manual for just the radio is 120 pages. And I don't even have a navigation system. For that I use my tablet.

    This thing brakes when I get too close to a car ahead of me, a red light flashes when a car is driving next to me, the engine stops when I stop at a red light, resumes when I release the brakes. I am really not driving the car - the car is driving me. I think it will take me 3 years to figure that car out. I really miss my 13 year old previous car that had 3 instruments and 5 buttons.
    All these added features mean: 1) More money, 2) More things to break down and 3) Additional money to have them repaired. Then they cause one to ask himself if they are really needed.
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  3. #73


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Try one of those smart TVs. I have friends that have one since 6 months they still did not figure out how to properly record a program. And when you change the password of the router, they are completely lost. And these people are pretty smart.

    I got a new car in November. What a disaster. It has 2 screens with a gezillion settings plus about 50 switches on the dash. The manual is 520 pages - even the manual for just the radio is 120 pages. And I don't even have a navigation system. For that I use my tablet.

    This thing brakes when I get too close to a car ahead of me, a red light flashes when a car is driving next to me, the engine stops when I stop at a red light, resumes when I release the brakes. I am really not driving the car - the car is driving me. I think it will take me 3 years to figure that car out. I really miss my 13 year old previous car that had 3 instruments and 5 buttons.
    Gosh, this so true! In 10 years, cars will be driving us versus driving them and that's not something I care for. Like, Ford for example, they have a feature where the car parallel parks itself because I guess parallel parking is just SO hard. A few months ago, I had to parallel park a block away from the DMV when I got my license renewed, and it was the quintessential example of a difficult parallel park, two cars tightly spaced with one open spot. Literally, that was the first time since I start driving almost a decade ago where I ACTUALLY had to park like that. Every other parallel parking job has been where I can just drive off on the side of the road to park basically as I don't live in that big of a city.

    Anyways, I starting parking and undershot the runway the first time. I drove out and readjusted so I could back into the spot correct, BAM! PERFECTLY PARKED PARALLEL STYLE!! I was so proud I had to take a picture! My driver's ed teacher, God rest his soul, would had been proud!

    It's things like that I just don't understand why cars are starting to have those abilities. Automatic transmission standard, rear view camera standard, automatic parking standard; it's like dumbing down the driver. I prefer a manual gearbox, physically turning my head to look back, and parking like a boss.

    Also, I don't think I'll ever really buy a new car. The car I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want is a 2001 BMW 525i. It's a good amount of traction control technologies and driver control. I have a Mazda 626 from 1990, and I prefer that because it's super easy to fix and maintain versus the plethora of electronics and wiring. And, I also prefer buying used as I can put my blood, sweat, and tears in making it pristine.

    But that's just me.
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  4. #74


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Like, Ford for example, they have a feature where the car parallel parks itself because I guess parallel parking is just SO hard. A few months ago, I had to parallel park a block away from the DMV when I got my license renewed, and it was the quintessential example of a difficult parallel park, two cars tightly spaced with one open spot. Literally, that was the first time since I start driving almost a decade ago where I ACTUALLY had to park like that. Every other parallel parking job has been where I can just drive off on the side of the road to park basically as I don't live in that big of a city.
    Yeah, that was an option on my car too. But I did not get that. 9 years of driving and parking in Paris tought me how to parallel park - even if the space is shorter than your car. You just push the cars in the front and the back of you. For what do you have bumpers. No intelligent Paris driver would put on the brakes when parked. He'll end up with a lot of dents.
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  5. #75


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Like, Ford for example, they have a feature where the car parallel parks itself because I guess parallel parking is just SO hard. A few months ago, I had to parallel park a block away from the DMV when I got my license renewed, and it was the quintessential example of a difficult parallel park, two cars tightly spaced with one open spot. Literally, that was the first time since I start driving almost a decade ago where I ACTUALLY had to park like that. Every other parallel parking job has been where I can just drive off on the side of the road to park basically as I don't live in that big of a city.
    Yeah, that was an option on my car too. But I did not get that. 9 years of driving and parking in Paris tought me how to parallel park - even if the space is shorter than your car. You just push the cars in the front and the back of you. For what do you have bumpers. No intelligent Paris driver would put on the brakes when parked. He'll end up with a lot of dents.
    That's hilarious!
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  6. #76


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    All these added features mean: 1) More money, 2) More things to break down and 3) Additional money to have them repaired. Then they cause one to ask himself if they are really needed.
    and us poor suckers wont be able to by a used 8 or 9 year old car because wee won't be able to afford to fix-em
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  7. #77


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    All these added features mean: 1) More money, 2) More things to break down and 3) Additional money to have them repaired. Then they cause one to ask himself if they are really needed.
    and us poor suckers wont be able to by a used 8 or 9 year old car because wee won't be able to afford to fix-em
    Add to that we won't be able to get the computer parts because they will not be sold or made any more.
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  8. #78


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Add to that we won't be able to get the computer parts because they will not be sold or made any more.
    Well, that's somewhat unlikely, I think car manufacturers are required to keep stock of parts for 10 years, and it's likely a third party will supply the for at least a decade after that.. but eventually, yeah.
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  9. #79


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Pro 64


    Can you amagin....DOS....In todays world....SHOOWEE!
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  10. #80


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    All these added features mean: 1) More money, 2) More things to break down and 3) Additional money to have them repaired. Then they cause one to ask himself if they are really needed.
    and us poor suckers wont be able to by a used 8 or 9 year old car because wee won't be able to afford to fix-em
    3D PRINTERS!!!
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