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  Reply # 1727803 28-Feb-2017 16:58
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People who don't indicate. Idiots!

 

 

Had one this morning. Pretty vague lane discipline, then turned left without indication.

 

 

I am not sure which I hate most: People that don't indicate, or people that indicate as they turn. At that point its pretty much redundant, yes dear Muppet - I can see you taking the turn now.. No need to indicate anymore...





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  Reply # 1727817 28-Feb-2017 17:21
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jarledb: I am not sure which I hate most: People that don't indicate, or people that indicate as they turn. At that point its pretty much redundant, yes dear Muppet - I can see you taking the turn now.. No need to indicate anymore...

 

 

Yup. There was an earlier post saying something like "the purpose of the indicator is to let people know what you're about to do; it is not to document actions already taken".


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  Reply # 1727823 28-Feb-2017 17:24
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Amazing the number of new expensive cars / SUV's that the owner obviously didn't have any money left to purchase the "optional" Indicator Package!


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  Reply # 1727825 28-Feb-2017 17:26
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Reminds me of a joke that went something like "if light is faster than sound, then why can I hear the BMW behind me toot before the light turns green?"


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  Reply # 1728094 1-Mar-2017 08:59
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My brother is a mechanic and reckons they've never had to replace the indicator on a Beemer from wear and tear.


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  Reply # 1728194 1-Mar-2017 10:45
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Just to keep things rolling....

 

Apple's iphone IOS quirks , such as not being able to easily delete ALL photos in one go. What the heck? Surely this should be simple, but no, apple in their infinite wisdom decided to make you select each of the 300 photos separately to delete them. 

 

Surely whenever they have a 'select' from a large list of items function, they should supply a 'select all' button. 

 

But thats ok i think, apple have provided a storage management feature in the settings..... But no, you can only delete entire apps, not the app data!! So, 2 blocks to prevent a simple delete all photos. I think they are being malicious. 

 

Equally likely i missed the function, but after a bit of googling it seemed possible in IOS8, but not IOS 10. 

 

In general, the ios photo and music apps are absolute dogs. 

 

 

 

[edit] after posting this, i accidentally found out how to delete photos in groups at least, you need to go into the 'moments' view.... it is not a delete all, but at least you can delete groups.  Still , why not just have a delete all function? 

 

 


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  Reply # 1728213 1-Mar-2017 11:32
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Apologies if this has been mentioned recently re car indicators as I'm too lazy to check, but...

 

 

 

So many (new ?) cars with there white indicators which you can't actually see flashing anyway if they're in bright sunlight unless you look directly at them.

 

 

 

.....or is it just me.





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  Reply # 1728216 1-Mar-2017 11:44
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rb99:

 

Apologies if this has been mentioned recently re car indicators as I'm too lazy to check, but...

 

 

 

So many (new ?) cars with there white indicators which you can't actually see flashing anyway if they're in bright sunlight unless you look directly at them.

 

 

 

.....or is it just me.

 

 

Not just you!!

 

I started noticing this about 6 months ago. . . especially these 'clear' plastic assemblies with lots of angles, and from certain positions/light conditions it can be really hard to see them blinking....

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1728382 1-Mar-2017 16:54
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rb99:

 

Apologies if this has been mentioned recently re car indicators as I'm too lazy to check, but...

 

 

 

So many (new ?) cars with there white indicators which you can't actually see flashing anyway if they're in bright sunlight unless you look directly at them.

 

 

 

.....or is it just me.

 

 

 

 

Or the ones with tiny indicators lost in a maze of other red/white lenses which are super stylee but useless at doing their job!

 

 

 

Are there minimum size requirements for such things?






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  Reply # 1728407 1-Mar-2017 17:57
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Geektastic:

 

rb99:

 

Apologies if this has been mentioned recently re car indicators as I'm too lazy to check, but...

 

 

 

So many (new ?) cars with there white indicators which you can't actually see flashing anyway if they're in bright sunlight unless you look directly at them.

 

 

 

.....or is it just me.

 

 

 

 

Or the ones with tiny indicators lost in a maze of other red/white lenses which are super stylee but useless at doing their job!

 

 

 

Are there minimum size requirements for such things?

 

 

 

 

The vehicle inspection requirements for NZ state that directional lights must be:

 

1)bright enough to be visible from 100m in normal daylight and from 200m in normal darkness, and

 

2)not be too bright that cause significant dazzle to other road users.

 

 

 

(amongst a few other things)


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  Reply # 1728659 2-Mar-2017 08:38
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Ge0rge:

 

Geektastic:

 

rb99:

 

Apologies if this has been mentioned recently re car indicators as I'm too lazy to check, but...

 

 

 

So many (new ?) cars with there white indicators which you can't actually see flashing anyway if they're in bright sunlight unless you look directly at them.

 

 

 

.....or is it just me.

 

 

 

 

Or the ones with tiny indicators lost in a maze of other red/white lenses which are super stylee but useless at doing their job!

 

 

 

Are there minimum size requirements for such things?

 

 

 

 

The vehicle inspection requirements for NZ state that directional lights must be:

 

1)bright enough to be visible from 100m in normal daylight and from 200m in normal darkness, and

 

2)not be too bright that cause significant dazzle to other road users.

 

 

 

(amongst a few other things)

 

 

 

 

So no actual 'size of the lighted area' rules? I would think that is equally important to brightness. I could make a light 1cm across that was technically visible at 200m...but it would't really stand out much in the visual landscape a driver has to take in and process.






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  Reply # 1728662 2-Mar-2017 08:41
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Clicking on a webpage article, only to have an top of page ad come on that scrolls the page a little, causing me to click the wrong article/link

 

Every day this happens


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  Reply # 1728665 2-Mar-2017 08:44
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Newspaper articles where the paper expresses opinion unnecessarily instead of simply reporting.

 

This is something I have noticed in recent times in particular (but not exclusively) when articles relating to anything to do with the German side of WW2 are printed. Instead of simply printing (for example) "This picture shows a smiling (insert name of well known WW2 German commander or whatever) attending a village fete in 1942." we commonly now see "This picture shows evil monster (insert name of person) etc".

 

It's not the job of newspapers to add such epithets in non-opinion articles.






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  Reply # 1728687 2-Mar-2017 09:07
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Ge0rge:

 

 

 

The vehicle inspection requirements for NZ state that directional lights must be:

 

1)bright enough to be visible from 100m in normal daylight and from 200m in normal darkness, and

 

2)not be too bright that cause significant dazzle to other road users.

 

 

 

(amongst a few other things)

 

 

Yes, but, sometimes the closer you are to the vehicle the harder it is to see the indicator lamp -- i think due to the light being reflected off internal surfaces -- they are like indicator lamp 'blind spots' .   Never noticed on the older vehicles as they have fairly flat uniformly rounded lamp cover assemblies.  Some of todays lamp assemblies look like stealth bombers.   

 

It would be difficult for an inspector to check all angles of approach and distance. 


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  Reply # 1728705 2-Mar-2017 09:22
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Increasing number of mistakes made on TV graphic overlays.


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