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  Reply # 480450 12-Jun-2011 22:07
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lxsw20: How do we cope with our first world issues.


And we have so many of them. ;-)

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Isn't one of our biggest whines how much of a third world country we are?




 

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  Reply # 480460 12-Jun-2011 23:20
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dontpanic42:
lxsw20: How do we cope with our first world issues.


And we have so many of them. ;-)

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Isn't one of our biggest whines how much of a third world country we are?


if people think this place is third world, i wonder how they would like an actual third world country...  i've been to a few and this country is like flying first class in comparison...




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  Reply # 480494 13-Jun-2011 06:34
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The reason people tootle the horn is explained in great detail here, a lot of it is to do with dogs making festive sport on the roadway.

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  Reply # 480767 13-Jun-2011 21:47
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Every town has nutters we got two - one who rides up my street early in the morning or late at night on one of those mini motorcycles that sounds like its got no exhaust - really loud! I can hear him coming from the start of our street which is a km away. And idiot number two is some old fella who must be deaf rides around town with his dog in the passenger seat head out the window probably deaf as well, a piece of junk car that's hand painted with yellow, red and black colors with a stereo in his boot blasting reggae music really loud! Whats worse is he drives very slow and sometimes goes up and down the main street during the day, he must be hitting 70 as his dreadlocks are all grey colored. Stoner!




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  Reply # 480799 13-Jun-2011 23:02
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Wow, that took off while I was gone!

lxsw20: How do we cope with our first world issues.

Social progress and technical progress take care of most of them.

Ford in China use an electronic horn designed to sound a lot nicer than the standard horn, they use it a lot and the local market likes it to sound nicer.

In India they use something cheaper and long lasting for constant use like the old disc horns.

In the USA Ford are using a trumpet horn - probably a softer sound.

Unlike these other markets, my guess is the Japanese market where we get most of our cars from, uses the horn as an emergency warning device only.

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  Reply # 480817 14-Jun-2011 00:04
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I want one of those 21 sound or whatever animal horns. But they go for more than I want to spend on trademe ;)




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  Reply # 480837 14-Jun-2011 07:43
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One of my mates has a custom air horn in his car as well as the standard car horn. Loud as hell. He crashed it the other day though and it got written off so some people might get a decent nights sleep. But I know there's more than a few people out this way with those on their cars too. SOOO annoying




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  Reply # 480839 14-Jun-2011 07:51

How about the Mt Vic tunnel? A friend of mine lives just above the tunnel and she left the window open one night, the tooting at 7am is pretty annoying. I feel sorry for her because i always toot my horn through that tunnel :o)

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  Reply # 480849 14-Jun-2011 08:48
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My neighbours used to have visitors that would leave after 11pm during the week and they would ALWAYS toot. These are the same people that thought bag pipes at midnight on xmas eve and again an hour later was ok.
They have been nice and quiet since I went and talked to them though :)

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  Reply # 480881 14-Jun-2011 09:39
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TheUngeek: These are the same people that thought bag pipes at midnight on xmas eve and again an hour later was ok.

What's wrong with bagpipes at midnight on Christmas Eve, or even New Year's Eve then?

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  Reply # 480885 14-Jun-2011 09:43
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and again at 1am? Every bloody thing in a quiet residential area where everyone else in the street is in bed.
Other neighbours to those people include 2 houses with kids under 5 and and an 84 year old woman.
Time and place for everything.

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  Reply # 480997 14-Jun-2011 13:51
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Bah, humbug.

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  Reply # 481070 14-Jun-2011 16:05
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TheUngeek: These are the same people that thought bag pipes at midnight on xmas eve and again an hour later was ok.

What's wrong with bagpipes at midnight on Christmas Eve, or even New Year's Eve then?


Same thing that's wrong with them at any time. They are bagpipes.




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  Reply # 481077 14-Jun-2011 16:16
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This reminds me, I should probably back off my hand-brake a coupla turns... Since I changed the discs, they squeak in reverse. Must suck for the neighbours since I leave for work at 1.30am and have a really long driveway between their houses. :P

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  Reply # 481090 14-Jun-2011 16:54
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TheUngeek: These are the same people that thought bag pipes at midnight on xmas eve and again an hour later was ok.

I have absolutely no problem with this....
as long as they remain your neighbours 

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