It shouldnโ€™t bother me but....

It shouldnโ€™t bother me but....

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CoolC

4,083 posts

179 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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rwindmill said:
irocfan said:
rwindmill said:
Car related ones i'm afraid:
- The right or left driving/fog light coming on when the driver turns in that direction
TBF I thought that that was actually a thing with modern cars
I have seen it on cars down to a 13 plate before. Not sure if its something that people are adding retroactively, or if its only available from the factory.

Either way, its an utterly pointless addition to vehicles.

Sure, if you're driving a 4x4, off road, at night, then I could see the value of having extra illumination when navigating corners.

But in an urban environment, where the corners are already well lit by modern LED street lighting, shop fronts and headlights, then no...............no need at all.

Its a gimmick.

Something that can technologically can be done, but doesn't need to be done.
My previous Skoda had this function, but it could be switched off deep down in the menus.

Daftest part was, the car had the super dangled adaptive xenon lights which where a gazzilion times brighter than the halogen fogs and would be focused low and wide at slower speeds, so there was no discernible additional light when the fog came on turning onto the drive or whatever.

BawlBag

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208 posts

5 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Glassman said:
It shouldn't bother me but... it does!

I have an interest in classic/retro Hi Fi (as well as current/new) and have been looking at a graphic equaliser because I used to have one in my 'stack' many years ago.

Of course, I want one with the LED lights in the sliders and a spectrum analyser, so why have some manufacturers put the spectrum anayser to the left of the unit and not in the middle between the left and right channels??

??

Really?!
Want to buy a Roksan ROK CD player?

Glassman

21,128 posts

180 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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BawlBag said:
Want to buy a Roksan ROK CD player?
Bought a K3 last year...

What else might you have?

remedy

887 posts

156 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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CoolC said:
rwindmill said:
irocfan said:
rwindmill said:
Car related ones i'm afraid:
- The right or left driving/fog light coming on when the driver turns in that direction
TBF I thought that that was actually a thing with modern cars
I have seen it on cars down to a 13 plate before. Not sure if its something that people are adding retroactively, or if its only available from the factory.

Either way, its an utterly pointless addition to vehicles.

Sure, if you're driving a 4x4, off road, at night, then I could see the value of having extra illumination when navigating corners.

But in an urban environment, where the corners are already well lit by modern LED street lighting, shop fronts and headlights, then no...............no need at all.

Its a gimmick.

Something that can technologically can be done, but doesn't need to be done.
My previous Skoda had this function, but it could be switched off deep down in the menus.

Daftest part was, the car had the super dangled adaptive xenon lights which where a gazzilion times brighter than the halogen fogs and would be focused low and wide at slower speeds, so there was no discernible additional light when the fog came on turning onto the drive or whatever.
My old Leon Supercopa did it, BJ12 HNE. It does sometimes help pedestrians see which way a car might be heading if the indicators aren't used, like on a roundabout.
But, it's mostly pointless, I agree.

BawlBag

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208 posts

5 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Glassman said:
Bought a K3 last year...

What else might you have?
Yea but the DP1 just has the looks.my pal may have nice speakers so let me check

BawlBag

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208 posts

5 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Glassman said:
Bought a K3 last year...

What else might you have?
Monitor Audio Silver S6

Glassman

21,128 posts

180 months

Thursday 4th March
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BawlBag said:
Monitor Audio Silver S6
Nice. About four months ago I bought a pair of Linn Akurate 242 to replace the Keilidh and Ninka I had.

BawlBag

Original Poster:

208 posts

5 months

Thursday 4th March
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Glassman said:
Nice. About four months ago I bought a pair of Linn Akurate 242 to replace the Keilidh and Ninka I had.
Sorry thought was interested in buying them smile

A Winner Is You

22,954 posts

192 months

Thursday 4th March
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In almost any sci-fi or futuristic setting, you'll see screens with a transparent backing to them. Which would actually be completely useless, because any background light or objects would obscure the screen.

eldar

16,261 posts

161 months

Thursday 4th March
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Big computers. Surrounded by 50 year old tape drives chugging away to indicate busyness.

Fane

1,174 posts

165 months

Thursday 4th March
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I'm normally wound up by vehicles being out of place on telly and film, but I'm watching White House Farm Murders on Netflix atm and they've pretty much got it spot on - a great nostalgiafest of mid eighties porridge on show.

BawlBag

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208 posts

5 months

Thursday 11th March
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Contestants on Masterchef using the completely wrong knife and hacking at things in a clueless fashion.