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#200960 - 28/01/2004 21:46 Re: Snow! [Re: Heather]
Ezekiel
pooh-bah

Registered: 25/08/2000
Posts: 2413
Loc: NH USA
Not the Phaeton! Say it's not so...

-Zeke
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#200961 - 28/01/2004 22:08 Re: Snow! [Re: Ezekiel]
Heather
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Registered: 14/01/2002
Posts: 509
Loc: NY
Not the Phaeton! Say it's not so...

Don't remind me. It's a big black mess with 871 miles on it. eighthundredandseventyfuckingone miles. I loved that car. It massaged my back. And if no one else will give up one of the small handful of premiere editions left, the price of the replacement car will be like $14,00, give or take, higher.

Do you think "bitch needed killin'" is a valid legal defense? I think my lawyer can only get so many charges dropped in a month.
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#200962 - 28/01/2004 22:40 Re: Snow! [Re: Heather]
ninti
old hand

Registered: 28/12/2001
Posts: 868
Loc: Los Angeles
> Do you think "bitch needed killin'" is a valid legal defense?

Only in Texas.
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#200963 - 28/01/2004 23:18 Re: Snow! [Re: Heather]
Dignan
carpal tunnel

Registered: 08/03/2000
Posts: 12146
Loc: Sterling, VA
So sorry to hear that!! And does that mean the other "situation" was resolved? I hope that's okay...

On that hour and a half drive I mentioned, the one with 4 to 5 inches of snow and ice and non-plowed highways, I and most traffic were doing a reasonable 35mph, whereas every single SUV on the road was doing at least 45. Hmmmm...let me think for a moment, but I wonder how much of a coincidence it was that every vehicle we saw that had run off the road was also an SUV. No, there must be another explanation...
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#200964 - 28/01/2004 23:44 Re: Snow! [Re: Heather]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31286
Loc: Seattle, WA
Wow, that totally and utterly sucks. My sympathies.
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#200965 - 29/01/2004 07:12 Re: Snow! [Re: tfabris]
talmou
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Registered: 22/05/2002
Posts: 20
Loc: London
Just to join in..
By my house nr London at 1 this afternoon.



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#200966 - 29/01/2004 10:43 Re: Snow! [Re: Heather]
Ezekiel
pooh-bah

Registered: 25/08/2000
Posts: 2413
Loc: NH USA
I'm really sorry. That blows immensely. Try not to kill anyone (even though they deserve it).

-Zeke
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#200967 - 29/01/2004 13:16 Re: Snow! [Re: Ezekiel]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31286
Loc: Seattle, WA
Speaking of cars getting ruined as an indirect result of snow...

http://home.comcast.net/~mmohr357/tonycar.wmv
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#200968 - 29/01/2004 13:26 Re: Snow! [Re: tfabris]
pgrzelak
carpal tunnel

Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
Oh, that was painful to watch. Especially when you could a) see the mound of show that the car was going to be pulled into, b) see that the strap was off center to start with and sliding with each attempt and c) know that the strap was not on the frame!!!
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#200969 - 29/01/2004 13:29 Re: Snow! [Re: tfabris]
loren
carpal tunnel

Registered: 23/08/2000
Posts: 3826
Loc: SLC, UT, USA
The stupidity of your average person never ceases to amaze.
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#200970 - 29/01/2004 13:38 Re: Snow! [Re: loren]
Roger
carpal tunnel

Registered: 18/01/2000
Posts: 5616
Loc: London, UK
The stupidity of your average person never ceases to amaze.

Remember: half the people in the world are of below median intelligence.
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#200971 - 29/01/2004 13:40 Re: Snow! [Re: pgrzelak]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31286
Loc: Seattle, WA
c) know that the strap was not on the frame!!!
But didn't they attach it to the tow hook? Isn't that attached to the frame?
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#200972 - 29/01/2004 13:52 Re: Snow! [Re: tfabris]
wfaulk
carpal tunnel

Registered: 25/12/2000
Posts: 16706
Loc: Raleigh, NC US
Obviously not.

It amazes me that that was all because, apparently, they couldn't be bothered to find a shovel.
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#200973 - 29/01/2004 13:54 Re: Snow! [Re: wfaulk]
pgrzelak
carpal tunnel

Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
You could actually see it slide along the bumper with each attempt...
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#200974 - 29/01/2004 15:33 Re: Snow! [Re: tfabris]
Daria
carpal tunnel

Registered: 24/01/2002
Posts: 3932
Loc: Providence, RI
But didn't they attach it to the tow hook? Isn't that attached to the frame?


"Unibody"

They let the strap go slack and then yanked, and probably ripped the tow hook right off.

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#200975 - 29/01/2004 15:37 Re: Snow! [Re: Heather]
andym
carpal tunnel

Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3979
Loc: Manchester UK
I have a 4x4

Ahh, that famous quote, only spoken by complete and utter fucking wankers who should have never been given licences. I have no problem with people who use their vehicles in the manner they were intended to be used. But when I see them lined up out the local primary school to usher the little yuppie larva the 1/2 mile home it really makes my blood boil, especially when they don't give way like they should. People that mention safety should also be shot. The only safety they care about is their own, not the poor bastard in the mini they've just driven over because they couldn't bloody see them!

Sorry about that, I hope you get the car sorted Heather it must've been really cool (the car that is, not the smash).
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#200976 - 29/01/2004 15:54 Re: Snow! [Re: tfabris]
Cybjorg
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Registered: 23/12/2002
Posts: 652
Loc: Winston Salem, NC
Two words: Geo Storm. 'Nuff said.

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#200977 - 29/01/2004 16:05 Re: Snow! [Re: andym]
tman
carpal tunnel

Registered: 24/12/2001
Posts: 5528
What about the huge bull bars that most of these cars have? Because it's SOOOO likely for you to have kangeroos run out in front of your car when you're doing the school run....

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#200978 - 30/01/2004 03:05 Re: Snow! [Re: tman]
canuckInOR
carpal tunnel

Registered: 13/02/2002
Posts: 3162
Loc: Portland, OR
Because it's SOOOO likely for you to have kangeroos run out in front of your car when you're doing the school run....
Well, maybe not kangaroos, but kiddies, certainly. Maybe we oughtta start calling them kiddie-bars.

I own a 4x4, but I have taken it off road. Oh, and the first time I ever got behind the wheel of a car was in the winter, on a snow and ice covered road. Moron SUV drivers, you get what you deserve.

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#200979 - 30/01/2004 03:19 Re: Snow! [Re: tman]
andym
carpal tunnel

Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3979
Loc: Manchester UK
They can't have proper bull bars any more. I spent an entire day trying to remove the one's on our outside broadcast landrover, which I might add went up hills and through fields and had a winch that we actually used instead of picking it in the options brochure because it looked cool. The nuts and bolts holding it on were rusted solid. Thank heavens for the angle grinder, the engineers best friend

You really want proper bull bars made out of scaffolding poles. Now they're tuff.
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#200980 - 30/01/2004 13:40 Re: Snow! [Re: Roger]
g_attrill
old hand

Registered: 14/04/2002
Posts: 1172
Loc: Hants, UK
Here's an excellent photo from yesterday's Daily Mail. You can now imagine what it was like pootling along the road and then WOOMF!



Gareth

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#200981 - 22/06/2004 13:36 Re: Snow! [Re: tfabris]
andym
carpal tunnel

Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3979
Loc: Manchester UK
I'm guessing he took it with his crappy little Canon PowerShot that can't take good pictures and should really be traded in for a real camera.

I've just bought an Ixus 300 off a work colleague for 100 with a case, an extra battery and a couple of biggish memory cards. I also got a copy of Photostitch which is really cool, here's a couple i've already done.

Home:


Galway in Ireland:


Really chuffed....
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#200982 - 22/06/2004 13:39 Re: Snow! [Re: andym]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31286
Loc: Seattle, WA
Yeah, the photo stitch application that comes with those Canon cameras is really good. The only good piece of software included.
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#200983 - 22/06/2004 14:07 Re: Snow! [Re: andym]
DWallach
carpal tunnel

Registered: 30/04/2000
Posts: 3728
Did you use a tripod, or were those hand-held? I've tried a number of hand-held panorama stiching things, but the results haven't been too pretty.

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#200984 - 22/06/2004 14:26 Re: Snow! [Re: DWallach]
andym
carpal tunnel

Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3979
Loc: Manchester UK
All hand held, in fact the one at home was shot in about a minute. One of the neighbours must've thought it was very odd.
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