Dissensus driving school

shakahislop

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cars feel more and more like a throwback. mechanical. not digital. not online. they smell old too. petrol is an industrial smell, a category of smell that we've mostly consigned to history in england (or more precisely we leave industrial anything to professionals). planes and bikes however feel of the moment.
 
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IdleRich

IdleRich
Driving is difficult. I remember reading a maths book and its way of easing you in was saying that loads of people who insist they can't do basic maths are able to do something objectively much harder ie drive.

Took me ages to learn and longer to pass and I hated every second of it. Once I passed I only drove rarely but thought it might be a useful skill at some point and so it proved - living outside Lisbon we needed a car and now I drive every day. Changing to the wrong side wasn't actually that hard and I'm a lot more confident now, probably more sloppy too.

But good luck you'll get it in the end that's all there is to it really.
 

you

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These modern electric cars that glide along and sound like some Tangerine Dream track. The last things you won’t hear before they hit you and die.
As always, the non-visual aspect of life (in this case road safety) is neglected. I recall stepping in front of a Tesla in London when they first came out... 2003 maybe. Shocked me that I didn't hear anything. No warning. Sound is such a massive part of road awareness (which is why advice is to not wear headphones when driving), and then these Cylonesque Apocritean silent machines come without any effort to provide an aural presage. Some sort of low horn activated in urban areas or when 'hazards' (people) are in path would be a good idea.
 
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Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
They should have a speaker in them that constantly plays a nice traditional "brrrm, brrrm!" sound.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
As always, the non-visual aspect of life (in this case road safety) is neglected. I recall stepping in front of a Tesla in London when they first came out... 2003 maybe. Shocked me that I didn't hear anything. No warning. Sound is such a massive part of road awareness (which is why advice is to not wear headphones when driving), and then these Cylonesque Apocritean silent machines come without any effort to provide an aural presage. Some sort of low horn activated in urban areas or when 'hazards' (people) are in path would be a good idea.
But they deliberately set out to provide zero pollution and they include sound pollution in that - in other words they are ideologically opposed to being safe.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich

Stan

Stan gets older, they stay the same age... I never really had you down as the board's creepy predator Stan, certainly in terms of likelihood I would have had you behind... well, never mind about that, I don't want to offend Leo or anyone by getting into that, but I suppose that it often is the quiet ones you have to watch and from now on I'll be watching you.
 
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