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Postby JR8 » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:36 am

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the lynx wrote:Out of topic, but I contemplated to use air horn in MRT on those who try to cut queue and rush in front before passengers can alight. Literally at their heads.


Good plan, let us know how it goes. :D

There was a cyclist in London who got fed up with drivers so built an air horn. I'm sure it got him noticed but he had to ride round with a scuba tank to power the thing.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... g-off.html



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTQSWtK65PE
The Hornster - world's loudest bicycle with Airchime KH3A

He's butchered a set of high-end Scubapro regs to make it. Classy!
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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:44 am

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stuckmojo wrote:This is typical here: people inch forward on the red light trying to get an advantage.


In my experience often the guys that inch forward completely miss the advantage when the light changes. Inch forward, inch forward, light changes, no movement. :?

Wondered about this for years but now reackon that their concentration span is measured in seconds so by the time the light changes they have moved onto something else.


Drivers here just have extremely slow reaction time. That forward inching action was initiated mentally seconds before you see it :P

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Postby movingtospore » Sat, 04 Oct 2014 8:59 am

I've wanted to install a horn on the car that blares exactly what that motorcycle rider shouted in the video "WTF are you doing??" and "don't be a f-wad!"

My favourite is trying to merge...when people refuse to let you in, cut you off, cut out from behind you. Or being in a lane where there has been a very serious accident ahead and the f-tards in the lane that's still free refuse to let anyone in to get around...causing another accident. I had great fun writing the witness report up for that one.

Gotta get there first! Regardless of the dangerous situations they create.

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 04 Oct 2014 9:55 am

movingtospore wrote:I've wanted to install a horn on the car that blares exactly what that motorcycle rider shouted in the video "WTF are you doing??" and "don't be a f-wad!"


Could be fun developing an 'FT car horn' that sounds situation-appropriate 120db rejoinders/slap-downs.
- 'WAAAAH so you think you real big man in that woman's Mercedes hor!'
- 'EHHHH! You oso act so tough to my face or not?'

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Postby PNGMK » Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:16 am

I have airhorns on my forester here (maybe). They play "Dixie"....

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:47 am

PNGMK wrote:I have airhorns on my forester here (maybe). They play "Dixie"....


Oh nooo :o

And a gun-rack in the rear-window? :lol:

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Postby QRM » Sat, 04 Oct 2014 3:04 pm

movingtospore wrote:I've wanted to install a horn on the car that blares exactly what that motorcycle rider shouted in the video "WTF are you doing??" and "don't be a f-wad!"

My favourite is trying to merge...when people refuse to let you in, cut you off, cut out from behind you. Or being in a lane where there has been a very serious accident ahead and the f-tards in the lane that's still free refuse to let anyone in to get around...causing another accident. I had great fun writing the witness report up for that one.

Gotta get there first! Regardless of the dangerous situations they create.


I was just on a "local" forum and its scary that locals seem to think it perfectly acceptable to try and prevent others from entering their lane by accelerating to close the gap :shock: its mind boggling how the logic works they are arguing by letting another person in they are effectively going against the law.

By accelerating they feel comfortable that they have in fact enforced "the right of way" law and have prevented it from being broken! Its almost like the indoctrination to follow the rules by the book has overridden, logic, compassion, and just plain common courtesy.

I saw somewhere a comment, Here they value rules, elsewhere people value lives.
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Postby JR8 » Sat, 04 Oct 2014 3:31 pm

QRM wrote:I saw somewhere a comment, Here they value rules, elsewhere people value lives.


You sure about that? :?

Those who feel they have a secure stake come to feel they can afford to indulge others (politeness), and realise the society-wide benefits of such a mindset.

SG might reckon it's Zurich, but it's a way off yet.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 04 Oct 2014 3:53 pm

It's not that they value rules cause if they did, it wouldn't be called a 'fine' city.

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Postby QRM » Sat, 04 Oct 2014 4:54 pm

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SG might reckon it's Zurich, but it's a way off yet.


And that's their other mind boggling argument that SG is not in the west so why should it conform the western ideas of how a society should behave, with comments like the colonial days are over etc.

You often see videos of road accident in an Asian environment where witnesses would just stand there or totally ignore the victim, is it because their local logic thinks in this world nothing happens to a person that he does not for some reason or other deserve. .... man cannot interfere with its inexorable results.

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Postby PNGMK » Sat, 04 Oct 2014 8:21 pm

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PNGMK wrote:I have airhorns on my forester here (maybe). They play "Dixie"....


Oh nooo :o

And a gun-rack in the rear-window? :lol:


No but I have considered putting a rebel flag on the roof (to block the stupid sunroof).

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 04 Oct 2014 8:22 pm

QRM wrote:And that's their other mind boggling argument that SG is not in the west so why should it conform the western ideas of how a society should behave, with comments like the colonial days are over etc.

You often see videos of road accident in an Asian environment where witnesses would just stand there or totally ignore the victim, is it because their local logic thinks in this world nothing happens to a person that he does not for some reason or other deserve. .... man cannot interfere with its inexorable results.


Maybe they'd like to try and behave as collaboratively as say the JPnese do? Nah. What you have is what Thatcher was often misquoted as saying about the UK 'There is no such thing as society [just a collection of individuals each pursuing his own ends]'. Just here it's in a nakedly anarcho- phase with the baser instincts to the fore.

Tricky isn't it. One suspects SG wouldn't have it's riches if people weren't like this, so I suppose it's a case of continually trying to cajole and whip these baser instincts to be inside 'internationally acceptable limits' of behaviour.

It's works for most, but a group is defined and remembered not by the majority, but by the actions of the few on it's periphery.

Lack of individual initiative, you could argue that's a facet of much of Asian society. In place of initiative, they need hierarchy and for orders to be issued.

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 04 Oct 2014 8:23 pm

PNGMK wrote:No but I have considered putting a rebel flag on the roof (to block the stupid sunroof).


SG has a rebel flag? 8-) :wink: :lol:

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Postby PNGMK » Sat, 04 Oct 2014 8:42 pm

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PNGMK wrote:No but I have considered putting a rebel flag on the roof (to block the stupid sunroof).


SG has a rebel flag? 8-) :wink: :lol:


I meant either the Eureka stockade flag or the Confederate flag. But you raise a good point - is there a rebel flag for Singapore?

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Postby movingtospore » Sun, 05 Oct 2014 12:54 pm

QRM wrote:
movingtospore wrote:I've wanted to install a horn on the car that blares exactly what that motorcycle rider shouted in the video "WTF are you doing??" and "don't be a f-wad!"

My favourite is trying to merge...when people refuse to let you in, cut you off, cut out from behind you. Or being in a lane where there has been a very serious accident ahead and the f-tards in the lane that's still free refuse to let anyone in to get around...causing another accident. I had great fun writing the witness report up for that one.

Gotta get there first! Regardless of the dangerous situations they create.


I was just on a "local" forum and its scary that locals seem to think it perfectly acceptable to try and prevent others from entering their lane by accelerating to close the gap :shock: its mind boggling how the logic works they are arguing by letting another person in they are effectively going against the law.

By accelerating they feel comfortable that they have in fact enforced "the right of way" law and have prevented it from being broken! Its almost like the indoctrination to follow the rules by the book has overridden, logic, compassion, and just plain common courtesy.

I saw somewhere a comment, Here they value rules, elsewhere people value lives.


Seriously? Wow. I suppose the government needs to change the rule to teach them the common sense process of safely merging onto a freeway (ie, the through lane must allow traffic in so as not to cause an accident). :???: You shouldn't have to tell people these things...


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