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Judging by the initial lurch when first changing lanes, I'm betting someone is still learning to drive stick and just biffed it.
     
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Jan 5, 2020, 07:09 PM
 
We might be seeing more stuff like that. An unrelated article mentioned that in 2019 electric cars outsold manual transmissions. Er ... ok. So I checked the numbers: 1.9% EV sales, 1.1% stick shifts.

I knew automatics were more popular than stick shifts, but 98.9% vs 1.1% ... ? Wow, that is a change since I was a kid.
     
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Jan 6, 2020, 12:09 AM
 
A lot of cars don’t even have manual options anymore. I wouldn’t be surprised if it falls below 1% soon.
     
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It’s one of the best anti-theft systems.
     
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Jan 6, 2020, 09:15 PM
 
All but the wimpiest model of Mustang has WAY more power than it needs. Lots of low end, which isn't good when a newb tries to give it "just a little gas." It looks like that might have had a part in this particular issue...

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Jan 9, 2020, 01:07 PM
 


Some ballerina grade toe work.
     
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Jan 20, 2020, 03:30 AM
 
Had a woops moment when my car alarm system went off when one tire was being repaired due to a screw puncture. That was very loud.
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Jan 21, 2020, 04:23 PM
 
Set off a car alarm inside a two-car garage once. Was so startled I jacked a finger on the door handle.
     
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Jan 21, 2020, 05:28 PM
 
yeesh.

i knew someone who had a tire dropped on their car from an overpass. totalled the miata.
     
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Jan 21, 2020, 06:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
yeesh.

i knew someone who had a tire dropped on their car from an overpass. totalled the miata.
Couple years back, some asshole was dropping wood blocks off overpasses onto cars on the Autobahn. Hit one, driver and both kids unharmed, killed the mother, though.

Life in prison for murder.
     
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Jan 22, 2020, 11:51 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Set off a car alarm inside a two-car garage once. Was so startled I jacked a finger on the door handle.
When I first bought my BMW it didn't come with keyless entry, so I installed the cheapest $32 keyless entry/alarm system I could find on Amazon. It would randomly lock/unlock itself, which was a horrible thing for an alarm system to do. Not to mention, it did that CHIRP CHIRP thing every time it locked or unlocked. Including if I was working under the hood, all of 12" away from the 120dB chirp siren. Lots of jump-scares and expletives.

A little research showed that lots of people had the same issue with that box and there was no apparent fix.

I finally tore that out and installed an even cheaper $28 system that's worked perfectly.
     
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Jan 31, 2020, 11:35 AM
 


The conjecture from the Reddit thread is it was a wind problem, not an overload problem.
     
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Feb 1, 2020, 03:58 PM
 
In terms of personal woops, one of my cats managed to light herself on fire by walking over a candle. They didn’t teach her “stop, drop, and roll” in kitty class, so I needed to football tackle her as she ran for her life.

Same cat snuggled up next to a 200 watt lightbulb I was testing. She started to smolder.
     
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Feb 13, 2020, 01:56 PM
 
giraffe: hey, you dropped this back there...
     
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Feb 13, 2020, 02:05 PM
 
Deuce also dropped.
     
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North Carolina.
     
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Feb 20, 2020, 06:39 PM
 
Geez. That’s like quintuple the amount of snow we got all winter (so far) here in Indy.
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Feb 20, 2020, 07:49 PM
 
Whats there issue, iit hasn't even melted and refrozen into a sheet of ice yet.
     
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Originally Posted by BLAZE_MkIV View Post
Whats there issue
South of 36°30’.
     
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Feb 21, 2020, 10:00 PM
 
Southern cars just up and combust at the slightest amount of snow.
     
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A300.
     
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Mar 3, 2020, 12:43 PM
 
That looks expensive.
     
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Mar 3, 2020, 03:48 PM
 
Photo actually stolen from r/thatlookedexpensive.
     
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Mar 5, 2020, 10:01 PM
 
The culprit will be lucky if he only buggered up the intake cowling, making it a “very expensive” oops. If the damage affected EVEN ONE fan blade, it becomes orders of magnitude more expensive.

It’s also embarrassingly hilarious.

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Mar 10, 2020, 12:59 AM
 


Clipped by another plane.
     
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Mar 10, 2020, 10:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Fixed that for ya:

Clipped by another plane. Assembled in China

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Mar 11, 2020, 04:42 AM
 
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A300.
I heard those turbine blades are extreeeemely expensive.
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
     
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Mar 11, 2020, 08:51 AM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Fixed that for ya:

Clipped by another plane. Assembled in China

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That's it? That's what passes for wit here now? Everyone's right, this place is dead.
     
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Mar 11, 2020, 09:24 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
That's it? That's what passes for wit here now? Everyone's right, this place is dead.
The forum finally lowered its standards to my ceiling.

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Mar 27, 2020, 05:36 PM
 
Intentional.
     
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Apr 8, 2020, 10:25 PM
 
I hope that was a crash test dummy.
     
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Two out of three.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I hope that was a crash test dummy.
Evolution demands its toll.

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ah, inertia
This space for Hire! Reasonable rates. Reach an audience of literally dozens!
     
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Apr 17, 2020, 01:43 AM
 
Truly a thing of beauty.

     
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May 10, 2020, 11:43 AM
 
He still moved at the end, so he didn't break the neck. But I'd want X-rays. He bent a steel tube that easily handled his full weight.
     
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He still moved at the end
That was what made me think it was okay to post, but yeah... it’s gonna leave a mark.
     
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May 16, 2020, 07:49 AM
 
Around 2002, I said to myself, I should buy Apple stock, but never did it.

Maybe 2010, I said to myself, I should buy stock in hand sanitizer manufacturers, but never did it.
     
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Jul 4, 2020, 10:01 AM
 
Now if he’d been a Loony Toon, he’d have gone around that tree. On both sides, of course.

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at least there would have been little birdies circling.
     
 
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