Out of the Blue

Argh -- I hate running so behind! Sorry about the late start. :(

So I'm glancing through the owners manual of our car. Does it scare you as much as me that under their advice on how to get the best possible gas mileage they suggest not driving with your foot resting on the brake pedal? Who are instructions like that for anyway?

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Brake?
May 28, 2003, 14:02
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Brake? May 28, 2003, 14:02
May 28, 2003, 14:02
 
What the heck are brakes for? You're supposed to use the cars in front of you (or a nice set of shrubbery, in the case of ariving at your destination) to slow down or stop!! Anything else is a waste of gas, didn't they teach you that whole objects in motion tend to get you there faster thing in physics?

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foot on the brake??
May 28, 2003, 13:35
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foot on the brake?? May 28, 2003, 13:35
May 28, 2003, 13:35
 
I remember my friend's girlfriend called us one day and said the front of her car was smoking...we went to check it out and found out she had driven about 20 miles with the emergency brake on...and yes there was smoke coming from the front...the front wheels were so hot you couldn't touch them...She is now a Teacher! I can hear it now...

OK class today we are going to learn about friction...;p

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Virus Class
May 28, 2003, 13:07
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Virus Class May 28, 2003, 13:07
May 28, 2003, 13:07
 
This has to be the dumbest idea I've heard of since Snapple.

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Re: Yao!
May 28, 2003, 12:58
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Re: Yao! May 28, 2003, 12:58
May 28, 2003, 12:58
 
Hahahaa, I love this guys sense of humor! $0.12 NOW, Coke!! LOL!!

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GPS
May 28, 2003, 12:05
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GPS May 28, 2003, 12:05
May 28, 2003, 12:05
 
1m accuracy, thats pretty good! I wonder if GPS devices will have dual band systems so they can lock onto either signal or maybe aggregate them in bad weather or foggy hillsides. GPS saved my butt a few times in brecon

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Foot on brake dolts
May 28, 2003, 11:53
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Foot on brake dolts May 28, 2003, 11:53
May 28, 2003, 11:53
 
It was written for the part of out american population that whines when stuff is not spelled out for them. Remember: on dry cleaner bags it says "this is not a toy" ....DUH!

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Yao!
May 28, 2003, 11:34
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Yao! May 28, 2003, 11:34
May 28, 2003, 11:34
 
nice, very nice

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Give a foot a rest
May 28, 2003, 11:33
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Give a foot a rest May 28, 2003, 11:33
May 28, 2003, 11:33
 
I have seen people drive with there foot on the brake pedal like they want to slow down but are passing people on the road.

I think those type of people want to buy new brake shoes sooner or they are rolling in dough for car repairs.

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Thanks for the memories
May 28, 2003, 11:30
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Thanks for the memories May 28, 2003, 11:30
May 28, 2003, 11:30
 
That Big Rock ad competition brought back fond memories of when I used to live in Calgary.

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