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For the geeks (comic)

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:53 pm
by Machinate
Are you one of these guys? I am... :oops:

Image

From xkcd

http://xkcd.com/c165.html

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:03 pm
by Spiralgroove
theres a bon jovi song thats in perfect time with my wipers.
it has come on the radio a couple times when ive been driving in the rain.
:?

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:05 pm
by Tone Deft
My windshield wipers are in sync to the Cowboy Junkie's song Sweet Jane.

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:07 pm
by Patch
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

ALL THESE YEARS I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ME!!!

D'you know what?!? I fucking hate when my wipers are out of sync with the radio/CD!!! I sometimes switch 'em off for a split second to get them back in sync!

I know - I'm a sad mo' fo'!!!

(One time, I started to look into getting voltage controlled wipers/indicators that would have the voltage controlled by the tempo of the music on the CD player to keep 'em in time with the muzack...) :oops:

Good lookin' out, Machinate! :wink:

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:37 am
by melocoton
Patch wrote:(One time, I started to look into getting voltage controlled wipers/indicators that would have the voltage controlled by the tempo of the music on the CD player to keep 'em in time with the muzack...)
That's a strangely brilliant idea. Sounds like a job for the Pimp My Ride guys.

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:20 am
by Mike Goodwin
Tone Deft wrote:My windshield wipers are in sync to the Cowboy Junkie's song Sweet Jane.
oh what a fantastic song! recorded right here in my home town :)

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:30 pm
by mikemc
melocoton wrote:
Patch wrote:(One time, I started to look into getting voltage controlled wipers/indicators that would have the voltage controlled by the tempo of the music on the CD player to keep 'em in time with the muzack...)
That's a strangely brilliant idea. Sounds like a job for the Pimp My Ride guys.
Yes, wipers and turn signals synced with beat, and any other beep beep boong warnings synced with beat AND matched to key :) :)

Actually, if the CD/medium in question contained the information digitally, the car would use that to sync/key match, in general, if the CD contained various type of syncing information on a 'phantom track', it could be way value add for other devices that used it.

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:40 pm
by robin
Spiralgroove wrote:theres a bon jovi song thats in perfect time with my wipers.
it has come on the radio a couple times when ive been driving in the rain.
:?
You leave the radio on when they play Bon Jovi?

Are you mad?

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:28 pm
by Sales Dude McBoob
robin wrote:
Spiralgroove wrote:theres a bon jovi song thats in perfect time with my wipers.
it has come on the radio a couple times when ive been driving in the rain.
:?
You leave the radio on when they play Bon Jovi?

Are you mad?
This is acceptable if the song in question is Wanted Dead Or Alive

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:29 pm
by robin
Sales Dude McBoob wrote:
This is acceptable if the song in question is Wanted Dead Or Alive
I don't have to ask the question this time. You are mad.

:)

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:33 pm
by tekaj
I have an SAV and I can stop my back windshield wiper right in the middle....I do that to give some asswipe the finger in back of me.


I like when the lights change on beat...or people walking on beat to my tracks.

very cool

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:37 pm
by Spiralgroove
robin wrote:
Spiralgroove wrote:theres a bon jovi song thats in perfect time with my wipers.
it has come on the radio a couple times when ive been driving in the rain.
:?
You leave the radio on when they play Bon Jovi?

Are you mad?
only if its raining. the wiper thingy makes it very hypnotic

and yes it was "dead or alive"

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:40 pm
by Praetorius
Ok...so we totally know who the DJs in the crowd are.


Wipers -96 BPM
Engine - 140 BPM
Wheels - 120 BPM
Das Ich:Destilat(VNV Nation Remix) - 135 BPM

SOMETHING HAS TO FUCKING GIVE!

Better get the warp markers to your Jetta

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:42 pm
by underhill
The car I laerned to drive on had a variable speed on the wipers. You could dial in the tempo to any speed. But, it had no radio. :(