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Machinate
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Post by Machinate » Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:53 pm

Are you one of these guys? I am... :oops:

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From xkcd

http://xkcd.com/c165.html
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Post by Spiralgroove » Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:03 pm

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.
:?

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Post by Tone Deft » Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:05 pm

My windshield wipers are in sync to the Cowboy Junkie's song Sweet Jane.

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Post by Patch » Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:07 pm

: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:

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Post by melocoton » Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:37 am

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.

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Post by Mike Goodwin » Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:20 am

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 :)

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Post by mikemc » Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:30 pm

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.

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Post by robin » Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:40 pm

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?

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Post by Sales Dude McBoob » Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:28 pm

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

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Post by robin » Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:29 pm

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.

:)

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Post by tekaj » Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:33 pm

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
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Post by Spiralgroove » Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:37 pm

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"

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Post by Praetorius » Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:40 pm

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

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Post by underhill » Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:42 pm

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. :(

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