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hmm....... not really a "funny" video, but interesting nevertheless.

I thought about posting on advice on weaponry - but since I come from a place that doesn't have a big gun culture, I find the title far too intimidating (yeah, entirely my problem). So I posted here

 
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Wow, Mercedes has a "warning light/icon" to remind you to go to Starbucks!
Our 2002 Audi A4 did a very similar thing; every two hours it wanted us to take a break.

Uhm, no. If I'm on the road in a car, I'm trying to get somewhere and am not inclined to take time-wasting breaks. Oh, and I've brought my coffee with me. :p

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Wow, Mercedes has a "warning light/icon" to remind you to go to Starbucks!

My wife's Kia Niro EV has the same coffee indicator. It is triggered by AI in the telematics, when it thinks that the driver is drowsy. She does not like Starbucks, but does love her coffee...and her car is a caffeine pusher.

Our 2002 Audi A4 did a very similar thing; every two hours it wanted us to take a break.

Uhm, no. If I'm on the road in a car, I'm trying to get somewhere and am not inclined to take time-wasting breaks. Oh, and I've brought my coffee with me. :p

I'm pretty sure that the MFI system (multi-function indicator) used in VW's since the late 1980's also had the programmed two hour break alarms. I vividly remember it on long road trips in my 1988 Mk2 GTI 16V, as well as my Mk3 "GTI" VR6. It was also fun in VWofA's car in the One Lap of America.....
 

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as well as my Mk3 "GTI" VR6.
I'm pretty sure my 1997 (as opposed to your 1995) did not have that "feature". The reason I'm confident it didn't is because I found it novel and annoying in the 2002 A4.

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I'm pretty sure my 1997 (as opposed to your 1995) did not have that "feature". The reason I'm confident it didn't is because I found it novel and annoying in the 2002 A4.

-Uwe-

My former 1996 A4 with maxidot MFD had a rest warning.
It wasn't very informative, it just beeped and showed "2:00" on the MFD.
Then, some 2 hours later it beeped again and showed "4:00". At that time I had no idea what the car is trying to tell me.
I think there would have been enough place to display a more explicit message. :)
 

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Don't you just love these folks who put together adds for dealers: staff member 1) "ok, we got this add listing from Lexus for a brake service promotion , $299.95" ; staff member 2) "what's a brake service" ? ; staff member 1) " I don't know, just get me a picture of something to do with a car" - do a google ; staff member 2) "ok" .
 
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The baggage handlers apparently unloaded the plane before the passengers exited, throwing the balance out of whack. Probably doesn't help that the USC football (American gridiron) team was on-board, and I suspect that the big offensive linemen ride in the back of the plane: :D

https://www.ktvb.com/article/news/l...iday/277-c030a4a5-b556-42ef-9d61-a9506187c141

If the cargo hold was full of the team's road game equipment, it is probably bundled in special aircraft cargo containers for quick load/unloads versus a pile of loose suitcases.....
 
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