You gotta be kidding, right?????


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  1. kbayer

    kbayer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Do they have a section here on the forums for "Absolutely Insane"?
    I know that this is off-topic, but since there are quite a few iPad fans that frequent this board because they love them some Droid just as much,
    I had to post this video for their (and your) viewing pleasure.

    Watch, and be amazed... :eek:

    (no idea why it posts twice)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdAkKKxOvu4&feature=related
     

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  2. grainysand

    grainysand Well-Known Member

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    The ****? Is that, like, an automobile accident waiting to happen? Death by iPad?
     
  3. megaera

    megaera Well-Known Member

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    Nonono, you are missing the point. This is absolutely genius! It must be backed by the shadowy but powerful NSC (which claims to be the National Safety Council, but is really the Natural Selection Committee.) This is a bold move to encourage autodarwination. Obviously, the NSC has decided that they can bleach out the genepool with some strategically placed iPads...

    As always I'm mostly awed and a tiny bit frightened by the lengths the NSC will go to in their drive to cull the slow and unwary...
     
  4. nstallion

    nstallion Well-Known Member

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    I wonder how long until someone gets in a fender bender and the air bag gives them what will be termed "ipad face" - an injury that forcefully imbeds bits of broken plastic and toxic chemicals from the screen into their face.

    Also note that if you have an ipad you obviously don't need to look at your speedometer.
     
  5. djkeller3

    djkeller3 Well-Known Member

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    Fanboy here (and Droid-lover)... even I have to agree with this. Sometimes the obvious needs to be stated.
     
  6. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Well-Known Member

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    As a firefighter I've been very vocal in the past against those who text and drive. This is, by far, the most egregious offense of recklessness outside the parameters of driving while impaired. To even present this as acceptable is disgusts me. I don't care what business you are in, or how important your emails are, this will directly result in the loss of life and that is always unacceptable.
     
  7. SinfulDragon

    SinfulDragon Well-Known Member

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    It seems obvious to me you didn't watch the video at all.
    around 30s - you can do things like read and NOT BE DISTRACTED IN ANY WAY.

    He is after all a professional don't ya know.
     
  8. Pfilly

    Pfilly Well-Known Member

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    Hate to see the airbag go off. Impending lawsuit anyone?
     
  9. wricks

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    The problem as I see it is not the safety of the driver reading the iPad. If you install one of those in your own vehicle you have decided that you WILL be involved in a car crash that is your fault. Only a matter of time. My concern is for those in other vehicles who will also be unintentionally involved in the personal gene pool cleansing of the iPad driver.

    I'm betting that the rate of rearend fender-benders will skyrocket as well.

    That being said, does the company offer a mount for the Droid? (insert sarcastic laugh here):D

    As I have said on many car fourms:

    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, HANG UP AND DRIVE.
     
  10. zebroid1

    zebroid1 Member

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    This has to be a joke.
     
  11. nstallion

    nstallion Well-Known Member

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    I used to work in auto insurance and was disgusted by the lack of respect people had for the giant metal killing machines they were driving around in.

    People who were quite blatantly not paying attention and rear ended someone still thought it wasn't their fault because they "didn't see them" or "they slammed on their brakes for no reason" (other than the stopped car/red light/pedestrian in front of them).

    On more than one occasion I took a claim from a person who just rear ended the shit out of like 3 other people and had minimum coverages. I didn't say anything at the time because it wasn't my job but I'm sure they put people in the hospital and ruined their own lives because they'd be paying for the damage and injuries for years to come.
     
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    micp1480 Well-Known Member

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    I have no words for this, I believe all the negativity I can possible say about this, has been already expressed. I have enough do do as a Paramedic with all the stupidity out here, that I don't need any more.


    MICP 1480
     
  13. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga VIP Member

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    I think for creating this stupid thing this guy should be forced to have his airbag set off while having his ipad on the steering wheel and him in the drivers seat.
     
  14. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA VIP Member

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    Yo dawg, we heard you like browsing experiences, so we put a iPad on your steering wheel, so you can scroll while you roll.
     
  15. megaera

    megaera Well-Known Member

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    That is why I said I was a little afraid...The NSC's quest to weed can often be seen as using a broad spectrum herbicide.
     
  16. megaera

    megaera Well-Known Member

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    And for the more despairing of those reading this thread, I suppose I should point out that this, is, in fact, a joke. If you go to the website, there's a "endorsement" from Stanley Milgram (otherwise known as the scientist who did the "obedience to authority" experiment where people shocked their peers just 'cause they were told to do so.) The website is hilarious, as they talk about the patents under which it's protected (click on the link, funny, I promise.) You'll also notice that they claim to be unable to meet the demand and are thus not shipping.
     
  17. bowerman

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    Living in southern california, it will only be a matter of time before i see one of these driving next to me.... lol
     
  18. nstallion

    nstallion Well-Known Member

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    Heh for sure. People around here will do anything to avoid having to actually pay attention to driving.
     
  19. Doubledee90

    Doubledee90 Well-Known Member

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    Closed course? really? because it looked like a neighborhood. This has to be a joke, there is no way this will ever..EVER hit the market!
     
  20. nstallion

    nstallion Well-Known Member

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    The patent they link to for their product is something akin to duct tape lol. My verdict is this has to be a joke. This guy is a professor of psychology so this is probably some sort of experiment to see either A) How angry he can make people or B) How many people are stupid enough to actually want to buy this product.

    I will however say that it would not shock me one bit if someone tried to market a product like this legitimately and if people actually tried to buy it.
     
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    kg6epf Well-Known Member

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    Love the quote.. "You really probably shouldn't be reading on a turn anyways"

    Almost spit my coffee across the room.
     
  22. square

    square Well-Known Member

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    why would i need this...i have a 26" flip down lcd mounted to my visor.
     
  23. kbayer

    kbayer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    LOL, yeah, and good to know that if the car goes into a roll, you probably won't be able to continue reading due to the sensitivity of the iPad's accelerometer. If you land upside down, the screen will inconveniently keep the image right-side-up. This shows an inexcuseable lack of field testing on Apple's part.
     
  24. icecold

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  25. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

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    Joke

    "whats the last thing to go through this guys mind when he crashes"

    punch line

    "his ipad"

    rim shot here
     

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