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Rant Thread - What really grinds your gears?

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  1. LV426

    LV426 I say we take off and nuke this place from orbit
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    How do you tackle this one then? :D

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    Happily FORMER Dallas driving warrior. I've been gleefully happy to be back home, where I belong, in Southern California since 2006. Haven't been run off the road a single time! :D
    Yep. I've been to Houston. *sigh*
    Chaotic is one thing, downright mean aggressive is quite another!
     
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    We must be driving in different parts of LA! I routinely see turn signals--and always make sure to honor them.
     
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    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
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    Boston is both agressive and mean. Add in several one way streets that lead you away from your destination, non-synchronized traffic lights, and a bunch of cabbies and uber drivers it 0 F's to give, and it is fantastic.

    I see you folks (and me) complaining about people not using their blinker, using it after initiating a change in direction, ir forgetting it on altogether. There is another class of blinker. The Boston Blinkah. It signals that the person is making that lane change or turn. PERIOD. They aren't going to look. They aren't going to yield. They are driving a POS taxi/uber/MBTA bus/airport limo/contractor van, etc. They will drive into you, over you, or through you, but they will make that turn. It is mostly found in gridlock traffic or heavy merge traffic like getting into the Ted Williams tunnel outside of Logan.
     
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    first of all I heard people in swindon smoked crack. There are 2 others I've heard of that have 7 joined circles but I thought it was a myth.


    anyway - depending on the height of the curbs - and what I was driving at the time (because let's face it in a rental I'm liable to do nearly anything.) I might decided to just rollup though the middle and pick my turn. :D
     
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    respon .....
     
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    I used to work in Swindon, and know The Magic Roundabout very well indeed.

    Some roundabouts in China are more fun though.
     
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    Are they even marked?
     
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    I like Yes's Roundabout
     
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    Maybe it's more sort of, optional? :p
     
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    Authors I haven't read yet but know of, dying before I've read their work.

    I bet Vonda N. McIntyre had some male pen-names.
     
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    No...no...cover my ears, my brain...I couldn't stand that song because it got played endlessly...brain, think of something else to hum now... ugh...
     
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    :p
     
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  14. LV426

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    You just inspired me to dig through my Yes collection. They don't write songs like that any more.
     
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    Sorry, babe... I feel the same way about Skynyrd, .38 Special, AC/DC, Metallica--- depending on the local radio market, the airwaves were saturated with local bands/favorites to the point where I can't listen to them anymore.

    One reason (commercials are the other, main reason) I do not listen to radio anymore.
     
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    Which is why we have SiriusXM streaming the majority of the time in the house. Traditional radio broadcasting is almost unlistenable anymore.
     
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    Yeah, I tried SiriusXM... every five-ten minute they are compelled to advertise their own sh*t. No thank you.

    It's Mr. USB drive for me.
     
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    I hear you! I was living in the south when Skynyrd and Allman Brothers were getting played a lot. Ugh.

    There are many bands I just can't listen to any more due to over-saturation. Pity, too, because some I really liked.
    I used to listen to the radio a lot, including while driving to/from work. I almost never listen now.
     
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    I have Sirius in my car. I can't stand listening to the radio. My favorite station used to be the world famous KROQ. I haven't tuned in them for years now. I really like Sirius even with the same commercials, they are definitely not as bad as regular radio breaks are. I just tune in to another channel and go back and forth when needed.
     
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    Oh, KROQ. :D

    And KLOS, when Mark and Brian ruled the airwaves.

    Do you remember KLSX? Classic rock at its finest.
     
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    I was living out-of-state and missed KQLZ completely.

    KLSX was amazing. Its selection included a lot of deep cuts--obscure, little-known tracks from famous artists/albums. It was refreshing! You couldn't get sick of listening; you could have it on all day and it wasn't repetitious. *sigh*
     
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    Sirius subscriber here. I'm an oldies and classic rock sort of guy so there is a lot to listen to on XM. I stream their tunes daily at work and PC at night. Each channel becomes a bit repetitive so it takes a bit of switching about but I can't stand commercial radio anymore. Sirius is a decent alternative. Their new XTRA channels are excellent and can only be heard via streaming and / or a newer receiver. Very little to zero XM plugs and many channels no DJ.
     
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