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Old 09-22-2017, 01:15 AM   #23881
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 Well yeah, but you kind of expect that from kids. You do not expect them to fight with all the means at their disposal to avoid eating their sausage and get more bread instead.
You don't? Sausage is often fairly strongly flavored, and bread is fairly neutral. If a kid is going to hate sausage, he'll likely *hate* it, and I certainly remember that I went to physics-defying and otherwise illogical measures to avoid foods I hated.
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:24 AM   #23882
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 There's entirely too much blinky crap in this car.
Aha. You've encounter the Nannymobile trend.

Honestly, the best cars were made in the late '80s and early '90s. They've got just enough computer systems aboard to allow them to get respectable fuel economy, but not so much that they require several years of education to understand what's wrong, let alone to fix it.
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:51 AM   #23883
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You don't? Sausage is often fairly strongly flavored, and bread is fairly neutral.
Well, I didn't. He's literally the only kid I know that doesn't like sausage, and one of only a few I know that actually likes bread.
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:37 AM   #23884
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 Aha. You've encounter the Nannymobile trend.
I don't want to miss the simple electronic stuff in my car - what can be described by a simple "if - then" is fine for me.

Like: When it gets dark, automatically turn on the lights.
Or: When it rains, turn on the wipers.
Or: If I drive faster than 130 km/h in Denmark, tell me before the police does.

if it is so simple, its a waste of a good human brain to not let a bit of silicium do that... No need for a Butlerian Jihad.
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:39 AM   #23885
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:31 PM   #23886
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 Butlerian Jihad.
You know you're geek when you know what this means without looking it up...
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