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Vrede too wrote:
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I saw that piece about the no driver trucks; they tout them as safer and more reliable than human drivers since the computer does not sleep, eat, or break traffic laws. What they did not mention is what happens when a hacker manages to get access to the truck brain and then takes over, making a high speed maximum whine run into a playground full of kindergarten kids. Better living through integrated circuits.
Even worse is when the robo-cars decide to do it on their own. Picture tens of thousands of malevolent vehicles carrying billions of these:

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:shock: Another Dodge Hellcat leaves cops in the dust. I may have to go to my local Dodge dealer and take one of these for a test drive.
https://www.yahoo.com/autos/dodge-hellc ... 22810.html

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Bugatti gives a modern take on one of its iconic cars from the 30's.
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/bugatti ... 00504.html

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"There's a Jeep Wrangler Dangling Off a Cliff in California After Some Fool Drove Up a Bike Trail"

https://www.thedrive.com/news/36651/the ... bike-trail

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"There's a Jeep Wrangler Dangling Off a Cliff in California After Some Fool Drove Up a Bike Trail"

https://www.thedrive.com/news/36651/the ... bike-trail

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Yeah, I don't think Jeep is going to be using that in any of their ads.

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I've never owned or even driven a four wheel drive vehicle, but the situation shown doesn't appear to me to be too difficult to get out of; the rear wheels are less than a foot lower than the front ones and the vehicle does not appear to be bottomed out anywhere. The driver should have just kept straddling the existing groove in the road. He obviously lost his groove here.

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I'm guessing somebody ran out of nerve.

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I'm guessing somebody ran out of nerve.
That's what I see.
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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I'm guessing somebody ran out of nerve.
That's what I see.
Funny, I'm seeing someone who got smart after being so stupid.

Jeeps have a high center of gravity. Look how steep that slope is. That thing is not being driven off of there by a sane person.

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Maybe they're still in there figuring out what to do and until they run out of beer no decision is imminent. The good thing is they don't have to worry about being pulled over by the cops. If it were me, I'd try to back up and keep backing up.

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Maybe they're still in there figuring out what to do and until they run out of beer no decision is imminent. The good thing is they don't have to worry about being pulled over by the cops. If it were me, I'd try to back up and keep backing up.
Dismantle it and pack it out by mule, or use a helicopter. Bill the idiot owner either way, then seize the Jeep and driver's license.
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neoplacebo wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:30 pm
Maybe they're still in there figuring out what to do and until they run out of beer no decision is imminent. The good thing is they don't have to worry about being pulled over by the cops. If it were me, I'd try to back up and keep backing up.
Dismantle it and pack it out by mule, or use a helicopter. Bill the idiot owner either way, then seize the Jeep and driver's license.
Roll it over the side and call State Farm.
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They got it down. Safely, and without helicopter. SoCal off-roading club. Unbeliveable.

https://www.thedrive.com/news/36730/for ... bike-trail

https://www.thedrive.com/news/36696/tha ... been-saved

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Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:16 am
They got it down. Safely, and without helicopter. SoCal off-roading club. Unbelievable.

https://www.thedrive.com/news/36730/for ... bike-trail

https://www.thedrive.com/news/36696/tha ... been-saved
I appreciate the spontaneous and successful gearhead volunteerism, but the result is also stupidity without consequences. I suspect we’ll never see a public mea culpa from the driver.
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Dismantle it and pack it out by mule, or use a helicopter. Bill the idiot owner either way, then seize the Jeep and driver's license.
Roll it over the side and call State Farm.
Great minds . . .
Your Best and Worst Ideas for Recovering That Jeep Wrangler Stuck on a California Ridge
It's still up there—but you fine folks had some interesting ideas for getting it down.


... Find a Helicopter ...

20 Mule Team

"Looks like someone following their GPS lol. To get down need someone with team of mules that are used to moving logs."

... Why Didn't I Think of That?

"Step 1. Get a crowbar
Step 2. Get on less steep side
Step 3. Use crowbar to pry jeep over more steep side
Step 4. Enjoy"

... The GTA: San Andreas Route

"give it a little push!!!! LOLOLOLOLOL" [Ed Note: There were too many of these to count. Great job, guys.] ...
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Looks like some kind of trump effort to save money.

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Vintage Lincoln cars that were used by president Kennedy to be sold at auction. Damn. I can remember one of my friend's grandmother had one of these Lincolns with the suicide doors; it was a black hardtop. Even as a kid I just knew that sort of car was what was needed and what I wanted.
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1954 Jaguar that sat in a barn for decades to be auctioned.
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/1954-ja ... 00602.html

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