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Izerous

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I do like the idea of lights working more like traction control. Defaults to on and to turn it off have to press and hold a button for several seconds.
 

sswilson

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I was thinking about this after our short discussion. I cannot think of a reason why "Off" would even be an option if you have automatic ones. Even if the sensor gets stuck "On" other than looking like an idiot with your lights on in the middle of the day I can't think of a safety reason why that would be bad. Dusk maybe? If it fails off you can still manually turn them on.
I use the "off" position on my Impala while I'm waiting for my better half to finish a late shift... I park facing the store's exit door and don't want to blind folks as they come out.

The Impala's system is pretty much the way Sagath described... I can turn it off while in Park, but the system turns them back on as soon as I shift out of park.
 

Entz

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I use the "off" position on my Impala while I'm waiting for my better half to finish a late shift... I park facing the store's exit door and don't want to blind folks as they come out.

The Impala's system is pretty much the way Sagath described... I can turn it off while in Park, but the system turns them back on as soon as I shift out of park.
That makes sense, though you shouldn't be idling :p /hides


I do like the idea of lights working more like traction control. Defaults to on and to turn it off have to press and hold a button for several seconds.
Yeah that is not a bad idea actually.
 

LegendMask

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Yeah. This is normal as mentioned before. I have had several cars with Auto now and they all do this. Its just hysteresis for shadows. If it was uber sensitive every tree you drove under would kick them on then off then on then off and you would essentially be flashing other drivers which has meaning... or should (not that people do it much anymore).

I actually find the Mazda system can be a bit over sensitive lol. I guess it depends on what your doing. We don't have tunnels here.
On the topic of it depends on what you are doing, if I stop the Mazda at a stop light and say I engage the e-brake and put the gear on neutral the daylight led turns off completely.


We have a Mercedes as well and it doesn’t turn on every time we go under a tree, on the other hand when entering the same tunnel it lights up almost instantly and works perfectly as intended.

But Mercedes doesn’t give you the option to turn off the headlights at night, even when parked and e-brake is engaged.

The light switch in it, has one use only, and its if you want to turn on the headlights during the day, and that’s it.
 

KaptCrunch

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Heh, I guess Canada Post is just messed up nation-wide then...

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On Dec 4 it was at the usual place where it would then say "out for delivery" as the Scarborough depot is the closest to me. Instead they decided to send it out to Oshawa where it's remained now...

Thankfully I don't need this order at the moment as it's just some cables, but it will be funny if the SFP modules from China arrive before this does.
Its Santa mail disruppting the carriers not enough elves
 

Mr. Friendly

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just came down with a cold...probably got it from the wife, who likely got it from the son-in-law who's recovering from pneumonia.

odd thing...it took almost a week for my wife to show symptoms and sound like she has a cold. me, it was overnight...throat was tingling when I went to bed and woke up with a full blow cold.

I think I may do something I haven't done in decades...have a bath. hate the thought of 'stewing in my own juices' so have had showers for as long as I can remember!!!
 

Shadowmeph

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just came down with a cold...probably got it from the wife, who likely got it from the son-in-law who's recovering from pneumonia.

odd thing...it took almost a week for my wife to show symptoms and sound like she has a cold. me, it was overnight...throat was tingling when I went to bed and woke up with a full blow cold.

I think I may do something I haven't done in decades...have a bath. hate the thought of 'stewing in my own juices' so have had showers for as long as I can remember!!!
hehe "I think I may do something I haven't done in decades...have a bath" Wow that s a long time without a bath I usually bath then shower off quickly maybe watch it though because bathing can increase the temperature of your body . I read somewhere that most sickness that we call colds are not they are actually from virus's that have nothing to do with the common cold like a dirty counter then someone puts food on it or a person that has a virus coughs in there hands gets in a elevator or opens a door at a mall other people touch what they could then ich there eye or touch there mouth catch the virus. I hate being sick especially when the head gets stuffy and then I cant breath through my nose eyes clog up a little yuk it sucks when working I use the alcohol things at the door the issue is I think that people think that I am drinking on the job lol
 

Mr. Friendly

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hehe "I think I may do something I haven't done in decades...have a bath" Wow that s a long time without a bath I usually bath then shower off quickly maybe watch it though because bathing can increase the temperature of your body . I read somewhere that most sickness that we call colds are not they are actually from virus's that have nothing to do with the common cold like a dirty counter then someone puts food on it or a person that has a virus coughs in there hands gets in a elevator or opens a door at a mall other people touch what they could then ich there eye or touch there mouth catch the virus. I hate being sick especially when the head gets stuffy and then I cant breath through my nose eyes clog up a little yuk it sucks when working I use the alcohol things at the door the issue is I think that people think that I am drinking on the job lol
colds are viral and when you have a cold you are usually running a slight temperature. keeping warm and drinking hot fluids and such raises your temperature and makes it easier on the body to fight the bug as its not working on running the temperature as hard.

until I moved to Vancouver suffered from serious respiratory issues every winter...so I'm very fluent in how to deal with stuff like colds / pneumonia / bronchitis / strep etc.
 

Shadowmeph

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what works for me is to dress warm and open all my windows so my place is cold ( my place for allot of people is always cold accept for summer time) but I am warm maybe the fresh air not sure but if I bath and raise my body temperature I seem to get worse and it lasts longer. the bad thing for me about this area Vancouver Fraser valley is that it is moist .
 

Prickly007

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Apparently it takes London Drugs nine days and counting to transfer stock from one location to another within Metro-Vancouver. Assuming, of course, my floor model was not sold to someone else.
 

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