I saw this sign at Tesco. I guess it won’t cause you too many problems if you have two cars, but if you only have one, what do you do? Fill up half your tank in one lane and then go round to the other to fill up the other half? But the pictrogram seems to indicate it has to happen in parallel, so perhaps that wouldn’t be OK?
Phyllis and I haven’t been out driving often yet, so I still tend to see things from the outside. I guess that’ll change soon, so I guess I’d better rant about the misdesign of cars now.
Let’s face it: Basically all one wants to do speed-wise is maintaining the speed, going faster, or slowing down. So why does one need three pedals, a handbrake and a gearstick? As far as I can see, all of this could be done with the vertical part of a joystick or similar, holding it still to maintain the speed, moving it forwards to go faster, and pulling it backwards to slow down (and braking depending on how hard you’re pulling it). Perhaps a activation button would additionally be needed to reverse.
Don’t get me wrong: I do understand why cars were originally designed like they were, but surely computers can be programmed these days to translate the movements of the joystick into the right signals to the engine!
And don’t tell me I just need a car with automatic drive: That seems to be going only half the way, sacrificing some control along it.
I går bestilte jeg et midlertidigt kørekort (provisional driving licence). Jeg indsendte en formular med foto, en check på 38 pund (kr. 422) og mit pas. Jeg håber ikke, de smider passet væk, for ellers kan jeg aldrig mere forlade Storbritannien. 🙁
Når jeg får mit kørekort, har jeg lov til at køre bil, så længe en erfaren bilist sidder ved siden af mig. Jeg har altså ikke været til teoriprøve eller noget som helst, men sådan virker systemet herovre.
Jeg blogger mere, når jeg får kortet (og forhåbentlig mit pas!)…
I just tried to figure out how long time I’ve spent in various countries. Denmark still dominates strongly, but of course I spent 10-11 months there every year till I was 30 (except for the three months in Germany and the one year in Georgia).