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  1. #151
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    Chocolate brown Mini Rolls



    A true classic right there, and a thing of beauty. Six cylinders, DOHC 24 valves, engine is 24" wide! I'd have one of those in a heartbeat. Shame it's hiding behind that ugly pig of a car...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    But that radiator grille made it look like a baby Rolls Royce. And if you were prepared to throw good money after bad you could get a car that talked to you. Might have been an Austin Princess iirc.
    you only got the Rolls Royce grill on the Allegro if you forked out for the Vanden Plas model.

    The talking car was the Austin Maestro but IIRC they scrapped the feature pretty early on due to poor customer feedback. It got on people's nerves, basically.
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    lol.. can imagine folk wouldnt be ready for that then.. maybe not yet
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    The sat nav voice in our Volvo gets right on my wick - she's very polite, says please a lot, but talks way too much and turns down my CD when doing it. A lot like Mrs. P, but without the politeness and saying please bits. And it's only my CDs that get turned down
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

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  5. #155
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    The sat nav voice in our Volvo gets right on my wick - she's very polite, says please a lot, but talks way too much and turns down my CD when doing it. A lot like Mrs. P, but without the politeness and saying please bits. And it's only my CDs that get turned down
    should be a setting to stop that.. it annoys the pish out me too. think i just turned the voice prompt off. it comes up on sreen anyway
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    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    The voice of my Garmin is the same female voice that was used on my old Tom Tom. I don't think it is the same voice as used on my Audi in-car sat nav, but I don't use that - much preferring the Garmin.

    Whoever the voice is - I call her "Mavis".
    Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    The voice of my Garmin is the same female voice that was used on my old Tom Tom. I don't think it is the same voice as used on my Audi in-car sat nav, but I don't use that - much preferring the Garmin.

    Whoever the voice is - I call her "Mavis".
    You should hear what Mavis calls you Her and Doris (the Google Maps lady) compare clients, (and the odd places they're asked to go to) and when they get together they're like two fish wives. I have that on good authority from Derek the iPhone sat nav man.
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

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    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Cables: Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    You should hear what Mavis calls you Her and Doris (the Google Maps lady) compare clients, (and the odd places they're asked to go to) and when they get together they're like two fish wives. I have that on good authority from Derek the iPhone sat nav man.
    It's all fine until that bloke from 'This vehicle is reversing' shows up. He just says the same thing over and over again, drives them mad.
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    Or even worse: "Reversing, Reversing, Reversing, .... "!
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    I'd have one that says "Get back ya bastard, I'll break yer legs!"
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Project Tube Box CD: Marantz CD6006 (UK Edition); Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Musical Fidelity A5 Integrated. Audion Silver Night 300b stereo is enjoying a holiday
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Cables: Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Amptastic Mini One,Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
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