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Old March 28 2013, 04:45 PM   #16
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I dunno, I can see where he is coming from. Hell, the other day I was going 15-over in the far-left lane on a crowded highway and someone passed me ON THE SHOULDER! Actually he had to pass a couple of other cars before getting back on the highway-proper. Plenty of things you see drivers do everyday can be aggravating. IIRC, Flux lives in SanFran which I suspect has a mountain full of crappy drivers compared to my little suburb,

Small, petty, venting can be "helpful" in many ways, heck we've seen Flux rant here a few times about bad co-workers and customers. Hell, I've thought about getting a dash-cam and posting pictures/videos of people that piss me off in traffic.

Like the countless numbers of people who don't know how to make a left-turn on a solid green/flashing yellow, merge onto the highway, or how to not run a red light.

That's quite the low bar for behavior you've set there, Trekker. "Hey, as long as you're not some crazed sniper firing from a tower, anything goes." Jesus Christ, man.
He's posting videos of drivers that tick him off and commenting about them, I think he's in the clear when it comes to reacting to minor annoyances. Now, if he took their plate number, used civic resources to find the name of the driver of that car and then plastered their name, plate number and make/model of their car with the video. Then he'd go to far. As it is now, he posting videos of dumb people.

Seems like a pretty benign thing. If he has the time/resources to do this what's the harm. It's a venting procedure that works for him.
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Old March 28 2013, 04:48 PM   #17
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Kinda like the "starving kids in Africa" defense. It's not THAT bad, so why complain about anything?

And then we get 20 Trekker rants about utterly innane nonsense that's even less offensive than whatever these drivers were supposed to be doing.
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Old March 28 2013, 04:48 PM   #18
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Those dashcams are cool, your camera phone gives some great quality videos, and that JS clip was just awesome, i wish he was on every night over here.
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Old March 28 2013, 04:52 PM   #19
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Kinda like the "starving kids in Africa" defense. It's not THAT bad, so why complain about anything?

And then we get 20 Trekker rants about utterly innane nonsense that's even less offensive than whatever these drivers were supposed to be doing.
Yeah, it's so funny the way you enjoy so much pissing all over me.
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Old March 28 2013, 04:53 PM   #20
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Like the countless numbers of people who don't know how to make a left-turn on a solid green/flashing yellow, merge onto the highway, or how to not run a red light.
Or people that don't know not to drive when they've been told by a doctor they aren't allowed to drive because they had a seizure. Things like that?

Whatever stupid shit you want to post that other people did, I'm sure you can find someone that can justify what they did in their own mind.

For all we know, the guy that passed you in the shoulder (which is stupid, agree) had a pregnant wife about to give birth in the passenger seat and was wondering why the hell you wouldn't get over...

Not usually a good defense anyway when you admit to breaking the law, and then want to bitch about someone else that was doing it slightly worse than you. What fire were you responding to that had you doing 15 over the speed limit? Why's 15 over perfectly fine, but 20 over and passing you in (hopefully) a safe but stupid manner should get them shamed? And the guy what was doing the speed limit, or 5 over even, was pissed at you that he had to move out of the left lane because you were in such a hurry for some reason...
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Old March 28 2013, 04:55 PM   #21
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none of the videos are entertaining like the crazy russian ones, but it seems like a harmless way to vent annoyance.
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Old March 28 2013, 04:56 PM   #22
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Kinda like the "starving kids in Africa" defense. It's not THAT bad, so why complain about anything?

And then we get 20 Trekker rants about utterly innane nonsense that's even less offensive than whatever these drivers were supposed to be doing.
Yeah, it's so funny the way you enjoy so much pissing all over me.
You seem to enjoy it? Admittedly, my 'give a shit about Trekker's rants' meter has been worn down over the last decade or so. You pretty much broke it when you blew up on me last year and went WAY over the top, so sorry I didn't respond by being your super-best-friend. I saved it, in case you'd like a refresher.

Regardless of any personal history, you deserve to get called on stupid shit just like everyone else. if you post more of it than others, I can't really help that. I don't go seeking you out, I'm just not that into you...
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Old March 28 2013, 05:04 PM   #23
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I dunno, I can see where he is coming from. Hell, the other day I was going 15-over in the far-left lane on a crowded highway and someone passed me ON THE SHOULDER! Actually he had to pass a couple of other cars before getting back on the highway-proper. Plenty of things you see drivers do everyday can be aggravating.
I'm not going to talk about it in detail because I know how well you react to it, but I have a feeling you're going to get a "pot calling the kettle black" response about your own questionable driving history in this thread soon enough. It was certainly a hell of a lot worse than anything seen in those videos.

ETA: Ninja'd!

Small, petty, venting can be "helpful" in many ways, heck we've seen Flux rant here a few times about bad co-workers and customers.
Yes, and those threads always go swimmingly, don't they? What's that thing they say about doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result?

Hell, I've thought about getting a dash-cam and posting pictures/videos of people that piss me off in traffic.
I'm honestly surprised you don't have one already. That is exactly something I would expect you to do.

That's quite the low bar for behavior you've set there, Trekker. "Hey, as long as you're not some crazed sniper firing from a tower, anything goes." Jesus Christ, man.
He's posting videos of drivers that tick him off and commenting about them, I think he's in the clear when it comes to reacting to minor annoyances. Now, if he took their plate number, used civic resources to find the name of the driver of that car and then plastered their name, plate number and make/model of their car with the video. Then he'd go to far. As it is now, he posting videos of dumb people.

Seems like a pretty benign thing. If he has the time/resources to do this what's the harm. It's a venting procedure that works for him.
Thank god you were here to explain to me what he was doing, because I couldn't figure it out from watching the videos an hour ago.

He posted it here looking for feedback. I'm giving him feedback. It's not just the "validate me" forum. I think it's kind of petty and vindictive and that most of the shit in the video is so incredibly minor that it wouldn't even bother me for longer than the span of the incident itself, much less long enough to log it and upload it to YouTube.

No one's saying this is some egregious act on his part that's going to cause anyone serious harm, I'm just saying it's kind of a ridiculous thing to do.

ETA: Plus, he knows photoshop and video editing. He should blur the license plates just in case.
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Old March 28 2013, 05:07 PM   #24
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Like the countless numbers of people who don't know how to make a left-turn on a solid green/flashing yellow, merge onto the highway, or how to not run a red light.
Or people that don't know not to drive when they've been told by a doctor they aren't allowed to drive because they had a seizure. Things like that?

Whatever stupid shit you want to post that other people did, I'm sure you can find someone that can justify what they did in their own mind.

For all we know, the guy that passed you in the shoulder (which is stupid, agree) had a pregnant wife about to give birth in the passenger seat and was wondering why the hell you wouldn't get over...

Not usually a good defense anyway when you admit to breaking the law, and then want to bitch about someone else that was doing it slightly worse than you. What fire were you responding to that had you doing 15 over the speed limit? Why's 15 over perfectly fine, but 20 over and passing you in (hopefully) a safe but stupid manner should get them shamed? And the guy what was doing the speed limit, or 5 over even, was pissed at you that he had to move out of the left lane because you were in such a hurry for some reason...
I was going 15 over because that was going with the flow of the traffic. And passing me going 20 over is fine. Passing me in the shoulder? Not fine since you're not supposed to drive in the shoulder.
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Old March 28 2013, 05:14 PM   #25
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If you want to argue that, not supposed to go 15 over, either. Just because the guy in front of you is ALSO breaking the law doesn't make it legal. You could have moved over a lane and done the speed limit. Enjoy your imaginary distinction between YOUR violation being totally cool and his being horrific, though.

I agree that his is worse, but both are bad, no moral high ground to claim there. Maybe there was an emergency? Or maybe he's just an asshole, no way to know.
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Old March 28 2013, 05:25 PM   #26
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Hitler! Hitler! Nazis! Hitler!

doesn't that end all internet arguements? because you're both having a really boring one

Actually i think the dashcam idea is better as a way to vent than to have a road rage punchup and get arrested or bothering your loved ones with tales of swervy driving at dinner
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Old March 28 2013, 05:38 PM   #27
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Hitler! Hitler! Nazis! Hitler!

doesn't that end all internet arguements?
Depends. What if the person was driving alone, and by extension driving with Hitler, and you posted the video to YouTube because that pissed you off? Then I think the argument can continue.



Actually i think the dashcam idea is better as a way to vent than to have a road rage punchup and get arrested.
Yes, I agree, posting these videos to YouTube is better than becoming a clocktower sniper or getting in a road rage fight. There are any number of felonies and misdemeanors we can list that posting videos to YouTube is better than. I'm not sure really how that's much of a point, though, since my disagreements with Flux on this aside, I don't think there's much danger of him doing either of those things. Whereas he is actually doing the YouTube thing, which is why we're talking about that.
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Old March 28 2013, 06:10 PM   #28
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i think pointing out the venting quality is as equally valid as your feedback upthread which was basically 'i wouldn't have done it so i don't see the point in anyone else doing it'

and now i've started petty arguing :/ i'm beginning to suspect this subject is too boring to actually talk about
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Old March 28 2013, 06:42 PM   #29
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That was essentially the opening comment about the videos: where's teh funny? Lots of effort heckling/shaming people, but without the part where they do something crazy/bad. 1 minute video about a guy that was a couple MPH slow on an on-ramp, figured it out, and then had to wait because someone passed them, then floored it because the ramp ran out. Ok, and..?
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Old March 28 2013, 06:44 PM   #30
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i've not watched the videos but if the car plates are readable to be able to trace the driver/owner isnt there some law about filming someone without thier permisson?.

that's why most business's have signs saying they have cameras up .
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