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zonereyrie
zonereyrie
Don't be this guy - and don't be *near* this guy.
I just saw something stunning in the forums on SlingCommunity.com.

I really want to say something, but it'd probably just start a flame war. I'm kind of dumbstruck that someone thinks it is a good idea to watch SlingPlayer Mobile on their Treo... WHILE DRIVING!

There is always someone who takes a good thing and turns it into a death trap waiting to happen.

I am in awe of how terrible this concept is.

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Current Location: 42.308929N 71.795328W
I am: stunned
Current Media: quiet

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z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: April 3rd, 2007 06:39 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
And apparently he's using it to get his Fox Noise on, too.

That's just the cherry on top, isn't it?
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 3rd, 2007 06:41 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I think one helps explain the other.
buran From: buran Date: April 3rd, 2007 03:54 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Yeah, good idea until he rear-ends someone and gets sued for using a phone wile driving. I hate fuckwits like him. They should lose their license.
From: desertlover Date: April 3rd, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I have to admit, while I was experimenting with my Car PC, I burned
a recording of the morning's CNN to "listen" to on the commute in.
Luckily, it didn't work very well.

I can see some types of video information being ok and or usefull
while driving - depending on how often and how completely they
take your attention away from the road.

Driving related information, good (instruments and navigation aids)

Entertaining stuff, not good (Bush on Fox News, Survivor, etc.)

Touchscreens are totally bad. The amount of focus it takes to
direct your finger, without any intermediate tactile response,
takes focus away from driving for a very dangerous amount of time.

I can't imagine trying to run slingplayer while driving.
chiieddy From: chiieddy Date: April 3rd, 2007 05:30 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I'm surprised no one has left a comment calling him the dumb fuck he is yet.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 3rd, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I think people are too stunned. Or just too polite and don't want to start a flame war. Someone who thinks that's a good idea is unlikely to be swayed by reason.
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: April 4th, 2007 06:49 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Sounds like the perfect time for Wolfgang Spahn to call someone a choad.
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