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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    23 Jun '05 02:03
    So why is it when you are driving in the rain, no matter how many
    times, you look at your windshield wipers and those around you,
    non of them is going at the same rate, forget intermittant, thats
    adjustable. I mean the low or high setting, why aren't SOME
    of them going at the same rate?
  2. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    23 Jun '05 15:35
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    So why is it when you are driving in the rain, no matter how many
    times, you look at your windshield wipers and those around you,
    non of them is going at the same rate, forget intermittant, thats
    adjustable. I mean the low or high setting, why aren't SOME
    of them going at the same rate?
    I thought I posted a response to this yesterday, but I was obviously too drunk to follow through...

    I can guarantee that some of them are going at the same rate by making two assumptions.
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    23 Jun '05 22:00
    Originally posted by PBE6
    I thought I posted a response to this yesterday, but I was obviously too drunk to follow through...

    I can guarantee that some of them are going at the same rate by making two assumptions.
    Well if you consider all the cars on the road at once, maybe one in
    Anchorage would be synched with one in Miami if there was rain in
    both cities at the same time and they were both driving but I mean
    why not in your own immediate vicinity, cars in front, back or side?
  4. 23 Jun '05 22:36
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Well if you consider all the cars on the road at once, maybe one in
    Anchorage would be synched with one in Miami if there was rain in
    both cities at the same time and they were both driving but I mean
    why not in your own immediate vicinity, cars in front, back or side?
    Presumably it must be incredibly unlikely.

    Two people have to have cars with the same speed wipers, switch them on at exactly the same instant, keep them on, drive near each other, and one of them has to notice. That's a lot of coincidences.
  5. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    23 Jun '05 22:45
    Originally posted by iamatiger
    Presumably it must be incredibly unlikely.

    Two people have to have cars with the same speed wipers, switch them on at exactly the same instant, keep them on, drive near each other, and one of them has to notice. That's a lot of coincidences.
    I don't mean THAT synched, just close. It seems never to happen.
    If you drive by someone or am stopped next to someone I consider
    it close enough if they are just at the same speed, regardless
    of where each of them is in its cycle. One up the other down, but
    repeat that, they are in sync. I have seen where they kind of
    go together but it gets out of sync after a couple three swipes.
  6. 23 Jun '05 22:54 / 1 edit
    Maybe the vipers don't hold a constant speed? Admittedly it seems pretty regular, but is it?
  7. 23 Jun '05 23:23 / 2 edits
    I think once they're off(set) they deviate (unsynch?) quickly. Maybe like biking behind someone and trying to get the same rotation without getting closer or further behind.
  8. Standard member Alcra
    Lazy Sod
    24 Jun '05 14:31
    A similar (but more noticeable) thing with indicators (blinkers, signal lights or whatever the local word is for the the orange light that you use to indicate the direction you are turning in).

    When you look at said light in the cars in front of you, you will notice that one will "catch up" with another.

  9. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    24 Jun '05 15:29
    Originally posted by Alcra
    A similar (but more noticeable) thing with indicators (blinkers, signal lights or whatever the local word is for the the orange light that you use to indicate the direction you are turning in).

    When you look at said light in the cars in front of you, you will notice that one will "catch up" with another.

    that would be "turn signals" at least here in the USA. Same thing,
    nobody in sync there either.