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Condor
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Just the other day I got back from getting an extra monitor.. and just when I came back home, some older lady that also lives in this residence came to me, all panicked because her left car lights wouldn't turn off. So she asked me whether I could fix it, because I'm a man and therefore technical... Yeah.

Told her I don't know anything about cars (I don't even have a driver's license), and she should ask someone else.. but she kept clinging on to me and eventually I figured.. screw it, how hard can it be?

Got to her car, yada yada yada.. lady opens the door, and it's full of fucking buttons everywhere! No fucking way that I'm gonna dabble with those. So, do the easiest thing first.

"Ma'm, could you please turn on the car?"
*Turns car on, all lights light up*
๐Ÿค” Fair enough...
"Hmm.. and what happens if you turn it off now?"
*Turns car off, all lights go off*

Lady: "I've got no idea how you've done it but thank you so much, you're an angel!! ๐Ÿ˜Š"
Me: "Well.. ๐Ÿ˜… let's just say that turning it on, off and back on again works at least 90% of the time..."

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  • 21
    Those are probably waiting/parking lights, they're there to let people know you're parked at the side of the road.. but I like the way you handled that... lol
  • 4
    @xewl now that you mention it ๐Ÿค” but wouldn't that be the orange lights? In that case it was the red and white lights, really weird.. I thought it was in some kind of "undocumented state" tbh ๐Ÿคจ
  • 5
    @Condor more like half dimmed, but it can be white on the front and red behind: so you know you're coming up to or behind of the car ;) /no-license-either/
  • 3
    @xewl come to think of it, the lights were not too bright, so that'd make sense actually. I didn't know that this lighting mode had a meaning, thanks for explaining ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  • 3
    @Condor Walked past a few in my life ;) I guess it's triggered by a light sensor even ;) won't drain too much battery afaik. Safety first though โœ“
  • 4
    If you leave the blinker in an active position, those will stay on even if you remove the keys, but most cars have epc so they shut it off before the battery gets empty.
  • 2
    me: My PC is on fire.
    IT Guy: Please restart your PC and let me know :P
  • 3
    @iSupportThanos PC: I am inevitable
  • 3
    @xewl & @Condor
    Can confirm @ganjaman 's argument.

    The yellow ones would indicate an activity, therefore they're called warning and indication lights.

    The white and red ones are position and view field lights.
    They can be activated one-sided for marking a car parking a little more exposed or in potentially difficult areas.
  • 2
    @scor fun fact i had to bribe my doctor to not put "colorblind" on my report card, else i couldnt get a drivers license
  • 3
    @ganjaman
    Sweet!
    Business Doctor ='D

    I believe there are algorithms to cope with color blindness.

    Clearly the traffic light orientation, but I can not imagine the obstacles people might have solved or worked around.

    Humen somehow are amazing.
  • 0
    @xewl haha, IT guy : And I will "restart you" :D
  • 1
    @iSupportThanos that, and I'll make the girls from the 7th floor dislike you ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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