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Windows 7: Do you talk to your Car

11 Oct 2009   #1

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
Do you talk to your Car

Hi there

Listening to BBC R5 whilst working on a computer using vmware esxi (TV in the UK is 99% RUBBISH - mind you its the same nearly everywhere) but the Talk Radio stations (BBC R5L, BBC R4, World service and the private Talk Sport) are OK, the guy from the BBC reckoned that one in 12 drivers in the UK actually talked to their cars and many more even had names for them.

Now I know sitting in a traffic jam on M60 around Manchester or the longest linear Car Park in the world (M25 round London) can induce some pretty strange behaviour but I've never heard of people talking to their cars .

Ah well I suppose it takes all sorts.

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11 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM

It has been known, but not to the extent that this fine fellow goes to.

[ame=""]YouTube - Fawlty Thrashing Car[/ame].

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11 Oct 2009   #3

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Thats almost word for word what I said to my chair ( the blue b*tch ) when the battery died...

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11 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64

Not sure talk is the right word. "Curse" or "Scream" would be more fitting.
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11 Oct 2009   #5

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
Not sure talk is the right word. "Curse" or "Scream" would be more fitting.
Yeah. If that counts, I'm in.
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11 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7™ Home Premium x64/Sony PS3 XrossMediaBar™ FW 3.30/Sony PSP XrossMediaBar™ FW 6.20

My 2007 Mazda3s Sport 5 door talks to me , whenever I turn the ignition the LCD multi-display screen says "HELLO"...

I've been reading on hacks on how to type in new commands and have yet to figure out how... sigh.
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11 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

I talk to my computer....

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12 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 RC

I don't have a name for my car, but I'm pretty sure this one is a boy, cause I do not get along with it sometimes. And whenever I do something bad to it, like parking and hitting the curb, I apologize.

This is just me being crazy and trying to please it so it doesn't break down.

As for computers, it's all obscenities. My only conversation I ever have with it is formatting the hard drive, letting it know it's been bad.
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12 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 (x64), Windows XP (x86), Backtrack 3

I have a 1997 Chevy Tahoe 2DR; I would say in some essence I talk to it. Especially when it gets me out of tight spaces. I think it's a him...
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12 Oct 2009   #10


My car, not the family car, is an audiophile life support system with wheels. I do not talk to it - I bang my head.


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