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The adaptive cruise control does not work well on downhill. The speed has to be much more over limit for it to apply the brakes, at least in 2009 Toyota system...It is designed to follow traffic, not the road conditions.
Not sure I even remember 7 years ago
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Old 20.06.2016, 18:10
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Went to the appointment to do biometrics and get my first Swiss passport last Thursday, after 6 p.m. The passport arrived this morning. TIS.

(for future readers, this is being posted on a Monday)
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The adaptive cruise control does not work well on downhill. The speed has to be much more over limit for it to apply the brakes, at least in 2009 Toyota system...It is designed to follow traffic, not the road conditions.
Adaptive cruise control works on any angle in all my cars. It even brings my Audi to a complete halt, if necessary, then brings the car back up to speed once the "obstacle" is cleared.
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Old 20.06.2016, 18:32
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

In an attempt to better integrate my genetically unpunctual self into Swiss society, all my clocks and watches, car included, are set fast so that I have a margin of error built in.

I took my car to the mechanic this morning for the regularly scheduled service. Picked the car up and then drove off to an appointment.

And I was late.

Seems the mechanic reset the car clock to the correct time.

TIS - where need for a 'punctuality margin of error' seems to be inconceivable, and a clock telling incorrect time an anathema.

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Mine is not.
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Mine is not.
Oh well. Perhaps you need a new car?
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Old 20.06.2016, 19:28
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Let the non-VAG people be. Although not sure what I think about your auto
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Let the non-VAG people be. Although not sure what I think about your auto
Not sure what to think?! Let me help you: it's awesome!
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Old 20.06.2016, 19:54
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Engine too small...
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Next you will tell me you have an auto only license...
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Engine too small...
I know. That's why I've replaced the car.
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Next you will tell me you have an auto only license...
You lost me there. Auto as in American-speak? Or automatic? Anyway, neither.
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You lost me there. Auto as in American-speak? Or automatic? Anyway, neither.
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Two council/BLT dudes ( I presume they are because of the orange outfits) are cutting into the concrete around one of the tramlines at our local stop with a massively efficient circular saw.

Neither dude is wearing gloves, eye protectors or ear defenders. The one presumably on "lookout" for pedestrians and trams is smoking. TIS.
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

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Two council/BLT dudes ( I presume they are because of the orange outfits) are cutting into the concrete around one of the tramlines at our local stop with a massively efficient circular saw.

Neither dude is wearing gloves, eye protectors or ear defenders. The one presumably on "lookout" for pedestrians and trams is smoking. TIS.
The second guy is not on the lookout for pedestrians but American tourists. Swiss pedestrians will avoid the work site and carry on have a delightful day. The American tourists will get within 3m, claim a small shard of stone came from the site, collapse on to the ground as if shot by a sniper rifle, seek medical assistance and just have enough time before being taken away in the ambulance to call their lawyer.
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Two council/BLT dudes ( I presume they are because of the orange outfits) are cutting into the concrete around one of the tramlines at our local stop with a massively efficient circular saw.

Neither dude is wearing gloves, eye protectors or ear defenders. The one presumably on "lookout" for pedestrians and trams is smoking. TIS.
So you're not certain they're BLT workers? They could be cross-border concrete thieves!
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Old 21.06.2016, 11:03
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So you're not certain they're BLT workers? They could be cross-border concrete thieves!



It's a trottoirist attack!
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At ten to eight in the morning I'm not certain of much, to be honest! Nah... that would have required more dedication of purpose than I saw.

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Pavement?


Possibly. When we got back LR and I examined the scene... there are now two parallel scored lines down the central bit. Most odd.


It was the lack of gear and the fag that amazed me. In the UK there'd be hard hats, cordoning off and at least three other workers there to "supervise".
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At ten to eight in the morning I'm not certain of much, to be honest! Nah... that would have required more dedication of purpose than I saw.





Pavement?


Possibly. When we got back LR and I examined the scene... there are now two parallel scored lines down the central bit. Most odd.


It was the lack of gear and the fag that amazed me. In the UK there'd be hard hats, cordoning off and at least three other workers there to "supervise".

Vents to let the evil spirits out?


Obviously if you can already post again you didn't give LR sufficient time to properly examine the scene.


Much of the Wetsaw work is done by private contractors. Not sure if you really need eye protection with a wetsaw, and if the other guy is to watch out for a tram coming then I can imagine not wanting to wear ear protection, but the lack of Hi Vis is a bit of a surprise.
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Vents to let the evil spirits out?


Obviously if you can already post again you didn't give LR sufficient time to properly examine the scene.


Much of the Wetsaw work is done by private contractors. Not sure if you really need eye protection with a wetsaw, and if the other guy is to watch out for a tram coming then I can imagine not wanting to wear ear protection, but the lack of Hi Vis is a bit of a surprise.




Ha! Evil spirits, maybe.


She had a damn good look, let me tell you...


It didn't look like a wet saw to me - bits of dust and stuff were flying everywhere. Which is why I was surprised. Doing it at commuter time seemed a bit daft too, but what do I know!
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where is the nearest bank?
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