My God people, a little ribing is OK, but you people are outright thread crapping here. Just because one person makes an *** of himself doesn't mean the rest of you have to jump in and fill the man's post with crap. I'm ashamed of all of you, I never seen this type of stuff on this board.
blurp, while I might not like your lcd location, the rest looks cool.
The best form of security is 5% window tint. :D
If they can't see it, the won't know it's there.
too bad 5% is illegal in most states :(
My windows are legal-limit tinted. Unfortunately, that's not very dark any more. So you can see right through them, even at night when there's a little light nearby.
Mine have been tinted illegally since '97.
If a cop pulls you over, roll them down. In Texas, they can't legally make you roll them back up. ;D
Nice install. I understand why you did the monitor that way and I believe that it looks fine. All setups should be "setup" to the users needs. That's what it is all about.
Thanks, acebrooks44, I certainly like it. I jsut got back from vacation in the Smoky Mountains, and the carputer performed like a champ. We drove all around the mountains and never once wondered where we were or 'where does this road go?' Even an hour deep into the national park, where there's no hope for cell phone reception, the GPS only cut out in tunnels. We actually found a lot of great shortcuts around the thick traffic in Pigeon Forge. We were taking 2 minutes to get places that normally would have taken 10-15 minutes of waiting in traffic every other time we've gone there. Every time my kids got restless (especially while my wife was shopping in the outlet malls), I cranked up one of their DVD's and they quitened right down. This carputer really made vacation a much more enjoyable experience. And I've got a couple dozen GPS logs from Delorme that play back like a VCR on the map up to 50X the regular speed of driving them.
Nothing wrong with his install...atleast he done his project and enjoying it and most importantly the man is happy. As you can see his driving life has been tranformed into a new experience :)
Its funny how people start pointing out his spelling mistakes though, maybe his english is not his first language. But hey maybe he speak 2 and not one. I see alot of native speakers and still hardly get it right.
But seriously if you cant understand that he meant "FORUM" from "FORM" or cant spot spelling mistake or grammar then I guess the person reading it dont have much common sense ;)
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Hands up if you understood that :D
Dont flame...just a thought :)
That's the spirit! It really amuses me how eager some people are to jump on me or others about the way we spend our hard-earned money. I have also looked at a lot of carputers over the years. I've seen a lot of things that I didn't like. But instead of bashing, I just made mental notes of what I did or didn't want to do.
I applaud everyone who undertakes a task like putting a computer in a car. It takes guts to tear into $2000 worth of computer parts and many thousands more worth of a car, just to go that extra step beyond the rest of the crowd.
The major auto makers should wake up and stop putting wimpy little navigation systems in their cars. Instead, build an open-architecture computer into their vehicles and let the consumer decide what software to run on it.