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  • Whizzo 25 Feb 2013 09:03:01 42,760 posts
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    Quite liked the idea of the OAP car but not how long it went on, I thought I'd be collecting my pension before it finished it dragged so much.

    The army monster truck doesn't seem like too practical an idea either, "we can send supplies to the front without risking anyone!" So it gets disabled with a cheap RPG-7 and the enemy gets lots of supplies without risking any of their men either, oh.

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  • X201 25 Feb 2013 09:25:40 14,696 posts
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    Whizzo wrote:
    Quite liked the idea of the OAP car but not how long it went on, I thought I'd be collecting my pension before it finished it dragged so much.

    The army monster truck doesn't seem like too practical an idea either, "we can send supplies to the front without risking anyone!" So it gets disabled with a cheap RPG-7 and the enemy gets lots of supplies without risking any of their men either, oh.
    I suspect it will have a sizeable dollop of self destruct mechanism on it.
  • Whizzo 25 Feb 2013 09:33:32 42,760 posts
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    So the enemy keeps disabling them, they blow up and the supplies still don't get to the front.

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  • nickthegun 25 Feb 2013 09:38:27 55,852 posts
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    Yeah, it would be much better to send soldiers into a situation where trucks keep getting repeatedly blown up.

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  • dsmx 25 Feb 2013 11:16:14 7,412 posts
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    I enjoyed that and I don't get the point of that self driving truck either. If your sending your supplies to troops at the frontline your going to defend them anyway which means you need ground troops so why do you need a self driving truck? The only place this would actually be useful is in areas that are already secure and in those places it's still going to be cheaper to just hire a normal driver.

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  • nickthegun 25 Feb 2013 11:17:53 55,852 posts
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    I really cant see how this is such a difficult concept to understand.

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  • dsmx 25 Feb 2013 11:34:09 7,412 posts
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    IF the trucks keep getting blown up the supplies won't get through either, so what's the point in sending the trucks?

    "If we hit that bullseye the rest of the dominoes will fall like a a house of cards, checkmate." Zapp Brannigan

  • President_Weasel 25 Feb 2013 11:35:08 8,604 posts
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    IEDs blow up a truck full of supplies, send another truck full of supplies. IED blow up a manned truck full of supplies, send another truck full of supplies and start writing letters to widows or grieving parents.
    There's a point to self-driving trucks if they can get them working properly.
  • nickthegun 25 Feb 2013 11:35:39 55,852 posts
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    Im sure they wouldnt keep sending them like a trench war of attrition. Just through places known to be dangerous that may be under fire.

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  • Maturin 25 Feb 2013 11:39:14 2,733 posts
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    You don't have to send the trucks alone.

    Send them with a couple of tanks or some air cover. Supplies in autonomous vehicles yet still protected from attack.
  • spindizzy 25 Feb 2013 11:45:08 6,400 posts
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    Good episode I thought, though elements of the OAP section made me cringe. Also, it WOULD be an episode where they were particularly rude about other countries driving when I introduce the show to a German.

    Still, I enjoyed it (and I can see the point of the army truck and thought it was amazing)
  • dsmx 25 Feb 2013 11:45:45 7,412 posts
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    It doesn't make sense to send a self driving vehicle with laden with critical supplies into a dangerous area without some form of ground support and if it has ground support what's the point in it being self driving?

    "If we hit that bullseye the rest of the dominoes will fall like a a house of cards, checkmate." Zapp Brannigan

  • SClaw 25 Feb 2013 11:48:23 826 posts
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    It's just a technology proving testbed. I doubt it has real world applications as it stands, for the reasons you stated. But that sounds boring, so they invented a story.
  • nickthegun 3 Mar 2013 20:05:11 55,852 posts
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    Hah, in you are face, juankerr.

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  • CharlieStCloud 3 Mar 2013 21:15:18 4,676 posts
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    Quite enjoyable.

    ... really didn't need to spend too much time on the 'make their car their home' part though, seeing as it has been done a fair few times before. Some of the scenery in the last fifteen minutes was breathtaking - Africa is a truly beautiful country.

    Looks like Hammond made the right choice with his car though. Fact.

    Oh and that traffic jam!

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    Edited by CharlieStCloud at 21:18:00 03-03-2013
  • JuanKerr 3 Mar 2013 21:17:01 36,094 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Hah, in you are face, juankerr.
    How could you not love its ugly little face?
  • dsmx 3 Mar 2013 21:21:57 7,412 posts
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    Yeah I really don't get why you wouldn't pick an impreza estate for that kind of trip with those kind of parameters on cars. It's the only intelligent choice.

    "If we hit that bullseye the rest of the dominoes will fall like a a house of cards, checkmate." Zapp Brannigan

  • kentmonkey 3 Mar 2013 22:00:28 20,076 posts
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    dsmx wrote:
    Yeah I really don't get why you wouldn't pick an impreza estate for that kind of trip with those kind of parameters on cars. It's the only intelligent choice.
    I think it's called the 'tv effect'.
  • Bremenacht 3 Mar 2013 22:08:12 15,753 posts
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    Missed the first 25 minutes. How did Clarkson justify the BMW?

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  • kentmonkey 3 Mar 2013 22:12:12 20,076 posts
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    @Bremenacht POWERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    I think that was the justification anyway.
  • BillMurray 3 Mar 2013 22:27:13 7,235 posts
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    Only just started watching but that Imprezza for 1500 is pretty nifty, even if it is the worst shape.

    Edit* Would love that Volvo though.

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  • kentmonkey 3 Mar 2013 22:31:08 20,076 posts
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    I wanted the Impreza.
  • brokenkey 3 Mar 2013 22:44:19 6,802 posts
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    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=578_1362264656

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  • brokenkey 3 Mar 2013 22:46:42 6,802 posts
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    CharlieStCloud wrote:
    Africa is a truly beautiful country.
    Africa is a continent, rather than a country - some of those are total shit-holes.

    Sub-sahara is nice though.

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  • Bremenacht 4 Mar 2013 00:06:37 15,753 posts
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    brokenkey wrote:
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=578_1362264656
    Haha! That's nuts! That's Russia!

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  • Iain815 4 Mar 2013 00:14:40 386 posts
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    Best episode/special in years IMO. Didn't feel forced, beautiful scenery and the banter was hilarious.
  • shamblemonkee 4 Mar 2013 00:14:40 14,039 posts
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa3E03nXfWY

  • Psychotext 4 Mar 2013 10:29:24 52,781 posts
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    That traffic section can't be legit can it? Utterly fucking insane.
  • Blakester 4 Mar 2013 10:38:53 3,347 posts
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    Clarkson's "lesbionics" gag had me in stitches.

    When you can't see the angles on the wall you're in trouble.

  • wogsy81 4 Mar 2013 10:49:32 598 posts
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    Briliant episode last night i thought.

    And that part when jezza seen the hole in his passenger side door genuinely had me laughing.

    Cant wait for next weeks episode.
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