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rxwine
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September 22nd, 2022 at 7:12:05 PM permalink
When I first looked into VR, programmers were creating simulations of sports and reproducing real world fitness classes.

Why have a typical fitness class in VR with motivational instructor up front when VR participant can actually go to a new sport activity appearing for each new exercise. so Instead of kick to the right, kick to left.... Instead of squats you could be water skiing bouncing over waves. Then Baseball pitching. Then Soccer ball kicking. Then Jumping to block volleyballs instead of just an instructor having you do different moves?

No reason you can't still have a class and instructor, but VR doesn't limit you to just an exercise room.
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September 23rd, 2022 at 12:06:26 PM permalink
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When I first looked into VR, programmers were creating simulations of sports and reproducing real world fitness classes.

Why have a typical fitness class in VR with motivational instructor up front when VR participant can actually go to a new sport activity appearing for each new exercise. so Instead of kick to the right, kick to left.... Instead of squats you could be water skiing bouncing over waves. Then Baseball pitching. Then Soccer ball kicking. Then Jumping to block volleyballs instead of just an instructor having you do different moves?

No reason you can't still have a class and instructor, but VR doesn't limit you to just an exercise room.
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From my understanding, many people quickly get serious motion sickness from VR that simulates moving when confined to a small area.
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September 23rd, 2022 at 1:45:49 PM permalink
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used car prices are way up because of a shortage of new cars due to short supplies in computer chips which has hobbled manufacturing


some highlights of the article re a used car auction:


"As a new car, the Civic would have had a sticker price of around $21,000. But within seconds at the wholesale auction, the two-year-old model, with 4,000 miles, sold for $27,200.

Soon after, a Nissan Rogue fetched what it would have cost new in 2018. A three-year old Toyota Camry with large dents and scratches on its hood sold for $14,200, nearly twice what it would have brought just a few years ago. And a 2015 Kia Sorento sold for $12,600, a staggering amount for a six-year-old car with 83,000 miles."



https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/10/28/used-car-prices-chip-shortage/


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This post is from a year ago and in April 2021 I bought a 2004 Sienna van with 155000 miles on it for $5,000. Right now in my area that van is selling for around $8,000 so a used van a year-and-a-half later has gone up in price substantially. When I was shopping for my van a year-and-a-half ago every dealer I talked to said better hurry up and buy now because everything is going to go through the roof and they were right.
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September 23rd, 2022 at 3:54:35 PM permalink
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This post is from a year ago and in April 2021 I bought a 2004 Sienna van with 155000 miles on it for $5,000. Right now in my area that van is selling for around $8,000 so a used van a year-and-a-half later has gone up in price substantially. When I was shopping for my van a year-and-a-half ago every dealer I talked to said better hurry up and buy now because everything is going to go through the roof and they were right.
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September 23rd, 2022 at 4:04:50 PM permalink
I saw that Toyota has put out a cool edition of the Supra, GR w/ a manual transmissio,: I called the dealer and was told I'd be number 18 on the waiting list and that delivery would be in a year or two.

No thanks.
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September 24th, 2022 at 8:37:03 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

I saw that Toyota has put out a cool edition of the Supra, GR w/ a manual transmissio,: I called the dealer and was told I'd be number 18 on the waiting list and that delivery would be in a year or two.

No thanks.
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I wouldn't wait two years for a Lambo, let alone a Toyota.

It's a ####ing car, people... you're in it, what, like 30-60 minutes a day, tops, for a work commute, if even that long?? Get a life, people.... LOL

If it's not on the lot that day, there's no sale.
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September 24th, 2022 at 8:45:44 AM permalink
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If it's not on the lot that day, there's no sale.



That is not true at all. Dealers like selling ordered cars because they are not charged anything for floor planning and get to keep the usual 60 day floor planning allowance.
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September 24th, 2022 at 9:48:08 AM permalink
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If it's not on the lot that day, there's no sale.



That is not true at all. Dealers like selling ordered cars because they are not charged anything for floor planning and get to keep the usual 60 day floor planning allowance.
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No, I meant that for me, personally... if it's not on lot that day, I'm not going to get on a wait list. I'll just go to another dealership that has a car ready to go.
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September 24th, 2022 at 9:52:16 AM permalink
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If it's not on the lot that day, there's no sale.



That is not true at all. Dealers like selling ordered cars because they are not charged anything for floor planning and get to keep the usual 60 day floor planning allowance.
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No, I meant that for me, personally... if it's not on lot that day, I'm not going to get on a wait list. I'll just go to another dealership that has a car ready to go.
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I have ordered most of my recent cars. I want it to have all of the options that I want, and I refuse to pay for ones that I don't want.
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September 24th, 2022 at 10:01:55 AM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

It's a ####ing car, people... you're in it, what, like 30-60 minutes a day, tops, for a work commute, if even that long?? Get a life, people.... LOL
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Some people like to display their wealth and/or mechanical talents by owning expensive, high maintenance vehicles to bring to gatherings ("Cars & Coffee") to let similarly minded people express joy and adulation. (Some cars are less expensive and more practical than some watches. I get that.)

I, apparently like you, just want to get to the next place with a reasonably low chance of mechanical difficulty, and it would be nice if the air conditioner didn't kick out.

I also used to commute 5 hours a day (but not every day) to and from work, then typically had another 6+ hours of driving around some nights for... let's call it socializing. Some people definitely use a car more than 60 minutes a day.
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