Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 18 Feb 2017, 19:37

The smaller they are the less you can do with them.....so I am told :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 19 Feb 2017, 06:14

Stickyfinger wrote:The smaller they are the less you can do with them.....so I am told :)


No, small in everything is beautiful in my book. Size and function are in no way inter-dependant.

Maybe because I'm not exactly big myself...

I detest large, unwieldy, bulky, fat, lardy and obese things and is one reason I so dislike modern cars amongst other things that have tended to get large and bulky over the years....
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 19 Feb 2017, 10:00

Who wants Lardy Large, not me.

But if it requires either interaction, touching or viewing to use then there is a minimum size or the item becomes compromised if to small.

Tiny keys on a mobile phone for example ?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 19 Feb 2017, 10:03

It's the exceptions that proves the rules Alasdair ;) Again, when you have little girly hands like me it's not a problem :D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

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Tiny screens then ?.....now tell me you have "little eyes"
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Post by mickeymoon » 19 Feb 2017, 11:27

Stickyfinger wrote:Who wants Lardy Large, not me.

But if it requires either interaction, touching or viewing to use then there is a minimum size or the item becomes compromised if to small.

Tiny keys on a mobile phone for example ?
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I've got quite big clumsy hands but never had a problem typing on a blackberry with a real keyboard. It's much harder on these newfangled Samsung Android things with touch screens even though the keys are bigger.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 19 Feb 2017, 11:58

Stickyfinger wrote:Tiny screens then ?.....now tell me you have "little eyes"


I have decent glasses for that ;)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 19 Feb 2017, 12:21

Then live with a device that supplied limited information in a format that is hard to follow when driving (by changing your glasses when driving ? ), like Track.1 track.2 track.3, I will stick with my Album covers etc as that is safer to use on the move than reading text and be able to carry all of my music as well as using it as a hard drive etc via USB. I maintain text is a terrible format to use when driving, very distracting.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by myglaren » 19 Feb 2017, 12:52

Stickyfinger wrote:Who wants Lardy Large, not me.

But if it requires either interaction, touching or viewing to use then there is a minimum size or the item becomes compromised if to small.

Tiny keys on a mobile phone for example ?
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My old phone was similar to that one and I found it very easy to use. The new, touch-screen one is a nightmare.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 19 Feb 2017, 16:17

Alasdair, when I'm driving I have no need to read what track I'm listening to. My ears tell me all I need to know...

And on the rare occasions I use one. I can see the screen of my (now almost vintage) sat-nav a treat and again, not much need to look and see as some authoritative bint gives me the directions I need :D

Gibbo, that phone is a bit of a blast from the past! Love it! I understand Nokia have restarted production of one its old classic designs for those who want a simple, straightforward phone.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 19 Feb 2017, 17:26

A cracking 42 mile bike ride today across Beds, Bucks and Northants! Great to ride my best bike for a change today - it's been a while as the weather has not been dry enough... I went further than planned but then I always do on a nice day... The finale of the ride was a hard race from Lathbury to the Newport Pagnell town sign with a fellow cyclist hell-bent on beating me - he didn't :D

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 19 Feb 2017, 18:42

CitroJim wrote:Alasdair, when I'm driving I have no need to read what track I'm listening to. My ears tell me all I need to know...


How do you choose a new album/track/artist from the 350 Albums of choice on your player ?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by myglaren » 19 Feb 2017, 18:51

If he's like me, just let the buggers run, they are all good :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 19 Feb 2017, 19:21

Stickyfinger wrote:
CitroJim wrote:Alasdair, when I'm driving I have no need to read what track I'm listening to. My ears tell me all I need to know...


How do you choose a new album/track/artist from the 350 Albums of choice on your player ?


I don't have that many, even at home! I put only around about 300 carefully chosen tracks on my players... I put the whole lot on repeat shuffle ;)

No problem... It looks after itself...
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