Pelican Parts
Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   Pelican Parts Forums > Miscellaneous and Off Topic Forums > Off Topic Discussions


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 3 votes, 1.00 average.
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Registered User
 
motion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Mid-life crisis, could be anywhere
Posts: 10,372
The latest hot trends thread

Getting a bit older, I am afraid of being passed by. I like to stay on top of things by reading online every day, but sometimes its tough to get the overall picture of things.

Might be useful for us to share what's new in the world that seems to have legs. Thoughts?

Some hot things happening these days:

Everyone is buying Airbnb properties LOLOL

Cryptocurrency. May have peaked? I got in about a month ago and it seems pretty quiet lately. Volatile, for sure, but seems to have reached critical mass.

Vlogging - Everyone seems to have a Youtube channel these days. I find that to be fascinating. This space will get tougher to get into and succeed.

School shootings

What's going to be HUUUUUUGE going forward?
__________________
'95 993 C4 Cabriolet
Bunch of motorcycles
Old 02-23-2018, 10:03 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
White and Nerdy
 
Tervuren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: South of Charlotte N.C.
Posts: 10,392
Garage
Well, if you want a good place to start look up cultural population trends, then figure that what is part of the cultures that are shrinking won't be trending some day.
Old 02-23-2018, 10:12 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
least common denominator
 
scottmandue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: San Pedro,CA
Posts: 22,369
Electric self driving motorcycles.
__________________
1995 Miata Sold
1984 944 Sold
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Old 02-23-2018, 10:14 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #3 (permalink)
Formerly bb80sc
 
Vipergrün's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Hollywood Beach, CA
Posts: 4,164
I predict a move away from swallowing Tide laundry pods to smoking tampons. Stock up now!

https://www.dariennewsonline.com/news/article/Health-experts-warn-about-Tide-Pod-challenge-12631534.php
__________________
Cheers
-Brad
Porsche-less
2017 Mazda CX5
Old 02-23-2018, 10:16 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #4 (permalink)
least common denominator
 
scottmandue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: San Pedro,CA
Posts: 22,369
Marijuana... no seriously, if I had $$$ I would be investing in that.
__________________
1995 Miata Sold
1984 944 Sold
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Old 02-23-2018, 10:24 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
motion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Mid-life crisis, could be anywhere
Posts: 10,372
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottmandue View Post
Marijuana... no seriously, if I had $$$ I would be investing in that.
Marijuana is huge. I was talking to a guy in commercial real estate the other day and he was saying that fringe industrial is HUGE right now. *Just* far enough away from town to keep a low profile.
__________________
'95 993 C4 Cabriolet
Bunch of motorcycles
Old 02-23-2018, 10:31 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 2,680
I own a few shares of Canadian pot stocck
Old 02-23-2018, 10:41 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #7 (permalink)
Counterclockwise?
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Keswick, Ontario
Posts: 2,143
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sooner or later View Post
I own a few shares of Canadian pot stocck
The stock is harsh and you don't get a buzz from it. Go with the buds.
__________________
Rod
1986 Carrera
2001 996TT
A bunch of stuff with spark plugs
Old 02-23-2018, 10:49 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #8 (permalink)
least common denominator
 
scottmandue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: San Pedro,CA
Posts: 22,369
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sooner or later View Post
I own a few shares of Canadian pot stocck

Where do you buy that?
I don't have the $$$ to set up a growing or retail situation.
__________________
1995 Miata Sold
1984 944 Sold
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Old 02-23-2018, 11:07 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 2,680
Quote:
Originally Posted by 911 Rod View Post
The stock is harsh and you don't get a buzz from it. Go with the buds.
Crushed seeds are the worst
Old 02-23-2018, 11:14 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 2,680
Aphqf. It has had a good run over the last couple of years. Down about 50% over the last few months

I use Scottrade
Old 02-23-2018, 11:18 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #11 (permalink)
The Stick
 
RKDinOKC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Someplace Safe?
Posts: 16,071
Garage
The tech for ID braclets and rings that keep your credentials, privileges, and authenticate things for you.

Disneyland uses them, only a matter of time for the technology will be more wide spread.
__________________
Richard aka "The Stick"
94 928GTS 5 speed
05 Cayenne Turbo
Old 02-23-2018, 11:38 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #12 (permalink)
 
Registered User
 
motion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Mid-life crisis, could be anywhere
Posts: 10,372
Quote:
Originally Posted by RKDinOKC View Post
The tech for ID braclets and rings that keep your credentials, privileges, and authenticate things for you.

Disneyland uses them, only a matter of time for the technology will be more wide spread.
Why can't a smartphone do all those things?
__________________
'95 993 C4 Cabriolet
Bunch of motorcycles
Old 02-23-2018, 11:57 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #13 (permalink)
The Stick
 
RKDinOKC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Someplace Safe?
Posts: 16,071
Garage
You don't have to drag that phone out of our pocket.

One Ring
__________________
Richard aka "The Stick"
94 928GTS 5 speed
05 Cayenne Turbo
Old 02-23-2018, 12:08 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #14 (permalink)
least common denominator
 
scottmandue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: San Pedro,CA
Posts: 22,369
Quote:
Originally Posted by motion View Post
Why can't a smartphone do all those things?
Or a smart watch?

Note to self, check price on S3.
__________________
1995 Miata Sold
1984 944 Sold
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Old 02-23-2018, 12:13 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #15 (permalink)
Driver
 
Noah930's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 14,066
Garage
slime

at least, if you're a grade-schooler
__________________
1987 Venetian Blue (really looks like grey) 930 Coupe
Old 02-23-2018, 12:21 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #16 (permalink)
7.0:1 > 11.3:1
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 1,938
Garage
Used ones?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Vipergrün View Post
I predict a move away from swallowing Tide laundry pods to smoking tampons. Stock up now!

https://www.dariennewsonline.com/news/article/Health-experts-warn-about-Tide-Pod-challenge-12631534.php
Old 02-23-2018, 12:55 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #17 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 6,932
A heads up 3D holographic display for Skype....I'm waiting for the automotive version ! LOL
Old 02-23-2018, 01:42 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #18 (permalink)
Registered User
 
kach22i's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 47,160
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottmandue View Post
Electric self driving motorcycles.
Why the use of green sarcastic font?

Watch Honda’s Self Balancing Motorcycle Ride Itself To Follow Its Owner
Watch Honda’s Self Balancing Motorcycle Ride Itself To Follow Its Owner | Futuristic NEWS
Quote:
In a global debut at CES, Honda unveiled its Riding Assist technology, which leverages Honda’s robotics technology to create a self-balancing motorcycle that greatly reduces the possibility of falling over while the motorcycle is at rest.
Video in link.



Not too far fetched to combine the above with autonomous automotive software I would think.

Hilarious watching the motorcycle follow the owner like a puppy.
__________________
1977 911S Targa 2.7L (CIS) Silver/Black
1998 Chevy S-10 4x4 Pick-Up Truck, Razzle Dazzle Camo
1989 modified Scat II HP Hovercraft
George, Architect
Old 02-23-2018, 02:13 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #19 (permalink)
least common denominator
 
scottmandue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: San Pedro,CA
Posts: 22,369
Just my attempt at humor... by combining the self driving car thread with the Harley thread.

Seeing how many of us codgers are resistant to self driving cars I'm not sure how popular a self driving motorcycle would be. For one thing most motorcycle riders are looking to be more involved in the driving experience.
__________________
1995 Miata Sold
1984 944 Sold
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Old 02-23-2018, 02:25 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #20 (permalink)
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:22 AM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.