Fly with Apple

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by PeterN, Sep 27, 2013.

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    Eric Stevens Guest

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    Savageduck Guest

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    J. Clarke Guest

    On a trip a few years back the GPS directed me to a gas station that was
    in the middle of the main runway on a large commercial airport. At
    least that's where it would have been if there hadn't been the main
    runway of a large commercial airport there instead. On that same trip
    it directed me to make a left turn at a spot where making a left turn
    would have required that a penetrate a guard rail, cross a median,
    penetrate another guard rail, cross three lanes of oncoming 70 mph
    traffic, penetrate a third guard rail, navigate across a ditch,
    penetrate a chain link fence, climb an embankment, and penetrate another
    chain link fence and guard rail.

    On the way home, seeking to get off the boredom of the Interstate for a
    bit, I told it to avoid Interstates. So it sent me down a nice pleasant
    little suburban street, that turned into a rural road, that turned into
    a gravel road, then a dirt road, then a Jeep trail, which finally came
    to a fence around a pasture with a hole cut in the fence. I was on a
    motorcycle and could have navigated both the hole and the pasture, but
    the farmer with the shotgun glaring at me was a bit offputting so I
    waved to him, turned around, and went back to the Interstate.
     
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    Whisky-dave Guest

    There's a lot of penatrating there, are you sure you weren't using Grinder ;-)
     
    Whisky-dave, Sep 27, 2013
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    Savageduck Guest

    ....and Shell probably had an aviation fuel concession at the airport
    with fuel truck delivering all over the field.
    On those earlier GPS units it was not a good idea to believe everything
    that seductive voice would whisper in your ear.
    ....and it is a good idea to get the updates for a GPS when they are offered.
     
    Savageduck, Sep 27, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    And some of the current ones too. When gong to the Miami Zoo, the GPS
    insisted that I travel through a swamp.
     
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    Tony Cooper Guest

    And well it should if you were driving from the west coast of Florida
    to Miami.
     
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    PeterN Guest

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    I was driving from Pompano. Funny you should say that, I am waiting for
    a bird guide from Sanibel to get back to me, so we can make
    reservations. I want to make sure I am there on a day when it's low tide
    when the preserve opens. The first time I went with him was back in the
    70s. He took me out in a canoe, but I took no pictures. I had left my
    film in my car. At that time a four hour trip was $20, for just me. I
    went with him two years ago, and last year. Always, enjoyed the trip,
    and got some decent shots.
     
    PeterN, Sep 28, 2013
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    Guest Guest

    apple uses tomtom as one of its data sources.
     
    Guest, Oct 3, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    Yes, indeed it does.
    Many years ago during a heavy rain i made a wrong turn an wound up on a
    landing strip, at Idlewild, (now JFK.) It was quite a scary experience.

    I know. I have a friend who designed some of the algorithms, who was
    telling me some of the real issues they all face.
     
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    MI Guest

    There was a case a couple of years ago where a couple of Canadians were
    using a GPS and it led them down a gravel road where they got stuck in the
    snow and mud. It was in Idaho, I think. I can't remember the details, but
    after several days he took off on foot and never made it. His wife stayed in
    the car and ate sparingly some snack food of some kind. I can't remember
    except that on meagre amount she was eating, she was within 3 days of
    running out of food. She was found after I think 50 days, but it was a year
    before they found him about 10 kilometers from the car. Never trust a GPS.

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    Martha



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    Guest Guest

    if it's the one i'm thinking of, it was in oregon.

    nonsense. just think about where it's telling you to go. blindingly
    doing everything it says is what's stupid.
     
    Guest, Oct 3, 2013
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