My GPS is extremely smart. It knows exactly where I'm driving.

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    Mar 10, 2012 9:13 PM GMT
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    Mar 10, 2012 9:32 PM GMT
    lol. I need one of these for walking. I often lose track of what I am walking on, and a handheld gadget would be of great use.

    It looks like you were driving sideways. Pretty impressive.
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    Mar 11, 2012 12:43 AM GMT
    LOL, can't go wrong with Garmin.
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    Mar 11, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    I have one of those in my new Jeep. It has other amazing toys and looks awesome.
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    Mar 11, 2012 1:04 AM GMT
    A GPS that pinpoints your location!? STOP THE PRESSES!
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    Mar 11, 2012 2:19 AM GMT
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    I suspect Paul was driving on some minor road, private driveway or other surface not known to the GPS device. When he reached a known road the GPS then gave the message "Driving on Road" which also explains why his car icon appears to be sideways. He had just entered the road, and not yet turned left or right. Correct, Paul?
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    Mar 11, 2012 3:43 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidI suspect Paul was driving on some minor road, private driveway or other surface not known to the GPS device. When he reached a known road the GPS then gave the message "Driving on Road" which also explains why his car icon appears to be sideways. He had just entered the road, and not yet turned left or right. Correct, Paul?
    Nope. I was at a gas station, underneath the canopy where it got no signal. Within seconds of driving away, it locked on and correctly displayed the "correct" road (Pinal Ave).
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    Mar 11, 2012 3:49 AM GMT
    Sure. Paul really pulled over on the side of the road so he could let his acquaintence give him some lovin'. icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 11, 2012 3:58 AM GMT
    SxyDrkHair saidMcCartney Rd? That is somewhere in casa grande and where you live? lol
    How'd you ever guess? icon_lol.gif

    BTW, it's "Caca Grande." icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 11, 2012 4:35 AM GMT
    if you keep going down McCartney you will pass my Mother's house.

    Well the other direction.
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    Mar 11, 2012 4:42 AM GMT
    at least your's did not attempt to kill you while crossing a bridge, after missing your right turn.

    "make a u-turn now."
    "THE FUCK YOU TRYING TO DO?!"
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    Mar 11, 2012 9:31 AM GMT
    VZNavigator needs a "verbally abusive" feature... For those times when I'm told the running club dinner party is in Redmond....but it is, in fact, West Seattle.

    After listening to "Make the next Legal Uturn" for 20 minutes straight, I turned it off. The 520 bridge is closed..again. I don't want to drive all the way down to I-90 then back north if this thing doesn't know about the bridge closure.

    Get to Redmond... Turn it back on for the last few miles but it says I'm still 25 miles away? Oh.

    Drove completely around Lake Washington in the Seatte rain because I suck.
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    Mar 11, 2012 12:05 PM GMT
    RobertF64 saidDrove completely around Lake Washington in the Seatte rain because I suck.

    That made me smile, I lived in the Seattle area for 5 years, without GPS. Hell, I used to get lost trying to drive around to gay bars on Cap Hill. LOL!

    Our Garmin GPS is usually pretty good, but it can get all twisted around at times, especially where the place itself doesn't follow logical street numbering. And one time we were in a sprawling mall parking lot, trying to get out to a public road to in turn find a private residence, and the GPS was totally confused, kept taking us into parking lots with no outlets. It just didn't know a commercial lot.

    And we swear the voice has a slightly exasperated tone when it repeatedly says "Recalculating" every time I ignore its directions, choosing to take a route I prefer instead. For someone of my generation it is indeed breathtaking technology (I was raised on gas station paper maps, whose main challenge was trying to refold them), but I'm not sure it's totally perfected yet, so I'm not yet ready to trust it completely. For that reason I often also print out a back-up map of the route from my computer, sometimes with a street view pic, another bit of amazing technology we somehow managed to live without decades ago.
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    Mar 11, 2012 4:49 PM GMT
    Didja ever compare the voices on the Garmin driving around...compare the British female voice to the US one. The Brit voice sounds so polite in comparison. LOL
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    Mar 11, 2012 4:54 PM GMT
    beneful1 saidDidja ever compare the voices on the Garmin driving around...compare the British female voice to the US one. The Brit voice sounds so polite in comparison. LOL
    Not yet. Maybe I'll take a road trip today and try that out.

    Maybe someday they'll have the option to add your own voice. That way I can program mine to say stuff like "hey dumbass, you took a wrong turn. Make a fucking U-turn ASAFP (as soon as fucking possible) and drive 2mph while I recalculate your fuckup."
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    Mar 11, 2012 5:06 PM GMT
    I just got mine networked to the autopilot on my boat. I can just tell it where I want to go and kick back with a beer or take a nap.


    ...er, not. I can just imagine how that would work out. icon_rolleyes.gif Actually, it won't change course by itself unless you press the "approve" button.
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    Mar 11, 2012 5:33 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidI just got mine networked to the autopilot on my boat. I can just tell it where I want to go and kick back with a beer or take a nap.


    ...er, not. I can just imagine how that would work out. icon_rolleyes.gif Actually, it won't change course by itself unless you press the "approve" button.
    I wish my plane had autopilot so I could program the routes and take a nap or watch a movie or something. Autoland would be nice too, as long as it doesn't wake me up till it's parked and shut itself down.