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Re: Got a SatNav/GPS?

Postby HBS Guy » 10 Apr 2019, 17:57

Well, when I say car I mean a shoe box rolling on a couple twigs! We used to dream of being able to dream about a car that could go uphill!
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Re: Got a SatNav/GPS?

Postby pinkeye » 11 Apr 2019, 01:06

greggerypeccary wrote:
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Especially Uber drivers.

I've been in a lot of Ubers, and not one of them has ever known how to get to my destination without turning on the GPS.


Fucker!!!!

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My friends all have Uber accounts, and I travel with them to pubs and restaurants etc.

They've installed the app on my phone but I've never actually used it.

So, I'm not officially an Uber customer.

:bgrin


ohoh.. every restaurant worker in the whole world now knows your address.
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Re: Got a SatNav/GPS?

Postby HBS Guy » 11 Apr 2019, 08:12

If you have a mobile phone that is a given.
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Re: Got a SatNav/GPS?

Postby greggerypeccary » 11 Apr 2019, 08:57

pinkeye wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:
Aussie wrote:
Especially Uber drivers.

I've been in a lot of Ubers, and not one of them has ever known how to get to my destination without turning on the GPS.


Fucker!!!!

:up


My friends all have Uber accounts, and I travel with them to pubs and restaurants etc.

They've installed the app on my phone but I've never actually used it.

So, I'm not officially an Uber customer.

:bgrin


ohoh.. every restaurant worker in the whole world now knows your address.
:Hi


Huh? :?
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Re: Got a SatNav/GPS?

Postby pinkeye » 14 Apr 2019, 03:10

what?

it is a crazy world..
and IT has outstripped our ability to manage it.
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Re: Got a SatNav/GPS?

Postby Dax » 14 Apr 2019, 09:48

The obsession with electronic gadgets that take away the power of thinking, rational reasoning and assessment, is destroying the human brain, that's why dementia is rapidly engulfing the young and elderly, whose minds never experience, experimentation, discovery, or new learning. When you add the body and mind destroying junk food diets the majority live on, you have a recipe for social disaster. Pathological denial is a true symptom of a deteriorating brains ability to reason, rationalise and ideologues fit the profile perfectly as supreme denialists.

Medical science is discovering the effects, parents of today are complicit in the psychological death of their children. Which shows how irresponsible the parents of today really are, all they are interested is in themselves their phones and takeaway shops.

"Are satnavs causing permanent damage to your memory? Scientists are concerned over-reliance on gadgets could lead to dementia as they leave driver's brains unstimulated for long periods of time

New evidence shows over-reliance on tech may reduce ability to learn and recall
Parts of brain crucial for memory stimulated by navigating roads and road signs
But they go unused when drivers blindly follow instructions of the satnav"

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/arti ... erges.html
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Re: Got a SatNav/GPS?

Postby HBS Guy » 14 Apr 2019, 15:21

I do not blindly follow, if some do that is them misusing technology.

I actually have two SatNavs, the inbuilt one and the tomtom. I set the inbuilt one to 1cm = 3.2Km so see towns etc well before getting there. The tomtom has a very local scale, all the bends in the road shown clearly.

And I "drove” parts of the Adel-Melb road several times—on Google maps, streetview. So driving the freeways in Melbourne was like driving the streets of Adelaide: Leakes Rd, Werribee exit, Ballarat Rd then Robinsons Rd and time to move into the outside lane because the leftmost lane gets a solid line and I would have to drive through the Service Centre West. I then moved to the middle lane so as not to be forced to take the Boundary Rd exit then I moved to and stayed in the leftmost lane ready to take the Todd Rd exit. On Todd Rd move to outside lane and so go across Willamstown Rd and onto The Boulevard etc.

Today, driving back to my B&B I saw a sign to a berry farm. Took the exit, now where? iPhone—looked up the farm, plugged the address into the tomtom and got taken there no muss no fuss.

You can use tech or you can misuse it or you can be frightened of it. I prefer to use it.
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Re: Got a SatNav/GPS?

Postby pinkeye » 14 Apr 2019, 21:03

your choice entirely.

Mine..? well you know already.

My brain has to perform the tasks required to get me from A to B.

I'm sure it is very convenient, but you cannot say you don't just follow the directions.

Your brain is being trained not to question, and one day you'll drive down the wrong freeway ramp, and get cleaned up.
Blind Trust is never good. Oh OH, but you say NO ... I don't do that.

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Re: Got a SatNav/GPS?

Postby HBS Guy » 14 Apr 2019, 22:29

Bullshit, Pink!

I have worked out the road thoroughly beforehand, the SatNav is just a reminder.
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Re: Got a SatNav/GPS?

Postby pinkeye » 15 Apr 2019, 03:48

yeah, but you're an old codger like me..
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Re: Got a SatNav/GPS?

Postby HBS Guy » 15 Apr 2019, 07:26

I cannot deny that appellation.
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Re: Got a SatNav/GPS?

Postby pinkeye » 16 Apr 2019, 01:28

so we need to use our brains, not allow the cognitive processes we'd normally do with little thought be given to an external guide.


I almost put 'nursemaid' instead of external guide.
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