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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by bcaprara, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. bcaprara

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  2. MisterMixelpix

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    What in the world?
     
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  5. bcaprara

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    Hah that was my intentions of this. A few weeks ago i was looking for the directions to Cedar Point and I looked at the walking directions and I laughed and made the right decision not to take that route.

    When I heard about that lady today I died laughing.
     
  6. cranky_dan

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    ...was that the sound of something whooshing overhead...? ;)
     
  7. flu13

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    Maybe it was guiding you through the shallow spots in the lake.
     
  8. whiskeyguy

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    I laughed pretty hard when I heard about the woman suing Google. They just need a disclaimer when you download an app that says "Not to be used by morons".

    The only way that woman would have a legitimate lawsuit against Google is if she was hit by the Google Streetview Van.
     
  9. jasperwill

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    there are disclaimers, when you use google maps for walking directions you get this:
    "Walking directions are in beta.
    Use caution
     
  10. whiskeyguy

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    I was reading this story a while back about a family that ended up stranded in the snow because they followed their GPS on a route that was not plowed during the winter (I guess the rising snow didn't warn them).

    However, the article is a great example of weak journalism. If you notice on the link, the picture including is in fact a Sirius radio unit, not a GPS unit. How lazy can people be?

    3 Oregon Parties Rescued After GPS Navigation Leads Them Astray - cbs13.com
     
  11. pooohbaah

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    For some reason, google nav will provide driving directions from Los Angeles to Hawaii. Even more odd - it tells you to drive to Seatlle first, before you drive across the ocean.
     
  12. whiskeyguy

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    I believe it suggests you Kayak across the ocean. It will do the same for New York to London, or something along those lines. It's probably just a little practical joke they placed in the system.
     
  13. DroidPower

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    hey... google shows how to get there, how you do it is on you... lol
     
  14. pavirotten

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    I have seen this kayak suggestion, but I think they want you to use Kayak.com to book trans-oceanic transportation.

    It's a conspiracy.
     
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    Seeburgers Cheeseburgers FTW!
     
  17. mpw

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    I doubt it; I thought Google had fallen out with Jesus over the whole Android thing... oh wait, different messiah
     
  18. flu13

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    :D:D

    Nice.
     
  19. mkhopper

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    I was using Google Navigator yesterday and it never once mentioned stopping at red lights. How unsafe is that??

    The magical Voice just said to turn and I did. And got blasted by a bus.

    I'm going to sue too.

    :rolleyes:
     

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