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

  1. bcaprara

    bcaprara Newbie
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  2. MisterMixelpix

    MisterMixelpix Android Expert

    What in the world?
  3. jasoraso

    jasoraso Member

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  5. bcaprara

    bcaprara Newbie
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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

    cranky_dan Well-Known Member

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

    flu13 Android Enthusiast

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

    whiskeyguy Android Enthusiast

    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

    jasperwill Android Enthusiast

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

    whiskeyguy Android Enthusiast

    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

    pooohbaah Newbie

    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

    whiskeyguy Android Enthusiast

    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

    DroidPower Android Enthusiast

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

    pavirotten Android Enthusiast

    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.
  15. mkeath

    mkeath Well-Known Member

  16. .OmEgA

    .OmEgA Lurker

    Seeburgers Cheeseburgers FTW!
  17. mpw

    mpw Android Expert

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

    flu13 Android Enthusiast


  19. mkhopper

    mkhopper Well-Known Member

    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.


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