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This is why you use at least two GPS units (e.g. Garmin + Tom Tom) and not iPhone. :laugh:
 

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This is why you use at least two GPS units (e.g. Garmin + Tom Tom) and not iPhone. :laugh:
If you read the legal information on Apple's new maps, you will see that their Map information is provided by Tom Tom. So the benefit of having a Tom Tom vs iPhone is... what again? :)

I do have a Garmin in the car and my iPhone as backup.
 
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If you read the legal information on Apple's new maps, you will see that their Map information is provided by Tom Tom. So the benefit of having a Tom Tom vs iPhone is... what again? :)

I do have a Garmin in the car and my iPhone as backup.
But if Tom Tom created it, then that means Apple didn't, so it's automatically amazing.
 

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But if Tom Tom created it, then that means Apple didn't, so it's automatically amazing.
Read what I said a little more carefully. Apple created the software. Tom Tom provided the map information.

their Map information is provided by Tom Tom.
I said Tom Tom provides map info, not the App.
 
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Apple better fixes it soon, or else people will die.

I wonder do Apple will get sue because of this?
 
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Read what I said a little more carefully. Apple created the software. Tom Tom provided the map information.



I said Tom Tom provides map info, not the App.
Doesn't matter, everyone knows Tom Tom maps are the best.

I hope you sense my irrationality here.

Apple better fixes it soon, or else people will die.

I wonder do Apple will get sue because of this?
Oh please, Google Maps told me to bike (read, 2 wheels, 1 chain, 2 pedals, no motor) ON a freeway. I'm thankful that I was smart enough not to follow those directions, but I guess some people aren't as fortunate.
 

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A: This isn't Apple's fault because they get their map information from Tom Tom and the location of the address is inaccurate so that would be Tom Tom's fault since they provided this information. Is Apple liable? I doubt it.

B: Clearly Tom Tom doesn't care about Australia. :p I don't have as much sympathy if people didn't look at a map before they left to get an idea for where they are actually going instead of mindlessly following a GPS. That's faith being put into something that doesn't deserve it (GPS' as a whole.)
 

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I don't have as much sympathy if people didn't look at a map before they left to get an idea for where they are actually going instead of mindlessly following a GPS. That's faith being put into something that doesn't deserve it (GPS' as a whole.)
People use GPSs so they don't have to use maps. It's the point of them.

Also, shouldn't this be in Software?
 
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This is why you use at least two GPS units (e.g. Garmin + Tom Tom) and not iPhone. :laugh:
Or how about if you are heading downtown, and the GPS is taking you into the wilderness, you don't go into the wilderness.

Be the least bit skeptical of the GPS system, and you'll be fine.
 

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Or how about if you are heading downtown, and the GPS is taking you into the wilderness, you don't go into the wilderness.

Be the least bit skeptical of the GPS system, and you'll be fine.
^ pretty much this. i never use a GPS unless i have no idea where i am. most of the time i can check a google map for an address and look at the surrounding roads and i will figure out how to get there using good old fashion intuition and sense of direction. apparently not everyone can be as leet as i am :laugh:
 
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^ pretty much this. i never use a GPS unless i have no idea where i am. most of the time i can check a google map for an address and look at the surrounding roads and i will figure out how to get there using good old fashion intuition and sense of direction. apparently not everyone can be as leet as i am :laugh:
I wonder if they even teach kids how to read maps anymore. I remember when I was in school they would teach us how to read maps, use a compass, balance check books, mail letters. They haven't even taught my kids how to write cursive yet. I had to start teaching them. Also the "history" they learn is so PC it makes me sick and they learn so LITTLE about how the world and government really works. Most think the president makes the laws. :laugh:
 

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I wonder if they even teach kids how to read maps anymore. I remember when I was in school they would teach us how to read maps, use a compass, balance check books, mail letters. They haven't even taught my kids how to write cursive yet. I had to start teaching them. Also the "history" they learn is so PC it makes me sick and they learn so LITTLE about how the world and government really works. Most think the president makes the laws. :laugh:
There is some talk in the UK about adding Orienteering into Physical Education lessons just to give kids some map/planning skills as well as keeping fit (ish).

As for GPS/Sat Nav, I only ever turn mine on within a couple of miles of the final destination.
 
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There is some talk in the UK about adding Orienteering into Physical Education lessons just to give kids some map/planning skills as well as keeping fit (ish).

As for GPS/Sat Nav, I only ever turn mine on within a couple of miles of the final destination.
Its sad they have to "introduce" such basic skills. A compass can save your life. It has mine.
 

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There is some talk in the UK about adding Orienteering into Physical Education lessons just to give kids some map/planning skills as well as keeping fit (ish).

As for GPS/Sat Nav, I only ever turn mine on within a couple of miles of the final destination.
we have that here, have had for ages, and it doesnt help.
 

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I wonder if they even teach kids how to read maps anymore. I remember when I was in school they would teach us how to read maps, use a compass, balance check books, mail letters. They haven't even taught my kids how to write cursive yet. I had to start teaching them. Also the "history" they learn is so PC it makes me sick and they learn so LITTLE about how the world and government really works. Most think the president makes the laws. :laugh:
I kinda agree but cursive writing?

EDIT: And to be fair most kids today don't have to deal with that anyway. Maps? Internet. Balance check books? "WTF is a checkbook?" Mail letters? Good god, is this the 50's? We invent all this awesome technology and promptly proclaim that anyone who are relaying on them to be stupid. Which is pretty insane if you think about it. The tecnology is there to make things easier. It's made to be used, but when we use it we're stupid.

EDIT again: Seriously, why would you teach your children to write cursive?
 
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I kinda agree but cursive writing?
I still write in cursive. So do a lot of older generations in the US. Most younger generations write like retards with text talk or "bubble letters". I had someone hand me a hand written report once (long story) and I damn near fired the chick because of how she wrote. She put little smiley faces on top of her "i".
 

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I still write in cursive. So do a lot of older generations in the US. Most younger generations write like retards with text talk or "bubble letters". I had someone hand me a hand written report once (long story) and I damn near fired the chick because of how she wrote.
I don't know if you read the edited parts of my posts above, but how the hell can you fault anyone for that? And who cares about what the older generation does? That is not an excuse for anything.
 
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I don't know if you read the edited parts of my posts above, but how the hell can you fault anyone for that? And who cares about what the older generation does? That is not an excuse for anything.
For the simple fact you are relying on things out of your control. What if you don't have a computer or cant afford one? What if your GPS breaks in the middle of a trip? How do you mail a package without learning how to write a letter? You are assuming you will ALWAYS have access to the web and a working GPS. You need to learn how to live without electronics man.

And I teach my kids cursive because it shows class and a little deeper knowlage of how to write then "OMGWTFBBQ Mi BFF JUS G0T HAX!"
 

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For the simple fact you are relying on things out of your control. What if you dont have a computer or cant afford one? What if your GPS breaks in the middle of a trip? How do you mail a package without learning how to write a letter?
But it's how the world works. Most things are out of your control. You can learn how to do everything old style, that is fine, but don't fault others for using technology that is getting more and more integrated in their lives. Everything runs on computers, we have to rely on them. We have no damned choice.

EDIT: DAMN THESE EDITS. :laugh:

Life without internet for a lot of people would be the same as life without eyesight. You might as well learn how to read braille.
 
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But it's how the world works. Most things are out of your control. You can learn how to do everything old style, that is fine, but don't fault others for using technology that is getting more and more integrated in their lives. Everything runs on computers, we have to rely on them. We have no damned choice.
You may not. But I sure do and if they go down I aint sharing. Knowing the old ways has paid off more then once.

EDIT:

Life without the internet is very simple and BILLIONS of people survive just fine without it.
 
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#24
I still write in cursive. So do a lot of older generations in the US. Most younger generations write like retards with text talk or "bubble letters". I had someone hand me a hand written report once (long story) and I damn near fired the chick because of how she wrote. She put little smiley faces on top of her "i".
you are such a troll :roll:

oh, you own apple products but find them inferior.

oh, you own dayz but wont install it because you heard you would get a virus

oh, you still write in cursive because you are insane
 

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#25
Life without internet for a lot of people would be the same as life without eyesight. You might as well learn how to read braille.
Thats why people wear glasses, read maps and write letters :rockout: