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    Ya know, I guess I'm an old fashioned truck driver. I've used a GPS before, but still have a paper map in front of me ALWAYS. The only way to wreck physical, paper directions, is to spill coffee on them.

    Just for fun, I went on Google Maps today for directions from Mercer Street, NY, NY - to Victoria Street, Sydney, Australia .... both streets of which I'm familiar with.

    Google maps tells me how to get from NYC, to the West Coast Of The USA. Then it tells me to

    ready for this :

    It tells me to KAYAK !!!!

    TO FREAKIN ...... KAYAK !!!

    2,756 miles across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii !!!

    Then after a lovely 'drive' across Hawaii, it tells me to KAYAK :

    3,879 miles to Japan !!!!!!!!

    Well, the rest of the trip is a moot point. The next time I go to Aussie land, I'm flying in 19 hours with free booze.

    KAYAK across the Pacific Ocean ...... whatever ....

    Kodos to the programmers at Google maps for thier sense of humor.

    If you were being serious about those directions, it's really time to get out of the cubicle and go for a walk ...... a long walk ...... with an old person !

    SL

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    Default Re: Google Maps

    So what are you going to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy View Post
    So what are you going to do?
    I think I'll Google Maps the South Pole directions to Mount Everest for fun next and see if it asks me to bring along a dog sled !!

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    I prefer good ole paper maps too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    I prefer good ole paper maps too!
    Yeah - Paper doesn't quit in a tunnel, or in an electrical storm, or in a solar flare, and the batteries don't die ..... etc etc

    Don't get me wrong .... Google maps is great .... and a portable GPS is nice too, but I still like to research my trips before I take them, and to have the 'hard copy' on the floor beside me, when needed.

    SL

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    Default Re: Google Maps

    Lazy people all they want to do is fly, u should swim there its good exercise

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    Quote Originally Posted by BilyWamBam View Post
    Lazy people all they want to do is fly, u should swim there its good exercise
    GreenPeace would call that water pollution.


 

 

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