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(Straits Times)   Men more likely to overrule GPS than women, stop in bat country   (straitstimes.com) divider line 74
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2011-03-28 09:53:57 PM  
So... men are more likely to use common sense rather than listen to the GPS and drive into a river?
 
2011-03-28 10:04:41 PM  
This is because following the GPS is often completely stupid. Here in Boston it doesn't take into account traffic times, and routinely suggests routes that at rush hour would take at least an hour longer than a slightly longer distance alternate route.
 
2011-03-28 10:35:45 PM  
#WINNING
 
2011-03-29 12:09:50 AM  
Give bat country a chance.
 
2011-03-29 12:18:03 AM  
Approves
 
2011-03-29 12:18:28 AM  
The poor bastard will see them soon enough.
 
2011-03-29 12:18:37 AM  
www.albinjohnson.com

Just gettin it outta the way.
 
2011-03-29 12:19:29 AM  

EviLincoln: Give bat country a chance.


♫ Everybody's talkin' 'bout
Uppers, Downers, Screamers, Laughers, Ether
This-ers, that-ers, ers ers ers
All we are saying is give bat country a chance
All we are saying is give bat country a chance ♫
 
2011-03-29 12:19:44 AM  
WTF is this bat country crap?
 
2011-03-29 12:24:15 AM  
No more of that talk or I'll put the farking leeches on you, understand?
 
2011-03-29 12:24:18 AM  
Most of the time when I use GPS, I have a good idea of where I'm going (looking up directions on the internet prior) and use the GPS to help me make sure I don't miss turns and so I don't have to drive like a crazy old lady looking at every intersection to see if that's the road I want to take.

So if the GPS says something different from what I've figured out on the internet, I ignore it and eventually it latches on to what I'm trying to do.
 
2011-03-29 12:25:06 AM  

mr_fulano: WTF is this bat country crap?


One toke? You poor fool! Wait till you see those goddamn bats.
 
2011-03-29 12:27:24 AM  
We've caught our GPS giving longer routes.
 
2011-03-29 12:33:51 AM  
I work around the Indianapolis Airport. This airport moved 5 miles to the other side of the airfield on November 14, 2008. So, its been 2.5 years. You can almost make a hobby of sitting near the old location and watching people drive back and forth along the old location, trying to find the entrance to the airport while following instructions from their un-updated GPS which they are blindly relying on, ignoring the signs posted that instruct motorists to the new location.
 
2011-03-29 12:35:36 AM  
why would I rely on a GPS when I know where the fark I'm going.

/I know we've never been here before , trust me.
 
2011-03-29 12:35:56 AM  
I feel a bit light headed, maybe you should drive.
 
2011-03-29 12:38:42 AM  

excedrin: One toke? You poor fool! Wait till you see those goddamn bats.


No point in mentioning these bats. Poor bastard will see them soon enough.
 
2011-03-29 12:41:45 AM  

Raider_dad: why would I rely on a GPS when I know where the fark I'm going.

/I know we've never been here before , trust me.


As I sort of stated earlier, if it's a place you've never been to before, it's nice to have a GPS for confirmation even if you know exactly where you want to go. Find yourself in an new area with crappy signage...
 
2011-03-29 12:49:36 AM  
female here.
map and a compass and I am good to go.
 
2011-03-29 12:55:16 AM  

Chief_Otto_Parts: I work around the Indianapolis Airport. This airport moved 5 miles to the other side of the airfield on November 14, 2008. So, its been 2.5 years. You can almost make a hobby of sitting near the old location and watching people drive back and forth along the old location, trying to find the entrance to the airport while following instructions from their un-updated GPS which they are blindly relying on, ignoring the signs posted that instruct motorists to the new location.


This part of town was annexed into the city in the 1960s, and the old name has disappeared. Guess what TomTom thinks this place is called?
 
2011-03-29 12:58:21 AM  
i46.tinypic.com
 
2011-03-29 01:07:49 AM  

Kar98: Chief_Otto_Parts: I work around the Indianapolis Airport. This airport moved 5 miles to the other side of the airfield on November 14, 2008. So, its been 2.5 years. You can almost make a hobby of sitting near the old location and watching people drive back and forth along the old location, trying to find the entrance to the airport while following instructions from their un-updated GPS which they are blindly relying on, ignoring the signs posted that instruct motorists to the new location.

This part of town was annexed into the city in the 1960s, and the old name has disappeared. Guess what TomTom thinks this place is called?


Well, the old terminal was named after H. Weir Cook for a while, but other than that, I have no idea.
 
2011-03-29 01:09:59 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: So... men are more likely to use common sense rather than listen to the GPS and drive into a river?


No, men are just batshiat.
 
2011-03-29 01:21:47 AM  
Calculating.

TURN RIGHT NOW!!!

Hahaha!

www.jadecrew.com
 
2011-03-29 01:23:32 AM  
Funeral ala cannon.
 
2011-03-29 01:23:42 AM  
"Over one third of drivers said their GPS had led them astray, while more than half said directions provided by global positioning systems had triggered an argument with a passenger"

So GPS systems are manufactured by Mapquest?

Mapquest once sent me to exit 28 on the Pennsylvania Turnpike when it should have sent me to exit 24
 
2011-03-29 01:25:11 AM  

12349876: Most of the time when I use GPS, I have a good idea of where I'm going (looking up directions on the internet prior) and use the GPS to help me make sure I don't miss turns and so I don't have to drive like a crazy old lady looking at every intersection to see if that's the road I want to take.

So if the GPS says something different from what I've figured out on the internet, I ignore it and eventually it latches on to what I'm trying to do.


there was a time, not too long ago, that one used their brains when driving.
 
2011-03-29 01:31:24 AM  
chadfilmblog.files.wordpress.com

It's 90 miles to the God Damned Batman Country!
 
2011-03-29 01:34:17 AM  
Some few of us still use "maps" for our directions. I've found "maps" to be correct about 95% of the time.
 
2011-03-29 01:34:36 AM  
www.csmonitor.com
The Goddamned Batman is defending Turkey from the damned Iranians
 
2011-03-29 01:35:58 AM  
My Garmin strokes out or has a cerebral hemorrhage every now and again. Usually when I'm late. One day you'll be driving down the road and see a Garmin Nuvi flying across the median at you- It'll be me doin the flingin' SIA
 
2011-03-29 01:36:04 AM  
img.listal.com

We can't stop here. This is Thunder Bunny country.
 
2011-03-29 01:39:53 AM  
Purchasing a GPS was one of the BEST moves I've ever made. I enjoy not having to pull to the side of the road and read maps anymore, ESPECIALLY when I am on my somewhere and a construction detour pops up. You might detour your destination as well as the route to it.
 
2011-03-29 01:43:29 AM  

I can look up directions ahead of time and get there by written directions, no problem. MAps were here before GPS!!!


Having said that I love Google Navigation on Nexus. I've seen Garmin GPS' that don't work as well as Google Navigation.


I'm not sure if this is all GPS units, but in NYC I've seen them become completely useless, I guess because of the buildings.

 
2011-03-29 01:49:35 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: "Over one third of drivers said their GPS had led them astray, while more than half said directions provided by global positioning systems had triggered an argument with a passenger"

So GPS systems are manufactured by Mapquest?

Mapquest once sent me to exit 28 on the Pennsylvania Turnpike when it should have sent me to exit 24


Mapquest... is a strange beast. I remember going to a wedding where the trip was basically going south and then west. I printed out the Mapquest and when we got to the split (go east or west) it told us to go east. I have no clue where the hell it was trying to take us, luckily I picked up someone who knew the rest of the way.

just... strange.
 
2011-03-29 01:55:45 AM  
Shocker!!!!!!
 
2011-03-29 01:59:23 AM  
I have to watch that movie now.

/hard to sit through
//hopefully this beer, alcohol and pot will keep me sane
 
2011-03-29 02:50:37 AM  
Why not? Is this not a reasonable place to park?

urban.derelict: I have to watch that movie now.

/hard to sit through
//hopefully this beer, alcohol and pot will keep me sane


How bout some ether then?

Just turn it off when Christina Ricci shows up. It's what I usually do.
 
2011-03-29 04:13:35 AM  

Rincewind53: This is because following the GPS is often completely stupid. Here in Boston it doesn't take into account traffic times, and routinely suggests routes that at rush hour would take at least an hour longer than a slightly longer distance alternate route.


Mine does, but last time I was Boston there was a snowstorm and it would have been worse to take the alternate routes it was suggesting.
 
2011-03-29 04:16:50 AM  

picturescrazy: We've caught our GPS giving longer routes.


You have unrealistic expectations of your GPS.
 
2011-03-29 05:25:45 AM  

Trik: We can't stop here. This is Thunder Bunny country.


//win
///Garmin GPSes are not only wrong but bossy
///I've owned two
////slashies
 
2011-03-29 05:39:03 AM  
www.takefiveaday.com

"Never need a map! I've got the GPS!"
 
2011-03-29 05:59:25 AM  
Came for AllState commercial, leaving satisfied.

/Recalculating!
 
2011-03-29 06:33:36 AM  
WTF is this bat country crap?

It is actually bat and manta ray country. But you need the right type of goggles to see them.
 
2011-03-29 08:10:37 AM  
Came for amusing bat country refrences.
i1224.photobucket.com
 
2011-03-29 08:15:49 AM  
420.thrashbarg.net


/Yay 2 days to opening day.
 
2011-03-29 08:22:19 AM  
I'm glad someone wasted their time figuring this out.
 
2011-03-29 08:31:16 AM  
My gps will often try to take me a back way with traffic lights every block because the distance on the freeway is slightly longer.
 
2011-03-29 08:32:39 AM  

Kirk's_Toupee: female here.
map and a compass and I am good to go.


Looking at a map, or anything else, while driving, isn't a good idea. Having voice activated GPS talk you through to your destination is the way to go....but only if you take the directions with a slight grain of salt.
 
2011-03-29 08:40:16 AM  

Rincewind53: This is because following the GPS is often completely stupid. Here in Boston it doesn't take into account traffic times, and routinely suggests routes that at rush hour would take at least an hour longer than a slightly longer distance alternate route.


GPS is useful, but anyone that blindly follows their gps is an idiot. When I want to go somewhere I open up google maps on my phone, type in the destination and then have the little blue dot find my current location. From there I plot out my route and occasionally glance at the map to make sure I'm still on course. Not only does this keep ME in control, but I get a better sense of where I am going than just mindlessly obeying "turn left here."
 
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