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Old 06-22-2018, 12:50 PM   #21
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Have you ever had the GPS talk to you in Spanish.
Even English is sometimes a challenge.

Mine has a unique pronunciation of "toward" with the slightest pause before it. For the longest time I kept thinking it was calling me a twerp.

Well, maybe so, but I've since rationalized it to mean toward.
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In the joke thread, there's a pretty funny one about spell checking replacing "wifi" with "wife".

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Have you ever had the GPS talk to you in Spanish. Turn left on Kaley Hidalgo instead of Calle 'idalgo?
LOL, yes. First time I used one in L.A. I had to have DH read me the directions because I could not figure out that lah-shen-aug was really La Cienega.
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Have you ever had the GPS talk to you in Spanish. Turn left on Kaley Hidalgo instead of Calle 'idalgo? We have the whole translation dictionary in our heads!

And what is it with the phones use of there, they're, their? Seems to not even try.
Wait until you live in an area where many streets have names that originated with the Native Americans who have lived in the area.
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Have you ever had the GPS talk to you in Spanish. Turn left on Kaley Hidalgo instead of Calle 'idalgo? We have the whole translation dictionary in our heads!

And what is it with the phones use of there, they're, their? Seems to not even try.
The GPS routinely mangles Spanish street names here. We just giggle.
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Peoples accents are sometimes extremely hard to understand, or the words seem out of context.

In the hospital I took a long time to recognize what the receptionist was saying when she said to me: "You axed me sompin ?"

It's not too surprising all the accents/expressions/dialects sometimes give speech recognition some trouble sometimes.


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In the joke thread, there's a pretty funny one about spell checking replacing "wifi" with "wife".-ERD50
Yes a good joke! My only question is why do they know the password? That would be for trusted friends.
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I have never owned or operated a GPS. Never needed one.

You may conclude that either I am Daniel Boone, or else that I am older than Methuselah, or that I really don't mind being lost all that much, or that I don't go too far from home... or whatever! Never had any desire for one.
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I have never owned or operated a GPS. Never needed one.

You may conclude that either I am Daniel Boone, or else that I am older than Methuselah, or that I really don't mind being lost all that much, or that I don't go too far from home... or whatever! Never had any desire for one.
That's OK, GPS is just a stupid fad like CB radio or 8 track tapes. In a few years, no one will have one anymore
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That's OK, GPS is just a stupid fad like CB radio or 8 track tapes. In a few years, no one will have one anymore
Come to think of it, I never had an 8 track tape player either. I did have a CB radio back in the 1970's ("good buddy"! )
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That's OK, GPS is just a stupid fad like CB radio or 8 track tapes. In a few years, no one will have one anymore
We're just about there now. Nobody buys a dedicated GPS receiver anymore. All our phones have one built in, and the turn-by-turn directions come from that. It'll even suggest where you might want to go: "xx minutes to home..."

It's often wise to "leapfrog" technology. Just skip a generation, version or release. Wait for the next big thing that'll replace it.

I'm waiting for whatever replaces FaceBook. I have zero interest in all the drama in the lives of my distant relatives and near-acquaintances.
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We use Waze on our smart phones. Up to the minute based on other smart phone users input. But it does require mobile internet. We used GPS in France and it is integrated with the speedometer, beeping when the speed limit drops. I only got one speeding ticket just after leaving the rental car station in Paris before I learned how it worked.
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We use Waze on our smart phones. Up to the minute based on other smart phone users input. But it does require mobile internet. We used GPS in France and it is integrated with the speedometer, beeping when the speed limit drops. I only got one speeding ticket just after leaving the rental car station in Paris before I learned how it worked.
Interesting - forgot about Waze. Those European roads can be very tricky with the sudden speed limit changes and the automated cameras that can catch you.
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We use Waze on our smart phones. Up to the minute based on other smart phone users input. But it does require mobile internet. We used GPS in France and it is integrated with the speedometer, beeping when the speed limit drops. I only got one speeding ticket just after leaving the rental car station in Paris before I learned how it worked.
Two things:

Not sure about Waze, but Google (who owns them now) maps have a feature to download your whole route before you leave (or whenever you have internet connectivity.)

The GPS software doesn't have to integrate with a speedometer to do this. GPS speed is derived by calculating the distance between where you are now, and where you were a second (or however long) ago. This is averaged over the past few fixes to give a very reliable speed. Probably much more accurate than a vehicle speedometer.

One thing we liked about the TomTom which Google doesn't do, is show the speed limit right on the screen, and it could be set to beep when you exceeded it by some set amount.
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