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They Should have listen to MM advice!!

 

MM Advice?

pcatch135 wrote:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel..._convoy

Which is ? ....

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JRoz -- nuvi 3490LMT, 3760LMT, 260W; Edge 605; Approach G5; Oregon 450

MM's Rule

MM’s Golden Rule for ALL GPS units

Think of your unit as a co-pilot, not an auto-pilot”

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Paul..... Nuvi 765T

Exactly.

Exactly.

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: )

Too funny.

They must have been using a

They must have been using a MIO.. wink

In the story:
"It took a lot of back-and-forth cell phone calls, but sheriff's deputies were able to find the group Sunday and lead them back out to Cannonville."

Why not just relay the lon/lat cooridinates?
Seems that would be a quick way of pinpointing em (shrug..)

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Nuvi 350 Born Oct 07 - Nuvi 660 Unit #2 (re)Born Sept 08 - Nuvi 360(Gift to 'the chick' yet maintained by myself) Born July 08

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Nice story.

Bill

I heard this story on the radio this morning

and immediately thought, "didn't they check their coordinates in Google Earth?"

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-- Garmin 660 Ellicott City, MD

Thanks for the Laugh

Too much of this forum is serious.
Thx,
Jen

Lawsuit?

How much you wanna bet they try and sue?

Words to remember when using a GPSr...

"Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity".

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670
Mac User

--
Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Here's Another One

Here's a good one about our cousins over the pond http://tinyurl.com/m2bjc

RE: Here's Another One...

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

Here's a good one about our cousins over the pond http://tinyurl.com/m2bjc

Hi GadgetGuy2008,

Now that's funny! Looks like there's not too much "luck" in the village of Luckington and plenty of "Crackpots" in the village of Crackpot.

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670
Mac User

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Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Artificial intelligence

tailspin wrote:

Artificial intelligence

That would be a blond with a brunette hair colour?

(Sorry miss poi.... I am certain that you have to be a natural - not blond at all redface )

Great

Unreal. That was the funniest thing I read in a while.

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Steve nuvi 3590lmt, Kenwood DNX9980

Thanks MM for the reminder

This past weekend I dutifully followed Lola down ShrumShrum Road through Killbuck Marsh. Lola showed a road across the marsh. Even my DeLorme maps showed a road across the marsh. I followed the double-rut single-lane dirt road. Weeds where above the car. The center was weedy. Then there was a larger weed in the middle. I stopped. A small gap in the road would have stranded me. Cell phones didn't work. I checked Google maps and Earth. The satellite views showed a road. When I got out of the car I did find a bullet-riddled sign that said "No vehicles beyond this point" hiding in the marsh grass. Obviously someone knew the road didn't go through.

Oh, and don't forget that Lola doesn't tell you about skunks, deer, or raccoons lounging in your way.

So I have to add my thanks to MM for the reminder.

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Nuvi 255W, Ham radio, MacBook Pro

If you don't have common sense your in trouble anyway

pcatch135 wrote:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/20080806/ap_tr_ge/travel_brief_lost_convoy

Thats funny, People don't understand, all they need to use is their common sense at it best when off road.

Also, most GPSr's are not suitable for off paved road use, so be careful out there.

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Common Sense

dog_poop wrote:
pcatch135 wrote:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/20080806/ap_tr_ge/travel_brief_lost_convoy

Thats funny, People don't understand, all they need to use is their common sense at it best when off road.

Also, most GPSr's are not suitable for off paved road use, so be careful out there.

Ohh, common sense, for alot of people that seems to be a issue, they don't have it!

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Nuvi 50LM Nuvi 2555LM

Speaking Of Common Sense

Here is an appropriate re-print of an H Hannah post from 04/30/2008.

H Hannah wrote:

My nephew sent this to me and I wanted to share it with you all.
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    COMMON SENSE


My parents told me about Common Sense early in my life and told me I would do well to call on her when making decisions. It seems she was always around my early years but less and less as time passed by.

Today I read her obituary.

Please join me in a moment of silence in remembrance, for Common Sense had served us all so well for so many generations.

Obituary: Common Sense

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old she was since her birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. She will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing:
When to come in out of the rain,
Why the early bird gets the worm,
Life isn't always fair,
And maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies:
Don’t spend more than you earn.
And reliable parenting strategies.
Adults, not children are in charge.

Her health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place:
Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate.:
Teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch.
And a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened her condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer aspirin, sun lotion or a sticky plaster to a student, but could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant, and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home, and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by her parents, Truth and Trust; her husband, Discretion; her daughter, Responsibility; and her son, Reason.

She is survived by three stepbrothers:
I Know my Rights
Someone Else is to Blame
I'm a Victim.

Not many attended her funeral because so few realized she was gone.

If you still remember her, pass this on.

If not, join the majority and do nothing.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2014.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Common Sence

frainc wrote:
dog_poop wrote:
pcatch135 wrote:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/20080806/ap_tr_ge/travel_brief_lost_convoy

Thats funny, People don't understand, all they need to use is their common sense at it best when off road.

Also, most GPSr's are not suitable for off paved road use, so be careful out there.

Ohh, common sense, for alot of people that seems to be a issue, they don't have it!

If common sense was so common, more people would have it! wink

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JRoz -- nuvi 3490LMT, 3760LMT, 260W; Edge 605; Approach G5; Oregon 450

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