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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted November 15, 2010 05:46      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ TFD, Is this the new ONJ (Olivia)

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/11/11/2010-11-11_australian_karen_jacobsen_navigator_voice_for_the_garmin_gps_joins_the_manhattan.html

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Icon 1 posted November 15, 2010 13:10      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Never heard of her.

btw - On the subject of GPS voices, I'd pay good money for a GPS voiced by Anthony Hopkins...

"You want to eat liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti? I'll help you find some Clarice"

Or the ED-209 Law Enforcement Droid from Robocop...

"Take the next left, you have 10 seconds to comply."

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spungo
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Icon 1 posted November 15, 2010 13:58      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My vote for GPS voice would be Bobcat Goldthwait.

"Turn Left! Argghhhh... *whimper*..."

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Icon 1 posted November 15, 2010 14:31      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm holding out for the Fran Drescher GPS voice.

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted November 15, 2010 17:00      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ GS, good thing it has been awhile since I ate, or I would have barfed on my laptop.

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Benjamin Franklin,

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Icon 1 posted November 15, 2010 20:57      Profile for Mr. Geek 2U     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I have one with a Johnny Cash voice. Here's what it says!

quote:

I've been to:
Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota,
Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota,
Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma,
Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma,
Bangor, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo,
Tocapillo, Baranquilla, and Perdilla, I'm a killer.

I've been to:
Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana,
Washington, Houston, Kingston, Texarkana,
Monterey, Faraday, Santa Fe, Tallapoosa,
Glen Rock, Black Rock, Little Rock, Oskaloosa,
Tennessee, Hennessey, Chicopee, Spirit Lake,
Grand Lake, Devils Lake, Crater Lake, for Pete's sake.

I've been to:
Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville, Ombabika,
Schefferville, Jacksonville, Waterville, Costa Rica,
Pittsfield, Springfield, Bakersfield, Shreveport,
Hackensack, Cadillac, Fond du Lac, Davenport,
Idaho, Jellico, Argentina, Diamantina,
Pasadena, Catalina, see what I mean-a.

I've been to:
Pittsburgh, Parkersburg, Gravelbourg, Colorado,
Ellensburg, Rexburg, Vicksburg, Eldorado,
Larimore, Admore, Haverstraw, Chatanika,
Chaska, Nebraska, Alaska, Opelika,
Baraboo, Waterloo, Kalamazoo, Kansas City,
Sioux City, Cedar City, Dodge City, what a pity.

I've been everywhere, man.
I've been everywhere, man.
Crossed the desert's bare, man.
I've breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I've had my share, man.
I've been everywhere.


BUT THE BRAGGIN' THING WON'T TELL ME HOW TO GET TO ANY OF THOSE PLACES!

Ha! Ha! Ha!

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Icon 1 posted November 15, 2010 21:36      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Eh...that doesn't trouble me...but I'm a proponent of the "Get Lost" movement. [Razz]
(a.k.a. The No-GPS-for-me, thank you very much, movement.)

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Icon 1 posted November 15, 2010 23:31      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
We have a GPS.

It can speak Serbian. Rude, grammatically incorrect Serbian. After five minutes, my husband switched it back to English. I think he'd prefer it if it sounded like Angelina Jolie. I think I'd prefer it if it just didn't exist.

It also almost turned us into one of those GPS casualties. You know, the ones you hear about every Christmas. The idiots who drive off on some tricky mountain road, usually in the Oregon Cascades, and are found five days later, completely stuck and lucky if they're alive. Ours almost sent us down a bad idea in Montana. Yes, it would be the fastest way to get to Yellowstone...in the summer. In the winter, it looked like snowy hell. We plotted out an alternate.

It also almost got us lost in Seattle. I say almost because Seattle's my hometown so I got us out of what the GPS tried to get us into. Poor thing couldn't keep its satellite connections. Too many ridges and ravines.

It does, however, spare kreziserb the hassle of reading a map while driving. I'll give it that. Even so, I think it's more trouble than its worth.

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Icon 1 posted November 16, 2010 03:05      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ Well the electronic big box store GPS units are not long on data. My high end hiking GPS does not do routing, just positioning, and track memory and backtrack, for that purpose it is very good.

____ The trip planner software I bought for the laptop is junk, pure junk. The unit I bought from a company that sells to transport companies is excellent. It will not send me onto roads with weak bridges, into tunnels (The amount of propane we carry is considered Haz-Mat) or steep hills. This is not your Wall-mart GPS. It sits out in the green house of a windshield. I found the menus where the user defines the vehicle, weight, height, carrying Haz-Mat, it picks different roads than the same brand meant for cars. You gets what you pay for.

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Icon 1 posted November 16, 2010 05:18      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
While we're on Australia, sorta -- has anyone else noticed that the actress Tilda Swinton seems to be doubling as their Prime Minister?

edit: others have noticed this, too -- so I'm not bonkers. See here.

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spungo wrote:
While we're on Australia, sorta -- has anyone else noticed that the actress Tilda Swinton seems to be doubling as their Prime Minister?

I'd vote for her

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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Eh...that doesn't trouble me...but I'm a proponent of the "Get Lost" movement. [Razz]
(a.k.a. The No-GPS-for-me, thank you very much, movement.)

I whole-heartedly second the dragon's sentiments! The best things in life happen when you go off the map.

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted November 16, 2010 12:40      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ I also agree with Dman, when we are in the van, the pickup truck or on the bike. However when one is piloting ten tons down the road it is nice to know where you are and how much longer to "are we there yet." I have found that the time estimate function to be very accurate. Spooky accurate. Also having the road speed displayed just below line of sight means that my eyes do not have to go as far to check the speed.

____ Now the perverted question, what does she say when in the bedroom, "You have reached your destination?"

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Benjamin Franklin,

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