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Comment Re:Navigation to non-technical folks (Score 1) 498

Navigation is path planning and positioning.

GPS is the positioning.

Directions is the path planning.

Of the 2 cases mentioned in the article, they are path planning issues, the driver ignoring where's he is at and just following directions.

The problem is not GPS, but the path software.

Good point. My iPhone generally knows where I am, but it often doesn't pick the best route to get me where I want to go. I've used it twice, in semi-familiar territory, and both times the route I took was shorter and more straightforward than the route it selected.

Comment Re:The unmarried speak... (Score 1) 498

I'm not married, but I have a car/girl story that relates. One of my old cars had a very weak AC. At the time I got it I was single, and liked to drive with my windows open. I started going out with my current GF when I still had that car, and she informed me that my next car WOULD have decent AC. It did. :)

Comment Re:So what should we do? (Score 1) 564

I can relate to that. The wipers on my Nissan work opposite to the way they did on my Saturn. So for quite awhile when I wanted to switch from low-speed to high, I turned them off instead, or when I tried to switch them off, I'd switch them to high. Also, though the radio worked the same, it was positioned just different enough that I had to look at it instead of doing it by touch.

Luckily, the important parts of every car I've driven in were the same.

Comment Re:More nation-wrecking idiocy (Score 1) 599

Now that is pure bullshit! Here in the real world we like so called _facts_ which, incidentally, show that you are completely wrong. People _should_ logically drive slower in those situations but they don't - and modern features like airbags + misc. break assist features makes some people think they can drive however they want.

IME, people DO slow down on icy roads. However, my experience might not be accurate, since I'm looking at the cars that are still on the road, not the ones that are on the 6PM news when they're talking about all the accidents.

Comment Re:It still doesn't feel finished (Score 1) 581

IME, Win10 is the least stable Windows since the DOS based versions. On my desktop, it borked my internet, though that was actually a good thing, since it gave me an excuse to switch to Ubuntu. On my laptop, the video driver keeps hiccuping, and if I close the lip without manually putting it into sleep, I get a f**dup screen and have to reboot.

Comment Re:Do smartphones actually break? (Score 1) 220

My phone is one of the few devices that actually have broken. Mainly because I carry it everywhere, and it eventually falls out of my pocket, and sooner or later, one of those falls does some damage.

OTOH, I don't think I've had a laptop break since the turn of the century, and I've NEVER had a desktop or tablet break. They might become "obsolete", but they don't break.

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