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Windows 7: 90s habit vs current trend

22 Nov 2018   #11
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Now I really feel like a dinosaur. I still use maps. Paper ones.
Now there's another thing that a reasonable smartphone replaces and a smartphone is much safer, I wonder how many motorists have died whilst trying to read a paper map whilst driving
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22 Nov 2018   #12
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

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Now there's another thing that a reasonable smartphone replaces and a smartphone is much safer, I wonder how many motorists have died whilst trying to read a paper map whilst driving
Exactly, & how many others died when they were smashed into while the idiot was fiddling on their damned phone.
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22 Nov 2018   #13
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Now there's another thing that a reasonable smartphone replaces and a smartphone is much safer, I wonder how many motorists have died whilst trying to read a paper map whilst driving
I've heard of many people getting into jams and even dying from using a smartphones GPS directions. I have a friend who has used Siri for directions when I visit her and some of those directions range from hilarious to ludicrous. Looking up the directions ahead of time is far more reliable.

I use Google Maps (the only thing of Google I ever use) to get directions and print out maps before leaving and have yet to have it fail me. Stopping somewhere and asking for directions usually works, too. I know, men won't ask for directions which explains why the Israelites wandered for forty years in the desert. If only Moses had asked for directions...
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22 Nov 2018   #14
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Nothing wrong with paper maps. I still have Hagstrom's map book for my metro area. I bought a GPS because I drive elderly people to make a few bucks, and I got hopelessly lost one night going home. I'm supposed to know the roads, like a taxi, and I can't stop to study maps. On long trips, I still get directions from Google Maps at home, and print it out.

Map-reading and having a sense of direction is one more skill the younger folks won't have, along with making conversation, reading body language and reading entire books.
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24 Nov 2018   #15
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Now there's another thing that a reasonable smartphone replaces and a smartphone is much safer, I wonder how many motorists have died whilst trying to read a paper map whilst driving
Yeah, now they're watching the phone while driving. I might be an exception, pulling over somewhere to check ANYTHING. That comes with age. Another reason the OP needs older friends.
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24 Nov 2018   #16
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
Yeah, now they're watching the phone while driving. I might be an exception, pulling over somewhere to check ANYTHING. That comes with age. Another reason the OP needs older friends.
Methinks the point Nigel was making that one can have directions given vocally as one drives so taking one's eyes off the road won't be necessary. However, that works only if the directions are accurate which, in my own experience as well as from what I have read isn't always true.
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24 Nov 2018   #17
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Methinks the point Nigel was making that one can have directions given vocally as one drives so taking one's eyes off the road won't be necessary. However, that works only if the directions are accurate which, in my own experience as well as from what I have read isn't always true.
And not if you're driving alone, which I usually am.

I also use ONLY Google Maps, oh, OK, I use Youtube too, but I have no username. Then I wash my comp with bleach.

Jeannie--does RAID still exist?
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24 Nov 2018   #18
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Not if you're driving alone, which I usually am.
Sure you can. Put it on speaker phone.
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24 Nov 2018   #19
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I think your talking about a chatbot, rather than a map UI. I don't talk to bots, and they have never spoken to me, and never will.
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24 Nov 2018   #20
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
I think your talking about a chatbot, rather than a map UI. I don't talk to bots, and they have never spoken to me, and never will.
Most smart phones have map apps that give spoken directions. That's what I believe Nigel was referring to. My limited experience with them is their accuracy was a joke much of the time.
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