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Old 05-06-2008, 12:25 PM   #1
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:54 PM   #2
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Its pronounced GAR-MIN
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:07 PM   #3
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Hey, competition is good. I use Garmins too but if it weren't for Magellan, Tom Tom, Lowrance, and the rest, none of 'em would be worth prunes.
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Wow, what support for Garmin. Why? especially when Garmin owns TomTom....
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Old 05-06-2008, 04:20 PM   #5
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Because Im an ignat sob... That and I hate TOM TOM advertising.
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:32 PM   #6
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Because Im an ignat sob... That and I hate TOM TOM advertising.
I've solved the problem very easily. I went to Map World and bought M-A-P-S. There's also a thing you can get called a C-O-M-P-A-S-S. It tells you which direction you are going. These devices don't require batteries! A novel idea.
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I've solved the problem very easily. I went to Map World and bought M-A-P-S. There's also a thing you can get called a C-O-M-P-A-S-S. It tells you which direction you are going. These devices don't require batteries! A novel idea.
But they DO require the ability to read and think, and a sense of at least one of the four major points of the Compass.

That said, I read an anecdote once about a guy that crashed his moto, and blamed it on his TomTom "Rider" - because he was watching the screen, and it didn't tell him about that last curve............... (that he didn't make)............
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Anecdote or not, that is a very real issue with GPSs (or any other visual toy.) I've had to train myself to resist the inclination to program the darn thing when I'm in the middle of traffic. *ahem*

On the other hand, they can be a huge boon to safe navigating when you're in an unfamiliar place, and you can rely on the GPS to tell you where to go.
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Anecdote or not, that is a very real issue with GPSs (or any other visual toy.) I've had to train myself to resist the inclination to program the darn thing when I'm in the middle of traffic. *ahem*

On the other hand, they can be a huge boon to safe navigating when you're in an unfamiliar place, and you can rely on the GPS to tell you where to go.
Surely you don't mean the mountains or desert. The only places that I can think of that are unsafe enough to really require a GPS are Central L.A., Detroit, longride's neighborhood......
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They have every GPS in the nation programmed to broadcast a message when you are getting close to my old stomping grounds. It says "Turn the f&ck around quick!" in large, easy to read letters.
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