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Originally Posted by Ploppytheman View Post

But is it really a bad thing if people who use apple products die?
Its also kind of ironic considering apple products have been known to kill/harm apple workers, maybe the human sacrifice isn't enough so the devices are seeking fresh blood.
I just thought of a new movie...

What is even wrong with people, talking like this? I know he was probably joking, but it's still moronic all the same.
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post #42 of 75
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No surprises here.
That looks like a very very old build of GMaps.
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There is a huge difference between a stupid joke and a mistake. I mean no one is going to try and swim the Atlantic because Google maps told them to*, but they might try to drive to a place that isn't even there...


* excluding really dumb people or Americans. tongue.gif
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isnt it easier for Google to re-arrange the roads to what Google Maps says ?
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post #45 of 75
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No surprises here.
Did you even read the pic?
I don't know if this is a photoshop or not.
But even it is real read the direction.
Step 12 says Swim across the ocean, either Google is just having fun or fake photo.
post #46 of 75
This just in: Real maps might kill you as well!


I mean seriously.. If your not focusing on the road and only focusing on your GPS then yea you might die..
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It is not necessarily a fake picture, when I asked for directions from Florida to Melbourne, Aus it suggested I kayak across the pacific.

I think Google's theory is "ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer."
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post #48 of 75
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Originally Posted by Forsakenfire View Post

That looks like a very very old build of GMaps.
It was a pubicly released easter egg from google.

I give google maps credit for knowing where the statue of liberty is.
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post #49 of 75
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Originally Posted by erunion View Post

Just tried it. Now it just says "We could not calculate directions between New York, NY and London, UK." ah well.
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Originally Posted by Forsakenfire View Post

That looks like a very very old build of GMaps.
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Originally Posted by Erio View Post

Did you even read the pic?
I don't know if this is a photoshop or not.
But even it is real read the direction.
Step 12 says Swim across the ocean, either Google is just having fun or fake photo.

Umm guys, welcome to 5 years ago. This was a legitimate picture.

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Originally Posted by S.M. View Post

It was a pubicly released easter egg from google.
I give google maps credit for knowing where the statue of liberty is.
Correct.
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post #50 of 75
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Originally Posted by charlesquik View Post

wait what...??\
Tourist dont know the region its like following a map or tourism book
That's still horrible logic there.. If your GPS told you to turn off of a bridge, would you do it? Probably not.. GPSes should only be used as reference points to get you from point A to B. If you went off of Google Maps to go from where I work to home (a 10 minute drive), You'd be going around and then up a mountain; it takes about 4 hours.
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