"Dial for Fischer," I said. Not "dive for fish." $#@! car electronics bugs!
It’s not a bug, it’s a feature.
the original millitary GPS goes back long before Obama. The goverment then let the contractors introduce civilian models. Thoes private market companies have made a ton of money of the government funded reaserch.
Following GPS road instructions CAN KILL YOU! This is especially true in the west where roads even 4 WD can’t get through on, direct folks to, especially in winter! Removing the “military scramble” from GPS is great for precise location, but the companies do NOT keep up with road quality!!
I’ve picked up the bodies, it ain’t funny. Thirty six years in search and rescue has led to some rather grizzly “finds”. “City folk” are venturing further afield, and GPS have often led folks off the highways, and even “beaten path” for a shortcut that programmers didn’t check out on the ground.
Ima: YOU could be the next “body recovery”. A couple years ago, my daughter’s GPS told them to take a “shortcut” on a road she knew well as a firefighter for the Forest Service. Even in a “high clearance” two wheel drive, that road was NOT passable, and she knew it, ignoring the GPS. This type of “event” is leading to more deaths all the time. We just had another guy die a few weeks ago, not far southeast of our place on the desert.
Yes, I live “near the middle of nowhere”, but was out there last Wednesday showing some Australian kids around. They commented, "This really IS more remote than much of the “outback”, back home!"
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