Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for February 12, 2019


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 8 months ago

    I guess it’ll be table for one.

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    gocomics  8 months ago

    If computers were really intelligent and trying to take over the world, they wouldn’t be obvious about it. They’d use things like autocorrect and bad GPS to subtly control us to do what they want. That’s why we should LOVE OUR COMPUTER FRIENDS

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 8 months ago

    The P.P.S. is working Rat. listen to it!

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    oldpine52  8 months ago

    So, Rat is just another ‘smart’ phone zombie.

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    The Moose Group  8 months ago

    My GPS has a sense of humor and loves taking me on the scenic route. One time I was getting off the freeway and it had me turn right. It took me down a block to make a left into a residential street, then drive in a circle back out of the residential street and turn right. Back up a block to turn right onto the street that was just opposite the off ramp. And no, there was no island. All I had really needed to do is go straight off the off ramp. I guess that would have been too easy.

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    Super Smash Bros Ultimate  8 months ago

    Right there

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    thelost wizard  8 months ago

    Rat was concerned that with no cell service, they might have to talk to each other at dinner.

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    Troglodyte  8 months ago

    Rat’s battery never died on him?

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    Kind&Kinder  8 months ago

    Oh well, I guess he won’t get his ratatouille!

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 8 months ago

    My GPS told me to take a right. The right turn was a wooded area. I could see my destination thru the trees though so I drove to the next intersection and took the road that headed back on the other side of the wooded area. This was early on when they weren’t as specific as they are now.

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    EcurbYkspohs  8 months ago

    Sadly to many people act like Rat when it comes to phone use …… Croc Power !

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    Radish? Premium Member 8 months ago

    Why does GPS direct people to drive down boat ramps?

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    MrFixit  8 months ago

    GPS = Global Positioning Satellites. Phones use the GPS signals to determine location and when indoors, where the signal is weaker, use cell towers to determine location. When we drove out in the country to the farm where the breeder of our dog was, we got “no service”, but the map app still worked and continued to show us where we were and where to turn.

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    Ignatz Premium Member 8 months ago

    So Rat has “Location” on. That means that if he goes to he’ll find out the Google keeps a record of every place he’s ever been. Which is more than a little scary.

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    Zebrastripes  8 months ago

    Mankind is losing the will to think for themselves. Dependency will doom us…..

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    Masterskrain Premium Member 8 months ago

    It was funny to see the reactions of some neighbors of mine when I told them I was driving from Southern Kentucky to San Francisco WITHOUT having a GPS, or even using any maps more then absolutely necessary. AND, I didn’t have any kind of nav system in my car, either! They couldn’t conceive of actually reading road signs, or actually knowing where I was going WITHOUT all kinds of electronic aids. Of course, I DID spend 35 years as an over-the -road truck driver, so I actually KNEW the route.

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    Greyhame  8 months ago

    I’ve had a couple people try to find our Country Place using GPS. It tells them to turn North off Seventh onto State Line Road. That will dump them into the parking lot of a seedy biker bar.

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    rshive  8 months ago

    My Dad had an internal GPS. Never saw a back road he didn’t like, and never got lost.

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    chinagrove  8 months ago

    Just wondering,if Rat had phoned ahead,and had them put a square of cheese at the restaurant door,his internal gps would have found the restaurant…no? Lol

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    J Quest  8 months ago

    “Landru, guide us!”

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    Snolep  8 months ago

    Where was his phone in panel 1? Does rat have a pocket? Hmmm.

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    DCBakerEsq  8 months ago

    I give it one star.

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    InuYugiHakusho  8 months ago

    This is too accurate of how society is today.

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    WCraft Premium Member 8 months ago

    I could definitely see this happening. In fact, I witnessed something similar when a teenager dropped his phone, which broke, and had dropped to the floor in the fetal position and began crying.

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    RACerri32  8 months ago

    As I am driving deliveries for the las 15 or so years , I find I am being used to guide kid drivers on the phone who are trying to find one of our customers whose place is on the wrong side of the highway on every GPS . I have never even tried to use one , after some of the horror stories I have heard . I have this thing called a sense of direction , that I guess I was born with . In 1970 at 18 years old , I decided to go see some friends in Oregon , from Erie , Pa, , I had been there once before , by plane , & not particularly fond of flying , got 3 maps – eastern U.S. / western U.S. & one of the whole country , along with a triptik from AAA ( followed the main highways – ( for emergencies only ) . I saw most of the country by back roads & even went back to PA. by way of the Q.E.W. in Canada , Between going west or east in case of doubt , & sometimes relying on strangers I met along the way , I had an adventure I will never forget . Ah , yes , the country was a much nicer place back then .

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    mattro53  8 months ago

    Is that device your servant or your master?

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    Leojim  8 months ago

    Wow, rat has turned into a useless snowflake.

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    Masterskrain Premium Member 8 months ago

    It must have been made by the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation!

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    chmsam  8 months ago

    I use a GPS app that uses OSM maps (Google it) and I update them all the time. I also have a Bluetooth GPS that gets claimed accuracy as low as ~ +/- 3’ (1 meter). It does – I’ve checked it. Human error every once in awhile but I have realy good maps too. Unlike the BMW driver who followed his GPS – off a pier. Or the woman in Belgium who drove over 900 miles by GPS to see her friend in Brussels – that’s a little over 90 miles away. Trust but verify.

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    Kveldulf  8 months ago

    Last week I was trapped for three hours on a stalled escalator!

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    pchemcat  8 months ago

    I know way too many people who depend solely on their GPS to get them places. Me? Give me a map and I’m good to go. While travelling in a group, I’ve gotten our GPSers out of a mess a few times.

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    rwstyles1234  8 months ago

    The most disturbing part of the pathfinder software is it’s failure to optimize. It will give you a route, but if you examine it, a tiny tweak will improve it greatly.I don’t want to make 17 turns – you know – go 1.2 miles, turn left, go .7 miles, turn right. A route with no turns that is 2 miles longer is good!

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    Radish? Premium Member 8 months ago

    Recalculating, sigh…

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    Sisyphos  8 months ago

    Rat, you are such a techno-baby! I’m surprised. Pig is The Man today!

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    Earthling  8 months ago

    Well, Lewis and Clark he’s not.

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