• (cs)

    To be fair to the google maps one showing the arrow across the divider, I've had people give me directions like that: Turn here Here HERE!!! Um, into the brick wall (on the side of the highway)? But the street we want is behind it!

  • ui (unregistered)

    Do not read!

  • 50% Opacity (unregistered) in reply to ui

    You're supposed to put a bar code there that scans "Do not read".

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  • Ryuzaki (unregistered)

    Do not Bar Code.

  • weirded verber (unregistered)

    Do not comment

    CAPTCHA: transverbero - to 'weird' verbs

  • Scott (unregistered)

    Duhh... you're not supposed to scan the LETTERS. The scanner can't read them. Scan the bar code.

    Kids these days... mutter, mutter...

  • Ronald McDonald (unregistered)
    John W. snapped this on Memorial Day off of I-95.
    Wow what a typo. Let's see if we can fix that:
    John W. snapped this on Memorial Day of 1995.
    There we go. No one uses modems anymore. Right?
  • Fred (unregistered)

    Yeah, I saw that same magician when I was in Vegas. Except he flew the top 8 stories of our hotel right across the street and set it down on top of this other hotel. Or something like that. I'm not exactly sure, I was really drunk at the time. But anyway, I've seen it. Yawn.

  • (cs)

    For the map to sears... well, it's pretty obvious he's in Arkansas or something, and is going to a sears in New Jersey. Now, if he is in New Jersey, and he told it Arkansas, or he's in Arkansas and told it New Jersey... that's his problem.

  • Mad? Muhahaha (unregistered)

    All these years you've been waiting for science to perfect the artificial {take your pick: man, woman} and now that it is here all it does is give lousy back seat driver directions just like a real {man, woman}. Not exactly what you had in mind, is it?

  • JD (unregistered)

    It's not uncommon for Google Maps or even paid-for GPS services to be slightly out on current road layouts (they do change periodically, after all). This wouldn't be a problem if it weren't for that small number of GPS users who do whatever the GPS tells them to, even if that involves driving off a cliff. Seriously, I have seen people with SUVs in ditches, sheepishly explaining to a police officer that "the GPS told me to go right...".

  • Rob (unregistered)

    Clearly you're not familiar with Philadelphia. You're expected to jump the divider.

  • Graham Stewart (unregistered)

    Surely if you're only a mile from Sears then you could just, y'know, WALK?

  • Philip (unregistered)
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  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Rob
    Rob:
    Clearly you're not familiar with Philadelphia. You're expected to jump the divider.
    ...with your piece drawn, popping caps like a muthafu-
  • YetAnotherDave (unregistered)

    Hmm, a corporate headquarters-like building with no leg to stand on ... That wouldn't happen to be the Enron building, would it?

  • John (unregistered) in reply to YetAnotherDave
    YetAnotherDave:
    Hmm, a corporate headquarters-like building with no leg to stand on ... That wouldn't happen to be the Enron building, would it?
    Can we get a rimshot for this man?
  • Anon (unregistered)

    Umm, the no-13th floor building is simply explained by the sunlight covering part of it. No WTF there.

  • Yogi (unregistered) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    Umm, the no-13th floor building is simply explained by the sunlight covering part of it. No WTF there.
    Yeah, because light is quite useful for covering things. Like this one time I poured a bucketful of light on my car, and now the speed cameras get nothing!
  • (cs) in reply to Isuwen
    Isuwen:
    For the map to sears... well, it's pretty obvious he's in Arkansas or something, and is going to a sears in New Jersey. Now, if he is in New Jersey, and he told it Arkansas, or he's in Arkansas and told it New Jersey... that's his problem.

    Woodston, Kansas, actually. And I'm sure there is no Sears within a mile of there. Within 40 miles, even. Therefore, he lives in NJ - so Sears gave him the correct "closest" location... but messed up when passing his address to MapQuest. By 1500 miles.

  • (cs) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    Umm, the no-13th floor building is simply explained by the sunlight covering part of it. No WTF there.

    Gee, thanks, Bill Nye!

  • Idiot Police (unregistered) in reply to Ronald McDonald
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  • (cs) in reply to Graham Stewart
    Graham Stewart:
    Surely if you're only a mile from Sears then you could just, y'know, WALK?
    To there, probably. (Though I wouldn't want to do it in the northern US's current below-zero weather.) Getting back could be a bit difficult, especially if you're buying any of their larger Craftsman products. :)
  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Idiot Police
    Idiot Police :
    <snip>
    This is why I hate this community. Shame, because most of you are great.
  • (cs)

    A barcode that says "Do Not Scan" usually means there is another barcode on the box somewhere that you should scan instead.

  • Dennis (unregistered) in reply to ATimson
    ATimson:
    Graham Stewart:
    Surely if you're only a mile from Sears then you could just, y'know, WALK?
    To there, probably. (Though I wouldn't want to do it in the northern US's current below-zero weather.) Getting back could be a bit difficult, especially if you're buying any of their larger Craftsman products. :)

    Buy a riding mower. Problem solved!

  • MadCow42 (unregistered)

    I had submitted a Google Maps muckup too... a very clear direction to turn left across a divided highway, to go down the wrong way on an on-ramp. I wish I could find the picture still.

    Google Maps is great, especially the street view part... but not ready for prime-time, turn-by-turn use. Once they get there, it would be great to have it built into GPS systems.

    MadCow.

  • Your Name (unregistered) in reply to Idiot Police

    Cable modems aren't modems...

  • (cs) in reply to bryan986
    bryan986:
    A barcode that says "Do Not Scan" usually means there is another barcode on the box somewhere that you should scan instead.

    Then, why have the "do not scan" bar code in the first place? Is it just for decoration?

  • (cs)

    At least you didn't have to swim across the Atlantic.

  • Mark (unregistered) in reply to Voodoo Coder
    Voodoo Coder:
    bryan986:
    A barcode that says "Do Not Scan" usually means there is another barcode on the box somewhere that you should scan instead.

    Then, why have the "do not scan" bar code in the first place? Is it just for decoration?

    It's a government mandate. Gotta keep the union barcode printers in business ya know...

  • NeoMojo (unregistered) in reply to Voodoo Coder
    Voodoo Coder:
    bryan986:
    A barcode that says "Do Not Scan" usually means there is another barcode on the box somewhere that you should scan instead.
    Then, why have the "do not scan" bar code in the first place? Is it just for decoration?
    In a world run by robots, bar codes are decoration.

    I passed the captcha, so I can't be a robot.

  • Chris M. (unregistered) in reply to Your Name
    Your Name:
    Cable modems aren't modems...

    Um, yes, they are. That's why they're called that. They modulate, they demodulate, the whole deal.

  • (cs) in reply to Graham Stewart
    Graham Stewart:
    Surely if you're only a mile from Sears then you could just, y'know, WALK?
    And walk back with a washer and dryer on your back? Or do you usually go to Sears just for shits and giggles?
  • (cs)
    Scott S:
    ...and then back gain."
    My best back gain comes from having my girlfriend give me a good long back massage.
  • Andir (unregistered) in reply to Bappi
    Bappi:
    And walk back with a washer and dryer on your back? Or do you usually go to Sears just for shits and giggles?
    As a matter of fact, I do. I go there on the weekends just to walk around, shit and giggle.
  • SmartAlex (unregistered) in reply to Mad? Muhahaha
    Mad? Muhahaha:
    All these years you've been waiting for science to perfect the artificial {woman} and now that it is here all it does is give lousy back seat driver directions just like a real {woman}. Not exactly what you had in mind, is it?

    FTFY. No real man would give directions in a car to anyone, back seat or otherwise. (Well, unless they were BOTH in the back seat and the car was stopped . . .)

  • DocWat232 (unregistered) in reply to Ronald McDonald
    Ronald McDonald:
    John W. snapped this on Memorial Day off of I-95.
    Wow what a typo. Let's see if we can fix that:
    John W. snapped this on Memorial Day of 1995.

    Actually, the quote is correct. It can be parsed as "John W. snapped this on Memorial Day off of Interstate 95."

    I-95 is the name of a highway.

  • (cs) in reply to SlyEcho
    SlyEcho:
    At least you didn't have to swim across the Atlantic.
    ...like this: [image]

    I enjoyed my vacations on Miami but, boy, did I get tired!

  • (cs) in reply to DocWat232
    DocWat232:
    I-95 is the name of a highway.
    You picked up on that, did you?
  • adiener (unregistered)
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  • derula (unregistered) in reply to Smash King
    Smash King:
    SlyEcho:
    At least you didn't have to swim across the Atlantic.
    ...like this: [img skipped]

    I enjoyed my vacations on Miami but, boy, did I get tired!

    I tried to reproduce that, but Google said it couldn't find a route between those cities. Seems they "fixed" it.

  • Mike (unregistered)

    The directions services REALLY have an issue with route 1 in New Jersey. I remember the google error that would make you u-turn about 100 times to go a 1/2 mile down the road on route 1.

  • (cs) in reply to Voodoo Coder
    Voodoo Coder:
    bryan986:
    A barcode that says "Do Not Scan" usually means there is another barcode on the box somewhere that you should scan instead.

    Then, why have the "do not scan" bar code in the first place? Is it just for decoration?

    Probably because the 'do not scan' bar code is for internal factory/warehouse use only and wouldn't refer correctly to the contents of the box.

  • (cs) in reply to Bappi
    Bappi:
    Graham Stewart:
    Surely if you're only a mile from Sears then you could just, y'know, WALK?
    And walk back with a washer and dryer on your back? Or do you usually go to Sears just for shits and giggles?
    I once lived in the mid west and the local sears (long time back) had catalogs for every thing you could imagine. You could get some shits (fertilizer) in the farming catalog and giggles in the toy catalog (laughing dolls).

    Honestly, that place has everything

  • nB (unregistered) in reply to Your Name
    Your Name:
    Cable modems aren't modems...
    you mean they don't modulate and demodulate a signal? I'll be damned!
  • Wade (unregistered)

    The barcode for "Do Not Scan" is the barcode for the box, which is only used at the box factory, and the people at the box factory do not understand any English, so they don't know not to scan it. The people who work at the fill-the-box factory understand English, so they know not to scan it, and they add the barcode for the item in the box.

    Also, plenty of people still use dial-up modems. I'm going back to the Midwest at Christmas to visit both my parents and my wife's parents, and I will have dial-up connections at both places. Sigh.

  • (cs) in reply to Flatline
    Flatline:
    Voodoo Coder:
    bryan986:
    A barcode that says "Do Not Scan" usually means there is another barcode on the box somewhere that you should scan instead.

    Then, why have the "do not scan" bar code in the first place? Is it just for decoration?

    Probably because the 'do not scan' bar code is for internal factory/warehouse use only and wouldn't refer correctly to the contents of the box.

    Yeah, I kinda thought that...and since the kind of people who get paid to scan boxes might not always have the finest of deductive reasoning (no offense intended to the intelligent box scanners, of course)....they probably can't rely on the operator rotating the box when the bar code they scan returns an error...

  • Erik (unregistered) in reply to Idiot Police
    TRWTF is some people think we don't still use modems.

    Currently in three confirmed locations 3 modems are still in use. The breakout is as followed...

    2x DSL Modems

    1x Cable Modem

    = 3 Modems total

    The image clearly says "No Dialtone". Now, maybe my DSL modem is defective or something, but it's never complained about "no dialtone" before.

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