• Debra (unregistered)

    Киевский вокзал <3 so beautiful

  • Little Bobby Tables (unregistered)

    I've always been greatly amused at the fact that "railway station" in Russian is a word which phoneticises as "vokzal" -- which is a direct borrowing of the English placename "Vauxhall".

  • bvs23bkv33 (unregistered)

    Ivan! that is not a trip, google maps just want you to find Waldo again

  • Joe Torben (unregistered)

    Amusingly enough, the Gas Networks Ireland thing still isn't fixed: https://www.gasnetworks.ie/home/gas-meter/report-meter-tampering/thank-you/

  • Brian (unregistered)

    That IEEE one looks more like a case of human error. The fields aren't written in a way that looks like it was intended for automated substitution. So someone probably sent out a template to someone else, and that someone else didn't understand that it was a template and just sent it out as-is.

  • eric bloedow (unregistered)

    the first one reminded me of one i saw where someone tried to use a "trip planner" program to plan a trip from New York to Tampa Bay (Florida), and it suggested going by way of...Chicago!

  • Hoodia Botrom (unregistered) in reply to Joe Torben

    yeah - how could a utility company possibly make any money with lorem ipsum text on their website? what fools...obviously this should be their top priority. fuck it, change the vision/mission of the company to reflect that.

    fucking programmers, always missing the forest for the trees and thinking they're smarter than everyone else...

  • Joe (unregistered) in reply to bvs23bkv33

    they are blocking Russia

  • Google Maps guy (unregistered)

    I do some of the graphics programming for Google Maps, and I've never seen a bug like the one posted. If it's an older phone, it's almost definitely a bug in the GPU driver - those always look particularly strange.

  • spadgas (unregistered)

    google maps is fun. I wanted to find out how far it was from Cheddar Gorge to the coast.

    Apparently there's a restaurant on the Isle of Wight called 'The Coast'. Well, it's certainly close to a coast, but not quite the one I wanted.

    So I tried with just 'coast'

    That's apparently a town near London.

    I gave up and looked at the map and used Weston Super Mare as the nearest reference.

  • PenguinF (unregistered)

    Assuming Ivan is Russian born, I feel sorry he had to learn another alphabet before being able to use a phone.

  • (nodebb)

    Driving for team Three Letter Acronym.

  • stal (unregistered) in reply to Joe Torben

    Also, they seem to really object to meter "tempering".

  • RLB (unregistered) in reply to stal

    @stal Well, wouldn't you? Heating the meters up to red-hot temperatures and then plunging them into icy water just cannot be good for their accuracy.

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