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Thought #1 - my car's GPS

When I bought my car, it came with a GPS system via the XM Radio. I really don't want to become one of those people who can't get to the grocery store without using the GPS, so I resisted using it. I have slowly started to warm to the system, largely because I found a display mode that shows me not just the next turn but the next three turns.

Thought #2 - car sunroof

Also when I bought my car, it came with a sunroof. I didn't look for that feature, it just happened to be on the vehicle that otherwise had the features I wanted. I have also found this useful, in that on a warm day one can pop the roof and get a breeze in the vehicle.

Thought #3 - other drivers

I've noticed a lot more rude drivers the past few days. For example, the "older" (my age) guy driving a Corvette who stood on his horn the instant the light turned green. Or the two (2) (!!) drivers who cut me off this AM. I blame it on Trump.

Date: 2017-05-17 05:48 pm (UTC)
nodrog: the Comedian (Comedian)
From: [personal profile] nodrog

I blame it on Trump

Why ever in the world - Oh, that's right, G W Bush is out of office.  Rude drivers were blamed on him, back in the day - by people whose road etiquette made Republican drivers seem er, conservative.

Date: 2017-05-17 05:57 pm (UTC)
nodrog: 'Quisp' Cereal Box (Quisp)
From: [personal profile] nodrog

What astounds me about GPS is its extreme accuracy.  Considering how it works, from satellites in orbit, it's astonishing to see how “doming” of potential earthquake sites, causing the ground to rise by millimeters, is measured by GPS devices… how drones are kept at a constant altitude accurate to inches by their GPS locations… and how some years ago I was driving down I-85 to Atlanta in a GPS-equipped vehicle that informed me I was in the wrong lane.

All this, from orbit!

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