From: Ian Dalziel on
On Fri, 25 Dec 2009 13:13:36 GMT, James Martin(a)hgvu.com wrote:

>On Fri, 25 Dec 2009 12:18:03 +0000, Ian Dalziel
><iandalziel(a)lineone.net> wrote:
>
>>On Fri, 25 Dec 2009 11:48:44 GMT, James Martin(a)hgvu.com wrote:
>>
>>>On Thu, 24 Dec 2009 22:39:11 GMT, Harry Bloomfield
>>><harry.m1byt(a)NOSPAM.tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>I can relax and get on with concentrating with driving and let the
>>>>satnav get me where I'm going.
>>>And what are you going to do if your satnav goes nackared one day when
>>>you are miles away from home? you wouldn't have a clue due to the fact
>>>that you have been so used to sitting there doing what your useless
>>>satnav has been telling you to do .
>>
>>Why would I forget how to read a map because my Satnav broke down?

>Then why spend money on a satnav if you are still going to have to
>carry a map about with you ? I do not carry a map about with me anyway
>I look at it before leaving home if I need to.

"Have to carry a map"? How heavy are your maps?

What are you going to do if a road is blocked one day when you are
miles away from home? You wouldn't have a clue due to the fact that
your useless map is sitting at home...

Your logic is nackared, mate.

--

Ian D
From: AlanG on
On Fri, 25 Dec 2009 12:28:35 -0000, "Mr X" <invalid(a)invalid.com>
wrote:

>
><James Martin(a)hgvu.com> wrote in message
>news:0399j5hve9mci2nn31ovno3hush83g7u1c(a)4ax.com...
>> On Thu, 24 Dec 2009 22:39:11 GMT, Harry Bloomfield
>> <harry.m1byt(a)NOSPAM.tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>>I can relax and get on with concentrating with driving and let the
>>>satnav get me where I'm going.
>> And what are you going to do if your satnav goes nackared one day when
>> you are miles away from home? you wouldn't have a clue due to the fact
>> that you have been so used to sitting there doing what your useless
>> satnav has been telling you to do .
>Then I would follow the road signs.

I recently spent an hour driving around a large town at night looking
for a road sign indicating a town about 10 miles away. I eventually
got directions from someone. When I returned the next day in daylight
I saw the direction sign was obscured by vegetation.

I bought a satnav the next week

>Do you have a starting crank on your car? Why would you want modern rubbish
>like electric starting - after all it could fail!
>In fact why have a car at all. A horse is much more reliable than such
>modern rubbish is the internal combustion engine!
>

From: johnwright ""john" on
James Martin(a)hgvu.com wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Dec 2009 22:52:48 -0000, "Ophelia" <Ophelia(a)Elsinore.me.uk>
> wrote:
>
>> "Harry Bloomfield" <harry.m1byt(a)NOSPAM.tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
>> news:mn.c54f7d9c419d2cc5.106911(a)NOSPAM.tiscali.co.uk...
>>> Ophelia brought next idea :
>>>> James Martin(a)hgvu.com wrote:
>>>>> I gave the one a friend bought a try out have read previously how
>>>>> "wonderful" they where .
>>>> Ok but I found I needed time to accustom myself to it. I hated it at
>>>> first, but now I wouldn't be without it.
>>> I have had mine for around five years and I took to it instantly. Of
>>> course the more I used it, the more I found it was not absolutely
>>> infallible, but it comes very close. Certainly I would have more faith in
>>> it combined with some basic good sense, than someone sat alongside me with
>>> a map and an AtoZ.
>>>
>>> I can relax and get on with concentrating with driving and let the satnav
>>> get me where I'm going.
>> Quite so:) ...and as I am sure you know very well, it does help if one
>> doesn't leave common sense at home :)
> When one has been used to finding your way around the country for many
> many years before all the modern rubbish was invented one never has
> any problems getting from a to b .

In aviation one used to spend a lot of time navigating around. Things
have got better since it was realised that not only was it time
consuming it was also largely inaccurate around the time of WWII. It can
only be seen as an improvement in this sense.

--

I'm not apathetic... I just don't give a sh** anymore

?John Wright

From: Ophelia on

<James Martin(a)hgvu.com> wrote in message
news:0399j5hve9mci2nn31ovno3hush83g7u1c(a)4ax.com...
> On Thu, 24 Dec 2009 22:39:11 GMT, Harry Bloomfield
> <harry.m1byt(a)NOSPAM.tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
>
>
>
>>I can relax and get on with concentrating with driving and let the
>>satnav get me where I'm going.
> And what are you going to do if your satnav goes nackared one day when
> you are miles away from home? you wouldn't have a clue due to the fact
> that you have been so used to sitting there doing what your useless
> satnav has been telling you to do .

I can only answer for myself, but I carry a road map too.



From: Ophelia on

<James Martin(a)hgvu.com> wrote in message
news:0399j5hve9mci2nn31ovno3hush83g7u1c(a)4ax.com...
> On Thu, 24 Dec 2009 22:39:11 GMT, Harry Bloomfield
> <harry.m1byt(a)NOSPAM.tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
>
>
>
>>I can relax and get on with concentrating with driving and let the
>>satnav get me where I'm going.
> And what are you going to do if your satnav goes nackared one day when
> you are miles away from home? you wouldn't have a clue due to the fact
> that you have been so used to sitting there doing what your useless
> satnav has been telling you to do .

I can only answer for myself, but I carry a road map too.


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