GPS tries to kill Massachusetts woman

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Ar-Pharazon, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Just when I thought the only people this stupid were on TV.

    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unQJNB_8HiI[/YT]
     
  2. Sector 7

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    This is what happens when people blindly follow machines, instead of using Common Sense.
     
  3. auntiehill

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    If you're that stupid, you shouldn't be driving in the first place.
     
  4. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    ^ Especially with kids along for the ride.

    I mean, if people want to thin themselves out of the herd via Darwinism, that's fine. But don't drag your kids into it.
     
  5. Gaseous Anomaly

    Gaseous Anomaly Pimpin' Robot Admiral Premium Member

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    what is this common sense you speak of/

    i kid i kid, this is not the first instance of gps doing this sort of thing, it would seem stupid will always be stupid and ripe for the killing by Darwin.
     
  6. Yoda

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    I think the whole point of Darwinism would kind or require the kids to die as well on account of them carrying the 'derp' genes in question...
     
  7. Kestra

    Kestra Admiral Premium Member

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    The article is a little unclear. Was it instructing her to cross the tracks and for some reason her car got stuck? There are plenty of railroad crossings that don't have the arms that come down, but it doesn't look like a proper crossing from the pictures. If it was a rural area it could be more difficult to tell, possibly.

    She doesn't sound like a complete idiot. I mean, she realized her mistake, realized she was stuck, and got out of there with her kids. Making a mistake doesn't mean she deserves to die.
     
  8. Avon

    Avon Commodore Commodore

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    cars have got stuck on normal rail crossings plenty of times without any gps involved.

    and Darwinism? As she had the sense to get out does that make her DarWinning?
     
  9. Yoda

    Yoda Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The whole point is she turned onto the tracks.. The train hit the car head on. Presumably the GPS was telling her to take a right onto the road past the railroad tracks or something.

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  10. MacLeod

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    Sat Navs are a driving aid nothing more, it's not the sat navs fault you turned onto a railway track. It's the drivers fault. The GPS might have have had you several metre's away from your actually location.
     
  11. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored The Norf Remembers Moderator

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    It's not totally her fault. She ordered KITT, but they sent her KARR, the evil one, instead.

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  12. Gov Kodos

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    Maybe there was a problem with the AE-35 unit?
     
  13. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    Perhaps Dave and Frank need to fix or replace the AE-35 unit then.
     
  14. Emher

    Emher Admiral Admiral

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    The fuck I need a GPS for? I got a map!
     
  15. Gov Kodos

    Gov Kodos Admiral Admiral

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    While that GPS made some poor decisions, lately, I'm sure it has the greatest enthusiasm for its mission.
     
  16. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    I've used a sat-nav for when I was a field employee and I might be in a different location every day/week. It was a useful tool to find a specific location in a place I had never been. But I sill looked at road signs and checked if I could turn down a road, it might have changed since the sat-nav map I was using.

    And I'm sure it enjoyed working with humans, and would continue to do so even if sperated by great distances. :p
     
  17. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Dave....my GPS is going. I can feel it. Daisy, daisy, give me your answer do...
     
  18. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I have had several people get wrong directions to my place of work, then argue with me about what was there.

    "Can't you see the sign, lady?"

    Carto craft used to make such nice mapbooks too.
     
  19. RoJoHen

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    I'm with you on this. The article is unclear about a few things. Just because she followed the GPS's directions doesn't mean she's an idiot. The fact that she was using GPS at all suggests that she was unfamiliar with the area; how was she supposed to know that she was going to be crossing an uncrossable railroad track?

    People calling her an idiot are acting like they've never made a wrong turn before. At least she had the sense to get everybody out of the car.
     
  20. Yoda

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    What uncrossable track? :confused: It's a perfectly normal crossing. Where the tracks sink into the road... and there are arms and and lights and signs and everything. Look at the picture. A GI Joe toy could drive through it. She turned onto the tracks as if they were a road. That's why she got stuck.