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    • iPhone 4 Reception Solutions

      9 years ago

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    • This Is What I Call Circular Logic

      9 years ago

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      This logic is also self-defeating in the sense that it is actually illogical.

    • Plugging The Hole; You're Doing It Wrong

      9 years ago

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      You should do it right.

    • It Is A Valid Question

      9 years ago

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    • Does Google Control You?

      9 years ago

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      Woman, hit by car, sues Google for faulty directions
      May 31, 2010 9:49 AM PDT

      Why trust the machines when you can trust your own eyes, your own brain, your own basic sense of survival?

      This philosophical question comes to mind after reading the tragic tale of a woman, her eyes, her brain, her BlackBerry, and her Google Maps.

      According to an exhaustive analysis presented by Search Engine Land, Lauren Rosenberg decided to take a walk in Park City, Utah, on January 19, 2009.

      I will try and ignore just how fundamentally un-American this act was in order to focus on some of the ensuing action.

      Rosenberg fingered her trusted BlackBerry and asked it to tell her just how she might walk between 96 Daly Street and 1710 Prospector Avenue. Her BlackBerry turned to the world's great walking resource, Google Maps. Google Maps suggested that she should, as part of her journey, amble along Deer Valley Drive.

      For all of you who have not had the pleasure of strolling there, might I quote papers filed by Rosenberg's lawyers with the Utah courts. These papers describe Deer Valley Drive as "a.k.a. State Route 224, a rural highway with no sidewalks, and a roadway that exhibits motor vehicles traveling at high speeds, that is not reasonably safe for pedestrians."

      There is perhaps nothing finer than a roadway that bothers to exhibit motor vehicles. Yet this was not quite the exhibition that Rosenberg had in mind. For during her stroll along State Route 224 aka Deer Valley Drive she was allegedly struck by a car driven by Patrick Harwood.

      She's suing Harwood. And she is also suing Google.

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      The contentious route. Note the warning. But that's on the laptop version.
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      Perhaps some of you might think of Rosenberg as just a perambulating chaser. Yet she and her lawyers reason that Google's walking directions were "careless, reckless, and negligent providing of unsafe directions."

      Now this is the point at which your complex minds become engaged and my rather simpler version becomes divorced. You see, if you ask Google Maps for walking directions on your laptop you get a very clear warning--yes, on one of those lovely beigey-yellow backgrounds--that reads: "Walking Direction are in Beta. Use caution--This route may be missing sidewalks or pedestrian paths."

      The question is, does this warning appear when you go to Google Maps on your BlackBerry? Or, even more importantly, on Rosenberg's BlackBerry? It does not appear to appear on the iPhone. Which might suggest the same situation holds with the RIM phone.

      What I cannot ascertain from the court papers is why Rosenberg would want to walk this route in Utah. She is, it appears, from Los Angeles, which means that she might not have been used to walking at all.

      Equally puzzling is the first part part of the court papers where it is says that Rosenberg suffered mental, physical and emotional injuries that caused her to incur medical expenses "in an amount yet to be determined." And yet when it comes to the part about suing Google, medical expenses are said to exceed $100,000.

      Courts have not always been sympathetic to those who claim that they were merely following the orders of enlightened machines. There was the man in England who ordered his BMW down an unpaved cliffside lane, got stuck, and then claimed that his GPS made him do it. The court decided it was the driver's own brain that made him do so.

      Can Rosenberg expect Utah courts to be more sympathetic? In our world of increasingly diminished responsibility, might someone actually be in a position to prove that we are all now subjects of the Googleplex? Those Googlies have filmed our streets, made records of our Wi-Fi data, followed us around the Web until they could offer us ads that are "good" for us. Shouldn't we admit whose the supreme power truly is?

      Or might the judge emit a cough and declaim in the finest Latin: "Caveat walker"?

      Chris Matyszczyk is an award-winning creative director who advises major corporations on content creation and marketing. He brings an irreverent, sarcastic, and sometimes ironic voice to the tech world. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET.
    • Please Enjoy Your Stay

      9 years ago

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    • Adult Titles For Children's Movies

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      The concept is simple. Take the title of a movie, show or nursery rhyme or poem for children and give it an adult twist.

      For example:

      Iron Giant becomes Giant Iron Rod.

      Toy Story becomes Sex Toy Story.

      Get it? Got it? Good. Now go to it and don't be afraid to have fun with it. Show me how twisted you are.

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    • I've Done This Before

      9 years ago

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  • About Me

  • Comments (2451)

    • JeffSon

      10 years ago

      He does have his own holiday based on hooking up...

    • sandoutlawed

      10 years ago

      You have no idea smiley0.gif

    • sandoutlawed

      10 years ago

      Hell, I bet you'd look good in a hooptie sittin' on cinder blocks, wearin' a burlap sack wit' your hair tied back.



      That could quite possible be one of the most kinky things I have ever asked to do but so longs as more than hair is tied back, game on.


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    • Fhajad Forum Games Moderator

      10 years ago

      I'm about to give the shit up regardless.

    • Fhajad Forum Games Moderator

      10 years ago

      Telling me how to roll?

      Telling me how to roll?

      I think you need your eyes checked, sir.

    • MofuggerX

      10 years ago

      Dude, seriously??

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      Fucking raaawwrrrr...

    • sithhead2

      10 years ago

      eh, it's an ok movie

    • sithhead2

      10 years ago

      Ask KWierso.

      It's his stuff.

    • nosferatzu

      10 years ago

      Multi-Tasking with RVB and Pure Homework (Grades are partially slipping ya'kno)

    • nosferatzu

      10 years ago

      Sup brosif

    • JeffSon

      10 years ago

      If you can't beat 'em, join 'em and lead their armies to total victory...

    • nosferatzu

      10 years ago

      Your fucking profile picture makes me lose
      the desire on going to Wal-Mart

    • nosferatzu

      10 years ago

      Good days those were

    • sandoutlawed

      10 years ago

      See....that wasn't so hard now was it smiley8.gif

    • sandoutlawed

      10 years ago


      I'm just a humble man trying to keep a low profile in a cold cold world.



      That's why I am warm smiley1.gif

    • sandoutlawed

      10 years ago

      I know you are but who am I?



      Trust me, I have been trying to get to know YOU for quite some time now smiley8.gif




      Post edited 4/30/09 9:44AM

    • I_am_God

      10 years ago

      Wish I had a roomba to help me clean
      Thanks for the link

    • MAEJ

      10 years ago

      It'd be really simple too, but people would still get it wrong.

    • MAEJ

      10 years ago

      Someone should make a guide for it. A lot of people would end up not feeling embarrased.

    • MariaDawn

      10 years ago

      I understand that... that's why I've put in a special request. :p

    • MAEJ

      10 years ago

      Thanks for the info man. I feel pretty foolish for not checking if there already was one. Thanks again!

    • sandoutlawed

      10 years ago

      I know you ren't big on it which is why I was so excited you put one up.....just figured I would try smiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gif

    • Hybrass

      10 years ago

      this is exactly what I said:

      In reply to DiMono, #3578:

      Like this
      In reply to gus, #3577:

      That's the stuff I'd label as confirming the bug: is it actually a bug or is it a browser issue? It's posts like (from the bottom of the previous page for convenience) Fhajad talking about how he finds it odd that the guy would blank out his other Firefox tabs, and the half dozen posts that followed, that I call chatter. In my eyes, if it's useful to identifying what's a bug (what you're talking about) it's not chatter. It's when it isn't useful at all that I call it chatter.
    • burnie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      Hunh? That was the link to last week's podcast, #2.

    • JeffSon

      10 years ago

      That pretty much sums up exactly how I felt when I watched it.

      On the other hand, after learning what I did about Mandy Patinkin's objections to violence in media, I understood why he didn't want to stay a part of the subject matter.

      I missed him as Rube, though...

    • whtsnk58

      10 years ago

      Oh My God! That makes me one! I don't know I should do! Should I blow something up, or run and hide in a cave? smiley6.gif

    • whtsnk58

      10 years ago

      NExt thing they say, will be that downloading music illegally will make you a terrorist! smiley4.gifsmiley6.gif

    • The_Lady_Fey

      10 years ago

      I have refrained from posting in there because the members who frequent it are not not nice people. They look for reasons to neg mod...as if it is a joke.
      It's not.
      It makes me sad because I like the idea of the thread, but it just isn't a safe place to play.

    • The_Lady_Fey

      10 years ago

      Why are you like the only person by far that is posting in Caturday?

    • sandoutlawed

      10 years ago

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    • I_am_God

      10 years ago

      You know you love it lol

    • JeffSon

      10 years ago

      Because YouTube is less sophisticated than RT when it comes to comments.

    • Jerk_Off

      10 years ago

      Nice.

    • DongZilla

      10 years ago

      Jerk_Off...I think we found us the black Dutch Diggler.

    • Jerk_Off

      10 years ago

      What's this all about Dongzilla? It looks interesting.

    • DongZilla

      10 years ago

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    • DongZilla

      10 years ago

      Again...if you've got some shit to say, bring it to me. Or are you too busy being a "lyrical assassin?" Because "I am lolling" is a total fucking baller lyric. Fucking douche...

    • sandoutlawed

      10 years ago

      Ha, if you can still walk around in it then it's all good. I guess we are used to it.

    • sandoutlawed

      10 years ago

      I will admit that was hilarious! We have like 50 mile an hour wind here today....I can handle the clouds and rain crap but I HATE wind!!!!

    • sandoutlawed

      10 years ago

      So......your interests are kinda limited I caught that you like movies, but I feel like I missed something else.

    • miindless200

      10 years ago

      dude ok it got blocked my bad...why fo people get all crazy about it...I got mad because people would treat me like crap over a mistake. NExt time ill do it by the rules...just dont say im a failure and its crap...everyone has to start somewere and it would help if people didnt patronize me.

    • ShadowStylez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      I just can't seem to picture you with hair down to your ass, wailing away on a guitar...

      Well, once upon a time I actually HAD hair down to my ass (I was dreadlocked) but I couldn't wail away on anything but a tabletop (like a drum).

    • JeffSon

      10 years ago

      I just can't seem to picture you with hair down to your ass, wailing away on a guitar...

    • JeffSon

      10 years ago

      Squall beat you to it...

    • sandoutlawed

      10 years ago

      Well then I got ya covered!!!!!!

    • sandoutlawed

      10 years ago

      Ohhhhhhhhhh....that was so not nice!! Funny, way stinkin' funny. So what if I do have a big ass?!?

    • sandoutlawed

      10 years ago

      What can I say, I was born with an innate sense of humor that just seems to be all encompassing.


      You love it.

    • sandoutlawed

      10 years ago

      In reply to ShadowStylez, #5:

      How does your husband feel about this?




      Well, hopefully he doesn't love those guys the same way I do but I could ask him if he feels that way smiley8.gif

    • JeffSon

      10 years ago

      We already started Fight Club.

      I just wasn't allowed to tell you about it... smiley3.gif

    • MariaDawn

      10 years ago

      lol Now you're just being silly... and I'm still blushing. :p

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