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#31 OFFLINE   Snoopy49

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:41 PM

The Tom Tom is a neat little gadget, but not a priority. I've navigated the entire lower 48 with just road maps with no problem -- I just thought the Tom Tom might be useful in the cities.

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Not to mention that the Tom Tom probably has lifetime traffic and maps, which the NAV doesn't have and it can be transfered from car to car, truck or motorcycle.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:45 AM

I did special order the car. Call me "old school," but I never considered the NAV package. Maybe I should've, but it seemed a bit expensive when I can get a Tom Tom for less than $200. And I find it a bit creepy (not to mention ironic) talking to an onboard computer, dictating and confirming cabin temperatures and radio station settings and whatnot, as if I were talking to HAL 2000, when instead, I consider the 2013 GT500 as sort of a modern-day variant of the original AC Cobra, which didn't even have a heater or a radio. The Tom Tom is a neat little gadget, but not a priority. I've navigated the entire lower 48 with just road maps with no problem -- I just thought the Tom Tom might be useful in the cities.

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Oh, I see. 2010 HAL taking control.."What are you doing Dave?" "Daisy, Daisy, Give me your answer do." :hysterical: Ok, I understand, was just a little curious I guess. I hear them old fashioned paper maps that we used to get free at the fillin' station could get you clear cross the whole dern country with no problem. I guess they could work too. Except when my wife reads them. Last time she used one all I remember is me asking, "What exit do I take?" and she said "Give me a minute, let's see, Uh, you take that last exit back there". I like to hear a sexy electronic voice say "Exit on the right in 2 miles, 1-1/2 miles, 1 mile, 1/2 mile, exit right now."

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:07 AM

Oh, I see. 2010 HAL taking control.."What are you doing Dave?" "Daisy, Daisy, Give me your answer do." :hysterical: Ok, I understand, was just a little curious I guess. I hear them old fashioned paper maps that we used to get free at the fillin' station could get you clear cross the whole dern country with no problem. I guess they could work too. Except when my wife reads them. Last time she used one all I remember is me asking, "What exit do I take?" and she said "Give me a minute, let's see, Uh, you take that last exit back there". I like to hear a sexy electronic voice say "Exit on the right in 2 miles, 1-1/2 miles, 1 mile, 1/2 mile, exit right now."


It is actually the HAL 9000 logic unit. For you Kubrick purists - the letters H A L preceed the letters I B M in the alphabet.

The heck with the paper maps - just drive around until you find a water tower with the city name on it.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:58 PM

It is actually the HAL 9000 logic unit. For you Kubrick purists - the letters H A L preceed the letters I B M in the alphabet.

The heck with the paper maps - just drive around until you find a water tower with the city name on it.


Dang! Sorry to suggest HAL 2000 when it should have been HAL 9000. It's been a long time!

Interesting connection with HAL and IBM. Any story behind that?

As far as driving around until you find a water tower with the city name on it, that doesn't work so well in the Desert Southwest. We do tend to have good roads, though, which (unless they are on a reservation) lead somewhere, or at least to a convenience store, where one can get enough gas, beer, ammo, and snacks to get to the next place down the road.




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