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Reasons why New York Sucks

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Darkside

    Darkside Well-Known Member

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    I drive everyday to work in a city that's arguably worse than NYC (Boston). Waze haz saved my azz many timez.
     
  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    Y'all's problem is trying to get in and out of Manhattan in the first place. Live/die here or stay away are the only real options.
     
  3. Darkside

    Darkside Well-Known Member

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    UI looks a little dated, but it's functional and somewhat aesthetic if you go into settings and turn off all the bullshit extras. And don't click on the ads.
     
  4. Mulan

    Mulan Well-Known Member

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    Sinkhole at 5th Ave and 64th Street, Brooklyn.
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  5. Churchill W

    Churchill W Well-Known Member

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    Strange that there are such varying results with Waze and Google Maps. They're both Google products/companies and Waze feeds into Maps.
     
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  6. Joffrey

    Joffrey Well-Known Member

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    Waze was an independent company before joining google. They've likely kept the Waze team independent.
     
  7. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    Let's hope. Google Maps is garbage - really just clickbait for advertising by businesses.
     
  8. lefty

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    There are ads? They expect you to look at ads while you drive?

    I can barely stomach the settings menu. Mood? Sunflower or Ninja? Fuck off.

    What to turn off the make it as lean as possible? Want here-to-there without any bullshit.

    lefty
     
  9. Darkside

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    The Ed Helms voice you experienced was an ad you (probably inadvertently) clicked on, I believe. Just go to My Waze>Settings>and turn off every possibly notification, social media, etc. It's pretty straight forward.
     
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  11. lawyerdad

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    I just meant "advertising" in the sense of steering you to various local business, either by having their "pins" pop up prominently on the map, or in the listing it gives you dor, say, "pizza nearby"
     
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    It does that? Maybe I've so trained myself to ignore internet ads that I never noticed. I also never look at the screen.

    How soon before someone updating road conditions causes an accident? Would you take that case on behalf of the victim's family?

    lefty
     
  13. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    Eh, I never did plaintiffs' side PI work, so I'm probably not the person to ask.

    That said, I don't think it's really a Waze question specifically. There are a million apps and functions where the owners know they're enticing people to type shit on their phones while driving. You think Domino's doesn't realize (and hope) that tons of people will be ordering pizza through their app while driving home? Yes, Waze is more specific to the driving experience, but I'm sure they have some bullshit disclaimer/warning about not actually sending the updates until you're safely pulled over or whatever. The case may be slightly better against them than other apps or the device makers themselves, but my gut reaction is that's a difference of degree, not kind.
     
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  14. aravenel

    aravenel Well-Known Member

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    Came to say the same--surprised to see folks are seeing such dramatic differences.
     
  15. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    "While there will be some minor fluctuations in temperature, a persistent ridge of high pressure will keep the warmth and humidity locked into the East through most of the rest of August."
     
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  16. ter1413

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    It is Summer......
     
  17. patrickBOOTH

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    Doesn't mean it doesn't suck.
     
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    i think somebody just drowned in the Hudson. Couldn't really tell from so far up.
     
  19. lawyerdad

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    Did you wait long enough for the cement to set properly?
     
  20. gomestar

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    well they certainly appeared to be plucking somebody from the river (the presence of ladders and NYPD boats aided this conclusion), and then they sprinted them to an ambulance. Now there's news people out there.
     

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