i thought this was funny

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Jongewehr, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Jongewehr macrumors 6502

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    i just got a letter from apple the return addres is


    :apple:
    Apple Inc.
    125245 Riata VISTA Circle
    Austin Texas 78727

    Hence the vista.

    just thought was kinda humorous
     
  2. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Rolling on the floor laughing laugh out loud laugh my ass off?
     
  3. Jongewehr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i sense sarcasm lol
     
  4. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    You are correct sir.
    The most the return address got out of me was a mildly assumed "HuH" (not like a question, but as a kind of sigh.)
     
  5. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, they already have 1 Infinite Loop so I guess they didn't want to do it twice.
     
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  7. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    Didn't really do it for me either, but I see the direction they were headed... :p
     
  8. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    With a street number of 125245, Riata Vista must be a very long street!!
     
  9. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

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    Haha.

    This post was funnier than the OP.
     
  10. Jongewehr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i agree lol
     
  11. LizKat macrumors 68030

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    Probably just an E911 address (enhanced emergency location system). Depending on locale, US addresses are usually standardized by ranges of units between mile markers or pegged to some sort of grid suited to the county or municipality. Often the address number itself will not only nail down the location in that way but may tell emergency dispatchers how far the location is from the nearest fire house, as a way of getting some kind of sanity check on the reported address.

    It's reassuring for people who have heard about or experienced disastrous mixups in emergency assistance dispatched to wrong locations (wrong county, wrong state, wrong roadway suffix -- Place v. Avenue v. Road etc).

    And of course, sigh.... it jacks up the paranoia among some people whose first thought is that they liked it a lot better when they lived in "the green house out by Sherman's Corners after you pass Weldon's place" rather than something that's practically a GPS marker for the black helicopters.
     

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