with update 2.2 i can drive to america from australia! sweet!

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  1. chrisp92 macrumors member

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    so i was playing around with 2.2 and when i searched directions to a supermarket,, it happened to be the same name as an american state..
    take a look:
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    what! i cant take the bus! dam.... looks like i cant walk there either...

    but sadly when i go to take this trip, which should only take 55 days and 20 hours, iphone crashes... sigh... i guess i will never know how to drive to america...

    looks like 2.2 is not ready for the masses....
     
  2. TMar macrumors 68000

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    The driving directions where remove by Homeland Security, sorry.
     
  3. vrflyer macrumors 6502

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    It should recommend what type of transportation will be needed for your long journey! Especially when going ass-backwards. :D
     
  4. Loonytik macrumors 6502a

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    You took a wrong turn in Jacksonville, FL. You went straight when you should have turned right. That mistake cost you about 157 hours driving time. :(
     
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    FAKE! You can't use km in the US. PHOTOSHOPPED!
     
  7. bobsentell macrumors 6502a

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    Sweet

    Dude lives in Australia....they use KM. Even if this is fake, it cracks me up.
     
  8. PatrickRolfsen macrumors regular

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    oh lord let's go on a witch hunt, shall we?
     
  9. NDimichino macrumors 6502a

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    I just did it on mine too, did the same thing pretty much same route.

    16,224.2 miles, 56 days, 5 hours from Sydney to Times Square.

    So funny.
     
  10. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    I for one think you were being humorous, and appreciate you humor. :D

    OP, what was the name of the supermarket? I can't think of a New England state that would make a good supermarket name...
     
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    thanks I was. haha

    maybe the OP considers 'kentucky fried chicken' his supermarket???
     
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    I'm dropping pins for best prices on GAS...:eek: LOL :D
     
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    One thing I've learned to appreciate over the past 8 years while living in Hong Kong is good OZ humour and witty aussies.

    Thanks OP, you've made my Saturday morning.
     
  15. chrisp92 thread starter macrumors member

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    i think its a suburb rather than a state,,,,
    garden city???
    so confused...
    hahaahhahha
    xD
    thats a long way to go for the weeks groceries..
     
  16. Technospaz macrumors newbie

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    You mean you needed the iPhone to drive to America from Australia? I'm surprised you didn't download the information from your mothership hovering near Mars.

    Good post nonetheless. Made me chuckle :)
     
  17. cazlar macrumors 6502

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    Heh, I had the same thing happen to me on the regular google maps the other day. I was trying to see how far it was from newtown (in sydney's inner west) to greystanes (a bit further out west). However, I forgot to put "NSW Australia" on the end, so it assumed Newtown in Connecticut. The directions involved crossing the US to seattle followed by this:
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    39.	Turn left at Kalakaua Ave 1.9 mi
    40.	Kayak across the Pacific Ocean
    Entering Japan  3,879 mi
    41.	Continue straight	 0.3 mi
    a bunch of directions through the streets of Japan, and finally
    Code:
    102.	Turn left  0.6 mi
    103.	Kayak across the Pacific Ocean
    Entering Australia (Northern Territory)  3,358 mi
    104.	Turn right at Myilly Tce
    and a final trip across Australia to Sydney.

    Well, now I know how to get from Newtown to greystanes (in 149 steps = 16,282 mi – about 56 days 7 hours). I always thought it was just down the M4...
     
  18. Rybold macrumors 6502a

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    I think this is what the folks at Google had in mind... :D

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  19. ddeadserious macrumors 6502a

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    [​IMG][​IMG]That's quite amusing. Kind of like the old Google maps directions that told you to swim across the Atlantic Ocean to go from the US to the UK or something.
     
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    I found the problem.
    Apparently, you accidentally selected both the drive and the "swim" features at the top. :D
     

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  22. Bernie-Mac macrumors 65816

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    That was the secret feature of the 2.2 update. Aqua-mode for your vehicle
     
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  24. aerospace macrumors 6502a

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    I like how the trip seems to require you to go through hawaii.

    =)
     
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