So, what was Google THINKING?
Yes, Google as we all know has a long and storied history of doing clever April 1st jokes.
Yes, we all know about the ongoing pandemic. Yes, I worked out that Google MIGHT refrain from joking around this year — given the gravity of the situation.
So, it would have been BEST not to do ANYTHING.
Do the Google Doodle for her the next day. That would have been better.
This was STUPID — Google.
Say it after I. “This was STUPID Google”.
They were responding to THIS post.
What it says about ‘UltraTrac’ in the
Fenix 5 Plus Owner’s Manual.
Click image to ENLARGE.
There is NO mention in the Owner’s Manual about pre-calibrating or that it is designed for longer than marathon distances.
I triple checked.
Plus, I have used GPS on this ‘course’ at least 100 times!
The problem, as I see it, is the same as that with open water swimming. The gyro dead reckoning is dead wrong.
Here is my response to Garmin.
I am shocked and appalled! This is NOT RIGHT. UltraTrac can’t be this bad — but it is.
That 0.44 mile walk was from Wednesday, April 17, 2019 — my first day off crutches in 6-weeks after my knee surgery. My first walk in 6-weeks. As I am walking I realize that the GPS distance is off — way off. But, I persevered. Today, 2-days later I clocked the distance of just a part of that walk using my car. Just that section came to 0.4 miles and I didn’t even bother driving half of the ‘course’.
This is stupid. Same problem that Garmin has with open water swimming.
There really should not be an issue. It should be able to compute the distance between the GPS reading. It, with my Garmin Fenix 5 Plus, even has the gyroscope to tell it which way I was headed. Very disappointed.
Did a Google on ‘UltraTac’. This is a known and COMMON problem. I am amazed that Garmin hasn’t bothered to fix it.
So, heads-up. Do NOT, I repeat, DO NOT, use UltraTac. It is a joke.
I know it sounds good and you know what they are trying to get at, BUT if you think about it, it is inane.
Humans have to be in someway involved.
We don’t talk about ours cars being ‘robot made’.
But, in the case of submarines there is a LOT of actual manual labor.
So, this was a rather stupid headline in the end.
So, yesterday, a very sick joke or a horrendous typo, and today this — albeit in two different local papers.
Given that our Braxton is a beagle-on-steroids I kind of felt a kinship. I know that beagles can roam and that we have been lucky with Braxton — though much of that has to do with me tiring him out with regular 3.4+ mile runs.
So, I was THINKING about going and looking for this lost beagle. I was going to go into the woods.
So, I wanted to see how long it had been missing. What I saw — which you can too — blew me AWAY.
May 10, 2005.
If somebody stole it, it would not be alive as yet. That was 13-years ago and that looks like a 2-year old Beagle. So, it would be 15-years old. Lifespan of a Beagle is 12 – 15 years. So, this is BIT late to be offering a reward for a Beagle that went missing 13-years ago!
Typo? But, BOTH May & the year.
This is sick …
If it is a TYPO, not unknown in the ‘The Baysider’, ‘they’ have surpassed themselves.
But, I have a hunch that this is a joke. Why?
Because we also have the “or write”! This is 2018 (not 2005). They provide an e-mail & a phone number and then say … WRITE … but give no last name.
Strange and maybe very sick.
Search ‘Trump’ & ‘Braxton’.
I have had fairly decent luck with ‘Vision Center‘ in the past — though I have never ordered any glasses for myself from them until 11 (bloody) days ago.
I went to them because they are conveniently located and are supposed to have decent prices. At $189 I don’t really think that they were that ‘inexpensive’. But, I would NOT have cared about the price if I had them within the 10 days they ‘promise’.
I ordered them on Friday, April 14, 2017.
I called them last Friday and they said I would have them today, Tuesday, April 25, 2017.
I made plans to go by Walmart this evening to pick them up. BUT, since I did not get a phone call I called just to be on the safe side.
They do NOT have them and have NO IDEA as to when I might have them.
I so often regret doing anything with Walmart OTHER than buying stuff that is available on display.
So a heads up.
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‘The Ticket’ (2015) Movie: Predictable But Sobering, Modern Day, Non-Religious Parable That Wasn’t All That Great.
We watched it, without knowing ANYTHING about it, because I mistook the actor on the ‘poster’ (shown above) for ‘Matthew’ from ‘Downton Abbey‘.
He is NOT ‘Matthew’ but he does, on occasion, bear an uncanny resemblance.
This is NOT a ‘B-movie’. If anything it is like a D-movie.
Slightly interesting story BUT extremely predictable. You knew what would happen in the end, though you hoped they wouldn’t subject you to it.
Slightly sobering and it does carry a message.
I was worried it was going to a ‘God movie’. It wasn’t, though God does get mentioned.
The title refers to a fairly well-known ‘joke’ THOUGH I can say it better!
Not recommending it. Just documenting it because I did watch it.
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