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The Mystery Behind Bad GPS Directions

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There's something odd about the directions your GPS spits out sometimes, isn't there? I mean, how often can the damn thing just happen to force you to take three-mile detours through shady neighborhoods with nameless roads? [Wulffmorgenthaler]


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Les Mikesell

The first time I visited the Boston area I was surprised that the car rental place was out of GPSs - but I understand now. If it hadn't been for the so-so version on my phone I'd still be driving in circles there. The roads don't go in any particular direction there, they just wander...