I upgraded my iPhone4 to ios6 and lo-ving it! And the maps app is soooo much better (for me) than the old one. I'm talking about user friendliness mainly, haven't used it enough to figure if there are many mistakes, but it's working very well with the french names of montreal, which is always tricky with maps and gps apps, and the gps feature is VERY good so far
Or maybe I have lower standards than everyone else
Surprisingly google maps also works really well for me. I never would have thought it, considering my location! It works well giving directions using walking, driving AND subway. The public transport being accurate really surprises me. Of course, I have on,y experimented. It'll probably not work when I really need it to
Unfortunately for the general public, map reading is another skill that is fast being rendered obsolete by digital technology.
1. Drive a stick shift.
2. Read a paper map.
3. Change a tire.
4. Parallel Park.
It was initiated by a news story about some 18 year old idiot in Newark, who carjacked a Porsche 911. Unfortunately, he couldn't drive the car because he can't drive a stick shift. He got caught and now faces up to 15 years in jail. One would think that if a person were going to steal a car, they would know how to drive it .
Anyway, callers called in with the things they could and could not do. I was surprised at how many young people have never used a paper map! I can't drive a stick shift (never had one to drive). But, can do the rest.
I can do it all. Does that make me old?
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I'll add another one to that list: park a car by backing it into where you want to put it. Bonus points if it is a single-car driveway (where the garage is in the back of the house), or like I do at home: backing off of the street into a parking lot and and then another 15 feet into my spot. Even better... try ending that maneuver between 2 other cars. Using just your mirrors (I use my sides to make sure I'm centered between the lines). I know backing in to park is an alien concept to most people, because I have had to deal several times with people getting right on my bumper in spite of the fact that I have pulled up past the gate to my lot, stopped, and put my signal on, and there are no oother driveways on that block for me to pull into. You'd think they'd get what I'm going to do next.
My son is 26 and drives a stick. He thinks it makes him cool .
Yes, yes, yes and yes. Aren't they all fairly basic? I'm 27. I don't drive stick because it's cool, I learned it because it's practical since in the wider world, there are lots of them. Fairly sure most cars in Europe are manual, and I even drove one in the US a month ago. Autos are easier, but give you less control.
Paper maps are significantly better and easier than Apple maps to understand
Changing a tire - yep. My father taught me that when my mother taught my brother how to sew a button.
And who can't parallel park? Isn't it in your driving test? if it's not!
Now iphone users, is there a way to easily switch between keyboards without going back to settings? I won a childish sms battle this evening because I could make a joke about a Russian word using Cyrillic text and my friend couldn't. I'm still on my failing android, and he's on an iphone. I'm sure there must be a way that I'm overlooking?
ETA, never mind. It was fairly simple, I worked it out
Last edited by *Jen*; 09-28-2012 at 01:07 AM.
One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.
Parallel parking is still on the test. However, there is very little opportunity to do that anymore, in some areas. So, people are not very good at it. I never learned to drive a stick, we never had one. And at 59, I am not about to learn on my son's
Parallel parking is not on the driving test in North Carolina.
It wasn't on the test in Hawaii in 1983 and it's not on the test in CA right now.
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