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"...forcing them to look out the window ended the argument."

(for someone i know that still wouldn't end the argument.)

hopefully in time to divert crashing!

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I was more interested in the idea of a man made hazard to navigation. Sort of like oil rigs which, a google search indicates get hit from time to time. Then there's always the inevitable engine failure plus strong wind scenario.

Add a fool to technology and the main effect is a higher speed collision due to the misplaced confidence it inspires. Twice I've seen a helmsman argue that they were right based on technology - once a radar which showed no other craft in the area, and once a GPS unit that showed they were on the correct side of a buoy. In both cases forcing them to look out the window was enough to end the argument.

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There's an old comic spy novel whose name escapes me written by Richard Hoyt where his hero, James Burlane (a goofy, but deadly American-style James Bond) has to get to Portland, Oregon ASAP to support a fellow spy. But due to sleep deprivation he ends up on a flight to......Portland, Maine.

Hilarity and mayhem ensues.

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Mine has me driving across a lake every time I go to baseball.

I remember not long ago (but I'm sure I have the details wrong) a Turkish truck driver headed to a town in Romania instead drove to a town of the same name in France, about 1,800 miles in the wrong direction.

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a GPS one wanted us to drive thru someone's yard

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*falls over laughing*

"GPS units are never wrong"

Bridgewater NJ
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GPS units are never wrong...

Fullerton CA
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LOL only if its an affirmative action hire for the ship captain. Anyone else knows how to use their GPS unit.

Las Vegas NV
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I think it is awesome!!! Ships wreck all the time.

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...devil's advocate: nobody wants a wind turbine farm in their "backyard" (NIMBYism). and everyone can find something to critique in every decision (to install, not to install, build, where to build, how to build)

IMHO, it is a matter of progress when renewable non oil non coal based non nuclear based energy generation is consciously chosen.

i think that the turbine farm will be well marked in all ways possible (visually, lighting, radar signals, i dunno all the right terminology) for safety and to prevent accidents as much as possible.

in my humble opinion--it's a positive.

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