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    How stupid can people be?

    A suspected error in a satnav update has been sending drivers down a Hampshire bridle path into a field where they become stuck in deep mud.



    Residents near the path in Bishops Waltham, Hampshire, said it had happened several times. They have put up a warning sign.

    Boarhunt Recovery said it has towed two cars, a van and lorry from the field.

    Google Maps admitted its satnav app showed the path, called Pondside Lane, as a road but had fixed the error.

    Colin Ryan from the Boarhunt vehicle rescue and recovery business said the first cases were at the beginning of November and suspected satnavs updated information about the area at about that time following a new housing development.

    Resident Tony Hunt said: "There have been half a dozen in the space of six weeks. I spoke to the driver of the lorry who said he was using his satnav."

    A Google spokeswoman said: "We encourage people to let us know if they spot a problem in maps by using the Report a Problem tool, found at the bottom right corner of the map, or in the menu in the mobile app, or by contributing their local knowledge and updates to the map using Google Map Maker."

    BBC News - 'Satnav error' gets cars stuck in Hampshire field

    If one is obviously driving into a field then something must be wrong. It's like those people who drive into lakes following automated navigation.

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    It is funny, 'tis true.

    People is stupid, I know: I bought these yesterday:



    I don't have a guitar to put them in, but if I did... Pretty stupid really (as the wife has told me about 15,000 times in the last 24 hours).
    How do I post these pictures???

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    I can quite believe it , we have some drivers ?? on our company who are that thick they cannot find the way out our yard every day without that stupid fkin parrot chirping away in the cab !

    The company even panders to the dummies now by having to put postcodes on all our deliveries .

    If I was that thick and stupid I couldn't read a map I would burn my licence tomorrow and pack up
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    Stupidity in a conditioned sense.

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    ^^ Betty that is different. Stuff is stuff, guitar or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    I don't have a guitar to put them in, but if I did... Pretty stupid really (as the wife has told me about 15,000 times in the last 24 hours).
    I guess you have to start somewhere if you want to build your own guitar so buying the pickups doesn't really count as stupidity.
    Telling the wife about it - that is the mother of stupidity.

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    ^ Although in my defense, I haven't told her about the amp that should be arriving this week...

    ^^That's good news; I'm slightly less stupid than the folks who are driving into fields...





    I wonder where this one is:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    I don't have a guitar to put them in
    mount them on a board , stretch a couple of wires over them , connect a plug to the wires and start to make cat wails

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    ^^^ got to agree with Lom.

    Tell us how the wife is once the amplifier arrives, okay Betty ?

    I hope you're not residing higher than three floors - (not the lyrics to a song either).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    Although in my defense, I haven't told her about the amp that should be arriving this week...
    Tell her it came free with the pickups, or buy an adapter so she can plug her phone into it



    Then start running.

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    In a similar vein my wife can't understand why I've got 3 guitars, a ukulele and a banjo and only one hand that works properly.
    Women are weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    I bought these yesterday:

    I don't have a guitar to put them in, but if I did... Pretty stupid really
    Uh.. yeah..!? You should have bought a compressor pedal first duh.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyjim View Post
    In a similar vein my wife can't understand why I've got 3 guitars, a ukulele and a banjo and only one hand that works properly.
    Women are weird.
    Nil desperandum sir ,Django overcame his handicap while this bloke is an inspiration to us all.


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    My mate's GPS had him driving 15km into the sea on the way home, because the maps didn't have the update for reclaimed land.

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    ^So how did he make out?...

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