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Re: Do people understand...
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2009, 07:46:00 PM »

I just have a photographic memory,...that's my excuse.  :biggrin:
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Re: Do people understand...
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2009, 05:11:35 PM »

When I tell people I'm a roadgeek, they often look at me totally confused--as I put it down on my fraternity bio, it prompted a question from one of our national officers during initiation.  Many people I know don't really understand the whole roadgeeking thing, but they at least understand why it interests me (I'm a civil/traffic engineering grad student).

My reputation for being a roadgeek and an engineering student does prove somewhat useful for these friends and family members though.  My mom often calls me from Vegas asking about certain routes to take during peak periods (even though I live in Reno now and she grew up there).  Friends ask me about why certain things are the way they are on the roads, or how traffic signals work.  A couple weeks ago a friend was lost and called to ask about the street numbering system used in Vegas.  It is kinda cool knowing that I'm the first person people think of when they have a random road question that needs to be answered.
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Re: Do people understand...
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2009, 11:47:45 AM »

Ah, everyone accepts the road junkie in me after awhile. Those who continued to think it was weird are silenced once I tell them that my road knowledge got me a career in map making.

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Re: Do people understand...
« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2009, 06:37:29 PM »

Being a railfan is just as challenging. No one understands.  But, to each their own.

GPS...I don't get it.  State hwy maps are FREE!!!  :nod:  My brother bought a GPS and used it to go to my sister's house (Washington, DC to Carey, NC).  It told him to turn on HWY 64 (good info).  However, when my brother got to the INTERSTATE 64 exit, my brother took that exit and wound up WAY lost.  It cost him about 3 hours, but he said he saw some great scenery! :-D
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Re: Do people understand...
« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2009, 06:41:18 PM »

^^ That sucks. :-D


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Re: Do people understand...
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2009, 05:53:52 PM »

Thus GPS=Epic Fail.  :-P My GIS class just started using them, and I've already noticed plenty of errors, from horribly misspelled towns to whole freeways missing. The unit was bought brand new 2 years ago, yet does not show the Chesapeake Expressway (VA-168) as being finished...
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