[LINK] limits of technology in finding someone

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Fri Dec 8 10:48:37 AEDT 2006

On 08/12/2006, at 10:05 AM, Pilcher, Fred wrote:

> Jan said:
>> Family found by mobile triangulation, but father dies. story slant:
>> lack of GPS. I don't think that's correct.
> That story doesn't make any sense whatsoever. He had a cell phone;  
> it was turned on and was able to be triangulated. Why didn't he  
> call for help? Mapquest doesn't give information about the  
> suitability of the road - do printed maps? Were there any warning  
> signs? If there were (and my admittedly limited experience is that  
> they're assiduous about warnings on dangerous back roads) and he  
> ignored them, would have have taken any notice of similar warnings  
> in Mapquest or on printed maps?
> My BS sense is tingling.

Story goes that he couldn't use his mobile due to poor signal, but  
that the signal was strong enough to locate him. However, it's also  
rumoured that he followed his GPS navigation implicitly into trouble  
in the first place.


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