|Last Hussar||28 May 2016 3:39 a.m. PST|
This is pretty cool.
TL;DR version. Company has gridded the entire planet and given each a 3 word name (such as turned-ever-sudden). This means that if you are looking for a place that doesn't have an address (a specific point on a road, field, or live somewhere that doesn't have addresses, like Nepal) people can easily find you- easier than working out lat-long etc. Great for disasters, but also means that you can get a future drone delivery to your back garden! Imagine being at a festival/re-enactment event etc in a field and phoning a lost friend.
'Where are you?'
The site is here
| Patrick R ||28 May 2016 4:51 a.m. PST|
And now the trick is to memorize them all.
| Bowman ||28 May 2016 7:20 a.m. PST|
How small are these grids? My house has 4 or 5 addresses itself. The sunroom facing the lake is "seabirds.insight.urgency".
Oddly enough seabirds are in sight.
| Bowman ||28 May 2016 7:41 a.m. PST|
Ahh, I see now. My house is roughly a 3X7 grid size. This would make smart bombs even smarter.
If my kids want drone delivered beer right onto the dock where they are fishing it's "ordinarily.limo.peeps". Appropriate.
|GarrisonMiniatures ||28 May 2016 7:59 a.m. PST|
Longitude/Latitude grid references can be taken as close as you like and have been around for a while – so wuld be easy to allocate words for that system.
|GarrisonMiniatures ||28 May 2016 8:02 a.m. PST|
But I'm node.erupts.following if anyone is interested…
|Last Hussar||28 May 2016 9:41 a.m. PST|
They are 3m x 3m. While obviously Lat-Long is as accurate as you want to make it, most people can remember 3 words easier than 51.7273N 0.6287 (or what ever if the 2 systems you want to use.
I've not tried it my phone – my laptop doesn't have GPS – but I think if you tell it where you want to go, it will navigate. Great for finding people in a crowded park or beach.
Nice looking area, Bowman. Neighbour has a float plane, I see.
|Last Hussar||28 May 2016 9:48 a.m. PST|
I'm at doing.friday.honey! That is just about ideal :)
|jpattern2||28 May 2016 10:30 a.m. PST|
Very cool. I'll have to get that app later.
| Waco Joe ||28 May 2016 12:00 p.m. PST|
wider.iterating.lightheaded Fascinating, and somewhat terrifying at the same time.
| Bowman ||28 May 2016 2:03 p.m. PST|
Nice looking area, Bowman. Neighbour has a float plane, I see
A few do. Alas, one less as of 3 days ago.
|Ed Mohrmann ||29 May 2016 10:42 a.m. PST|
sued.webpage.clearer Neat app…
| Andrew Walters ||30 May 2016 10:30 a.m. PST|
That's pretty neat. If they can get this adopted it will save all kinds of lives and money and time. Hopefully they can eliminate the harder to pronounce and impolite words, etc.
|Terrement||31 May 2016 9:35 a.m. PST|
|JSchutt||31 May 2016 4:37 p.m. PST|
|Great War Ace ||02 Jun 2016 11:31 a.m. PST|
Low tech guys like me don't readily know what they are looking at. Last week, I tried to get my laptop to use what three words app. I couldn't see how it is done. So I sent an email. I just got a reply, saying, "Use our maps" at our website. So I went there, again, only this time I saw the three words at the bottom, c. the middle of our property. After carefully comparing Google Earth's top view with that on what three words, I can locate my addy where I normally sit to use my 'puter: "caves.neat.square". Fun(ny)! My driveway opening is "soap.asserts.verbs".
But Google Earth is behind the curve. When I type in "caves.neat.square" it says, "We couldn't understand this location." They need to get with the program!
Mapquest at least tries, giving a variety of "caves" results; even a "Sitgreaves", "Seagraves" and "Neaves".
|Last Hussar||02 Jun 2016 3:12 p.m. PST|
Bragging just makes enemies…
|Great War Ace ||03 Jun 2016 6:21 a.m. PST|
Interesting default: if you go to bed leaving what three words where you last moved it, within your space (in my case, the mouth of my driveway), in the morning it has moved to the default location of your street address, which is c. the center of the property. That is "data.exile.drill" for our yard….
|Last Hussar||05 Jun 2016 4:11 a.m. PST|
That might be a GPS thing – my accuracy circle is often 2-3 squares in radius, so the pin might wander.
|Great War Ace ||05 Jun 2016 7:24 a.m. PST|
Here's another interesting coincidence: I was playing around with permutations of "bunk.crowds.punks", adding on or taking away "s" from the end, and then I made up a couple of three-word combinations. In all, probably half a dozen or so locations, and all of them but the last one ended up on land. Surely that's akin to rolling 2-4 on 2D6 five times in a row. And that's about my usual range for rolling when I line up to shoot in our air war gaming. :)
Btw, if you look at "bunk.crowds.punks", that is centered over my stereo system, i.e. the east end of my livingroom….
|Last Hussar||05 Jun 2016 11:05 a.m. PST|
How big is your stereo!!!
|Great War Ace ||05 Jun 2016 12:41 p.m. PST|
Well, I meant the receiver and DVD deck. Some of the speakers, and the TV trolley, are inside the same square. Other speakers are in adjacent squares….