Content-Type: text/shitpost


Subject: Software sucks
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Date: 2018-04-30T15:56:34
Newsgroup: misc.test.software-sucks
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It's been too long since I did one of these posts. The blame is entirely mine, as the software itself has been holding up its end of the job.

Here I am asking my phone for driving directions to the Wawa store:

A screenshot of my phone;
I am doing a location search for ‘Wawa’ and the phone's top 5
suggestions are each between 7.7 and 47 miles away; at the bottom of
the screen are stores 2.2 and 2.4 miles away.

  1. Why is each of its top 5 suggestions more than 7 miles away, when there must be half a dozen stores closer than that? Is there something so marvelous about the Wawa in Upper Darby that I should prefer it?

  2. Why is it suggesting that I might be interested in a Wawa 47 miles away in Bethlehem?

  3. Last time I asked for directions to a Wawa, it was to the one on Oak Lane, 5.9 miles away. Why doesn't it guess that I might be trying to go back to the same place?

(I have no problem with the inclusion of item 6, 17 miles away; that is the town of Wawa, Pennsylvania, after which the store takes its name.)