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Stupid Mobile Phone

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:05 pm
by marisca
I have invested my OAP into a Pelagic Autotiller all the way frae California. It's a clever beastie with gyros and compasses and goodness knows what else. The colonials (ex-Spanish?) have released a new software issue and I was cleverly recalibrating its compass on my desk. What I needed was magnetic north and my phone has a compass app so off I went. Took me a bit to find my problem - there is about 30deg error between phone pointing north and south and east west are not orthogonal. What a useless, stupid, possibly dangerous device.

Re: Stupid Mobile Phone

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:25 am
by claymore
You never mentioned it but can you call people on it?

Re: Stupid Mobile Phone

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:47 am
by marisca
claymore wrote:You never mentioned it but can you call people on it?

Oh aye, but usually to people I don't want to talk to from safely inside a pocket. Sometimes it even lets me answer a call before switching to voice mail, but not often.

Re: Stupid Mobile Phone

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:44 pm
by claymore
Sounds like one of they clever wee fekkers that decides what you are trying to text....

Re: Stupid Mobile Phone

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:40 pm
by Nick
marisca wrote:there is about 30deg error between phone pointing north and south


Hmmm . . . should be about 180 degrees, I recall . . .