What3words

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Re: What3words

Postby mjr » 26 Aug 2019, 4:44pm

colin54 wrote:Free,quirky, fun....sounds like a good place to go on a bank holiday monday, I wonder where it is ?

There are no three-letter words in w3w addresses. Too easy to remember?

free.quirky.funhouse is a Texan dirt track.

geomannie wrote:Hmm, I've had a look at What3Words. From what I see I will suggest that its totally created for an anglophone user base.

No, you can use loads of other languages - but the addresses in each language are completely untranslatable. free.quirky.funhouse becomes chaisière.mentonnière.mangoustan!
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Re: What3words

Postby colin54 » 26 Aug 2019, 5:10pm

mjr wrote:
free.quirky.funhouse is a Texan dirt track.


Thanks, sounds just the place ! More fun than Manchester yesterday anyway...

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Re: What3words

Postby Labrat » 26 Aug 2019, 5:12pm

geomannie wrote:Hmm, I've had a look at What3Words. From what I see I will suggest that its totally created for an anglophone user base.

How memorable or useful are the 3 words to a non-English speaker?

Maybe if we keep saying the 3 words slowly enough and loudly enough the foreigners will understand?




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJXww8aizAM

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Re: What3words

Postby freiston » 26 Aug 2019, 9:35pm

Labrat wrote:
geomannie wrote:Hmm, I've had a look at What3Words. From what I see I will suggest that its totally created for an anglophone user base.

How memorable or useful are the 3 words to a non-English speaker?

Maybe if we keep saying the 3 words slowly enough and loudly enough the foreigners will understand?




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJXww8aizAM

That is a classic. Going off topic, here's a brilliant video of a voice actor mimicking an automated call to scam a scammer: https://youtu.be/sN_tVRmzA7Y?t=190
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Re: What3words

Postby landsurfer » 26 Aug 2019, 9:43pm

The 3 meter square "3 words" is a cover ...ish ...

The 3m squares make up a non radar emitting terrain following path used by advanced weapons.
Radar is an active source and can be tracked, so in the 80's a non emitting navigation system was devised, primarily for the Tomahawk Cruise Missile and latterly the Brimstone system using "patch " technology for navigation ...
The 3 word squares are actually a guidance system for advanced weaponry ...
mmW technology can follow the patches without emitting any radiation that can be detected ...


oops .. ... :roll:
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Re: What3words

Postby Mick F » 27 Aug 2019, 10:43am

Both.outdone.ascendant
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Re: What3words

Postby mjr » 27 Aug 2019, 11:49am

Mick F wrote:Both.outdone.ascendant

And how are things over there in Burma at the minute, Mick? :lol:
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Re: What3words

Postby Mick F » 27 Aug 2019, 11:56am

Proclaims.basis.about
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Re: What3words

Postby mjr » 27 Aug 2019, 12:30pm

Mick F wrote:Proclaims.basis.about

Afghanistan already? My, that is fast cycling!
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Re: What3words

Postby Mick F » 27 Aug 2019, 12:45pm

Legend.kicks.people
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Re: What3words

Postby al_yrpal » 27 Aug 2019, 12:59pm

Huh! Up the pub....again

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Re: What3words

Postby AndyK » 27 Aug 2019, 1:12pm

landsurfer wrote:The 3 meter square "3 words" is a cover ...ish ...

The 3m squares make up a non radar emitting terrain following path used by advanced weapons.
Radar is an active source and can be tracked, so in the 80's a non emitting navigation system was devised, primarily for the Tomahawk Cruise Missile and latterly the Brimstone system using "patch " technology for navigation ...
The 3 word squares are actually a guidance system for advanced weaponry ...
mmW technology can follow the patches without emitting any radiation that can be detected ...


oops .. ... :roll:

If that's true, you've got to be sorry for the folks living at secret.atomic.bunker - bound to be first on the hit list.

Incidentally I see that while Test Valley District is a local authority area in Hampshire, test.valley.district is a location in Guyaquil, Ecuador.

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Re: What3words

Postby Mick F » 27 Aug 2019, 1:24pm

Cost.moral.meals

Back garden of Wetherspoons.
Two pints of Dartmoor Jail Ale.

Last place was Cap'n Jasper's on the Barbican and not the Navy Inn. :wink:
Cheese burger and a mug of tea.

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Re: What3words

Postby Mick F » 27 Aug 2019, 2:45pm

Buddy.look.sing

On the train. Leaving shortly.
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Re: What3words

Postby landsurfer » 27 Aug 2019, 2:49pm

AndyK wrote:If that's true, you've got to be sorry for the folks living at secret.atomic.bunker - bound to be first on the hit list.


:lol: :lol:
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