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Not sure about this.


Can’t Hark sent me this link, and I’m still not sure what I think of it. See, this outfit thinks lat and long, or UTM, or any of our other number-based navigation systems are just too gosh-darned hard for human beings to remember. So they’ve proposed an alternate scheme that slices the world into 57 trillion three meter squares and assigns each of them a unique three word address.

They avoid rude words, homophones and very long words. High population areas get short, punchy words, middle of the ocean not so much. It functions, so far, in nine languages. If you’re curious how it works beyond that, their FAQ is good.

To be honest, though, the main point is exploring the map to find inexplicably amusing word combos. I cannot, of course, give you the three word code for where I’m sitting right now. One of you jokers would surely call in a tac nuke on me, just for shits and giggles. It’s pretty funny, though.

I can tell you — depending on the exact location of the maternity ward — I was born at either kings.meal.punch, frosted.feast.nation or crash.upgrading.artist.

Is this a good idea? I don’t know. Go play with the map. And thank you, Can’t Hark.

January 14, 2016 — 10:59 pm
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