The Fastest/Shortest Route?



  • Some people write some pretty fancy software, and some don't!

    Take a look at this one from MSN Maps & Directions -- what's The Fastest Route?





  • @martinm1000 said:

    Check out the longuest route ! ;-)




    Heh, I think the other one is the longest still... it goes through Norway, England, France, Germany, Sweden then back to Norway.



    However I'd label the one you found as the most redundant route!




  • actually, I just changed the parameter "quickest" to "longuest" in your
    URL; I didn't know if it was going to work, but it seems to ;-)



  • I've never trusted mappoint's route-seeking any more than I trust this forum software when quoting.



    I've found that by following the directions it spews forth is a good way to get lost.



  • @brill said:

     martinm1000 wrote:
    Check out the longuest route ! ;-)



    Heh, I think the other one is the longest still... it goes through Norway, England, France, Germany, Sweden then back to Norway.

    However I'd label the one you found as the most redundant route!

    The other route is longer indeed, but also a bit faster. You will actually save 4 hours on that trip! So you should travel 1600 miles to save 4 hours time. But if you like to take the short route, it will only be less than 400 miles. Amazing that a route that is 4 times longer will take 4 hours less...

    But the problem is that it might actually be the fastest route! All those fjords and little island on the coast of Norway might make certain boat trips impossible. Perhaps there just isn't a direct route between these two points... [:$]



  • Amusingly, if you click on "reverse directions", you get a more
    sensible straight through route. Clicking on "reverse directions" again
    takes you back to the absurd cross-continental tour.[:D]



    Perhaps someone in Norway made a one-way street and failed to make a
    one-way street going back the other way? Does everyone in Norway now
    only live in one half of the country since they can't get home again?[;)][;)]



  • @RayS said:

    Amusingly, if you click on "reverse directions", you get a more sensible straight through route. Clicking on "reverse directions" again takes you back to the absurd cross-continental tour.Big Smile

    Perhaps someone in Norway made a one-way street and failed to make a one-way street going back the other way? Does everyone in Norway now only live in one half of the country since they can't get home again?WinkWink

    My sister lives in norway and each time she moves she gets further and further away from her family in Denmark. I'm scared of visiting her because I dont know if there's any way to get home again. [:P]



  • This appears to have made its way to snopes somehow:






    I wouldn't have thought this would have the makings of an urban legend, but, in the spirit of this site,  WTF



  • Where did this originate? I've seen this around the blogosphere, but 1/5 is the earliest date i've seen. could this be the birthplace[:D]?



  • Wi not trei a holiday in Norway this yer?
    See the the majestik moose!
    A Moose once bit my sister...

     



  • <font color="#0000ff">The
    student "union" where I went to university took out a staircase and put
    in a moving escalator that went up. They did not put in one to go down.
    After it was opened they tore it down and put in a staircase again.
    </font>



    Wow... It really must have been crowded there in that university, with everyone going up and no one going down... [;)]



  • Is that a really really really small font or do I need [8-|] ?



    For the dutch peeps: no I'm not refering to a "bril" which is dutch for
    glasses and incidently happens to be the name of the topicstarter.



  • FYI - They seemed to have fixed the routing, now when I click on the link, it does show a much more reasonable route.


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