Chatty Charley thread for the week of March 3rd 2008

 

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related, you can discuss whatever you would like, as long as it is clean. Remember we have families that have their children involved in the GPS fun and we don't want to make parents feel uncomfortable when their children ask what that word means.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

Miss Poi

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Oh well !

Let me be the first to say "Happy March" on this weeks thread and DST is only 6 days away.
And Spring is 18 days away !

cool

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

Daylight Savings Time Begins Next Sunday

Under the recently changed format we begin Daylight Savings time next Sunday. Just wondering what the concensus is relative to the recent change. So if given the choice, would you:

A) Eliminate Daylight Savings time all together (just have standard time),

B) Go back to the earlier Daylight Savings time (eliminate the extra weeks),

C) Keep Daylight Savings time just as it is now,

D) Increase Daylight Savings time to even a few more weeks

E) Switch to Daylight Savings time year round.

My vote is C - I sort of like the extra weeks. However, I'm not sure I'd like to make DST any longer.

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Randy C530, Nuvi 52

Some useless trivia

The SHORTEST Interstate Highway in the US is I-74 which is 12.1 miles long (no-that's not a typo) and goes from East Cana, VA (I-77) to Mount Airy, NC (US-52).

The LONGEST Interstate Highway in the US is I-90 which is 3020.5 miles long and goes from Boston-Seattle. (man, a lot of rest areas on that one)

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

hhmmm

not as many as one would hope from time to time!!! have ran that route several times.... there were plenty of times where i had to just pull over and well you know! smile

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Everyday is a GREAT day :)

DST

Grandad-2003 wrote:

Under the recently changed format we begin Daylight Savings time next Sunday. Just wondering what the concensus is relative to the recent change. So if given the choice, would you:

A) Eliminate Daylight Savings time all together (just have standard time),

B) Go back to the earlier Daylight Savings time (eliminate the extra weeks),

C) Keep Daylight Savings time just as it is now,

D) Increase Daylight Savings time to even a few more weeks

E) Switch to Daylight Savings time year round.

My vote is C - I sort of like the extra weeks. However, I'm not sure I'd like to make DST any longer.

I vote for C.......... grin

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Earl-Nuvi 350

"E"

I vote "E" like my vote counts at all smile

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nüvi 660 & 670 - Hello I'm a Mac :))

Don't care, just keep it the same

Grandad-2003 wrote:

Under the recently changed format we begin Daylight Savings time next Sunday. Just wondering what the concensus is relative to the recent change. So if given the choice, would you:

A) Eliminate Daylight Savings time all together (just have standard time),

B) Go back to the earlier Daylight Savings time (eliminate the extra weeks),

C) Keep Daylight Savings time just as it is now,

D) Increase Daylight Savings time to even a few more weeks

E) Switch to Daylight Savings time year round.

My vote is C - I sort of like the extra weeks. However, I'm not sure I'd like to make DST any longer.

I don't care what they do...just keep it the same so it won't screw with DateTime issues with electronics...lol.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

"I have arrived!"

to paraphrase my old Magellan Roadmate 500. Thanks for the windmill, may sound silly, but it make me feel like on of the guys.

Now, how and where do I d/l the redlight POI's? wink

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-Garmin Nuvi 760 & 765T-

Random thoughts...

Re: DST - don't screw with the clocks - just change your habits - work 7am to 4pm part of the year?? But, as long as we have to do that "change the clocks" ritual, everyone needs to do one thing: When you change the clocks, change the batteries in your smoke detectors, CO detectors, and every other little battery powered object you keep about your house to monitor something for your health and safety.

Re: Interstate Highways....why do they have them in Hawaii? smile

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Yes check the smoke/fire

Yes check the smoke/fire detectors, in the local area 5 were just recently lost in a fire with no working detectors.

Just joking

jjc715 wrote:

to paraphrase my old Magellan Roadmate 500. Thanks for the windmill, may sound silly, but it make me feel like on of the guys.

Now, how and where do I d/l the redlight POI's? wink

I hope you can resist the feeling of "being on...the guys"...lol

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Interstate Highways

kch50428 wrote:

Re: Interstate Highways....why do they have them in Hawaii? smile

Really? Oh wow they have 3 interstates, H1,H2 and H3 interesting.

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nüvi 3590LMT "always backup your files"

Kelly's Island Ohio

Has the Shortest State Highway in Ohio.

And if you choke a smurf what color do they turn?

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Dave_ Nuvi 660 , 760,1490LMT Wooster, Ohio

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bandaid wrote:
kch50428 wrote:

Re: Interstate Highways....why do they have them in Hawaii? smile

Really? Oh wow they have 3 interstates, H1,H2 and H3 interesting.

Before this gets too far out of hand...in this case, 'interstate' is a class of highway, with specific criteria for how they're constructed and accessed, etc. and not 'interstate' in a literal sense for obvious reasons.

Why do we drive on parkways & park on driveways? And have you ever wondered how many moles it takes to get a jar of molasses?

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Daylight Savings

asianfire wrote:

I don't care what they do...just keep it the same so it won't screw with DateTime issues with electronics...lol.

Ditto. I still have issues with my PDA whenever I do a hard reset, and have to reload the patch.

Another useless trivia. The longest day falls on March 9 this year. NOT June 21, which is the longest daylight of the year.

And the shortest day this year is November 2. 25-hour day and 23-hour day, respectively.

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nüvi 750 & 760

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

Grandad-2003 wrote:

Under the recently changed format we begin Daylight Savings time next Sunday. Just wondering what the concensus is relative to the recent change. So if given the choice, would you:

A) Eliminate Daylight Savings time all together (just have standard time),

B) Go back to the earlier Daylight Savings time (eliminate the extra weeks),

C) Keep Daylight Savings time just as it is now,

D) Increase Daylight Savings time to even a few more weeks

E) Switch to Daylight Savings time year round.

My vote is for E, but I'll settle for C. I definitely like the "extra" daylight at the end of the day. Most years the change doesn't phase me too much, but this time I'm making my weekly "commute" early, so it's going to really hit me on Sunday. "Losing" an hour and going from MDT to EDT. Come Monday, I'll be a mess!

Paul

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Get Garmin or Get Lost

Unbelievable

sad It hurts my stomach when I filled my gas tank today. $3.35/gal. Unbelievable! sad

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Nuvi 2595LMT

Not quite as bad

Not quite as bad here in Central FL but still painful !
Filled up this AM - $3.179 / gal !
I get 5% rebate from my credit card for gas so my actual
price ONLY $3.02/gal.

Such a bargain ?????????????????????????????????????????????
rolleyes

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

Gas

$3.49 seems common around here in San Diego.

I saw $3.89 on the I-5 just north of the Grapevine...

crazy!!!

Don.t feel too bad

Gas price in Toronto, $1.06 per liter. That is down from a week ago $1.12 in some places.

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Garmin Nuvi360, Nuvi760, eTrex Vista HCx, Oregon 300

I vote A

I have a daughter in AZ, a brother in TX, a brother in California and a brother in law in Yuma AZ and I'm in Mass.
It's hard to keep track of what time it is where.

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Originator of Keeping Your Windmill Alive. Live in MA & have a cooking website. 6 yr. member. http://kitchentoysmakecookingfun.blogspot.com/

Name brand gas here in

Name brand gas here in Clover, SC is $3.01 a gal. Glad I do not live on the Left Coast.

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Mark - Nuvi 265T NUVI 50LM

SHORTEST interstate

MrKenFL wrote:
The SHORTEST Interstate Highway in the US is I-74 which is 12.1 miles long (no-that's not a typo) and goes from East Cana, VA (I-77) to Mount Airy, NC (US-52).

Having the shortest interstate in the country is nothing to brag about. Know why? Because that highway was nothing more than a bone thrown to some politician. Like that bridge in Alaska between some remote island and nowhere. Pure pork.
I never even heard about I-74 until just now, but I bet that it's not all that heavily used and if truth be told, wasn't all that necessary. But it keeps the local voters happy, even if it's all of us that are paying for it.
Just blowin' off some steam.

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

I Vote for Daylight Savings Time

I vote for Daylight Savings Time (C). Sure makes it nice to know we will be getting another hour for light, especially on a sunny day.

Ray

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No matter where you are "Life is Worth Living".

Nit Picky Post of the year...

DST is correctly "Daylight Saving Time" (no "s").

(From Cliff Klaven's* Big Book of Useless Facts.)

*The know-it-all mailman from Cheers

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"Recalculating... drive 0.2 miles, then abandon vehicle." ------------- [ETrex Venture CX; Nüvi 200]

I know...I know

Zecpull wrote:

Has the Shortest State Highway in Ohio.

And if you choke a smurf what color do they turn?

A shade of sky blue pink! wink

Mike

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Freedom isn't free...thank you veterans! Heard about the tests to detect PANCREATIC CANCER? There aren't any! In Memoriam: #77 NYPD-SCA/Seattle Mike/Joe S./Vinny D./RTC...and God bless Donald Trump!

A. We really don't need it.

A. We really don't need it.

Exchange rate

speedy wrote:

Gas price in Toronto, $1.06 per liter. That is down from a week ago $1.12 in some places.

And that's Canadian, which is worth more than the Greenbacks these days.

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nüvi 750 & 760

DST POLL

Grandad-2003 wrote:

Under the recently changed format we begin Daylight Savings time next Sunday. Just wondering what the concensus is relative to the recent change. So if given the choice, would you:

A) Eliminate Daylight Savings time all together (just have standard time),

It all depends when you get up. I sleep later and like my daylight later in the day.

US Conversion

spider_elliott wrote:
speedy wrote:

Gas price in Toronto, $1.06 per liter. That is down from a week ago $1.12 in some places.

And that's Canadian, which is worth more than the Greenbacks these days.

And if you convert the litres to a US Gallon you are looking at around $4 US!! I heard that Canadian gas from Alberta sells cheaper in the US than it does here. Go figure.

Choking Smurf

Zecpull wrote:

Has the Shortest State Highway in Ohio.

And if you choke a smurf what color do they turn?

My wife says they turn purple. She choked one once.

I use to be in love with smurfette

I use to be in love with smurfette, had all her glasses from Hardees!

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

how long have you been a poi member

was just looking at some profiles and realized i have been a member for almost a year ,50 weeks 2 days ,and without looking at everyones profile was wondering...whos been here the longest ..i dont really have many comments on here ,but feeling chatty,i would like to thank all you guys and gals for all your time and effort ,this place has grown so much ...thanks to all of you ...ron

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my drinking team has a racing problem ...( garmin c330..delorme earthmate LT20 )

Trivia?

spider_elliott wrote:

Ditto. I still have issues with my PDA whenever I do a hard reset, and have to reload the patch.

Another useless trivia. The longest day falls on March 9 this year. NOT June 21, which is the longest daylight of the year.

And the shortest day this year is November 2. 25-hour day and 23-hour day, respectively.

Okay Spider... I'll bite. Where'd you find that useless trivia? Would love to read where a day is not 24 hours. LOL... maybe not, perhaps it's just my insomnia kicking in! However, for the sake of discussion... please, provide a source to read about that trivia. confused

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"For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."

I vote for E.

I vote for E.

The source of the trivia

Simple. And I actually had those two days flipped.

On the day the daylight saving starts, you jump ahead so you lose an hour, resulting in the 23-hour day, which makes it the shortest (not the longest as I previously stated) day of the year.

The longest day of the year is the day the daylight saving ends, falling back an hour, resulting in the 25-hour day.

The longest daylight of the year is the summer solstice.

I just looked those dates up on my wall calendar.

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nüvi 750 & 760

Bump!

To the top!

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Garmin C530 Garmin Zumo 550

Depends

spider_elliott wrote:

On the day the daylight saving starts, you jump ahead so you lose an hour, resulting in the 23-hour day, which makes it the shortest (not the longest as I previously stated) day of the year.

The longest day of the year is the day the daylight saving ends, falling back an hour, resulting in the 25-hour day.

The longest daylight of the year is the summer solstice.

Depends on your definition of a day. The actual, scientific definition of a day is the amount of time it takes the earth for one rotation. It has nothing to do with humans adjusting their clocks. The rotation of the earth is slowing down at a miniscule rate. The gravitational pull of the moon adds a little drag to the earth's rotation causing the slowdown. So each day is a little longer than the preceding one by a small fraction of a nanosecond. When you read this, it will be the longest day of the year so far.

You are correct that the longest DAYLIGHT of the year is the summer solstice, which is around June 22 in the northern hemisphere (and around December 22 in the southern hemisphere). So, if you are in the U.S. on July 4, and someone says the days are getting longer, you can tell them that they are correct from a scientific point of view, but that the daylight is actually getting shorter compared to the day before. I've done that and it really puts a damper on 4th of July parties.

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nuvi 200 | lifetime maps

DST

Grandad-2003 wrote:

Under the recently changed format we begin Daylight Savings time next Sunday. Just wondering what the concensus is relative to the recent change. So if given the choice, would you:

A) Eliminate Daylight Savings time all together (just have standard time),

B) Go back to the earlier Daylight Savings time (eliminate the extra weeks),

C) Keep Daylight Savings time just as it is now,

D) Increase Daylight Savings time to even a few more weeks

E) Switch to Daylight Savings time year round.

My vote is C - I sort of like the extra weeks. However, I'm not sure I'd like to make DST any longer.

My vote is E. Save it year-round.

Being retired

Being retired and living in Flor-i-duh, my
S.O. and I vote for E - keep DST year round !!!!

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

Man's best friend

A dog is truly a man's best friend.
If you don't believe it, just try this experiment.
Put your dog and your wife in the trunk of the car for an hour.
When you open the trunk, who is really happy to see you!?

Just Kidding Kathy..(My wife)

Gas

Filled up with diesel in PA the other day. $3.82 a gal. And I have 2 50 gal tanks!

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America Moves By Truck --- Streetpilot 7200 & OOIDA --- www.accutracking.com userid= poifactory password= guest; "Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it."

Wanna have some fun?!!!!

While going down the highway, do you ever see those stickers on the back of truck trailers that say "How's My Driving? Call ######"? Just recently I did and called. Told the dispacher that the driver was doing just fine. Was courteous and all. The dispatcher didn't know what to make of it!

Found out later (was having coffee with him) that the driver of the truck got the message and it turned a lousy day into a pretty good one.

Try it! Brighten someone's day who just may be having a bad day.

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America Moves By Truck --- Streetpilot 7200 & OOIDA --- www.accutracking.com userid= poifactory password= guest; "Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it."

Had coffee? What did you

Had coffee? What did you do? Follow him until he stopped and then stalked him...lol. Just Kidding.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

speaking of spring

it's nice to get up and to leave in the morning when it's not pitch black outside.

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speak for yourself

I'm leaving for work right now, and it's still pitch dark here. sad

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nüvi 750 & 760

thinking the same thing ...

asianfire wrote:

Had coffee? What did you do? Follow him until he stopped and then stalked him...lol. Just Kidding.

I can honestly say that I have never had coffee with someone that I just saw driving down the road. I understand being nice and all, but who has coffee with complete strangers???

Anyway, EagleOne ... glad you made someone's day! You're a better person than I!

Coffee

asianfire wrote:

Had coffee? What did you do? Follow him until he stopped and then stalked him...lol. Just Kidding.

No! mrgreen After I got unloaded I went to the local truck stop to lay over. That's when I met the other driver in the restaurant.

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America Moves By Truck --- Streetpilot 7200 & OOIDA --- www.accutracking.com userid= poifactory password= guest; "Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it."

Strangers

djs wrote:

I can honestly say that I have never had coffee with someone that I just saw driving down the road. I understand being nice and all, but who has coffee with complete strangers???

Anyway, EagleOne ... glad you made someone's day! You're a better person than I!

Some night, stop in at a local truck stop and meet some of the guys and gals that bring you your food, clothing, etc. You'll find that we're just a regular bunch of people that like to meet others. There are no strangers in the world. Just people you haven't met yet.

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America Moves By Truck --- Streetpilot 7200 & OOIDA --- www.accutracking.com userid= poifactory password= guest; "Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it."

strangers

I have done this it is fun..

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