Chit Chat Thread for the week of August 11, 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.

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First!

grin

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Well....

CGY Guy wrote:

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Actully Miss POI was 1st..

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

Soul legend Isaac Hayes

Soul legend Isaac Hayes has passed. He was most famous for his 1971 soundtrack for the classic movie "Shaft," which brought him an Academy Award for best song as well as two Grammys.

I had the pleasure of performing for him at his parties and with him on many occasions ( I play drums!).

He was a class act and will be missed.

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Rail Crossing POI files ...

It's good to see the rail crossing POI files making their way ito the Factory!

When complete, will all states be merged into a master file ?

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it's the dog's fault

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Not at this point

renegade734 wrote:

It's good to see the rail crossing POI files making their way ito the Factory!

When complete, will all states be merged into a master file ?

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it's the dog's fault

The way that we have things set up right now with CSV files there is a limit in excel on how many lines you can have. I will have to see if there is the potential to make a database that would hold all these files.

Miss POI

Go Rays!

Up 4.5 games over Boston in the AL East.

With 71 wins, they set a club record and surpassed their highest season win total in franchise history!

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Soul Men

First Bernie Mac, then Issac Hayes... I'm telling you, if I was Samuel L. Jackson, I'd be pretty nervous right about now!

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This weeks thought !

Be nice to your kids! They might end up choosing your Nursing Home
some day !

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Morgan Freeman

drbillk wrote:

First Bernie Mac, then Issac Hayes... I'm telling you, if I was Samuel L. Jackson, I'd be pretty nervous right about now!

What about Morgan Freeman - he had a close call in his auto accident and he's 71. I like him as an actor.

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CSV editor

[quote=miss poi
The way that we have things set up right now with CSV files there is a limit in excel on how many lines you can have. I will have to see if there is the potential to make a database that would hold all these files.

Miss POI

Try using CSVEd.. seems to be no line limit..

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Sparky's trip to Key West

Last week Sparky and I went to Key West to test out my new underwater video camera.
and here is s short example of how it worked out.

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drbillk wrote:

First Bernie Mac, then Issac Hayes... I'm telling you, if I was Samuel L. Jackson, I'd be pretty nervous right about now!

I'm seeing a lot of people younger than me dying right now. Another good reason for me to hold off on the map update.

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Nothing Going On? Nonsense!

It continues to amaze me that even in a boring week, that there is always so much going on. From the passing of favorite actors, and the Olympics in Beijing, and all the other little things going on - there is never a lack of something to talk about.

Any Aaron Rodgers fans can discuss the outcome of his inaugural game tonight. (I'm not a Packer fan, but hey - you gotta see what the other guys are doing...)

Now, back to my route. It seems that whenever I get up early in the morning, and follow the sun for the day, I end up in the evening where I began.

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Be nice to your kids

MrKenFL wrote:

Be nice to your kids! They might end up choosing your Nursing Home
some day !

I agree with you 100%

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Oil below $114 bbl

Finally going down in my neck of the woods to $1.224/litre. That's a drop of 15 cents per litre in the last month. I'm still planning my trips and avoiding unnecessary travel though (as are most people). Hopefully, it'll keep going down...

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"Delete nothing, back up everything"

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$3.48 a gallon at one place I drove by on my way home from work. Didn't break $4 here.

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What a week...

From Bernie Mac, to Isaac Hayes, to the Olympic stabbing and now this war in Georgia and Russia. A lot has gone on in a week.

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Louie Lou Nuvi 770

Something to think about as you prepare to go on vacation

Something to think about as you prepare to go on this year's vacation

An email I got from a Friend in St. John's, which I thought I should share with everyone.
Just last weekend on Friday night we parked in a public parking area. As we drove away I noticed a sticker on the rear window of the car. When I took it off after I got home, it was a receipt for gas.

Luckily my friend told me not to stop as it could be someone waiting for me to get out of the car. Then we received this email yesterday:

WARNING FROM POLICE

BEWARE OF PAPER ON THE BACK WINDOW OF YOUR VEHICLE
- NEW WAY TO DO CARJACKINGS ( NOT A JOKE )

Heads up everyone! Please, keep this circulating.. You walk across the parking lot, unlock your car and get inside. You start the engine and shift into Reverse.

When you look into the rearview mirror to back out of your parking space, you notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle of the rear window. So, you shift into Park, unlock your doors, and jump out of your car to remove that paper (or whatever it is) that is obstructing your view.

When you reach the back of your car, that is when the car jackers appear out of nowhere, jump into your car and take off. They practically mow you down as they speed off in your car.And guess what, ladies? I bet your purse is still in the car.

So now the car jacker has your car, your home
address, your money, and your keys. Your home and your whole identity are now compromised!

BEWARE OF THIS NEW SCHEME THAT IS NOW BEING USED.

If you see a piece of paper stuck to your back window, just drive away. Remove the paper later. And be thankful that you read this e-mail. I hope you will forward this to friends and family, especially to women. A purse contains all kinds of personal information and identification documents, and you certainly do NOT want this to fall into
the wrong hands.

I Just Thought I would pass this along. Have a great night.
ohwogo nuvi 750

Interesting, thanks.

That is actually very smart.

something to think

Thanks for the info I'll keep it in mind...

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Something to think about

tiffany wrote:

Thanks for the info I'll keep it in mind...

Your welcome Tiffany. It's better to be safe than sorry.

ohwogo nuvi 750 smile

another ploy

I have also hear one that is used on women where they wait until you have started the car and then come up to you window to try to tell you that you dropped a $5 bill, so you get out to get it and they take your car.

Miss POI

Totally different chit-chat topic...

Is it just me, or are you also incredibly tired of the c**p being thrown around in the presidential TV ads? Jeez, I can't wait until Wednesday, November 5. In the meantime, I think I will not turn on the TV until then. rolleyes

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Fortunately

One of my daughters gave me the COMPLETE DVD set of the 11 M*A*S*H seasons so at least I can avoid the "nothing but" politics programs.
I'm afraid it will be nothing but "mud slinging" for another 3 months and then 1 month of "cheating" accusations.

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If History is Indicative...

MrKenFL wrote:

One of my daughters gave me the COMPLETE DVD set of the 11 M*A*S*H seasons so at least I can avoid the "nothing but" politics programs.
I'm afraid it will be nothing but "mud slinging" for another 3 months and then 1 month of "cheating" accusations.

After the month of mud slinging, then the accusations of cheating, don't forget the four years of "you should have voted for the other candidate," and "this one's worse than what we had before..." wink

I was one of those that bought the M*A*S*H Season DVD's as they were released. The same with Hogan's Heroes. All three of my kids (14 and under) would watch them for hours if we let them. My nine year old got up late one night and pulled an all-nighter on the Hogan's Heroes. My wife wants to know what I started. grin

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Being Alert

While the story about taping a piece of paper on the back of the car window, and the one about saying you dropped money are both good things to know, and should certainly keep everyone alert for things to watch out for; both of these are listed as false at Snopes.com. That said - it certainly should make everyone wonder, and to be mindful of where they are and the conditions (dark, isolated, etc.)

The TV news had a bit this morning about all the car break-ins because of all the GPS units sitting right in the front window, as well as laptops, purses, and even wallets sitting in the front seat of unattended cars.

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How about them Olympics?

Maybe the French need a translation for "smash" -- http://news.google.com/news?q=french%20swimmer%20smash&ie=UT... ?

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Not everything on the internet is true

ohwogo wrote:

Something to think about as you prepare to go on this year's vacation

An email I got from a Friend in St. John's, which I thought I should share with everyone.
Just last weekend on Friday night we parked in a public parking area. As we drove away I noticed a sticker on the rear window of the car. When I took it off after I got home, it was a receipt for gas.

Luckily my friend told me not to stop as it could be someone waiting for me to get out of the car. Then we received this email yesterday:

WARNING FROM POLICE

BEWARE OF PAPER ON THE BACK WINDOW OF YOUR VEHICLE
- NEW WAY TO DO CARJACKINGS ( NOT A JOKE )

http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/carjack.asp

Their research shows there is no evidence of this happening with any regularity anywhere.

If your inbox fills up with a lot of forwarded messages like this one, bookmark www.snopes.com. It will save you a lot of worry and embarrassment.

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performance speakers loud and clear

One should let their performance speak for themself.

Gas prices continue to drop.

Gas prices continue to drop.

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Favorite series

Airbrushed wrote:
MrKenFL wrote:

One of my daughters gave me the COMPLETE DVD set of the 11 M*A*S*H seasons so at least I can avoid the "nothing but" politics programs.
I'm afraid it will be nothing but "mud slinging" for another 3 months and then 1 month of "cheating" accusations.

I was one of those that bought the M*A*S*H Season DVD's as they were released. The same with Hogan's Heroes. All three of my kids (14 and under) would watch them for hours if we let them. My nine year old got up late one night and pulled an all-nighter on the Hogan's Heroes. My wife wants to know what I started. grin

M*A*S*H and Hogan's Heroes, two of my all time favorite shows. My wife gave me the complete set of M*A*S*H for Christmas. It is great when nothing else is on TV for a half 'n hour.

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TV C**P

Well now,if you turn your TV off,just think how much more time you will have to play with your GPS and MP-3

smile

Have a great day

ohwogo nuvi 750

Not everything on the internet is true

Just because it may not be reported happening with regularity, it has happened. As for any embarrassment,I have none. If this will stop just one carjacking from happening, it's worth the time it took to type it out. ( And I type with two fingers. ) smile

Have a great day

ohwogo nuvi 750

forgot one

loudogz74 wrote:

From Bernie Mac, to Isaac Hayes, to the Olympic stabbing and now this war in Georgia and Russia. A lot has gone on in a week.

John I'm not the daddy Edwards...

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How about them Olympics?

I watched that race and yes it was great to see the USA take France and wipe their mouth out with the gold to bad they didn't come in fourth that would have been better.

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I love Snopes

Quote:

If your inbox fills up with a lot of forwarded messages like this one, bookmark www.snopes.com. It will save you a lot of worry and embarrassment.

I recently had to check an email about the Obama campaign jet(no American flag on it), checked it out on Snopes and it was true. http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/airplane.asp

When in doubt, snope it out. smile

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ATV'S

Anyone like Atv riding we should get together and make a poi file for all ATV places to legally ride in The US What do you think

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Octane rating

charlesd45 wrote:

Gas prices continue to drop.

I paid $4/gal for the 87 octane today.

The ad said $3.89, but it's for the 85 octane, which they call "regular" around here.

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85 Octane?

spider_elliott wrote:

I paid $4/gal for the 87 octane today.

The ad said $3.89, but it's for the 85 octane, which they call "regular" around here.

Wow, 2 octane points off the '87' standard and they get away with this? I wouldn't run this fuel as it violates car warranties. That said, I'm glad we don't have this problem in Canada. Yet.

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I paid

I paid 3.699/gal today at my normal station for 87 octane.
That's .34/less than I paid at the same station 25 days ago.

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$3.59

MrKenFL wrote:

I paid 3.699/gal today at my normal station for 87 octane.
That's .34/less than I paid at the same station 25 days ago.

$3.59 at the local BP for regular (87 octane as well). Sam's Clib should be between 12 and 20 cents less per gallon. I'll find out shortly.

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Sam's down here in Daytona

Sam's down here is only a couple cents cheaper than surrounding stations.
I don't buy my gas at Sam's as they won't accept my AAA Visa card which gives 5% rebate. I am a Sam's member !!!!
I'm actually "ONLY" paying $3.52/gal with the rebate at my station.

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Something to think of as you go on vacation

I came into the house late the other night and found a 269 pound adult using the computer. When I said what are you doing? He just grunted and didn't even turn around. I looked in the kitchen and discovered many dirty dishes. In the back hall there was a new pile of dirty clothes. I looked in the refrigerator and the food was gone, but beer cans had appeared. In the trash and next to the trash there were empty beer cans.
Have I been house knapped?
Walt

Packers play at San

Packers play at San Francisco on 08/16/08 at 8:00 CST.. smile

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Chevrolet, an American Revolution.

Packers play at San

But without #4!

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New laptop

I feel like my eyes are going to pop out of my head. I got a brand new laptop yesterday and I will be in that adjustment period for the next few days.

I am used to having only one program at a time updated instead of every program on my computer. I am excited about having a faster machine now that will not have me sitting around waiting to process my request.

Using the updated version of Microsoft Outlook is really cool, I am an organization fanatic and I love the new layout. I can see my calendar and emails at the same time. This is so cool.

Just felt like sharing,

Miss POI

P.S. if you see strange messages in your emails from me in the next day or two that is because the paste button is where the send button should be. I have made that mistake already a few times.

I think that the old laptop knew that it's days were numbered, it started to make a really bad weezing sound two or three days before the new one showed up. It was the fan and I was really worried about it.

Isnt it nice to have some

Isnt it nice to have some good equipment to work with, IF you hadnt overworked your old wheezing one it would still be alive.

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Is it bad when...

spider_elliott wrote:
charlesd45 wrote:

Gas prices continue to drop.

I paid $4/gal for the 87 octane today.

The ad said $3.89, but it's for the 85 octane, which they call "regular" around here.

Crazy when something under $4 sounds 'cheap'....

Congrats on the faster, new machine!

miss poi wrote:

I I am excited about having a faster machine now that will not have me sitting around waiting to process my request.

Just felt like sharing,

Miss POI

If anyone deserves and needs a new, faster, laptop -it would be you!
For me, it's a "want" not a "need", but I really, really want one! I've got my eyes on a Gateway, maybe for Christmas.
Good luck with it!

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Outer Banks

I have traveled to the Outer Banks in North Carolina this week and my Nuvi performed great. The only flaw was advised travel delays in Charlotte, NC that did not exist. The weather in Corolla has been great except for today. The beach has been sandy, sunny and wet.

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