Chit Chat Thread for the week of September 01, 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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Chit Chat 01 Sept

Can't believe I could be the first one to post. Just came home from Idaho yesterday and from Pocatello Id. to Utah nothing but rain and lighting still doing it off and on toady Hope everyone is haveing a safe weekend.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

I was told if you don't like the weather in Idaho..

Wait 15 minutes, I found it to be true... Sunshine, thunder and lightning, rain, hail, and wind all on one day.

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

I was told if you don't like the weather in Idaho..

Same way in Nv and Wy. but in Idaho if you wnat it you will get it. wind rain sheet snow or heat. and I live in Utah

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

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I've seen thunder, lightning, rain & then snow with thunder & lightning over the course of a few hours once or twice in N. Iowa.

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

The weather in southern california..

is rather boring... For excitement we have ground movement.... Nothing like a little trembler to quicken the pulse...

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

Or you could

Or you could live in Flor-i-duh, and be like my significant other, and get nervous everytime a tropical system forms out in the Atlantic or in the Carribean.
I guess it gives her something to worry about ! Now she's all worried about Hanna !
Oh well !

Anyway folks - hope you all have a GREAT week !

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 !

Hannah

MrKenFL wrote:

Or you could live in Flor-i-duh, and be like my significant other, and get nervous everytime a tropical system forms out in the Atlantic or in the Carribean.
I guess it gives her something to worry about ! Now she's all worried about Hanna !
Oh well !

Anyway folks - hope you all have a GREAT week !

cool

Is she keeping an eye on Hannah? wink

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

I don't worry...

about bad weather. My company usually sends me right to it. confused

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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."

know how you feel

Gary A wrote:
MrKenFL wrote:

Or you could live in Flor-i-duh, and be like my significant other, and get nervous everytime a tropical system forms out in the Atlantic or in the Carribean.
I guess it gives her something to worry about ! Now she's all worried about Hanna !
Oh well !

Anyway folks - hope you all have a GREAT week !

cool

Is she keeping an eye on Hannah? wink

My other half is the same way. Mr Ken. So your not alone there. smile

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Another hurricane, geez.

I'm tracking Hanna forecast

I put forecast coordinates as waypoints into Mapsource, Plot a route and then check each new forecast to see the closest approach point to our home on the beach.
But, I've been a hurricane tracker & amateur cane forecaster for many, many years.
Just a hobby.
BTW, as of the latest forecast Hanna should get within 73.3 miles from our house. But we'll be on the good side.
Jerry, you should be closer in JAX.

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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 !

Hurricanes vs Vacation

My wife and I had planned to book a long weekend in Tulum Mexico this month. With the hurricanes blowing in, we may not get there. I would hate to book it and not be able to go or worse yet get there and have to evacuate.

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Jim Garmin nuvi 660

Acrobatics

Sparky started studying acrobatics at the local high school

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"Those that stop and smell the roses, must realize that once in awhile you may get a whiff of fertilizer."..copyright:HDHannah1986 -Mercedes GPS - UCONNECT 430N Chrysler T&C - Nuvi 2598- Nuni2555 - Nuvi855 - Nuvi295W - Nuvi 750 - Ique 3600

Last long weekend of summer

Lots of campers were on the road for the last long weekend of the summer. There was rain and snow depending where you went for the weekend. The cool weather and the fresh air always seems to make every one hungry. Well this young one was ready to get at it.

I hope the pic's show up.

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ohwogo nuvi 750

Wow

Did anyone happen to catch the forecast of Joe Bastardi of Accu-Weather on Fox's channel tonight .
Forecasting Hanna to skirt the East coast of Florida and make a Cat3-4 hit somewhere approx. between Charleston and Wilmington, NC. then going up thru D.C. and up to Boston as a Cat I or strong TS.
He called it a monsterr storm by then .
Late Friday/early Sat. for landfall.

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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 !

Great Weather in New England

We can feel Fall in the air, but it was still pretty warm this Labor Day weekend.

Today we used the GPS to plan a 300 mile day trip on the motorcycle. Winding through the back roads.

It was a great day.

Looks like the same weather all week too!

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

Busy season

The atlantic is getting very busy now, with all these storms...its like a storm assembly line gone into overtime.Gustav getting weaker, Hanna getting sronger, Ike is now forming and if i'm not mistaken, on the sat. photo theres another one brewing in the far atlantic.

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Mike

Can you say "Josephine?"

mikeymike wrote:

The atlantic is getting very busy now, with all these storms...its like a storm assembly line gone into overtime.Gustav getting weaker, Hanna getting sronger, Ike is now forming and if i'm not mistaken, on the sat. photo theres another one brewing in the far atlantic.

You're right. What will be Josephine is developing off the western coast of Africa as we speak.

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Garmin 765T...Is it about the destination, or is it about the journey?

Back to work

yuck

Good Morning Everyone

I am sorry that I have not been around lately I have gone back to school to get my S endorsement for my CDL. Lots of study lots of test and lot of money to the state of CA. So far I have taken 5 state test and have 3 more to take and another 1 - 1 1/2 Mo's left. The good news is when this is over it will mean a $ 8.65 pay raise but living on 600.00 every 2 weeks is ruff. no other state makes a CDL driver do this to take students to a Prom or Disney Land. Oh well this is CA got to love it. I will be back when I can as I can. Miss you all smile
jolleyr

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Southern CA Temp 76 and Sunny. Running around with my Nuvi 465T. Getting lost around the country and loving it.

Happy

Tuesday that is a Monday... blah

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Garmin GPS V, Garmin Streetpilot 2610, Garmin Nuvi 760

Yes.

MrKenFL wrote:

Did anyone happen to catch the forecast of Joe Bastardi of Accu-Weather on Fox's channel tonight .
Forecasting Hanna to skirt the East coast of Florida and make a Cat3-4 hit somewhere approx. between Charleston and Wilmington, NC. then going up thru D.C. and up to Boston as a Cat I or strong TS.
He called it a monsterr storm by then .
Late Friday/early Sat. for landfall.

That's what the forecast was this morning here in NJ.

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Steve

IKE

I am keeping an eye on Ike.

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Then Josephine is already named.

Hurricanes, maybe like Hanna, that stay just offshore are dangerous. Staying over the gulfstream lets them stay strong all the way up the east coast. I lived in Massachusetts as a kid and went through several hurricanes there. We never evacuated, just hunkered down with portable radios and kerosene lanterns.

Actually, for a kid is was kind of fun.

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nuvi 200 | lifetime maps

Hannah

How about Ike and Josephine??

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Sandman --------Nuvi 370

Blah blah blankety blankety

Blah blah blankety blankety africa anyway. Wish these things would stay THERE.

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

I Like IKE

I think I'll have to get my old "I LIKE IKE" button out !!!!

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"Those that stop and smell the roses, must realize that once in awhile you may get a whiff of fertilizer."..copyright:HDHannah1986 -Mercedes GPS - UCONNECT 430N Chrysler T&C - Nuvi 2598- Nuni2555 - Nuvi855 - Nuvi295W - Nuvi 750 - Ique 3600

.

But what kind of nut would name a hurricane Gustav? I mean wouldn't just Gus have been good enough.

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nuvi 200 | lifetime maps

BLAME CANADA

The French Canadians in Quebec said that we need to have several French sounding names to represent French-Canadian culture...even though there is a one percent chance a hurricane will ever make it up that far north. So, Gus was removed and Gustav was its replacement. Jody was replaced by Josephine, and Caitlin was replaced by Claudette. Now, look up old hurricanes and Gus, Jody, and Caitlin were never used previously. And as most people know, when a hurricane creates enough damage, destruction and death, that name is retired. so, that is a good thing to know, and knowing is half the battle.

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Thanasi---Magellan RoadMate 1700LM , & Magellan RoadMate 5045LM "Speed is just a question of money. How fast do you want to go!!!!" Movie: Mad Max - 1979

90 degrees F here in Chicago

90 degrees F here in Chicago today. First day of school for those in CPS. Bus was 45 minutes late for the dropoff in the afternoon, though. First week kinks, I suppose. sad

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TomTom One XLS * Contact me about 1200 free print credits *

"Blame Canada"?

All right. Who's been watching "South Park"?

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nüvi 750 & 760

LOL!!!!!!!!!!

I have been! Very good "spider_elliott". You win the grand prize. An all expenses paid trip to... The wonderful State of Colorado.

Please note: Colorado residents shall forfeit all rights, privileges, and licenses herein and herein contained, Fax mentis incendium gloria cultum, et cetera, et cetera... Memo bis punitor delicatum! It's all there, black and white, clear as crystal! Good day sir!

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Thanasi---Magellan RoadMate 1700LM , & Magellan RoadMate 5045LM "Speed is just a question of money. How fast do you want to go!!!!" Movie: Mad Max - 1979

Go Cubbies!

Go Cubbies!

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Go Blackhawks

Go Rays!

Go Rays! grin

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Go Cubs

grin Here comes the toughest part of the year.

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John_nuvi_

GO JAGS

razz

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

Will get to see if the

Will get to see if the Redskins can do anything Thur night?????????

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Silly Reporters

Have you guys and girls been watching the news on Gustav this weekend on the different news networks? I mean come on...how much more crazy do you have to be going outside in 100 mph winds to report on a hurricane? I seen reporters holding on to poles and some getting blown about in high winds...one guy was almost hit with a cardboard sign...others had to be tethered down with rope.I dread the day when on live national tv when one of these guys gets hit with a flying roof or something.As someone once said about a hurricane,"its not that the wind is blowing but WHAT the wind is blowing,I don't care how much pushups you did that morning, when you get hit by a flying Volvo,you're a goner.And now we have 2 more hurricanes coming up from the Atlantic to test that theory.

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Mike

METS vs. CUBS

agg9900 wrote:

grin Here comes the toughest part of the year.

WOULD BE NICE TO SEE METS AND CUBS IN THE PLAYOFFS THIS YEAR.

LET'S GO METS !!!

Labor Day - End of Summer?

And no official holiday in the USA until Thanksgiving sad

Sparky standing on his head looks like a

H Hannah wrote:

Sparky started studying acrobatics at the local high school

5 1/4" floppy disc..... Remember those??? shock

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

Oh Yeah

aophiuchus wrote:
H Hannah wrote:

Sparky started studying acrobatics at the local high school

5 1/4" floppy disc..... Remember those??? shock

Remember 'em?!? Wanna buy some?

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

re: Reporters & Dreading the day

I hope I see that live.

They're all Darwin Award candidates in waiting. smile

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

Awards to the reporters

Oh yea..they'll get an award alright....posthumus.

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Mike

Awards

That is how they qualify for the Darwins.

5 1/4 Floppies? How about 8"

Ok - I don't really remember them, but I've seen a couple in a display case - right next to the memory storage device as large as a washing machine. Now, several gigabytes in a flash drive as small as something really small. mrgreen

That reminds me - I need to search for a post where something can be given away...

And now, back to your regularly scheduled forums - already in progress. . .

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And now, back to your regularly scheduled forum - already in progress . . .

5-1/4" Floppy

Airbrushed wrote:

Ok - I don't really remember them, but I've seen a couple in a display case - right next to the memory storage device as large as a washing machine.

It's even getting hard to find a 3.5" drive anymore...

Punch cards

RapidPirate wrote:

It's even getting hard to find a 3.5" drive anymore...

How about a 10,000 count box of punch cards. Now that's computin'! (Anybody got some spare vacuum tubes? I need to reboot my ENIAC!) razz

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Garmin 765T...Is it about the destination, or is it about the journey?

I remember the punch cards

I remember the punch cards for the FORTRAN machines.

When I went to college in the mid 80's the library had one of those compact hard drives...the Winchester Drive...the size of a decent sized box with huge heavy platters in it.

I also remember when my friend bought his home PC years ago (just a few years later) and spent the extra money for a 30MB hard drive versus the 20MB hard rive. I assured him that if he used that computer for the rest of his life, he would NEVER fill up those extra 10MB.

Sheesh...

Rob

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Maps -> Wife -> Garmin 12XL -> StreetPilot 2610 -> Nuvi 660 (blown speaker) -> Nuvi 3790LMT

Paper Tape

When I started in mainframes, we had paper tape readers/punches. Boy, do I feel old. sad

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold
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