Chit Chat Thread for the week of January 9, 2012

 

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.

Have fun...

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

Angela

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Batteries

legatzke wrote:

Anyone wanting to replace a battery in a garmin GPS just take a look at www.Newpower99.com it has batteries for almost every GPS out there, and there are easy to follow videos for each model. I just replaced the battery on my Nuvi-780 in about 10 mins. and it sure saves $$$$ as if you take it to a garmin dealer it will cost you any where from $50.00 to &100.00 to have this simple task done.

I used these guys to supply me a battery for an old PDA once. Everything worked great!

Hi all

Hi all

Checking in.

Checking in.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor - Offline Maps & GPS.

Snow

Winter is here. Cold & snow

Stay warm and safe.

This morning brought rain. A

This morning brought rain. A lot of it.

Holidays

It's nice to be through the holidays...

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FJM

NASCAR

Getting my NASCAR fix this afternoon... even if it is only testing at Daytona. grin grin

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2021.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

The track

Just drove by the track-a little noisy !

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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 !

Snow is coming!

Well, the snow is coming tomorrow to Rochester, NY. Now my daughter can get some practice driving on the stuff.

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-Bruce (Garmin nüvi 1450LMT)

Race cars

Gary A wrote:

Getting my NASCAR fix this afternoon... even if it is only testing at Daytona. grin grin

Since you like race cars you need to move here http://www.youtube.com/embed/Qrpq5A-KAoA

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor - Offline Maps & GPS.

Getting Colder

Its getting colder and we might get snow. Everyone have a good week!!!

my garmin went black screen

my garmin went black screen yesterday sad

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DriveSmart 50, DriveSmart 60, nuvi 2595, nuvi 3760,

The Villages

charlesd45 wrote:
Gary A wrote:

Getting my NASCAR fix this afternoon... even if it is only testing at Daytona. grin grin

Since you like race cars you need to move here http://www.youtube.com/embed/Qrpq5A-KAoA

I have a friend who recently moved from TN to The Villages. The video is correct, the first thing he bought after his house was a golf cart. confused

I just don't see me doing that. rolleyes

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2021.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Spare Bedroom?

MrKenFL wrote:

Just drove by the track-a little noisy !

So Ken... if I get tickets to the Daytona 500, do you have a spare bedroom for me & the wife? mrgreen

(Trying to save on expensive or non-existant hotel rooms.)

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2021.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Actually

After attending a couple of 500 races and freezing our butts off and also sitting on the back stretch we now prefer to watch the race on our 50 " TV in our living room !

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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 !

Bring Coats

Sounds like you didn't dress warm enough. wink laugh out loud laugh out loud laugh out loud

Hmmm... your HDTV is bigger than mine.

There is always the July night race.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2021.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

SPEED

Larry Mac has been giving us the scoop on the new Fuel Injection motors.
88 & 48 just topped 200 MPH

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Yup

spokybob wrote:

Larry Mac has been giving us the scoop on the new Fuel Injection motors.
88 & 48 just topped 200 MPH

The 2-car-tango continues despite changes to the spoiler & cooling system.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2021.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

I won the TV

Gary A wrote:

Sounds like you didn't dress warm enough. wink laugh out loud laugh out loud laugh out loud

Hmmm... your HDTV is bigger than mine.

There is always the July night race.

I won the TV at a drawing at our local Eagles for one $10 ticket. Had to put the 42" we had
in the bedroom.
What a shame !

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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 !

finally!

1/12/12 we finally got some snow.

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etrex vista, Nuvi 350, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 750(3)

Hello world

Hello world

Then how about a nice country drive

Gary A wrote:
charlesd45 wrote:
Gary A wrote:

Getting my NASCAR fix this afternoon... even if it is only testing at Daytona. grin grin

Since you like race cars you need to move here http://www.youtube.com/embed/Qrpq5A-KAoA

I have a friend who recently moved from TN to The Villages. The video is correct, the first thing he bought after his house was a golf cart. confused

I just don't see me doing that. rolleyes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ6rWcIqrp8

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All the worlds indeed a stage and we are merely players. Rush

Hello

Hello

Getting some snow

We are getting a bit of snow here in north eastern Tennessee tonight.

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Jerry

Spending time at EV Rally in Indio, CA

Vender really pushing Rand McNally RVND7710 at rally. I have one. Don;t waste your money.

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David Cross Garmin Overlander Day after day as I try to remember, I find my forgetter working better and better.

No Snow

I cannot believe I am saying this but I want to see it snow.

I asked for snow.

tke1 wrote:

I cannot believe I am saying this but I want to see it snow.

Our first snowfall in NW IL. 4 inches us just right.

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

White Stuff

First appreciable snowfall in Central Indiana. Winter has finally arrived! Drive safe, all.

Back to cooler weather for a

Back to cooler weather for a few days.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor - Offline Maps & GPS.

Snow...

in the mountains...let's keep it there...70 degrees here in San Diego later....!

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"Backward, turn backward, oh time in your flight, make me a child again, just for tonight."

Hello

Hello

Getting windy in NY

Have a great weekend everyone.

but not as windy

jolette wrote:

Getting windy in NY
Have a great weekend everyone.

as it's going to get in South Carolina!

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Illiterate? Write for free help.

Western PA

Snow ... yuk! back to shoveling.

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Harley BOOM GTS, Zumo 665, (2) Nuvi 765Ts, 1450LMT, 1350LM & others | 2019 Harley Ultra Limited Shrine - Peace Officer Dark Blue

Have a good weekend!

Have a good weekend!

Go Blackhawks

Go Blackhawks

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Go Blackhawks

Yes! Go Blackhawks and Bulls!

And... have a great weekend!

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Nuvi 765T, Nuvi 2350LMT

Weather

Bitter cold here in Delawhere.

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Nuvi 760

let the weekend begin

let the weekend begin

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Just your average elder livin' the dream.

Love these

Its funny how these show up every so often and people go for them.

Costly NEW AREA CODE: READ AND PASS ALONG

New Area Code - PLEASE READ Be sure you read this and pass it on.

809 Area Code
We actually received a call last week from the 809 area code. The woman said 'Hey, this is Karen. Sorry I missed you- get back to us quickly. I have something important to tell you.' Then she repeated a phone number beginning with 809. We did not respond. Then this week, we received the following e-mail:

Do Not DIAL AREA CODE 809, 284, AND 876 from the U.S. or Canada .

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION PROVIDED TO US BY AT&T. DON'T EVER DIAL AREA CODE 809

This one is being distributed all over the US ... This is pretty scary, especially given the way they try to get you to call.

Be sure you read this and pass it on.

They get you to call by telling you that it is information about a family member who has been ill or to tell you someone has been arrested, died, or to let you know you have won a wonderful prize, etc..
In each case, you are told to call the 809 number right away. Since there are so many new area codes these days, people unknowingly return these calls.

If you call from the U.S. or Canada , you will apparently be charged a minimum of
$2425 per-minute.

And you'll also get a long recorded message. The point is, they will try to keep you on the phone as long as possible to increase the charges.
WHY IT WORKS:

The 809 area code is located in the Dominican Republic .
The charges afterward can become a real nightmare. That's because you did actually make the call. If you complain, both your local phone company and your long distance carrier will not want to get involved and will most likely tell you that they are simply providing the billing for the foreign company. You'll end up dealing with a foreign company that argues they have done nothing wrong.

Please forward this entire message to your friends, family and colleagues to help them become aware of this scam.

AT&T VERIFIES IT'S TRUE :http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=6045

SNOPE S VERIFIES IT'S TRUE:http://www.snopes.com/fraud/telephone/809..asp

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Set back and enjoy the

Set back and enjoy the football playoffs.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor - Offline Maps & GPS.

.

charlesd45 wrote:

Set back and enjoy the football playoffs.

I enjoy the games even though my injury plagued team lost last week.

That almost sounds like an excuse for them.

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Harley BOOM GTS, Zumo 665, (2) Nuvi 765Ts, 1450LMT, 1350LM & others | 2019 Harley Ultra Limited Shrine - Peace Officer Dark Blue

Snow!

It decided to start snowing in Rochester, NY yesterday and now it won't stop. It's a really late start to winter this year compared to last year...

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-Bruce (Garmin nüvi 1450LMT)

Time To Shovel A Little Snow

Looks and feels like winter outside today (snow flurries and 20F), I have an inch of snow to shovel off the driveway and sidewalk.

Pretty mild winter so far. It made it up to 45F this past Wednesday, 3 days ago. Still have not seen a heavy snowfall requiring the snow blower.

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Nuvi 765T

60 Degrees in South Florida

60 Degrees right now in South Florida. Brrrrrrr!!! razz

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sewisdom - Drive carefully. The life you save... may be someone who owes you money!

Dang it's cold!

Sure is nice when one can say "Dang it's cold" and you're talking about 45 degrees F and not 25 below with 40+ mph winds. Yesterday it didn't get much above 70 F!

RT in Sunny Arizona and enjoying it!

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"Internet: As Yogi Berra would say, "Don't believe 90% of what you read, and verify the other half."

office

johnm405 wrote:

Its funny how these show up every so often and people go for them.

Costly NEW AREA CODE: READ AND PASS ALONG

New Area Code - PLEASE READ Be sure you read this and pass it on.

809 Area Code
We actually received a call last week from the 809 area code. The woman said 'Hey, this is Karen. Sorry I missed you- get back to us quickly. I have something important to tell you.' Then she repeated a phone number beginning with 809. We did not respond. Then this week, we received the following e-mail:

Do Not DIAL AREA CODE 809, 284, AND 876 from the U.S. or Canada .

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION PROVIDED TO US BY AT&T. DON'T EVER DIAL AREA CODE 809

This one is being distributed all over the US ... This is pretty scary, especially given the way they try to get you to call.

Be sure you read this and pass it on.

They get you to call by telling you that it is information about a family member who has been ill or to tell you someone has been arrested, died, or to let you know you have won a wonderful prize, etc..
In each case, you are told to call the 809 number right away. Since there are so many new area codes these days, people unknowingly return these calls.

If you call from the U.S. or Canada , you will apparently be charged a minimum of
$2425 per-minute.

And you'll also get a long recorded message. The point is, they will try to keep you on the phone as long as possible to increase the charges.
WHY IT WORKS:

The 809 area code is located in the Dominican Republic .
The charges afterward can become a real nightmare. That's because you did actually make the call. If you complain, both your local phone company and your long distance carrier will not want to get involved and will most likely tell you that they are simply providing the billing for the foreign company. You'll end up dealing with a foreign company that argues they have done nothing wrong.

Please forward this entire message to your friends, family and colleagues to help them become aware of this scam.

AT&T VERIFIES IT'S TRUE :http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=6045

SNOPE S VERIFIES IT'S TRUE:http://www.snopes.com/fraud/telephone/809..asp

Hopefully in the office the telecom dept. blocks these area codes in their dial plan. But it is truly bizarre, say to block Mexico if the office is in SoCal, or the Domincan if the office is in NY. As for thousands a minute, LOL.

Denver

bear007 wrote:
charlesd45 wrote:

Set back and enjoy the football playoffs.

I enjoy the games even though my injury plagued team lost last week.

That almost sounds like an excuse for them.

I would like to see the Bronco's move up. A long shot but so was last week.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor - Offline Maps & GPS.

Denver

charlesd45 wrote:
bear007 wrote:
charlesd45 wrote:

Set back and enjoy the football playoffs.

I enjoy the games even though my injury plagued team lost last week.

That almost sounds like an excuse for them.

I would like to see the Bronco's move up. A long shot but so was last week.

That will be one to watch tomorrow. Was a good game last week. smile

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Go Patriots

I have to say it ! I went to the very first home game the (then) Boston Patriots played in the American Football League . Been following them since - my kids in NH and their families are fanatic follwers.

That was over 51 years ago when they first played as the Boston Patriots !

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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 !
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