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Keeping The Windmill Alive - Your Last Trip? – September 2015

In danger of losing your windmill?

Maybe you can share the last place your GPS took you and if you encountered any problems, or if you used it to seek out special places to go (like Thai Food, ice cream shoppes, etc.).

Anything to keep your windmill alive.

This thread will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Contributors Of The Week 2015-08-24

This week we’re recognizing a whole herd!

charlesd45, jgermann, alandb, t923347, thurst461, canuk, Melaqueman all contributed in two separate threads to helping fellow members, cruisefor2 and WoodGarmin with their Garmin related issues.

Large 2016.1 JCV File For 1490LMT

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of August 31, 2015

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

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

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Before Posting Questions

Please check the FAQs and use the search function before posting questions.

A lot of topics have been discussed at POI Factory, and someone may have already answered your question smile

Is your hippocampus bigger than mine?

Here's an interesting article:

Is GPS ruining our ability to navigate for ourselves?

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/is-gps-ruining-our-...

I'm not sure about how much I agree with; e.g., have the GPS plan a route, study it at home, then drive to the destination without the GPS's help confused

Factory Joke Thread – September 2015

This is the official POI Factory Joke thread.

It will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.

Please read the forum rules before posting.

"POI Factory is not a forum for politically charged debate.
Let's avoid topics that already have a long list of Democrat or Republican talking points or that name specific politicians."

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

U.S. National Grid Emergency Location Markers (ELMs)

I took one of my horses for a ride last night in the county park equestrian trails and I noticed new Emergency Location Markers. I have no experience with the United States National Grid format. I am sort of curious why they went with that format rather than another. I am sure I will find the answer when I have more time to review the websites on this topic.

Understanding EZ Pass & HOT lanes

Ontario is looking into setting up HOT Lanes. I've never used these in the US and don't know how the system works.

How do they determine you're in the lane and then bill you?

If it's a transponder, does one transponder work in all states?

If EZ Pass is used, does one EZ Pass work in all states?

Is EZ Pass proprietary to one company?

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

Contributors Of The Week 2015-08-17

This week we are recognizing, bobkz!

Bobkz has been a member of POI Factory for nearly eight and a half years!

He participates in forums, has created icons and sound files and he’s the maintainer of Offbeat Tourist Attractions - US File which he recently updated adding 93 locations.

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of August 24, 2015

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

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

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Contributors Of The Week 2015-08-10

This week we are recognizing newcomer, Mlandon!

Mlandon posted a question a few weeks ago in our Garmin talk forum.

As per the custom of our helpful community, members shared their thoughts or experiences and offered suggestions.

Mlandon continued to follow the thread and responded to additional questions.

Before he had a solid solution he thanked everyone for their help.

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of August 17, 2015

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

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

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

When creating a website

If you have ever tried to create a website then you know with desktops, tablets and phones and the different OS's out there it can drive you nuts. Here is a site that will help you at least see what each device is displaying.

http://snippets.hubspot.com/hubspot-device-lab

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Lithium-ion Batteries: Preserving Service Lifetime

Although I disagree with the author's comment about leaving older technology batteries like NiCD on their chargers (that's what causes the misnamed "Memory Effect" which was actually the result of drying out the electrolyte by overcharging), the bulk of the article is on point, especially as it pertains to today's Lithium-ion batteries.

Google Car Spotted

I saw one of the Google Street View cars on the other side of I-64 today. They were in the far right lane (Slow Lane?) and being passed a lot.

Don't know if it was "Active" or not. Guess I'll find out in a month or 2.

This is the 3rd time I've seen one. All on the Interstate.

Anybody else ever seen one?

Did you wind up in the "Street View"?

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Another software-security gaffe fires up Lenovo customers

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I support the right to keep and arm bears.

Issue with Contact Form when sender has a Yahoo email address

I just tried to contact another member (VinceCANuvi) thru POI Factory contacts. Yahoo rejected both the email to me as well as the other member. They are editing to see if the from address matches the from IP address. If it does not match it is rejected.

SMTP error from remote mail server after end of data:

Contributors Of The Week 2015-08-03

This week we are recognizing, Sirkull!

Sirkull has been a member of POI Factory for over seven years.

He’s part of the group of members we have who post frequent updates to their files throughout the year.

This year he’s made 13 updates to the Best Western file, 8 to his Dollar Tree file and most recently 10 updates to his Free Talk file.

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Europe 2016.10

I don't remember seeing it posted here yet, but the Europe 2016.10 map update has been released. Downloaded it the other day and everything seems to be working OK.

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ChefDon

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of August 10, 2015

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

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

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham
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