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Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of January 10, 2022

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

Honorable Mentions for COY 2021

We received this email from Mahoney...

"I was sitting here thinking about how lucky I have been in receiving votes from my fellow maintainers and contributors.

Instead of just commenting on the Contributors of the year forum, I would like to propose that each person that was nominated be awarded an "honorable mention".".

We agree!

Keeping The Windmill Alive – January, 2022

Perhaps you can post on a new book you're reading, a new hobby you're taking up or about random finds as you finally get around to cleaning out the..., or your most recent adventure?

Anything to keep your windmill alive.

Please keep comments polite.

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

~Angela

Contributors Of The Year 2021

I love that so many people were recognized by their fellow community members! Thanks to all who voted!

Unsurprisingly, our top vote getter once again, is Mahoney!

He is the unofficial heart of POI Factory!

Before Posting Questions

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

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

GPS battery in the more extreme weather

Its been getting quite cold where I live - this morning its around 20F. It might have been even colder overnight.

Do any of you take the GPS out of the car to keep it warm? Does that help extend the life of the battery?

What about summer heat?

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of January 03, 2022

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.

Please see the forum rules for any questions regarding posting moderation.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/28855

~Angela

Factory Joke Thread – January 2022

This is the official POI Factory Joke thread.

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."

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

~Angela

what's your new year's desire?

O what's your desire for this new year? I'll be thankful for an end to the pandemic and another year of staying above ground for two.

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Illiterate? Write for free help.

Happy 2022

Lets give 2021 a good boot in the rear.
May 2022 get us back to some normalcy in our lives.

Best wishes to one and all.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, DriveSmart 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

Why are amazon bundles cheaper than item alone?

I have three examples.

Just two days ago, I bought Turbo Tax Deluxe + State.

I've been watching since Thanksgiving, and it's $49.99. Online anywhere, and at Costco in the store.

On Wednesday, I see $39.99. Great, I'll save $10.

a labor force fact I didn't know

Came across a number, 38.4% of 55+ are in the workforce.

That's it?

That means 61.6% are permanently gone.

I think the unemployment numbers are window dressing, defying what is really going on.

I do know that in my parents' days, people could in fact retire at 53....some in the 40's. But imho at 55 is a stretch (there was the rule of 30 back then).

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of December 27, 2021

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

Merry Christmas!!!

May the miracle of Christmas bring you joy and happiness. I wish you contentment and peace among you and your family.

Win 11 Upgrade

Every 4th or 5th time I boot my Win 10 desktop, I get a full screen message apparently from Microsoft. It includes an option to upgrade to Win 11.

There is a lot of information on the net about Win 11 upgrades and how to do it but I see no mention of this popup screen I'm getting.

Has anyone else seen this? Is it legitimate or a scam? More importantly, has anyone tried this upgrade?

5G Cellular Vs the Airlines. The Good News and Bad

The good news is, a FEW more of us may get 5G cell service. The bad news is, ALL of us may face flight delays, higher fares and delays in some shipping services.

https://nypost.com/2021/12/20/airlines-warn-5g-could-jam-sys...

Is the threat real or just another Y2K style scare? I guess we'll find out on Jan 5th.

Does anyone know how much data a Ring doorbell camera uses

I have seen anywhere from 30 to 50 gigs a month. Does that sound about right?

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

Vote For Contributors Of The Year 2021

It’s once again time to reflect on the things you enjoy about POI Factory and consider the members who help to make this community the great place it is.

Volunteers contribute to our community in a variety of ways. Some share their experience or expertise in the forums. Some make and maintain POI files or FAQ pages. While others submit sound files, BMP icon images, or location updates.

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of December 20, 2021

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

Purple open project - Larry Berg

I posted this in the windmill, but I thought it worthy of its own thread. It really is an incredible story, and this guy is one of my heros.

https://hackaday.com/2020/11/18/larry-berg-and-the-purple-op...

https://web.archive.org/web/20120430082757/http://pfranc.com...

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