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Black Friday deals

Just wondering what everyone got for good deals on Black Friday. I got a great set of Calphalon knives for 1/3 the price.

Contributors of the week 2010-11-22

This week we are recognizing Spera.

This member is located in France and is one of our funniest comedians. He has had me laughing all week. He has a great sense of humor and keeps everything nice and entertaining in the forums.

Thank you so much for sharing your delightful personality with us. It is a pleasure to have you in our community.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of November 29th 2010

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.

MaryAnn Melby AKA Miss POI

Garmin Nuvi Question...zoom + / -.screen slows


Garmin Nuvi 255W

Traffic Sensors and Filter Lights (Turn Arrow Lights)

I've noticed lately that several intersections where there used to be a regular pattern of red light; green turn arrow; green light now seem to be skipping the turn arrow phase if there isn't a car sitting on the sensor area when the lights are changing.

Ford Flex

Has anybody traded in their GPS for a factory installed
Like the one in the Ford Flex?

Time is never wasted...It is improperly used .

Need help in by-passing Chicago on trip from Maryland

I am new to this but hope someone can help.

I will be driving back to Milwaukee from Laurel Md with granddaughter who will deploy this Dec. She has driven from our house to Andrews AFB, but got stuck going through Chicago.

On a trip to Royal Oaks Mi last year, I mis read our "google instructions" and my daughter and i got stuck in Chicago.

Sandy Hukrevic

Happy Thanksgiving

I want to take the opportunity now to wish every member here a safe and prosperous Thanksgiving holiday.

“...try to be as good of driver as you think you are.” - Broderick Crawford - Highway Patrol

Backdoor Server Virus - Anyone else notice this?

I just updated my antivirus definitions and let my program do a full search of my laptop overnight last night.

When I got up the program had found 2 programs infected with the BDS/Hupigon.lpce virus.

The programs?

TTSVoiceEditor_V284.zip & TTSVoiceEditor.exe

lpce is apparently a relatively new variant of the Hupigon BDS which could explain why my AV didn't pick it up sooner.

Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 260, GPSMAP 195


Hello All..
I am a real newbie here.. My membership is barely minutes old!
I have a Garmin Nuvi 760 and have had it a couple of years.. I found this group while on the Garmin site looking for an answer as to how I handle a complete freeze up of my unit.. I did..
I have always wondered about additional points of interest and now I found out where to get them.. GREAT!

Ron Husak Conifer, Colorado at 9200 feet and lovin it! Garmin Nuvi 760

Veteran Perks

I read that not only active duty members of military but any member that has a copy of their DD214 can get a 10% discount at Lowes or Home Depot. I checked it out and showed my DD214 and received my military discount. This is good all year long!

Boy do I have egg on my face!

Well, do I ever have egg on my face. I've always said there was no way I'd have a built-in nav system.

On Saturday my wife and I went to "look at" the new 2011 Taurus Limited. The only one available in the area had the full nav system. We liked the car but I told the sales guy there was no way I wanted to pay for the nav system since it's idiotically expensive I already own 4 GPS units.

GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

Contributors of the Week 2010-11-15

This week we are recognizing Gravecare for his fantastic new Tutorial on using POI Loader. Here is a link: http://gravesitebusiness.com/blog/2010/11/find-cemeteries-wi...

I have been asking for a POI Loader video from the community for years now and I am so happy that we finally have one.

I will be linking this to our FAQ area.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of November 22nd 2010

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.

MaryAnn Melby AKA Miss POI

Countdown Yellow Traffic Light Design

What do you think of this new traffic light design which features an hourglass with countdown yellow lights to give the driver a better sense of when, exactly, a traffic light will go red?

Do you remember where you were 47 years . . .

Do you remember where you were 47 years ago Monday? President John F. Kennedy's assassination. (Third hour English Class.)

Looking for a place to go this summer? Try Oshkosh, WI, July 20-26, 2015. The largest gathering of aircraft in the world. http://www.airventure.org/index.html

Thanks for the rest area poi.

This is great. I've wanted something like this for a long time.

Inexpensive Netbooks And Navigating

It looks like there are several inexpensive netbooks available right, some even under $100. Would any of these be suitable to load GPS software onto and connect a GPS receiver or are all of these just a waste of money?

Small lights/motion detectors above traffic signals

A friend of mine asked what are the small lights above or below the traffic signals? Looks like they could be motion sensors or something that EMS could activate by turning light to Green for them.

Sand Glass traffic light concept

If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra