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Happy Canada Day!

Today, July 1, is Canada's 148th birthday. Another reason for all of my fellow Canucks to celebrate - like we need one!

Canada Day in a small town is a blast - watch a parade in the morning, off to the course for a round of golf in the afternoon, a few weenies on the barbecue for supper, and then fireworks at dusk.

Factory Joke Thread – July 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.

~Angela

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

Keeping The Windmill Alive - Your Last Trip? – July 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

Nobody noticed

Well, a "Leap Second" was just added (at 8 PM EDT) to all the atomic clocks around the world and nobody noticed! Well, maybe the folks that manage the GPS satellites did and the folks that manage the atomic clocks.

See:

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33313347

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

2015 Leap Second to be Added Tonight (6/30) at Midnight

As discussed in this earlier post:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/44006

This leap second addition is unlikely to cause issues with GPS satellites or receivers. It should be noted however that the GLONAS system may be affected briefly at 0:00 hours UTC on 7/1. Older GLONAS receivers are at higher risk:

https://itunews.itu.int/En/4275-GLONASS-and-Coordinated-Univ...

Contributors Of The Week 2015-06-22

This week we are recognizing, Nv_ham!

Nv_ham has been a member of POI Factory for over four years and has recently got back into maintaining POI files.

Last week picked up a couple files that were in need up updating and he’s created the new file Vancouver BC photogenic locations.

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

where are we headed

Going somewhere for business, and pleasure, business first, pleasure the rest of the week.

So on our personal car rental, it's $164 per week (reasonable), with an additional $107 in taxes. I find that rate pretty unreasonable myself.

Based on the tax rate, any guesses as to where we're going?

(hint, a band that just played the last 2 nights in Santa Clara will be here next weekend)

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of June 29, 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

Nominate JM to be a COW

After all the really good stuff JM does for us that we know about and all the other stuff JM does for the whole lot of us,I think we should

CREATE A PETITION FOR JM TO BE A COW

He should be adorned with many COW bells!

He should have his favoritetender turf brought in for his grasing pleasure! (At least for a week!)

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I support the right to keep and arm bears.

Nominate JM to be a COW

After all the really good stuff JM does for us that we know about and all the other stuff JM does for the whole lot of us,I think we should

CREATE A PETITION FOR JM TO BE A COW

He should be adorned with many COW bells!

He should have his favoritetender turf brought in for his grasing pleasure! (At least for a week!)

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I support the right to keep and arm bears.

Smileys (fixed)

Greetings,

My PC or The Factory's software seems to have a problem with one Smiley.

There is an icon for the Question Smiley (a question mark inside the yellow circle), but when I try to add this smiley to a message, I don't get the question mark. Instead I get this:

question

which I see as the Confused Smiley followed by a colon.

Contributors Of The Week 2015-06-15

This week we are recognizing, Ranman53!

Ranman53 is a relative newcomer to POI Factory, but he posted a comment last week in the Garmin North American 2016.10 Map Update thread that educated, amused and generally entertained many of us.
(The link above should take you directly to the comment).

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

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of June 22, 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

How much do you know about the world around you?

I have no vested interest in this site but I thought people here might find it interesting. It's actually kind of addicting once you start playing.

www.geoguessr.com

How Does Garmin And Others Actually Get Their POI information?

So, as posted above, I am wondering how Garmin, and others, currently get their POI data? Is it from HERE or someone else? The reason I ask is sort of a selfish motivation. One of my hobbies is riding ATVs. I generally ride on Minnesota or Wisconsin State DNR trails. When I want to buy gasoline near a trail, it is pretty important to have current, correct, accurate information.

Imagine that! (More) Corruption from Redflex

The former CEO of a Red light camera company has pled guilty to bribing a Columbus public official.

http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2015/06/19/columbus-ohio...

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/06/19/061...

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Live every day like it's your last. Some day you'll be right - Benny Hill

New phishing scam (password or verification code)

Does anyone use 2FA (2-Factor Authentication) or 2-step verification? Do you know that cyber criminals can reset your online password by knowing your email address and phone number? The following video explains how it works:

Cybercriminals Phishing for Email Accounts using SMS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dj_90TnVbo

New FAQ - linking to a specific post.

For members who post frequently on POI Factory, I have added a new FAQ that may be helpful: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/44758. I know many of you already know how to this, but there are others who don't.

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Any link"

From these two studies, I wonder if any link could be drawn as to cause and effect.

Survey: Many Drivers Unfamiliar with Infotainment Features
Link to article in automotiveIT International:
http://www.automotiveit.com/survey/news/id-0010544

Distracted Driving Crashes Up 6% in Texas as TxDOT Launches 'Talk, Text, Crash' Campaign
Link to story on KXAS-TV:

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"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -- John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. president

Wisconsin now going to 70mph

Today, Tuesday, county crews are changing signs on the interstates in Wisconsin, raising the speed limit from 65 to 70.

They do stress that until the sign gets changed, the speed limit remains the same. The expect all the signs to be changed by Wednesday.

http://fox6now.com/2015/06/15/wisdot-70-mph-speed-limit-sign...

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Garmin Nuvi 2450
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