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Welcome / open talk


Chit Chat Thread for the week of March 8, 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

Installing New Stuff

How do you go about installing voices or different cars onto your GPS. I havea garmin 285 with a usb cable and figured I could hook it up through the computer some how to install. Does anyone know how?

New Orleans red light cameras...

are now under legal challenge. Stay tuned!

Of particular interest (Miss POI) is the map locating the cameras around the area:

“WaterFalls of the U.S.A”

I have just changed my “WaterFalls of the U.S.A” to CSV file because the GPX file was damaged. Please let me know if there is a problem with this new file!!

Some are homing pigeons, some are always lost

Some people have a built-in compass, and others have a marked lack of a sense of direction, says this article:

Red Light/Speed Violators

Why is it that the same folks who don't obey speed limits/red lights also feel they don't have to follow the forum rules?

I'm referring to the group of people who insist on posting red light/speed camera topics in the Open Talk forum rather than posting such topics in the designated Ticket Cameras forum.

Camera Leguality question

Regarding the traffic cameras, how do the cities get around the 6th amendment that gives us the right to confront our accuser?

I had wondered about this before but this thought was reawakened when it was brought up in one of my favorite TV shows, "The Big Bang Theory"

I imagine that the answer will contain a bunch of legal mum-bo-jumbo. LOL

Have A Great Day! Michael

Driving direction from Ottawa to Toronto (Canada)

I will drive my car from Ottawa to Toronto coming Sat. I searched my GPS and Google Map, but they both have two suggestions. 1st hwy 15 and hwy 401, 2nd hwy 416 and hwy 401. Which one is better? Thanks.

Are our GPS's now off 3" ?

Just heard that the 8.8 quake moved the Earth 3" on it's axis. Amazing the power of the planet.

Hacked AGAIN!

Hi Folks,

Your Portion Of Light Whether you are a brilliant flame or but a tiny spark matters not-for the world needs whatever portion of light is yours to give.

Contributors of the week 2010-02-22

This week we are recognizing Charlesd45 for all of the support that he continues to provide to our community.

Your files are fantastic and so is all of your advice in the forums.

Thanks again for all that you do. I see a theme here, you have been with us for 2 years 22 weeks and are getting this award on 2-22;)

Miss POI

the new radar detector

Greetings all,

Have A Great Day! Michael

Chit Chat Thread for the week of March 1, 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

New guy with a Zumo 550

Hi, just got a Zumo 550 for my KLR650 and was wondering what some good POIs would be to download for it and if anyone has any tips/ suggestions with working with the Zumo. Thank you!

mossonthetrail Garmin Zumo 550 on a '08 KLR650

Suction Cup Mount

I have a suction cup mount that isn't staying on a windshield. What are the best suggestions of readers here to keep it on? Should I clean the windshield with Windex or alcohol? Does something else work better? I even saw a post somewhere that suggested a bit of Vaseline to help keep a seal.

Chile Quake

Hope no one has family or friends in Chile. If so they are ok. Looks like Hawaii is getting ready for some bad weather also. sad

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

I'm a newbie

I just bought a Garmin 285W and was wondering if anyone had any cool tips for it.

New here with a sound question.

I hope this is a good spot for this question. I feel like a bit of an idiot because I can usually figure these thing out, but not this time.
Ok, here do I download sounds from the sound page here. I am using a regular pc. When I click on the sound it plays the sound. If I right click on it I don't get a option to save, or save as. I can't figure out how to save to my computer. Help?


smile Hello, Everyone. I am new to the site. As I was searching forpois, I clicked on a link that is in the popular are and I got this users pois links, well before I went to download their pois files I clicked on their picture, and then I noticed that she had the make and modle of her gps, on her profile.

Glenn Beers