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Chit Chat Thread for the week of June 13th, 2011

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

Anyone here following Dave Ramsey's 'The Seven Baby Steps'?

Essentially, Dave Ramsey's 'The Seven Baby Steps' are an ordered process of being debt free and then buying things after saving. http://www.daveramsey.com/new/baby-steps/

We're on Baby Step 2 (BS2) - pay off all debt (and we got alot). We changed our vacation plans for August 2011 to involve more driving and less other stuff and we're going to be relying on our Nuvi and its POIs even more.

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Vince Nuvi 350

E3

Anyone here follow E3? If so what did you like about it the most? For those that don't know what E3 is: http://www.e3expo.com/

Navigating the Iowa Flood Detours

You might find this link hands to navigate detours due to the Great Missouri River Flood:

http://www.iowadot.gov/floods/index.html

Some of this flooding is anticipated to last into September folks...

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Where do I find newly downloaded POI's on my Garmin Nuvi

I have just downloaded directly to my Garmin some new POI's where do I find these on the device?

What Happened To The War On Distraction?

What Happened To The War On Distraction?
By Edward Niedermeyer on June 11, 2011

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/what-happened-to-th...

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"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

Gov: Thumbs down!

Gov: Thumbs down!
Pushes harder slap on driver texting

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/gov_thumbs_down_WJXQP7J48...

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"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

North Carolina Boat Ramps

With the advent of summer, boat ramps become popular. A new boat ramp was recently opened in Morehead City North Carolina and it was "full" over the Memorial Day Weekend.

The Garner News recently posted this article: "N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s 200 boating access areas serve over 300,000 registered boaters" I don't know if the URL below will stay valid past a couple of days.

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Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

Which GPS to look for.

Good morning,

I am new here, and was insearch of some opinions on a sutable GPS to get.
My wife from time to time need to get to a bathroom PDQ. I need a GPS that will keep track of POI's, and when I need to find the nearest bathroom, reset my rout to the nearest POI on the screan that I touch, as well as tell me what it is.
Any suggestions?

LAPD Commission Puts Brakes On Red-Light Cameras

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/06/07/lapd-commission-pu...

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — The civilian board that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department has put the brakes on the city’s red-light traffic camera program.

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Nuvi 3760LMT & Nuvi 750, Nuvi 755T Cobra 9980 radar detector

For all Car Guys....Very Cool ! Located in Minneapolis.

Be patient and wait through the commercial. Very, very cool ! A place to keep your cars AND your GPS units.

http://www.kare11.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=958137284001

Huge Solar Flare Could Disrupt Communications

"An unusual solar flare observed by a NASA space observatory on Tuesday could cause some disruptions to satellite communications and power on Earth over the next day or so, officials said."

"A geomagnetic storm could cause some disruption in power grids, satellites that operate global positioning systems and other devices, and may lead to some rerouting of flights over the polar regions".

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Nuvi 2460LMT

Cuckoos tagged with GPS trackers

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/13559202

Quote:

Scientists from the British Trust for Ornithology are planning to attach tiny satellite trackers to cuckoos to study their migration patterns.

Open Office

Just wondering; how many of you guys (and gals) use Open Office instead of Excel or Notepad when using POI files. I just recently learned of Open Office and was wondering if it was any good at this sort of thing.

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

Contributors of the Week 2011-05-30

This week we are recognizing Abeebe and Charlesd45.

Abeebe has been working hard all week on updating his old files. Great job!!! We love having you back in the forums, thanks for stopping in and saying hi. Don't stay away for so long next time.

Charlesd45 has also been busy updating all of his files. We will all be ready for vacations now, great job!!!

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of June 6th, 2011

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

DIFFERENT ROUTE

This is new to me and never happened to me before.

Last week I was going for 3 days training in Cleveland.
I enter the destination and it show on my gps that was 28 miles away.

On the way to go it give me one direction to follow, But on the way back it give me a different route to come back Home.

3 times I went and 3 times it give me the same direction.

Proposed network of towers and satellites may shut down GPS devices.

By Ashley Halsey III for the Washington Post, Published June 4, 2011

Two of 21st-century America’s favorite gadgets — the smartphone and the GPS device — are on a collision course, according to a report delivered Friday to the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Garmin Nuvi 1350T. No television set in our home for 13 years. Experiences are better than things. The cheaper the trip, the richer the experience. Read our book—Tea and Bees Milk, our Year in a Turkish Village. Available on Amazon.com

Travel Plans involving routes near the MO River

To those who are making plans for travel on roads near and around the Missouri River...

Be prepared to detour due to flooding - and a long-term flood event.

Consult with state DOT web sites for road closures along your planned routes, and be prepared to change plans.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

How to recover files accidently deleted

Recent pleas from new members asking for help in recovering files accidentally deleted reminded me that we should create a link to be used when members ask for help.