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Contributors Of The Week 2017-09-18

This week we're recognizing Jgermann!

He recently wrote up a new FAQ Changing The Volume Of Sound Files which helped out a fellow POI Factory member.

Thanks John, for writing this up so it can be helpful to other members and visitors to our community!

~Angela

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of September 25, 2017

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

I'm going to be using DOS V6.2.2. to upgrade a scope in a week or so...

To upgrade firmware in a scope... So Option Board will become active.
As it turns out, NVRAM Chip won't erase or reload firmware, so after a new NVRAM chip arrives:
Save engineering files from scope to DOS.
Power down, removing 'Main Board' from scope....
Un-soldering a NVRAM chip from Main Board..
Soldering in an IC Socket...
Installing new NVRAM Chip in socket....

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

Google Maps Vs. Google Earth

This may have been discussed before, but it seems that Google Maps satellite views are lagging behind Google Earth views.

Example:

4004 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207

Locate that address in Google maps and switch to satellite view. Zoom in and note that there is no drive-up ATM visible in the parking lot.

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

CCleaner problem

It was just revealed that the CCleaner problem had nothing to do with Malware but is/was directed at large IT firms.

See:

At the beginning of this week, it was reported that award-winning, hugely popular computer cleaning software CCleaner had been bundled with malware for almost a month with its official installer.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.

Which file has the standard street addressing ?

I am searching to understand which Garmin file contains the standard street addressing data - I have a person who has lived in a house for 2 years, but on some GPS units it does not know that street, or address at all.
I am thinking that the .img file includes the streets and street address data - is that correct ?

Windows Creator & Windows Edge

Microsoft just loaded Creator series last night,but didn't have time to read the details.

Needless to say they want me to default to Edge, and have been routinely telling me it's better than Firefox.

I don't do a lot of fancy stuff.

I'd appreciate a few thoughts on this. Also, can I import my bookmarks from Firefox to Edge?

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

Heads Up - Avast Unknowingly Bundled Malware With CCleaner For Almost A Month

Cisco’s Talos Intelligence security research group found that CCleaner, a popular piece of software that allows users to do routine maintenance on their Windows PCs, has been distributing malware along with its installation file for almost a month.

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

CCleaner hack affects 2.27 million computers

If you use CCleaner, here's what you need to know. http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/ccleaner-hack-affec...

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Garmin Viago and Here Maps.

Contributors Of The Week 2017-09-11

This week we’re recognizing…

All past Contributors Of The Week!

Over the recent years we’ve received several emails requesting we create a permanent badge to acknowledge those members who have been recognized in the past as Contributors of the Week.

So today I will be starting to add a Red Barn badge to the profiles off all active members who have been recognized as a POI COW.

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of September 18, 2017

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

Fogo: GPS, Walkie-Talkie, Flashlight And Backup Battery

I have been following few different devices that work with a smartphone to keep in touch without cell phone service. Beartooth, GoTenna, Gotoky, and Sonnet are a few of them. A bit ago I ran across the Fogo website online. It is a flashlight, with GPS, etc.

https://fogo.io/

Beware of an email trying to trick you about your APPLE account

Just got this this morning.

This is the phony APPLE senders email:
appleid.poki24@cl450108x.maintenis.com

DO NOT OPEN OR CLICK ON THE BUTTON !!!!!

X-Apparently-To: melaque???????; Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:54:01 +0000
Return-Path:
Received-SPF: none (domain of cl450108x.maintenis.com does not designate permitted sender hosts)

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.

Heads up... apparent fradulent email trying to trick AT&T customers...

Seems like the crooks are at it again.. don't fall for this..

X-Apparently-To: ?????????@???.???? <--ME ; Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:16:52 +0000
Return-Path:
Received-SPF: pass (domain of b.e.att-mail.com designates 63.236.76.122 as permitted sender)
X-YMailISG:
WJVEvw--
X-Originating-IP: [63.236.76.122]

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Feds Want to Know Who's Protesting Trump (first ammendment stuff eh?)

Internet hosting company DreamHost is battling the U.S. Justice Department over requests for information about people visiting a website for organizing protests. Larry Greenemeier reports.

Read / listen to more here:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/feds-want...

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Contributors Of The Week 2017-09-04

The Contributor of the week was based on this email I received from a fellow POI Factory community member.

Quote:

“Sussamb should be Contributor of the Week!

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of September 11, 2017

#NeverForget

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

San Francisco visit tips needed

We are travelling to California in the first week of October. We are spending few days in wedding near Sacramento but after wedding I am planning to see San Francisco. I will appreciate any tips on what see in this city and what to avoid and traffic tips. I am planning to go to San Francisco on Sunday morning and hoping traffic will be light.
I will appreciate your tips.

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Iphone 6 Plus, Nuvicam, Nuvi 3597LMTHD,765T,1490LMT

Hurricane Irma

I am evacuating due to Irma. Probably will be a delay in responding to inputs for my files. Hopefully it will only be for a few days.

mahoney

Windows 10 start menu

If you are like myself, I do not like the start menu used in Windows 8 or 10.
I found two different start menus to replace the Windows one.
Try either one, but I find the Classic start menu is more like Windows versions from the past because it can be customized easily.

1.) Classic start menu which is free to use.
http://www.classicshell.net/

Some of it's features:

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.
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