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10 most ridiculous lawsuits 2011

"The top ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2011 are:

•Convict sues couple he kidnapped for not helping him evade police

•Man illegally brings gun into bar, gets injured in a fight, then sues bar for not searching him for a weapon

•Young adults sue mother for sending cards without gifts and playing favorites

•Woman disagrees with store over 80-cent refund, sues for $5 million

"In order to be old and wise, one first must have been young and stupid."

Contributors of the Year for 2011...

Well, the votes are tallied and the top slots go to two very worthy members of our community:

Turboccc and Mahoney!!!

January Birthdays - 2012

This thread is to wish everyone with birthdays in Jan “Happy Birthday and Many More” smile

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

What is a COW Award, and how do I get one?

Most of us know the answer to this one. Some don't and that's a good reason to post it. But how do you find out who got one? No, i'm not clicking each week, i'll be here all day. I got one of these. When? No idea, didn't write it down. JM?

nüvi®3580LMT,nüvi®2598LMT| We do not live in Igloo's, and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.

Puerto Rico

Planning to go to Puerto Rico for some recreation. Checked my Nuvi 350 & 1350. No updates in several years on each. The 350 shows much more details of road, say around Arecibo than the 1350, as well as the rest of the country. Wonder why the newer model by several years is poorer in map detail.

finding old site

Nothing like getting a NEW TomTom VIA after Christmas, and having to re-learn everything, to get it set-up like Garmin was.
At-Least I rememberd this site, and my log-in. Now I guess I get to play on this site again.
HELLO ALL, It's good to see some old faces on here, I guess I missed this place (A Little)


Remember me button

I would like to see a "Remember me button". Sometimes I have to close the site up and it would be nice to get back in without logging in.

Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535

Hope to help the cause

As i am new to this site, I have had some experience creating databases and map objects for first responders all over the country.

I am an EPA/NOAA CAMEO Instructor and currently work as an adjunct instructor for LSU.

We have a tremendous amont of data that gets generated for classes and would love to have a clearinghouse here amongst your sets.

E. Stefan Coutoulakis Exeter, RI EMA Director EPA/NOAA Cameo Instructor


Just got a garmin 3790 for christmas and trying to find interesting this to do with it.

the whole poi thing sounds cool..beside the red light cams of course..

what are some of the popular ones?

Sears and Kmart Closure List

Speed Cameras in Montgomery County, MD

If I heard correctly on the evening news today, speed cameras are expected to increase from 22 to 72 in early 2012. I guess the County needs more revenue. I also heard that some old cameras would be retrofitted to operated with Lidar rather than radar.

Can anybody confirm what I heard?


CES 2012

CES 2012 is less than a month away now. What GPS or other electronic devices would you like to see announced?

I got a NUVI 40 for xmas.. Want to know...

If I should just keep it or upgrade it to a better one.. Would love to hear your opinion on this!!

Edit: I have now a "Garmin c530" and love it by the way!

I need to move up in the world I guess!

THanks in advance

Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

R.I.P Cheetah

Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Ten Brands That Will Disappear In 2012

I sure hope you don't eat Kellogg’s Corn Pops or Nokia phones!

I don't eat or use either of them, so no sweat here!


What does the community think about this?

Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Working on Blockbuster Kiosk POI

I am working a POI of the blockbuster Kiosk for the Virgina Beach/Norfolk/Chesepeake/Portsmouth/Hampton Area.

Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535

China GPS rival Beidou starts offering navigation data



China has been working on the system since 2000 to provide an alternative to the US government-run Global Positioning System (GPS).

Amateur Radio

Wondering how many members here are active in amateur radio.

Contributors of the Week 2011-12-19

This week we are recognizing Box Car. He's been a very active member since joining the site back in 2010. This month, he's been doing a great job in the forums, and he's also been maintaining a nice collection of files, many of which were previously orphaned.

Thank you Box Car !!

Jonathan (aka JM)

Noob POI question ... (McDonalds, etc.)

I understand what POI files have to offer for categories not already preloaded into my 265W, but what is the benefit of loading a POI for McDonald's when that chain is already loaded under the "food" section?