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Favorite chili places

O.K. We've got favorite non-chain pizza on the forum but what about us people from the south? How about a favorite chili place?

travel info

Hi all,

I was just wondering what would be the best route to take from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada to the Amtrak Auto station in Lorton Virginia.USA


Recent RLC POIs Update (Feb 22, 2012)

I have not updated my RLC POIs since July 2011. I downloaded the most recent RLC (Feb 22, 2012) last night and found that some RLCs are missing in the area that I'm familiar with.

Here are 3 missing RLC locations that I am aware of:

Artesia Blvd and S Normandie Ave, Gardena, CA
S Western Ave and W 158th St, Gardena, CA
W Redondo Beach Blvd and S Normandie Blvd, Gardena, CA

GPS glitch may be cause of supposed “faster-than-light” neutrinos


It appears that the faster-than-light neutrino results, announced last September by the OPERA collaboration in Italy, was due to a mistake after all. A bad connection between a GPS unit and a computer may be to blame.

wireless spectrum is full

while this does not mention Light Squared it could affect it

what is this

30°27'13.33"N 86° 5'7.74"W

Percent of USA content in Automobiles by NHTSA

Just select the year of interest and your sort preference either alphabetically or by percentage.

2007 to 2012

Contributors of the Week 2012-02-13

This week we're recognizing charlesd45.

Charlesd45 is a long time member who's earned a solid reputation for being a helpful person in our discussion forums. He's quick to respond, and he does a good job of pointing users to existing resources on the site. He also maintains several popular POI files, including Cracker Barrel.

Thank you charlesd45!

Jonathan (aka JM)

Chit Chat Thread for the week of February 20, 2012

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.


web site

Has anyone tried this web site out and installed to your gps It is pretty neat


Installing Addtional Maps - BaseCamp, MapSource, MapInstall

I'm confused concerning the most appropriate method for adding additional maps to an SD card since my Nuvi 650 is out-of-space. I successfully did a limited update for the east coast, but I am now looking into installing the rest of the US and Canada onto the SD card.

How to do this is covered in the following post:
My question goes beyond the post.

Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

Alert sound removal

I have a speed alert sound on the unit. Do I need to reset the entire unit to delete the function? A Garmin Aera

Interesting Geocoding Site: Bible Geocoding

Bible Geocoding
The location of every identifiable place mentioned in the Bible.

Originator of Keeping Your Windmill Alive. Live in MA & have a cooking website. 6 yr. member.

Government Wants to Restrict In-Vehicle Communications

I wonder when this is going to apply to GPS use too!

Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH


is history, according to this article, they are now defunct.

Can't say I'm sorry but I am surprised, I really didn't think the FCC would stop them.

Contributors of the Week 2012-02-06

This week we're recognizing Twix!

Twix is active in our member forums and has been helping us keep up with some of the Chicago area Red Light Cameras.
To the best of my knowledge she has yet to be recognised for her contributions to this site.

So thank you Twix, I hope you enjoy your first COW award!


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

Flashing lights

There was an article in "Roundel" in October 2011 that pointed out that:

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