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Stolen GPS

Someone broke into my car last night and stole my cell phone and GPS. Both of them were hidden in the car, in my arm rest.

Just wondering what people would recommend to replace the GPS. I'm mostly considering Garmin since they seem to be the most popular. Of course it needs to support custom poi's and announce turns, etc.

Texas in November to open 85 mph toll way

Yippee! We've discussed the 85 mph before but here is the date for going live. The state already has 80 mph speed limits on some highways in rural West Texas.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/texas-news/Texas-in-November-to-ope...

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Nuvi 2460LMT, 765T, C530

TSA Testing Liquid inside terminals

Would you let strangers put something into your beverage? I just can't believe everyone in the video let those TSA agents drop something in their drinks. I thought the pat down and the backscatter scanners were bad enough. This is out of control.

SD card maps

I just bought a SD card of North America maps 2012 .I in stalled the card and then turned on the GPS and it just sits there loading maps ,Have I done something wrong?Garmin 250W.

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The Home of BLUMARU HOUNDS

Celebrity GPS voiceovers

I wish celebs would offer their voices for navigation devices (even for a fee). These would be my 5 favorites:

1- Gordon Ramsay (including expletives)
2- Alec Baldwin (includes rants for wrong turns)
3- Ozzy Osbourne (including expletives)
4- Paul McCartney ('nuff said)
5- Julia Louis-Dreyfus (in the voice of Elaine Benes, of course)

Who would be your top 5?

Red Light Camera @ NYPD Cops, draw your own conclusion

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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.”

Contributors of the Week 2012-08-27

This week we’re recognizing -et-!

He’s been a regular contributor on the site since joining in April of last year, making posts and offering comments which are thoughtful, polite, and well-spoken.

I appreciated the time and thought he took in sharing his recommendations for scenery and small towns in the FL to WI
-Off the Beaten Path.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/36536

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

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of September 3, 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.

Jonathan

56th Annual Gordon Bennett Gas Balloon Race

The 56th Annual Gordon Bennett Cup is under way from just East of Zurich, Switzerland.

17 teams are competing in this multi-day endurance event in the air.

It can be fun to track the teams via realtime GPS tracking over the many days they are in the air during the competition. So, here is a link to the tracking page:

http://tracking.way.aero/gordonbennett/

NY Times GPS and Human Error

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/02/technology/gps-and-human-e...

In Five and a half years of using the Nuvi I stopped using the screen about 5 years ago and only use voice.

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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.”

September Birthdays 2012

This thread is to wish everyone with a bithrday in "September" Happy birthday and many more smile

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Factory Joke Thread - September 2012

This is the official POI Factory Joke thread.
It will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.

Have fun....

~Angela

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

Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? - September 2012

In danger of losing your windmill?

Maybe you can share with us the last place your GPS took you and if you encountered any problems, or if you use it to seek out special places to go (like Thai Food, ice cream shoppes, etc.) Anything to keep your windmill alive.

This thread will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.

~Angela

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

Month of SEPT: Your Favorite Holiday

Month Of Sept 2012

All Month:

Classical Music Month
Hispanic Heritage Month
Fall Hat Month
International Square Dancing Month
National Blueberry Popsicle Month
National Courtesy Month
National Piano Month
Chicken Month
Baby Safety Month
Little League Month
Honey Month
Self Improvement Month
Better Breakfast Month

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

Welcome Centers

Hi,
Does anyone know where the Welcome Centers poi file is?

Credit Card Number Stolen

My friend and I work in the US at a worldwide corporation that sells IT software to businesses. He had a fraudulent charge appear on his credit card in Australia. It seems the person who stole his credit card number works for the same company at a location in Australia!

Look Ma! No hands!

Driverless vehicles approved in California.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/08/robot-cars-on-pub...

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Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 260, GPSMAP 195

Kennedy Space Center - Google Street View

Open Google Earth and go to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and enable street view......one can now take a virtual stroll around the center. Pretty neat !

Which GPS Should I Buy & How to buy a GPS?

FYI

The 2 articles below are not thorough but it's a starting point for some general information.

Garmin vs. TomTom: Which GPS Should I Buy?

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2409093,00.asp

How to Buy a GPS?

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2339300,00.asp

Wig-wearing bank robber tracked with GPS device

Well, what do you think? Is this similar to police using GPS to follow a perp?

http://tinyurl.com/9p4bj4h

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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra
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