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Chit Chat Thread for the week of March 28th, 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

Smart phone app - Tapatalk

This topic is directed towards Miss POI. I used to be a fairly active member of the forums contributing discussion as well as poi files to the site. Since then I got a smart phone and hardly ever use my computer anymore which is where I did all of my poi factory activities.

Things I didn't know

The AFLAC duck was voiced by Gilbert Gottfried. He was fired by AFLAC for making insensitive jokes about the Tsunami in Japan. They are looking for a new voice.

Also it is not his real voice. It's an act. His real voice is actually very low and mellow. Google his name and "Howard Stern" and view the YouTube clip of him speaking in his 'real' voice.

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Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

Canadian federal elections again

Our 4th election in 8 years with an estimated cost of 300 million $

If the conservatives get re-elected with a minority governement we'll be back to square one and no further advanced confused

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Nüvi 255W born on 602117815/nüMaps Lifetime North America

poi loader cannot find .csv files in folder

i just got a new windows 7 computer and my poi loader will not recognise any .csv files in folder!......whats up with that?

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rocky

Cell phone talking doesn't result in what many expect

In the March 2011 issue of Roundel, page 29, in the upper right column, there was a reference to a new study that suggests that those "who talk on their cell phones while driving may be safer drivers.

Taxing Mileage to raise Revenue ??????

Get Rid Of Your GPS?

In the New York Times Article

Gadgets You Should Get Rid Of (or Not)
By SAM GROBART
Published: March 23, 2011

the author writes

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Garmin nuvi 3790LMT, 755T & 650. Prev. Garmins: GPSIII+, SP 2610, 250W; Magellan 2200T __GARMIN TRICKS WEB SITE __http://bit.ly/garmin_gps_tricks

Spell check within Internet Explorer

Greetings,

ICE: not the slippery type

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=189438071093732

Message from the Ambulance Service

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All the worlds indeed a stage and we are merely players. Rush

Just became... (active member)

...an active member!!! Yay!!

Rath *doing back flips*

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Garmin 1390T X1 & 50LM

poi for mn boat landings

Im looking for poi of mn boat landings in and around they twin cities.. Any help ?

Contributors of the Week 2011-03-14

This week we are recognizing Ajasaro!!!

Ajasaro is starting Spring off on the right foot. He is capturing all the places we want to be this season and also Summer.

Check out his files: http://www.poi-factory.com/user/30925

Those True Value Hardware Store locations will come in handy for those of you doing fix it jobs around the house.

Great Job Ajasaro!!!

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of March 21st, 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

Is it illegal to enter a destination into a GPS unit while driving in Colorado?

I was reading a news article about about the progress of a bill in the Alabama legislature that proposes to ban texting while driving. On page 2 of the article, the author reported the following:

“On Jan. 1, 2010, in Colorado a law banning the manual entry of data into electronic devices while driving went into effect.

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Garmin nüvi 255LMT & 3760LMT - "Those who wish for fairness without first protecting freedom will end up with neither freedom nor fairness." - Milton Friedman

GPS Repairs

Can anyone recommend a reliable and speedy GPS repair facility?

I dropped my 3 mo. old Tom Tom and the screen cracked.

Thanks

Gary Busey Voice

Several years ago there was some discussion on the POI Factory forum about celebrity voices for the GPS and Gary Busey's name was mentioned. Well, for better or worse it's happened.

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Wire service story:

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Nuvi 760 & 660, Streetpilot, GPS III, GPS 10X

Damage to electronics manufaturers in Japan

I figured I'd start a thread on damge due to the multiple situations happening in Japan. I haven't heard anything yet about chip manufacturers or suppliers yet, but my expectation is that there may be shortages and price increases for all electronics in the near future.

If anyone finds more information along these lines, please post the links.

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

Time Zone change.

Howdy all.

Here's the scenario:

I was at Chattanooga, Tn. and had to plan a route to Vernon, Ca.

From reading the forum, I discovered that the GPS would not automatically adjust as I crossed time zones.

Now, when I was close to my destination, and I had my GPS set to EST before I left and did not change the time setting, I found that I was going to arrive at my stop in 2 hours.

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Garmin 1390T X1 & 50LM

How do businesses submit for built in POIs?

I was searching the internal POI file on my 1490T for a few local restaurants that I have already added manually. I did this so I could use the Feedback feature built into the unit.

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