# Seth!

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## Posts posted by Seth!

### Someone called the Cops!!

My neighbor called the police on Rentakid when he hunted a geocache near my house. He's a magnet for that kind of stuff. You'll have to poke through his 99 logs, but they're in there. Heh heh.

### Does time of day make a difference?

MrGigabyte gives us a marvelous explanation of the orbits. Thanks! Now to answer this important part of the question:

"If they are in the exact same position in the sky twice a day (i.e. 6:47 am and 6:47 pm), would your GPS be more accurate if you were to search for a cache at the same corresponding time of day as when the cache was hidden? Hmmm... Anybody know? This could help geocachers find a cache if they knew the time the cache was "marked" and looked at that time."

The answer is no. Your GPSR would not be more accurate. However, what you are implying is that your GPSR would be subject to the same type of signals and therefore might arrive at similar readings. This makes sense, but I'm not sure that this will translate into readings that gibe. And, given the sidereal time rule, the relative positions will slowly be changing. If I place a geocache at noon and you hunt it tomorrow at noon, we'll have similar satellites overhead. But if you hunt it at noon six months later, it's different. Bottom line: I'd still take the encrypted hint.

### Does time of day make a difference?

MrGigabyte gives us a marvelous explanation of the orbits. Thanks! Now to answer this important part of the question:

"If they are in the exact same position in the sky twice a day (i.e. 6:47 am and 6:47 pm), would your GPS be more accurate if you were to search for a cache at the same corresponding time of day as when the cache was hidden? Hmmm... Anybody know? This could help geocachers find a cache if they knew the time the cache was "marked" and looked at that time."

The answer is no. Your GPSR would not be more accurate. However, what you are implying is that your GPSR would be subject to the same type of signals and therefore might arrive at similar readings. This makes sense, but I'm not sure that this will translate into readings that gibe. And, given the sidereal time rule, the relative positions will slowly be changing. If I place a geocache at noon and you hunt it tomorrow at noon, we'll have similar satellites overhead. But if you hunt it at noon six months later, it's different. Bottom line: I'd still take the encrypted hint.

### Geocaching is about 5 seconds away from being not fun anymore

I hesitate to post a reply because I would really like to see this thread get buried.

Here in Western Washington, geocaching is pretty big. There are a couple hundred geocaches within an hour of my house. Speaking for several of us who place a lot of geocaches, we are in no hurry to make ours members only. We see this as Jeremy does: it's a security measure. We have been fortunate and have had few problems. Therefore, we'll continue to place regular geocaches which are available to everyone. I place some pretty kick-butt caches and I want as many people as possible to find them. Let's not get our panties in a wad here, folks.

-Seth!

(and yes, I'll be sending in my subscription dollars)

### How many people at your event?

Hey, my homies back in Sickinois! That's a great photo. Maybe I'll get to one of your events sometime.

Cheers,

Seth!

(Springfield native--and for the uninitiated, that's the capital. Not Chicago.)

### How many people at your event?

Hey, my homies back in Sickinois! That's a great photo. Maybe I'll get to one of your events sometime.

Cheers,

Seth!

(Springfield native--and for the uninitiated, that's the capital. Not Chicago.)

### Do you remeber the first item you took from a cache?

A red-pepper candle. Still have it. Never parting with it. It's lame, but it's mine.

### Do you remeber the first item you took from a cache?

A red-pepper candle. Still have it. Never parting with it. It's lame, but it's mine.

### How many people at your event?

Hi! We just had our third (or so) event geocache here in Western Washington. We had 68 people in attendance. How are the events in your area going? We're going to need larger venues!

(The event was Crime Scene: Gathering of Evidence. It's now archived, but the geocache number is 13399.)

### Favorite caches?

This thread has been going for a bit now. Have you left for the trip yet?!

I'm glad to see that you have Mission: Impossible on your list. That can take awhile to do, but let me know how long you'll be in the area and we'll see if you can get it done. May I also suggest my "Urban Cache: Overdue"? It's quite popular and it won't take you long. It could also come in handy while working on Mission.

### Favorite caches?

This thread has been going for a bit now. Have you left for the trip yet?!

I'm glad to see that you have Mission: Impossible on your list. That can take awhile to do, but let me know how long you'll be in the area and we'll see if you can get it done. May I also suggest my "Urban Cache: Overdue"? It's quite popular and it won't take you long. It could also come in handy while working on Mission.

### i wish i were cool...

quote:
Originally posted by oregone:

ch dumb questions, so if this isn't appropriate, just ignore this post and let it disappear so i won't feel embarassed two weeks from now.

Is it just me, or does oregone's original post seem to be cropped? This is all I have and somehow this started a thread? Hmmm...

### Black on black?!

I'm sorry, but am I to understand that there are people using something other than MS Interet Explorer? Isn't that illegal?

Seth!

(livin' it up in western WA)

### Black on black?!

I'm sorry, but am I to understand that there are people using something other than MS Interet Explorer? Isn't that illegal?

Seth!

(livin' it up in western WA)

### New Listserv for Washington State

There is a new listserv for geocachers in the state of Washington. We hope to use it to keep one another up-to-date about caches and related matters. This will work well if all of the Washington geocachers sign up. It's painless. Have a look at http://www.geocachingkids.com/wa

If you are looking for one in your area, check out http://groups.yahoo.com

- Seth!

[This message was edited by Seth! on March 10, 2002 at 04:20 PM.]

### New Listserv for Washington State

There is a new listserv for geocachers in the state of Washington. We hope to use it to keep one another up-to-date about caches and related matters. This will work well if all of the Washington geocachers sign up. It's painless. Have a look at http://www.geocachingkids.com/wa

If you are looking for one in your area, check out http://groups.yahoo.com

- Seth!

[This message was edited by Seth! on March 10, 2002 at 04:14 PM.]

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