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  1. Actually, necrophilia and pot smoking aren't a good comparison at all. A dead body is the property of the deceased's family, the vast majority of whom would object to having it used for such purposes. Necrophilia violates the property rights of others, whereas pot smoking doesn't.

  2. I just noticed that all the "potheads" came out of the woodwork to defend Marijuana. :)

    I'm sorry, I just find that a bit offensive. I don't smoke pot, nor have I ever, yet due to the fact that prohibition causes huge profit incentives and creates a black market that fosters the violence that so many associate with illegal drugs, and also due to a firm belief in personal responsibility and self-ownership, I don't believe it should be illegal.

     

    Anyway, I actually find it pretty hard to believe that someone would casually mention something like that to a passing stranger. Of course I deal with the public in my job and no level of stupidity should surprise me. Whether or not I ran to report such things to the local drug warriors would depend entirely on whether or not there were any violence, actual or threatened. That's just me personally.

     

    Obviously, regardless if you believe it should be reported or not, caches near marijuana fields are probably not a good idea.

  3. I really can't understand people who seem to want caches to be stocked with high value items. If all items were going to be around $5 and I traded even, a four find day would cost me $20. It's not really about the trading for me anyway, and when I do trade I try to do it with something that people might actually find a bit useful. Dollar store toys and stuff don't really annoy me though. I like the hunt, the exploring and the discovery more than anything. If I see something cool, like a little realistic plastic frog (I love those), I'll pick it up and trade for it. If I take a travel bug, I'll usually put something in. I'll also try to leave something if the stuff in the cache seems to be in need of replenishment. Here are some things I like to leave in caches:

     

    Mini biners

    Boot laces

    Ponchos

    Whistles

    Playing Cards

     

    Don't sweat the swag, just go out and have fun. It's pretty unrealistic to find something of real, intrinsic value in an ammo can or Tuperware container stuck in the middle of the woods.

  4. I'm looking to either procure or make a miniature waterfall, painted not real water obviously, to use as a TB. I don't want to spend too much, and I could probably find a Hunk O' Granite that's craggy enough to paint one on myself if need be. Any thoughts?

  5. The way I see it, I'm part of the environment, not seperate from it. I do tend to be pretty tolerant and kind to other creatures though, aside from pests that invade my home, biting and bloodsucking insects and arachnids, or anything that sees fit to attack me. I don't wish extinction upon endangered species. I wouldn't kick a spotted owl out of its nest to put an ammo can in it or anything. Of course, that's not saying much since I don't live in an area where they're an indiginous species. I picked up a little frog from the pavement in the parking lot the other night so it wouldn't get run over.

     

    I do think I have a right to use the world for my survival and enjoyment, and if a large, common, carrion eating bird doesn't like my doing so, I don't particularly care. I also find it ironic that a bird that's listed as a protected species turns into what some are considering a pest species.

  6. The difficult is overrated by at least 2 1/2 stars.

    I suck at puzzles, so it's not suprising that this one has me utterly stumped. I don't know where to start... so I never have. :D

    I got that one in 5 minutes. Of course, I'm not driving all the way to FL to find it now. :D Too bad most of the puzzle ones that are close by aren't as easy for me. Some of these things just hurt my brain. I'm not going to get mad, though. I'm going to get even! I have a pretty twisted idea to inflict on others, once I find a place to locate it. :D

  7. I'm a premium member and got the following message. Is there a limit to these or is this a bug?

     

    Creation failed. You have exceeded the maximum number of bookmark lists for your account.

    Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

     

    Exception Details: Groundspeak.Web.Exceptions.MaxLimitException: Creation failed. You have exceeded the maximum number of bookmark lists for your account.

     

    Source Error:

     

    An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below. 

     

    Stack Trace:

     

    [MaxLimitException: Creation failed. You have exceeded the maximum number of bookmark lists for your account.]

      Groundspeak.Web.Bookmarks.BookmarkList.Create(Int64 OwnerID, String ListName, String ListDescription, Boolean IsShared, Boolean IsSpecial, ListType ThisListType, Boolean NotifyMe) +283

      Geocaching.UI.BookmarkWptControl.ddBookmarkList_Init(Object sender, EventArgs e) +93

      System.Web.UI.Control.OnInit(EventArgs e) +67

      System.Web.UI.Control.InitRecursive(Control namingContainer) +240

      System.Web.UI.Control.InitRecursive(Control namingContainer) +178

      System.Web.UI.Control.InitRecursive(Control namingContainer) +178

      System.Web.UI.Control.InitRecursive(Control namingContainer) +178

      System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain() +197

     

     

  8. I'm going to take some of this data and see if I can correlate it to market fluctuations in stocks and commodities. If I can get a positive correlation, I'll see about making money in the market, then write a book about my investing system and make even more money on that and retire at an early age, caching almost every day!

  9. I came across this. The price definitely is attractive, it looks like it should do what I need it to do (mostly fairly simple day hiking for caching) and it has more room for extra layers than what I'm using now (a definite plus in New England). I also wouldn't have to take off my pack and whip out a water bottle anymore. I've never heard of the brand before. Any thoughts from anyone with more experience buying this stuff?

  10. I've got a Palm IIIxe that gets the job done. They can be had for not a terribly expensive amount of money. If I need to take pictures I have my cell phone or my dedicated digital camera.

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