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  1. ....to the company and asked them to produce a few hundred. The answer I got was there was little or slow demand for them (based on the sales of the t-shirts). Come on folks, apples and oranges here. I cannot wear a t-shirt into work. I'd order 1/2 dozen or so (would even place one or two in two in caches as first finders prizes). I'm willing to make a list of those who want an order. What do you say, Groundspeak? If We get an order of 50, 75, 100, what would it take to do this? The pattern is already designed (i.e. the patches are embroidered) so there is no or little in the way of set up. Bear I thought I was a little off, then I looked at my GPS and discovered I accurate to 12 ft. Geocachers don't NEED to ask for directions!
  2. quote:Originally posted by John, Mark & Kyle: quote:Originally posted by Jeremy Irish:Which means I'll probably have to add redundant information like lat/lon so if the namespace is used alone, the Groundspeak format can be decoded and used. Eeek, don't do that! Redundant info in a transfer format is the bane of all programmers (which one do you believe if they are different?)! It is fine if your XML namespace is only logical when used in conjunction with a particular document type or types. Consider that your namespace is an augmentation of another set of XML nodes - no one would ever use it alone. If you anticipate the use of the Groundspeak namespace without GPX, then define a "minimal" doc schema (seperate from the namespace) that is what the Groundspeak namespace needs. Then anyone wanting to use the Groundspeak namespace elsewhere has a documented list of what they need to provide in thier "hosting" XML document type. Okay, sorry, now I've polluted this forum with massive XML geek talk. Jeremy, I'd be happy to talk about this this off-line, or happier to talk about it to a seperate publc forum, if you'd like. - Mark (SW architecture kinda guy) from TeamOzone Seperate forum...yes, off-line?? NONONONONO .... I learn alot by reading, esp examples. Bear I thought I was a little off, then I looked at my GPS and discovered I accurate to 12 ft. Geocachers don't NEED to ask for directions!
  3. quote:Originally posted by John, Mark & Kyle: quote:Originally posted by Jeremy Irish:Which means I'll probably have to add redundant information like lat/lon so if the namespace is used alone, the Groundspeak format can be decoded and used. Eeek, don't do that! Redundant info in a transfer format is the bane of all programmers (which one do you believe if they are different?)! It is fine if your XML namespace is only logical when used in conjunction with a particular document type or types. Consider that your namespace is an augmentation of another set of XML nodes - no one would ever use it alone. If you anticipate the use of the Groundspeak namespace without GPX, then define a "minimal" doc schema (seperate from the namespace) that is what the Groundspeak namespace needs. Then anyone wanting to use the Groundspeak namespace elsewhere has a documented list of what they need to provide in thier "hosting" XML document type. Okay, sorry, now I've polluted this forum with massive XML geek talk. Jeremy, I'd be happy to talk about this this off-line, or happier to talk about it to a seperate publc forum, if you'd like. - Mark (SW architecture kinda guy) from TeamOzone Seperate forum...yes, off-line?? NONONONONO .... I learn alot by reading, esp examples. Bear I thought I was a little off, then I looked at my GPS and discovered I accurate to 12 ft. Geocachers don't NEED to ask for directions!
  4. quote:Originally posted by Anders:The reason that these units don't allow the batteries to be charged, when an external source is available, is that you can usually use ordinary batteries too. If you would try to charge a common alkaline battery, it would heat up and possibly explode (depends on the power of the external supply). Since there isn't any real way for the unit to know if you have rechargeable batteries in there or not, they can't allow the batteries to be charged. That's the price you have to pay for the flexibility of being able to use any battery, as long as it fits into the battery compartment. Anders While a few years ago, I would have agreed with you, I own a few devices (like my MP3 player) which somehow reads the type of batteries. It knows not to charge the batteries if I place in Alkinies. If I replace them with the Ni-MH, the charge indicator lights up and I get a full charge. Bear I thought I was a little off, then I looked at my GPS and discovered I accurate to 12 ft. Geocachers don't NEED to ask for directions!
  5. quote:Originally posted by Anders:The reason that these units don't allow the batteries to be charged, when an external source is available, is that you can usually use ordinary batteries too. If you would try to charge a common alkaline battery, it would heat up and possibly explode (depends on the power of the external supply). Since there isn't any real way for the unit to know if you have rechargeable batteries in there or not, they can't allow the batteries to be charged. That's the price you have to pay for the flexibility of being able to use any battery, as long as it fits into the battery compartment. Anders While a few years ago, I would have agreed with you, I own a few devices (like my MP3 player) which somehow reads the type of batteries. It knows not to charge the batteries if I place in Alkinies. If I replace them with the Ni-MH, the charge indicator lights up and I get a full charge. Bear I thought I was a little off, then I looked at my GPS and discovered I accurate to 12 ft. Geocachers don't NEED to ask for directions!
  6. How about walking towards a trailhead and hearing some rather excited moaning coming from the woods? We knew it was not an animal and figured that if it were a couple that they would be in the woods, so we entered the trail, only to find a couple who were rather engaged RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TRAIL. Oops! We figured modesty would have placed them deeper in the woods. Well, we were already there within 10 yards, so we walked right past them without breaking stride and saying only "excuse us" as we passed. Guess they thought the trail was remote enuff. We were THAT determined to find the cache. The worst part was spending an hour in the woods and NOT finding it. Bear & Ting I thought I was a little off, then I looked at my GPS and discovered I accurate to 12 ft. Geocachers don't NEED to ask for directions! [This message was edited by Bear & Ting on August 09, 2002 at 11:11 AM.]
  7. How about walking towards a trailhead and hearing some rather excited moaning coming from the woods? We knew it was not an animal and figured that if it were a couple that they would be in the woods, so we entered the trail, only to find a couple who were rather engaged RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TRAIL. Oops! We figured modesty would have placed them deeper in the woods. Well, we were already there within 10 yards, so we walked right past them without breaking stride and saying only "excuse us" as we passed. Guess they thought the trail was remote enuff. We were THAT determined to find the cache. The worst part was spending an hour in the woods and NOT finding it. Bear & Ting I thought I was a little off, then I looked at my GPS and discovered I accurate to 12 ft. Geocachers don't NEED to ask for directions! [This message was edited by Bear & Ting on August 09, 2002 at 11:11 AM.]
  8. I got so excited seeing this, I got up on my desk at work, dancing and singing, and now they think I am a loon and threw me in jail. Any help please?? Bear I thought I was a little off, then I looked at my GPS and discovered I accurate to 12 ft. Geocachers don't NEED to ask for directions!
  9. ... in that the people who know the area best are the locals. Even then, though, they do not know it all. I've lived in central Indiana for many years and cannot tell you where every site and histrical site might be. But, I can find the township trustee's of these areas and ask questions. Bear I thought I was a little off, then I looked at my GPS and discovered I accurate to 12 ft. Geocachers don't NEED to ask for directions!
  10. ...the earth, the air we breath, and the water we drink has all been around for millions of years, in one form or another. On another note, as I stated, I wrote a civil letter to the reporter and got a response. She would like to talk to me concerning my letter and the points I made. Bear I thought I was a little off, then I looked at my GPS and discovered I accurate to 12 ft. Geocachers don't NEED to ask for directions!
  11. quote:Originally posted by seneca:I speak only for myself, but I do not believe the game would be greatly diminished if some physical caches were replaced by really good virtual ones. My main motivation for Geocaching is to get out into the fresh air and visit really interesting out-of-the way sites, that I would have never normally gone to. Virtuals are not quite as fun as looking for the "treasure", but for me treasure hunting is a very minor (almost insignificant) part of the game. U R right, I don't agree with what you say. I like virtuals too, sometimes. But, what I like the most are the multi-part caches that lead you into historic areas, like civil war cemetaries, and teach you history. In the end, though, a little cache trading for the kids as an incentive to sit through all this is better than some over-priced gift shop. Bear I thought I was a little off, then I looked at my GPS and discovered I accurate to 12 ft. Geocachers don't NEED to ask for directions!
  12. quote:Originally posted by Jeremy Irish:Since I'm not local to AZ, can someone from the area respond to this question? Is an archeological area marked as such (Signs, information post, etc)? Would I know if I were in an archeological area? It seemed by the article that they are very well hidden in such a way that no evidence points people there. I would argue that an average person like myself couldn't tell a broken pot from trash, though maybe I could. I don't know from this far northwest. Is it me or are we moving to a Habitrail society? I look forward to the day when we will walk through tubes at parks. Jeremy Irish Groundspeak - The Language of Location I wrote a rather civil letter explaining that sensationalism sells papers, but humanistic views develops loyal readers. Want to share an epiphany? Take a deep breath, hold it, close your eyes and picture how many people have been breathing the same air as you are holding in your lungs right now. Adam and Eve? Possibly. Same thing with water. None of it has been created since the dawn of this world. So, with every breath, you are breathing in an archeological treasure. Now, I do have a problem with removing artifacts; however, these artifacts should also be cataloged and mapped. When would happen if a sudden storm blew threw, or a herd of animals trampled the area?? I know, we would get balmed for THAT too. Bear I thought I was a little off, then I looked at my GPS and discovered I accurate to 12 ft. Geocachers don't NEED to ask for directions!
  13. quote:Originally posted by Jeremy Irish:Since I'm not local to AZ, can someone from the area respond to this question? Is an archeological area marked as such (Signs, information post, etc)? Would I know if I were in an archeological area? It seemed by the article that they are very well hidden in such a way that no evidence points people there. I would argue that an average person like myself couldn't tell a broken pot from trash, though maybe I could. I don't know from this far northwest. Is it me or are we moving to a Habitrail society? I look forward to the day when we will walk through tubes at parks. Jeremy Irish Groundspeak - The Language of Location I wrote a rather civil letter explaining that sensationalism sells papers, but humanistic views develops loyal readers. Want to share an epiphany? Take a deep breath, hold it, close your eyes and picture how many people have been breathing the same air as you are holding in your lungs right now. Adam and Eve? Possibly. Same thing with water. None of it has been created since the dawn of this world. So, with every breath, you are breathing in an archeological treasure. Now, I do have a problem with removing artifacts; however, these artifacts should also be cataloged and mapped. When would happen if a sudden storm blew threw, or a herd of animals trampled the area?? I know, we would get balmed for THAT too. Bear I thought I was a little off, then I looked at my GPS and discovered I accurate to 12 ft. Geocachers don't NEED to ask for directions!
  14. We notified a park official of a similar incident in our area (found when we were looking to hide a cache). We notified the authorities and they are watching that area. Bear & Ting I thought I was a little off, then I looked at my GPS and discovered I accurate to 12 ft. Geocachers don't NEED to ask for directions!
  15. ....my wife is all but addicted. I enjoy it, don't get me wrong, but she is like "just one more cache" or "we are SO close to this or that one". I don't mind, except when my stomach is still churning after eating a sack of 10 White Castle hamburgers. Then, well, we can always cache tomorrow. I thought I was a little off, then I looked at my GPS and discovered I accurate to 12 ft. Geocachers don't NEED to ask for directions!
  16. ....my wife is all but addicted. I enjoy it, don't get me wrong, but she is like "just one more cache" or "we are SO close to this or that one". I don't mind, except when my stomach is still churning after eating a sack of 10 White Castle hamburgers. Then, well, we can always cache tomorrow. I thought I was a little off, then I looked at my GPS and discovered I accurate to 12 ft. Geocachers don't NEED to ask for directions!
  17. I saw a thread on t-shirts, but how about a few enviromental bumper stickers?? The World is not your Ashtray, keep your Butt in the car. I thought I was a little off, then I looked at my GPS and discovered I accurate to 12 ft. Geocachers don't NEED to ask for directions!
  18. quote:Originally posted by Number 6:Please forgive any appearance of offense to anyone or misunderstanding regarding what I wish to say. _You might even want to skip the rest of this post._ Furthermore, as a Christian, I am offended when ambush tactics are used to share what we obviously believe is the most important news anyone could ever hear - God loves us, forgives us, and wants to give us Eternal Life. Nevertheless, telling people about God's love for the world is too important to be cloaked in contention and deceit. As human being, I am offended at the single minded droll that many religions spew. I am not going to get into a religious debate here (or on the trail) where you say there is only one way to heaven and I laugh in your face. God, no matter HOW you worship him/her, is loving and rightous being. If you look deep into your religion, you will find that in your trachings he HAS given you eternal life (and it is your choice how you spend it). Now, personally, I believe this to be true. Our spirit is on a journey and even after we die, it continues on it's journey. Bear I thought I was a little off, then I looked at my GPS and discovered I accurate to 12 ft. Geocachers don't NEED to ask for directions!
  19. ....these people could not find there way home from thier driveway! I thought I was a little off, then I looked at my GPS and discovered I accurate to 12 ft. Geocachers don't NEED to ask for directions!
  20. ....these people could not find there way home from thier driveway! I thought I was a little off, then I looked at my GPS and discovered I accurate to 12 ft. Geocachers don't NEED to ask for directions!
  21. Well, I've been known as Bear since the second grade when I played a Teddy Bear in a school play. Afterwards, kids always seemed to befreind me, trusting me, like thier favorite teddy bear. Later, when I discovered girls (look it up in the history books folks, I did discover them ), they found me to be cuddly like a teddy bear. So, when I got into computers and was looking for a handle for Q-Link back in '83, "Ted E Bear" just seemed natural. Now, I just go by Bear. Ting, on the other hand, came from a name my wife used in a RPG we played with some friends. She played a pixie (think of Tinkerbell or some other type of faerie) and was VERY mischeivious and extremely intelligent. Of course, she had the innocence of a child and she played it to the hilt too. "Who? Me" was often a quote we heard from her, usually after something bad happened and we blamed her (it really WAS her fault). And, she managed to keep us in stitches with her antics and off collar remarks. Just ask her sometime about what she said when we found a Golumn statue standing like 70 feet tall and blocking the pass, keeping us from getting through. Go ahead, ask her, I dare ya! Bear & Ting I thought I was a little off, then I looked at my GPS and discovered I accurate to 12 ft. Geocachers don't NEED to ask for directions!
  22. Well, I've been known as Bear since the second grade when I played a Teddy Bear in a school play. Afterwards, kids always seemed to befreind me, trusting me, like thier favorite teddy bear. Later, when I discovered girls (look it up in the history books folks, I did discover them ), they found me to be cuddly like a teddy bear. So, when I got into computers and was looking for a handle for Q-Link back in '83, "Ted E Bear" just seemed natural. Now, I just go by Bear. Ting, on the other hand, came from a name my wife used in a RPG we played with some friends. She played a pixie (think of Tinkerbell or some other type of faerie) and was VERY mischeivious and extremely intelligent. Of course, she had the innocence of a child and she played it to the hilt too. "Who? Me" was often a quote we heard from her, usually after something bad happened and we blamed her (it really WAS her fault). And, she managed to keep us in stitches with her antics and off collar remarks. Just ask her sometime about what she said when we found a Golumn statue standing like 70 feet tall and blocking the pass, keeping us from getting through. Go ahead, ask her, I dare ya! Bear & Ting I thought I was a little off, then I looked at my GPS and discovered I accurate to 12 ft. Geocachers don't NEED to ask for directions!
  23. quote:Originally posted by infosponge:Just remember folks, napalm and tupperware don't mix! Just ONE more reason to use ammo boxes!!!! Bear & Ting I thought I was a little off, then I looked at my GPS and discovered I accurate to 12 ft. Geocachers don't NEED to ask for directions!
  24. quote:Originally posted by infosponge:Just remember folks, napalm and tupperware don't mix! Just ONE more reason to use ammo boxes!!!! Bear & Ting I thought I was a little off, then I looked at my GPS and discovered I accurate to 12 ft. Geocachers don't NEED to ask for directions!
  25. After the last two weekends of caching, I've added a machette to my cache pack. I mean, I whole heartly agree with leaving no trace; but until mother nature agrees with that and cures my poison ivy, scratches from those thorny trees, the misquito bites (which reside in the middle of the poison ivy rash), the rash from the nettles, and the dizziness I feel every now and then from the snake bite, until SHE stops leaving traces on ME, I'll leave a few on her. That, or I'll just hunt down the cache owner who placed the cache in the middle of all of this. (Note: I managed to avoid falling from the cliff table and removed the ticks before they bit, so I was not a total wreck.) Bear & Ting [cynical mode: off] I thought I was a little off, then I looked at my GPS and discovered I accurate to 12 ft. Geocachers don't NEED to ask for directions!
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