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  1. Whatever do you mean by that, Nira?
  2. Are you sculpting the cement around the outside of the Styrofoam? Or filling the area inside, around the bucket? If you develop a decent process, post the steps! Excellent question! I assumed he was covering the styrofoam, but I can see now that the foam may be intended as the outside of a mold for the concrete. I do think that he is covering the whole thing, though.
  3. This is like looking into the sun. Ease up on the hyperbole. It's not "like looking into the sun". From Wikipedia: Hyperbole (/haɪˈpɜrbəliː/ hy-PUR-bə-lee;[1] Greek: ὑπερβολή, hyperbolē, lit. "exaggeration") is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech. In rhetoric, it is also sometimes known as auxesis (lit. "growth"). In poetry and oratory, it emphasizes, evokes strong feelings, and creates strong impressions. As a figure of speech, it is usually not meant to be taken literally. So it is like looking into the sun. I know what hyperbole is. You basically just made my point for me. You apparently missed the "As a figure of speech, it is usually not meant to be taken literally." part.
  4. I know what you mean and agree with your point, but I have to admit I've come to expect it, so I don't think I can really call it "odd". I think I'd say, "The sad thing is..." Edited to add: and now, the second page... The odd thing is that this is post #61 and still no word from Groundspeak about it.
  5. This is like looking into the sun. Ease up on the hyperbole. It's not "like looking into the sun". True. It is more like looking near the sun.
  6. I'm definitely more productive since before I started caching. And smarter and funnier and prettier and faster and nicer and more able to scale trees, rappel down cliffs, and spelunkier. True story.
  7. Man, what about all of the fuel it took to put the satellites in orbit... just so we could go hunting for plastic McDonald's toys hidden inside a plastic Lock n Lock. Seems like they could have found a better reason for those satellites to justify the rocket fuel pollution. Ummmm.... I don't think they put those satellites there for us to geocache with. I think it had more to do with blowing other nations to smithereens. We just happened to find a use for them that was a bit more fun.
  8. The odd thing is that this is post #49 and still no word from Groundspeak about it.
  9. That seems to be a regional thing, largely in Ohio, Indiana and nearby states. Wisconsin being one of those nearby states. LOTS of Spirit Quest caches in the Cheese State.
  10. I don't understand why changing the look of the forum would serve Groundspeak's purposes, though. Maybe the price on green pixels has gone up recently and they're trying to save some bucks?
  11. Wouldn't a black background be more "green"?
  12. I can still read it, of course. But it begs the question, "WHY?!?" Why change the forums? Was it deliberate or was it due to a forum upgrade, or did someone mess up the style sheets? Did the forums really need a visual makeover? And if so, is this really better?
  13. Thank you for your opinion about our opinions and your gripe about our gripes. I didn't realize that you had the exclusive on opinions and gripes.
  14. Yes, and the text is way too dark, too. How about perhaps a very pale shade of gray?
  15. That is true, but that is also due in a large degree because some people raised the alarm. Sure, another part is purely economics moving industry to other countries, but don't discount the part that environmentalists have played in bringing back our clean water, wetlands, and clean air.
  16. Yup... all those things as well. I do it, you do it, the OP does it. Doesn't make it right, or mean that we shouldn't be concerned about it. Regarding drops in the ocean... try this: put the stopper in your tub or sink and open a faucet enough to drip. Go to bed. Drops matter. This is not about PETA. The OP raised a very real concern. Sure, entertainment has its environmental cost, but that doesn't mean that we should scoff at it or at those that are asking questions about it.
  17. Not only that, but I've heard that there are people who start a new thread instead of recycling one of the many others. http://forums.Ground...showtopic=66302 http://forums.Ground...howtopic=122249 http://forums.Ground...howtopic=281964 http://forums.Ground...showtopic=78059 That was unnecessary, don't you think? So what if he started a new thread? A moderator can merge them if it matters all that much. Yes... it does concern me. Particularly when geocaching involves driving miles, stopping every 0.1 mile, then punching the gas to get quickly onto the next film pot. There was a time not so long ago when geocaching meant driving to a spot where you'd hike, but today it seems to be more a matter of driving so near that you don't really need to walk any further than necessary. A little CITO event once or twice a year doesn't make up for that.
  18. They do that anyway... whether they are geocaching or not. Geocaching would be in addition to buying groceries.
  19. I don't think that they CAN. Can they? I don't believe that is an option, at least with the free app.
  20. Reindeer "moss" is not a moss. It is a lichen. Will it still match where you want to hide this?
  21. I have experimented with it, but found that the cache does need to be hidden (as well as the moss grown) in an area that would support moss anyway. I guess that goes without saying, and it sounds like you've already got that part under control. Some say that beer will work as a food, as well as buttermilk. But you blend it all up with real moss, which contains the spores, and need to keep it moist enough as it grows. I'd love to see your results! Please post an update.
  22. Use Ctrl/+ to enlarge the screen. Easy. But the OP is talking about paper printouts. I think I printed out maybe a couple dozen cache pages before coming up with a simple shorthand method of writing out the GC#, D/T rating, coords, and anything else necessary. Inkjet carts are too expensive. Even someone without a paperless GPS or phone can still do that much, if the normally printed cache page is unreadable.
  23. Update: The last who people signed the logbook on this unlisted cache (t4e and dfx) found it on April 7th, 2013. Another person in the logs of big bang theory (F33APilot) said they found a letterbox not listed on the site. I don't think this is a letterbox because there was no stamp, or stamp prints in the logbook. Went on t4e's found caches and nothing found on that date seems to match this one. It must be archived because it is not far enough from the final of Big Bang Theory for both to be in publication at the same time. Very confused about this one. I emailed t4e and got this reply: So, that's a dead-end, I guess.
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