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  1. Ooh..a rare chance to go off topic....From Webster's: Main Entry: an·ar·chy Pronunciation: 'a-n&r-kE, -"när- Function: noun Etymology: Medieval Latin anarchia, from Greek, from anarchos having no ruler, from an- + archos ruler -- more at ARCH- Date: 1539 1 a : absence of government b : a state of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental authority c : a utopian society of individuals who enjoy complete freedom without government 2 a : absence or denial of any authority or established order b : absence of order : DISORDER <not manicured plots but a wild anarchy of nature -- Israel Shenker> So as a political system, it means no rulers, but as a behavioral model, it can mean no rules at all. Of course, the statements that brought it up here don't seem be those of either sort of anarchist, but more closely resemble statements that might be made by an inconsiderate agitator.
  2. Hit three easy caches with the whole family yesterday! ApK
  3. Currently a Petty Officer, 2nd Class in the US Navy Reserve. I'm an Information Systems Technician, but I'm considering cross-rating into Crypto, just so when people ask me what I do, I can say "Sorry, that's classified." My dad was in the Navy in WWII, I think HIS dad was in the Navy in WWI, and I actually wanted to join the Air Force, but they wanted to make me a sheet metal worker...go figure. IT2 ApK
  4. Perosnally, I think using ammo boxes for cache containers is a nice example of beating swords into plowshares, and just one more little peace dividend from our defense tax dollars. Plus, I get the boxes for free when I order them full of ammo. ApK
  5. Keychains and pens are often given away for free, state quarters sometimes sell for $2.50 in stores. One man's meat.... Try to leave the zero-sum sensibility at home and enjoy the hunt. ApK
  6. They have been remarked and reused to distribute 9mm and 5.56 ammo, but the .50 caliber cans were made to hold belt-fed .50 BMG Similarly, the .30 caliber boxes really are for belt-fed 7.62 machine gun ammo. ApK
  7. Ah. Got it. Thanks! It's good to know you can employ a range of options.
  8. Even with your quoted cases, the trigger would have to be exposed or the gun would have to be defective. I assumed it was a rifle, carried loaded and slung, hence my 'idiot' comment above. Any other set of circumstances that would result in an accidental discharge while climbing a fence strike me as being so improbable that I could not believe it, or so mind-numbingly stupid that I can't beleieve the person would still be alive. ApK
  9. Another reason why geocachers shouldn’t carry guns. No, another reason why idiots shouldn't carry guns.
  10. I don't understand...if you DO see the sticker, you WON'T keep your guys back and use the same protocols? So any terroist reading this board now knows how to take out your team? I agree with everyone who has repeatedly said the best practice is to hide your cache well enough not be found accidently. I don't care what the container is, Claymore casing or lunchbag, once it's called in, I know you guys have to take it seriously, and I don't see why a "this is not a bomb" sticker would make much of a difference to you after that point. Quote from a cop friend: "If I ever were to snap, first thing I'd do is paint my guns yellow with a dayglow orange tip...." ApK
  11. quote:Originally posted by RJFerret:Actually, the Internet has become a primary method of meeting people. FWIW, keknj and I met through the SCUBA forum on CompuServe....now we have a new little cacher, baby AJK.... ApK
  12. quote:Originally posted by TAT:Ambiguity may be ok, if the incorrect answers are clearly out of bounds. ?? If all but one solution are impossible, then it's not ambiguous, right?
  13. Oops. [This message was edited by ApK on September 22, 2003 at 12:00 PM.]
  14. quote:Originally posted by Sissy-n-CR:Took 3 minutes, but I wouldn't go want to go after something where there could be multiple answers. Another problem: what if the cache owner that you're profiling changes your clue? It would kind of tick me off if after all of the figuring the clue was different than when you used it. CR http://img.Groundspeak.com/user/72057_2000.gif Ditto. I enjoyed being able to solve this sample, but if I was going into the field with no easy way to to try to solve again without a trip back to a web terminal, I'd want to be sure the solution was unambiguosly correct. ApK [This message was edited by ApK on September 22, 2003 at 12:00 PM.]
  15. quote:Or The way I see it, the less said about it the better. Frankly, unless I am doing something wrong, it really isnt their business to ask me where I was or where I am going. So cops should have to read you mind and know your intentions beforehand? They mainly get called AFTER a crime has been commited...I think it's a good thing if they are being alert and concerned enough to check out suspicious activity BEFORE any crime is committed. (Isn't that what everyone is complaining LEOs should have done pre-9/11?) If they harrass you, are abusive, or otherwise break the law, call a lawyer and sue. Otherwise, why not cooperate? If you had told them you were geocaching, perhaps if someone reports the cache as a possible bomb, they might remember you and be able to save the cache and some taxpayer money. ApK
  16. quote:Originally posted by seneca:Ag to a rh at Ce Uy, it dt mr in wt or te ls in a wd ae, te oy it tg is tt te ft ad lt lr be at te rt pe. Te rt cn be a tl ms ad yu cn sl rd it wt pm. Ts is be the hn md ds nt rd ey lr by if, bt te wd as a we If the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae tehn you cuold raed the abvoe. May I sgguest taht the ohetr ipmrotant thing is taht all the wrods have the crroect nmuebr of ltters. That's a tad unfair....the message says "it doesn't matter what order the letters are in," implying the "only thing that matters" refers to importance in the order of letters. I didn't get any sense that they implyed you could change, add or remove letters, did you? ApK
  17. quote:Originally posted by team travel pig:it also explains why it's so hard to be a copy editor - because your brain will read it right even when it's wrong! Cool! And that's why it's doubly tough to proofread your OWN wrting, because not only will you see it right even when it's wrong, but you already know what you MEANT! ApK
  18. quote:Originally posted by Waterfall:What a great improvement to Geocaching this would be. I can't say I'd see it as any improvement whatsoever, but merely one more thing to obsess over. I care not a whit about how many finds other people claim. Just out of curiosity, why do you? ApK
  19. quote:Originally posted by Pantalaimon:Whattayathink? I'd like one of those Kevlar flak jackets. ApK
  20. quote:Originally posted by Eswau:I've thought about the Garmin beanbag, That 'other' Garmin beanbag mount, the Portable Mount, works great with the GPS V for us, too. That's what keknj uses in her car. The new RAM equivelent bean bag mount looks like it would be as good or better, and has the bonus of being able to move the other hardware between other RAM bases. I use a RAM suction cup mount for my eMap, and have liked it fine, but recently I tried to remove it and some of the rubber stayed on the windhield, ruining the suction cup. The manufacture has offered to replace it for me under warranty, so that's cool, butI might try the beanbag mount as well. ApK
  21. quote:Originally posted by Titus2_13:By the way, in reference to an earlier post, what religion is represented by the term Amen? It's a Hebrew word commonly associated with prayer in the Judeo-Christian tradition. quote:Originally posted by Woodsters Outdoors:Can't wait till it gets approved and see if anyone has a difficult time getting to it, or mentions it. I recall there being a thread or two a few months back...can't recall if it was genuine or just troll bait...complaining that the hider of a cache should have specified all the terrain hazards en route...like holes in the ground, thorns, etc. ApK
  22. quote:Originally posted by Romad_Pilot: My final point is this: I'm responsible for my children, I do not want the responsibilty of someone else's child thrust on me because thier parents refuse to accept thier responsibility! And, if I may add...I certainly don't want a governmental committee-of-the-least-common- denominator telling me how I have to raise my child because someone else's parents refuse to accept their responsibility! In this context, I'm thinking of the folks who make up and post public park rules.... ApK
  23. quote:Originally posted by jeff35080:I guess what really has gotten me worked-up in this thread is that I hate that our society gotten to a point where so many feel that they must be protected from themselves and expect everyone else to do it for them. I hate the fact that in this 'sue happy' society that everything must now have a disclaimer or warning on it. Life, unfortunately is dangerous and, in fact, life is eventually fatal. I'm sure that there's a lawyer out there somewhere trying to figure out how to sue God over this fact..... Jeff http://www.StarsFellOnAlabama.com http://www.NotAChance.com If you hide it, they will come.... To quote Gus Grissom, as portrayed by Fred Ward in 'The Right Stuff': "F***in' A, Bubba." ApK Philisophical Libertarian
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