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Ether Bunny

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  1. Does that include stripping copyright information that the image poster probably doesn't want stripped out? Again, I can understand why Groundspeak may want the default to be "remove all exif" including copyright data. But ideally there could be an unchecked box to the effect "retain personal data". Then cache owners could be informed by email not only that an image was posted, but further that the image may contain personal or geotag spoiler info.
  2. Figured this out the hard way. I was setting up another puzzle cache with EXIF data to aid solution and realized I couldn't. Some previous caches of mine use EXIF data specifically for the solution. I would really appreciate the ability to keep EXIF data, even if it meant changing some default feature. I can understand not wanting EXIF by default, but it would be nice to be able to keep data if desired. I know of several caches that use EXIF data (not just geotags) for puzzle purposes.
  3. Using the posted BBC News photos I scanned the indicated general area for any fenced compound with a building that seems to have the rooftop configuration of the sort seen in one of the photos. After that Google Earth provided the coordinates. Thanks for the vote of confidence on the location ... who knows, might actually be the one in question. By the way, I note from your Geocaching profile page your apparent interest in Google Earth. Nice work! The CIA diagram corresponds perfectly with this location. http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4dbee0f54bd7c89d7b050000-915/diagram.jpg
  4. The building certainly fits the description. How did you come by the coordinates?
  5. Looks like somebody at Walmart is reading this forum! I just saw a TV ad where at dad goes to Walmart and buys Glidden paint. He camo paints the eggs and hides them for the kids. The kids can't find them so the dad is happy. The dad is obviously a geocacher!
  6. I'm no expert in HTML, but I know enough to get by. Here's one of my caches with links to other caches: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC20QCJ Here's the HTML code used on the page. It may not be the best, but it works fine. Note I don't add a link for the page you are already on. <p><b>Ashland Woods Caches</b><br /> <a rel="nofollow" href= "http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC20QCG"> Ashland Woods North GC20QCG</a><br /> Ashland Woods South GC20QCJ<br /> <a rel="nofollow" href= "http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC20QCR"> Ashland Woods West GC20QCR</a><br /> <a rel="nofollow" href= "http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC20QD2"> Ashland Woods Bonus GC20QD2</a><br /> <a rel="nofollow" href= "http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC1KNW3"> Hidden Dimensions GC1KNW3</a><br /> <a rel="nofollow" href= "http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC10AR3"> Pirate Booty GC10AR3</a><br /> <a rel="nofollow" href= "http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC107FC"> Granite Quarry GC107FC</a></p>
  7. Lots of stores near me but I buy most things online. Good prices and often free delivery. My old standard GPS is the Garmin 60Cx. Example: http://www.buy.com/prod/garmin-gpsmap-60cx-portable-navigator-2-66-active-matrix-tft-color-lcd/q/loc/111/202233919.html
  8. Cool stuff below dating back quite a ways. Pretty unique web site - devoted entirely to electronics + following big holes in the ground . Adding data was a natural next step for the technology. Kinda slow at ULF speed, though! http://caves.org/section/commelect/main.ph...guts=speleonics That said, you'd have to wonder if there is any practical way to use this kind of technology for triangulation that far below ground. I don't think the signal propagates in a very straight line as it penetrates. Thanks. It's not so much radio per se I was thinking about, but a way to use simultaneous broadcasts from multiple close sources with a receiver to judge wavelengh timing and thus triangulate position. Great link, thanks again. EB
  9. A 16 year old kid from New Mexico has designed a low frequency radio to communicate in caves. I wonder whether this technology could be used to triangulate from several broadcast sites in order to navigate like GPS underground. Anybody know anything about this? http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.p...;cc=nh-20100131
  10. Some countries with remote areas have plenty. Check the country of Ghana. Most caches there never get found. GCHAYZ http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...3f-d90bea94dd8c
  11. Looks like GC server starting to come back to life. I sent myself an email through my profile six hours ago and it just now arrived. Not all is bad however. I was first to find a cache today since I knew of a new cache despite not yet getting the email. Showed up with plenty of time to look for it. The cache was shown on the owners profile as published, but no notifications were sent out. Still haven't gotten mine about 10 hours later. But I was FTF!
  12. Take a look at http://pilotsnipes.googlepages.com/index.html - you will never need to use paper again! This site guides you nicely in using your Nuvi for paperless caching. The device itself is not great on the trail, but it does store a lot of cache info as POI's. You need to use GSAK as explained at the link, but it is well worth it.
  13. My 200W takes SD. I put a 2 GB SD in and it works fine. This review of the 200 says it uses SD cards. http://www.gpsreview.net/garmin-nuvi-200/
  14. News article about listening to Mr. Garmin and not watching the road. Fortunately no one was hurt. http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/14978..._01300301052008
  15. I've seen some electrical junction box caches. One was on a wooden pole with no obvious electrical appliances. So, it was obvious to experienced cachers. The problem is they encourage people to look occasionally at real electrical boxes. Overall I think it's not a good idea.
  16. One of New England's most successful cachers (Walden Run) mentions in his profile that he often went caching without a GPSr. Urban micros are often easy to find using Google Maps/Earth. The GPS adds little if you have good landmarks on a high resolution satellite photo. Walden Run's profile: http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=04...8a-e9b0414bcd55
  17. I've enjoyed caches in cemeteries, but the cache should be located away from the actual graves. Unless of course the deceased has communicated from beyond that it's OK ;-)
  18. The NY Times is using these coordinates: 29 degrees 50.36 minutes north, 048 degrees 43.08 minutes east http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/29/world/eu...agewanted=print
  19. The initial NY Times article had funny coordinates. I emailed the author: Check my post on New England forum: http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=159600
  20. My Garmin 60Cx is showing the wrong time. I had it set on Auto DST and it didn't change. Now I have put it on Yes for DST.
  21. Although there have been geocaches in Ghana since 2003, none were found until now. Just found: GCZH49 Hooray!
  22. Mine is from Benin (near Ghana). No caches there. I've been following the caches in Ghana since my Diabetes TB is from the area. Get this: There are 7 caches in Ghana. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.asp...amp;lon=-0.3085 One is brand new. Several are 3 or 4 years old. NONE HAVE EVER BEEN FOUND. I've emailed a nice guy who is the owner of several caches (bushratgh). We've exchanged a few friendly notes. He has hid 5 caches none of which have been found. He himself has never found a cache, since there just aren't any nearby that he can get to. Few people can afford a GPSr and his caches are literally in the middle of nowhere. Perhaps we should all email him to let him know that others feel his pain.
  23. OK I read the HTML info, and am generally familiar with it. When I add HTML code to my Long Description for a proposed cache page, it gets deleted as I post the new edit. Do I need to wait until the page is reviewed? Why won't the page editor accept simple HTML codes. Ex <b> Text </b> These are being removed every time I post the new edit. Thanks
  24. She turned me into a newt! ... I got better.
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