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  1. We are imminently transferring our work mobile phones from Orange to T Mobile. During the course of some discussions about the change with my supplier this morning, he showed me a dummy MDA Compact II (the pink one! :laughing: ). Although this will cost a bit more initially it's not as expensive as I thought, and the idea of PDA and Sat Nav for the car at such a good rice certainly appeals.


    Browsing the T Mobile site I've also noticed the MDA Vario, which seems an even better option, particularly as it has wi-fi capability, but I do wonder if the pull out keyboard is a bit frail - I haven't actually seen the Vario yet.


    My main concern is the functionality of the units, particularly the telephone applications (which will still be their main use for us), and I wondered if anybody would care to share their experiences, good or bad, with the phones, and maybe even plump for a recommendation - go for it or run a mile will do.


    Thanks in advance,



  2. Our first attempt at finding a cache was a DNF. We searched for a good hour and a half before giving up and trudging home very deflated. After an exchange of e-mails with the owner it was determined that the box had been muggled, but even so we disappointedly logged a DNF because it was the honest thing to do. We'd looked and hadn't found it.


    There is a great deal of pride taken by cachers in their numbers - how many caches they've found etc. Similarly I can't help thinking that there is an element of pride too in unblemished records that makes some people want to avoid logging DNFs even though they may have been genuinely defeated by the cache. As Mr Nibbler said, if there were never any DNFs then it wouldn't be much of a game would it?

  3. Not sure why people want to drive off road for caching. Most of the enjoyment for me is the walk and getting away from vehicles!


    Ours too. Most of our cache finds are one waypoint incorporated into a circular walk. I don't favour our growing disposition towards the American way - using the car to get as close as possible to every destination.

  4. Been waiting for the RSS feed to come back so I can add it back on my Google search


    You can add the RSS feed to your personal google search page


    Wow. I never even tried to personalise the Google home page before. Having the rss feeds on the front is great. Thanks for the heads up Lakeuk.

  5. the Taxi driver was also pulled in and the equipment recovered. He got a warning about receiving stolen equipment and did not get his money back. Not exactly the cheap deal he was expecting.



    That's good news then. If it wasn't for guys like him then there'd be no re-sale market, so no stealing.

  6. Thanks Deego and Clyde for the info.


    The help file is pretty thorough now I look at it in the right way, but the functionality of it is so good that I didn't use it properly. Looking for Lg in the index didn't enlighten me, but the simpler option of clicking on ? and hotspots didn't occur to me. In short I'm obviously not used to using such good software or such helpful help files.


    Thanks again chaps,



  7. Having recently installed GSAK I'm still grappling with the features discussed on the forum. However, the one thing that I haven't figured out yet is what the "Lg" column is, the one that is a quartered green square with the occasional red section. Daft question perhaps, and I'm confident that once told it will seem obvious and I'll kick myself, but could somebody put me out of my misery please? :laughing:


    Thanks in advance,



  8. I am having the same problems, I can only see the member that are signed in. I tried doing what ibycus said but still can not get to the Off Topic (37) or the Geocoin (44) Forums.


    I got here by clicking on 'Todays Active Topics'


    Yeah, I can't get to anything above forum 10... it just stops you having to go to the "Today's Active Topics" section to get to the different forums.

    Blimey, I go away for a couple of hours then can't get back in except through "View New Posts". Is it a coincidence that the East Coast of the US is just waking up? :)


    I'll get my coat.................gotta cycle home anyway.

  9. Shortly after the new system of automatic cameras/fines came into effect one motorist who was sent a picture of his speeding car with a demand for the fine responded by sending back a photograph of a cheque.


    The police responded by sending him a photograph of a pair of handcuffs.


    He then responded by sending the money!

    Ha ha. At least there are some police officers who have, and are prepared to use, their sense of humour.

  10. I overcooked my last lot of rechargeables, but bought some replacement Panasonic 2100mAh Ni-Mh yesterday. Trouble is they don't give any idea of charging time on the battery or on the packaging, so hopefully 11 hours in my Uniross X-Press 150 charger hasn't ruined them too.

  11. Yep, chin up. We started with high hopes for our first Geocaching expedition last Sunday and were disappointed to log a DNF. Like your first attempt though, the evidence is there to suggest that the cache has been muggled - we just await confirmation. However, we have found a couple of caches this weekend and now feel confident in our ability so to do. So much so that we may be attempting 3 more tomorrow. So we know how you feel and sympathise, but keep on keeping on, your first find will be well worth it.

  12. So where in the pre-80s era do Champion The Wonder Horse and The Lone Ranger fit in? I seem to remember them both being black and white, although in the latter case I also seem to recall that that was more to do with our tv than the way it was filmed - I always picture the LR in pale blue.


    Warning do not read this reply unless you want to feel old.


    Did a search on google and discovered that 'Champion The Wonder Horse' was a short run series between 1955 and 1956. As for the 'The Lone Ranger' was first broadcast in 1949. These date are for the USA not sure how much later (if any) for the UK.

    Woah, I'm not that old :ph34r: . I'm a child of the sixties - although my mom and dad can remember them (the sixties that is) so they obviously weren't there.

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