+Mofino Posted August 10, 2007 Share Posted August 10, 2007 (edited) I don't know if this is the correct forum for this post but it does fall under unusual so here it is: About a month ago when I first got my GPS I was camping on state land (NY) and walking down a dirt road playing with my GPS. A guy was camping off the road a ways from me and when I walked by he says"GPS?"... I thought he was just a friendly type who knows about GPS and geocaching so I told him I had just bought it and was practicing tracking back to my campsite... All of a sudden he yells out angrily "Go point that thing at your own campsite, don't be pointing that GPS near my campsite!!" I wasn't even pointing it at him (not that it would matter). I was just walking by holding the GPS in front of me a couple hundred feet from his campsite... I told him I was on a state forest road and said I'll use my GPS as I want to and kept walking back to my campsite but it left me with an uneasy feeling of why this guy was so paranoid of GPS's... Than last night I was talking to my brother in law who had never heard of geocaching before about my new Garmin Vista HCx and he starts telling me that that the government is gonna crackdown on GPS's being so accurate because of terrorism... yada yada yada. I explained to him that the government turned off selective availability in in 2000 and it was highly unlikely that they would turn it on again because of pressure from the FAA as well as the fact that it would be a hazard and costly to to US and foreign shipping but he kept insisting that he had read all about how they were gonna put a stop to civilians having accurate GPS's. I think he has been reading Tinfoil Hat Monthly... Did you ever hear of people being paranoid about GPS's or have any interesting/unusual stories of people giving you a hard time for having a GPS? Bob Edited August 10, 2007 by Mofino Quote Link to comment
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