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things that are making you happy

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by globetrotter, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. MrG

    MrG Well-Known Member

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    I check a map, too, and I'm excellent at following directions, owing to my time spent as a pizza boy. Still, GPS, in a phone or otherwise, is a pretty substantial upgrade over that approach. I still have the mapped directions as backup, but it's a little disorienting when you have to switch between GPS and a map.
     
  2. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Well-Known Member

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    There's an obvious solution to this: Two GPS/Map systems simultaneously. One for turn by turn, the other to keep in map mode.
     
  3. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Well-Known Member

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    That's just fucking stupidity, not google maps' fault.
     
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  4. in stitches

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    i have to say, you defo strike me as a knows how to read a map, kind of guy.
     
  5. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

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    Problem with a map is that when you whip it out it doesn't tell you exactly where you are
     
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  6. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    you also can't read SF on a map, which really, really blows.
     
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  7. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    the google maps app has full audio turn by turn navigation


    yeah but how many times are you going to go on a hiking trip to the yukon that would warrant a gps device with a better antenna?

    i would think that the garmin devices are marginally better than a smartphone and far more expensive
     
  8. in stitches

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    it certainly served us well, amirite?
     
  9. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    im just glad i came out of that experience alive. if that's what well means to you then ok
     
  10. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Well-Known Member

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    I took after Biscotti and spent my money in lavish style today. I don't want to say exactly what I bought with my money, but I'll put 'er to you this way: there's now a box of Cracklin' Oat Bran in my pantry, whereas before there was not, hehehe.
     
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  11. mktitsworth

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    It's better than the alternative.
     
  12. imatlas

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    In my case about once a decade, which is why i don' own a GPS. Usually when I'm backpacking in the lower 48 I use a topo map and a compass. That's just how I roll.
     
  13. ethanm

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    A compass?! Dead reckoning is the only way to go.
     
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  14. samadhi27

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    Many years ago, a family relative had a faulty but out-of-warranty Garmin GPS unit in her car. She called Garmin and managed to guilt the tech support guy into giving her a brand new replacement (new model, even) by saying, "if this thing dies on me while I'm driving and I get into an accident, it will all be Garmin's fault".
     
  15. in stitches

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    Dude. I had it under control.
     
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    :embar:
     
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  18. StephenHero

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    You're a star, Johnny.
     
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    I shared my soup with a female coworker. She enjoyed it and asked for the recipe. I felt proud.
     
  20. globetrotter

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    I don't like that, my self, but I'm old school with that. I still think that being able to navigate should be a primary skill of low level infantry officers and sergeants.
     

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