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by Yurt
04 December 17 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Photobucket now (since July) charging for 3rd party hosting
Replies: 1
Views: 940

Photobucket now (since July) charging for 3rd party hosting

I only discovered this when someone was trying to solve a puzzle of mine which relied on an image hosted by Photobucket. Somewhere a few months ago they decided to charge a ridiculously high fee for third party hosting. I never got an email. So a few of my caches are looking a bit off with this imag...
by Yurt
29 September 17 3:46 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: New phones to have 30cm GPS accuracy in 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 3116

Re: New phones to have 30cm GPS accuracy in 2018

Richary wrote:Also the coordinate system used isn't accurate to 30cm - .001 degree of latitude is about 1.5 meters.
So let's go to four decimal places!! :-"
by Yurt
26 September 17 5:28 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: New phones to have 30cm GPS accuracy in 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 3116

Re: New phones to have 30cm GPS accuracy in 2018

Thanks for the info. How will it be when phones have better accuracy than a dedicated GPS? I imagine that newer, better, faster GPS models will come out though. Still 30 cm accuracy would take out a lot of the fun of the game. That's not to say that accuracy will actually be achievable in a lot of s...
by Yurt
26 September 17 12:34 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: New phones to have 30cm GPS accuracy in 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 3116

New phones to have 30cm GPS accuracy in 2018

I thought accuracy was a function of the signal sent by the satellites? Is that being changed? This article doesn't say much. But there's a link within it that may say more, haven't read it yet. http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/09/25/new-gps-chips-2018-smartphones-will-help-avoid-10-mile-detour-mis...
by Yurt
11 May 17 5:43 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 119
Views: 24407

Re: Pokemon Go

http://imgur.com/057hV5L

Shows how dominant some teams are in some areas and Instinct is not as Extinct as people say.
by Yurt
17 March 17 11:51 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 119
Views: 24407

Re: Pokemon Go

Interesting discussion on Reddit (Silph Road): Rural players always complain about a lack of stops and gyms. Someone has proposed assigning more using geocache coordinates! https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSilphRoad/comments/5zqt5s/urbanrural_balance_use_geocaching_locations/ (url tags don't seem to work...
by Yurt
18 February 17 9:02 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 119
Views: 24407

Re: Pokemon Go

Gen 2 arrived yesterday. Hyped. Already found 40 new ones.
by Yurt
08 February 17 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 119
Views: 24407

Re: Pokemon Go

Yes the babies are old news. Had them all but Cleffa since about the first week of January. Get nothing but 5km eggs (like 50 in a row) so no chance of hatching anything interesting. Am convinced Porygon doesn't hatch from 5km eggs. Have caught two in the wild though.
by Yurt
06 February 17 3:11 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 119
Views: 24407

Re: Pokemon Go

Bored to death with it now. Gone back to geocaching. Well I'd do more cacing but it's been too hot. Anyway until Gen 2 comes along I'll be doing very little. Reached level 32, complete Pokedex (except for Cleffa - only ever get 5km eggs so almost zero chance of getting it), gym fighting is dull. As ...
by Yurt
14 December 16 9:32 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Ammo can thief - a geocacher?
Replies: 15
Views: 4371

Re: Ammo can thief - a geocacher?

Was that the one out the back of the rifle range? No one would ever find that without the coords! Same general area as mine. Hmmm. Makes me want to go and check on my other ammo cans but I'm afraid of what I will (won't) find.
by Yurt
14 December 16 9:30 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 119
Views: 24407

Re: Pokemon Go

Welcome aboard! Any questions you have I'm sure will be answered by the geocachers on this board. Very friendly bunch. Look out for any local events too - a great chance to meet in person and get some assistance if needed. I was never much interested in gym fighting but since completing the Pokedex ...
by Yurt
09 December 16 12:01 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 119
Views: 24407

Re: Pokemon Go

Yes it's live now. All the talk is that from 12/12 either there will be new Pokemon or there'll be an announcement about new Pokemon. A lot of fluff about Starbucks in the US all becoming stops and gyms (who cares here?) but if it's Gen 2 then that's exciting. There's not much to do when you've fill...
by Yurt
26 November 16 9:31 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 119
Views: 24407

Re: Pokemon Go

Yes it made me look for the common rubbish and ignore most other creatures. Finally it paid off last night with a Ditto from a Pidgey. When you see 'Oh' instead of Gotcha it's pretty exciting the first time. I'm not that keen on the tracker. It seems to indicate Pokemon that are a long way off but n...
by Yurt
25 November 16 11:05 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Jasmer Challenge?
Replies: 52
Views: 13273

Re: Jasmer Challenge?

I discovered later that Big Matt&Shell turned up the same day as I did at that same Californian cache! What are the chances?
by Yurt
25 November 16 11:04 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 119
Views: 24407

Re: Pokemon Go

The word on The Silph Road is that they come from Pidgey, Rattata, Magikarp and Zubat with others unconfirmed. I'm down to Ultraballs and have caught about 100 of the above without a Ditto...