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by rinsemesocks
03 February 13 7:21 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Website hosting
Replies: 6
Views: 1992

Website hosting

I am looking at setting up a small website geocaching related with very few visitors expected, so I don't expect data to be an issue. My ISP free webspace can't cope with php unless I upgrade to a hosted plan. Has anybody had any experience with the free webhosting services on the net, such as http:...
by rinsemesocks
23 January 13 5:16 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Money support for website
Replies: 12
Views: 4707

Money support for website

The nsw geocaching assn website says that buying a pathtag each year supports their association.

Is there a suggested purchase(s) to help fund the gca site, or are all the developers mega rich already?
by rinsemesocks
02 December 12 8:14 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: first GPS
Replies: 4
Views: 2161

Re: first GPS

So what about a Magellan eXplorist 110? How do they compare. I have a choice of that or a etrex 10 for christmas.
by rinsemesocks
18 November 12 7:23 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: HTC One S
Replies: 5
Views: 2400

Re: HTC One S

I buy off ebay from the aussie sellers. I usually get 10 x 2 circle ones, but I am trying 5 x 5 at the moment (but won't use them again). It usually works out as less than a $1 for two on a mint tin. As to wrapping, that was accidental, as when I started I found that the magnets would attract grit i...
by rinsemesocks
11 November 12 10:18 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: HTC One S
Replies: 5
Views: 2400

Re: HTC One S

I have run out of mint tins, and am running on mint vapors. There are several placed which I haven't had the chance to create online yet, so there are about five or more to come. The person at work who was giving them to me has left and now I have to start munching them myself.
by rinsemesocks
11 November 12 10:14 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Who owns the land.
Replies: 24
Views: 4817

Re: Who owns the land.

The land title for a property is conclusive under the Torrens title legislation across Australia for ownership. Whilst there may be a trust in favour of somebody, or an unregistered lease, the legal title bumps out any unregistered interests. Even with a registered lease, it doesn't change ownership...
by rinsemesocks
09 November 12 10:57 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Who owns the land.
Replies: 24
Views: 4817

Re: Who owns the land.

You can easily find out who owns the land by doing a title search. That costs money. Most title in Australia is held through Torrens Title, even parks and road sides. Basically, the principle of ownership is: The High Court Wik decision says that land is not initially owned by anybody (ie. as in 178...
by rinsemesocks
09 November 12 8:58 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Who owns the land.
Replies: 24
Views: 4817

Re: Who owns the land.

Depends on lots and lots of things. A council park can be Crown Land, can be owned by the Council outright, can be the subject of a trust, or a lease, or be owned by somebody else and subject to a dedication. There is no one answer other than checking the title deeds. The answer will also vary from ...
by rinsemesocks
06 November 12 10:30 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: HTC One S
Replies: 5
Views: 2400

HTC One S

Is anybody using a HTC One S to geocache. I am nearly off plan and the choice of new phone is either a Samsung Galaxy sII or a HTC One S. I have read that the gps isn't too good on it. Anybody had any experience with it?
by rinsemesocks
11 September 12 12:14 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: GeosportZ 2012 - Questions and Clarifications
Replies: 461
Views: 76712

Re: GeosportZ 2012 - Questions and Clarifications

Hey, do I get a prize for getting the wooden spoon??? If coming second is the first of the losers, ain't I the last of the winners then.
by rinsemesocks
14 August 12 11:46 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: BIT Caches (aka QR Code Caches)
Replies: 24
Views: 6202

Re: BIT Caches (aka QR Code Caches)

I say go for a new cache type. I have a munzie account but have never logged or found one as I much prefer to cache when I get the chance.

So what is the harm.
by rinsemesocks
28 July 12 11:30 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Navigation issues
Replies: 1
Views: 1343

Re: Navigation issues

What version of iphone do you have?

The compass on any smartphone in my experience doesn't work well at all. You also have to wait a few minutes for it to settle down.
by rinsemesocks
23 June 12 6:53 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Testing GPS accuracy
Replies: 13
Views: 2703

Re: Testing GPS accuracy

I'm not worried about what the device says is the accuracy is, because that could be inaccurate as well. I have had three phone gps side by side on a clear night, each giving different co-ords and all saying 5m accuracy over a 30 minute timeframe. I also have a phone that does russian sats as well a...
by rinsemesocks
22 June 12 11:44 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Testing GPS accuracy
Replies: 13
Views: 2703

Testing GPS accuracy

This is probably a silly question, but how do I test the accuracy of a GPS device.

It's not like testing a speedo by using a stopwatch over a set distance. So if I am standing at what my device says is s33 xx.xxxx e151 xx.xxx, how do I know that that piece of ground is actually what I am on?
by rinsemesocks
22 June 12 11:40 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Missing caches in Sydney
Replies: 15
Views: 4761

Missing caches in Sydney

Has anybody experienced a large number of missing caches in or near the Sydney CBD. A large number of my caches have gone missing in the space of a week. I also just noticed that a series of three caches in Pyrmont by thevoucher went missing too. His were quite well hidden. I know there is nothing t...