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by LazyLeopard
25 July 12 9:02 am
Forum: Outside Oz
Topic: Geocaching Africa?
Replies: 11
Views: 6315

Re: Geocaching Africa?

In Kenya caches do sometimes survive if they're either very remote, or in a relatively secure area and the security staff have some incentive to keep them un-muggled. There are also virtuals and Earthcaches, which mostly can't be that easily muggled...
by LazyLeopard
12 February 10 9:58 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Sat-nav devices face big errors as solar activity rises
Replies: 15
Views: 2709

Re: Sat-nav devices face big errors as solar activity rises

Folks in my local astronomical society's forum saw this story and decided there was at least one journalist in need of an education... ;)
by LazyLeopard
31 January 10 10:18 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: WA cache - come in sucker
Replies: 70
Views: 14016

Re: WA cache - come in sucker

This was the US one I mentioned earlier. Don't want this to happen! http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC171MH Hmmm... Over two years without a single find, ever? Plenty of cachers logging DNFs, and strong indications that plenty of others have hunted for it but not logged it? I'm...
by LazyLeopard
29 January 10 11:54 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: WA cache - come in sucker
Replies: 70
Views: 14016

Re: WA cache - come in sucker

Only one " :) Found it" log, but it sounds as if others have also found it... The trouble with good disguises is that they fool the eye, so you can't tell you've got a cache in hand until you pick it up. This tends to encourage "looking with your fingers". I remember finding one cache (GCKR5F, I thi...
by LazyLeopard
22 January 10 11:11 pm
Forum: International visitors
Topic: Filtering caches for the trip
Replies: 3
Views: 2673

Re: Filtering caches for the trip

Get away from the busy areas, and you'll find caches which maybe get a dozen visits a year if they're lucky, and you'll miss many of those if you filter on "not found in the last N days". Much better to filter on caches which have "Not Found" notes as a high proportion of their most recent logs (if ...
by LazyLeopard
18 January 10 8:04 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Statistics for Finds in a Day
Replies: 24
Views: 2472

Re: Statistics for Finds in a Day

Strewth! I occasionally wondered how folks managed to build up four- and five-digit find counts. I figure I'm doing well if I find more than one in a day, and I think five in a day is the most I've ever managed... ;)
by LazyLeopard
16 July 08 7:17 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Caches on or under Bridges
Replies: 21
Views: 2047

Just because it has Identifying info means nothing to UXO techs. IEDS come in all shapes and sizes. Trust me I have made them :D . Only for work however. Sure, once the UXO lot have been called out, but that sort of exercise is expensive. Had there been identifying information on the bat monitor, a...
by LazyLeopard
16 July 08 4:13 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Caches on or under Bridges
Replies: 21
Views: 2047

but that makes camo hard if it is required for the hide. You could argue that if the hide's in a place that might cause security concerns then an extreme camo makeover probably isn't appropriate. ;) And geocaching stickers mean nothing. A geocaching label with a cache reference might at least give ...
by LazyLeopard
18 August 07 7:55 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Caching in the UK
Replies: 13
Views: 1792

If the weather stays the way it's been recently, you'll need a brolly! Dunno where the summer went. It sure didn't come here! Yeah, brambles and nettles are something of a caching hazard, and at this time of year some places are a bit overgrown with bracken. There should be plenty of caches to hunt....
by LazyLeopard
20 February 07 1:28 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Fundamental Caching Laws of Nature
Replies: 12
Views: 971

#666 When you most need a hint, you'll decode the hint and find it says something like "May add a hint sometime"...
by LazyLeopard
23 January 07 4:53 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Why light pollution sucks
Replies: 16
Views: 1417

Great shots, folks. Where were you when you took them? I sent my sister out with her kids to go look for it, and they eventually spotted it from the Zig Zag in Gooseberry Hill WA. Me? I'm stuck in cloud-bedraggled, wind-torn, cold, dark Blighty, and missed out. However someone at my local astronomic...
by LazyLeopard
13 November 06 11:17 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Missing TB's or Coins
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Yeah, there's always the possibility that whoever grabbed the bug hasn't yet logged it, but a note in the cache log is a good idea. After that it's up the the bug and cache owners to figure something...
by LazyLeopard
13 November 06 11:13 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Repairing caches (not your own)
Replies: 14
Views: 1201

Replacing missing caches is very commendable. I don't think people should then be claiming a find on it! Yeah, all sorts of scope for confusion there. I'd figure that replacing the container of a cache you've found but don't own is OK provided you're doing a more-or-less like-for-like swap, but if ...
by LazyLeopard
19 October 06 11:41 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Caching Topics A to Z # 23 WGS84/Deg Min.Dec/UTM
Replies: 24
Views: 1580

Now that I have all these excuses for failed to find :twisted: , does anyone have the "Correct" reason :? Even looking at mapsource, the 00.000 line is not at the Greenwich observatory where the physical line is :?: The short answer is that WGS84 is based on approximations and best-effort measureme...