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by Happy Chappies
12 November 10 11:36 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Garmin Asus A50 pre paid
Replies: 51
Views: 10085

Re: Garmin Asus A50 pre paid

sssoooo....how good is the gps in this thing. Is it better than one I'd find in a iPhone for example? How does it compare to other map navigation systems? Sorry but this just sounds too good to be true...especially for someone just starting out. I'm suffering from suspicion :) It's definitely bette...
by Happy Chappies
12 November 10 10:08 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Garmin Asus A50 pre paid
Replies: 51
Views: 10085

Re: Garmin Asus A50 pre paid

Went into dick Smith today and asked the guy "If Harvey Norman are selling these for $641 on a $49 plan how come this one is only $199?". He blinked at me. In the end he 'thought' it was 'probably' because with the pre-paid the gps system would count as downloads and you would have to pay for it wh...
by Happy Chappies
11 November 10 4:04 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Garmin Asus A50 pre paid
Replies: 51
Views: 10085

Re: Garmin Asus A50 pre paid

actually, additional question - does it allow you to see all of the downloaded PQ caches on the garmin maps (as opposed to the google ones) as it navigates along? Or do you have to go 'online' to achieve that? And will it sync with gsak?
by Happy Chappies
11 November 10 3:58 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Garmin Asus A50 pre paid
Replies: 51
Views: 10085

Re: Garmin Asus A50 pre paid

dammit. someone tell me something bad about this phone so I don't feel so torn about whether to get it or not! ](*,) Soooo tempted. But then I can kind of do everything it does already - albeit with a cobbled together melange of old GPSr, iPod and netbook... and I'm trying to be good and not waste m...
by Happy Chappies
08 November 10 10:28 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: For the pedants amongst us ...
Replies: 82
Views: 13789

Re: For the pedants amongst us ...

That's fantastic!!!

I found myself just gasping for air as I read that! That's relentless!
by Happy Chappies
07 November 10 10:06 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Garmin Chirp
Replies: 189
Views: 45200

Re: Garmin Chirp

I noticed something on my laptop which I never noticed before, which was a Garmin ANT application of some form (I've never used it - it just sits on my toolbar after installing some Garmin software I guess) - Would this communicate with a chirp? Nice to know I could use it as a backup if I ever want...
by Happy Chappies
07 November 10 12:58 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: A little perspective on the state of caches...
Replies: 15
Views: 4355

Re: A little perspective on the state of caches...

Caching is always fun, regardless?- nope. I don’t need cache coordinates to make me get out of the house and make a difference to my day! OK - It's late and I should really be in bed, but this line had me feeling all self-conscious... It's a fair point and it had me squirming thinking "Why can't I ...
by Happy Chappies
07 November 10 12:48 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: A little perspective on the state of caches...
Replies: 15
Views: 4355

Re: A little perspective on the state of caches...

Despite our name :D , I certainly don't think it's all about positive thinking and pretending everything's hunky dory... But I also reckon that things aren't as bad as we might tell ourselves sometimes. I do agree certainly with constructive, welcoming, positive feedback. I also certainly agree with...
by Happy Chappies
05 November 10 3:15 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Garmin Chirp
Replies: 189
Views: 45200

Re: Garmin Chirp

new Garmin FAQ about the chirp (I found in a tweet) YES. A CHIRP TWEET! http://garminoregon.wikispaces.com/chirp Interesting that this one alludes to a potential iphone app to pick up chirp signals - I wondered how long that would take (although it seems to require the use of some specific dongle -...
by Happy Chappies
05 November 10 10:26 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: A little perspective on the state of caches...
Replies: 15
Views: 4355

A little perspective on the state of caches...

Some idle thoughts for a Friday morning, from an equally idle person. There’s been a fair bit of moaning for a period of time about the falling quality of caches. And to be honest, I’ve contributed to that – both in the forums and in logs. I’ve noticed myself getting a little disappointed with cach...
by Happy Chappies
04 November 10 11:58 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Garmin Asus10 and Asus50 Phones.
Replies: 10
Views: 2628

Re: Garmin Asus10 and Asus50 Phones.

Just saw this today:

http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/d ... 17ejt.html

Does this mean the Asus-Garmin phones?? If so, bugger.... I was thinking of one of those when I finally got around to getting a smartphone #-o
by Happy Chappies
03 November 10 7:24 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: For the pedants amongst us ...
Replies: 82
Views: 13789

Re: For the pedants amongst us ...

- and then came across this equally wonderful cache: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC1K7DE That cache is placed by a local teacher who has some really good hides. I'm not sure why that cache would cause any concern. Oh, you misunderstand me... I'm not concerned by that one......
by Happy Chappies
03 November 10 4:04 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: For the pedants amongst us ...
Replies: 82
Views: 13789

Re: For the pedants amongst us ...

The pedant in me just had to refresh this thread with this pearler that arrived on the scene yesterday. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=ca1f324f-42ff-4349-825e-aaababcf6cde Where to start.... spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalisation, definitions. It's all there.... I eve...
by Happy Chappies
03 November 10 3:07 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: tigersden has female cub
Replies: 18
Views: 3093

Re: tigersden has female cub

Ooh.... huge congrats to the tiger clan... =D> When we knew you wouldn't be making the yarrawonga gig we did wonder on the drive up how you were doing. Mrs Happy Chappy will be most delighted with the photo. She looks delightful - Hope that she's making your life equally delightful and our thoughts ...
by Happy Chappies
02 November 10 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Hijacked caches
Replies: 4
Views: 1302

Hijacked caches

Doing a bit of sleuthing for some funny business going on with a friends caches (http://bit.ly/dybFAw) - They're both on Raymond Island in Victoria and in the last month or so it appears that the containers have been replaced - and replaced with reasonably engineered pipe caches which also have uniq...