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by rinsemesocks
14 April 12 10:35 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Half-price Sistemas!
Replies: 26
Views: 3022

Re: Half-price Sistemas!

quiet1_au wrote:
I also have a stockpile of old/dead harddrives to dissect for magnets, and a collection of other sorts of tins...
So how powerful are the magnets in the hard drives and is it worthwhile dissecting them. I have a few old drives sitting around as well.
by rinsemesocks
13 April 12 11:44 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Half-price Sistemas!
Replies: 26
Views: 3022

Re: Half-price Sistemas!

Any half price mint tins?
by rinsemesocks
11 April 12 11:29 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Hiding Caches with a Smartphone..
Replies: 49
Views: 8556

Re: Hiding Caches with a Smartphone..

I ran out of data at the Albury Mega Event, so I had to stop using Google Maps. The compass app on my Android phone was unbelieveable accurate in finding all of the caches. Perhaps the hiders are better at co-ords in Albury. At least I didn't have to use my wife's Iphone to find them.
by rinsemesocks
11 April 12 11:23 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Collective noun for a group of cachers
Replies: 30
Views: 5027

Re: Collective noun for a group of cachers

Officially, would it be an "event" of cachers, unless they didn't find one, in which case it would be a "non-event" of cachers.
by rinsemesocks
10 April 12 6:43 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Collective noun for a group of cachers
Replies: 30
Views: 5027

Re: Collective noun for a group of cachers

Yurt wrote:
Bewilderbeest wrote:
A couple of other ideas: an ammo can of cachers or a lunchbox of cachers
Not a mint tin of cachers at least!
I like it, but wouldn't it be an eclipse of cachers.....(maybe there should be a TM in there somewhere)
by rinsemesocks
10 April 12 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Collective noun for a group of cachers
Replies: 30
Views: 5027

Collective noun for a group of cachers

After attending the OzMega in Albury and meeting lots of interstate cachers (but very few NSW cachers - did any actually attend), it got me thinking, is there a collective noun for a group of cachers. I would like to say a swarm because at some of the Albury cachers there were just lines of cachers ...
by rinsemesocks
04 April 12 11:39 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Hiding Caches with a Smartphone..
Replies: 49
Views: 8556

Re: Hiding Caches with a Smartphone..

I can't understand why Sat Maps aren't acceptable to do co-ords for urban hides. It is a lot easier to find caches particularly as using a sat nav is usually iffy to find them. Would it be rude to say that averaging co-ords is so last century.
by rinsemesocks
03 April 12 10:38 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Hiding Caches with a Smartphone..
Replies: 49
Views: 8556

Re: Hiding Caches with a Smartphone..

If you hide it with an iphone on the groundspeak site, and it is an iphone with a real gps like an iphone4, make sure you say that. If you hide one with a iphone3, the reviewer will knock it back as it wasn't hidden with a phone that has a real gps. I know this from early experience in hiding and I ...
by rinsemesocks
19 March 12 10:54 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: c:geo offline maps
Replies: 6
Views: 2778

Re: c:geo offline maps

Hmm. I tried the same thing by downloading a pocket query, but no maps appear when there is no data connection. I might have to try a computer with more memory to process the maps.
by rinsemesocks
15 March 12 10:34 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Iphone cachers
Replies: 17
Views: 2294

Re: Iphone cachers

I have to say that the problem with logs has nothing to do with smart phones. Once you hide a cache, and realise that you get an email each time there is a find, it changes how you perceive caching. My logs certainly changed after that from tftc to something a bit more significant (provided I have t...
by rinsemesocks
14 March 12 11:16 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Iphone cachers
Replies: 17
Views: 2294

Iphone cachers

As a recent cacher convert, I am puzzled why the "old-timers" seem to have a problem with Iphone cachers. Surely, we all have to start somewhere, and why would I fork out some serious dollars to buy a GPS unit when I am not sure I am going to stick to this pastime? So what is wrong with Iphones (or ...
by rinsemesocks
11 March 12 10:20 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: c:geo offline maps
Replies: 6
Views: 2778

Re: c:geo offline maps

I would interested to know if anybody has gotten this work. I tried downloading and creating them on my PC, but it always crashed before compiling. Has anybody had success.
by rinsemesocks
04 March 12 2:58 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Premium Member only caches
Replies: 46
Views: 6835

Re: Premium Member only caches

Yurt wrote:It's the iPhone hiders... :mrgreen:
Please Sir, where can I find an iPhone in a hide. A 4S would be nice. I would be happy to swap a bottle top for it.
by rinsemesocks
08 February 12 7:43 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Cachers who refuses to sign the log book
Replies: 70
Views: 11489

Re: Cachers who refuses to sign the log book

If the logbook was missing, or full (and assuming you don't have a replacement log or piece of paper), would you claim the find.
by rinsemesocks
06 February 12 10:53 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Cachers who refuses to sign the log book
Replies: 70
Views: 11489

Re: Cachers who refuses to sign the log book

The problem is I'll always wonder how really accurate the Stats are of that particular geocacher. Does it really matter if their stats are out by claiming false finds. It's only a game, there is no ranking table, and we are all volunteers (if you are being paid, I want to know how to get my share)....