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by Dingbats
13 July 04 10:30 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: new home page - comments requested [closed]
Replies: 19
Views: 3409

I LOVE the new logo (figuratively speaking of course :oops: ) The flies, oh man the flies. That is so funny. I think they give the place a friendlier feeling, maybe a warning of what to expect inside. TLC, how about laying a few lantana branches, thorns and all across the logo? <p> I despise that w...
by Dingbats
12 July 04 10:55 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: new home page - comments requested [closed]
Replies: 19
Views: 3409

The current page is good, so any change has to be careful to be an improvement rather than a backward step.<p> The icons do add charm, I think the mockup feels a little cold because of this.<p> I think the states based pages seperating cache listings is a good idea. <p> I think the local services an...
by Dingbats
12 July 04 12:47 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Speeling
Replies: 7
Views: 1323

I have a friend who worked in the directory assistance call centre for a period. The operators listen to what the caller has said when the computer decides it can't match. She has some interesting stories about people who have not realised this :twisted:
by Dingbats
11 July 04 10:02 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Location, location!
Replies: 13
Views: 1998

Phlosten wrote:Maybe GC could have a cacher'a rating system
Do you mean like an "enjoyment" rating that cache hunters get to submit their vote on?
by Dingbats
11 July 04 9:45 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Location, location!
Replies: 13
Views: 1998

Effrem wrote:after all life isnt always roses.
That is why we geocache! :)
by Dingbats
11 July 04 9:41 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Book Review - Hike & Seek with your GPS
Replies: 2
Views: 850

I'm wondering if there is enough passion and dedication amongst the aus. geocaching community to jointly write what we would consider the ultimate geocaching reference book. <p> I know there is the knowledge, experience and probably writing experitise. It could be developed open source style with so...
by Dingbats
11 July 04 9:23 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: How accurate should the co-oridinates be ?
Replies: 33
Views: 3397

To check and see if your GPS is accurate and/or is affected by various means, find your nearest Survey Control Mark/Benchmark and compare the results obtained with the reference point. <p> I am probably jumping the gun here and asking before I've properly researched. I just made an attempt to find ...
by Dingbats
11 July 04 11:35 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Location, location!
Replies: 13
Views: 1998

The location and the journey are the two things that make a cache for special for me. I expect atleast one, if not both to be special, and I am generally disappointed if they are not.<p> We aim for the same when hiding a cache. I would much prefer an easy to find cache in a good location than a diff...
by Dingbats
08 July 04 3:55 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: What is the farthest you've travelled to hide/find a cache
Replies: 13
Views: 1988

Re: What is the farthest you've travelled to hide/find a cac

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by Dingbats
25 June 04 10:41 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: push to talk
Replies: 10
Views: 1881

There is, I expect a slight lag compared to UHF since the signal is going into GPRS packets. You may not even notice the delay. I don't know what the GPRS bandwith constraints are, however if you've used voice over IP (without bandwitch constraints) you'll know that the latency with digitising, seg...
by Dingbats
17 June 04 3:57 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Mounting your GPS in the car
Replies: 14
Views: 3279

We've been using a $10 mobile phone holder that attaches to the air vents by way of a clipping mechanism. No suction caps, no drilling holes, no sticky tape, no damage.<p> It worked well until the 12V power cable from the cigarette lighter got caught around a bag being removed from the car and the c...
by Dingbats
16 June 04 3:06 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: WSG84 to ADG66 romers
Replies: 39
Views: 5003

What in fact is a "romer" ? A romer is generally a square trasnparency with a grid on it designed to be placed over the grid lines of a topographic map so that accurate coordinates can be plotted or determined.<p> They are popular with competitors in navigation events such as rogaines where the par...
by Dingbats
09 June 04 10:50 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Q: how many meters is 1 degree?
Replies: 16
Views: 2594

Or another way:- Latitude circles are drawn paralell to the equator. They get smaller in circumference as you get closer to the pole.<p> So 1 degree (or 0.001 degree in your case) change would be a variable distance depending on how big the circle is<p> Ian Ah yes, there is more than one way to ski...
by Dingbats
08 June 04 2:42 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Q: how many meters is 1 degree?
Replies: 16
Views: 2594

alex wrote: Not quite...one nautical mile equals one minute.
I thought so too, but was obviously wrongly corrected by an aviator that I first checked with.
by Dingbats
07 June 04 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Q: how many meters is 1 degree?
Replies: 16
Views: 2594

I'll attempt to give a little more explanation about why at what the? (I hope I don't make any big mistakes)<p> There are 360 degrees in a circle, 60 minutes in a degree and 60 seconds in a minute.<p> At the equator every 1 nautical mile east or west represents 1 second. Therefore every 60 nautical ...