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Old 06-25-2013, 03:46 PM   #71
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There are 5 people in the world (myself included) that do not own a cell phone. I now know three of them!


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I do have an old inactive cell phone that I begged off a friend once I found out that as long as you keep them charged you can dial 911 anyplace you go...if that breaks me back to a "half-person" in the count, I accept the judgement

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Old 06-25-2013, 06:03 PM   #72
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I've have a few GPS units 2 that hook up to laptops, Garmins model 5, 12, Nuvi and Cell Phone one. I have used mil ones that is about the same as the model 12. In 2003 was issued a Plugger GPS, my model 12 was faster picking up signals and more accurate.. But I was using a map I bought in a gas station in Kuwait to get around in Iraq no I'm not joking.. I looked at the Plugger and said what do I need it for. I've seen Mil and Civ GPS units get more people lost, and lead people to closed roads and bridge outs.. 08 in Iraq the mil system in my vehicles would show just a blank screen with no road/ terrain data at times. 15 Jun I was using GPS and ended up having to back track 25 miles due to it leading me to a road closed bridge out, bridge washed out over 6 months before this is after it being updated. I use and keep maps. can plan routes better in most cases, avoiding traffic and other problems. I learned not to trust GPS and "Map Quest" in 2000 Map Quest directions from San Berndino Ca, said to go west out of Airport when traveling toward Death Valley.. This is why I'd rather depend on Maps. Cell Phone = electronic leash best and worst thing I got.. My first one back in early 90s
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:03 PM   #73
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I still love my IPhone and instant information it gives me but I have learned to always have a backup plan or two a available for those times (which happen quite often) when there is no cell phone signal or wi-fi. I have even been teaching my boys how to read maps and use their compasses so I k ow they won't be ignorant to the "ok fashioned" ways, but more so because soon they will be sitting in the passenger seat navigating for me.
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:31 PM   #74
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Cell Phone = electronic leash

You and me both Darrell.
I have a trak phone. I don't call anyone and
seldom get a call. But I have it as a leash in
those big stores. Or tell the wife I'm in the car.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:13 PM   #75
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A picture worth a thousand words (or at least a few pages of posts)
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:17 PM   #76
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I like that Roger.
And if I were following a GPS to that point,
I would be appreciating the sign.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:59 AM   #77
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There's a campground near Asheville that I go to that gives a disclaimer something like....here's the directions do not trust your gps it will not be correct.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:56 AM   #78
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Well, technically, the GPS is pretty accurate, it's the directions that are off. Even a cell phone GPS chip these days is usually accurate to within 10 feet after it acquires enough sats. Then again, think of how many times people have given you wrong or confusing directions, the GPS companies aren't doing too bad. You just have to be a little bit smarter than the box.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:26 PM   #79
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I love how my GPS has a woman always trying to get the last word
and I can just ignore her.
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