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Lyverbird
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 5:31 pm    Post subject: Scientific explanation Reply with quote

Ok guys, have at this, it could get silly, but a few seriuous ones would go down well.

In approximatly 3 sentences, give or take, discribe what it is we do scientificly. Making mention of statalites and technical type stuff.

p.s. Thanks, my brain is fried from this horrid class I have to take for work.
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SirPoonga
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1 sentance:
A large game of hide and seek, using technology.


Expanded version
A large game of hide and seek. Using a GPSr that receives signals from at least 3 satellites to help seek something that is hidden.
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A global treasure hunt where the player hunts cleverly-hidden waterproof boxes of goodies using the internet and a satellite-guided Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver.
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK so its 4 sentences. But I speak and write government gobbliegook.

An Oregon based international high technology hide and seek game played using a system of satellites, computers, and receivers (called Global Positioning System or GPS) that is enables the player to determine a relatively exact latitude and longitude of a handheld or vehicular mounted receiver on Earth by calculating the timing differences of signals transmitted from orbiting broadcast satellites.

Individuals/teams create and place containers (also know as caches) of various sizes (shoebox to pill bottle and sometimes smaller) in locations around the world and then posts the hide locations on a gaming website (www.geocaching.com) for the seeker to read.

The seeker (also know as a cacher) retrieves the hide locations from the internet site, determines its placement on the earths surface through the use of the GPS receiver, travels to the determined location, seeks out the hidden cache, upon finding the cache signs an enclosed log book, and then logs his find on the internet website.

The term geocaching is a derivative from the words geography (The study of the earth and its features and of the distribution of life on the earth, including human life and the effects of human activity) and cache (A place for concealment and safekeeping, as of valuables).
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rickrich
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

towlebooth wrote:
A global treasure hunt where the player hunts cleverly-hidden waterproof boxes of goodies using the internet and a satellite-guided Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver.

Edit:
A global treasure hunt where the player hunts cleverly-hidden and sometimes waterproof boxes of golfballs and sometimes even goodies using an often broken website and a satellite-guided Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver that works well unless there are lots of leaves on the trees.
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rickrich wrote:

Edit:
A global treasure hunt where the player hunts cleverly-hidden and sometimes waterproof boxes of golfballs and sometimes even goodies using an often broken website and a satellite-guided Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver that works well unless there are lots of leaves on the trees.


Edit:
. . .and iron in them thar hills.

Laughing
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Kitch
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Billion dollar technology to find gumball machine trinkets that some left in the woods for somebody else to find.
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KC0GRN
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What winter carnival medallion hunters do in the offseason?

Wink
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SirPoonga
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

towlebooth wrote:
rickrich wrote:

Edit:
A global treasure hunt where the player hunts cleverly-hidden and sometimes waterproof boxes of golfballs and sometimes even goodies using an often broken website and a satellite-guided Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver that works well unless there are lots of leaves on the trees.


Edit:
. . .and iron in them thar hills.

Laughing


And clouds, and lots of office buildings with mirror glass...
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Lyverbird
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2004 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I realize this is a public forum, but I want to be nice any way Laughing

I want to use the discriptions that were posted here, for the Science museum presentaion.

So will the following people please say "yes!" Your AKA will be put with your quote.

Arcticaban
Towlebooth
SirPoonga
Kitch
rickrich

Thanks guys.
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Kitch
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2004 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WicketsWanderingPonyPatro wrote:
So will the following people please say "yes!" Your AKA will be put with your quote.

Very Happy
I didnt' know what was up your sleave with this...um sure...
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Arcticabn
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2004 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Idea Question Question Question Arrow Yes
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2004 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes.
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rickrich
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2004 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since I plagiarized(sp?) towlebooth, who am I to refuse your request?
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SirPoonga
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2004 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Question Question Question Question Question Question Question

Actually, I take back my clouds ammendment to towlebooth's statement. I got my used eTrex (had to send it back though) and last night from in my bedroom during all the lightning and rain I had 4 sats with 40ft of EPE.
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