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dmnrec
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:01 pm    Post subject: The Lost World Reply with quote

Hopefully, I'm in the right part of the forum for this...as it does pertain to GPSs. I've been watching "the Lost World", the Jurassic Park 2nd movie for the umteenth time due to my son's obsession with dinosaurs. I noticed that they were carrying a Magellan GPS when they get on the island...The movie came out in 1997...so what's the deal? And yes, I know it is not based on a true story Laughing .
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they used magellans to make the "Lost" part more realistic.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pfalstad wrote:
they used magellans to make the "Lost" part more realistic.


Badump bump! LOL
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But, how exactly were they to be getting their signal, when the unscrambling occured in May, 2000?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved to non-geocaching.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dmnrec wrote:
But, how exactly were they to be getting their signal, when the unscrambling occured in May, 2000?

According to wikipedia, selective availability typically added errors of about 32 ft. Aside from the obvious Magellan joke, this is close enough for hiking and dinosaur hunting and such.
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casinoman
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pfalstad wrote:
they used magellans to make the "Lost" part more realistic.


No they used a magellan because the wanted to find the boy and not get "lost"
on anothe note if the people on Lost had a magellan they would nt be LOst.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

casinoman wrote:
pfalstad wrote:
they used magellans to make the "Lost" part more realistic.


No they used a magellan because the wanted to find the boy and not get "lost"
on anothe note if the people on Lost had a magellan they would nt be LOst.


I think that Curt just admitted to using a Magellan... I see needle fodder.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pfalstad wrote:
dmnrec wrote:
But, how exactly were they to be getting their signal, when the unscrambling occured in May, 2000?

According to wikipedia, selective availability typically added errors of about 32 ft. Aside from the obvious Magellan joke, this is close enough for hiking and dinosaur hunting and such.


I think I saw claimed (by the GPS) accuracies of around 20' at best, although 30' was a little more average. I still remember where I was when I realized SA had been turned off....
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casinoman
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
casinoman wrote:
pfalstad wrote:
they used magellans to make the "Lost" part more realistic.


No they used a magellan because the wanted to find the boy and not get "lost"
on anothe note if the people on Lost had a magellan they would nt be LOst.


I think that Curt just admitted to using a Magellan... I see needle fodder.



yes and I LOVE my ((( 3 ))) Magellans 2-500's and a 300 my first still works great and gets me to GZ every time.

It is just that some of you guys can cammo a cache better than others. (ie Bart)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

casinoman wrote:
bflentje wrote:
casinoman wrote:
pfalstad wrote:
they used magellans to make the "Lost" part more realistic.


No they used a magellan because the wanted to find the boy and not get "lost"
on anothe note if the people on Lost had a magellan they would nt be LOst.


I think that Curt just admitted to using a Magellan... I see needle fodder.



yes and I LOVE my ((( 3 ))) Magellans 2-500's and a 300 my first still works great and gets me to GZ every time.

It is just that some of you guys can cammo a cache better than others. (ie Bart)


So, what you're saying is, it takes your 3 Magellans for every 1 Garmin to find GZ for a cache? My hides aren't that great.
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casinoman
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
casinoman wrote:
bflentje wrote:
casinoman wrote:
pfalstad wrote:
they used magellans to make the "Lost" part more realistic.


No they used a magellan because the wanted to find the boy and not get "lost"
on anothe note if the people on Lost had a magellan they would nt be LOst.


I think that Curt just admitted to using a Magellan... I see needle fodder.



yes and I LOVE my ((( 3 ))) Magellans 2-500's and a 300 my first still works great and gets me to GZ every time.

It is just that some of you guys can cammo a cache better than others. (ie Bart)


So, what you're saying is, it takes your 3 Magellans for every 1 Garmin to find GZ for a cache? My hides aren't that great.



no just my 300 it works great
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