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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:04 pm    Post subject: How Stuff Works podcast Reply with quote

Did anyone catch the How Stuff Works Techstuff podcast from 1/19/09? It covered GPS and games people play, with about half the time spent on geocaching.

Sad to say though that a large amount of the information they gave was incorrect. Things from there being very few urban caches to your GPS sending signals up to the satellites.
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NeoAddict
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They must not do their research very well. Hmm.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeoAddict wrote:
They must not do their research very well. Hmm.


It seemed to me that they did some very basic reading and then ended there.

I enjoy the podcast (I just started listening to them), but now question some of the other stuff I hear (stuff that I didn't know before).
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just listened to it and thought the most interesting misinformation was that geocaching started in California. Smile

http://podcasts.howstuffworks.com/DMC-FEEDS/MED/podcasts/2009/1232116461719hsw-techstuff-gps-games.mp3
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, I listen to that podcast on a regular basis. At the end of all the podcasts is listener mail. This is usually things they got wrong that people are correcting them on. In a later podcast they were corrected, but just barely. Usually it's a great show, but I was a bit disappointed on that one. Seems they didn't do their homework very well.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't listened to the ones after that one yet. I started with the older ones, but jumped around a little here and there.
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