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KC0GRN
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2004 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Server Error in '/' Application.


Sounds like a great cache name for a puzzle cache Very Happy
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2004 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is getting ridiculous. Is anyone else having trouble? Why would there be problems on a Tuesday afternoon?
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Centris
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2004 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm getting in it's just S.........L.........O.........W loading
I have the spinning pizza wheel of death on every page I try to access. Mad
Forget about uploading pictures today
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15Tango
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2004 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone have any broken computer equipment that'll fit in an ammo can? I have three caches almost ready to go, and in honor of the latest events at GC.com, I'm going to name them "Server error in '/' application," "Server Busy," and "Deadlock Victim."
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KC0GRN
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hahaha 15Tango, I'm glad someone did it, I was thinking of it too.

I believe I can come up with a few items, what are you looking for? Motherboards? Cards? Keyboards? Mice?

I'm guessin out of that mix, mice and peripheral cards will be the most likely fits. Too bad I didn't have an extra little foam computer (those stress reliever things).

In hindsight, would be interesting to modify a computer case to work as a geocache container...
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Centris
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KC0GRN wrote:
In hindsight, would be interesting to modify a computer case to work as a geocache container...

If anybody wants to tackle that.... I have a *few* old Mac plus or SE's that I would donate and could be used for just such a thing. Take out the guts and the CRT... replace where the screen would be with some sort of a door, waterproof the vents and you are good to go.

Or if anyone would like to make themselves a Macquarium.....
http://www.theapplecollection.com/Collection/MacAquarium/index.shtml
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Kitch
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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any broken computer equipment


please don't just throw trash in it....

but cheap items in it like a mouse, pads, discs, etc.....
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KC0GRN
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If anybody wants to tackle that.... I have a *few* old Mac plus or SE's that I would donate and could be used for just such a thing. Take out the guts and the CRT... replace where the screen would be with some sort of a door, waterproof the vents and you are good to go.


Cool, I was thinking of modifying a PC box, since I have a few lying around, but an all in one box would be an easier modification.

The only other problem is where to hide such a beast...
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The only other problem is where to hide such a beast...


http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=9907
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towlebooth
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

King Boreas wrote:
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The only other problem is where to hide such a beast...


http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=9907


That's funny kb, I was thinking about another cache of yours and computer parts. . .
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15Tango
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My idea right now is to make a multi-point using projected waypoints--I won't specify whether to use true north or magnetic north--one choice will lead you to the final cache, and the other choice will lead you to a cache full of busted computer stuff. Just to make it fair, I will put the coordinates to the good cache in the bad cache, so if you do make the wrong choice, it won't be a total waste of time--it'll just mean you have an extra step involved in getting to the final cache. If someone's more on the ball than I am, you can feel free to use this idea.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

15Tango wrote:
My idea right now is to make a multi-point using projected waypoints--I won't specify whether to use true north or magnetic north--one choice will lead you to the final cache, and the other choice will lead you to a cache full of busted computer stuff.

Well one choice, unless you have declination look up tables on the GPSr, may not lead you anywhere at all.

True north setting is a static setting. Magnetic north changes depending on year, area, etc.

You have a Vista GPSr IIRC. It does not include the declination tables. If you didn't set the degree manually you would be way off on your coordinates. If you didn't link to a declination table someone that didn't have much of an idea about their GPS could get easily frustrated.

Just an FYI.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Can't you just make so the little arrow on my GPS thinngy points at it. I can't take all these big words.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WicketsWanderingPonyPatro wrote:
You guys Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Can't you just make so the little arrow on my GPS thinngy points at it. I can't take all these big words.

Hehe. For you, everything points east Wink
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KC0GRN
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool idea 15Tango, I'll be looking forward to it when it's placed.

Should make for an interesting find anyways.
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