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glacier_ice



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PostPosted: Jun 01, 2010 1:05 pm    Post subject: Caching in the news Reply with quote

Spokane-area man dies while geocaching
A Spokane County sheriff's spokesman says a 56-year-old man has died after falling 100 to 150 feet from the top of a cliff in the Dishman Hills Natural Area.

http://www.king5.com/news/local/Spokane-area-man-dies-while-geocaching-70254952.html

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Geocachers victims of 'geo-smashers'
Geocaching is a popular pastime here in the Northwest - but one that is now being targetted by a small group of environmentalists.

http://www.king5.com/news/local/Geocachers-victims-of-geo-smashers-95281104.html

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Georgia



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PostPosted: Jun 01, 2010 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slipped or .... was pushed? Oh sorry - just reminded of my story in "A Little Spash of Murder"... Laughing
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glacier_ice



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PostPosted: Aug 16, 2010 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/if-you-hide-it-they-will-come-100677119.html
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Pilotmounders



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PostPosted: Apr 26, 2011 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Todays news out of BC

http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/120627989.html

Interesting find to say the least.

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Torossi



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PostPosted: Apr 27, 2011 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok show of hands.... How many of you play with your GPSr on an aircraft? How many of you ask the flight attendant first?? I am guilty of not asking sometimes .... I think I'll ask from now on:

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/Charges-laid-after-passenger-uses-GPS-on-flight-120792424.html
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MissionMode



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PostPosted: Apr 28, 2011 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just came here to post that. How is it a risk at all? GPS Units receive signals that are already in the air. Unless its the wireless sharing features... who has those turned on anyway? Just another way to waste batteries.
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ertyu



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PostPosted: Apr 28, 2011 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The airline staff aren't qualified to assess the risk a device poses, the user very likely has no idea either. If they ask you to turn it off, that is what you should do. Air flight is quite safe because of such vigilance.
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MissionMode



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PostPosted: Apr 28, 2011 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No disagreement. It's the nature of "why would they assume that a receiving device needs to be turned off" that bugs me about it.
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glacier_ice



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PostPosted: May 02, 2011 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used one in the air. No troubles. Guess the experience depends on the flight staff.
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