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#1 Guest_Markwell_*

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Posted 26 December 2001 - 06:04 AM

Hmmm...
Decoupling of Compasses from Reality...

"Compass-Wander" (not really descriptive)
"Schitzoid Compass" (not bad, but it's the GPSr's directional ability that is gone schitzoid, not your compass)
The GPS becomes Directionally Impaired or Perceptively Impaired (sounds too much like a politically correct term)
Corriganed (after Douglas ''Wrong Way'' Corrigan a little obtuse)

Others?

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Posted 26 December 2001 - 06:51 AM

quote:
Decoupling of Compasses from Reality...


  • De-Realing
  • Omni-Directionalization
  • Clayzation (in honor of ClayJar)
  • Sub-Velocitation (going too slow)
  • LNL (Loss of North Lock)


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#3 Guest_pater47_*

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Posted 26 December 2001 - 08:18 AM

P.O.W. - point of whereizit.

#4 Guest_navdog_*

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Posted 26 December 2001 - 08:58 AM

The Bearing Blues

#5 Guest_alexm_*

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Posted 26 December 2001 - 09:56 AM

The SWENSEN anomaly...

Swensenomaly...

But something inside of me says that ole' Bucky Fuller wants to call it the Geodesic Roam...

#6 Guest_seadog16yrs_*

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Posted 26 December 2001 - 10:07 AM

...within 100 feet or so your GPSR will begin to indicate a QSW (Quasi-Stationary Waypoint)

#7 Guest_HIltonfamily_*

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Posted 26 December 2001 - 10:19 AM

Hey...Directionally impaired is too close to DxChallenged....... :rolleyes

I think you should call it "Yugga Keen"
Short for what fearless tells us as he moves out of site......

YOU GOTTA KEEP MOVIN!!!

For the longest time I thought that he just wanted to leave me behind with the slower Hiltons. Then he had me stop with GPS....

I got a compass for Christmas!!

DxChallenged

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Posted 26 December 2001 - 11:59 AM

quote:
Originally posted by arffer:
Clayzation (in honor of ClayJar)



Isn't that how they did Rudolph? /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


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#9 Guest_Markwell_*

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Posted 26 December 2001 - 11:59 AM

quote:
Originally posted by arffer:
Clayzation (in honor of ClayJar)



Isn't that how they did Rudolph? Posted Image


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#10 Guest_ClayJar_*

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Posted 26 December 2001 - 12:38 PM

Well, I don't know exactly what to call the decoupled compass, but the process of walking around and around and around the cache is... gyrocaching. /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

#11 Guest_ClayJar_*

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Posted 26 December 2001 - 12:38 PM

Well, I don't know exactly what to call the decoupled compass, but the process of walking around and around and around the cache is... gyrocaching. Posted Image

#12 Guest_welch_*

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Posted 26 December 2001 - 01:12 PM

quote:
Originally posted by navdog:


The Bearing Blues



i second da "bearing blues"

that way you can explain the need for a regular compass to newbies by saying:
THIS WILL HAPPEN:

When you finally get within 100ft. of the cache, your gps is going to get the "bearing blues", and you'll have to do the "drunken-bee dance" to find the cache.

UNLESS YOU BRING A MAGNETIC COMPASS!

well you probly won't need the caps, but your get the idea....
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#13 Guest_Geoffrey_*

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Posted 26 December 2001 - 09:12 PM

I call that speed below 2.5 mph the POINTLESS SPEED.

Meaning that the GPS's compass cant point you in the right direction.

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#14 Guest_ClayJar_*

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Posted 26 December 2001 - 10:27 PM

Well, DUH! I feel stupid. The problem of the compass becoming decoupled is...

loose bearings!

#15 Guest_infosponge_*

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Posted 27 December 2001 - 03:46 AM

I always considered this situation as the GPSR coming down with RCI (recto-cranial inversion).

Then I learned the line-up-the-sun-indicator trick (on a Magellan, anyway) and now it's TFSA (time for solar alignment). Compass? Don't need no steenking compass!

#16 Guest_Prime Suspect_*

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Posted 27 December 2001 - 04:21 AM

The Heisenberg Maneuverer.

#17 Guest_MadGPS_*

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Posted 27 December 2001 - 04:36 AM

quote:
Originally posted by ClayJar:
Well, I don't know exactly what to call the decoupled compass, but the process of walking around and around and around the cache is... gyrocaching. /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif



And gyrocaching is cause by cachefever.That uncontrolable urge to find that cache creates a giant field around the person holding the receiver rendering it useless,thos,if still not to far gone by the cachefever side effects,having off little mind left intack,turns the receiver off and bring out the compass to ......... /infopop/emoticons/icon_redface.gif to get home and geocache another day.

MadGPS /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Posted 27 December 2001 - 04:36 AM

quote:
Originally posted by ClayJar:
Well, I don't know exactly what to call the decoupled compass, but the process of walking around and around and around the cache is... gyrocaching. Posted Image



And gyrocaching is cause by cachefever.That uncontrolable urge to find that cache creates a giant field around the person holding the receiver rendering it useless,thos,if still not to far gone by the cachefever side effects,having off little mind left intack,turns the receiver off and bring out the compass to ......... Posted Image to get home and geocache another day.

MadGPS Posted Image

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Posted 27 December 2001 - 11:51 PM

quote:
Originally posted by ClayJar:
Well, I don't know exactly what to call the decoupled compass, but the process of walking around and around and around the cache is... gyrocaching. /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif



My vote goes for this one!!!

#20 Guest_AlienMonnky_*

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Posted 27 December 2001 - 11:51 PM

quote:
Originally posted by ClayJar:
Well, I don't know exactly what to call the decoupled compass, but the process of walking around and around and around the cache is... gyrocaching. Posted Image



My vote goes for this one!!!

#21 Guest_ClayJar_*

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Posted 28 December 2001 - 12:28 AM

quote:
Remember to take a regular magnetic compass with you or else you might get loose bearings and start gyrocaching, and we all know how frustrating the drunken-bee dance can be. Oh, and if you've got a Magellan GPS 315 (+/-5), do the hula wave every so often.

Yep, I think that works.

#22 Guest_Pote_*

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Posted 09 January 2002 - 02:53 AM

I thought of this one while reading Ramness570's story about 2 caches within 250 feet...
"Cacheuration", sounds like saturation and refers to a condition when a park, suburb or other locale has too many caches.

#23 Guest_geospotter_*

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Posted 09 January 2002 - 03:39 AM

How about AWOL? All Waypoints Out of Lock(?) OK, I know that it is not technically correct, but I like the AWOL part!

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