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  1. Thread: Google Earth

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    They did the same with the Topsham/Bruniswick...

    They did the same with the Topsham/Bruniswick area recently. I can see my house now!

    Interestingly enough, the imagery reads (C)2006 but I would judge is at LEAST 5 years old, based on some of...
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    Making the Geocoin trackable on GC.com is also...

    Making the Geocoin trackable on GC.com is also the way Geocky went with their coins this year. My limited little tracking application is useful, to an extent, but certainly not able to compete with...
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    We'll be up in Brooklin for the weekend, planning...

    We'll be up in Brooklin for the weekend, planning on visiting the Blue Hill Fair.
  4. Thread: A Confession

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    The "suggested standard" that Geocky adopted a...

    The "suggested standard" that Geocky adopted a few years back is that a cache is a minimum 1.5 difficulty if it cannot be reached from a wheelchair or scooter on paved or hard level surface.

    Not...
  5. Thread: Myspace

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    I rarely use it (I much prefer LinkedIn for...

    I rarely use it (I much prefer LinkedIn for contact management), but here goes:

    http://www.myspace.com/natehoy
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    In other words (at least to some people)... trade...

    In other words (at least to some people)... trade items. :rolleyes:

    Wow! Look! A brand new GPS! Cool! What do I have to trade? Hmmm.. A bear, missing its tail, and... hey a couple of smashed...
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    Thanks for the tip! My wife and I won't be up...

    Thanks for the tip! My wife and I won't be up for a drive up to Bangor, but we might have to at least drop by a state park and take advantage.
  8. Thread: Gas War!

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    Until?!?! You mean they repealed the inheritance...

    Until?!?! You mean they repealed the inheritance tax? (grin)

    Seriously, I love being back home in Maine, hated to leave in the first place. But tax-wise, my favorite state was New Hampshire. ...
  9. Thread: Gas War!

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    I don't know how many of you use it, but...

    I don't know how many of you use it, but www.mainegasprices.com has a user-maintained database to keep track of the lowest fuel prices. They are part of a larger, US-wide site called...
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    I have placed a few caches that I started as...

    I have placed a few caches that I started as "members only" then opened up to the "general public" after some reasonable period (a month or so).

    My reason is that I support geocaching.com and I...
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    All part of the service, m'friend. You'll get my...

    All part of the service, m'friend. You'll get my bill for therapy later. As Lucy would say, "five cents, please". :)
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    Moderating is no fun, is it? I do it for a few...

    Moderating is no fun, is it? I do it for a few discussion boards, one of them for the Geocachers of Kentucky, and it can be a tough job.

    Tempers can flare far more easily on a forum than they do...
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    Proprietary rechargeable battery packs? No,...

    Proprietary rechargeable battery packs? No, thank you, I'll pass. I'll stick with standard-sized NiMH rechargeable cells as a power source.

    I can get a 4-pack of NiMH rechargeable batteries for...
  14. Thread: Whats in a name

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    Our last name is "Hoy", so we got exceptionally...

    Our last name is "Hoy", so we got exceptionally clever and joined under the username "Hoys". Amazingly clever and obscure, huh? :D
  15. Thread: Cool Link

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    That's a good story. Well-researched and the...

    That's a good story. Well-researched and the reporter even placed a new cache. How cool is that!?
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    Poll: I'm joining this conversation very late, I...

    I'm joining this conversation very late, I realize, and the organization is already forming. However, I feel that having an organization is vital to the future of Geocaching in Maine, and I think...
  17. Thread: Emails and AOL

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    Cancel an AOL account? I suppose it's possible,...

    Cancel an AOL account? I suppose it's possible, but AOL doesn't make it easy...

    Like this one woman, who is being charged for her late father's account even though he's been dead for 9 months. ...
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    Wow! What a great way to paint a container....

    Wow! What a great way to paint a container. Thanks for the tutorial.

    Now I need to get off my arse and get a couple done, and get some caches out there. ;)
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    I haven't been as active a participant of these...

    I haven't been as active a participant of these forums, or of Geocaching in Maine, as I should have over the last year. However, as one of the founding members of another organization (the...
  20. Thread: Geo Rallye - MGA

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    I had actually planned on attending this event,...

    I had actually planned on attending this event, but other obligations reared their heads like they do for most events I want to attend (grin), so I'll have to give this one a miss. :(

    Best of...
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    Interesting that "Tina" doesn't even bother to...

    Interesting that "Tina" doesn't even bother to hide her location (India), though I doubt that "Tina" is her real name. It may be similar to the first syllable in her name, though. ;)

    Hey, as ads...
  22. Thread: cache fatality

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    Those ammo cans are a pan in the butt to open...

    Those ammo cans are a pan in the butt to open sometimes, but, wow - thats just overkill.
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    Logical assumption, no offense taken or intended....

    Logical assumption, no offense taken or intended. I just wanted to make sure you weren't seeing something I wasn't.



    Agreed. I wanted to do things like password login, and in fact I was...
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    Vandalized? How so? There is a PHP bug that I...

    Vandalized? How so?

    There is a PHP bug that I haven't been able to track down, that causes garbage to be loaded into the database instead of user names sometimes. It's a mystery, and I'm not at...
  25. Thread: Maine caching

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    Looks like Bangor holds one every year, and one...

    Looks like Bangor holds one every year, and one in Southwest Harbor but that appears to be tied to a $110/night hotel.
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