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2013-11-19 04:51:12 PM
(C) we have a police state the flips out and overreacts to everything.

/the answer is always C
 
2013-11-19 05:06:58 PM
This is why I've slowed down on geocaching. People think it looks suspicious.

On another note, the article about this is as poorly written as a gun article typically. It wasn't a GPS receiver attached to the trash can, it was a package that was seemed out by people with gps receivers.
 
2013-11-19 05:09:54 PM
Sometimes I wonder just how little common sense people have. It's a strange package on a trash can at the end of a jetty. Who on earth would want to bomb the end of a jetty? Are there terrorists that don't believe coastline modification or something?
 
2013-11-19 05:20:45 PM

Fubini: Sometimes I wonder just how little common sense people have. It's a strange package on a trash can at the end of a jetty. Who on earth would want to bomb the end of a jetty? Are there terrorists that don't believe coastline modification or something?


They hate the cans!
 
2013-11-19 05:21:41 PM
Were they the Resistance or the Enlightened?
 
2013-11-19 05:21:54 PM

cambie: This is why I've slowed down on geocaching. People think it looks suspicious.


Don't be cowed so easily.
 
GBB
2013-11-19 05:21:59 PM

cambie: This is why I've slowed down on geocaching. People think it looks suspicious.

On another note, the article about this is as poorly written as a gun article typically. It wasn't a GPS receiver attached to the trash can, it was a package that was seemed out by people with gps receivers.


This just in: People have no clue how or why GPS works.  Possibly magic.  More at 11.
 
2013-11-19 05:22:08 PM

Fubini: Sometimes I wonder just how little common sense people have. It's a strange package on a trash can at the end of a jetty. Who on earth would want to bomb the end of a jetty? Are there terrorists that don't believe coastline modification or something?


The same people who think terrorists would bomb a Walmart parking lot in the middle of Wyoming, I guess.

I mean you just don't know about terrorists. They don't have any kind of reason for doing what they do, or purpose for their attacks, right?
 
2013-11-19 05:23:10 PM

MemeSlave: Were they the Resistance or the Enlightened?


Yep

/Enlightented
 
2013-11-19 05:23:55 PM

Fubini: Sometimes I wonder just how little common sense people have. It's a strange package on a trash can at the end of a jetty. Who on earth would want to bomb the end of a jetty? Are there terrorists that don't believe coastline modification or something?


2 things at work: "See something, say something" makes everything unusual a bomb to kill all the peoples. And, when you have a hammer (bomb squad) everything looks like a nail (bomb), so you run out your shiny toys, make the sirens go "woo woo" while you drive really fast, you put on your cool bomb suit, etc.
 
2013-11-19 05:24:11 PM

Raoul Eaton: Fubini: Sometimes I wonder just how little common sense people have. It's a strange package on a trash can at the end of a jetty. Who on earth would want to bomb the end of a jetty? Are there terrorists that don't believe coastline modification or something?

They hate the cans!



wonkette.com

/hot
 
2013-11-19 05:25:03 PM
I got the fear! I got the fear!
I got it right here! I got it right here!
 
2013-11-19 05:27:05 PM

J. Frank Parnell: cambie: This is why I've slowed down on geocaching. People think it looks suspicious.

Don't be cowed so easily.


To elaborate, you're only encouraging the climate of paranoia when people live in fear of doing perfectly normal things because some nut case might think you're up to no good. Screw those people and do what you want as long as you're not harming anyone. The truth will come out if that crazy person calls the police.
 
2013-11-19 05:30:05 PM
Listen, you soccer mom f*cks, when you plant a geocache, make it someplace that NORMAL PEOPLE DON'T GO TO.

Here's some helpful examples for you idiots:

Good - on top of a 70' pillar in the middle of the Potomac (Psycho Urban Cache #13)
Bad - taped to the water fountain at the local county park shelter
Good - on top of a 50' boulder that's half a mile from the trail, and requires technical gear to climb
Bad - in the bushes behind the post office
Good - in small cave in canyon wall, that requires single rope rappel to get to
Bad - partially concealed by bushes right by children's playground

See how that sh*t works? Is it really that f*cking difficult?
 
2013-11-19 05:30:45 PM
In my day, we "geocached" with markers and used maps and compasses to navigate. It was a Land Nav course in 1987... MCAS Beaufort. Of course, the Staffs got to drive, us enlisted and the noncoms had to walk.

Still... I finished 20 minutes before anybody else, with 100% right. Meanwhile, one of our staffs came in dead last with only half the nav points found correctly.

I'm thankful for GPS these days though. Much easier to find my way around new cities I used to travel to for work than my old "drive around until you find something interesting" method.
 
2013-11-19 05:37:23 PM

LesserEvil: In my day, we "geocached" with markers and used maps and compasses to navigate. It was a Land Nav course in 1987... MCAS Beaufort. Of course, the Staffs got to drive, us enlisted and the noncoms had to walk.

Still... I finished 20 minutes before anybody else, with 100% right. Meanwhile, one of our staffs came in dead last with only half the nav points found correctly.

I'm thankful for GPS these days though. Much easier to find my way around new cities I used to travel to for work than my old "drive around until you find something interesting" method.


Oh yeah? Well we had to walk through 10 feet of snow and use sextants. And we liked it!
 
2013-11-19 05:37:59 PM

ZeroPly: Listen, you soccer mom f*cks, when you plant a geocache, make it someplace that NORMAL PEOPLE DON'T GO TO.

Here's some helpful examples for you idiots:

Good - on top of a 70' pillar in the middle of the Potomac (Psycho Urban Cache #13)
Bad - taped to the water fountain at the local county park shelter
Good - on top of a 50' boulder that's half a mile from the trail, and requires technical gear to climb
Bad - in the bushes behind the post office
Good - in small cave in canyon wall, that requires single rope rappel to get to
Bad - partially concealed by bushes right by children's playground

See how that sh*t works? Is it really that f*cking difficult?


Or you could just properly mark the container as a Geocache and place it somewhere that is out of the way.  OR PLACE IT ON THE TOP OF MOUNT EVEREST!  Geez.
 
2013-11-19 05:39:14 PM
If it was the north side of the jetty then it must have been some old condobat who found it.  Only reason I ever had to go there was to eat at The Crow's Nest.


Now the south side is where all the cool peoples hang out.
 
2013-11-19 05:39:22 PM

LesserEvil: In my day, we "geocached" with markers and used maps and compasses to navigate. It was a Land Nav course in 1987... MCAS Beaufort. Of course, the Staffs got to drive, us enlisted and the noncoms had to walk.

Still... I finished 20 minutes before anybody else, with 100% right. Meanwhile, one of our staffs came in dead last with only half the nav points found correctly.

I'm thankful for GPS these days though. Much easier to find my way around new cities I used to travel to for work than my old "drive around until you find something interesting" method.


And when you do this, don't change the directions given in the next to the last coffee can so that they eventually have to send up helicopters to find those guys on the course behind you. Because while actually pretty hilarious it slows things down for getting the entire syllabus completed. And hey, those two guys behind me were from the Aviation Officer Candidate School, not the Aircrew Candidate School so they really kind of deserved it.
 
2013-11-19 05:43:43 PM

ZeroPly: Listen, you soccer mom f*cks, when you plant a geocache, make it someplace that NORMAL PEOPLE DON'T GO TO.

Here's some helpful examples for you idiots:

Good - on top of a 70' pillar in the middle of the Potomac (Psycho Urban Cache #13)


indy-adventures.net

Holy farking shiat.


/that was a bridge once
//geocachers prolly blew it up!
 
2013-11-19 05:44:54 PM

LesserEvil: In my day, we "geocached" with markers and used maps and compasses to navigate. It was a Land Nav course in 1987... MCAS Beaufort. Of course, the Staffs got to drive, us enlisted and the noncoms had to walk.

Still... I finished 20 minutes before anybody else, with 100% right. Meanwhile, one of our staffs came in dead last with only half the nav points found correctly.

I'm thankful for GPS these days though. Much easier to find my way around new cities I used to travel to for work than my old "drive around until you find something interesting" method.


There are quite a few Geocachers that do the map, compass, protractor method only but it is rather hard unless you have better than 1:50,000 scale maps of that area.

In regards to land nav courses, the hardest one I ever did was in Warrior Leaders Course in South Korea.  Uphill every way ;-)  First to finish!
 
2013-11-19 05:45:50 PM

MemeSlave: Were they the Resistance or the Enlightened?


lh3.ggpht.com

FOREVER!
 
2013-11-19 05:46:11 PM
I've never found a geocache with a GPS receiver in it. Used one to find the cache, sure...

/clueless fearmongers are fearmongery
 
2013-11-19 05:57:20 PM

Fubini: Sometimes I wonder just how little common sense people have. It's a strange package on a trash can at the end of a jetty. Who on earth would want to bomb the end of a jetty? Are there terrorists that don't believe coastline modification or something?


You obviously haven't read any Carl Hiaasen books.
 
2013-11-19 05:59:17 PM

LesserEvil: In my day, we "geocached" with markers and used maps and compasses to navigate.


These days that's called Orienteering.
 
2013-11-19 06:03:31 PM
So this is like a million teenagers hide a bag of poop and get grownups to look for it?
 
2013-11-19 06:10:27 PM

gerbilpox: LesserEvil: In my day, we "geocached" with markers and used maps and compasses to navigate. It was a Land Nav course in 1987... MCAS Beaufort. Of course, the Staffs got to drive, us enlisted and the noncoms had to walk.

Still... I finished 20 minutes before anybody else, with 100% right. Meanwhile, one of our staffs came in dead last with only half the nav points found correctly.

I'm thankful for GPS these days though. Much easier to find my way around new cities I used to travel to for work than my old "drive around until you find something interesting" method.

Oh yeah? Well we had to walk through 10 feet of snow and use sextants. And we liked it!


Look at Mr. Fancy Pants with his sextant.  In my day we used an Astrolabe and a plumb line, 80 feet under the ocean AND WE LOVED IT!
 
2013-11-19 06:12:35 PM

MemeSlave: Were they the Resistance or the Enlightened?



lh4.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-11-19 06:21:46 PM
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2013-11-19 06:23:26 PM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: (C) we have a police state the flips out and overreacts to everything.

/the answer is always C


asset1.cbsistatic.com
 
2013-11-19 06:23:59 PM
When I was delivering myrrh part time in college we used a single star, and we liked it that way!
 
2013-11-19 06:31:56 PM

GBB: cambie: This is why I've slowed down on geocaching. People think it looks suspicious.

On another note, the article about this is as poorly written as a gun article typically. It wasn't a GPS receiver attached to the trash can, it was a package that was seemed out by people with gps receivers.

This just in: People have no clue how or why GPS works.  Possibly magic.  More at 11.


Even seemingly smart people think that the gps device sends signals to satellites.
 
2013-11-19 06:37:03 PM

Russ1642: GBB: cambie: This is why I've slowed down on geocaching. People think it looks suspicious.

On another note, the article about this is as poorly written as a gun article typically. It wasn't a GPS receiver attached to the trash can, it was a package that was seemed out by people with gps receivers.

This just in: People have no clue how or why GPS works.  Possibly magic.  More at 11.

Even seemingly smart people think that the gps device sends signals to satellites.


How else are the space squirrels supposed to know you need directions?
 
2013-11-19 06:47:03 PM
If your geocache container gets a park shut down and the bomb squad called out, you're either doing it horribly wrong or totally awesome you're living in the cowardly police states of america


FFS, 35mm film canister caches have caused entire police departments to wet themselves and try to get their city terrified.

Osama's dead. America needs bring the remaing terrorists to justice. Cowards in blue uniforms with tin badges.
 
2013-11-19 06:53:20 PM

ZeroPly: Listen, you soccer mom f*cks, when you plant a geocache, make it someplace that NORMAL PEOPLE DON'T GO TO.

Here's some helpful examples for you idiots:

Good - on top of a 70' pillar in the middle of the Potomac (Psycho Urban Cache #13)
Bad - taped to the water fountain at the local county park shelter
Good - on top of a 50' boulder that's half a mile from the trail, and requires technical gear to climb
Bad - in the bushes behind the post office
Good - in small cave in canyon wall, that requires single rope rappel to get to
Bad - partially concealed by bushes right by children's playground

See how that sh*t works? Is it really that f*cking difficult?


I kind of agree, but they don't have to be quite as difficult to find. I do letter-boxing which isn't exactly the same since the hiding spot just has to be described. I've found some lodged under signs that nobody would find, one in a hollowed out library book at the public library, lodge under walking bridges, in roots of trees, etc. I mean, they are all little boxes that look like trash that have a note on them that says 'This is not trash!'. In general they are weathered and covered in dirt so you can tell they aren't a bomb. Plus all the ones I have found are in plastic tupperware containers- pretty much the most innocuous thing ever.
 
2013-11-19 06:54:51 PM

OnlyM3: If your geocache container gets a park shut down and the bomb squad called out, you're either doing it horribly wrong or totally awesome you're living in the cowardly police states of america

FFS, 35mm film canister caches have caused entire police departments to wet themselves and try to get their city terrified.

Osama's dead. America needs bring the remaing terrorists to justice. Cowards in blue uniforms with tin badges.


Not so CSB:

About 17~18 years ago, a convenience store near my parent's house was picketed by some busybody church group because they sold penthouse and hustler mags behind the counter. This church group came from a town 40 miles away, on the OTHER SIDE of Flint, MI, just to hassle customers and the clerks working the store. Eventually, the group left, and as the clerks were closing up for the night, they looked down and in front of the door was a small 35mm film canister. Thinking it was dropped off by some absent-minded customer, they brought it in... and opened it up. Poof. A cloud of dust popped out, and the dust ended up being concentrated pesticides (the kind used on farms). One of those asshole protesters, obviously, left this. The clerks got very sick and the entire store was contaminated. It never re-opened.

So yeah, a 35mm canister can be a big problem.
 
2013-11-19 07:06:43 PM
going caching tomorrow so im really getting a kick..
 
2013-11-19 07:15:40 PM

Enigmamf: Fubini: Sometimes I wonder just how little common sense people have. It's a strange package on a trash can at the end of a jetty. Who on earth would want to bomb the end of a jetty? Are there terrorists that don't believe coastline modification or something?

You obviously haven't read any Carl Hiaasen books.


Or Elmore Leonard.  Between him and Hiaasen, I see no need ever to go to Florida again now that the grandparents are gone.
 
2013-11-19 07:53:53 PM

LesserEvil: OnlyM3: If your geocache container gets a park shut down and the bomb squad called out, you're either doing it horribly wrong or totally awesome you're living in the cowardly police states of america

FFS, 35mm film canister caches have caused entire police departments to wet themselves and try to get their city terrified.

Osama's dead. America needs bring the remaing terrorists to justice. Cowards in blue uniforms with tin badges.

Not so CSB:

About 17~18 years ago, a convenience store near my parent's house was picketed by some busybody church group because they sold penthouse and hustler mags behind the counter. This church group came from a town 40 miles away, on the OTHER SIDE of Flint, MI, just to hassle customers and the clerks working the store. Eventually, the group left, and as the clerks were closing up for the night, they looked down and in front of the door was a small 35mm film canister. Thinking it was dropped off by some absent-minded customer, they brought it in... and opened it up. Poof. A cloud of dust popped out, and the dust ended up being concentrated pesticides (the kind used on farms). One of those asshole protesters, obviously, left this. The clerks got very sick and the entire store was contaminated. It never re-opened.

So yeah, a 35mm canister can be a big problem.


Anything can cause a big problem if it's FILLED WITH PESTICIDE.

The problem is the filling, not the container.
 
2013-11-19 08:08:36 PM

OnlyM3: FFS, 35mm film canister caches have caused entire police departments to wet themselves and try to get their city terrified.


Especially mine. I keep pot in them.
 
2013-11-19 08:49:24 PM
wouldn't be surprised if it was reported by a geo-troll like Space Bison seems to be. someone who thinks no one should be able to have fun unless it is approved by the normality police that wear anally lodged retractable batons to give themselves a "Normal posture"
 
2013-11-19 09:25:23 PM

LesserEvil: In my day, we "geocached" with markers and used maps and compasses to navigate. It was a Land Nav course in 1987... MCAS Beaufort. Of course, the Staffs got to drive, us enlisted and the noncoms had to walk.

Still... I finished 20 minutes before anybody else, with 100% right. Meanwhile, one of our staffs came in dead last with only half the nav points found correctly.

I'm thankful for GPS these days though. Much easier to find my way around new cities I used to travel to for work than my old "drive around until you find something interesting" method.


The most dangerous thing in the world is a second lieutenant with a map and compass.  Even us civilians know this
 
2013-11-19 09:30:36 PM

Smeggy Smurf: LesserEvil: In my day, we "geocached" with markers and used maps and compasses to navigate. It was a Land Nav course in 1987... MCAS Beaufort. Of course, the Staffs got to drive, us enlisted and the noncoms had to walk.

Still... I finished 20 minutes before anybody else, with 100% right. Meanwhile, one of our staffs came in dead last with only half the nav points found correctly.

I'm thankful for GPS these days though. Much easier to find my way around new cities I used to travel to for work than my old "drive around until you find something interesting" method.

The most dangerous thing in the world is a second lieutenant with a map and compass.  Even us civilians know this


We always said that this patch (4th Infantry Division) was four lieutenants pointing north.

d2jxk7u2ol2fk7.cloudfront.net
 
2013-11-19 09:52:41 PM

CJHardin: Smeggy Smurf: LesserEvil: In my day, we "geocached" with markers and used maps and compasses to navigate. It was a Land Nav course in 1987... MCAS Beaufort. Of course, the Staffs got to drive, us enlisted and the noncoms had to walk.

Still... I finished 20 minutes before anybody else, with 100% right. Meanwhile, one of our staffs came in dead last with only half the nav points found correctly.

I'm thankful for GPS these days though. Much easier to find my way around new cities I used to travel to for work than my old "drive around until you find something interesting" method.

The most dangerous thing in the world is a second lieutenant with a map and compass.  Even us civilians know this

We always said that this patch (4th Infantry Division) was four lieutenants pointing north.

[d2jxk7u2ol2fk7.cloudfront.net image 300x293]


Ours was 12 2LTs pointing north
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-11-19 10:05:53 PM
I keep my letterbox caches in pressure cookers..
 
2013-11-19 10:19:12 PM

ZeroPly: Listen, you soccer mom f*cks, when you plant a geocache, make it someplace that NORMAL PEOPLE DON'T GO TO.

Here's some helpful examples for you idiots:

Good - on top of a 70' pillar in the middle of the Potomac (Psycho Urban Cache #13)
Bad - taped to the water fountain at the local county park shelter
Good - on top of a 50' boulder that's half a mile from the trail, and requires technical gear to climb
Bad - in the bushes behind the post office
Good - in small cave in canyon wall, that requires single rope rappel to get to
Bad - partially concealed by bushes right by children's playground

See how that sh*t works? Is it really that f*cking difficult?


What a pussy.

Here ya go.
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-19 10:31:57 PM

spidermilk: ZeroPly: Listen, you soccer mom f*cks, when you plant a geocache, make it someplace that NORMAL PEOPLE DON'T GO TO.

Here's some helpful examples for you idiots:

Good - on top of a 70' pillar in the middle of the Potomac (Psycho Urban Cache #13)
Bad - taped to the water fountain at the local county park shelter
Good - on top of a 50' boulder that's half a mile from the trail, and requires technical gear to climb
Bad - in the bushes behind the post office
Good - in small cave in canyon wall, that requires single rope rappel to get to
Bad - partially concealed by bushes right by children's playground

See how that sh*t works? Is it really that f*cking difficult?

I kind of agree, but they don't have to be quite as difficult to find. I do letter-boxing which isn't exactly the same since the hiding spot just has to be described. I've found some lodged under signs that nobody would find, one in a hollowed out library book at the public library, lodge under walking bridges, in roots of trees, etc. I mean, they are all little boxes that look like trash that have a note on them that says 'This is not trash!'. In general they are weathered and covered in dirt so you can tell they aren't a bomb. Plus all the ones I have found are in plastic tupperware containers- pretty much the most innocuous thing ever.


Light Brite shut down a city.
 
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