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Scott Francis Baker


September 29th, 2001

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife unless you in turn are willing to share thine own wife with him @ 01:05 am

Dave and Isaac and I went to lunch today at Subway. I've never seen anyone wrap a sandwich as the guy did today. Isaac made the comment that he was practicing for the Subway Olympics. It was bare sandwich, to sandwich wrapped in wax paper in .0001 seconds. It was amazing! That along with the girl with earbrows to her cheeks, was an interesting lunch.

Afterwards Dave had to get back to work, so just Sackman and I went to Fry's. Had no agenda, just wandered around. They had some "Door to Door" mapping software for $10. I figured for $10 I couldn't go wrong. Help me look for houses or something. So installed it and spent about 3 hours playing with it. It's awesome! Maps the whole U.S. and it's really detailed. Makes decent driving directions and it's pretty quick. It has support for a GPS for input and now I really wanna get one. Maybe just a cheap one, $100 or so. That'd be a really cool toy to have.

Isaac and I were discussing the technical aspects of how GPSs must work and how cool it would be to have one. Fry's sometimes advertises a cheapy for like $70 or $80, maybe I'll look into it.

Forgot to mention that Connie came and wandered around our department asking all kinds of questions and getting a feel for things. I think it went really well, it will be really good working for her I think. It will take some adaption, but it should be a good working relationship. Plus she's a really cool lady.
 
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From:unsuffer
Date:September 29th, 2001 05:10 am (UTC)

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if you're looking for a slick gps, you should get one for a handspring - they dropped their prices on their visors big time because of their new models. now you can have a gps that lets you turn on your tv, play games, and attempt to organize your life.
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From:muerte
Date:September 29th, 2001 08:33 am (UTC)

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Which models work as a GPS?
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From:way2tired
Date:September 29th, 2001 05:37 am (UTC)
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Gps works through triangulation.

24 satellites in stationary orbit (going around the earth the same speed as the earth turns).

A good gps can usually "talk to" 3 or 4 at once, and say "I'm this far from you, and this far from you, and this far from you, so I must be here"
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From:xaotica
Date:September 29th, 2001 01:58 pm (UTC)
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what does it do that mapquest.com doesn't?

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From:muerte
Date:September 30th, 2001 09:25 pm (UTC)
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It's much faster, and the maps it prints are much more detailed.

Scott Francis Baker