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Old 19 July 2004, 06:54   #1
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Just how big'a nerd are you.......

.....I mean we ! Lets see.

"TomTom Go" anyone got one and how would you rate it - for the car of course not the boat !

First decent responce gets my "credibility" allowance for today !
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Old 19 July 2004, 07:04   #2
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Tom Tom Go

Me Me Went...

to get it
To add to his other gadgets,
But he threw it from a great height
When it told him to turn right
To the Home for Terminally Sad Gits.



P.S. I know - that deserves a red blob.
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Old 19 July 2004, 07:34   #3
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To the contary.........

"P.S. I know - that deserves a red blob". [/QUOTE]



There was a young gal who I thought was my pal,
Her name is Lou' and she's a boat called "Blue' "
But instead of being nice,
She's a tongue like "Ice"
So whats a man to do when someones as nasty as you - Lou !
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I was having a look at the TomTom Go at this year's motorshow - looked excellent, but having read some reviews on a satnav forum it appears they're prone to some teething problems and it got a bit of a slagging. Having said that the PDA's with satnav sleeves also got a fair amount of slating, particularly those incorporating Bluetooth technology.

One of the favourite stand-alone satnav systems appears to be the Navman icn620, or 630 if you want Europe-wide coverage, although at around £800 they are more expensive than the TomTom Go. I'm sure TomTom will fix the problems soon enough, it's just the same tedious old story about products being released prematurely into the marketplace before they've been developed sufficiently.

Anyway, why the hell do you need a satnav system, Graeme, you only travel to the office during the week and Abersoch at weekends? Can't believe you get lost going there after 25 years.
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There was a young gal who I thought was my pal,
Her name is Lou' and she's a boat called "Blue' "
But instead of being nice,
She's a tonge like "Ice"
So whats a man to do when someones as nasty as you - Lou !
Nice one!

And how did we know Phil would reply to this!!!!
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Because.......

And how did we know Phil would reply to this!!!!

........he's a bigger nerd and gadget fan than most.

Phil - Phil - Phil, you should know by now that if someone shows me something new I've just got to have it. Unfortunately I've heard the same stories and as they're not yet avalible in the major retailers I'm a little weary of buying on ebay and the like for fear of not being able to return it if I'm not happy.

Still, £800 for the Navman is a little steep for me where as £450ish is about bearable for a gizzmo of this kind. Catch ya soon - Nerd
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MeMe get a Garmin - they talk and everything AND they're made for the job!
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I have just changerd from an IPAQ based GPS to the Navman iC630. Should have done it years ago, much more reliable and quicker to calculate / reclculate routes (handy if you can't follow instructions well).

Also you can change the voice of the nice lady telling you where to go you can have a nice man if you want (seems more natural somehow).

On a more serious note th design of stand alone units alow them to be placed much closer to the windscreen, therefore giving the unit a better view of the satellites. With the IPAQ I once had my darling wife holding the unit out of the car sunroof trying to get a signal.
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Worth noting, too, that the stand-alone units will normally require an external aerial if you've got a heated front windscreen since the elements contained therein affect satellite reception.

By the way Graeme, you may be interested to know that I saw a Class 37 diesel locomotive on the way to work this morning, resplendent as it was in its blue and yellow livery. Unfortunately, having left my anorak and notebook at home I was unable to record the serial number, although I remain convinced it was a new sighting. Previous examples have always featured a heavily tinted cab window but this one was significantly lighter in hue, leading me to conclude that this may have been one of the last locomotives to be produced. You know, I'm feeling really rather excited about the whole thing.
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Well I'm most disappointed.......

.....with you Phil, for a moment there I thought you had infact spotted that "dodo" of sites the "Class 37a" - to be precise. How upset I was to hear you were unable to determine it's true origins, however, as you rightly point out, the hue of the bronzing to the side quarter lights always give an indication of the "a" as opposed to the straight "Class 37".

Just in case you need further clarification I've attached a prized picture of the same.
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Worth noting, too, that the stand-alone units will normally require an external aerial if you've got a heated front windscreen since the elements contained therein affect satellite reception.
It does warn about this on the packaging, but my Discovery has the heated screen and my Navman iC630 works ok, so it maybe worth trying one out if the salesman will let you.
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Here's one I'm.........

......also very proud of. I managed to sweet talk a G.W.R Track Official (Badge No 7887264) who very kindly allowed me access to a "Staff Only" restricted area of Euston Station where I managed to snap this shot of the newly recoved and renovated roof. If you require exact dimensions, number of labour hours and materials used, feel free to ask.
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Well, it's done.........

.....the orders placed (TOMTOM GO), being despatched tomorrow, in hand for the weekend. I'll let you know how I get on.

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P D........I seem to recall your mocking remarks some time ago which went something along the line of "here he goes again, another wothless question culminating in a "no purchase situation", well..........People in Glass Houses !!!!!!!
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Thank you for enclosing those simply delightful photos, and congratulations on gaining access to such an exciting viewpoint on Euston Station's roof. Interestingly, GWR official badges with the '788' serial number prefix were unique in having an unusually high pewter content and nowadays are highly sought after amongst the railway cognoscenti.

I have attached a fascinating link to my own commuter station, Liverpool Street, which following extensive refurbishment in recent times now boasts one of the finest concourses seen in Britain. I do hope you enjoy the video as much as I did.

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And since you're a mate, I'll even show you one of my hottest X-rated vids, which if my mum finds means I'm dead meat.

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Oh Phill, how cruel of you.......

.........upon opening the above attachment I was immediately transported back to the shocking moment depicted during the 1968 classic "The Railway Children" (Directed by Julia Smith - Starring Jenny Agutter, Gillian Baily and the late great Fred Treves), when the 14.24 from London steams from the tunnel heading straight toward the fallen tree.

As you are very well aware I suffered tremendous bout of stress follwing the release of this film and still today find myself under the counsel from one of Manchester leading Psychiatrists, you're so cruel.
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Ooooh, you little tease. How did you know that Jenny Agutter was my childhood pin-up? I hope the following picture relieves your stress somewhat - it certainly does mine
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She always was a ........

...pin-up to the friends of dorothy !!!!
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