Mark Baker on 2 Apr 2008 06:30:56 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] OT: GPS Recommendation Wanted

Hi Casey,

You may want to take a look at this article about GPS thefts in the 
city. GPS thefts have gone through the roof, especially in the 
Philadelphia area.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Casey Bralla []
> Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 8:14 PM
> To: Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List
> Subject: [PLUG] OT: GPS Recommendation Wanted
> I am planning on getting a GPS unit for my car.  I want to 
semi-permanently mount it on
> the dash, hard wiring the power supply into the vehicle.  (In other 
words, I'll hard
> wire around the cigarette lighter plug, and leave the plug into the 
GPS unit intact.)
> My desire is to have the GPS turn on automatically when I start the 
car (my cigarette
> lighter outlet shuts off with the car).
> However, I have noticed one huge problem:   Many GPS units require 
that you acknowledge
> a limit to liability whenever the unit turns on!
> This not only annoys me philosophically (how many other consumer goods 
will soon
> require a formal limit to liability release be approved before they 
will work????),
> but also means the unit won't work "automatically" unless I touch the 
control pad.
> Does anyone know of a good GPS unit that does **not** require constant 
> that I'm still supposed to watch where I'm driving and that it's not 
the GPS's fault
> if I drive into a tree?
> --
> Casey Bralla
> Chief Nerd in Residence
> The NerdWorld Organisation
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