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News NZ police alterted to Geocaching

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 14 Feb 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Brooxy

    Brooxy Like a boss (but not a boss)

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  3. Arkanrais

    Arkanrais New Member

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    never heard of this before. anyway
    "you and your 'third dimension'. we have 5....thousand. thats right. don't question it."
     
  4. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    As far as I am aware, Geocaching is basically the same as Orienteering, but with a GPS instead of map & compass?
     
  5. Flyingsheep

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    I've gone geocaching before. It's pretty cool, but the cache I found was in the most annoying spot; underneath a small bridge which went over a pond. I got all wet.
     
  6. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    > it's always worth thinking about how your hobby would look to an outsider –
    > especially if that outsider might be armed

    Er, no. This, as NZ and to some extent the US, is a free country. I will go where I please and do as I please within the law, and I will be unconcerned, within reason, as to others' reactions. The police are increasingly taking a code-napoleon attitude to this sort of thing - if we don't understand it, it's a crime - and have more than adequately proved in this example that they neither listen nor care to listen.

    Again the terrorism mallet is being waved threateningly. If we begin (ha, as if we haven't!) to erode our civil liberties in exactly this way, they win.
     
  7. Mentai

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    So there was a misunderstanding... I don't have a problem with the cops questioning something they don't understand, and if they stop listening after they realise it's harmless. Meh.

    NZ cops don't carry guns anyway, and it's their job, as far as I'm concerned, to check out anything suspicious. Better to be safe than sorry.
     
  8. Phil Rhodes

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    For an hour and a half?
     
  9. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Sounds like a fascinating hobby - I'd love to give it a go sometime. :D
     
  10. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    Im shocked they dont understand, i mean they dont understand this, boy racing, drugs, wait.... what do they understand?

    Most dont
     
  11. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    stupid double post
     
  12. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    I actually go geocaching.
    It a great way of getting people who woudn't ever go for a stroll off into the woods "Adventurehunting".
    (This includes myself...
    "lets go for a walk...meeh, lets take the car"
    "lets go for a geocache...Wohoo! Geocache!)

    And yes, I've spent time investigating every nook and crannie of a bridge (looking for a filmbox) that would look very suspicious to an outsider.

    ;-)

    Xir
     
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