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Postby x9200 » Wed, 03 Sep 2014 1:06 pm

nakatago wrote:
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nakatago wrote:I should run a script on my phone such that if it detects sudden shifts in altitudes, it would make an emergency call.

Also, a duress button.


Or deviates off course. You can find the standard course on the airline tracking websites.


Sadly, I don't think phone GPS would work inside an aluminum tube. And I read somewhere that consumer GPS chips are disabled once they reach a certain altitude/speed anyway (to prevent them being used for ICBMs).


Not true 1.5x at least for a true GPS (not AGPS). I used many times my Garmin eTrex during the flights and the only thing to remember was to get the fix before the plane starts. After it started to move it was not possible. The GPS has to be located in the vicinity of the window. The net pocket at the back of the window seat was often good enough.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 03 Sep 2014 1:16 pm

x9200 wrote:Not true 1.5x at least for a true GPS (not AGPS). I used many times my Garmin eTrex during the flights and the only thing to remember was to get the fix before the plane starts. After it started to move it was not possible. The GPS has to be located in the vicinity of the window. The net pocket at the back of the window seat was often good enough.


That's what I meant. I've played enough Ingress to know that I'll need a window, aside from the GPS issues my phone occasionally experiences.

And I prefer and reserved aisle seats for long flights.

So yeah, phone GPS is pretty much gonna be useless.

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 03 Sep 2014 5:50 pm

nakatago wrote:
x9200 wrote:Not true 1.5x at least for a true GPS (not AGPS). I used many times my Garmin eTrex during the flights and the only thing to remember was to get the fix before the plane starts. After it started to move it was not possible. The GPS has to be located in the vicinity of the window. The net pocket at the back of the window seat was often good enough.


That's what I meant. I've played enough Ingress to know that I'll need a window, aside from the GPS issues my phone occasionally experiences.

And I prefer and reserved aisle seats for long flights.

So yeah, phone GPS is pretty much gonna be useless.

You don't care about your own safety why are you bothered with the GPS readings?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 03 Sep 2014 8:58 pm

nakatago wrote:Sadly, I don't think phone GPS would work inside an aluminum tube. And I read somewhere that consumer GPS chips are disabled once they reach a certain altitude/speed anyway (to prevent them being used for ICBMs). :(


I've not tried it at FL 33 but at lower levels such as SIN-KUL runs, I've been able to place my Samsung GS II next to the window and get a signal. There have also been times when I have not been able to get a signal.

However, the comment overall was rather said tongue in cheek.

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 04 Sep 2014 7:28 am

x9200 wrote:
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x9200 wrote:Not true 1.5x at least for a true GPS (not AGPS). I used many times my Garmin eTrex during the flights and the only thing to remember was to get the fix before the plane starts. After it started to move it was not possible. The GPS has to be located in the vicinity of the window. The net pocket at the back of the window seat was often good enough.


That's what I meant. I've played enough Ingress to know that I'll need a window, aside from the GPS issues my phone occasionally experiences.

And I prefer and reserved aisle seats for long flights.

So yeah, phone GPS is pretty much gonna be useless.

You don't care about your own safety why are you bothered with the GPS readings?


Risk assessment, man. Risk assessment.

Also if there will be a hole in the wall, it will be the window seat who goes first. I'll have a few fractions of a second as a buffer.

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 04 Sep 2014 9:29 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:.
The Red Dot Museum is the old Police Department (I've not been down there for a number of years now as the MOM department has moved from across the street to their new location now. Interesting as that is where I got my US Driver's license converted way, way back in 1983. The 'Maxwell Chambers' used to be known as The White House and was the home of Foster-Wheeler in Singapore. Old stomping grounds as I worked in IP from around 1988 to around 2004. I see the restaurant is in the the Maxwell Chambers building so that's just opposite the TJP MRT station. Good find! ?


I too got my DL converted in Maxwell Road, the paper print out, and did a few months with FW too!!!!
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Risk assessment, man. Risk assessment.

Also if there will be a hole in the wall, it will be the window seat who goes first. I'll have a few fractions of a second as a buffer.


LOL!!!!!

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Postby GSM8 » Thu, 04 Sep 2014 9:42 am

ecureilx wrote:
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Risk assessment, man. Risk assessment.

Also if there will be a hole in the wall, it will be the window seat who goes first. I'll have a few fractions of a second as a buffer.


LOL!!!!!

On the other hand one is more likely to be taken hostage by a hijacker if they are in the aisle seat (but don't worry, that other guy in the red tie with Armani suit will be picked up first) :twisted:

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:11 am

GSM8 wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
nakatago wrote:]

Risk assessment, man. Risk assessment.

Also if there will be a hole in the wall, it will be the window seat who goes first. I'll have a few fractions of a second as a buffer.


LOL!!!!!

On the other hand one is more likely to be taken hostage by a hijacker if they are in the aisle seat (but don't worry, that other guy in the red tie with Armani suit will be picked up first) :twisted:


The schlub who couldn't help but fly with MH isn't a good target for hijackers.

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Postby Steve1960 » Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:47 am

The 12th September meet seems to have got somewhat off track :wink:

I don't know the drinking holes as well as many of you but happy to move away from Boat Quay / Clarke Quay area as I have done that many times.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:00 pm

Are there any open questions needing consideration?

I think for the overall convenience any location needs to be central.

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Postby nutnut » Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:02 pm

I have only had a few things off the menu there SMS, wings and spring rolls, they have a few beers can't remember what, but the prices of things is the best! there is no outdoor seating though.

http://www.fivebar.sg/

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_R ... apore.html

https://www.facebook.com/Fivevietbistrobar

Some pages for this place.

It was actually BillyB that found it and he and I have been there a couple of times. We should phone ahead to make sure they aren't booked out though, they had a singles night on there last time I went with some other friends and it was packed.

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Postby Hannieroo » Thu, 04 Sep 2014 8:44 pm

Sorry I didn't see.

I can't, I don't have one free Friday this month. Have fun.

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Postby BillyB » Mon, 08 Sep 2014 1:04 pm

These keep coinciding with my travels!

I'm back early October, so can we fix up another gathering for Fri, 9th Oct or Sat, 10th Oct, or the following weekend?

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 08 Sep 2014 1:24 pm

BillyB wrote:These keep coinciding with my travels!


...and yet you still imagine it's just a coincidence?

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Postby BillyB » Mon, 08 Sep 2014 1:33 pm

JR8 wrote:
BillyB wrote:These keep coinciding with my travels!


...and yet you still imagine it's just a coincidence?


You're just bitter because the blue oyster is closed for renovation at the moment and you're not getting any goatse action!


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