yeah. however, on this old mac, those might not render properly. I need to put 
my new mac mini online.

-eric

On Apr 13, 2018, at 5:09 PM, Bill Gallik wrote:

> Eric,
> 
> I will gladly take responsibility for the misunderstanding because the Emoji 
> features here would have made it much more clear that my post was intended as 
> a joke had I bothered to include one! 🤔
> 
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> 
> 
> On Apr 13, 2018, at 10:45 AM, Eric Oyen <eric.o...@icloud.com> wrote:
> 
> unfortunately, given some "features" of my psyche, some kinds of humor are 
> not comprehended. :( it's part and parcel of being on the   spectrum. It's 
> also probably why it is that I am so good at technology related items. 
> 
> anyway, on the technical end of things, the nearest thing I can figure on the 
> daily (and always inside the same 2 hour window) is that I am seeing a 
> reflection of signal off an aircraft in the aircraft control corridor that 
> exists from here to california. in any case, it makes for an interesting math 
> problem. :)
> 
> -eric
> 
> On Apr 13, 2018, at 8:29 AM, Bill Gallik wrote:
> 
>> That was intended to be a joke! 😯            
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>> On Apr 13, 2018, at 10:19 AM, Eric Oyen <eric.o...@icloud.com> wrote:
>> 
>> um, that is not exactly the way that GPS works. In order for this "hand off" 
>> to occur, there would also have to be interaction from the device to the 
>> sats and there just isn't the spectrum space or bandwidth to handle several 
>> tens of millions of devices simultaneously. the gPS units on the ground are 
>> strictly receivers.
>> 
>> -eric
>> 
>> On Apr 13, 2018, at 7:12 AM, Bill Gallik wrote:
>> 
>>> Given what Eric wrote about his GPS “speed of light” experience, I have to 
>>> wonder if Eric is not sitting on the cusp of two separate satellites that 
>>> are continually “handing off” his device to each other.  Just a thought.
>>> 
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>>> On Apr 13, 2018, at 4:01 AM, Eric Oyen <eric.o...@icloud.com        > wrote:
>>> 
>>> you should see what happens with my phone sometimes. I will have it sitting 
>>> here on the desk and all of the sudden, it goes into do not disturb mode. 
>>> 
>>> So, I opened up one of the gPS apps I have (Navigon in this case) and left 
>>> it run. when the Do Not Disturb popped up, I grabbed the phone and checked 
>>> how far it allegedly moved. Here's the real kicker, for 2 minutes, it 
>>> traveled 1000 feet to the west at 672 mph, then proceeded 2000 feet to the 
>>> east at 672 mph and went back and forth like that for 3 minutes. Yet, the 
>>> phone physically didn't move.
>>> 
>>> The two things I noted about this:
>>> 1. the direction was always east and west
>>> 2. the speed of transit is always that of a jet aircraft at full cruise I 
>>> think when it happens again, I am going to call up a friend of mine at sky 
>>> harbor airport ops  and find out if there is any air traffic transiting the 
>>> space above me at 30k feet going either east or west I have already checked 
>>> with a ham radio sat tracker program I have here, so I know where the GPS 
>>> sats are in near real time. If what I think is happening really is, then it 
>>> would be possible to know when something is overflying my place. :)
>>> 
>>> -Eric
>>> 
>>> On Apr 12, 2018, at 11:30 PM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
>>> 
>>>> GPS accuracy is going to be about 15 feet at best and sitting inside does 
>>>> not give you good signal quality. The GPS signal is very weak, I read an 
>>>> article once where they compared it with looking at a Christmas light that 
>>>> is up on a satellite in space. Nowadays the receives are very good and 
>>>> sensitive, I remember when I first had my retail store 18 years ago and 
>>>> sold Garmin GPS units you often would not get a signal under heavy tree 
>>>> cover or if you were in a narrow valley and even nowadays the accuracy can 
>>>> go way down the tube if you are in a big city with lots of highrise 
>>>> building around you. GPS is fantastic, but you have to be aware of its 
>>>> limitations and factor them in.
>>>> 
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: viphone@googlegroups.com <viphone@googlegroups.com> On Behalf Of 
>>>> Donald Raikes
>>>> Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2018 10:07 AM
>>>> To: viphone@googlegroups.com
>>>> Subject: Re: where am I
>>>> 
>>>> Sitting at my desk in my house, siri tells me I am next door so how 
>>>> reliable is she ;-)
>>>> 
>>>> On 4/12/18, Eric Oyen <eric.o...@icloud.com> wrote:
>>>>> there is an app called "where the hell am I". It's free on the apple 
>>>>> appstore and it works nicely.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Also, you can always ask the voice agent (Siri on the iPhone) your 
>>>>> location.
>>>>> 
>>>>> -eric
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Apr 12, 2018, at 9:42 AM, Donald Raikes wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> This may be a "silly" question, but I figured I would ask it since 
>>>>>> others may not know as well.
>>>>>> When I am out taking our grand dog for a walk, I would like my IPhone 
>>>>>> to help me determine when I am back home.  Our house is in the middle 
>>>>>> of the block, and when I am out with my cane I count the mail boxes 
>>>>>> to determine when I am at our house, but when walking the dog, she 
>>>>>> doesn't allow me to count the mailboxes she just guides me arround 
>>>>>> them (without any formal training).
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Also if we go a different route, and approach from accross the street 
>>>>>> I woul d like to know when we are accross from the house.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Is there a simple way to have my phone tell me that we are at home?
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Any tips would be appreciated.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Don
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