(1) Garmin Streetpilot c510 3.5" Touchscreen GPS with 2009 US Maps
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The thing about GPS units is that you can
use them to provide a thorough simulation of the experience of knowing
where you're going. Without knowing where you're going.
if you're using a nice little number like the Garmin Streetpilot c510,
with its 3D map view and its auto re-route feature. Here's you, driving
along, dum-de-dum-de-dum, you aren't worried about the route. You're
not straining to read a map under inadequate streetlights in a sketchy
neighborhood. You didn't print out directions before you left home.
Shoot, you're not even all that alarmed if you miss a turn; you'll get
right back on track just as quick as an unexpected fart.
dangerous about this is that you may be taken in by the illusion. You
may forget that you do not, in fact, have any idea where you're going.
There you are, looking for all the world like a local with your
in-state plates and your casual demeanor. You're not craning to read
street signs or flagging down passers-by for directions. But you aren't
from around here. Bearings, you don't really have them. What you've got
is more like bearings-enhancement therapy. You hired it out. The clever
little doo-dad stuck to the inside of your windshield, that's your
escort service, showing you around town, creating an illusion that
you've got social ties here when really you're just a-passin' through.
Boy, you're lucky your GPS has the Garmin Lock™ anti-theft feature, because if someone took that thing away from you, you'd be screeewwwed.
Warranty: One year Garmin
Originally designed for European market and now retrofitted to 2009 US maps on a 2GB microSD card (comes with an SD adaptor)
Preprogrammed with City Navigator NT, providing street-level detail and addresses, plus listings of restaurants, hotels, ATMs, etc. (nearly 6 million POIs)
Map Scale: Screen-width scale 640 feet to 4,000 miles
Routes: Automatically calculated with turn-by-turn instructions
Automatic off-route recalc shows how to get back on track if you miss a turn or exit; a detour function enables routing around traffic problems or road construction
Voice: Navigation instructions and warnings
Waypoints: 500 with name and graphic symbol
Trip computer: Resettable odometer, timers, average and maximum speeds
Garmin Lock: When enabled, user must input PIN number to use device.
Backup feature allows user to associate a security location, which will unlock unit when within 50 meters of that location
Location-based content: Garmin Travel Guide™, SaversGuide® and custom points of interest (POIs) like safety cameras and school zones
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And so, hidden under the table, Jack heard the giant. The second the giant left the room, Jack ran for the giant's safe.
Five, Four, One." Jack whispered as he turned the dial. The safe opened
easily. For Jack had learned a valuable lesson in social engineering
from that man who bought his cow, and he was not about to waste it.
grabbed the magic harp and ran for the kitchen. The giant's cheesesteak
would certainly more than replace his cow and redeem him in the eyes of
the village All he had to do... was survive. Needle in hand, Jack began
to climb, preparing himself for the final battle.
And that was when the giant had his third and final heart attack. Remember, cheesesteaks can kill. Take it from Jack.
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Some families play board games together, or take bike rides, or rob
banks. Then there's the Hilarides family of Lindsay, California. They
make cheese. Tons of cheese. About 30 tons a year, to be exact.
all started when Central Valley dairy farmer Rob Hilarides and his wife
Jeannie decided to develop a family business that their daughters would
enjoy. Nine years later, Three Sisters Cheese has been featured in
magazines like Bon Appetit, and the Hilarides' daughter Marisa Simoes oversees the aforementioned 30 tons of annual farmstead cheese production.
Jealous? Here's how to bring your family closer together through the magic of cheese.
1. Get 9,000 cows.
2. Take a farmstead cheese class, like the one Rob and Marisa took back in 1999.
3. Taste every cheese you can get your hands on, like Rob, Jeannie, Marisa, and their other daughters Lindsay and Hannah did.
4. Build a state-of-the-art dairy complete with cheese room, milking parlor, and multiple cheese aging and storing rooms.
5. Milk the cows directly into the cheese vat. You'll need either some long tubes or some very limber cows.
Do the rest of the cheese-making stuff you learned about. This will
involve microbes, rennet, curds, whey, and possibly a tuffet.
If you've done it right, you'll now enjoy delicious artisanal cheeses
along with your family togetherness. In Three Sisters' case, those
cheeses are Serena, a hard cheese with some of the bite of Parmesan and
some of the sweet nuttiness of Gruyere; and Serenita, a creamier,
softer, mote delicately flavored variation that was accidentally
created from a botched batch of Serena.
Of course, that's a
lot of work. You could always skip to the end and just enjoy these two
pounds of Three Sisters Cheese. It'll be every bit as delicious. And
you won't argue over who has to clean up after all those cows.