User talk:Dunstergirl

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Welcome to Geohashing. Don't worry too much about the accessibility: That's often an issue here in the Pacific NW. You get credit for trying to get there, and the stories are often just as good, if not better! Jiml 14:19, 4 March 2012 (EST)

  • Thanks for fixing my spelling error in the Raush Valley. Is that your graticule? -Robyn 20:28, 4 March 2012 (EST)

Ah, not sure how to reply but yes, that is mine.

Usually it is hard to get even the 4th decimal correct. There are different schools of though how near you should be. My GPS in my phone says it has an accuracy of 1-2m but it lies and bounces around when I'm standing still. So I and many others just say within 10m is good enough. Remember not even google maps is exact down to more than 2m. Oh, and you can definitely claim a MNIMB-ribbon for getting the car stuck and hiking through that amount of snow. Look here 2012-01-29_60_15. -- Cjk 09:27, 5 March 2012 (EST)

Usually we say that you should be within 10m (a very rough estimate for how accurate a GPS can be even in suboptimal conditions), and you should be reasonably certain that the geohash can be on your side of any obstacles. It's all a game. If your GPS fails in the middle of an empty field close to the hash, you can still walk a big circle and claim you have been reasonably close. If it's on the other side of that canyon, while your GPS gives 20m, maybe settle for a consolation prize ribbon. Failing is part of the game. The important part is the adventure. :) -- relet 09:33, 5 March 2012 (EST)

TY guys, I think I got close enuf. Probably even walked over it but it's difficult to snowshoe AND watch the GPS at the same time (I was terrified that I would break it). And TY Cjk I have claimed a MNIMB ribbon.

Oh and then changed my mind about that MNIMB ribbon as it wasn't THAT epic, just snow and shit, we are used to that here. If I get to a point halfway up one of these mountains sometime perhaps I will claim one.

Yeah! People in the Grande Cache graticule take what other people consider epic treks through the snow as all in a day's work. Send me an e-mail now and again reminding me to breathe while waiting for your next adventure! -Robyn 00:12, 6 March 2012 (EST)

grin. will do.

Writing IPCC reports / AR5: That's crazy - I'm actually an atmospheric scientist grad student who works on related issues. What's your role in the whole thing? As it happens, I'm at a workshop in Honolulu for AR5 WG1 oriented research right now - presenting a poster on Thursday on future precipitation changes in climate models. Hoping for a reachable Oahu hashpoint this week! --OtherJack 03:44, 7 March 2012 (EST)

Actually I edit them, my job to fix bad grammar/typos/abysmal writing, ask did you really mean this?, and make sure terminology is consistent from chapter to chapter. I'm probably the only person in the world who has read those reports (the ones I've done) cover to cover, and weird as it may sound, I mostly LOVE it as long as I don't think too hard about what I am reading (then depression sets in). -- dunstergirl 06:02, 7 March 2012 (EST)
Heh... I'm glad someone loves doing that! OtherJack 13:13, 7 March 2012 (EST)