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  1. Overall it looks great. Is there anyway to get the posts to fill the whole width all the time? I'm running Windows 7 w/ the latest version of Firefox and the actual posts only use about 1/3 of the width of my screen which I find really inefficient (lots of vertical scrolling to read a thread). On the right side at the top of each page is a column that contains "Posts, Images, Birthdays, etc") which I don't really care about - and that space is then blank as I scroll down. Is there any way to turn that off? ps: It looks to me like it's one of the style sheet width settings. If I narro
  2. Any decent golf GPS is going to use WAAS which has been consistently shown to provide ~1 m accuracy in the CONUS: http://www.nstb.tc.faa.gov/REPORTS/waaspan17.pdf My golf GPS might not be as good as the receivers used in the study but given the spot checks I've done against lasers, I'm more than happy to keep using mine.
  3. I've really been enjoying using my Game Golf device this year. The best feature for me are the club stats that show dispersions and averages. Knowing what my normal dispersion is with a mid-iron for example really teaches me about where I need to be aiming to maximize my scoring (which is really minimizing big numbers for me). The current problem w/ these stats is that you have to play a lot of rounds to get good numbers and a few wild/bad/crazy shots can throw off the stats. So what I'd like to see are: - A way to manually remove a shot from the stats. double click, right click,
  4. I think that the real issue is that the CA farming areas that aren't really "farm friendly". 80% of CA's water goes to irrigation for agriculture. So even if every person cut their water usage by 50%, that's only a 10% reduction in total usage which isn't anywhere close to enough to help with the drought. Until the CA legislature gets serious about taking on the farmers and reworking the water rights craziness we have, nothing is going to happen. And yes, I know that means we'll pay more for food - and I think that's OK because that's the actual cost to produce the food. We've been subsidi
  5. I don't think so at all. I really don't want to carry my phone around the golf course - and where am I supposed to put my phone if it's raining? Game golf requires that I tag something - but I think that's a good thing. Adding shots w/ the web interface for the times I forget to tag seems a lot easier than removing shots that Arccos decided I hit just because I was moving the club around. I'm really hoping that the competition between the devices forces both of them to innovate a lot on the software and analysis side. That's where the real benefit is so hopefully having multiple pro
  6. Cool - I didn't realize the app would let you select the measurement sources to use. I'll have to check that out. I wonder how accurate the absolute Google maps coordinates are? I found a few papers that did measurements in Africa and the Middle East and found ~1.5-3 m in Google maps but that may not be representative.
  7. Here's my understanding: most (if not all) phones use a fairly low precision GPS chip. To get good GPS data, you one that get read wide area augmentation signals (good article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wide_Area_Augmentation_System). SkyCaddie does this as well as read Japanese and European equivalents ( https://skygolf.com/global%20repository/support/faqs/Can%20the%20SkyCaddie%20receive%20signals%20in%20countries%20outside%20of%20the%20United%20States.aspx). However - phones also use cell tower locations to add information to their GPS solutions. So some times a phon
  8. Titleist Performance Institute did studies years ago showing the same thing for golf. People using that technique gained more club head speed than those swinging a heavier club. They had people swing a driver upside down (hold on the to head and swing it) so you don't even need to buy anything to practice that way.
  9. I bought the Golfsmith regripping kit that has solvent, tape, knife, etc. and it works great. Supplies are enough to do a lot of clubs. I've regripped twice now and still seem to have most of the supplies left. The kit isn't showing up on their web site anymore for some reason but I expect it's still in the stores. Here's the link to what I got: http://www.amazon.com/Golfsmith-Regripping-Supply-Kit/dp/B0012FHHGM
  10. I was going to get AP2's to replace my 755's... then the RBZ Tour's came out and looked great so I was leaning towards those... then I hit the Callaway X-Hot Pro's and bought those instead. In my opinion, the XHP's are more forgiving than both the AP's and RBZ Tour's, look just as nice, and feel great. I did get KBS shafts put in as the stock one was too light for my taste. I'd recommend giving the Callaways a try...
  11. My problem w/ phone GPS is that's just not a very good GPS. A dedicated golf GPS will use WAAS which gives it good accuracy pretty much everywhere in North America. My understanding is that there are no common cell phones out there that support WAAS. A phone is using a combination of a fairly poor GPS receiver combined with measurements from cell towers. If you have a good cell tower geometry, the phone will actually be better than just GPS - but it could be much worse and the accuracy could vary widely over a course. It's too bad because I think the cell phone apps are much, much better t
  12. Something to keep in mind: NASA's budget (~$17 billion) is a tiny drop of the federal budget. Check out: http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/budget_gs.php There have been studies that show the average American thinks NASA's budget is 25% of budget when it's actually something like 0.4%. The top 3 items in the table above (pensions, health care, defense) are all each roughly $800+ billion. A 1% cut in any of those items items could increase NASA's budget by almost 50%. (I won't even start on the $450B we spend on welfare) Having said that - a big part of the problem is t
  13. I got a ship notice yesterday and I only ordered a week and a half ago so they must be moving through the pre-orders pretty quickly. Tracking shows it's left China so I'll report back sometime next week w/ results. I did notice there was an update to the android app today (no release notes that I could see).
  14. I have to disagree with this. None of these tools limit the depth or side to side motion of the cutting edge so there is nothing stopping you from making grooves wider or deeper than the rules require. This is even more true for post 2010 grooves if they have a rounded shoulder. I don't see how any of these tools will recreate the correct rounded shoulder after it's been flattened with use. I personally don't have any problem with people using these tools, but assuming you're getting perfectly legal grooves is a mistake. My irons are about 4 years old and definitely don't generate
  15. Well I couldn't resist any longer. I put my pre-order in today - hopefully I'm not too far down on the list.
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