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Balin (Balin)
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I used to have a scrund about a certain piece of technology. Had this scrund not been cured, a Christmas present would have kept the scrund alive. What's the scrund?
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Batteries are never included?
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"Certain piece of technology" - an individual, unique piece of technology (like, say, the countdown ball in Times Square on New Year's Eve, if that counts...)
A single piece of technology that's only one of many (like a particular laptop computer, but there's many different kinds of laptops, and even more individual laptops of each kind?)
A scrund about multiple units of the same kind of technology (like about all laptop computers, or all laptops of a certain brand, etc.?)

With the caveat that I may have the wrong technology, which one is closest?
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*laughs hysterically at Lynne's guess* I want that to be right. =) I love it!
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Batteries are never included? Nope, but wouldn't that be great?

"Certain piece of technology" - an individual, unique piece of technology (like, say, the countdown ball in Times Square on New Year's Eve, if that counts...)
A single piece of technology that's only one of many (like a particular laptop computer, but there's many different kinds of laptops, and even more individual laptops of each kind?)
A scrund about multiple units of the same kind of technology (like about all laptop computers, or all laptops of a certain brand, etc.?)

With the caveat that I may have the wrong technology, which one is closest? Either of the last two. Assume the third. And it's not laptops.

*laughs hysterically at Lynne's guess* I want that to be right. =) I love it! I do too, but unfortunately, it's not...
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Would it be the same if it were, say, a birthday present?

Is the technology recent, maybe last 25 years? 25-50? 50-75? 75-100? more than 100?
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Would it be the same if it were, say, a birthday present? Yes

Is the technology recent, maybe last 25 years? This 25-50? 50-75? 75-100? more than 100?
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phone? iphone? Blackberry? ipad? mp3 player? ipod?
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Was the Christmas present that piece of technology? An accessory for this piece of technology? A book about it?
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phone? iphone? Blackberry? ipad? mp3 player? ipod? None of these

Was the Christmas present that piece of technology? Yes, so No to rest An accessory for this piece of technology? A book about it?
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Is the technology related to gaming? music? video? pictures? Internet? Computer? Chips? telescope/microscopes? any other?


Xbox? Playstation? any other video game?


The way how the scrund is cured relevant?


Is the scrund related to how the technology works or about the outer look(or like OS) of the technology?

Would any person new to this technology can have this scrund? or some person using the technology can still have the scrund?


Was the christmas gift an interest of children?


Your age when you had this scrund 3-8? 8-12 ? 12-19?
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Is the technology related to gaming? music? video? pictures? Internet? Computer? Chips? telescope/microscopes? None of these any other? So it qualifies as this

Xbox? Playstation? any other video game? None of these

The way how the scrund is cured relevant? No

Is the scrund related to how the technology works Yope or about the outer look Outer look? (or like OS) No of the technology?

Would any person new to this technology can have this scrund? Possibly; depends on the specific device or some person using the technology can still have the scrund? Ditto, but less likely

Was the christmas gift an interest of children? No

Your age when you had this scrund 3-8? 8-12 ? 12-19? 17 or 18; I can't remember which
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Does that piece of technology run on electrical current? If so, is it plugged in or on batteries? Does it have moving parts?
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Does that piece of technology run on electrical current? Yes If so, is it plugged in or on batteries? It is usually plugged in Does it have moving parts? No
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Higgledy piggledy
I have just learned that this
Techno-scrund puzzle's a
Milestone touch:
This is my lateral
Sesquicentennial--
One hundred fifty is
Maybe too much.


...

NAAAAAAAAHH!
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Does it make: light? Noise? Heat? Cold? Odor? Airflow? Music? Is it bigger than a: watch? Toaster? Microwave? Washing machine? Is it electronic? Is water involved? Or other liquids? Is it: healthy? Fun? Annoying? Is it something you actively use? Something you turn on and observe? Something you turn on and ignore/do other things?
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Does it make: light? Yes but that's not its main purpose Noise? Ditto Heat? Cold? Odor? Airflow? Music? No to these Is it bigger than a: watch? Yes, No to rest Toaster? Microwave? Washing machine? Is it electronic? Yes Is water involved? No Or other liquids? No Is it: healthy? Fun? Annoying? The only one of these that it really can be is annoying, which it occasionally is Is it something you actively use? Yesish Something you turn on and observe? Yesish Something you turn on and ignore/do other things? Yesish
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Does it consume anything besides electricity? Does it produce anything tangible? Does it display anything? If so: symbols? Numbers? Text? Images? Does it measure anything? Is it usually turned on for: minutes? Hours? Days? Is it something you use at a certain time of the day? Does it convert electricity (for example into other voltages)? Is it a charger? A power adapter?
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Does it consume anything besides electricity? What else could it consume? I'd say Noish, but I could be wrong. Does it produce anything tangible? No Does it display anything? Yes If so: symbols? Numbers? Text? Images? All of these Does it measure anything? No Is it usually turned on for: minutes? Hours? Hours or minutes, but almost never days Days? Is it something you use at a certain time of the day? No Does it convert electricity (for example into other voltages)? No Is it a charger? No A power adapter? No
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is it an ioniser?

is it something decorative? an ornament?
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is it an ioniser? is it something decorative? an ornament? No to all
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Does it have a display? Or symbols that light up? Is its main purpose to display stuff? Can it display anything? Or just certain things? Does receive radio waves? Transmit them? Is it connected to anything besides a wall socket? Does it have batteries? Is it portable? Does it have a camera? Does it store information?
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Does it have a display? Yes Or symbols that light up? No Is its main purpose to display stuff? Yes Can it display anything? Or just certain things? This Does receive radio waves? Yes, and satellite signals Transmit them? b{I don't know} Is it connected to anything besides a wall socket? FA! Does it have batteries? Yes Is it portable? Yes Does it have a camera? No Does it store information? Some
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Is it a GPS receiver? Is it in a car? Is your scrund related to how GPS technology works?
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Is it a GPS receiver? Is it in a car? Yes to both!! Is your scrund related to how GPS technology works? Yesish
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Is your scrund related to GPS: satellites? Maps? Updating of maps? Spoken driving instructions? Route calculation? Was the christmas present a GPS receiver?
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Is your scrund related to GPS: satellites? Maps? Updating of maps? Spoken driving instructions? Route calculation? None of these, with an -ish to "maps." Was the christmas present a GPS receiver? Yes
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Is your scrund related to how a GPS receiver knows where it is? How GPS signals work? How accurate it is? Would any GPS receiver had kept the scrund alive? Or only certain models? Did you think it used the earth's magnetic field?
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Is your scrund related to how a GPS receiver knows where it is? How GPS signals work? How accurate it is? No to all
Would any GPS receiver had kept the scrund alive? No Or only certain models? Yes Did you think it used the earth's magnetic field? No
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Do the certain models show: maps? Routes? Directions? Can its software be updated? connected to a computer? Does it do anything besides GPS functions? Is it meant to be: handheld? Used in a car? Airplane? Other?
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Was the scrund about what GPS stands for?
Relevant that a GPS receiver can't mesure the distance when you don't move (like, there's a story on notalwaysright.com where a woman wonders why her GPS receiver doesn't show how far she's run on her treadmill)?
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Do the certain models show: maps? Routes? Directions? Can its software be updated? connected to a computer? Yes to all but irrel Does it do anything besides GPS functions? No
Is it meant to be: handheld? Used in a car? This, and relevant Airplane? Other?

Was the scrund about what GPS stands for? No
Relevant that a GPS receiver can't mesure the distance when you don't move No (like, there's a story on notalwaysright.com where a woman wonders why her GPS receiver doesn't show how far she's run on her treadmill)? You realize y'all have gotten me hooked on that site, right? ;-)
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Did you think it could only be used in a car?
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Did you think it communicated with anything in the car? such as the odometer? Or speedometer? Relevant how it was: mounted? Powered? Used?
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Did you think it could only be used in a car? No
Did you think it communicated with anything in the car? Noish such as the odometer? Or speedometer? No Relevant how it was: mounted? Powered? Used? No to all
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Did you think it communicated with something else? Or that it was affected by something it wasn't? Or that it wasn't affected by something it was? Did you think it could only be used in certain cars?
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Did you think it communicated with something else? Or that it was affected by something it wasn't? Or that it wasn't affected by something it was? Did you think it could only be used in certain cars? No to all
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Did you think that it: did something it doesn't? Didn't do something it does? Did something differently than it does? Would a handheld GPS keep the scrund alive? How about a smart phone with GPS?
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Did you think that it: did something it doesn't? This Didn't do something it does? Did something differently than it does?
Would a handheld GPS keep the scrund alive? Maybe How about a smart phone with GPS? Maybe
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Did the Christmas present appear to do this thing? Did you think it had sensors or cameras detecting the road itself, road signs, or other road conditions or surroundings?
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Did the Christmas present appear to do this thing? Yes Did you think it had sensors or cameras detecting the road itself, road signs, or other road conditions or surroundings? No
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Doe it appear to sense anything besides GPS signals? Batteries relevant? Cables relevant? Wireless communication relevant? Relevant exactly what it displays on the screen? Would you have to use it for navigation to get the scrund? To use it in a car? To drive where it says? to drive outside the planned route? Recalculation of routes relevant?
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Doe it appear to sense anything besides GPS signals? Yope, but too technical. Think much simpler. Batteries relevant? Cables relevant? Wireless communication relevant? No Relevant exactly what it displays on the screen? YES Would you have to use it for navigation to get the scrund? Probably To use it in a car? Definitely To drive where it says? No to drive outside the planned route? No Recalculation of routes relevant? No
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Does it show a speedometer? And you thought it took that measurement from the car?
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Does it show a speedometer? Yes but not relevant to the puzzle And you thought it took that measurement from the car? No
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does it show other data relevant to the puzzle? Is the data in the form of: numbers? Text? Graphics? Relevant how big the screen is? Relevant exactly how map data is displayed? Did you think it had an altimeter? Or barometer?
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does it show Yes other data No relevant to the puzzle? Yes Is the data Not data, but the relevant thing is in the form of: numbers? Text? Graphics? This
Relevant how big the screen is? Relevant exactly how map data is displayed? Did you think it had an altimeter? Or barometer? No to these
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Is the graphics shown as part of the map? Outside the map? On top of, but not part of it? Is the map shown in perspective? Or from above? Relevant? Is it a color screen? Relevant? Is it a touch screen? Relevant? Could you get/reinforce this scrund if the car was standing still? Not started? Would the GPS need to use power from the car? Would you need to select a route? would you need to do anything except power on the GPS? Would you even need to do that? Could you cure the scrund by playing around with the GPS?
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Is the graphics shown as part of the map? Yesish Outside the map? No On top of, but not part of it? Noish
Is the map shown in perspective? Or from above? This, I think; could you explain what you mean by this? Relevant? If it means what I think it means, Yes
Is it a color screen? Yes Relevant? Yes Is it a touch screen? Yes Relevant? No Could you get/reinforce this scrund if the car was standing still? Yes Not started? Only if the GPS were on Would the GPS need to use power from the car? Not necessarily Would you need to select a route? No would you need to do anything except power on the GPS? You'd have to be viewing the map Would you even need to do that? So yes Could you cure the scrund by playing around with the GPS? I don't think so
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Perspective: the map is shown as parallel to the landscape, and getting smaller in the distance.
Does the graphics indicate a location on the map? If so, does it indicate that a certain thing is in that location?
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Perspective: the map is shown as parallel to the landscape, and getting smaller in the distance. OK, then I was right, it's shown from above. (Well, it's slightly above and slightly perspective, but assume just completely above.
Does the graphics indicate a location on the map? Yope/No If so, does it indicate that a certain thing is in that location? Yope, but may mislead.
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Do most GPS units show this? Or only one brand? Or one model?
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Relevant that some of them show a little car icon on the map to indicate your position? Did you think the GPS knew what kind of car you have?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 5:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do most GPS units show this? Yes; see next set of questions Or only one brand? Or one model?

Relevant that some of them show a little car icon on the map to indicate your position?
YES!! Did you think the GPS knew what kind of car you have? Very, very close...
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 5:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you think it knew the colour of your car? the brand?
Balin (Balin)
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Did you think it knew the colour of your car? This, and that's a wrap. the brand?

**********SPOILER**********

My first GPS is installed in my dad's car, because at the time I got it, I did not have a car of my own. His car is light blue, and when showing the map and route, the GPS shows a light blue car travelling along the road. So I thought that the GPS could tell the color of your car...until I mentioned this to my dad, and he laughed at me.

Interestingly, when I got my new GPS for Christmas last year and installed it in my car, I noticed that it displays a white car. My car is white, so had my scrund not been cured, I still would have it today. (Also interestingly: the light blue car icon is similar in shape/style to my dad's car, and the white car icon to mine. So that could have been a second scrund.)

Kudos to Galfisk for a lot of groundwork and Doriana for the last bits. May your technology never lead you astray.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 7:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Very good puzzle! (:
Our GPS shows a yellow car, but our car is black. Nevertheless I can understand how one can easily get that scrund.

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