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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 11:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By Trail Boss
@timberghost Wouldn't this just be due to...

@timberghost

Wouldn't this just be due to A-GPS? It uses Wi-Fi or cellular data to acquire GPS almanac and ephemerides. Even if location services are off, A-GPS could periodically download data to...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By Trail Boss
I did some research to answer my own question: ...

I did some research to answer my own question:

"Does a phone's location service need to be enabled prior to making a 911 call or can a 911 operator enable it remotely?"

Answer: It has to be...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-17-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By Trail Boss
He's stating that ~30 minutes is the time it...

He's stating that ~30 minutes is the time it takes for a 911 operator to acquire GPS coordinates from the caller's phone?

That's hard to believe. It doesn't jibe with anything I've read about how...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-17-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By Trail Boss
Look at the specifications of any modern...

Look at the specifications of any modern smartphone and you won't find any support for satellite-based telecommunications. There is only one satellite-based thing it can do and that's receive signals...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-16-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By Trail Boss
If you want to receive text messages via...

If you want to receive text messages via satellite communications, you have the choice between the Garmin's inReach (originally designed by Delorme) which has an established track-record and a brand...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-14-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By Trail Boss
It's no longer SSL (invented by Netscape) but...

It's no longer SSL (invented by Netscape) but TLS. Consider TLS 1.0 to be SSL 3.1, except not really (for one it's not backward compatible).

HTTP transmits/receives everything "in the clear". So...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-14-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,474
Posted By Trail Boss
That's probably a shadow. The rock face can be...

That's probably a shadow. The rock face can be seen (through the trees) from the Mount Colden Trail (https://hiking.waymarkedtrails.org/#route?id=6619292) and corresponds to the one in this satellite...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-08-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,533
Posted By Trail Boss
... they'll also chew salty boots as one of my...

... they'll also chew salty boots as one of my hiking companions discovered to his dismay.
Forum: Trip Reports 06-08-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By Trail Boss
@rickhart The walkway across the outlet of...

@rickhart

The walkway across the outlet of Marie-Louise (https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/490199747) is a fairly recent addition, no more than 2 years old.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-06-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Trail Boss
In this trip report...

In this trip report (http://www.adkhighpeaks.com/forums/forum/hiking/adirondack-trip-reports/486369-4-day-trip-algonquin-via-avalanche-pass), the author returned to ADK Loj via the Lake Arnold Trail....
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-06-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By Trail Boss
I think you'll have to do better than "because...

I think you'll have to do better than "because ski jumps" to amend the UMP for the return of canister and signs.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-20-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By Trail Boss
Nope. The mountain's name, which implicitly...

Nope. The mountain's name, which implicitly includes its tallest point, is Rocky Peak Ridge or, as many 46ers abbreviate it, RPR. I've yet to hear a 46er call it Rocky Peak Ridge Peak (I urge you to...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-19-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By Trail Boss
Let's Encrypt is a Certificate Authority (CA)...

Let's Encrypt is a Certificate Authority (CA) providing free certificates.
https://letsencrypt.org/

They expire quickly (90 days?) so (to avoid the administrative headache of repeated renewals)...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-19-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By Trail Boss
It's not a "ridge and its peak". The whole...

It's not a "ridge and its peak". The whole shebang is called Rocky Peak Ridge.

You're making a mountain out of a molehill (couldn't resist), notably the molehill at the eastern end of Rocky Peak...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-19-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By Trail Boss
Nothing odd about it. It's a ridge with several...

Nothing odd about it. It's a ridge with several rocky peaks, ergo Rocky Peak Ridge (adjective + adjective + noun).

See page 431 of Heaven Up-h'isted-ness....
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-19-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By Trail Boss
If you have the two sites bookmarked, check the...

If you have the two sites bookmarked, check the URLs. Both sites use HTTP, not HTTPS, therefore they don't require security certificates.

That'll probably have to change in the near future to...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-19-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By Trail Boss
Maybe the browser is carping because neither site...

Maybe the browser is carping because neither site uses HTTPS (i.e. encrypted HTTP). Therefore the contents of all packets travel "in the clear" and can be intercepted and read (including passwords)....
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-19-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By Trail Boss
Glad to hear you had a great time. The...

Glad to hear you had a great time.


The conditions you experienced along the East Trail aren't surprising ... and should not be extrapolated to be an example of the state of other trails in the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-19-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By Trail Boss
When Strava released the 2017 version of its...

When Strava released the 2017 version of its Heatmap, its URL could be used by any map-viewing, or map-editing, software down to the its maximum zoom level.

Then it was discovered that some...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-19-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By Trail Boss
Not me. What is generating the message you...

Not me.

What is generating the message you are seeing?

What browser are you using? Does it have any security-oriented plugins? Plugins of any kind? Anti-virus software?
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