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    I bought an engagement ring..
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    Quote Originally Posted by chef View Post
    I bought an engagement ring..
    Well done sir!!

    Hope the proposal goes well.....

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    ohhh how exciting what style did you get?
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    Wow! Does she have any idea?
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    Christmas is the planned date to give her the ring, the actual proposal might happen a few weeks later given that the ring is inside a Reverse Geocache box i.e it can only be opened at a certain GPS location, that location is a small island off the north coast of Germany which is approx 400km away from home and so we would need to plan a weekend away. The location is special to her and not just some random faraway island in the North Sea.

    In short, christmas day she gets a walnut box that is locked and has a button and lcd screen on the top. Press the button and it tells you the distance to where the box can be opened and the number of attempts (increasing by 1 each time the button is pressed) to 50.

    "This is attempt 1 of 50"
    Distance 451km
    *Access Denied*
    Powering Off"

    press it again you get "Attempt 2 of 50" etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryPoppins View Post
    Wow! Does she have any idea?
    Yes and no. We have talked about marraige etc. in the way of "when we're married..." but I think the actual asking would be a surprise (in a good way).
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    Quote Originally Posted by chef View Post
    Christmas is the planned date to give her the ring, the actual proposal might happen a few weeks later given that the ring is inside a Reverse Geocache box i.e it can only be opened at a certain GPS location, that location is a small island off the north coast of Germany which is approx 400km away from home and so we would need to plan a weekend away. The location is special to her and not just some random faraway island in the North Sea.
    Very romantic(and geeky), you old dog!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chef View Post
    Christmas is the planned date to give her the ring, the actual proposal might happen a few weeks later given that the ring is inside a Reverse Geocache box i.e it can only be opened at a certain GPS location, that location is a small island off the north coast of Germany which is approx 400km away from home and so we would need to plan a weekend away. The location is special to her and not just some random faraway island in the North Sea.
    Congrats

    Can you override the geocache box ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chef View Post
    Christmas is the planned date to give her the ring, the actual proposal might happen a few weeks later given that the ring is inside a Reverse Geocache box i.e it can only be opened at a certain GPS location, that location is a small island off the north coast of Germany which is approx 400km away from home and so we would need to plan a weekend away. The location is special to her and not just some random faraway island in the North Sea.
    You're going to give the ring and then propose later, or was that a typo? If you've got some crazy magic box, definitely propose at the time I'd say.

    I never heard of one of those boxes though, I hope it's reliable
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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveTimes View Post
    Congrats

    Can you override the geocache box ?
    yes, I've added a 5v barrel jack in the lower side of it, if it detects power for a few 10 secs then it displays a message on the LCD saying "Excess Voltage! Remove Power", after 30 more secs the LCD displays "3y↑בּ#* Vθц<%^&", after 3 mins the message flashes once and again at 4 mins, if you press the button twice in the 3-4min window it triggers the servo lock switch

    that should prevent her from over-riding the box but allow me to get access to it if I need to.
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