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2009-05-19 Science & Technology
Doing it "on the cheap" could cause GPS Systems to Fail Next Year, Report Warns
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Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2009-05-19 15:13|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6483 views ]  Top

#1 If I have to go back to finding things on paper maps there will be trouble. Also full employment, as new teams set out to find me and get me to where I meant to be.
Posted by trailing wife ">trailing wife  2009-05-19 16:22||   2009-05-19 16:22|| Front Page Top

#2 What if we just eliminate Saturday service?
Posted by Besoeker 2009-05-19 16:30||   2009-05-19 16:30|| Front Page Top

#3 Won't matter. What would you serfs want to get off the plantation for anyway?

-- DNC
Posted by CrazyFool 2009-05-19 16:31||   2009-05-19 16:31|| Front Page Top

#4 They'll bring me home every day but Saturday? Mr. Wife won't like that much, Besoeker.
Posted by trailing wife ">trailing wife  2009-05-19 16:31||   2009-05-19 16:31|| Front Page Top

#5 I know how to use paper maps, and have a bunch.

Maybe I can make some money next year directing people....? :-D
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2009-05-19 18:38||   2009-05-19 18:38|| Front Page Top

#6 "If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else."
Yogi Bera
Posted by Deacon Blues">Deacon Blues  2009-05-19 18:39||   2009-05-19 18:39|| Front Page Top

#7 Save the link. You know, just in case.
Posted by Procopius2k 2009-05-19 19:05||   2009-05-19 19:05|| Front Page Top

#8 So does moss grow on the north or the south side of the tree?
Posted by DMFD 2009-05-19 19:26||   2009-05-19 19:26|| Front Page Top

#9 I don't use GPS, Hell getting "Lost' is half the fun, once I tool a wrong turn and discovered a parked HUGE locomotive Crane (Self propelled) with it's "Wrecker" Train, I was staring at the behmoth for an hour or so, and took many pictures.

Looked like it would have no absolutely NO trouble lifting a whole derailed locomotive all by itself then setting it on a 20 wheel very heavy flatbed car (Right behind the Crane) and hauling the whole mess away.

Fascinating, I've never seen anything so big.
and all because of a wrong turn.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2009-05-19 21:14||   2009-05-19 21:14|| Front Page Top

#10 Maps are kind of passe, but I personally like 'em. They work fine after I drop them on the floor. Can't say the same for my GPS unit.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2009-05-19 22:31|| http://timurileng.blogspot.com]">[http://timurileng.blogspot.com]  2009-05-19 22:31|| Front Page Top

#11 I love maps. My geek comes out, I guess. GPS is cool, but I love my USGS maps
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2009-05-19 22:36||   2009-05-19 22:36|| Front Page Top

#12 When I fly, I use GPS, but also keep up my pilotage skills. I have had a GPS wink out over an undercast. No worrys. Plot my position every 15 min on a paper chart.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2009-05-19 23:13||   2009-05-19 23:13|| Front Page Top

#13  I love maps. My geek comes out, I guess. GPS is cool, but I love my USGS maps

But it is fun to plot your position and notice, "Oh, yeah, there's that little gully I'm sitting next to."

Not only that, it's the only every-day, practical application of general relativity.

19th century, meet 21st
Posted by KBK 2009-05-19 23:21||   2009-05-19 23:21|| Front Page Top

#14 Oh, dear. If anyone finds the Tsar wandering around, hopelessly lost, please notify me immediately. I'll happily bring him back home.

(I'll go rescue tw too, while I'm at it. ;) )
Posted by Cornsilk Blondie 2009-05-19 23:37||   2009-05-19 23:37|| Front Page Top

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