Maeglin (maeglin73) wrote,

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GPS & War - Rumor vs. Truth

It's funny, watching all of the panicking over a rumor (which started here) that the US military is going to degrade GPS accuracy worldwide again which, according to this article, has no grounds in reality.

The rumor is basically that the US military might be degrading GPS accuracy worldwide (like it was before Clinton) in order to gain an advantage over the Iraqis. What a lot of people seem to be missing is that they don't need to do anything to the GPS satellites... they can put GPS jammers on the ground that will screw things up over a local area.

People should really check themselves before they start to panic...
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