[ntp:questions] Re: Good GPS for attic?
dmagda+trace050112 at ee.ryerson.ca
Tue Feb 15 20:38:05 UTC 2005
jimp at specsol-spam-sux.com writes:
> Not to mention it is rapidly becoming the primary means for
> aviation navigation and instrument approaches, all with the
> blessing of the US government.
> In the very near future, shutting it off WOULD be chaos for
This was only done because the US assured the people in charge of
international aircraft navigation that they wouldn't turn it
off. (I'm sketchy on details since I was never able to track down a
primary source for this (supposed) fact.)
However, with navigation there is still the backup of intertial
systems. If accurate time is important to someone, they would
probably have a backup atomic clock. There's also WWVB and CHU for
those in North America.
David Magda <dmagda at ee.ryerson.ca>, http://www.magda.ca/
Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under
the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well
under the new. -- Niccolo Machiavelli, _The Prince_, Chapter VI
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