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    Posted: Dec. 16 2004,3:29 pm QUOTE

I am sure many have heard the blown out of proportion rumors and seen the 'Gotcha' headlines that start something like "President Bush orders GPS system disabled".

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Well please be sure to not panic and read the entire stories, geocaching (and all the other uses) that have come from the disabling of Selective Availability back in May of 2000 are safe and will probably continue to exist without a hiccup.

fact is what has been ordered by President Bush is a plan to quickly disable the GPS network in the event of a Terrorist Attack in which it is believed the system is being used. He has also ordered safe-guards be put in place to prevent unauthorized jamming.

Is it possible that one day a particular area may find a brief period of no accuracy, I suppose, but I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for it to happen any more frequently than it already does during certain tests.


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    Posted: Dec. 17 2004,7:16 am QUOTE

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fact is what has been ordered by President Bush is a plan to quickly disable the GPS network in the event of a Terrorist Attack in which it is believed the system is being used. He has also ordered safe-guards be put in place to prevent unauthorized jamming.

so up to now they hadn't thought to get these things set up??? ???

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    Posted: Dec. 17 2004,8:09 am QUOTE

Well from what I gather reading various articles and documents, there was a plan, but nothing as comprehensive as what President Bush has ordered.

Edited by PC Medic on Dec. 17 2004,8:09 am

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    Posted: Dec. 19 2004,9:26 am QUOTE

Hm, what happened to my original post on this?

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    Posted: Dec. 19 2004,12:34 pm QUOTE

Quote (MOCache @ Dec. 19 2004,11:26 am)
Hm, what happened to my original post on this?

Still right here where you posted it

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