Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by cadaveca, Aug 5, 2011.
Just an FYI...
Ha ha! they've been saying this since 2006....
It's just we've been having extensive solar activity and it will be a tad overpowering but not as bad as the tinfoil hatters make it out to be. They get off on making people panic over nothing.
Note that the thread title is a question. Pre-emptive strike...let's see what happens.
Who's got a GPS?
I got gps on my droid,does that count?
I dunno. I barely leave home. I'm not going to get lost. WTF do I need GPS for?
I was actually hoping you guys would know.
What I do know is this is kinda neat, and I'm only interested for the "Northern Lights":
the aliens will finally land and reclaim Earth!!!!!!!!!
Idk about anyone else but I think he's talking about sex.
So many euphemisms these days I'm loosing count.
So this is the day Skynet comes online. I'm bracing myself in my basement lol.
hopefully I dont get lost, I need my GPS today xD
And I, for one, welcome our new alien overlords
"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile--hoping it will eat him last"--Winston Churchill
The coroberators will be the first against the wall when the resistance crushes the alien invasion.
Gps is still working on my droid so......
also I think you guys are watching too much syfy
there's always mapquest directions you can print off with the evil printer!!! BWAHAHAHAHA!
so do you guys reccomend factor 30 lotion or a full welding visor?
shit like this has been happening recently for many years... im not gonna get scared by it
Oooh NOAA, go predict hurricanes and stop wasting our money
My OG droid says GPS is working. I just went from work to Mc Donalds.... YES IM A FATTY!
My Droid X shows me right where I am (or I think I am, LOL)
Any link? For some reason, I can't view the image you put in your post.
Here ya go, Sasqui.
Just FYI, the second and third waves haven't hit yet. "Expected" service interruptions haven't happened yet.
Alerts for potential problems for sattelite providers and airlines can be seen here:
Also, the image I posted in post #5 auto-updates.
Its a youtube video
Not that they said "High Accuracy" GPS users. As in GPS that is accurate to a few inches. Most GPS that consumers use, in phones and GPS units, tend to only be accurate within ~30ft with perfect reception and can be as far off as 1000ft with bad reception.
Most consumer level GPS units do a lot of assuming when it comes to your position. Generally, it will get your location as close as possible and then assumes you are on the closest road. I use a GPS unit almost daily when I'm going to client's, and the assumptions can be pretty obvious sometimes. Like when it tells you to turn and you don't, it shows you turning and going down the road you were supposed to, but once you reach the edge of the inaccuracy, it suddenly snaps to the road you really are on. Or when I'm travelling down a frontage road next to a major express way which I do every day on my way to and from my office, with my GPS on, it always kicks over and assumes I'm on the major express way which is ~50ft away from the frontage road I'm actually on.
Consume GPS won't be affected by these flares, but the high presision ones that have to be very accurate will suffer.
Cool info. Regarding GPS, he's talking about degredation, not outages. Signal degredation from GPS satellites themselves, and likely WAAS stations, to ground based CORs reference stations.
Hope the sky is clear tonight, I'll be looking for Northern Lights.
Well, once they land and find out who we have as a president, they will leave in search for "intelligent life"
/rant. I feel better now.
Is it possible that my GPS was less accurate today? it was off by up to a 100~150 meters sometimes! for the most part it was fine though
Actually, it should be worse right now.
One more wave to hit.
I guess i psoted the OP wrong..what I mean to say was the vid was an FYI from NOAA that GPS would be affected, and wanted to see what GPS users saw, so thanks alot.
I've been trying to get video/pictures of the "Northern Lights" for many years now, but every time this happens, it's cloudy locally. Maybe tonight I'll be lucky.
can we see them in Canada? the sky was super clear all day in Montreal, no "Northern Lights"
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