Gphone and 850, perspectives

William Weinberg bilzinho at
Thu Nov 8 17:36:26 CET 2007

I understand distrust of the availability and governance of GPS services
by parties outside (and inside) the US, but there is a valid PoV that
the rest of world rides free on those demonic US DoD funded satellites.

Let's use up more discussion bandwidth cursing the darkness.

David Schlesinger wrote:
> I wouldn't have imagined I'd see a less productive contribution than the
> _rest_ of this discussion, but I guess it goes to show how mistaken one can
> be.
> I won't be hurt if you don't use GPS.
> On 11/8/07 8:08 AM, "kenneth marken" <k-marken at> wrote:
>> On Thursday 08 November 2007 16:44:45 Randall Mason wrote:
>>> iPhone doesn't have GPS, so how does that fit your mythical project?
>>> GPS works in the US.  It is a US invention.  It is owned by the US.  It is
>>> run by the US.  We donate it to the world.  Why would it not work in the
>>> US?  It works EVERYWHERE, that's why it's called Global Positioning System.
>> donated, under the condition that "you" (as in the nation) have the sole right
>> to turn it of at any time. lets never forget, its a military system, designed
>> to guide weapons and soldiers. that its being used for civilian uses are a
>> afterthought more then anything else.
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