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originally posted by: verschickter
a reply to: DexterRiley
If the transceivers for servicing the bird are dead, GPS signals will decay over time because the single satelites run out of sync. A charged up ionosphere could prevent propper communication. The clocks need to be synced manually now and then.
originally posted by: subfab
a reply to: seasonal
the u.s. has detonated nuclear bombs in our atmosphere before. what makes this so different?
isn't a bomb just a bomb?
The international spy game is alive and well and every country has it's own form of CIA, and KGB
originally posted by: CoolioHulioo
I'm more afraid of nuclear warfare
Imagine a carrier group and the whole entourage it brings with it, over the horizont, out of line of sight. The only way to communicate with them would be via a chain of airplanes flying their pattern, relaying the channels. Maybe ELF, I´m not sure about that.
Something to consider: I think it was during the start of the lates iraq war when I was on a diving trip down in egypt. We went out there to a reef that was really hard to find so most of the time the captain relied on his GPS receiver. That week we could not find the reef and it was said that the US had screwed with the GPS (there are different protocolls) so that iraq forces could not use GPS, but the US. Not sure if this is correct.
originally posted by: Darkblade71
I remember hearing a while back that part of the reason the US has strung out fiber optic cable all up and down along the west coast was because fiber optic cable is not effected by an EMP. So I know that the US wants to keep the internet going in the event of an EMP, and has been preparing for it.
About 7 years ago the crew that was putting put that cable in rented an apartment in back of us for a few months.
The foreman told me that they started in California, laying out fiber optic cable that back then made it as far as Southeast Alaska. I'm sure they are most likely done although I think he said that the cable would run all the way up into Russia, so that covers the entire west coast of the US,Canada,Alaska,and into Russia. The entire northern rim of the pacific has EMP proof internet and whatever else they can pass through fiber optic cable.