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Old 12-16-2005, 07:25 AM
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I'd say...............about 53.2



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If I'm on my boat, on the river going down-stream with a 4mph current, how fast am I going if the GPS says 85mph?
Either it's not your boat or the GPS system is broke
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Old 12-16-2005, 08:02 AM
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Don't forget to account for the orbital speed of the satellite, and since not all GPS satellites orbit at the same rate, you'll need to know:

1. Which satellites you're locked in to,
2. The geospatial relationship between said satellites,
3. The speed of the current,
4. Your lattitude,
5. The airspeed velocity of an unladened swallow,
6. The circumference in centimeters of Pam Anderson's orginal boobs.

At that point, hire Carl Sagan to do the math and Voila! - an accurate reading of your speed.

And people say technology is so hard.
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5. The airspeed velocity of an unladened swallow,

Would that be an african swallow or a european swallow?
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Would that be an african swallow or a european swallow?
If we're talking about Pammie, it would be a Canadian swallow!
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Would that be an african swallow or a european swallow?
what? i don't know that....aaaaaaahhhhhh
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was that gps reading taken in the am or pm?
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This again?
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No way that pig you own goes anywhere near 85.

Throw that GPS out.
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depends on wether you shart or not...
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