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Old 08-09-2002, 04:59 PM
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Ahhh...The ole' raging gps speed debate...heheheh

Two schools of thought...I'd say.

Both right, but both valid for different reasons at different times.
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Old 08-09-2002, 05:15 PM
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i thought it was a good thread. it became frustrating at times, but both sides took a lot of time to explain their point of view. i thought it was an excellent example of the OSO forum in action. sharing information.

it is disappointing to see it deleted.
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Old 08-09-2002, 05:33 PM
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I agree Dredge...I was haveing a good time with that one.
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Old 08-09-2002, 05:43 PM
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did something happen towards the end that made the thread take a downward turn? it may have been my "fat chick" comment. if so, i apologize to the forum for my politcally incorrect bahavior.
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Did it get out of control after I left ..... it was all fun and good natured arguing until then. No one was called any names (except for Joey calling me ASS_NINE), but, as Chick Hearn would say "No harm .. No foul"

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The prop is pulling it's self thru the water, but, is it pushing the boat thru the water?

That sorta like saying " It doesn't suck, it blows.
Or Don't Blow! Suck!"
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Did it get out of control after I left ..... it was all fun and good natured arguing until then. No one was called any names (except for Joey calling me ASS_NINE), but, as Chick Hearn would say "No harm .. No foul"


What? Did sombody say Foul??? What?? Did I do something wrong?? And I firmly believe the EGG came first. Damn the chickens!!!!! And we all KNOW GPS measures speed of an object over the earths surface. Current and wind will have NO effect on it's accuracy.
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Can a GPS accurately measure the speed of an object over the surface of a body of water IF THE WATER IS IN MOTION? Ahhhhhh!!!

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Can a GPS accurately measure the speed of an object over the surface of a body of water IF THE WATER IS IN MOTION? Ahhhhhh!!!
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Like I said, over the surface of the earth. Matters not if it's a lava flow, river current, or turbulant air, the GPS simply measures the speed at which the object with the GPS in it is traveling over the surface of the earth (or away and towards each of the satelites the GPS reciever is using to measure speed as the case may be). Anyone want to argue?? If so, I'll be back in a while. Going to a movie with the girlfriend!! Back in a while!!
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