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Gaddiel
09-26-2005, 11:45 AM
From SlashDot:

The first GPS 2R-M satellite has launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on top of a Boeing Delta 2 rocket. The government is now competing with Europe's Galileo system, and has added two additional military channels and one civilian channel, which will increase the accuracy and performance of GPS - as well as increase its resistance to jamming.

http://www.spaceflightnow.com/delta/d31 ... eview.html (http://www.spaceflightnow.com/delta/d313a/050918preview.html)

thenaturenurd
09-26-2005, 06:56 PM
:lol: you are such a slashdot nerd wayne...good article.

arkansas_stickerdude
09-26-2005, 09:01 PM
That was a great article.

Phantom_491
09-27-2005, 01:26 PM
From AFNews:
Air Force successfully launches GPS satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. (AFPN) -- The Air Force's 45th Space Wing, its mission partners and Boeing successfully launched a Global Positioning System satellite into orbit on a Delta II space launch vehicle at 11:37 p.m. Sept. 25.

The GPS constellation provides continuous, precise three-dimensional location information -- including latitude, longitude and altitude -- velocity and exact time to worldwide users. The satellite launched should be fully checked-out and operational in about four weeks.

"This next generation GPS satellite joins a constellation that continues to play an enormous role on the Global War on Terror, ensuring U.S. warfighters and our allies have the technology and advantage in an unconventional war," said Col. Mark Owen, 45th Space Wing commander. "This 'M-Code' GPS satellite is a milestone -- a new military and civil signal that represents the U.S. commitment to continuous improvement of positional knowledge and precise timing to all customers."

The vision of the 45th Space Wing is to provide the world's most responsive, reliable and cost-effective access to space; and the mission is to assure access to the high frontier and to support global operations, the colonel said.

"This success is a tribute to the men and women of the joint Air Force and industry launch team and marks another major milestone in the storied history of the Delta II launch vehicle," Colonel Owen said.

BACKPACKNJACK
09-27-2005, 05:23 PM
I’ve been looking forward to the new, More Powerful GPS satellites because :
I will not have to change the cords to my caches when the leaves come out.
I can use my GPS to find the restroom when the electricity goes out.
My Deluxe Model aluminum foil cap will now serve a dual purpose.
We can now keep up our tans through the winter.
[:)]
PS. Know what the difference between a “SlashDotNerd”, a “NatureNurd” and just a plain old “Natural Nerd” is ???
Do
You
Think
It
Is
Maybe
Just
The
Spelling? [;)]
(well you did start it [;)]
Thanks “Gaddiel”, I was wondering when they would fire those up.

thenaturenurd
09-28-2005, 08:28 AM
Yes prob just the spelling Jack...I am such a big nerd its not even funny. 8O

BACKPACKNJACK
09-28-2005, 05:34 PM
Well “Naturenurd” I guess a nerd is just someone who knows a lot about some subject like computers, airplanes, coin collecting, corvettes, etc. and I was just wondering what would make you a nerd back in the Davy Crockett days or maybe the Cave Man days???

cachecrazies
09-28-2005, 06:19 PM
BACKPACKNJACK Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:34 pm Post subject:

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Well “Naturenurd” I guess a nerd is just someone who knows a lot about some subject like computers, airplanes, coin collecting, corvettes, etc. and I was just wondering what would make you a nerd back in the Davy Crockett days or maybe the Cave Man days???


So tell us Jack, you should know a lot about this. How are dinosour steaks as compared to modern day beef steaks? And how's the best way to cook them, you caveman nerd!

And how do you marinate "meeses"? :lol:

Since we all know a lot about something - I guess that makes us all nerds of some kind or other!!! LOL!

BACKPACKNJACK
09-29-2005, 12:35 PM
And how do you marinate "meeses"? :lol:


My Deluxe Model aluminum foil cap will now serve a dual purpose. 8O

thenaturenurd
09-29-2005, 01:23 PM
Well I think most of the outdoorsman such as Davy Crockett were nerds because it was part of their survival. They knew alot about a variety of subjects cause life was hard back then...I imagine that was true even more so in man's early days. The first nerds probably invented fire :D

Craig

rock_hound
10-03-2005, 01:22 PM
This thread was about what exactly? I forgot by the time I got to the bottom. :lol:

thenaturenurd
10-03-2005, 03:09 PM
Sorry Rock Hound I guess we got carried away. :D

BACKPACKNJACK
10-03-2005, 03:49 PM
Well “RockHound” it started out with Gaddiel updating us about the new GPS satellites but because we were so looking forward to these new more powerful signals the thread quickly degraded to us bragging about what a knowledgeable person Gaddiel is where satellites are concerned.
I hope this cleared things up a little and brought his thread back to ground.
I guess the subject HAD left the area and was headed way out there, and I suppose a simple thanks would have sufficed but how boring is that.

Gaddiel
10-03-2005, 04:52 PM
...the thread quickly degraded to us bragging about what a knowledgeable person Gaddiel is where satellites are concerned.

I know just this side of nothing about satellites, but I DO know know how to use "copy & paste". :D However, I guess I AM guilty of being a nerd...

thenaturenurd
10-03-2005, 09:56 PM
Ok Ok...determine how much of a nerd you really are.

Nerd Test (http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php?im)

Gaddiel
10-04-2005, 08:40 AM
59. Lightly Nerdy.

thenaturenurd
10-04-2005, 08:50 AM
I got 84 :?

BACKPACKNJACK
10-04-2005, 11:19 AM
ooops, 84 points also. [8O]
Although I suspect I may have recieved extra points(40-60) for,
1: being over 50 but using Firefox/Mozilla.
2: having no Friday night life.
And my real score is about the same as the other cavemen, 20 or so.
The test was fun and I don't think anyone will notice this thread has (ssssh) left the area again. :wink:

rock_hound
10-04-2005, 01:24 PM
25 here.......However, this test is scued (sp?) toward the computer nerd. I am definately a wannabe computer nerd.

cachecrazies
10-04-2005, 07:26 PM
:oops: I shouldn't even post this - I'm SO embarrased! But I got a lousy 12 points! I'd better start practicing!

Mr. Crazy will have to do his own test - then you'll know who the nerdy one of the family is! 8O

But then, I guess one of us needs to be the practical one!

edited for P.S.

P.S. Welcome to the off topic TOPIC, Rock Hound! But aren't we having a good time?

BACKPACKNJACK
10-04-2005, 08:08 PM
:oops: I'd better start practicing!
I should hope so 8O you are way too tall for cave life and besides, no beard. :lol:

arkansas_stickerdude
10-04-2005, 09:47 PM
This is even worse I got a 12 also and my wife got a big 2. hahahahaha