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    A new challenge for the in vehicle entertainment computer enthusiast...

    http://www.scaled.com/projects/tierone/062104-2.htm

    I wonder if GPS is any good in space...

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    That way my spaceputer will say: "In 1 ligh year make a left just after Saturn"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cris
    That way my spaceputer will say: "In 1 ligh year make a left just after Saturn"

    More like. " year"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer
    More like. " year"
    No, Cris was right.
    GPS nav programs don't navigate you by time (1 year), but by distance (1 light year).
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    I think he is making fun of the destinator bug where it leaves out bit when telling you distances...

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    turn left? that's so 2D. it'll be "plot course 210 mark 63. warp 3. engage!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by krystar
    turn left? that's so 2D. it'll be "plot course 210 mark 63. warp 3. engage!"
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    plot course 210 mark 63
    this is still 2-D, its just more technical. (its the angle on a 360 degrees radius on a flat surface - 210.63 degrees is still 2/D)

    you should have

    bearing 210 mark 63 angle 45 mark 12 velocity 520 mark 22. Engage
    note, the warp thinggy is really cheesy.


    Also, GPS is good on a planet, by the reach of GPS sats... "global positionning system" - the more sat the more precise... if you are in space, you use stellar navigation and starmaps/charts.
    -Mars

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    your all wrong, by that time we will have programmed navigational systems for automated travel. Therefore instead of "turn left at one light year" it will be like "now preparing reaction chamber for antimatter annihilation" and then we sleep for a year..

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