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Ban Assault GPSes NOW!

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Nathaniel Firethorn, Dec 31, 2002.

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  1. Nathaniel Firethorn

    Nathaniel Firethorn Member

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    http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/ptech/12/31/gps.stalk.ap/index.html

    Kind of wierd, because to track the car it'd also have to transmit coordinates.

    But they ought to be registered, then confiscated, whatever they are. Think of the children.

    - pdmoderator
     
  2. QuickDraw

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    I thought people gladly paid to be tracked by satellite...Northstar.
    Maybe he was helping her in case she needed roadside assistance!

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    I'm really kind of surprised no politi-critter has sought some kind of regulation on them. All those militia nuts love em, ya know(yeah, I've got two).
     
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    pdmod, the answer to your question is in the article. You stated: Kind of wierd, because to track the car it'd also have to transmit coordinates.

    The article says:
    Investigators checked under the hood of Adams' vehicle and found a Global Positioning System that uses satellite and digital cellular technology to pinpoint a target's location.

    In a system of this type the GPS is the receiver and sends the coordinates via a digital mobile phone, which acts as the transmitter.
     
  5. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Member In Memoriam

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    LoJack is based on that technology, isn't it?

    Some guys just can't take "get lost" for an answer.

    He's got some time now to think about what it means. :rolleyes:
     
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