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How do GPS systems work to measure speed if they are not using orbiting satellites?

How do GPS systems work?
3 (60%)
How do GPS systems triangulate if there are no orbiting satellites?
2 (40%)

Total Members Voted: 5

Voting closed: August 16, 2008, 07:27:07 AM

GPS triangulation

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nobleglobal

GPS triangulation
« on: August 15, 2008, 07:27:07 AM »
Obviously if the earth is flat, then you rule out anything orbiting the earth.  How, then, would one explain the effectiveness of GPS systems, especially in regard to their ability to measure speed, which must be done using triangulation?

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Parsifal

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Re: GPS triangulation
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2008, 07:29:56 AM »
I voted "How do GPS systems work?".
I'm going to side with the white supremacists.

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Dr Matrix

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Re: GPS triangulation
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2008, 07:33:46 AM »
The FE argument is that since GPS is run by the military, you cannot trust the data it gives you.  It has been set up in such a way as to defeat any attempt to reveal a round earth using it.
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divito the truthist

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Re: GPS triangulation
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2008, 07:41:08 AM »
I've never seen an FE argument stating that. Quote?
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Re: GPS triangulation
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2008, 07:43:26 AM »
The FE argument is that since GPS is run by the military, you cannot trust the data it gives you.  It has been set up in such a way as to defeat any attempt to reveal a round earth using it.

I  can't trust it eh?  so when it told me the exact route to my friends house it could really have taken me to an exact replica of his house containing his evil twin?  
" class="bbc_link" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Video proof that the Earth is flat!

Run run, as fast as you can, you can't catch me cos I'm in the lollipop forest and you can't get there!

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Dr Matrix

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Re: GPS triangulation
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2008, 07:46:24 AM »
Quote from: FAQ
Q: "How come the travel time by air from South America to New Zealand, via the polar route, is SHORTER than the travel time going North first and then South again?"

A: (Presumed answer: The airline pilots are misled by their GPS, or are deliberately conspiring to make it appear that the flights take different times)

The FAQ implies that GPS is deceptive.

lolz at trollz... I'm not saying I believe it, I'm just saying that's the argument I've heard before (either implied or otherwise)
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All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

Re: GPS triangulation
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2008, 04:37:21 PM »
Yet again this site made me laugh.. Lolz at lolz at trollz =P