Originally Posted by solipsism
We had a huge debate here a few months ago about different GPS capabilites with various CDMA and GMS technologies. I think Melgross may remember it.
My questions regarding planet-like masses:
Does GPS only refer only to orbiting satellites triangulating your position on Earth, or can it also refer to land-based triangulation determining your position on Earth? Ae we seeing a word actively broaden it's original definition to include new technologies? Is there life on other planets? Are you happy Rosie O'Donnel left The View
It's funny that you mention The View, because I just finished watching The View for the first time. I usually have school, but alas, it's summer now. Gotta says tho, Kathy Griffin seems like she would be much better than O'Donald. But she's temp?? At any rate, I don't really care.
GPS is different from tower triangulation because it can detect location, speed, and direction, all with fairly high accuracy. Also, GPS uses a minimum of 24 satellites to calculate these values, whereas tower triangulation, as the name states, uses only 3. If only 3 satellites were to be used, GPS would be far less accurate than tower triangulation.
Although unlikely, I might mention that the location could be found via the WiFI connection and IP address.