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#16 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:54

What east? Russia != the east.

 

 

To us older folks who remember the cold war the dividing line was the Iron Curtain. "The East" was basically anything east of the Berlin Wall.

Also, draw a vertical line down from Moscow and where does it end? Roughly between Saudi Arabia and Egypt - the Middle East.

 

^ This.




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Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:56

The world thinks another Soviet Dictator is on the rise, not exactly, Putin comes off as wanting to be a new Tsar.

Pretty much. And it's not as if only the US is ticked off over his activities of the last several years. It's all going over like a skunk at a wedding.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:58

Pretty much. And it's not as if only the US is ticked off over his activities of the last several years. It's all going over like a skunk at a wedding.

 

Which is funny since he's doing the same thing europe and US has been doing and responding to EU/US



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 12:00

I'm wondering though, did the GLASNOST thing even have much benefit in the US? Isn't most of our GPS done with the regular GPS satellites? I just hope my Lumia can still navigate without GLASNOST.



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 12:15

I'm wondering though, did the GLASNOST thing even have much benefit in the US? Isn't most of our GPS done with the regular GPS satellites? I just hope my Lumia can still navigate without GLASNOST.

 

Lumia has both, and will work just fine with one or the other. Though it's faster and more accurate with both. especially since GLONASS has higher accuracy since GPS has a larger artifical limit.

 

This ground stations has no or little effect on your phones ability to receive accurate signals from satellites in orbit though ;)



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 12:39

What east? Russia != the east.

 

To many older people, it is.  The WW2 divisions labelled it this way.



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 12:51

Which was a response to Russian interventionism and other instances of being less than helpful internationally, some dating back several years.

Don't forget that Russia had first started threatening to withdraw the RD-180 engines while we were still "friends", proving that part of the " relationship" was one sided relationship as far as Putin was concerned.

1. That was a response to American interventionism.

2. Russia never threatened to break RD-180 supply. There has been some opposition movement a year ago, but not official.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 13:06

I'm wondering though, did the GLASNOST thing even have much benefit in the US? Isn't most of our GPS done with the regular GPS satellites? I just hope my Lumia can still navigate without GLASNOST.


Glasnost' means freedom of speech. That was a movement in late 1980's. US didn't benefit of it, as nowadays US media are very much like Soviet media back then.

GLONASS means GLObal NAvigation Satellite System. It has better coverage and precision in northern latitudes, worse in central. Most modern GNSS receivers utilizes DualGNSS system using both GPS and GLONASS satellites, which allows to drastically bypass GPS civil limitations.