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Re: crypto anarchy vs AP

jim bell wrote:
> On a related issue, GPS (global-positioning system) contains a de-accurizing
> mis-feature called S/A, which adds a little error to the location as
> detected by a receiver.  Ostensibly, it was added so that this could be
> turned on in wartime, to deny the enemy the ability to make 10-meter fixes.
> Turns out that it was kept on all the time, probably because if it WASN'T it
> would become politically impossible to de-accurize the system even in wartime.

Apparently S/A (selective availability) was turned *off* during the Gulf
war.  "Military Intelligence" in action.

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than what we have now."  -- Unknown.

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