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Does this impact, excite, bother, or concern anyone? Just curious.

http://www.engadget....ked-at-cornell/

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these guys at Cornell did the legwork in developing an algorithm to extract the pseudo random number codes that are used to give customers access to the Galileo GPS system, which unlike America's taxpayer-owned militarily-developed and free GPS setup, is funded by the European Union, European Space Agency, and private organizations (read: service comes at a cost)
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excite!

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that is truly awesome...!!!

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From what I've gathered, the system (and consequently the code that was cracked) is still in a test phase, so it's likely that some improvements will be made.

The Slashdot article/discussion on this had some US-vs-Europe bashing going on, which I won't repeat here. I'm just wondering why we are spending so much in putting up a 2nd navigation system. It'd better be a big improvement over GPS...
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I'm just wondering why we are spending so much in putting up a 2nd navigation system.

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Politics and power! I'm guessing the EU just doesn't like the fact that the U.S. Military controls the GPS system, not that there is anything wrong with it.

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And the US military doesn't like the fact the EU is building a system of its own... <_<
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