Turning off GPS would be Dubya stupid

You Must Be Present to Win: Destroying Our Village in Order to Save It

"So yes, this sounds like a splendid plan to have on tap: the next time we get a whiff of a terrorist attack, we can shut down large segments of the economy, piss off our allies (if they haven't created their own system yet), or really piss off our allies by shooting their satellites out of the sky."

I already knew that turning off GPS would cripple marine navigation systems (and thus shipping), and obviously things like car navigation systems, but did you know it apparently would cripple the SS7 network which would disable credit card processing, phone calls, wireless roaming, and more.

So, terrorists have gotta love the US Government's plan to disable GPS if they attack.

Written on December 23, 2004