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RudeRat
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:35 pm    Post subject: Solar Storm Reply with quote

"A massive solar flare will hit Earth on Thursday bringing with it the threat of power and GPS blackouts but also improving the chance of seeing the northern lights."

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1142913--huge-solar-storm-today-could-disrupt-power-gps-and-more
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JJnTJ
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hooray! This will make for better DNF excuses, at least for the next few days.
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beagleboo
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

During the last peak around 2002, experts learned that GPS was vulnerable to solar outbursts.

Maybe thats why my old GPS76 still updates faster than my GPS60CXS. It's been solar charged!! Surprised
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Arcticabn
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know what they are talking about. Moe the Sleaze, Team Hooligan and I just spent two days caching here in SoCal. 156 finds on Thursday and 133 finds today out four wheeling in the desert. Coordinates were dead on both days. If anything its been more accurate then usual. Laughing
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