Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.

NavList:

A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Message:αβγ
Message:abc
Add Images & Files
    or...
       
    Reply
    Re: Quartz article: reinstating celestial...
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2015 Oct 23, 19:08 +0000
    Francis (and David Pike in another post):

    As an electronics engineer, I can see no reasonable scenario where the sophisticated electronics and backup electronics on a modern Navy ship (almost regardless of whose flag it's flying) could suddenly become so totally inoperative that the crew would have to rely on celestial unless there were a massive act of war (eg, taking out all GPS satellites) -- at which point the ability of a single ship to find its position at sea will be a *very* low priority for the nation's navy.

    David:   as to the issue of "air-gapping," I suspect that much of a ship's electronics is NOT connected to the Internet.


    From: Francis Upchurch <NoReply_Upchurch@fer3.com>
    To: luabel{at}ymail.com
    Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2015 2:27 PM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Quartz article: reinstating celestial...

    Lu,
    If we are talking nuclear armagedon, do we really care where we are as apposed to who we are?
    I suspect all modern warships, aircraft and everything else military is dead without sophisitated electronics, am I right?We are basically back to spears and arrows. Maybe we should refloat HMS Vivtory, currently dry docked in Portsmouth?
    I hate to think our wonderful hobby is all about survivalist post nuclear holocaust?
    I am sceptical that we need to justify a return/preservation of cel nav purely on the basis of military worst case. I think our art is good for the univeral soul and useful anyway.
    Best as always
    Francis




       
    Reply
    Browse Files

    Drop Files

    NavList

    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    Name:
    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Email:
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.
    Email:

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Subject:
    Author:
    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site