SPOT again, the confusion

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now excited to have Ben Stein as very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Panbo is going to the next level in 2019 and beyond.

4 Responses

  1. John Foster says:

    The New York Times actually has a wonderful example of Steganography (hiding things in plain sight) for their corrections.
    Good luck in getting that corrected….
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  2. Dan (b393capt) says:

    West Marine has SPOT all over their web-site, with the tag line SPOT “LIVE TO TELL ABOUT IT”

  3. Chris Ellingsen says:

    The NYT did it again on January 30th. There was an article about SPOT saying that it can transmit your position via the GPS satellites even when out of range of cellular towers.

  4. Steve says:

    Although it is in the edge of the grey area for SPOT coverage, my SPOT just made contact with the satellite from Cebu in the Philippines. It was early evening. Several previous attempts during daytime failed.

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