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August 13, 2011

LightSquared Changes Tactics, Blames GPS Industry For Interference Problems

Says In FCC Filing That Failure To Comply With DoD And International Standards For GPS Receivers Cause Of Interference

After being rebuffed by the chairman of the FCC earlier this week, hopeful wireless broadband provider LightSquared now says that the GPS industry has only its self to blame for the interference caused by its terrestrial transmitters.

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Snack Cravings Lead To Helo Pilot's Arrest

Tiny Island Nation Didn't Appreciate Surprise Munchie Run

The Telegraph in the UK reports that officials of the tiny, remote, Pacific island nation of Nauru, which has a national population of only about 10,000 people, were not amused when a 24-year-old Australian pilot landed a two-seat helicopter on Capelle Beach to grab a drink and some chocolate from the island's main supermarket. The pilot and his passenger were working at sea on a Taiwanese fishing vessel when they left the ship in search of snacks, and allegedly did not notify authorities of their intent.

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