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(BBC-US)   NERDS to be deployed on US Navy vessels, expected to be promptly beat up by the ship's jocks   (bbc.com) divider line 17
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2014-05-13 03:34:43 PM
I fail to see how this will help

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2014-05-13 03:50:14 PM
Traditional e-readers are not permitted on many Navy vessels as their GPS, wi-fi and roaming data features can give away their position to the enemy.

Yes, because GPS signals, WiFi, and various other ways to access the internet penetrate 1" thick steel hulls under hundreds of feet of salt water with no difficulty whatsoever.

I could see the issue with a surface ship, maybe, in that a 2.4 GHz WiFi signal might be detectable from a long way off with a sensitive enough receiver.  Kind of pointless to go to "EMCOM dark" when someone's iPad Mini is radiating RF.

But that kind of stuff won't radiate though a steel hull, and it won't penetrate salt water past a few inches at the very most.

I suspect it's more to keep people from bringing aboard devices that have cameras that can record classified stuff.
 
2014-05-13 04:39:26 PM
These are Navy jocks, they're more likely to want some snuggling.
 
2014-05-13 04:56:27 PM

dittybopper: Traditional e-readers are not permitted on many Navy vessels as their GPS, wi-fi and roaming data features can give away their position to the enemy.

Yes, because GPS signals, WiFi, and various other ways to access the internet penetrate 1" thick steel hulls under hundreds of feet of salt water with no difficulty whatsoever.

I could see the issue with a surface ship, maybe, in that a 2.4 GHz WiFi signal might be detectable from a long way off with a sensitive enough receiver.  Kind of pointless to go to "EMCOM dark" when someone's iPad Mini is radiating RF.

But that kind of stuff won't radiate though a steel hull, and it won't penetrate salt water past a few inches at the very most.

I suspect it's more to keep people from bringing aboard devices that have cameras that can record classified stuff.


That's what I was thinking as well.
 
2014-05-13 05:04:30 PM

cgraves67: dittybopper: Traditional e-readers are not permitted on many Navy vessels as their GPS, wi-fi and roaming data features can give away their position to the enemy.

Yes, because GPS signals, WiFi, and various other ways to access the internet penetrate 1" thick steel hulls under hundreds of feet of salt water with no difficulty whatsoever.

I could see the issue with a surface ship, maybe, in that a 2.4 GHz WiFi signal might be detectable from a long way off with a sensitive enough receiver.  Kind of pointless to go to "EMCOM dark" when someone's iPad Mini is radiating RF.

But that kind of stuff won't radiate though a steel hull, and it won't penetrate salt water past a few inches at the very most.

I suspect it's more to keep people from bringing aboard devices that have cameras that can record classified stuff.

That's what I was thinking as well.


Yeah, I don't think they stop and say. Well your underwater, and inside lead, so I guess we'll give you an exception for electronic devices.
 
2014-05-13 05:08:51 PM

I_Am_Weasel: I fail to see how this will help

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2014-05-13 05:10:41 PM
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2014-05-13 05:27:45 PM
The Navy preloads the books? Only 300, and all popular crap?

I believe this is the first time in three decades I'm glad I failed that physical.
 
2014-05-13 05:31:29 PM
""[There will be] five per submarine, with a total of 355 for the submarine force. "

That's not nearly enough. My nephew is a submariner on a boomer sub, and according to him, all there is to do is work, sleep inbetween the hulls (sod hot racking), and jacking off. Those boys reakky could use some distraction on those multi-month cruises where they get to pull into exactly ZERO ports for shore leave.
 
2014-05-13 05:36:19 PM
As a carrier sailor from 20 year ago, let me say this...the ship's library sucked ass!  If you wanted anything interesting to read, you brought it or had it sent in a care package.

Also 5 ereaders for a crew of 150 will suck.  They will probably never get out of the wardroom.

Bubbleheads - 150 sailors leave for deployment, 75 couples return.
 
2014-05-13 05:38:33 PM
:(tfel no) dren

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2014-05-13 06:38:16 PM

dittybopper: I suspect it's more to keep people from bringing aboard devices that have cameras that can record classified stuff.


Exactly this.
 
2014-05-13 07:41:29 PM
Will naval aviators be allowed to post on fark while returning from duty?
 
2014-05-13 09:07:06 PM

Beowoolfie: The Navy preloads the books? Only 300, and all popular crap?

I believe this is the first time in three decades I'm glad I failed that physical.


Game of Thrones is a 'Classic'? 300 books with no way to change/update the titles? I'll laugh even harder!
 
2014-05-13 09:14:44 PM
And these will cost $7,000.00 a piece right?
 
2014-05-13 10:18:15 PM

dittybopper: Traditional e-readers are not permitted on many Navy vessels as their GPS, wi-fi and roaming data features can give away their position to the enemy.

Yes, because GPS signals, WiFi, and various other ways to access the internet penetrate 1" thick steel hulls under hundreds of feet of salt water with no difficulty whatsoever.


You know you can actually go outside the skin of the ship.  We used to run EMCON drills off the coast of San Diego, and since my buddy had an early Nokia brick cell phone, we'd go out on the fantail and make calls to our wives and girlfriends since we were in cell range.   It never occurred to us that the EW dudes in the EMCON center were loosing their freaking minds trying to find the emission.  We only found out after looking at the drill reviews.
 
2014-05-14 07:47:53 AM

Rent Party: dittybopper: Traditional e-readers are not permitted on many Navy vessels as their GPS, wi-fi and roaming data features can give away their position to the enemy.

Yes, because GPS signals, WiFi, and various other ways to access the internet penetrate 1" thick steel hulls under hundreds of feet of salt water with no difficulty whatsoever.

You know you can actually go outside the skin of the ship.  We used to run EMCON drills off the coast of San Diego, and since my buddy had an early Nokia brick cell phone, we'd go out on the fantail and make calls to our wives and girlfriends since we were in cell range.   It never occurred to us that the EW dudes in the EMCON center were loosing their freaking minds trying to find the emission.  We only found out after looking at the drill reviews.


Convenient that you didn't quote my very next farkin' paragraph:

I could see the issue with a surface ship, maybe, in that a 2.4 GHz WiFi signal might be detectable from a long way off with a sensitive enough receiver.  Kind of pointless to go to "EMCOM dark" when someone's iPad Mini is radiating RF.
 
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