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Blutarsky
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re: Ever wonder about how a missile knows where it is?
Sounds like a Douglas Adams character monologue from the Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy.


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roadkill
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My Dad wrote flight control software for missiles, rockets (including Apollo-Saturn), and satellites and this is how I remember him trying to explain it to me - lots of math involved.


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The inventor of the fire hydrant is not known because the patent documents were destroyed in a fire.


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ManBearTiger
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quote:

What compelled you to quote me here:



It just cracked me up- I think a thread about Tom Hanks being a pedo


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Traveler
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quote:

y Dad wrote flight control software for missiles, rockets (including Apollo-Saturn), and satellites and this is how I remember him trying to explain it to me - lots of math involved.

He could have made it short and sweet like one of my instructors did: It knows where it is because it knows where it isn't. It was all Greek after that.
This post was edited on 6/17 at 9:59 pm


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FightinTigersDammit
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Same way a thermos knows to keep hot stuff hot and cold stuff cold.


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