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US Navy grabs old-fashioned sextants amid hacker attack fears

Tom Paine Silver badge

And what's wrong with log tables?

Can't hack a sextant perhaps, but an EMP that takes out the computer you use for the trig-and-log-tables work we were taught from the age of 12 back when schools were real schools and teachers were real teachers would still leave the USN guessing their position. (I suppose the EMP would also have killed the boat's propulsion anyway, so maybe not that big of a deal I suppose.)

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