Comment on my video Windows USB GPS Device Based on UBlox Chip and UCenter Software

Windows USB GPS Device Based on UBlox Chip and UCenter Software

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJZHVKGrl6Y

@Ali Zitouna Hamed, I am not sure what you mean by “base ntrip”. I made this long ago and have not used UBlox lately. Since then i have been working on software defined radios, electromagnetic interference, gravitational wave detection, imaging arrays for gravitational waves, seismometer calibration using gravitational methods, subsurface imaging technologies, magnetic field monitoring networks, solar observatories, astrophysical data networks, high frame rate cameras, noise in memory systems, and many other things. A lot is in development and I cannot post them publicly. I see thousands of people have looked at this video, but only you and Pham Don asked questions. And I did not even get a note that his question was there.

If I was going to make something that needed precise timing or precise location, I would use gravitational GPS methods. Those do not require satellite networks, are not attenuated or disturbed by ionospheric changes as much, and can operate under the ocean or under the earth. There are many groups working on gravitational detectors of many kinds, but most are poorly funded and worse, they are not working together effectively as global groups.

It is nearly impossible to find much about people on YouTube. It should have home pages like everywhere else, and private messaging, places to share any kind of formatted data – science and technology need lots of different formats right now. So I cannot tell what you are doing, or trying to do. Me, I work constantly, there are so many new technologies, and so many needs in the world. My guess is you don’t necessarily want to know how to use GPS, but rather to use it for something. What is it you want to do?

I looked up “NTRIP” and found many resources for setting up a GPS reference station. One that looked interesting is https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/how-to-build-a-diy-gnss-reference-station/all I try to find low cost methods for most everything. And that means methods that don’t take weeks or years to learn. Because the cost of human time to learn something usually far outweighs the cost of the thing itself.

I want to use a global array of different kinds of detectors – magnetic, magnetoTelluric, infrasound, seismometers, gravimeters, gravitational wave detectors (I classify them as “direct gravitational potential detectors”), electromagnetic interference networks, neutrino networks, and many more – to scan the interior of the earth in near real time. The same methods will work for the sun and planets, but I want something for teaching new technologies to lots of people as fast as possible. I don’t want to wait another 50 years to get to the moon and mars at a snails pace.

Richard Collins, Director, The Internet Foundation


I did not realize this video had received so many views. I will see about checking on progress in GPS and related technologies. If you have some particular things you want to see, leave clear and complete descriptions. If I cannot get to them, if you write clearly, you can help each other. YouTube is not great on collaboration, sharing of anything but video formats, or helping people work together. But it is better than nothing.

I posted that reply to Ali at /?p=1887 for my own records, and a reminder to look at GPS. I only put a tiny fraction of the things I work on there, but maybe you can see something interesting. Again, you have to write here because this is YouTube. There is much I would like to help them use Internet best practices, but there are many more groups who need help too.

I took over the domain, TheInternetFoundation.Org, from Network Solutions in July 1998 after the original Internet Foundation was cancelled. My main conclusions after 23 years are (1) The Internet is for everyone, if you post it on the Internet it is for everyone, not just a few, (2) the ultimate purpose of the Internet is for the survival of the human species, (3) the Internet is horribly inefficient, it takes years to do things that some people can do in a few days – because the information is so fragmented, untraceable, incomplete and so many copies.

(“covid” OR “corona virus” OR “coronavirus”) is floating about 7.5 Billion entry points. There is a core of a few thousand pages of material, but most of those things are copies and duplicates. The authors are NOT working together as a whole, so much does not get done. The flow of data is tiny trickle, because it all gets “shared” in paper formats like PDF and HTML and text that require a human reader with a vast background and mostly only in English – to read and trace out the parts and connections. But the information is on the Internet so that the dependencies and relations and details can be filled in. I have made videos about those things. I would make more, but no one seems to be listening or doing anything, and there are lots of things that need doing.

Richard Collins, Director, The Internet Foundation

Richard K Collins

About: Richard K Collins

Director, The Internet Foundation Studying formation and optimized collaboration of global communities. Applying the Internet to solve global problems and build sustainable communities. Internet policies, standards and best practices. Consulting and advising organizations of all sizes. Not for profit. When you get down to it, all these papers on the Internet and published, were originally just letters between friends and people of similar interest. Current projects: Best practices for all Internet sites, and for global communities using the Internet. Improving model and data flows, establishing end-to-end lossless and open channels. Particularly for global scale issues such as "covid", "global climate change", "online education", "solar system colonization", "research", "development", and "learning". Education and Interests: Gravitational sensors, sensor networks, modeling and simulation of all things, encouraging development of a gravitational engineering industry, calibrating new gravitational sensors.


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