Yea, the important thing isn't if it works or not. The important thing is that the US taxpayers keep paying millions for every rocket that might knock down a Hamas missal. That way Israel can comfortably keep practicing genocide in Gaza and building more "settlements".
I sure don't suspect that. Putting up a GPS constellation is no small task. And here on earth there is a significant Earth bound support network that the GPS network interacts with to keep everything working.
Yes, it seems crazy that a space agency could overlook this. But less crazy than putting an entire GPS system in place. I actually think that this is more likely to be a manifestation of extremely poor journalism. But there is not going to be a GPS system in place over Mars before this gizmo ever attempts to make a landing, and if it really uses GPS in making a landing it isn't going to work.
a customized quadcopter drone that uses a GPS, camera and inertial systems to fly into position
Yup, hate to break it to you rocket scientists at NASA, but there is a slight flaw in this design for use on Mars.
The child was starved to death. Clearly this entitles him to use anyone else's Intellectual Property.
The child is never going to know that he didn't get to be considered a Superman for starving to death, and I really don't feel too bad for those who let him starve and now want a monument.
While I feel no compassion for those who want to hijack Superman in this case, I do agree completely with the idea that our copyright laws have been hijacked by big business (lead by Disney). The Constitution makes it clear that copyright protections are given for a limited time in exchange for the Intellectual Property passing into public domain. To let corporations like Disney buy politicians who openly admit that they never intend for some IP to pass into public domain is another case of American's right being completely disregarded by Washington.
So, any chance that Madden-like (video) generated play-by-play technology
No chance at all. The software is already too intelligent for that, and not nearly bloated enough.