why would it be shut down? ridiculous
US gov. and American in general aren't that petty and calculated
if it ever gets shut down, i think Canada should offer to pay for its operation LOLz
It is not petty gamesmanship. The US government cannot spend money that congress hasn't appropriated. An exception is made in this case for critical functions. Timing is critical for some things, so surely NTP services are continuing, and apparently the radio broadcast is still live. Website access is not critical, because it's only used by humans. And if it costs money on an annual basis, they can't keep spending money for it until new money is appropriated.The signal broadcast is probably automated and thus far mine is unaffected. As for shuttering the websites, its petty gamesmanship.