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Comment: Re:It's interesting how... (Score 2) 31

by Deadstick (#47637021) Attached to: The Meteors You've Waited All Year For

You may be expecting too much. Most meteors go by too fast to see motion, because they're close: you just see a faint white line that appears and persists for less than a second. You see these mostly overhead.

If a meteor does show motion, that means it's far away (hence low rate of movement through your FOV), and bright enough to be seen through many miles of atmosphere (hence considerably bigger than average). You see these near the horizon.

If one moves slowly enough that you can say "Hey, look at that" and other people can turn and catch sight of it, it's a BIG mutha.

Comment: How much is exorbitant? (Score 1) 1

by Deadstick (#47635297) Attached to: NFL Fights to Save TV Blackout Rule Despite $9 Billion Revenue

Ordinarily I'd say an entertainment franchise has a right to charge as much as it damn well pleases for a ticket, and license it to broadcasters at its pleasure...but football teams tend to get subsidies from the local governments, in the form of tax breaks and such. In that context, I don't see much wrong with the fans being treated as partners in the deal. Perhaps a withdrawal of some of the perks would be in order.

The one day you'd sell your soul for something, souls are a glut.

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