I had a similar thought, but I think http://slashdot.org/comments.p... is a more likely explanation.
This seems like the most likely explanation -- thank you coward!
Currently Indigogo says that 2,575 people have contributed $1,175,564 ($457 per person).
But if you add up the people and amounts for the various perks, you get 330 people contributing $73,874 (223 per person).
Can someone explain the difference?
if that were true you'd have been able to get a cool name on slashdot. And "were" would actually be spelled the way you spelled it.
You are ignoring the fact that it seems like one highly intelligent and technology-developing species could probably not evolve in coexistence with another one on the same planet, at some point one would win and kill off the other one.
I'm sure it's been proposed/discussed many times before, but I don't know if this concept has an "official" name or not.
They would laugh when they learned that our supposed evidence of the big bang was actually just us picking up their interstellar music streaming service.
Directionality is a mostly irrelevant consideration.
The fact that an antenna is 9db or 30db higher in one direction quickly becomes irrelevant with the vast distances of space. Antennas don't work like flashlights. They are more like a light bulb with a two-way mirror on one side that reflects 50% of the light and lets 50% of it through out the back. At VHF and above, things like mountains act like mirrors that reflect signals straight up (among other directions), as well.
You are somewhat wrong about AM... at least broadcast band AM is mostly only directional in the sense that there's dead zones straight off the ends of the dipole. They are shooting quite a bit of signal upward. Our ionosphere does strongly reflect and attenuate what would make it out to space in those bands though.
This goes toward your comment about the 50s and 60s... we have far more powerful transmitters in operation now (some VHF TV the better part of 1 megawatt!), and in bands that aren't reflected by the ionosphere. If anything we are getting louder and louder.
Unfortunately the first thing they might see of humanity is free-to-air broadcast TV, and just assume that we are all complete idiots.
Any company that bans gun related stuff does have a political agenda.
Agreed. It's incredibly stupid and shortsighted for kickstarter to ban "weapons and weapons accessories".
Thanks for the insults.. very informative.
Perhaps this XKCD will be of help: http://xkcd.com/1053/
For those clueless like me, PAC stands for Politicial Action Committee
I can forgive the headline and summary for not defining the acronym, but when the article itself also doesn't say, it's getting ridiculous.
Way to miss the point. According to Wikipedia, in 2012, 73% of Americans self-identified as "Christians".
Applying strong labels like "irrational" and "unintelligent" to that large of group of people is "irrational" and "unintelligent".
You're dealing with Stanch Atheists. Don't expect them to be rational or intelligent. They've gone tribal, circled the wagons, and are now locked into anti-religious flame wars and are unable to learn better.
Isn't painting with broad stokes fun! There's surely no actual rational, intelligent creatures in these enormous labels!
A studio enforcing their copyright against personal-use downloads might be a somewhat crappy and ill-advised practice, but it's not "trolling". To me if you were going to call something "copyright trolling" it would be more like using copyright letters to silence people, aka SLAPP, not using copyright the way it was intended, to prevent people other than the owner from making copies of the entire media as a substitute to buying it from the media holder.