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Comment: Mayday! Mayday! (Score 1) 114 114

I've been binge-watching Mayday (a.k.a. Air Crash Investigations), and I have not seen a single episode where bug splatter on the wings brought down a plane. There was one episode where a spider built a nest in the pitot tube, but nothing with the wings. They would be far better off developing anti-ice coating. Ice brings down planes on a regular basis.

Comment: Re:Never knew the concert conductor did that! (Score 1) 62 62

Maybe, but I suspect maybe not. The electromagnetic spectrum (which includes light frequencies) has particular characteristics that do not change much with increases in frequencies, closed system or not.

Granted, but optical signals are not generated by a coil of wire and interleaved metal plates. You can't just tweak a capacitor to adjust the frequency of a laser.

Comment: Re:This problem needs a technical solution (Score 1) 268 268

No private citizen NEEDS a gun either; or a car, or a computer, or porno magazines. That doesn't mean we can't have them.

The reality of the situation is that the persons taking video of the fire with their fancy flying cameras were probably unaware that they were interfering with the fire-fighting effort.

Comment: Re:Of course not. (Score 1) 307 307

How do we know that what is retro-reflecting isn't a natural phenomenon that has been there all along? Do you have proof that there was no reflective surfaces on the moon PRIOR to the supposed lunar landings? If not, retro-reflection does not prove a Moon landing.

As of next Thursday, UNIX will be flushed in favor of TOPS-10. Please update your programs.

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