They WERE recorded when they hit the Earth; they're NOTICED until much later, while sifting through old recordings.
... so slashdot editorizer Timothy is actualatedly Don King?!
I use hotbot you insensitive clod!
Try Alistair Reynolds' "Revelation Space" series, among my favorite Sci Fi novels. "House of Suns" and "Pushing Ice" are two more good novels of his.
Actually, mushrooms are a Felony as well.
Not to mention it is now serving me pop up ads and those stupid double underlined fake links on arbitrary words like "travel" and "door". If Soylent News could just get a few more people commenting I'd never come back.
The controversy surrounding the game with the Russians comes from a mission in which you play a sleeper agent in a Russian terrorist cell, and participate with them in a mass killing scenario at a shopping mall. It's more about the player's active role in the killing of innocent citizens than the fact that it's Russians that you're with.
I just got one too, on a different article. First beta, now this?
I bought a salvaged car (04 grand prix) and whoever the previous owner was, they apparently had an arrangement similar to this guy's. While putting a new stereo in, I found a tracking device inner the dash on the driver's side, kind of behind where the A/C controls where. It was around the size of a pack of cigarettes, had LEDs for GPS and TX/RX if memory serves, it also had a SIM card, which I removed immediately. I looked it up by googling the FCC id number and found the company's web site. I was kind of spooked when I found it until I realized it was probably put there by a dealer catering to high credit risk customers, or perhaps it was a used rental car or something. I eventually just cut the wires and pulled the whole thing out.
Actually, they were classified as "munitions", which are defined as military weapons, ammunition, equipment, and stores. The "equipment and stores" part is more applicable here, I don't think anyone would argue that crypto is an actual weapon, as in capable of causing death and destruction. The ban on selling PlayStation 2s to Iraq for fear of them being used as brains of cruise missiles was a situation where the banned thing could be considered a weapon, crypto would be more analogous to releasing radios with military channels.
FREEZE a medium when it's excited, WHEN IT COOLS DOWN it will release the energy. lolwut
Further reflection reminds me that yes, they did have camouflaged rovers, my apologies, I was remembering the hollow lava tubes... Been at least a dozen years since I last read it.
I understand how subtractive imaging works, but the cover they were under was most definitely not moving, it was the hollow crust left from lava flows. I suppose they could see where they had disappeared from, and where they reappeared at if they are careless enough to come out in the open, but the tubes they traveled in did not move, they were giant hollow tubes many kilometres long.
Curious, if using subtractive satellite imaging could show that the people were at one spot, then weren't anymore (as they had ducked into the hollowed out lava tubes) what good would that do, unless they picked them up again when they came out? Remember, the transnats knew of the existence of the first hundredth not their location. Could a photo showing where they had disappeared from be worth that much if by the time they could get teams there they were long gone? The book doesn't say but you would assume they would go into the tubes at a point where there were multiple tubes so as to not lead them directly to the exit point.