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Comment: Re:The "antenna array" is a McGuffin (Score 1) 342

by nsaspook (#46826123) Attached to: Aereo To SCOTUS: Shut Us Down and You Shut Down Cloud Storage

The antenna array is actually solid engineering and science. Saying each element belongs to one person is a hoot.

The dime size antenna (that looks to approximate the LC values in each small section of a lossy transmission line used as a receive Metamaterial antenna) for each listener.
http://individual.utoronto.ca/...

This is what happens when engineers and lawyers talk.

Comment: Re:License? (Score 1) 75

by nsaspook (#44387915) Attached to: After LinkedIn Clues, FOIA Nets New Details On NSA's ANCHORY Program

Open source has another meaning in the intelligence community. Open source refers to unclassified information, such as the internet, newspapers, and other media. It's used as opposed to signals intelligence (SIGINT), human intelligence (HUMINT), etc. Often referred to as Open Source Intelligence (OSINT).

I worked with FBIS in the 70's down in Key West. Cuban TV was pretty cool and totally uncensored when they showed US movies. Fidel had a thing about 'Smokey and the Bandit".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_Broadcast_Information_Service

Comment: WWV and NSA crypto (Score 2) 97

by nsaspook (#44192701) Attached to: WWVB Celebrates 50 Years of Broadcasting Time

We had several KWR-37 devices that needed time sync to under one second worldside with the transmitting station when changing daily key cards. WWW()x was great until you where some where past SE asia, then we used the Russia time sync RWM to lock devices,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RWM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KW-37
http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/uss_pueblo/Section_V_Cryptographic_Damage_Assessment.pdf

Factorials were someone's attempt to make math LOOK exciting.

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