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Comment Re:Very sad (Score 1) 115

That one of our preeminent research facilities would be compelled to hold an open house to show that they're not involved in "mind control" is a sad and embarrassing commentary on the state of this country.

Holding an open house will solve nothing anyway. The kind of luddites that believe HAARP is controlling people's minds wouldn't understand what any of the equipment does. They'd just see antennas and powerful computers and assume they were right.

Comment Re:Man up, NASA. (Score 1) 107

So that $50 you found down the back of the couch, you're going to give to me right? Since you already lost it anyway, you have nothing to lose...

False comparison.
This is like NASA found the $50 but is scared that if they leave the house to go shopping the money might fall out of their pocket and be gone again.
If they don't leave the house they can't spend it -- so it's worthless, except to say "look, I have a $50 bill here at the house".
If they leave the house, they might get $50 in goods -- or they might lose the money like they think. But they at least have a chance to use the money.

Comment Man up, NASA. (Score 2) 107

NASA lost contact with their STEREO-B satellite nearly twenty-two months ago when performing a routine test. NASA scientists are afraid to turn on the computer at this point because it may cause them to lose contact again.

What's the point of being able to talk to it if they can't turn it on and actually do stuff with it?
If they thought they lost it 22 months ago, they have nothing further to lose if it goes away again now.

Comment Re:60 MB T.V. Encoding? (Score 2) 93

I wasn't talking about the video signal bitrate to the display, I was talking about the encoded stream average bitrate if a whole half-hour of video is that small (not to mention the audio portion is included in that figure). 60 MB is not a large enough file to deliver a quality picture, even with HEVC.

Comment Re:Failed model (Score 2) 366

... If you don't embrace this you must be some kind of antisocial who probably should be on a Terror Watchlist.

More accurate. Law enforcement has for years looked on anyone who values their privacy or "keeps to themselves" as someone potentially dangerous. In a few decades maybe they will find a way to make introversion a criminal offense.

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