A little question

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A little question
« on: February 11, 2007, 03:52:16 PM »
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Q: "How did NASA create these images with the computer technology available at the time?"

A: Since NASA did not send rockets into space, they instead spent the money on developing advanced computers and imaging software instead


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ok if they didnt send rockets into space, how did they get the photos in the first place??

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Re: A little question
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2007, 03:56:23 PM »
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ok if they didnt send rockets into space, how did they get the photos in the first place??

They made them.

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A little question
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2007, 08:31:55 PM »
Zing!

Re: A little question
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2007, 08:48:50 PM »
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Q: "How did NASA create these images with the computer technology available at the time?"

A: Since NASA did not send rockets into space, they instead spent the money on developing advanced computers and imaging software instead


There's a failure to note that when Man (supposedly for those non-believers/heretics =P) first stepped on the moon, computer software had just come out of the magnetic tape era, there was nothing advanced about the imaging software then.

Take a look at history between 1900 and 2000, the first pictures of the earth was about the sixties, the first computers within the couple decades before, computer power doubles about every... what was it... 18 months (if I remember correctly). Think long and hard about this one... long... and hard... Your conspiracy doesn't hold water here.
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Re: A little question
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2007, 09:06:00 PM »
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Take a look at history between 1900 and 2000, the first pictures of the earth released by the government to a public who had never seen them beforewas about the sixties, the first computers that we know ofwithin the couple decades before, computer power that we know ofdoubles about every... what was it... 18 months (if I remember correctly).


Fixed.

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Tom Bishop

A little question
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2007, 09:07:40 PM »
The first Round Earth shots were probably taken with a slight fisheye lens at high altitudes. Slight fisheye lenses are well within even 1800's technology.

A little question
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2007, 09:10:56 PM »
What, does it really matter if the governement had kept vacume tubes secret for a few years? And it's common knowledge that you can buy cutting edge processors and technology.

Tom, just  :shock: .
Wouldn't you be able to see the ice wall in those photos? Or that blob of Ice at the northpole?

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Tom Bishop

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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2007, 09:18:30 PM »
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What, does it really matter if the governement had kept vacume tubes secret for a few years?


What makes you think it was just a few years? The Government is amazing at keeping secrets.

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And it's common knowledge that you can buy cutting edge processors and technology.


Really? You think the military doesn't have an incentive to keep the public and other nations in the stone age?

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Wouldn't you be able to see the ice wall in those photos?


Easy enough. They just had to take extra care not to release pictures of the Ice Wall.

A little question
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2007, 09:21:35 PM »
What would the point in keeping vacum tubes secret for a millenia? The only thing you can do is make them smaller. Eventually all you can do is add more vacum tubes to create a building size computer with less processing power than a pocket calculator. And the military is not involved in processor technology, it's mainly pioneered by companies like Intel...

A little question
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2007, 09:42:57 PM »
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What, does it really matter if the governement had kept vacume tubes secret for a few years?


What makes you think it was just a few years? The Government is amazing at keeping secrets.

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And it's common knowledge that you can buy cutting edge processors and technology.


Really? You think the military doesn't have an incentive to keep the public and other nations in the stone age?

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Wouldn't you be able to see the ice wall in those photos?


Easy enough. They just had to take extra care not to release pictures of the Ice Wall.


Actually, I have some evidence for you guys: China.
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A little question
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2007, 03:03:40 AM »
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The first Round Earth shots were probably taken with a slight fisheye lens at high altitudes. Slight fisheye lenses are well within even 1800's technology.


right and im sure they were DIRECTLY above it

Re: A little question
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2007, 03:23:45 AM »
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Q: "How did NASA create these images with the computer technology available at the time?"

A: Since NASA did not send rockets into space, they instead spent the money on developing advanced computers and imaging software instead


From the FAQ


ok if they didnt send rockets into space, how did they get the photos in the first place??


Airplanes.

Using imaging software they can manipulate the photo and generate an image and effect precisely how big or small the "round earth" appears or how far it is from the camera.

Lots of pictures = detailed round world. Look at the cheaper copy of this known as Google Earth.
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