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Re: Flat Earth Theory
« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2017, 08:30:24 PM »
The 380th Expeditionary Wing used to be the 380th Bombardment Wing when I was stationed in Plattsburgh. After BRAC in 1991, it was recommisioned. It roots trace back all the way to WWII


Cool, and interesting that the chase car driver is also required to be qualified in the plane so that he knows what is happening versus simply providing distance information. Would be funny see the sales people for the various cars trying to get the gig. And WHY hasn't a car mfg used that stuff in a commercial? Would be good ones!

Re: Flat Earth Theory
« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2017, 08:33:06 PM »
I guess they need them for advice upon landing? That is crazy!

And taking off.


Re: Flat Earth Theory
« Reply #32 on: April 12, 2017, 08:40:27 PM »
And taking off.


And "they" say you can't learn stuff on BG! I still think car mfgs should use the U2 chase/help in their car commercials. Very cool.


Re: Flat Earth Theory
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2017, 08:44:55 PM »
And "they" say you can't learn stuff on BG! I still think car mfgs should use the U2 chase/help in their car commercials. Very cool.

You're lucks in. I was at school with James May. You've learned something else.  :) Very bright lad, excellent pianist.

Re: Flat Earth Theory
« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2017, 08:50:13 PM »
Why does the eclipse line up perfectly?
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Because that's no moon...     It's a Space Station !      ;D

Re: Flat Earth Theory
« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2017, 09:42:43 PM »
If it aint broke, already build, and proves reliable I say use it. Especially when you can upgrade certain things or when the more modern stuff isn't tried and tested or more open to modern day vulnerabilities (hacking, foreign made parts, etc.) It still amazes me though. I recently heard that some of our ICBM facilities are still using flopping drives and old computers, I guess the same rational- not internet connected, harder to hack, still works, and can perform the basic functions needed without "frills." Not sure on the veracity.
Don't forget about 'availability of replacement parts'. (Good points BTW)
Was this the article you saw ?
http://nationalsecurity.news/2016-02-23-outdated-u-s-nuclear-missile-technology-means-they-likely-would-miss-high-value-targets-report.html

Old tech does have advantages in security. Imagine using all updated systems where the supply chain for the new tech, is controlled by the Chinese, because of outsourcing. Now imagine a backdoor built into the firmware itself that can't be eradicated except by flashing the firmware (extra cost + some one with specialized expertise .)  Now imagine the Chinese, or Korea able to launch our missiles at anyone they choose, through the back-doored firmware - across the internet, at a moments notice.
Onsite C2C (Command & Control) is required for security, as it should be.
Look at the stupidity of the power companies. In order to automate, and cut their workforce (cost overhead), they have connected their systems to the internet for their C2C. They are hackable, and I wonder how many of these brown-outs, and black-outs aren't really test attacks that are kept hushed up.
Just call me paranoid...      or maybe not.   ;)

https://www.fastcompany.com/1821452/electrical-grid-risk-terrorists

https://www.techworm.net/2016/01/worlds-first-electricity-blackout-caused-hackers-ukraine.html

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/01/06/exclusive-cia-eyes-russian-hackers-in-blackout-attack.html

Android users - From 2015 http://www.eweek.com/security/pre-installed-android-malware-raises-security-risks-in-supply-chain

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/11/18/2013-27311/defense-federal-acquisition-regulation-supplement-requirements-relating-to-supply-chain-risk-dfars?utm_content=next&utm_medium=PrevNext&utm_source=Article


Re: Flat Earth Theory
« Reply #36 on: April 13, 2017, 01:52:04 AM »
this is cool...



That is really cool however,

Why is the earth in the airplane video round yet flat in this one and many others? Is it the lens or what? This balloon is nearly twice as high up as the max height that a U2 Spy plane can reach.


Re: Flat Earth Theory
« Reply #37 on: April 14, 2017, 12:51:16 AM »

Re: Flat Earth Theory
« Reply #38 on: April 14, 2017, 08:39:34 AM »
That is really cool however,

Why is the earth in the airplane video round yet flat in this one and many others? Is it the lens or what? This balloon is nearly twice as high up as the max height that a U2 Spy plane can reach.



Did you play it? In the first twenty seconds the horizon changes from concave to convex. I suspect the change is due to the lens beng behind a curved cover that is altering the perspective. Factors will be the lens' focal length and the compound curve of the canopy/ cover.

The Earth is not flat.