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Brad
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Message 31 of 43 (210867)
05-24-2005 1:15 PM


I know what it is!
This is just an ad for War of the Worlds...anything to spark more interest!

And in case anyone thought I was serious...I am just joking, I have no idea what it is.

Brad


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Message 32 of 43 (210869)
05-24-2005 1:29 PM
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05-24-2005 1:15 PM


Re: I know what it is!
Shadow writes:

This is just an ad for War of the Worlds...anything to spark more interest!


So, how much did they pay you to mention the name here?

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Brad
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Message 33 of 43 (210883)
05-24-2005 2:23 PM
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05-24-2005 1:29 PM


Re: I know what it is!
They told me the check is in the mail.

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Message 34 of 43 (210923)
05-24-2005 4:35 PM


Do you have links to other images like this?

Are the dots (or whatever) always in the exact center of the image?

That screams artifact to me.

Oh no! Nashville has a "dead zone" to the east!!!
http://maps.google.com/maps?...
{Shortened display form of URL, to restore page width to normal. - Adminnemooseus}

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Message 35 of 43 (210976)
05-24-2005 8:19 PM
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05-24-2005 4:35 PM


More florida images
http://www.flickr.com/photos/44276669@N00/13645955/ for all 8 florida images

and
http://www.flickr.com/photos/48556057@N00/13647471/
for their locations on a grid

I think the centering is just a deliberate positioning of the google map.


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Message 36 of 43 (210984)
05-24-2005 9:16 PM
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05-23-2005 7:41 PM


Re: In the 'news'
once you have concluded that it "must" be near the ground, then the blurryness can only be explained by vibration or movement, and movement can be ruled out because the blurryness is omnidirectional.

of course a different conclusion is that the shadows are from the plane and the blurryness is due to proximity within the focal length.


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Message 37 of 43 (210988)
05-24-2005 9:28 PM
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05-24-2005 9:16 PM


Using all the images.
I think that it is important to not look at just a selected image.

When all of them are examined( see first link of my post before this one) it starts to look to me like "artifact" is the answer. Artifact of what is unknown.


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Message 38 of 43 (210990)
05-24-2005 9:44 PM
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05-24-2005 9:28 PM


Re: Using all the images.
quote:
Artifact of what is unknown.

It looks like you are beginning to think they may in fact be UFO's Ned. Am I right?

Or do you think its a 'hoax'?

Your use of the word artifact would seem to rule out a glitch or natural phenomenon.

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Message 39 of 43 (210992)
05-24-2005 9:55 PM
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05-24-2005 9:44 PM


Re: Using all the images.
Artifact

  • An object produced or shaped by human craft, especially a tool, weapon, or ornament of archaeological or historical interest.
  • Something viewed as a product of human conception or agency rather than an inherent element: “The very act of looking at a naked model was an artifact of male supremacy” (Philip Weiss).
  • A structure or feature not normally present but visible as a result of an external agent or action, such as one seen in a microscopic specimen after fixation, or in an image produced by radiology or electrocardiography.
  • An inaccurate observation, effect, or result, especially one resulting from the technology used in scientific investigation or from experimental error: The apparent pattern in the data was an artifact of the collection method.

    The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
    Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
    Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

    Please pay particular attention to #s 3 and 4


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    gnojek
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    Message 40 of 43 (214585)
    06-05-2005 11:24 PM


    Looking at each image, some are "covered" by vegetation.
    Others aren't.
    The difference in coloration seems to be due to the underlying photo.

    This is especially evident in the L.A. spots.

    I think these must be left over from some sort of place holders that were in place before the pictures were put into the grid.


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    Message 41 of 43 (214587)
    06-05-2005 11:29 PM
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    06-05-2005 11:24 PM


    unprofessional
    Two things bother me:

    1) Such sloppiness seems to be rather unprofessional on the processors of the pictures.

    2) Why haven't we heard from them about what these are? Perhaps the usual annoying habit of media (and the web) to ignore the prosaic truth?


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    arachnophilia
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    Message 42 of 43 (214593)
    06-06-2005 1:36 AM
    Reply to: Message 38 by Limbo
    05-24-2005 9:44 PM


    Re: Using all the images.
    It looks like you are beginning to think they may in fact be UFO's Ned. Am I right?

    well, they are unidentified.

    and objects.

    and they're probably flying.

    that would make them ufo's.


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    Message 43 of 43 (214594)
    06-06-2005 1:39 AM
    Reply to: Message 40 by gnojek
    06-05-2005 11:24 PM


    Looking at each image, some are "covered" by vegetation.

    that's a transparency issue, i think:

    The difference in coloration seems to be due to the underlying photo.

    they do seem to be distorting the light reflected by the subject matter (or the image thereof). this would be consistent, really, with either something between the ground and the lens, or a post-production artifact.

    I think these must be left over from some sort of place holders that were in place before the pictures were put into the grid.

    i'm still going with water-droplets in the transparent housing. some are stretched out of circular shapes, which suggests they were there BEFORE processing.


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