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(TG Daily)   Not news: Scientists send a coded message. News: Through 240 meters of solid stone. Cool: Using only neutrinos. You'll never guess the message they sent   (tgdaily.com) divider line 146
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2012-03-15 08:28:56 AM  
"Haha, and then Dilbert sez to the point-haired boss... he sez"
 
2012-03-15 08:28:57 AM  
BIE? EIP
 
2012-03-15 08:30:25 AM  
"Watson, come here, I need you"?
 
2012-03-15 08:31:02 AM  
Klaatu is amused.
 
2012-03-15 08:32:20 AM  
Mr. Watson. Come here. I need you.
 
2012-03-15 08:32:48 AM  

Finding the Meaning: "Watson, come here, I need you"?


That was my guess.
 
2012-03-15 08:33:31 AM  
Be sure to drink your Ovaltine?
 
2012-03-15 08:34:01 AM  
And the message said, "If you're not with us, you're against us."
 
2012-03-15 08:34:23 AM  
Marblecake. Also the game.
 
2012-03-15 08:34:42 AM  
goddamnliberal.com
/Approves of multi ton communication devices
 
2012-03-15 08:34:57 AM  
If they pass through everything and with a huge detector we only catch one in ten billion. I just don't see how we can "advance" this technology to becoming useful. You'd have to find some super dense material that will catch a good percent of them. Said material possibly will never exist outside a black hole.
 
2012-03-15 08:35:25 AM  
Having read the article, I am now convinced that these are the most boring scientitians evar. In fact, I'm reminded of Dr. Ian Malcom's statement...

"I'll tell you the problem with the scientific power you're using here: it didn't require any discipline to attain it. You read what others had done, and you took the next step. You didn't earn the knowledge for yourselves, so you don't take any responsibility for it. You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew what you had, you, you've patented it, and packaged it, you've slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now."

Except they've apparently not read the story of the telephone, just the manual.
 
2012-03-15 08:36:42 AM  
"I just want to tell you both good luck, we're all counting on you."
 
2012-03-15 08:37:23 AM  
Please help me...
 
2012-03-15 08:38:57 AM  
"You just lost The Game"
 
2012-03-15 08:40:24 AM  

MindStalker: If they pass through everything and with a huge detector we only catch one in ten billion. I just don't see how we can "advance" this technology to becoming useful. You'd have to find some super dense material that will catch a good percent of them. Said material possibly will never exist outside a black hole.


I don't know, it seems like a standard first step. We always make new things and they're huge and unweildy and someone says "pah, this will never do, they're too big, only the 5 richest kings of Europe will be able to afford them", but then science progresses in ways few anticipated till here we are with hologramatic porn.
 
2012-03-15 08:43:41 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
/hot
 
2012-03-15 08:44:56 AM  
"What hath God wrought?"
 
2012-03-15 08:45:42 AM  

MindStalker: If they pass through everything and with a huge detector we only catch one in ten billion. I just don't see how we can "advance" this technology to becoming useful. You'd have to find some super dense material that will catch a good percent of them. Said material possibly will never exist outside a black hole.


Oh, it's ever so much worse than that. You can't focus them, or even emit them preferentially in a particular direction, so no "beams" or "antennas". You can only broadcast, the transmitter is a nuclear reactor or particle accelerator, and the detector is a cave full of money.

On the bright side, they're already up to 100mbit/sec -- that's 100 millibits per second.
 
2012-03-15 08:46:19 AM  

I_C_Weener: Finding the Meaning: "Watson, come here, I need you"?

That was my guess.


A better one would have been "WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT".

After all, it was a *CODED* message.
 
2012-03-15 08:48:03 AM  
"STFU & GBTW"
 
2012-03-15 08:50:26 AM  
What does it mean? Japanese porn, beamed directly from Japan.
 
2012-03-15 08:51:22 AM  

I_C_Weener: Finding the Meaning: "Watson, come here, I need you"?

That was my guess.


Mine too
 
2012-03-15 08:51:46 AM  
5318008?
 
2012-03-15 08:52:48 AM  
This part of the article is funny:

"Using neutrinos, it would be possible to communicate between any two points on Earth without using satellites or cables," says Dan Stancil, professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University.

We can do that now. It's called "radio". Been around for what, over 100 years now?
 
2012-03-15 08:53:29 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Oval


Came here to say this!!

*Shakes fist...*
 
2012-03-15 08:56:58 AM  

JamesWhitsun: A better one would have been "WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT".


Yeah, that was my guess.

Or "We apologize for the inconvenience."
 
2012-03-15 09:00:02 AM  
"What are you wearing?"
 
2012-03-15 09:01:45 AM  
"I've been ionized, but I'm okay now."
 
2012-03-15 09:02:28 AM  
DTF?
 
2012-03-15 09:04:40 AM  
4 8 15 16 23 42
 
2012-03-15 09:06:44 AM  

JoeJitsu: "I've been ionized, but I'm okay now."


"Are you sure?"

"Positive."
 
2012-03-15 09:08:10 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: JamesWhitsun: A better one would have been "WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT".

Yeah, that was my guess.

Or "We apologize for the inconvenience."


"Please hold. Your call is very important to us. We are currently experiencing higher than normal wait times. Your call will be answered in the order it was received." (elevator music)
 
2012-03-15 09:15:17 AM  
a/s/l?
 
2012-03-15 09:16:24 AM  
Did I miss something? The message was "neutrino".
 
2012-03-15 09:17:33 AM  
Meh, call me when they do this using tachyons.
 
2012-03-15 09:19:14 AM  
Just neutrinos?? You slackers, Buckaroo Banzai and the Banzai institute managed to send an entire truck through a solid mountain.
 
2012-03-15 09:20:11 AM  
"CL1CK H3R3 T0 3NL4RG3 Y0UR P3N1S N0W"
 
2012-03-15 09:21:12 AM  
All these worlds are yours, except Europa. Attempt no landings there.

Really, I had to be the first?
 
2012-03-15 09:23:36 AM  

jfarkinB: MindStalker: If they pass through everything and with a huge detector we only catch one in ten billion. I just don't see how we can "advance" this technology to becoming useful. You'd have to find some super dense material that will catch a good percent of them. Said material possibly will never exist outside a black hole.

Oh, it's ever so much worse than that. You can't focus them, or even emit them preferentially in a particular direction, so no "beams" or "antennas". You can only broadcast, the transmitter is a nuclear reactor or particle accelerator, and the detector is a cave full of money.

On the bright side, they're already up to 100mbit/sec -- that's 100 millibits per second.


Yes yes, but what is that in amount of pictures and music files per second???
 
2012-03-15 09:24:49 AM  
Rosebud?
 
2012-03-15 09:33:38 AM  

I_C_Weener: Finding the Meaning: "Watson, come here, I need you"?

That was my guess.


Mine too.

Moreover tho, they didn't say how fast the message was received.

/Altho technically a neutrino communication system would be faster than light.
 
2012-03-15 09:34:27 AM  
Hey what? Neutrino King? I wonder if he can provide faster nudity?
 
2012-03-15 09:34:28 AM  

JamesWhitsun: "Using neutrinos, it would be possible to communicate between any two points on Earth without using satellites or cables," says Dan Stancil, professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University.

We can do that now. It's called "radio". Been around for what, over 100 years now?



Radio can only travel the surface, and anyone could intercept it till it hit something and bounced. A neutrino system would be able to blast THROUGH anything on the planet and the only way to snoop it would be to build a detector directly in the path of that particular communication.

Good for communicating with nuke sights and other things in the event of the Apocalypse starting and needing to win initiative. Too Rube Goldberg for anything else.
 
2012-03-15 09:35:02 AM  
HELLO, WORLD!
 
2012-03-15 09:36:56 AM  
Poop is coming out.
 
2012-03-15 09:38:38 AM  

moanerific: HELLO, WORLD!


Grr, came here to say this, and just missed it!
 
2012-03-15 09:40:00 AM  
B-E-S-U-R-E-T-O-D-R-I-N-K-Y-O-U-R-O-V-A-L-T-I-N-E
 
2012-03-15 09:40:22 AM  

KellyX: jfarkinB: MindStalker: If they pass through everything and with a huge detector we only catch one in ten billion. I just don't see how we can "advance" this technology to becoming useful. You'd have to find some super dense material that will catch a good percent of them. Said material possibly will never exist outside a black hole.

Oh, it's ever so much worse than that. You can't focus them, or even emit them preferentially in a particular direction, so no "beams" or "antennas". You can only broadcast, the transmitter is a nuclear reactor or particle accelerator, and the detector is a cave full of money.

On the bright side, they're already up to 100mbit/sec -- that's 100 millibits per second.

Yes yes, but what is that in amount of pictures and music files per second???


About 5 years in prison for piracy.
 
2012-03-15 09:40:55 AM  
Five seconds after sending the message this was received: "May I pass along my congratulations for your great interdimensional breakthrough. I am sure, in the miserable annals of the Earth, you will be duly enshrined."
 
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