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2013-05-10 12:53:40 AM  
Why did they crap up a potentially enthralling timelapse with so many talking heads?
 
2013-05-10 01:00:42 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Why did they crap up a potentially enthralling timelapse with so many talking heads?


Because the point of the video was to get the funding for R&D for Landsat 9.

It sucked that they just kept repeating the same footage over and over again.
 
2013-05-10 01:00:56 AM  
*yawn*  They should have taken notes from the dude who interpolated the mars rover landing footage

INTERPOLATION biatches, do you speak it?
 
2013-05-10 01:05:09 AM  
I ROFL'd when they showed time lapse of a glacier melting, refreezing, melting, refreezing... and then started derping about global warming.
 
2013-05-10 01:06:52 AM  

HotWingAgenda: I ROFL'd when they showed time lapse of a glacier melting, refreezing, melting, refreezing... and then started derping about global warming.


watch again, but closer.
 
2013-05-10 01:12:36 AM  
"Don't go to earth, it's got humans" - Dave Lister
 
2013-05-10 01:13:00 AM  

emotion_lotion: HotWingAgenda: I ROFL'd when they showed time lapse of a glacier melting, refreezing, melting, refreezing... and then started derping about global warming.

watch again, but closer.


and perhaps listen to what they actually say, rather than filtering it to fit with your preconceptions.
 
2013-05-10 01:25:33 AM  
pretty little pictures but they don't make a convincing argument or any argument really of why they need another spy satellite.
 
2013-05-10 01:28:28 AM  
The slow, inexorable poisoning of our home.
 
2013-05-10 01:32:23 AM  
The GOP controlled house will never pass it unless China put in a bid to fund it
 
2013-05-10 01:37:50 AM  
As a geographer who LOVES looking at Remotely Sensed data, I totally agree that NOT funding LANDSAT 9 would be a HUGE mistake.
 
2013-05-10 01:41:01 AM  

Plant Rights Activist: pretty little pictures but they don't make a convincing argument or any argument really of why they need another spy satellite.


I was going to explain it to you, but then I got to the last two words in your sentence and realize you're a nutter.

/We have plenty of spy gear up there, we don't need to disguise them as Landsat satellites...
 
2013-05-10 01:55:13 AM  
So, once you maybe cut their project, all this data gets released to the public. Before that, nothing.

That is not an argument for future funding...
 
2013-05-10 01:58:02 AM  
Chubby woman at start of the video: "pictures that were never available to the public"
Chubby woman at end of the video: "pictures will be made available to everyone!"

Chubby woman needs to learn her place as a public servant and/or learn about FOIA.
 
2013-05-10 02:06:48 AM  
 
2013-05-10 02:10:58 AM  
 Go to your dinner table or place where you eat. Drop a huge smelly shiat there once a day and don't clean it up.


This is what we are doing to our planet.
 
2013-05-10 02:13:09 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Why did they crap up a potentially enthralling timelapse with so many talking heads?


It felt like whoever scripted this video also works on Apple product launches.
 
2013-05-10 02:20:23 AM  
Some people on Fark are stupid.

Remote sensing is incredibly powerful technology
 
2013-05-10 02:21:30 AM  
Too many people.
 
2013-05-10 02:26:22 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Why did they crap up a potentially enthralling timelapse with so many talking heads?


I sorta agree but this is a trailer and as others have said a sales pitch.
 
2013-05-10 02:30:23 AM  

timujin: Plant Rights Activist: pretty little pictures but they don't make a convincing argument or any argument really of why they need another spy satellite.

I was going to explain it to you, but then I got to the last two words in your sentence and realize you're a nutter.

/We have plenty of spy gear up there, we don't need to disguise them as Landsat satellites...


So true, the idea that these are "spy" satellites is funny but we did use things like this to estimate grain harvest in the USSR, well maybe not but we did do that kind of stuff.
 
2013-05-10 02:45:07 AM  

Chagrin: Chubby woman at start of the video: "pictures that were never available to the public"
Chubby woman at end of the video: "pictures will be made available to everyone!"

Chubby woman needs to learn her place as a public servant and/or learn about FOIA.


Landsat imagery is available for free at USGS Earth Explorer. The software, OTOH, will cost a pretty penny.

/studied remote sensing/GIS
//done numerous projects involving Landsat
 
2013-05-10 02:50:10 AM  

Paris1127: Chagrin: Chubby woman at start of the video: "pictures that were never available to the public"
Chubby woman at end of the video: "pictures will be made available to everyone!"

Chubby woman needs to learn her place as a public servant and/or learn about FOIA.

Landsat imagery is available for free at USGS Earth Explorer. The software, OTOH, will cost a pretty penny.

/studied remote sensing/GIS
//done numerous projects involving Landsat


Interesting.
 
2013-05-10 02:57:47 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Paris1127: Chagrin: Chubby woman at start of the video: "pictures that were never available to the public"
Chubby woman at end of the video: "pictures will be made available to everyone!"

Chubby woman needs to learn her place as a public servant and/or learn about FOIA.

Landsat imagery is available for free at USGS Earth Explorer. The software, OTOH, will cost a pretty penny.

/studied remote sensing/GIS
//done numerous projects involving Landsat

Interesting.


If you don't need to do any serious analysis of imagery, you can also download just a TIF file from USGS.

/website's down at the moment, it seems
 
2013-05-10 03:09:43 AM  
My brother worked on the LANDSAT project back in the 70's-80's. One of their projects was trying to figure out what was happening to the food/crops people were growing. As 'advanced' as many like to think people are, I was stunned to learn that roughly half of all the food grown at the time was destroyed by weather and rodents. There were populations all over the world whose people were going hungry while their crops rotted in the fields because they couldn't harvest and/or distribute due to a lack of infrastructure.

/I thought it was pretty evident that the elephant in the room was that some countries in the coming decades were going to dictate who starved and who didn't... More-so than in previous decades as the ability to feed everyone was now within reach, but not the desire to do so.

//The recent quarter million or so that starved to death in Somalia in '11 doesn't really change my opinion.
 
2013-05-10 03:11:14 AM  

Plant Rights Activist: pretty little pictures but they don't make a convincing argument or any argument really of why they need another spy satellite.


here.

/where did you think they got those pictures from?
 
2013-05-10 03:11:33 AM  

Paris1127: tinfoil-hat maggie: Paris1127: Chagrin: Chubby woman at start of the video: "pictures that were never available to the public"
Chubby woman at end of the video: "pictures will be made available to everyone!"

Chubby woman needs to learn her place as a public servant and/or learn about FOIA.

Landsat imagery is available for free at USGS Earth Explorer. The software, OTOH, will cost a pretty penny.

/studied remote sensing/GIS
//done numerous projects involving Landsat

Interesting.

If you don't need to do any serious analysis of imagery, you can also download just a TIF file from USGS.

/website's down at the moment, it seems


Oh cool , and no, no serious research, just satellite photos are interesting to me.
 
2013-05-10 03:17:11 AM  

Tired_of_the_BS: My brother worked on the LANDSAT project back in the 70's-80's. One of their projects was trying to figure out what was happening to the food/crops people were growing. As 'advanced' as many like to think people are, I was stunned to learn that roughly half of all the food grown at the time was destroyed by weather and rodents. There were populations all over the world whose people were going hungry while their crops rotted in the fields because they couldn't harvest and/or distribute due to a lack of infrastructure.


The problem has never been production. It has always been distribution.

I think we're overpopulated as it is, tbh.
 
2013-05-10 03:19:29 AM  

Tired_of_the_BS: My brother worked on the LANDSAT project back in the 70's-80's. One of their projects was trying to figure out what was happening to the food/crops people were growing. As 'advanced' as many like to think people are, I was stunned to learn that roughly half of all the food grown at the time was destroyed by weather and rodents. There were populations all over the world whose people were going hungry while their crops rotted in the fields because they couldn't harvest and/or distribute due to a lack of infrastructure.

/I thought it was pretty evident that the elephant in the room was that some countries in the coming decades were going to dictate who starved and who didn't... More-so than in previous decades as the ability to feed everyone was now within reach, but not the desire to do so.

//The recent quarter million or so that starved to death in Somalia in '11 doesn't really change my opinion.


Yeah, back in the '60's a lot of people believe the USSR could solve it's food problems by giving more private plots (see Tom Clancy Red Storm Rising). really abrupt weather shifts can do a bunch of damage. Although yea I knew we(USA) used to and I'm sure still do measure harvest.
 
2013-05-10 03:34:13 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: timujin: Plant Rights Activist: pretty little pictures but they don't make a convincing argument or any argument really of why they need another spy satellite.

I was going to explain it to you, but then I got to the last two words in your sentence and realize you're a nutter.

/We have plenty of spy gear up there, we don't need to disguise them as Landsat satellites...

So true, the idea that these are "spy" satellites is funny but we did use things like this to estimate grain harvest in the USSR, well maybe not but we did do that kind of stuff.


Of course, but that's the difference between using the information gathered from Landsat for other things and using the satellite to "spy" on our enemies...  I mean, we had the data, it would be stupid to not take advantage of it, but that's not the mission.
 
2013-05-10 03:39:30 AM  
Tool's Aenima just happened to be playing on my Winamp as I watched that. Funny little coincidence. Though since I muted the video it made the people talking and pretty much everything not a time-lapse pretty annoying. But the time lapses were cool, if a bit sad.

What's Vegas gonna do when they finish drying up that lake?
 
2013-05-10 03:42:33 AM  
Remote sensing. Remote viewing. It's all hokum, if you ask me.
 
2013-05-10 03:50:18 AM  

Eddie Ate Dynamite: Tool's Aenima just happened to be playing on my Winamp as I watched that. Funny little coincidence. Though since I muted the video it made the people talking and pretty much everything not a time-lapse pretty annoying. But the time lapses were cool, if a bit sad.

What's Vegas gonna do when they finish drying up that lake?


Follow suit
 
2013-05-10 03:58:16 AM  

timujin: Of course, but that's the difference between using the information gathered from Landsat for other things and using the satellite to "spy" on our enemies... I mean, we had the data, it would be stupid to not take advantage of it, but that's not the mission.


Very good point, I here intelligence services also used to watch TV, listen to radio and(gasp) read newspapers.
/Damn that spy-craft : )
 
2013-05-10 04:41:00 AM  
One more before I call it a night... Probably the most dramatic satellite time lapse pictures are of the Aral Sea.   Here.

It's not about 'spying'. It's about making intelligent decisions. Do you have any idea how much of the US National Security budget is spent on calculating the political, economic and military consequences from environmental disasters, both here and abroad?

Not to be cynical, but that's the big ticket as to climate change - whatever you want to believe, greater fluctuations in temperature, precipitation, storms both strength and frequency, etc... equals stupid cost in money and lives.

Just one simple scenario: The last several decades have been the wettest going back hundreds of years in the Southwestern US. Conservative estimates are New Mexico and Arizona's rainfall will diminish 5-10% over the coming decades - and according to historical pattern it could diminish a heck of a lot - 20-30%, or more; (if it does, I believe the scientific term is they're boned.)

Lots of consequences to even a small drop - not even talking about the increased drain on the river systems and surrounding environment. For example: there will be a much larger increase/contact between rodents and people as water becomes more scarce - and that contact will lead to a significant increase in plague (yeah - really - the frickin' plague), and hantavirus - which is particularly nasty.

While an increase of a couple cases a year to a few dozen may not sound too 'everybody panic'-ey, a combination of other factors could lead to a not unreasonable reduction/exodus of 20% or more of the populace (many of the elderly dying out and not being replaced over a couple decades) - While in the long term a redistribution of the populace may be a good thing, short term economically it's... not helpful.

/You're already seeing the economic impact and tough choices dealing with western forest fires - it's going to get much worse.
 
2013-05-10 04:56:15 AM  
I kept waiting for the scary part.

Why do starling videos and Planet Earth clips get all the love?  I just watched the results of creatures working on a massive scale to process their environment.

If the single clip of Dubai's coastline didn't give you warm feelings, even with the knowledge of the aggressive commercialization that caused it, then shut the fark up about "nature."  We're it, and we're pretty awesome.

Hey, we even give a shiat about poisoning our environment with the poisons we get from our environment.  That's a special kind of stupid nice right there for us as a species.
 
2013-05-10 04:59:10 AM  
Fiddle music would have been more appropriate...

Glad I don't have kids.
 
2013-05-10 05:29:15 AM  
LANDSAT 9 is socialism and it will gather data in violation of the Big Business narrative that everything is fine and it's always been this way.
 
2013-05-10 05:59:19 AM  
Landsat 9 pls! Keep on watching, we might do something good one day.
 
2013-05-10 06:28:06 AM  

timujin: emotion_lotion: HotWingAgenda: I ROFL'd when they showed time lapse of a glacier melting, refreezing, melting, refreezing... and then started derping about global warming.

watch again, but closer.

and perhaps listen to what they actually say, rather than filtering it to fit with your preconceptions.


Funny you should say that. Most Global temperature truthers out there do exactly what you are sneering at. I don't see any real hard evidence that they can predict yearly climate change when predicting daily or weekly change is still very inaccurate.
 
2013-05-10 06:29:22 AM  
I don't know how scary this really is.  I mean, I saw some hopefulness in the Amazon rainforest segment.

If you notice, it starts out becoming just barren.  Near the end, though (recent), you see the forest revive (replanting) and then get taken down again.  It looks like we have started to learn our lesson.

Let's focus on the good...maybe people will keep doing it.

/only one aspect of many, I'm sure...I'm not right, I'm just opinionated on this specific point.
 
2013-05-10 06:48:17 AM  

sidcart42: Hey, we even give a shiat about poisoning our environment with the poisons we get from our environment.


"There's carbon dioxide in soda for Christs sake!"


Yes. We have all heard your brand of dumb before.
 
2013-05-10 07:00:09 AM  

Paris1127: Chagrin: Chubby woman at start of the video: "pictures that were never available to the public"
Chubby woman at end of the video: "pictures will be made available to everyone!"

Chubby woman needs to learn her place as a public servant and/or learn about FOIA.

Landsat imagery is available for free at USGS Earth Explorer. The software, OTOH, will cost a pretty penny.

/studied remote sensing/GIS
//done numerous projects involving Landsat


I found GRASS to be a nice open source alternative to ArcGIS, of course, since it is GRASS the learning curve is steep.

/Degree is in Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), somehow got into CAD work...
//Haven't used it in about 6 years, trying to get back into it.
 
2013-05-10 07:01:35 AM  

Burr: I found GRASS to be a nice open source alternative to ArcGIS, of course, since it is GRASS open source the learning curve is steep.


*sigh*  Its Friday, I got no sleep last night, and I woke up with a massive headache, forgive me.
 
2013-05-10 07:08:20 AM  

viscountalpha: timujin: emotion_lotion: HotWingAgenda: I ROFL'd when they showed time lapse of a glacier melting, refreezing, melting, refreezing... and then started derping about global warming.

watch again, but closer.

and perhaps listen to what they actually say, rather than filtering it to fit with your preconceptions.

Funny you should say that. Most Global temperature truthers out there do exactly what you are sneering at. I don't see any real hard evidence that they can predict yearly climate change when predicting daily or weekly change is still very inaccurate.


I'm "sneering" at hotwingagenda for taking what someone said and twisting their words so he can make an argument that has nothing to do with it... and, much like him, you are taking something someone said (well, wrote, in this case) and trying to make it fit your agenda.  "Global temperature truthers" and their predictions, whether accurate or not, have nothing to do with the point I was making.
 
2013-05-10 07:15:30 AM  

viscountalpha: Funny you should say that. Most Global temperature truthers out there do exactly what you are sneering at. I don't see any real hard evidence that they can predict yearly climate change when predicting daily or weekly change is still very inaccurate.


wait, what?!

Global warming is now a conspiracy being concealed by climatologists?
 
2013-05-10 07:15:31 AM  
very cool to see how the earth changes over 2 decades, but did we need to see dubai's stupid man-made islands 4 times in 4 minutes?  Yes, we get it, humans are a disease
wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net
 
2013-05-10 07:16:17 AM  

WhoGAS: I don't know how scary this really is.  I mean, I saw some hopefulness in the Amazon rainforest segment.

If you notice, it starts out becoming just barren.  Near the end, though (recent), you see the forest revive (replanting) and then get taken down again.  It looks like we have started to learn our lesson.

Let's focus on the good...maybe people will keep doing it.

/only one aspect of many, I'm sure...I'm not right, I'm just opinionated on this specific point.


It would be nice to think that we're learning, but I don't know.  Protecting the environment for future generations is a legitimate use of gov't power, but we tend to either use that power inappropriately or not at all.  We, as a species, are just dumber than fark.

/++Landsat 9
 
2013-05-10 07:22:46 AM  
I'll leave this planet a smoldering ember and there is nothing you can do to stop me!!!!

BUWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
 
2013-05-10 07:30:14 AM  

ChubbyTiger: WhoGAS: I don't know how scary this really is.  I mean, I saw some hopefulness in the Amazon rainforest segment.

If you notice, it starts out becoming just barren.  Near the end, though (recent), you see the forest revive (replanting) and then get taken down again.  It looks like we have started to learn our lesson.

Let's focus on the good...maybe people will keep doing it.

/only one aspect of many, I'm sure...I'm not right, I'm just opinionated on this specific point.

It would be nice to think that we're learning, but I don't know.  Protecting the environment for future generations is a legitimate use of gov't power, but we tend to either use that power inappropriately or not at all.  We, as a species, are just dumber than fark.

/++Landsat 9


Yeah.  I'm in the "I don't know" crowd, but if billions of folk can believe in an invisible sky fairy, can't I believe in humanity?  :o)

But really, I wish we were smarter as a species but I think it won't happen until we realize that we still have the same instincts, desires, etc. that even the lowliest mammal has.  Ultimately, every living thing on this planet started from dust and just because we're self-aware doesn't mean we're not still that dust.
 
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