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2010-12-26 10:59:15 AM  
article fail. it doesn't hunt woodpeckers from space, it characterizes forest densities and researchers interpret ideal woodpecker habitat from that data
 
2010-12-26 11:00:41 AM  
Intrigued . . .

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Could this be adapted for use on Mars?
 
2010-12-26 11:00:48 AM  
conventional surveying is laborious, but a friggin' satellite with lazers on it sounds much more cost effective?

Gov't Ass: "you want to use my satellite for nature walks? ok"
 
2010-12-26 11:04:11 AM  

spacecoastr: conventional surveying is laborious, but a friggin' satellite with lazers on it sounds much more cost effective?

Gov't Ass: "you want to use my satellite for nature walks? ok"


ftfa: NASA's Icesat satellite was initially intended for measuring glacial surfaces at the Earth's poles but has proven to be quite effective in measuring vegetation also.

Pretty sure they're not the only people using this data.
 
2010-12-26 11:04:53 AM  
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das
2010-12-26 11:05:48 AM  
I think subby left out a "ha".
 
2010-12-26 11:07:58 AM  
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2010-12-26 11:12:51 AM  

das: I think subby left out a "ha".


(na)sa ha ha haaa ha
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2010-12-26 11:12:59 AM  
Tracking woodpeckers with satellites. Your tax dollars at work.
Tracking terrorists with satellites? Who cares. Woodpeckers man. Woodpeckers.
 
2010-12-26 11:27:43 AM  
What a Russian Woodpecker might look like:
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2010-12-26 11:34:11 AM  
heh....i thought it was this meme....

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2010-12-26 11:38:14 AM  

Walker: Tracking woodpeckers with satellites. Your tax dollars at work.
Tracking terrorists with satellites? Who cares. Woodpeckers man. Woodpeckers.


You're joking, I hope, but I'm sure that kind of ignorant thought will cross through the minds of most people reading this.

Not only is this satellite not for tracking individuals (see: D3_WR:'s comment above), NASA's budget is a fraction of government spending.

So using a satellite that is already there, for purposes in addition to what it was launched for, is good thinking, and has absofarkinglutely nothing to do with terrorists.
 
2010-12-26 11:42:23 AM  
I love all the "OMG GOVERNMENT SPENDING" gut reactions on here over this. You know what? Icesat was already up there measuring other things like polar ice. (surprised no one has brought up climate change yet.) Who cares if they let folks use its capabilities for other things when it's not doing anything else. It runs (presumably) on solar energy, so it's not like the electric bill goes up. Here's a thought- the money has already been spent, so any additional uses for the machine are making the expenditure more efficient.
 
2010-12-26 11:48:48 AM  
Ball of Confusion.... niiiiiice! Well played!
 
2010-12-26 11:50:29 AM  
This is Ironman One, how do you copy?
 
2010-12-26 11:51:29 AM  

Ball of Confusion: What a Russian Woodpecker might look like:


What teh fark is that thing?
 
2010-12-26 11:53:05 AM  
Jiminy: "Stop flashing the satellite, that's not what they are looking for!"
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2010-12-26 11:58:41 AM  
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2010-12-26 11:59:34 AM  

TommyDeuce: Intrigued . . .

Could this be adapted for use on Mars?


And here I was going to pop in and make this references thinking it would be all obscure. Nicely done.
 
2010-12-26 12:00:04 PM  

Ball of Confusion: What a Russian Woodpecker might look like:


more like UWB-76

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2010-12-26 12:01:51 PM  
DanZero

LMAO! Awesome!
 
2010-12-26 12:17:18 PM  
All birds have evolved and joined together to fight back against this new threat

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//pew pew its hot
 
2010-12-26 12:18:19 PM  

Marine1: Ball of Confusion: What a Russian Woodpecker might look like:

What teh fark is that thing?


Duga-3
(new window)
 
2010-12-26 1:09:40 PM  
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2010-12-26 1:10:37 PM  

D3_WR: article fail. it doesn't hunt woodpeckers from space, it characterizes forest densities and researchers interpret ideal woodpecker habitat from that data


Oh literal D3_WR!
 
2010-12-26 1:12:43 PM  

Walker: Tracking woodpeckers with satellites. Your tax dollars at work.
Tracking terrorists with satellites? Who cares. Woodpeckers man. Woodpeckers.


You should run for office. You'd fit right in.

Some congresscriter will point to this at some point as an example of waste when its actually a very good example of frugality and getting the most for the public dollar.
 
2010-12-26 1:16:25 PM  
I wasn't sure what the headline meant so I was going to negative vote the thread, but then I went to the link and saw lasers and hunting from space and thought damn yeah, that's cool, I want me some of that satellite laser blasting ability, so I was going to positive vote the thread, but then I read the article and it's not nearly as cool so the net result is +1 and -1 which equals ZERO!

I want laser satellite blasting capability dammit!
 
2010-12-26 1:48:23 PM  
FTFA: NASA's Icesat was pulled from orbit and retired this past August but will be replaced later this decade.

There are only 5 days left in this decade. They better get to it.
 
2010-12-26 2:08:53 PM  
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What a satellite that hunts woodpeckers from space m-

Oh.. wait.. hunts as in "locates", not hunts as in "directs a multi-gigawatt laser at".

Drat. Carry on.
 
2010-12-26 2:24:29 PM  
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HEEEEEEERE satellite satellite satellite!!


(points energetically)

Peckerwoooooooooood right heeeeee-eeeeeerrre!!


ohpleaseohpleaseohplease
 
2010-12-26 2:34:03 PM  

thursdaypostal: Walker: Tracking woodpeckers with satellites. Your tax dollars at work.
Tracking terrorists with satellites? Who cares. Woodpeckers man. Woodpeckers.

You're joking, I hope, but I'm sure that kind of ignorant thought will cross through the minds of most people reading this.

Not only is this satellite not for tracking individuals (see: D3_WR:'s comment above), NASA's budget is a fraction of government spending.

So using a satellite that is already there, for purposes in addition to what it was launched for, is good thinking, and has absofarkinglutely nothing to do with terrorists.


you know how many government pig farkers have told me that certain programs are only a fraction of government spending?
 
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2010-12-26 2:50:00 PM  

jdhj2: thursdaypostal: Walker: Tracking woodpeckers with satellites. Your tax dollars at work.
Tracking terrorists with satellites? Who cares. Woodpeckers man. Woodpeckers.

You're joking, I hope, but I'm sure that kind of ignorant thought will cross through the minds of most people reading this.

Not only is this satellite not for tracking individuals (see: D3_WR:'s comment above), NASA's budget is a fraction of government spending.

So using a satellite that is already there, for purposes in addition to what it was launched for, is good thinking, and has absofarkinglutely nothing to do with terrorists.

you know how many government pig farkers have told me that certain programs are only a fraction of government spending?


Well, seeing that ICESat only cost $300 million to build and launch, I'd say it was a very small fraction indeed.
 
2010-12-26 3:07:46 PM  
Summons Yelling Bird from QC...
 
2010-12-26 3:20:06 PM  
And here I thought orbital lasers were to be used for popping popcorn....
 
2010-12-26 5:27:04 PM  
NASA= Not About Space Anymore
 
2010-12-26 6:59:28 PM  
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Approves.
 
2010-12-26 7:42:48 PM  

redTiburon: NASA= Not About Space Anymore


Earth is in space.
 
2010-12-26 8:50:26 PM  

InfidelSavant: redTiburon: NASA= Not About Space Anymore

Earth is in space.


Hmm, indeed... then so is my ....

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spork!
 
2010-12-26 9:10:37 PM  
Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
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(oh and by the way, get off my lawn)
 
2010-12-27 5:01:20 AM  
You know what gay termites eat? Woodpeckers :-)
 
2010-12-27 8:07:00 AM  
Ok I think the rendition from the article is all wrong ... we had this sucker back in the 80's

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Just sayin, "The Crossbow Project: There's no defense like a good offense"
 
2010-12-27 9:48:42 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: TommyDeuce: Intrigued . . .

Could this be adapted for use on Mars?

And here I was going to pop in and make this references thinking it would be all obscure. Nicely done.


Me too. :P
 
2010-12-27 9:57:47 AM  
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2010-12-27 11:11:51 AM  
 
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