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What should be the order of topics on 'The Clues Chronicle'? (select up to 3)

WAR: The Jewish Holo-hoax, Unclear Bombs, Cold War & Lying Leaders
12
16%
THE STATE: Banking Scams, Capitalism is Communism, Bad Religion, Public Relations, Propaganda, Hollywood & Magicians
11
15%
SPACE: Moon Hoax, Space Stations, Rocketry, Satellites & "Probes"
14
19%
GUNS: JFK, MLK Jr., John Lennon, Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, Breivik, Gabby Giffords, Batman & beyond
8
11%
TERROR: 9/11, 7/7 "bombing", Madrid, Mumbai & the further escapades of Mr. Allen Qaeda
12
16%
HEALTH: Ebola, AIDS, Flu, Pharmaceuticals, SARS & Health Scares
3
4%
TRANSPORTATION: Titanic, Princess Di, MH370, Lucitania, Train Wrecks, Com-trails & other transportation oddities
2
3%
SCIENCE GODS: Einstein, Kepler, Newton, Darwin & other hucksters
5
7%
NATURE: Earth Science, Global Warming, Dinosaurs, Fukushima/Tsunami & Slightly Unnatural Disasters
7
9%
 
Total votes : 74

Re: The Clues Chronicle — help decide the threads to read!

Postby hoi.polloi on March 26th, 2017, 10:43 pm

Sorry everyone for the delay on Issue 18: Satellite Musings Part Dva.

There have been some very annoying Internet connectivity issues in my area, preventing streams from sounding like much more than a choppy interrupted mess. K and I are researching the extent of the area (if it is indeed larger than a single house). Rest assured, we are determined to get to the bottom of it and/or get a decent connection to record the next episode. Now I know how Simon felt when the phone company was treating him so poorly.

So far it seems to be everything — phone, mobile and Internet related, despite management by different companies. (And it's proof positive highly marketed, invincible satellite signals are not involved.) But it's not an issue on a decent connection some miles away from my dwelling, which I found today. So we'll keep you posted.

Anyone have any more satellite thoughts to add before we finally get down to business?
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Re: The Clues Chronicle — help decide the threads to read!

Postby antipodean on March 28th, 2017, 9:51 am

Anyone have any more satellite thoughts to add before we finally get down to business?


How about the reasoning behind satellites being used as a tool to forecast the weather.

https://www.serco.com/news/media-releas ... satellites

Serco has been awarded a new contract by the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological
satellites (EUMETSAT) to continue managing operations for the Meteosat series of geostationary meteorological
satellites.
Serco’s team of specialists will be responsible for around-the-clock monitoring and control of the four Meteosat
meteorological satellites in orbit, operating the mission control centre, ground stations and antennas, and
managing the transmission of data between the satellites, mission control centre and EUMETSAT’s clients.
The Meteosat meteorological satellites monitor the globe’s atmosphere, ocean and land surfaces 24 hours a day,
365 days a year, supplying data to the national meteorological services of the organisation's Member and
Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide.
The services the satellites provide play a crucial role in protecting public safety, by helping meteorologists to
identify and monitor potentially dangerous weather situations and issue timely forecasts and warnings to
emergency services and local authorities.
Serco and its subcontractor Telespazio VEGA Deutschland have been trusted to manage operations for
EUMETSAT’s Meteosat missions since 1995, ensuring a robust and reliable service for EUMETSAT’s clients
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Re: The Clues Chronicle — help decide the threads to read!

Postby hoi.polloi on April 13th, 2017, 12:13 am

New issue just released!

Check it out: http://www.theclueschronicle.info

Turns out the Satellite discussion will span a record three episodes! The third part will come out soonish. In the mean time, I hope this one works for y'all.

And do remember to share with those who are new to the idea of fakery. Even if it's just playing it loud and publicly to garner questions. ;)
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Postby antipodean on April 16th, 2017, 3:33 am

Another enjoyable listen. From 52 minutes for those who want to get straight on topic, the earlier ramblings were OK as well.

Down here in NZ there is a familiar term we often hear "via Satellite". Being a sports mad country people often stay up late to watch an international sporting event beamed live "via Satellite". Live international sports events are what most people seem to associate with satellites.

I can remember the first live international sports tournament I first stayed up late to watch was the 1970 World Cup, I also remember the tag live "via satellite" the tag often coming up in text on the TV screen. Apparently the first major sporting event according to Wiki. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1970_FIFA_World_Cup
With the advancements in satellite communications, the 1970 Finals attracted a new record television audience for the FIFA World Cup as games were broadcast live around the world and, for the first time, in colour.


Remembering that the 1970 World Cup finals started less than a year after Apollo 11 landed on the moon.

What is interesting is that the whole event was used to promote the satellite (man conquering Space) meme. Subconsciously through the design of the ball, made to remind the viewer of the Telstar satellite beaming the live match. Not to mention the millions made by Adidas for ball sales.
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The Adidas Telstar was named after the Telstar satellite. The ball was completely made of leather like all other balls in its time; however, unlike any other ball, it featured 32 hand-stitched panels (12 black pentagons and 20 white hexagons). This created the roundest sphere of its time.

http://www.soccerballworld.com/Telstar.htm
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Telstar Satellite

These days Sky TV companies make billions through subscriptions from arm chair sports fans thinking they are getting this amazing service "via Satellite".
Yet any time I want to watch a live sports event that's not on free to air TV, I surf for a live internet stream to be transmitted down a good old fashioned trans continental/ undersea cable.

Edit : Would be good to do a show about the 'Cold War", as you say one episode should cover it.
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Re: The Clues Chronicle — help decide the threads to read!

Postby hoi.polloi on April 24th, 2017, 7:39 pm

That is a hilarious observation, antipodean. I love the soccer ball satellite. Too funny!

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Finally, part 3 of the Satellite Musings discussion. Headfloss returns for us to do a fairly impromptu chit chat about the last couple episodes, and how questioning satellites has effected us.

http://septclues.com/theclueschronicle/ ... gs-part-3/

Next time ... Issue 20: Hi, 'SacredCowSlayer' and the Cold War Hoax
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