The Big Think

September 2, 2004


Filed under: Macintosh — jasony @ 4:47 pm

Is the U.S. a “Broadband Backwater“? I personally think so. We’re still paying $40/month for a connection that’s pathetic and ridiculously expensive compared to what is available in other countries.

SETI Success?

Filed under: Science — jasony @ 2:46 pm

SETI has discovered some strange signals Out There. Interestingly, they’re right in the middle of the hydrogen gap, just where we would expect to see artificial signals.

There are other oddities. For instance, the signal’s frequency is drifting by between eight to 37 hertz per second. “The signal is moving rapidly in frequency and you would expect that to happen if you are looking at a transmitter on a planet that’s rotating very rapidly and where the civilisation is not correcting the transmission for the motion of the planet,” Korpela says.

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