[LMB] I never thought I'd see THIS come out of CERN
paal at gis.net
Wed Sep 28 00:43:18 BST 2011
Don't be so sure of that... NASA saved tapes, sort of, of satellite
data--the storage conditions were non-optimal, tape -degrades-, the indexing
and tracking of where the tapes were stored went straying, AND, the
equipment the tapes were recorded on, was deacquistitioned/broke
down/stopped being used and disappeared/all the people who know how to run
it were either dead or gone from NASA or had long since forgotten.... the
launch ignition sequence information for Saturn V launchers evaporated after
the the last Saturn V launch, even though there were still boosters (which
eventually got turned into pigeon roosts outdoors at places like the space &
rocket museum in Huntsville.
And that's how societies lose their technology, it doesn;t even need being a
cut-off colonly such as Barrayar...
From: phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 5:41 PM
To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.
Subject: Re: [LMB] I never thought I'd see THIS come out of CERN
On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 10:00:32AM -0500, Ed Burkhead wrote:
> Referring to neutrinos from supernova, are there any neutrino detectors
> have directional ability?
No. But if we scale up the current 'finding', the neutrinos would have
been 4 years early, predating Kamiokande. OTOH, two other detectors
were functioning, and I'm sure they have their data; perhaps someone is
looking right now for surprise early peaks. Or maybe they'd already
known about strange peaks not associated with anything.
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