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  1. GNBRETT

    GNBRETT Premium Member Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Who cares it was a national site for tourism for PR and its ****ing destroyed smh. That place was on my Bucket list. I doubt it will ever be repaired. PR is a poor ass place. Doesn't appear that the Government has any plans to fix it.

    Hopefully some billionaire investor who wants to see ET will donate some money to repair it.



     
  2. patc84

    patc84 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    i need to pick up a 64 with goldeneye to **** with again.
     
  3. 72MachOne99GT

    72MachOne99GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    You and your followers can continue to live in ignorance.

    I hope it allows you to sleep peacefully.
     
  4. L8APEX

    L8APEX *Turbo Not to Scale Premium Member Established Member

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    You're right James, it wasn't cutting edge or very relevant as most of the groundbreaking things that only she could be used for were already done by now, but she was still a classic, and she taught us so much in those 57 years ( I'm a sentimental fool, wish I could have seen it). I do not think we have anything on the planet that is able to send as strong of an active radar signal as Arecibo, IIRC it was near 1mw, and the next best site would probably be Goldstone which I think is only 500 kw, and has 1/10th the receiving area so ~1/20th as powerful before you figure the square inverse law (to the power of 4 for sending and receiving radio signals). She may not have been the most important tool in the toolbox now, but she still had some niches where she shined.

    As for VLBII remember them making more a fuss about a younger lady that worked on some of the software algorithm for VLBI when they captured an image of a supermassive black hole in another galaxy using the process than the image itself. Then that was followed by some controversy saying that her part was much less than what was advertised, but as I tried to pay more attention to the science than the politics, the reporters were more interested in the drama. The idea of using many receivers across the surface of the planet giving you pieces a single larger picture seems like a great idea, as you said you essentially get a planet sized aperture. As more sites come online and distributed computing gets more powerful and efficient I expect it to become a very popular tool.

    Some new info from today is interesting is there was an earthquake in the Dominican republic that correlated with the time of the collapse.
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    Here's some drone footage of what's left.
     
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  5. Steve@TF

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    this is what started the first crack that ended it all, smh. good thing Q is no longer alive to see more massive destruction caused by 007’s antics!

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  6. Blk04L

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    Like how more than half the posts are James Bond themed in some way.

    That's a damn shame about the destruction of arecibo. It was deep on my bucket list to see one day.
     
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  7. Thorpz

    Thorpz Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    The drone footage of the collapse about one minute in is really something to see.
     
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  8. svtfocus2cobra

    svtfocus2cobra Opprimere, Velocitas, Violentia Operandi Established Member

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    Came here to post the same thing. Pretty wild footage.
     
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  9. CompOrange04GT

    CompOrange04GT I like Wood, and not Oak in my butt Established Member

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    I agree with ban.

    perfect dark was GARBAGE

    that’s like saying diddy Kong racing was better than Mario kart
     
  10. 72MachOne99GT

    72MachOne99GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    N64 Mario Kart is actually less entertaining than Diddy Kong Racing.

    This shit is about to go down.

    Perfect dark is 10x the game, especially multiplayer, than Golden Eye was. As nostalgic, no. But certainly better.
     
  11. Black02GT

    Black02GT *Not 2KBlackGT Established Member

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    Many people are saying they took it down to cover up the fact it had contact with extraterrestrials. These extraterrestrials knew the truth about the voter fraud. Dish had to go, all a big cover up set in motion by the Clinton Foundation.

    Don't trust the MSM...
     
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  12. CompOrange04GT

    CompOrange04GT I like Wood, and not Oak in my butt Established Member

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    my god bro!!

    now you’re probably gonna say that majoras mask was better than ocarina of time!!
     
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  13. 72MachOne99GT

    72MachOne99GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Now that’s low...

    Majora’s Mask has almost no business being a Zelda game.
     
  14. CompOrange04GT

    CompOrange04GT I like Wood, and not Oak in my butt Established Member

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    my bad my bad

    That was a low blow, you are probably more likely to think donkey Kong 64 is better than super Mario 64

    lol
     
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  15. 72MachOne99GT

    72MachOne99GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Isn’t it?

    I didn’t play much Super Mario 64, certainly never close to beating it.

    Played a bunch of DK64.
     
  16. svtfocus2cobra

    svtfocus2cobra Opprimere, Velocitas, Violentia Operandi Established Member

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    People think Golden Eye is better than Perfect Dark? They're almost the same game but Perfect Dark had more content, including a ton of content from Golden Eye. Perfect Dark was better. I wish I could go back and see how much time we logged on both games.
     
  17. CompOrange04GT

    CompOrange04GT I like Wood, and not Oak in my butt Established Member

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    okay super Mario bros 2 that’s enough
     
  18. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    THAT was wild! Those cables would snap trees like toothpicks.
     
  19. Double"O"

    Double"O" N2S come get some Established Member

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    Lol...nice
     
  20. Double"O"

    Double"O" N2S come get some Established Member

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    Gtfo solstice driver!

    Permaban!!!!
     
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