PollThe posture of my government respect to UFOs is
      – BorgClown, 2008-09-04 at 00:31:20   (20 comments)

On 2008-09-04 at 00:32:39, BorgClown wrote...
Open acknowledgment. The puny air force we have has released several UFO videos to the public. They don't know what they are, but they don't deny the phenomenon.
On 2008-09-04 at 00:36:23, Mudjun wrote...
If people believe they exist and are extraterrestrial/dimensional they should ask why they themselves don't make their existence more obvious.
On 2008-09-04 at 00:37:53, Korinthian wrote...
Weather balloons.
On 2008-09-04 at 00:39:41, BorgClown wrote...
There's a guy here names "Carlos Mausan" who makes a fair living out of UFO as extraterrestrials stuff. He gives all sorts of forced explanations to their shyness. "They don't want to cause panic", "They don't want to interfere", "They are only observers", etc. Laughable.
On 2008-09-04 at 00:40:07, BorgClown wrote...
*named
On 2008-09-04 at 00:43:43, Korinthian wrote...
If they're flying around in the open, the military would have shot them down by now. I mean, sure, there might be some aliens out there that are capable of travelling here, but I bet you they wouldn't be flying flashing disco balls appearing in front of people that already believe in UFOs.
On 2008-09-04 at 00:48:03, BorgClown wrote...
I'm sure extraterrestrial intelligence is not uncommon, and even if statistics show that there's no way to explore all the galaxy's habitable planets, an educated guess from the explorers could yield better results. So I can entertain the possibility that we can be visited, but I can't accept the ludicous behavior aliens are supposed to have.
On 2008-09-04 at 00:48:12, BorgClown wrote...
*ludicrous
On 2008-09-04 at 00:49:55, BorgClown wrote...
But I wouldn't be surprised if authentic visitors traveled in bath tubs like ships. In the 19th century, visionaries believed that in the future everyone would have hi's own airplane or helicopter.
On 2008-09-04 at 00:50:16, Korinthian wrote...
Makes me wonder if we will ever invent technology that can't fail. It is not inconcievable that an airplane made 1000 years in the future can crash, after all.
On 2008-09-04 at 00:50:20, BorgClown wrote...
Man, I'm typoman this evening
On 2008-09-04 at 00:51:00, Korinthian wrote...
Oh, I hope they have spaceships that looks like the one in "Rendezvous with Rama".
On 2008-09-04 at 00:53:17, BorgClown wrote...
It has to be more trusty. If miniaturization and costs follow their actual trend, I see feasible to make each vital system doubly (or even triply) redundant. You're talking of an entire millennium.
On 2008-09-04 at 00:54:03, BorgClown wrote...
@Korinthian: Wow, speaking of triple redundancy. Rama was a great saga.
On 2008-09-04 at 00:54:18, BorgClown wrote...
I correct myself, it still is a great saga.
On 2008-09-04 at 00:54:38, Korinthian wrote...
@BorgClown: Hope they make a movie out of it.
On 2008-09-04 at 00:55:26, Korinthian wrote...
But hte point I'm trying to make is that I don't think technology will ever be 100% reliable, especially not transports.
On 2008-09-04 at 00:56:08, BorgClown wrote...
I hope they make a movie too. I believe there were rumors about it.
On 2008-09-04 at 00:57:52, BorgClown wrote...
Yes, technology can't be flawless. Even when you plan it all, an big chink of ice can pwn you.
On 2008-09-04 at 00:58:07, BorgClown wrote...
*chunk, dammit!