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The end of Earth's Beacon

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posted on Feb, 5 2009 @ 10:23 AM
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Will they be planning a nuclear detonation to coincide with the digital switchover? Could this be a trick to make other life forms in the universe believe that we have finally extinguished ourselves. A nuclear flash followed by the elimination of the analog transmisstions that escapes our atmosphere and is filling space currently with Earth's beacon.




posted on Feb, 5 2009 @ 10:28 AM
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Nah buddy honestly

Many country's have already changed to Digital they didn't detonate nuclear weapons when they did it.



posted on Feb, 5 2009 @ 10:34 AM
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Haha, when I read these kinds of threads, I sometimes stop believing in humanity for a few minutes, then I plug in an old episode of the Simpsons and it slowly passes by...



posted on Feb, 5 2009 @ 10:38 AM
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Probably not, as it won't be a good distraction for most people. BUT here is an article that you may find interesting about the negative effects of the digital takeover.

Digital TV's toxic takeover



www.articlearchives.com...



Your old television set has a confession to make: it's toxic, with several pounds of lead in its picture tube. Unless you've already upgraded to a flat panel or liquid crystal display (LCD) model, you've got an environmental hazard on your hands.

Americans dumped an estimated 20.6 million older TVs into landfills in 2005, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). That's 639,500 tons of metal, glass and plastic--equal to the weight of nearly 320,000 cars. It also means 59 million pounds of lead, which could potentially leach into streams and drinking water if not properly managed, says Jon Myers, director of public affairs for the California Integrated Waste Management Board.




[edit on 2/5/2009 by ravenshadow13]



posted on Feb, 5 2009 @ 11:32 AM
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This makes no sense. TV analog signal might stop but what about all the radio signals still being broadcast and escaping into space? The beacon continues..



posted on Feb, 5 2009 @ 01:15 PM
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The USA is not the only country in the world. Most other countries use and will be using analog TV signals for years to come..



posted on Feb, 6 2009 @ 01:40 AM
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You realize OP, of course, that digital broadcast TV is still broadcast? That being digital should make it easier to distinguish from natural signals? That blowing up a nuclear bomb about the time that a small portion of analog broadcasting stops would probably just make aliens think "oh you guys"

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This is true. However, most of the industrialized world has already switched over to digital TV, or is planning to do so soon as well. Generally, it's only second and third-world nations that aren't planning to switch over any time soon. Most major developed countries will have switched over by 2013



posted on Feb, 6 2009 @ 03:54 AM
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Originally posted by mdiinican
You realize OP, of course, that digital broadcast TV is still broadcast? That being digital should make it easier to distinguish from natural signals? That blowing up a nuclear bomb about the time that a small portion of analog broadcasting stops would probably just make aliens think "oh you guys"


Oh man, the mental picture of that one was grand, thanks.

Anyway, Earth is still screaming his transmissional head off in space and will do for a long time to come, i hope



posted on Feb, 6 2009 @ 04:04 AM
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I don't see how this makes switching to digital bad?

All these old tv's will be thrown out eventually anyway.

In a way it's good that they now make tv's with less toxic products, just like the elimination of CFC's in fridges and airconditioners.



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