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Originally posted by sprtpilot
There will be a lot of questions (that will never get answered) because the audience is far more sophisticated today than when NASA created and spoon-fed the Apollo program to the masses.
Originally posted by flexy123
Stop it already with that stupid "2MB pixel resolution is bad" comments.
This is the same idiocy as with the hype from makers of digital cameras, making you believe that the more MB a cam has, the "better" it is.
MB has nothing to do with image quality, every smart person buying a digital cam should already know this.
2MB is 1600x1200 resolution - which is plenty to start with - if they need "mega images" like panoramas etc. they can compose giant images of several images. (Look up the AMAZING "McMurdo Panorama", by the way. it was taken in 2008 or so, one of the most stunning Mars images to date! This image is 22k x 5k resolution, by the way, and Mars Pancam who took it over several months has only 1024x1024 pixel resolution).
There are other problems with giant resolution like 8MB - for starters, it would significantly increase transmission times to Earth - a big waste of time for a very insignificant benefit of "better" resolution.
Originally posted by Soulece
So nobody else really wants to discuss the photo I posted? I mean its got some artifacts in it. But yet, nobody is really willing to go into detail about it. Another guy posted a photo that was released by nasa and it was edited. Well, I got the raw photo.
Originally posted by ZIPMATT
reply to post by lewtra
Was that my other bud with the password? Oh , she is zzzzz, but i am not
Sleeping soundly should be a maxim in life , yadayadayada
4 months of the third season is coming up , after a long holiday
makes perfect sense eh? but there'll be time to see the pictures of this i'm sure
Originally posted by TheCaucasianAmerican
reply to post by starchaser
I just wrote them a long paragraph saying exactly what you said.
This is what they said back.
"We are sorry for the inconvinience of having too high of quality pictures on Earth, Any camera 3 megapixels or higher will be deemed obsolete and will be removed from the market as of 8/7/2012. However, due to the fast upload times of the recently invented Mini USB Port, most of our customers will continue to upload their pictures with high quality HD formats through the use of high speed internet ports. On average a standard internet provider can move packets of data around the world with a delay of on average 2 seconds give or take. This makes placing the high quality photos, videos, or any other multimedia onto a social media site incredibly easy with usually no wait at all.
We have also reviewed in great detail your complaint about Mars and the upload times taking 'too long' to get to Earth. This is because the distance from Earth to Mars is 13 light minutes away. The time it would take to upload a full HD photo may take up to a couple days due to the amounts of packets needed to be processed and shipped.
However, our great technical team consisting of Count Chocula,the Easter Bunny, Dr. Santa Claus, and El Chupacabra, made a proposal to AT&T to make a high speed fiber optic cable directly to the Martian planet. Making the data transfer time a blazing fast 13 minutes! A speed advantage of 0 seconds and 0 minutes.
We have filed your concern for future reference in our International Database placed conviniently for your easy access in our Atlantis, Undersea Co.
Thank you for your cooperation.
The Boogeyman C.E.O."