reply to post by angryhulk
I was going to respond very similarly.
In no way saying this is anything but the purest definition of UFO; which does not mean alien/interstellar at all.
But, supposing it is, like angry said, an interstellar craft would be on the level of the enterprise in technology. There would need to be shielding
against debris from grain level to asteroid size at the speeds needed to make long distance travel feasible in a reasonable time frame from our
perspective (which is not mandatory I confess, our ego wants things done in our lifetimes, preferably much quicker than that).
Not only do you need to worry about physical debris; but you also have to shield against radiation, plasma, electrical, and magnetic interferences.
Basically, an alien craft could sit in lava/magma with a fully functioning shielding system built for galactic/intergalactic travel. The propulsion
would be some sort of electromagnetic form ... that is of course, unless they've cracked phasing and anti-gravity which are just sci-fi for us;
because of all things, they would not be relying on fossil fuels for long distance travel, so conventional to us propulsion would be out of the
question imo. I would assume some form of fusion source or star trek like matter-antimatter system to supply all the power needed for propulsion and
Fun stuff to think about.
What I don't agree with when people argue, is the hate towards people's cameras and quality of pictures. Not everyone has up to date technology on
their person at all times; and has anyone forgotten all the fingers and blurry pictures people took even when using proper, non-digital cameras? If
it was truly as easy as point and shoot, there wouldn't be a need for professional photographers. Average Joe can't set up his camera properly nor
hold it still, straight, and center when taking a picture of their kid standing still ... how in the world do you expect them to take a quality
picture in an elevated state of stress and/or excitement?
I think people need to be more realistic in their expectations and demands from these photos taken all over the world by random people. We are
spoiled. Yes, an iPhone 5s might have some amazing software and hardware to improve joe blow at picture taking, but the majority of the planet
doesn't have, nor can they afford such a convenience ... and many don't want or need it either. Many people aren't upgrading their digi cameras
every year to have the current 12/16/whatever MP cameras ... they may be using old 2 MP ones with outdated and worn out hardware.
It seems crazy, because we take a lot of it for granted in the digital age. Instant communication, lots of technology ... but it isn't nearly as
wide spread as you think. Hell, I forget sometimes people are STILL on dial-up or don't even have access to internet in some places today. I've
had ultra high speed net (100 Mbps) for years. Not everyone is so fortunate, nor is everyone saavy with the technology they do have. Think about the
issues people had programming a VCR in the 80s/90s or even a remote control ... and you expect them to get exposures, focus, and have a steady hand
with a random event?
Sorry for the rant, but it just makes me shake my head how dismissive or arrogant so many people are becoming on the internet over the years. The
common courtesy and respect for each other dwindles a bit more each day when people feel like self-important heroes by being snide or trollish ...
not just in places like this, but here is a hot bed for screaming against reality with unreasonable expectations of the average human.