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I don't want to link to everything in the story as it is complex and detailed.
The very EXPENSIVE security company Echelon Security was hired and it cost money to be destroyed.
I found a Google cache of the pulled article.
Exclusive: Salinas Valley Crop Circle Mystery Solved
Chip company behind the mystery circle
By Scott Budman | Friday, Jan 3, 2014 | Updated 7:17 PM PST
Turns out, it wasn't an alien creation.
We now know the source of the mysterious crop circle that turned up in the small town of Chualar, about two hours south of San Francisco. And it turns out a lot of the speculation about what the viral photo might be was correct.
Silicon Valley chipmaker Nvidia has 'fessed up to creating the crop circle, first spotted toward the end of 2013 by a photographer named Julie Belanger. The company plowed through the farm to (eventually) get publicity for their new mobile chip. Officially, Nvidia said it would admit to the circle's creation at an 8 p.m. press conference Sunday night at CES.
Nvidia also says that all those theorists who somehow saw the numbers 1, 9, and 2 in the crop circle were right. 192 was put, via Braille, into the design, Nvidia says, to represent the number of cores (192) in the company's new mobile chip. A chip that will also be introduced sunday night at CES.
Would a bunch of aliens have thought of that?
So ... why did they make a crop circle? According to the Nvidia PR team, they consider the design of their new chip to be "impossibly advanced," as if "from another world." Which gave them the idea "to create something people thought was of alien origin."
Then, like a snapchat, it disappeared. A viral PR victory, that got a lot of people talking ... about a chip.
Scott will report from CES this week. He's on Twitter: @scottbudman
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Here's some screenshots if the cached link dies.
NBC is owned by Comcast, does anyone know if there's a business relation between Comcast and Nvidia?
I'm guessing Nvidia was able to get NBC to delete their article because there's a common parent company or some sort of relationship. I think this makes NBC look awful, suppressing information and the truth for the almighty dollar is not how a news company should be run.
edit on 4-1-2014 by freelance_zenarchist because: (no reason given)
reply to post by FarmerGeneral
Wow, I forgot how gullible and stupid you conspiracy nuts really are. I visited one of these moronic sites a few years back and had a good laugh at the truly silly ideas some of the bipolar paranoid had come up with.
Everybody must have a hobby I suppose.
reply to post by Rosinitiate
It would be an awfully expensive hoax to hire that company. You should check out the types of jobs they get hired for. They apparently are very Upscale.