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Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 01:05 AM
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Posted By Jack by the hedge
Yeah. I'm kinda kicking myself I didn't follow...

Yeah. I'm kinda kicking myself I didn't follow the link.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Jack by the hedge
I see that. Look at how many pages he lasted...

I see that. Look at how many pages he lasted here because people actually engaged with the nonsense instead of just mocking it.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 02:15 PM
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Posted By Jack by the hedge
Oh dear. That's rather sad. He talked it up...

Oh dear. That's rather sad. He talked it up here as if the electricians he'd found agreed with him. They were steadfastly taking the piss.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 01:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,136
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Thanks. The stories about senior officers...

Thanks.

The stories about senior officers apoplectic with rage that somebody saw their sooper seekrit new plane just look like pub talk to me. Stories much improved in the telling. Sure,...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 11:52 AM
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Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Plus of course the corollary that he felt he...

Plus of course the corollary that he felt he could eliminate all known causes as they are not known to cause that specific audio glitch in cheap recorders, therefore the explanation had to be...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 11:44 AM
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Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
He was unironically prescriptive about the...

He was unironically prescriptive about the technologies he had decided his advanced aliens would use while berating us for not grasping how far beyond our imagining their technology would be. That...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,260
Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Now I'm curious again. If he spammed the same...

Now I'm curious again. If he spammed the same material on so many sites, surely we can't be the only place where someone pointed out his other video has even worse timestamp jitters than his...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 07:29 AM
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Posted By Jack by the hedge
Needs to strike a balance, to find a place that...

Needs to strike a balance, to find a place that eagerly accepts aliens walk among us, yet not so unhinged they insist Australia is a round-earther hoax.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 02:28 AM
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Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
When I couldn't read the text on tiny surface...

When I couldn't read the text on tiny surface mount components any more I got several pairs of +3 reading glasses off eBay for pennies. It's not flying saucer science.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 12:58 AM
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Posted By Jack by the hedge
Well it was a flounce long on "you're all poopy...

Well it was a flounce long on "you're all poopy heads" and short on defending "aliens dunnit" so I think there's a chance daylight is beginning to break through.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 14th August 2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,260
Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Don't know, but bats are remarkably long-lived...

Don't know, but bats are remarkably long-lived for their size. I'm not suggesting bats and aliens are literally the same thing, only that some folk have trouble telling them apart.
Forum: USA Politics 14th August 2022, 12:29 PM
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Views: 25,034
Posted By Jack by the hedge
I had a thought so ludicrous it couldn't possibly...

I had a thought so ludicrous it couldn't possibly be true if it was about anyone else:

Nucular codes.

Is there any fragment of a possibility Trump imagined that when the people rise up against...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 14th August 2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,136
Posted By Jack by the hedge
I'm tending toward Harrier rather than Hunter (or...

I'm tending toward Harrier rather than Hunter (or Hawk or Tornado or Jaguar or Buccaneer or Gnat for that matter) as the sweep of the wings seems about right and the "bulk" towards the front of the...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 14th August 2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,136
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Absolutely. After 30 years I'd expect many posts...

Absolutely. After 30 years I'd expect many posts to variously lean over, fall down or break. Also, the item Darat shows circled above looks to me like a piece of rope tied to the fence rather than...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 14th August 2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,136
Posted By Jack by the hedge
I very, very much doubt the idea of the object...

I very, very much doubt the idea of the object being a hilltop sticking out of a layer of cloud or fog. It's an ingenious explanation but the profile of the top of the diamond shape would have to...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 14th August 2022, 10:51 AM
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Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
That light comes on briefly just after the flash...

That light comes on briefly just after the flash of the aborted mains reconnection. The shadows it casts on the plant pots seem to match the shadows present when the lights are on before the power...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 14th August 2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,260
Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
All the action happened in the unrecorded second....

All the action happened in the unrecorded second. You hear the transport beam before the aliens appear just like in Star Trek. Or is it after? Doesn't matter; the point is Star Trek's basically a...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 14th August 2022, 07:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,136
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Well I'm slightly taken aback to be told this is...

Well I'm slightly taken aback to be told this is actually a colour photo, not monochrome. It's not exactly a riot of colour but I guess on reflection it is.

Speaking of reflection, I quite like...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 14th August 2022, 06:48 AM
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Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Alien search beams make a different sounding...

Alien search beams make a different sounding audio glitch from alien transporter beams. Very distinctive. Ironically, inaudible to bats.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 14th August 2022, 06:45 AM
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Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
As for what the camera could see of it, I'm...

As for what the camera could see of it, I'm reminded of Sam Weller in the Pickwick Papers being cross examined on his eyesight; "If they wos a pair o' patent double million magnifyin' gas microscopes...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th August 2022, 05:51 AM
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Views: 2,117
Posted By Jack by the hedge
I imagine we'll find there's some get-out rule...

I imagine we'll find there's some get-out rule about how morally righteous it is to use the infidels' own laws against them, and that lying or committing all sorts of crimes is totally okay so long...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 14th August 2022, 05:33 AM
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Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Okay, an aerial photo rather than a map. And...

Okay, an aerial photo rather than a map. And maybe it's hard to see details on your phone. But for goodness sake it's your own neighbourhood. You don't even need to use Google maps; you can step...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 14th August 2022, 05:19 AM
Replies: 1,260
Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
I see you're forever going to run away from the...

I see you're forever going to run away from the explanation the power company already handed you on a plate, and you're going to make absolutely no effort to confirm or refute it except to declare it...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 14th August 2022, 02:46 AM
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Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
It doubtlessly did light up the whole street. It...

It doubtlessly did light up the whole street. It just wasn't your street, it was one street over.



Your latest video is a loop of the moment the power tries and fails to reconnect and it...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th August 2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3,147
Views: 103,197
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Couldn't quite grasp what this was showing us. ...

Couldn't quite grasp what this was showing us. Is it the equivalent of one of those inflatable "Sherman tanks" used as decoys before D-day?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 13th August 2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,260
Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Well, I hesitate to do anything that might have...

Well, I hesitate to do anything that might have even the scent of doxxing but as the OP linked a helpful map showing lamp location and street names it was the work of moments to do a Google...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 13th August 2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,136
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Yeah, I think you may well be right. To be fair...

Yeah, I think you may well be right. To be fair though I couldn't have told you the plane in the background was a Harrier. I thought it was a commercial airliner.

I'm curious that it's a black...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 13th August 2022, 02:06 PM
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Posted By Jack by the hedge
Sorry, we posted out of synch with each other. ...

Sorry, we posted out of synch with each other.

The patches of leaves I circled appear to be background objects (the larger patch seemingly viewed through a gap in the crook of the foreground...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 13th August 2022, 01:48 PM
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Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
I agreed until I saw the one feature that's...

I agreed until I saw the one feature that's actually interesting. The one frame which captures all the lights dimming as the power cut first begins has a couple of patches which anomalously get...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 13th August 2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1,260
Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
I have to tell you I find it really hard to parse...

I have to tell you I find it really hard to parse your writing for meaning.

But I do gather that you think the flash that lights some of the tree leaves just as the power is failing also repeats 5...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 13th August 2022, 01:40 AM
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Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
What "beam of light? I'm describing the frame of...

What "beam of light? I'm describing the frame of video showing the lights beginning to dim, and I circled two patches which get brighter instead, illuminating leaves at rooftop height. The cast is...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 12th August 2022, 09:39 AM
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Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Ah, well, we get the ones who set off travelling...

Ah, well, we get the ones who set off travelling millions of years ago when their species was just advanced enough to do that but otherwise as stupid as we are.

We don't see the clever ones who...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 12th August 2022, 07:55 AM
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Posted By Jack by the hedge
No, I was doing my best to discuss something you...

No, I was doing my best to discuss something you wouldn't describe properly. There's a difference.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 12th August 2022, 07:54 AM
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Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
This is the glow I see. In the first frame as...

This is the glow I see. In the first frame as the lights start to go out there are two patches which momentarily look brighter. It's quite easy to see the change if you pause the very slowed down...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 12th August 2022, 07:41 AM
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Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Ah. I see what you're talking about now. In...

Ah. I see what you're talking about now. In that frame where the lights are just starting to go out, there's a blue-ish glow on the leaves. You can also see it over on the right in the tree just...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 12th August 2022, 07:29 AM
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Posted By Jack by the hedge
The thing that keeps occurring to me is why is it...

The thing that keeps occurring to me is why is it always engineers?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 12th August 2022, 07:28 AM
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Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
I actually can't tell how you figured out which...

I actually can't tell how you figured out which light he's talking about. When invited to look at the light at the top of the tree my first reaction was that there are a bunch of trees and their...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 12th August 2022, 07:16 AM
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Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
I suggest you look up "burden of proof" some...

I suggest you look up "burden of proof" some day.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 12th August 2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,260
Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
It's not the timestamp that bothers. Your...

It's not the timestamp that bothers. Your blithely assuring us you've considered every possibility when you hadn't even done a cursory check of your own videos to notice the timestamp skipping all...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th August 2022, 05:31 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 7,154
Posted By Jack by the hedge
It's been a popular beach holiday destination for...

It's been a popular beach holiday destination for generations. As far as they're concerned it's even part of Russia now, and the "Special Police Action" is happening waaaaay over there in Ukraine. ...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 12th August 2022, 05:21 AM
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Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
You can make a 5 minute timer with a 555, let...

You can make a 5 minute timer with a 555, let alone 5 seconds but a more interesting matter is, if there wasn't an attempted reconnect at the time of the flickering lights then why wasn't there?
...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 12th August 2022, 05:15 AM
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Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
No. A light beam did not make that sound.

No. A light beam did not make that sound.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th August 2022, 05:14 AM
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Views: 7,154
Posted By Jack by the hedge
With you-know-who controlling the TV news in...

With you-know-who controlling the TV news in Russia it's a pretty safe bet that the story will not be used as a warning to end the war. It'll be used as a rallying cry to Do Something about those...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 12th August 2022, 04:56 AM
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Posted By Jack by the hedge
That Conan Doyle quote isn't a law of nature. ...

That Conan Doyle quote isn't a law of nature. It's a literary device to make his smart protagonist sound smart. Real life is not a logic puzzle or parlour game with a fixed list of possibities to...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 12th August 2022, 04:43 AM
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Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
You clearly "are not use logic". Obviously...

You clearly "are not use logic".

Obviously it does not leave only 2 possible answers. For example, people (even professional aviators) sometimes misconstrue what they are seeing. Imagining an...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 12th August 2022, 04:07 AM
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Posted By Jack by the hedge
I don't. But I'm just an electronic engineer and...

I don't. But I'm just an electronic engineer and not a physicist.

If you're actually interested, there are a large number of threads on the topic in this forum. Try an Advanced Search for...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 12th August 2022, 03:44 AM
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Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
It's this scant attention to detail which truly...

It's this scant attention to detail which truly makes me wonder about your work with logic devices.

The US navy does not say their videos show alien craft. Nor that they show feats beyond mundane...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 12th August 2022, 02:50 AM
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Posted By Jack by the hedge
No. I apply the laws of physics to their...

No. I apply the laws of physics to their advanced race.

You on the other hand declare they use fusion reactors and ion drives. Do they use iPod Shuffles too? In due course you'll sound as...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 12th August 2022, 01:11 AM
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Views: 14,956
Posted By Jack by the hedge
You keep bringing up familiar UFO stories as if...

You keep bringing up familiar UFO stories as if we never heard of them. Those navy tictac gimbal etc videos have been very well explained, including in a video which was posted in this thread a few...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 11th August 2022, 05:33 PM
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Posted By Jack by the hedge
It's kinda funny that you think trying a new tack...

It's kinda funny that you think trying a new tack of telling us we're just pretending not to believe in your aliens because we're scared of them will provoke us into ... well, it's not clear what.
...
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