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Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 01:52 PM
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Posted By Jack by the hedge
Not my field, but the basics are throw away...

Not my field, but the basics are throw away anything unimportant then throw away most of the rest then only note the bits that change from one frame to the nest if you're sure they're vital and let...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 01:47 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 82,809
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Presumably there is an uncompressed (or at least...

Presumably there is an uncompressed (or at least less compressed) recording made in-camera from which the report was compiled before being compressed and sent back for transmission, and the broadcast...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 01:41 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
All the sound and fury was compressed into that...

All the sound and fury was compressed into that one second the recorder skipped. Except for the last little zizz sound.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Well Russia did in the end gain territory from...

Well Russia did in the end gain territory from even the Winter War. I think one general described it as almost enough land to bury their dead.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 12:58 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 82,809
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Try at 3:45, above and left of the interviewee's...

Try at 3:45, above and left of the interviewee's head.

A helicopter emerges from the data compressed blur of his hair and the clouds, and it quickly blurs out again.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Jack by the hedge
So Putin's long game is to bring about a second...

So Putin's long game is to bring about a second communist revolution starting with forcing the army to revolt. Master strategist indeed.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 11:13 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
No, it doesn't. Unlike biology, engineering...

No, it doesn't. Unlike biology, engineering isn't a science. It's engineering.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Jack by the hedge
You worry perhaps that the Ukrainians might relax...

You worry perhaps that the Ukrainians might relax and get lazy about repelling the invasion if we help too much and make defending their country too easy?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 09:43 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Lights. Lights plural. What about the one light...

Lights. Lights plural. What about the one light which points down at the plant pots? Can that even shed any direct light on the tree trunk at all?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 09:41 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
That magenta-looking light is the red light? ...

That magenta-looking light is the red light? Okay I obviously misunderstood what you said about battery backup.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 09:37 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
You're not the only person in the world with an...

You're not the only person in the world with an electronics degree.

Your LED lamp glowed briefly. It wasn't space aliens just because you want it to be. Your recording webcam skipped a second,...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
I don't understand what the picture with the...

I don't understand what the picture with the fairy lights is showing us.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 09:21 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
That isn't a problem. You told us yourself...

That isn't a problem.

You told us yourself the power would try to reconnect after a few seconds and it did. Very briefly. You assert without evidence that the multiple types of lamps around...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 09:15 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
I gather that red light is inside the house and...

I gather that red light is inside the house and so is the camera. The red glare which the camera picks up is reflected off the window. The red light is from some uninterruptible power supply and...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 09:05 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
The brief flash of light is considerably dimmer...

The brief flash of light is considerably dimmer than the light's full output. You don't know how brightly that one lamp alone should light the tree because all you have to compare it with is all of...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 07:15 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Kirchoff would agree with you if you were...

Kirchoff would agree with you if you were describing a string of incandescent fairy lights. Not so much with a jumble of lamps driven by various switch mode supplies all powered in parallel.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 06:55 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
And if the cycle didn't reach 240V and the...

And if the cycle didn't reach 240V and the rectified DC didn't reach 300V, what then?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 06:53 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
As we saw. And you know every lamp...

As we saw.



And you know every lamp would flicker or flash because... ?

How have you established how many cycles of the mains it takes to light each type of lamp present?

Exactly -...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 06:50 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
And it detects the fault is still there by...

And it detects the fault is still there by attempting to restore power. As we saw.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 06:47 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Not a time machine. I thought we could use our...

Not a time machine. I thought we could use our imagination to do it. The colour cast would be less different if there wasn't the red smear from the red light.

Not all lights are created equal. ...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 06:43 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
You said yourself an overload power cut would be...

You said yourself an overload power cut would be followed seconds later by an attempted reconnection and that's what happened. What we saw with the lights was the result of that happening. So where...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 06:40 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
I see a distant light come on, lighting...

I see a distant light come on, lighting (backlighting?) some of the leaves in the trees. I suppose the buildings opposite stop us seeing the source.

Then I see your own light come on dimly,...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 06:32 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
When the power supply is delivering the right...

When the power supply is delivering the right voltage, sure. When it isn't, I suggest it won't be.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 06:30 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Remove the red cast from the extra red light and...

Remove the red cast from the extra red light and appreciate that the light only lit momentarily and probably not to anything like full brightness. Either your light flashed on briefly or the aliens...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 06:25 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,805
Posted By Jack by the hedge
The guy in command at the nuclear power plant...

The guy in command at the nuclear power plant demands either victory or a scorched desert. Rather than lose control of it he will create a scorched desert in Ukraine. Does that sound to you like he...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 06:11 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Those two links both point to the same photo so I...

Those two links both point to the same photo so I can't tell what point you hoped to illustrate.

I think the lights are mundane. I think the audio glitch sounds like an artefact of some momentary...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 06:01 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
It's not a "search beam" it's the same light...

It's not a "search beam" it's the same light which illuminates the plant pots while the power is on. Do you think the tree trunk is as dark in the lower photo as it is in the upper photo? I don't....
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 05:53 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
That seems to sum it up. Your power...

That seems to sum it up.

Your power tripped out. A few seconds later it was momentarily restored but tripped again. A few lights started to come back on during that moment. Your security...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 05:23 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Can you indicate what detail you're describing? ...

Can you indicate what detail you're describing? I don't see it.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 05:21 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
A good brand 32GB SD card costs less than 10...

A good brand 32GB SD card costs less than 10 around here. Anyone who believed this was finally solid proof of alien visitation would be rolling their eyes right now.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 05:16 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
The path on the right? Again, the strong shadows...

The path on the right? Again, the strong shadows which the plants cast across the path indicate that's due to a light which is out of shot to the right and they match the shadows from before the...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 04:54 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
So you've eliminated "a transformer right up...

So you've eliminated "a transformer right up close" as the source of the light.

Comparing the frame you just shared of the moment before the power cut with the one I just quoted of the "beam" on...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 04:48 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
The shading on the big plant pot and brightness...

The shading on the big plant pot and brightness to the left of the frame indicate that's a light source out of shot to the left of the picture. Incidentally it also appears to be a warmer colour...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 04:24 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,805
Posted By Jack by the hedge
http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showpo...

http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13872518&postcount=2896

"Russian commander admits that Russia has mined the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and will destroy it rather...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 04:20 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 82,809
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Data compression.

Data compression.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 04:09 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
You heard hoofbeats and instead of thinking...

You heard hoofbeats and instead of thinking horses you thought alien space-zebras. Straightforward confirmation bias, no?


Did they power company tell you "a transformer blew"? I would have...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 04:02 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Imagine for a moment I can't see that. Can you...

Imagine for a moment I can't see that. Can you describe the straight path you think you see, or maybe annotate a still picture, because it ain't obvious to me.



Spot lights are a thing. Flood...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 03:55 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
So you don't trust their explanation but you...

So you don't trust their explanation but you don't actually know the location of the claimed overload nor the location of where the power tripped? And so you assume it was aliens.

Do you mean...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 03:24 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,805
Posted By Jack by the hedge
There is nothing in that link to support your...

There is nothing in that link to support your wild claim that the Ukrainians have shelled the nuclear power station.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 03:00 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
The power company told you a bat caused the power...

The power company told you a bat caused the power cut. You reject this on the grounds your camera mic did not pick up the sound of a discharge, but you don't say how far away it's claimed to have...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 7th August 2022, 08:10 AM
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Views: 185,092
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 7th August 2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Blah, blah, blah doesn't address any points...

Blah, blah, blah doesn't address any points raised. An electric arc can make that light. Electrical interference on the power lines strong enough to pass through your filtering and cause interference...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 7th August 2022, 05:25 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Time went unrecorded. In more than one video....

Time went unrecorded. In more than one video. Leaping to conclude there was an anomaly in time itself is confirmation bias from someone whose regular hobby is searching for aliens.

For me,...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 7th August 2022, 05:20 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
The point about that video was not whatever it's...

The point about that video was not whatever it's intended purpose was, it was the claim that it also shows timestamp skipping, while nothing unusual was going on. If you've now allowed the evidence...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 7th August 2022, 03:51 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Have you experimented with turning off and on the...

Have you experimented with turning off and on the mains supply to your UPS-backed camera to see if it produces any effects on video or audio? I realise it's hard to replicate a brownout rather than a...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 7th August 2022, 03:45 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
So you filter out interference coming from the...

So you filter out interference coming from the power supply. What of EMI that isn't mains borne? A camera and microphone which were running on an internal battery and unconnected to anything else...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 7th August 2022, 03:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,658
Posted By Jack by the hedge
That would depend on the rules of the...

That would depend on the rules of the jurisdiction it lands in.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 7th August 2022, 03:10 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,805
Posted By Jack by the hedge
That's it. And if Russia decrees the errors...

That's it. And if Russia decrees the errors sufficient, we must respect the monster's judgement. So when Belgium is invaded Michel will fearlessly explain to pollsters they must have deserved it.
...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 7th August 2022, 02:56 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,711
Posted By Jack by the hedge
(Sorry I haven't watched more that the first...

(Sorry I haven't watched more that the first video yet as it's awkward on my phone but) as it's been noted that the video of a car reversing also shows dropping/skipping a second or two of video, can...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th August 2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,805
Posted By Jack by the hedge
I wonder if you would tell them you assume...

I wonder if you would tell them you assume Belgium must have done something to deserve it.
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