Monday, August 15, 2011

Wilfull Idiots Mark 2

I was hoping to write something cool and nerdy about the Live TV book part2, but the curse of the wilfully ignorant hoax nut reared its head again. Apparently being a network consultant doesnt automatically grant you intelligence.
A fellow who apparently is an IT network specialist on youtube can't get his brains around the fact the the GCTA was remote controlled, or that Ed Fendell practiced response times on the GCTA while the LM was still resting on the lunar surface. On top of that, he also seems to have problems understanding how an analogue TV tube could possibly suffer burn-in despite being shown analogue TV recordings from 15 years later showing the exact same problem.

Oy gevalt

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I recently had the soul-sucking horror of "debating" someone on Youtube. They claimed the Apollo 12 TV camera had a vidicon tube and could not have burned out so quickly by being pointed at the sun. I was accused of not having read one iota of documentation regarding the camera (I guess I dreamt the 5 1/2 years I spent researching the cameras developed and used on Apollo, along with speaking with Stan Lebar specifically about the tube) and it was painfully obvious the idiot I was arguing with had absolutely NO idea who I was. Given I was also accused of never having read "Live TV From the Moon", I can rest easy in calling that person exactly how I see them: a full fledged wilfully ignorant idiot. How very, very disturbing.