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Fraser
2008-Mar-07, 05:20 AM
OK, so there have been some strange things going on between us Earthlings and aliens lately. The deep-space Pioneer and Voyager probes carried images and artefacts of our culture into the cosmos decades ago. This plan has now been upstaged by the Deep Space Network transmitting a Beatles tune in the direction of the star [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/2008/03/06/the-ultimate-fund-raising-scheme-transmit-adverts-to-aliens/)

Noclevername
2008-Mar-07, 06:06 AM
Hey, whatever works. If companies will pay scientists good money for this kakaraka, then I say plug away!

KaiYeves
2008-Mar-08, 12:28 AM
I feel sorry for my friends still at the Listening Station. We made spam illegal back in what is now our ancient history.

Noclevername
2008-Mar-08, 08:31 PM
I feel sorry for my friends still at the Listening Station. We made spam illegal back in what is now our ancient history.

Illegal doesn't mean it doesn't happen. :whistle:

KaiYeves
2008-Mar-09, 01:11 AM
Doesn't the whole idea of spam in space strike you as undignified?

Noclevername
2008-Mar-09, 01:20 AM
Doesn't the whole idea of spam in space strike you as undignified?

Dignity, shmignity! Science needs money!

KaiYeves
2008-Mar-09, 01:21 AM
Dignity, shmignity! Science needs money!
Once you loose dignity, you can't easily get it back...

Balstrome
2008-Mar-09, 02:12 AM
Dont our current radio/tv broadcasts count as the worse kind of spam ?

KaiYeves
2008-Mar-09, 02:16 AM
Dont our current radio/tv broadcasts count as the worse kind of spam?
They aren't all ads. There's other stuff.

Noclevername
2008-Mar-09, 03:57 AM
Once you loose dignity, you can't easily get it back...

Once you have money, you can afford to do research. Especially in areas of science that need, say, telescopes. Or rockets.

Without dignity, all you are is undignified. Without money, you're broke.

Chuck
2008-Mar-09, 04:29 AM
Maybe Jehovah's Witnesses would like to send message out into the universe. We could send an apology later and not tell them about it.

KaiYeves
2008-Mar-09, 02:16 PM
Money... so many problems, all because of money. It's sad, really.

Noclevername
2008-Mar-09, 09:11 PM
Money... so many problems, all because of money. It's sad, really.

Yes, it is. Unfortunately, it's also unchangeable for the forseeable future.