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Re: More UFO Fleets Over Mexico - Deardorff

From: Jim Deardorff <deardorj.nul>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 16:45:39 -0700
Fwd Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 09:18:29 -0400
Subject: Re: More UFO Fleets Over Mexico - Deardorff


>From: James Smith <zeus001002.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 11:38:15 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
>Subject: Re: More UFO Fleets Over Mexico

>>From: Jim Deardorff <deardorj.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 18:20:25 -0700
>>Subject: Re: More UFO Fleets Over Mexico

>>>From: James Smith <zeus001002.nul>
>>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>>Date: Sun, 8 May 2005 12:30:13 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
>>>Subject: Re: More UFO Fleets Over Mexico

>>>I can try to use 3DMax to simulate this kind of thing,
>>>at least initially.

>>Nope. There's nothing like the real thing. And balloons are
>>cheap. You need to go through all the motions that a would-be
>>hoaxer would, tying off all 400 or so balloons, etc.

>What do you mean "Nope"? If I can't duplicate it using a
>simulation, then I will likely just concede the possibility of
>the video being something other than balloons. If I can simulate
>it using a computer model, then I can vary the parameters,
>layout of balloons (released in one location or many locations),
>release times (in groups or all at once), percentage of balloon
>over-inflation, strings or no strings (released from a big bag
>or by cutting/ letting go of strings). Why the hell should I
>spend time and money to investigate all these variations in the
>real world instead of saving money by figuring these out first
>in the computer and then minimizing the equipment cost/time for
>field/reallife testing?

It's best to stick with the real world. Your computer model is
not likely to contain realistic, small-scale three-dimensional
turbulence within its simulated atmosphere.


Jim





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