sun 20 jan 2013 01:19:06 witte de withstraat
unbelievably advanced technology
some of the editorial pushback on my 'moon hoax not' movie is all about how the government in those days already had technologies much more advanced than anything i can imagine. including the powerful electronics needed to record hours of continuous overcranked video.
my feeling is that if indeed they had such electronics, then [a] we can't argue that their navigation computers weren't powerful enough to get them to the moon, and [b] that technology would likely have trickled down to the private sector at least a decade or two sooner than it did.
so assertions of technological omnipotence tend to persuade me that the americans could and did go to the moon — not the other way around.
meanwhile ... one commenter on 'gizmodo' said there was no such thing as video in 1969, that everything was done on film. i guess that means there was no live television in 1969. problem solved: we don't need to explain how they did the telecast, because the telecast never happened.
another commenter said something like 'about these supposed film artifacts: did you ever see them in a motion picture prior to 1969? no!' not sure where that's coming from. apparently that writer was there, but never noticed dust in a film.
my argument that using film would have led to visible film artifacts seems to elude a lot of people. i guess that's to be expected; they don't notice little bits of dirt that only show up for one frame. and they haven't shot a lot of 35mm film themselves, so they don't know how hard it is to keep that much film 100% blemish free.