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Bizzare bird crash incident
« on: March 11, 2010, 11:46:29 am »
This is just weird:

Starlings fall from the sky
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Bizzare bird crash incident
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 11:58:37 am »
Ooooh

Flashforward...

Re: Bizzare bird crash incident
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010, 12:00:34 pm »

They kept stallin'
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Re: Bizzare bird crash incident
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010, 12:13:47 pm »
They kept stallin'

...They hatin'
Tryin' to catch them flyin' dirty...
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Re: Bizzare bird crash incident
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010, 12:17:09 pm »
I diagnose Microwave antenna or someone playing with boosting their wifi signal.
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Re: Bizzare bird crash incident
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2010, 12:20:13 pm »
I diagnose Microwave antenna or someone playing with boosting their wifi signal.

They would have to have some serious add on kit to do that. You cant do that kind of think with a Pringle can and ramping up the transmit signal on your AP to max.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Bizzare bird crash incident
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2010, 12:20:40 pm »
My sister filmed <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/AaOFvG935eg&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/AaOFvG935eg&rel=1</a> earlier this week in Aberystwyth. It's a wonder they don't crash into each other more often.

Re: Bizzare bird crash incident
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2010, 12:21:57 pm »
David Martin and his jet pack may be the cause.
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Re: Bizzare bird crash incident
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2010, 03:13:43 pm »
I diagnose Microwave antenna or someone playing with boosting their wifi signal.

I hope you're not serious...

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Re: Bizzare bird crash incident
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2010, 03:35:07 pm »
Well, there are reports of birds falling out of the sky near Fylingdales.  But I suspect they can push out more power than a domestiv wifi, however amplified ;D
Getting there...

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Re: Bizzare bird crash incident
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2010, 03:39:51 pm »
Well, there are reports of birds falling out of the sky near Fylingdales.  But I suspect they can push out more power than a domestiv wifi, however amplified ;D

even Fyindales isn't pokey enough to knock out birds.  It needs a huuuge power density and a very, very short pulse width to do that.

Military radars are probably the nearest you'll get, and there's anecdotal evidence of seagulls sitting on the sea in line with the beams at the old Marconi coastal radar test ranges in Essex.  Nice and warm* ;)

*I don't actually believe this myself

andygates

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Re: Bizzare bird crash incident
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2010, 03:54:13 pm »
...like the old Raytheon techs who found the chocolate in their shirt pockets was melting in the beam?  :thumbsup:
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Re: Bizzare bird crash incident
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2010, 03:57:47 pm »
...like the old Raytheon techs who found the chocolate in their shirt pockets was melting in the beam?  :thumbsup:

Hmm

Chocolate's got a pretty low loss factor (certainly compared to flesh ;) ).  I'm unconvinced...

clarion

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Re: Bizzare bird crash incident
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2010, 03:59:20 pm »
I only mention what was reported about Fylingdales (this was in the days when car remotes were buggered by it).

But, if even they can't zap avians, I think we can discount it for the starling case.
Getting there...

border-rider

Re: Bizzare bird crash incident
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2010, 04:00:46 pm »
(this was in the days when car remotes were buggered by it).

oh yeah, that's an issue still.  But it's interference, and it's as much about receiver sensitivity as transmitter power.  TETRA is quite good at jamming remote central locking even today.

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Re: Bizzare bird crash incident
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2010, 05:04:53 pm »
I was in the midst of a similar incident a few lot of years ago, that time though it was raining pidgins, not starlings.

Turned out to be a vindictive bird hater laying poisoned bait for them....

It was scary at the time, especially the one that fell on my head as I walked out of the front door :(
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Re: Bizzare bird crash incident
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2010, 05:08:12 pm »
it was raining pidgins,

Yo blood, cool no?   ;D
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Re: Bizzare bird crash incident
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2010, 08:47:49 pm »
Startling

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Re: Bizzare bird crash incident
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2010, 09:07:18 pm »
Simple answer - the birds simply ran into the cloaked spaceship that's hovering overhead.
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Re: Bizzare bird crash incident
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2010, 09:35:17 pm »
Could it have been one of Starling's purges?
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