Sunday, March 23, 2014

Missing Jet

8 Opinions:

BlasphmousB said...

Thats like saying

"I can detect any issue in your car engine and help you rectify the fault, but I still haven't found the stuffed doll my daughter lost, or most likely hid away."

L o r d R a j said...

Key phrase being 'Hid Away'

L o r d R a j said...

I always thought the whole point of Radar systems etc was to assist in detecting people or objects that were intentionally trying to avoid detection.

Apparently, just like other security controls / protocols - this too is just a crap load of techy jargon.

BlasphmousB said...

My point is that people are using non sequiturs when making such statements.

Yes. We can detect and track people's mobile phones, provided they are switched on. We can detect faint gravitational waves, if we have the right equipment and technology. There are conditions for any technology to work.

The same applies to the plane. We have not been able to do so because our technology is not enough to find it or someone is very good at hiding.

Radars, to the best of my understanding, is something that detects objects within a specific range. I doubt it has any bias toward anything trying avoid detection.

L o r d R a j said...

I did get your point and my contention is still the same - with all the blabberings about radar systems and satellite imagery and heat signatures and fuck knows what not - that is mouthed almost on a daily basis in the name of 'state of the art security / espionage' technology... it is nothing but fancy tech-language.

When it comes to actually finding someone or something that is intentionally avoiding detection - it all fails.

I had said pretty much the same thing during the 'hunt' for Osama

L o r d R a j said...

It isn't 'Failure' of technology that I am hinting at. It is the unnecessary hype / propaganda that gets generated about the 'state of art' security measure and technology.

L o r d R a j said...

Surprisingly enough... so far, no country (including the US) has publicly confirmed deployment of unmanned drones to scout the various locations (drones that have been used in the past for just about everything with real time satellite images being sent back to the operation bases). Hell... now even wants to use drones to deliver orders...

But for something like this... not even a suggestion. Waah.

L o r d R a j said...

I do recall reading a headline (during the initial days after the disappearance) that 'crowd sourcing' was being considered. Basically, asking people to use Google Earth to see if they could locate something. (rolls eyes). So why weren't unmanned drones considered even then?

But it was only 2 days back that someone HINTED at the possible use of a drone mini-sub. That too would be pointless if one doesn't know where to deploy it.