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  • awmboat awmboat Dec 17, 2008 12:59 PM Flag

    POUNDING SAND INTO MIRRORED GLASS

    As a person with unusual patience(apathy) I am beginning to lose interest in this MB.

    The relentless negative spinning of a little dinko company is proving to be tedious.

    As I have written numerous times in the past, everything we know does not matter.

    What matters most is REVENUES and the company has formally and on the record announced a solid expectation of REVENUE in 2009.

    That said, who cares what PVNOTES/NOCHO/KGB have to say? Their platform is one of distrust, negativity and worst of all....
    IT PRODUCES, EMPLOYS OR PAYS NOTHING. IT TAKES.

    One can make the case that little PRKR has produced nothing either but look closer. They have. They employ people, they create IP and are endeavoring to produce something tangible.

    Look in a mirror and tell me what you see. I know what I see when I look in a mirror.

    Happy Holidays

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    • A suggestion. You claim to have lost interest in the PV MB so why not just go away. JUST GO! Call JP and tell him you quit and find another company that will pay you for hyping it. Everyone here knows you're full of crap anyway but, if you leave, DON'T COME BACK WITH A NEW IDENTITY! YOU'LL BE CAUGHT!

    • Couldn't help but catch your reference to Mirrored Glass. I recently saw a great PBS show on George Hale, and his life's unfettered devotion to building ever-bigger telescopes leading to the amazing 200 inch reflector telescope at Mt. Palomar in California.

      Every major telescope observatory he birthed (3 majors: Yerkes in Wisconsin, Mt. Wilson, and Mt. Palomar), starting with the then world's largest exhibited at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, was preceded by skeptics, naysayers, and never-could-be-built "experts" in his own field. Yet, thanks to the unqualified backing of generous visionaries and risk takers such as Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller (biggest grant to science ever made at the time for Mt. Palomar) and, most importantly, Hale's unwavering devotion to achieving success, Hale single handedly created the astronomy of the 20th century that led to today's versions of the universe's creation and its evolution and the discovery of such things as quasars as well as impacted Einstein's theories on matter, energy, and the universe.

      The 200" mirror at Palomar took several tries (it was twice the size of the previous 100 inch record Hale had built for Mt. Wilson) and over a dozen years to successfully finish before being installed (some 1o years after Hale's death) as part of one of the greatest engineering marvels of its time. The mirror, made of Pyrex at Corning in NY, was so sensitive that technicians rubbed it with their thumb to tolerances of 1/1,000,000 of an inch. Hand sanded gears with tolerances of 1/1000 of an inch move the 1,000,000 pound telescope fluidly.

      Today, because of Hale, Pasadena, California is a technology hot bed as home of the observatories, Cal Tech (which he founded) and the Jet Propulsion Lab among others.

      A fascinating story on American science and an inspiration to all PRKR supporters about what is possible with perseverance.

      For more on the PBS movie, George Ellery Hale, and Mt. Palomar see:

      http://www.astro.caltech.edu/palomar/jtp/

    • Madoff employed people too. It's hard work to run a good scam.

 
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