I get around 250 channels. A number of them are in HD most of the time. Until I had HD, I didn't realize that there would be non-HD periods on some channels. Now, I do. You can tell the HD is off because the picture becomes a square box in the middle of your widescreen TV or because everyone looks a bit beefier. This works for men but not for the women. I am not into lady wrestlers... from the 50's.
Even though I get all these channels, I can handle about 35 of them. The rest show nothing of real interest to me. But certain ones do draw me to them. Discovery, Science, History, and Military are ones I peruse on a regular basis.
Which brings me to Stephen Hawking and aliens from space. According to various news reports, Dr. Hawking is against them. To be more precise, he is not in favor of drawing their attention. Unfortunately, I didn't get to see all the warnings since storms in my area interfered with my satellite signal. In fact, from what I did see of the show, I didn't get the impression it was a major concern.
I happen to agree with the idea that we should not draw the attention of so-called "intelligent" alien species. But I don't think it is a major concern. It's a big galaxy and an even bigger universe and the odds are that some species would have to invent faster than light travel in order to expand into solar systems outside of their own.
And then find us on this tiny little speck of dirt and water in an outlying area of a minor galaxy.
A Night Unremembered
2 years ago