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    The Telectroscope at Brooklyn Heights

    I visited the Telectroscope the other day at Brooklyn Heights. The line was very long but what I saw was a large screen and mirrors. Supposedly, it connects under the Atlantic to a similar model near the Tower Bridge in London. Guests can see in real-time folks waving on the other side of the Atlantic. What do you think? It looked like a machine from the Jules Verne classics. Incidentally, there is no fee for looking and nothing was being sold. Who is paying for this? I wonder.

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    Re: The Telectroscope at Brooklyn Heights

    Uh. The Earth curves, so I don't think you can see people waving 4,000 miles away. Unless I'm missing something. Which I probably am.

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    Re: The Telectroscope at Brooklyn Heights

    No, James, it's real!!

    But seriously, it's just a TV and camera with a live feed back and forth I think.
    Email me anytime at [email protected].

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    Re: The Telectroscope at Brooklyn Heights

    I can get on my PC turn the web cam on connect with a friend in Australia and see him wave in real time...there's nothing special about this...they have it connected to a PC and its acting as a big camera like Phil said. Now the CIA has some cameras in space that can certainly see you wave in real time.

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    Re: The Telectroscope at Brooklyn Heights

    Not sure who's paying for it on this end, but I know there is a 1 pound fee to play on the London end.
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    Re: The Telectroscope at Brooklyn Heights

    i read that article the other day.. its a hd video camera with a 24 hour feed.. here is the link for it


    http://www.tiscali.co.uk/telectroscope/home.php

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    Re: The Telectroscope at Brooklyn Heights

    Its all a conspiracy I tell ya!
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