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Unread Mar 13th, 2008, 12:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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On 12th June, the space-bound ad will be broadcast from a 500MHz Ultra High Frequency Radar from the EISCAT Space Centre in Svalbard, which lies in the Arctic Ocean about midway between northern Norway and the North Pole.

The transmission is being directed at a solar system just 42 light years away from Earth with planets that orbit its star '47 Ursae Majoris' (UMa). 47 UMa is located in the Great Bear Constellation (also known as "The Plough") - easily identifiable to even the most amateur stargazer. It is very similar to our Sun and is believed to host a habitable zone that could potentially harbour small terrestrial planets and support life as we know it.

The advert will travel at the speed of light and continue for an indefinite period. Within 1.2 seconds the transmission will pass our moon, after 4.5 minutes it will pass Mars (77million kilometres away), in under 9 minutes the signal will whiz past the Sun and five and a half hours later it will travel past Pluto and out of our solar system.

The effective power of the transmitted signal to the Universe will be around two thousand million watts (a normal light bulb is 100 watts), ensuring the advert could be received and watched hundreds of light years from Earth.

The advert will be coded in '1's and '0's (as used for most computer communications) represented by phase changes of the transmitted signal. The message will be broken into sections and each of the pulses will be numbered so that any intelligent life on recipient planets can mathematically reassemble them. This allows scientists to send a signal that is both powerful and easy to recover, even when weakened by the great distance to its planned destination.

The competition is being run by Doritos, as part of its new 'You Make It, We Play It' initiative.
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Unread Mar 13th, 2008, 04:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Alien1: dude we gotta go to earth to get some doritos
alien2: WHAT THE F*** ARE DORITOS?!
Alien: i don't know but we need some
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...woah...

k, if your going to advertise...at least advertise that we need help with restoring the balance in our climate!!

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The competition is being run by Doritos, as part of its new 'You Make It, We Play It' initiative.
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there seems to be no point to this.
Earth has been inadvertently advertising its presence since the invention of high powered broadcasts in the early 1930's!
Therefore we have a "radio shell" of about 70 light years.
Extra terrestrials (ignoring possible visitations) will be familiar with Hitler before they will know what's going on in 2008...........
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Wow two thousand million watts. That is one bad ass transmitter.
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Ruined the entire read.
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Sweet-Spicy Doritos?!?

Colbert would be proud...
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Sweet-Spicy Doritos?!?

Colbert would be proud...
what about dilbert ? or dogbert ? or catbert ? or ratbert ?
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there seems to be no point to this.
Earth has been inadvertently advertising its presence since the invention of high powered broadcasts in the early 1930's!
Therefore we have a "radio shell" of about 70 light years.
Extra terrestrials (ignoring possible visitations) will be familiar with Hitler before they will know what's going on in 2008...........
ever see the movie Contact ithink its called. Alien species sends back the first high powered broadcast humans ever sent out. and when the earth scientists decoded it or whatever it was hitler at the olympics in the 30's pretty insane but it was cool. very good movie.
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ever see the movie Contact ithink its called. Alien species sends back the first high powered broadcast humans ever sent out. and when the earth scientists decoded it or whatever it was hitler at the olympics in the 30's pretty insane but it was cool. very good movie.
one of the worst movies ever made. even "gigli" is 100 times better than that.

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Good to know that when other civilizations get pissed off with our advertisements, their first target of destruction will be Doritos' headquarters around the world.
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hope they don't send an advert back.



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That's really cool, but as some of you already said, just the fact that its associated with something so insignificant as Doritos kills it
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associating it with "e-surance" would be more significant..for sure !!

ask chisbu....
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stupidest thing I've ever heard.
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