[mythtv-users] So: how *could* CBS solve the sports delay problem?
eric at lisaneric.org
Mon Oct 31 20:14:03 UTC 2011
On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 4:05 PM, David Watkins <watkinshome at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So, humor us here, Brian: how *could* CBS do this? What do you suggest that
>> they do to make it possible for things after football not to shift in time?
>> Be specific and detailed; show your work.
>> Everyone else, chime in too!
> Scientists in Italy have allegedly shown neutrinos can be "broadcast"
> faster than the speed of light.
> So... even if a program finishes late, the station can use this new
> "faster than light" neutrino broadcast medium for the subsequent
> programs to catch up. Because we get to see the programs before
> they're broadcast we don't notice that they started late.
> (Note there are a few things to sort out before this becomes a
> practical solution.)
Well, that's one interpretation of "humor us", I suppose.
I worked on a similar experiment (not the one in Italy), and the
neutrino "antenna" we used weighed 50,000 metric tons, and could
receive data at a bit rate of around 10 bits per day. You'd need to
scale up the size of the receiving equipment or broadcast power to
increase the data transmission quite a bit for an HD broadcast.
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