Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The world is not online

Good BBC article recounting how the search for MH370 went from trigonometry to the Doppler Effect calculations of Immarsat, concludes:

And Simon Boxall, an oceanographer at the University of Southampton, added: "We don't have very good maps of this region. It hasn't been surveyed much in the past. "It doesn't have a strong interest in terms of the resources on the seabed. We've probably got better maps of the Moon's surface than this part of the seabed."

Hopefully that will be the end of the idiotic NSA-can-read-my-texts-but-they-can't-find-a-777 meme. Geography and electronic communications are fundamentally different things.