Re: Is this "Kooky?"

Spike Jones (
Thu, 04 Mar 1999 18:44:45 -0800

Christian Weisgerber wrote:

> Also, it isn't required to do something meaningful with the satellite.
> They just need to interfere with its operation.

After thinking this over, I realized the problem is in separating the kernel of truth from the usual news agency clutter. Whereas I would not rule out random goofing with a satellite by sending spurious signals, the way it was originally reported was that miscreants had kidnapped the system, changed its course (?) and were holding it for ransom. {8^D To do such a thing would be far more difficult than opening a bank vault by throwing banannas at it. spike