Friday, January 06, 2006


I hope everyone has a great new year. The outside of the temple looks completed. More dirt hauled in from SA feed yards. There are new pads by warehouses and northwest of the temple. Two more water wells drilled. No sign of mysterious grain elevator. Eldorado FLDS 01-06-06



hydrolab said...
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hydrolab said...

Great photos as usual, Pilot. Thanks for keeping us updated. I believe there is a burn ban for Schleicher County. Not that I would expect them to follow any of "our" laws, but check this pic out.

Anonymous said...

You well have to admit that there temple is a beautiful building.

Anonymous said...

They were using their mulching machine.

Anonymous said...

New Device Will Sense Through Concrete Walls


By: Donna Miles , American Forces Information Service - AFIS

Troops conducting urban operations soon will have the capabilities of superheroes, being able to sense through 12 inches of concrete to determine if someone is inside a building.

The new "Radar Scope" will give warfighters searching a building the ability to tell within seconds if someone is in the next room, Edward Baranoski from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Special Projects Office, told the American Forces Press Service.

By simply holding the portable, handheld device up to a wall, users will be able to detect movements as small as breathing, he said.

The Radar Scope, developed by DARPA, is expected to be fielded to troops in Iraq as soon as this spring, Baranoski said. The device is likely to be fielded to the squad level, for use by troops going door to door in search of terrorists.

The Radar Scope will give warfighters the capability to sense through a foot of concrete and 50 feet beyond that into a room, Baranoski explained.

It will bring to the fight what larger, commercially available motion detectors couldn't, he said. Weighing just a pound and a half, the Radar Scope will be about the size of a telephone handset and cost just about $1,000, making it light enough for a soldier to carry and inexpensive enough to be fielded widely.

The Radar Scope will be waterproof and rugged, and will run on AA batteries, he said.

"It may not change how four-man stacks go into a room (during clearing operations)," Baranoski said. "But as they go into a building, it can help them prioritize what rooms they go into. It will give them an extra degree of knowledge so they know if someone is inside. "

Even as the organization hurries to get the devices to combat forces, DARPA already is laying groundwork for bigger plans that build on this technology.

Proposals are expected this week for the new "Visi Building" technology that's more than a motion detector. It will actually "see" through multiple walls, penetrating entire buildings to show floor plans, locations of occupants and placement of materials such as weapons caches, Baranoski said.

"It will give (troops) a lot of opportunity to stake out buildings and really see inside," he said. "It will go a long way in extending their surveillance capabilities. "

The device is expected to take several years to develop. Ultimately, servicemembers will be able to use it simply by driving or flying by the structure under surveillance, Baranoski said.

Anonymous said...

So two years from now Pilot may be able to get the floor plan for the temple?

Fried Female said...

Wow! Think of the peacetime applications for that device! Like in collapsed buildings or mines, to allow workers to prioritize where they search. Seems like it ought to work in avalanches too. Hopefully we can direct our wonderful technological advances to a better cause than just killing.

Anonymous said...

How about a "Download all" button that downloaded the entire collection of photos into one zip file?

Anonymous said...

Thanks pilot for all the excellent photos! Keep on flying and photographing. A picture is worth a thousand words. :)

Anonymous said...

Does the temple have windows in it yet? It is difficult to tell if there is light reflecting off windows, or just obscured view of the interior.

Anonymous said...

Yes the temple has windows. The smoke dark glass is reflective. You can see out, but you cannot see in.