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Old 12-26-2011, 12:01 AM
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Get this! A black program from the past comes to light. And it will bring up many different respons.

But hey I just found it and am sharing.

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By HELEN O'NEILL | AP 14 hrs ago. 25/26 Dec. 2011

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) For more than a decade they toiled in the strange, boxy-looking building on the hill above the municipal airport, the building with no windows (except in the cafeteria), the building filled with secrets.

They wore protective white jumpsuits, and had to walk through air-shower chambers before entering the sanitized "cleanroom" where the equipment was stored.

They spoke in code.

Few knew the true identity of "the customer" they met in a smoke-filled, wood-paneled conference room where the phone lines were scrambled. When they traveled, they sometimes used false names.

At one point in the 1970s there were more than 1,000 people in the Danbury area working on The Secret. And though they worked long hours under intense deadlines, sometimes missing family holidays and anniversaries, they could tell no one not even their wives and children what they did.

They were engineers, scientists, draftsmen and inventors "real cloak-and-dagger guys," says Fred Marra, 78, with a hearty laugh.

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After 45 years of secrecy it was declassified just in September

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"My name is Al Gayhart and I built spy satellites for a living," announced the 64-year-old retired engineer to the stunned bartender in his local tavern as soon as he learned of the declassification. He proudly repeats the line any chance he gets.


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Several years later, after numerous successful launches, he was shown what Hexagon was capable of — an image of his own house in suburban Fairfield.

"This was light years before Google Earth," Prusak said. "And we could clearly see the pool in my backyard."
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Among other successes, Hexagon is credited with providing crucial information for the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1970s.
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Thats is all you have to say salty?

And by the way does that liberty near you need another Desktop PC? If so I need the address again, as this Vista was just cleaned and I am replacing it by June of next year.

I am thinking of having one built for me. Hopefully no keyloggers will be installed with the OS..

Plus I can have what is needed/not needed taken care of.
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