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Re: starship-design: direct signals

At 17:24 16/02/98 -0500, you wrote:
>In a few of the recent messages we have heard the term "direct signal".  I am
>assuming that this implies a method of sending a signal faster than light,
>the allusion is defeated by what I currently understand about the properties
>of light.  Is it speculation or is there a way of letting our neighbors hear
>us quicker than a radio message?  Thank you.

Direct signal - directed to a system, instead of broadcated in all
directions (eg, TV or radio) to increase the clarity of the signal.