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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
7/14/2019 4:14:00 PM
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Re: Polar bears need broadband too...
Interesting how contracts are usually written to protect the person who wrote it. And using super long and ambiguously written terms it's not usually a win-win situation when disputes arise, but the lawyers get lots of billable time no matter what.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
7/8/2019 6:06:03 PM
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Re: Polar bears need broadband too...
I have to wonder how many of Starlink's satellites may be coopted into performing other missions when there will be thousands of them circling the globe.... SpaceX has already "lost" a few of the first 60 it launched, so what's a few more satellites to lose? That'll be one way to avoid the satellite destroying weapons that have been demonstrated already -- just launch so many that to kill them all would mean destroying anyone's ability to launch satellites.

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
7/8/2019 4:51:03 PM
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Re: Polar bears need broadband too...
I would suspect as noted that while "Inmarsat will dedicate two satellite payloads" that the main users of that will be the U.S. government for various and sundry intelligence operations while secondarily for shipping and other commercial users.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
7/8/2019 3:24:38 PM
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How do you like Microsoft's Windows and its numbering scheme.. 1.0 to 3.1 to 95, 98, NT, 7/8, Vista, (skip 9 completely), then 10 and ...? Or the various "codenames" for versions that are meant to be more user friendly? 

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JohnDrake
JohnDrake
7/8/2019 12:20:20 AM
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I am fascinated by the implications of generalization of the concept of numbered incremental improvements in technology to numbered incremental improvements in society! Society 5.0! Reminds me of 8 Man, and Tetsujin 28-go, that is, the numbering of Japanese superheros. (Okay, 8 Man and Tetsujin 28-go weren't really people, they were only anthropomorphic machines.)

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
7/7/2019 11:48:11 PM
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Re: Polar bears need broadband too...
Wireless services are always a bit less reliable than end users would like, but nothing is 100% foolproof. And maybe it's a bit scary that if wireless networks were more reliable -- that anything could be controlled remotely and hacked even with an "air gap" that is supposed to make things more secure.

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afwriter
afwriter
7/7/2019 11:31:46 PM
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Re: Polar bears need broadband too...
That's fair, I would also say that it is annoying when issues like this pop up and your phone and your service aren't worth the paper the contract is printed on. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
7/7/2019 1:40:49 AM
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Re: Polar bears need broadband too...
Heh. But the reality is that even if there's coverage-- it doesn't necessarily mean all the signals can get through.... it depends on weather conditions and what kind of radio frequencies are being used...

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afwriter
afwriter
7/7/2019 1:10:10 AM
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Re: Polar bears need broadband too...
I am a huge horror movie fan and news like this always makes me think of the horror trope where they can't get a signal. If you can get a signal on Everest and at the poles, I'm pretty sure you can get a signal in the backwoods where the movie takes place. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
7/6/2019 7:38:07 PM
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Re: Polar bears need broadband too...
There are already ships making shorter path trips across the poles now that there's less use and blocked sea lanes... so those ships might use this satellite broadband, too....

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