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The Outernet Will Free The Internet [Pic]

Hits: 5359 | Rating: (3.5) | Category: Technology | Added by: ElectricEye
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CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5280 Posts
Friday, July 11, 2014 12:58:41 PM
"You're all a bunch of unimaginative Luddites."
Nobody said not to do it.
It's a pie-sky, logistically unstable idea until someone presents a reason to fund it beside "it would be cool."

Just thinking, it occurs to me it would be good to have a couple over the Pacifics and Atlantics as it would give compatible distress call mechanisms unlimited range.
If the bandwidth and IP addresses weren't each consumed, that is...

ElectricEye
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 507 Posts
Friday, July 11, 2014 10:34:01 AM
IAB's server errors fixed...Thanks IT guy

AGit
Male, 30-39, Europe
 964 Posts
Friday, July 11, 2014 10:19:21 AM
If it fixes IAB's server errors, I'm all for the launch of these baby Borg ships.

jamie76
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2350 Posts
Friday, July 11, 2014 9:33:07 AM
papajon brings up a good point. we should all fear the boogeyman...


papajon0s1
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 579 Posts
Friday, July 11, 2014 8:35:07 AM
And no terrorists et al would ever use this for vile evil purposes. Ever.

Tiredofnicks
Male, 30-39, Europe
 4946 Posts
Friday, July 11, 2014 8:08:26 AM
Sleepyhallow: I was about to say cynical farts that has lost all ability to dream, but yours works too.

BoredFrank
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 2017 Posts
Friday, July 11, 2014 5:57:38 AM
I hope this comes to pass!

wolladude
Male, 30-39, Europe
 352 Posts
Friday, July 11, 2014 4:33:03 AM
Free porn for everyone!

Sleepyhallow
Male, 50-59, Western US
 1912 Posts
Friday, July 11, 2014 2:24:33 AM
You're all a bunch of unimaginative Luddites.

katluver
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 323 Posts
Thursday, July 10, 2014 7:55:10 PM
It's the Arch-Angel Network! Who-vians run for your lives!

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12128 Posts
Thursday, July 10, 2014 7:43:41 PM
Awesome. And it'll all be powered by the rainbow-coloured farts of Unicorns!

TacoTuesday
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 241 Posts
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:31:40 PM
CynicalGamer and CodeJockey, I think the fact that the rocket looking like a wiener IS the incentive to maintain this.

Just think, world's greatest dick joke. Right there for all to see!

TacoTuesday
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 241 Posts
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:25:05 PM
Is this what Tesla was talking about...?

kilroy5555
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 503 Posts
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:47:55 PM
As a bonus, the Cubesat doubles as a toaster.

CynicalGamer
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 450 Posts
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:18:45 PM
#6 the rocket looks like a weiner.

CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5280 Posts
Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:37:26 PM
"Our computers aren't equipped with long-range beaming modems "
Not really the problem.

Apart from half-a-continent being able to tell what porn you watch, they want to:
-spend $100K per unit
-to place an array of 4 cubic inch, 3 lb cubes with multiple transceivers
-in LEO, (hopefully) geosync'd
With no subscriber basis.

Can they correct for drift?
How long will a unit function in Earth's shadow at full capacity?
Who will repair/replace the cubes?
What is their incentive to maintain the network?

SmagBoy1
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4243 Posts
Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:29:22 PM
@Denogginizer: agreed. Except the purpose of this is supposedly to span the gap of so many people not currently having access to the web. As you say, there's a lot more equipment (and costs) required to actually do that interactively as is implied in the graphic.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15053 Posts
Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:22:40 PM
If you try to use it for online FPS games, the speed-of-light delay will get you killed real fast.

Denogginizer
Male, 30-39, Western US
 821 Posts
Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:17:36 PM
@smagboy1: unless they use a relay system, where your computer talks to a land based machine that beams it into space for Skynet to process.
When did access to the internet become an inalienable human right?

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 6268 Posts
Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:14:04 PM
Will we still get unlimited cat videos?

SmagBoy1
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4243 Posts
Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:15:49 PM
Okay, so, I can dig that. Let's say, for example, it's a wide sampling of current new sites, entertainment sites, etc. Fine. But the implied part about it being interactive (e.g. no censorship, sharing opinions, etc.) won't happen with this. This is one-way communication. Our computers aren't equipped with long-range beaming modems to send signals back to the interwebz. So this is a receive-only project. Still very cool, but not quite what's being implied in the graphic I don't think?

onoffonoffon
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2171 Posts
Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:10:56 PM
...and we could use solar road ways to power it!!!
Can't wait for the latency!

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 12024 Posts
Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:09:36 PM
Sounds like N korea then!!

Thonious
Male, 40-49, Western US
 954 Posts
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:40:31 PM
I like the idea of a single private company controlling news, information, education, and entertainment for the entire world. Think of it, a single global culture under the guiding hand of a benevolent organization with no ulterior agenda.

ElectricEye
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 507 Posts
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 9:25:20 AM
Link: The Outernet Will Free The Internet [Pic] [Rate Link] - The Outernet aims to bring free, unlimited and universal web access to the entire planet.


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