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Astroboffins may have raged at Elon's emissions staining the sky, but all those satellites will be more boon than bother

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Re: Nuts

Why do you need 50,000 satellites to fix this problem when you've already got millions of guns?

Because doing anything like standing up to the government in any fashion requires getting off their copious backsides and doing something.

OTOH, letting Musk provide the links not only means that someone else is doing something and they don't have to, but if/when something goes wrong with the Starlink service it gives them something else to rant and moan about whilst still sitting in the same over-stressed armchair (he says, whilst sitting in a chair that has a couple of springs that should be replaced).

I'll also wager that, like many other products and services the world over, Starlink will be sold to us today as "very much cheaper than the others on the market, and much better", but when it comes time to buy we'll find it's barely cheaper and barely noticeable better, and that only for the first few months.

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