Am I the only one that caught it??
...it proved no match for the Moon's frigid temperatures, which can drop as low as -170 degrees Celsius (-274 degrees in Freedom units) on the arid satellite.
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53 posts • joined 31 Aug 2009
"The logical next step is for the Feds just to have the raw data sent directly to them via intercept at the towers or somewhere else in the system and cut out the middlemen. A win for the corporates as they can claim they "didn't know" and all will be well once again amongst the users."
They can already place their own "tower" near a suspect and collect data from everyone in the neighborhood.....
Insert meme here: What if I told you that a cloud was just someone else's computer?
In this case, several computers. How many several-several computers does it take to make them happy? It makes perfect sense to have all of the computers under one cloud with one service provider. As long as that service provider has diverse and alternate paths and carp-loads of redundancy, what's the issue? If the other bidders take issue with how the contracting process is being run, they can file a formal protest. They know how to do this. Let's not confuse contracting with politics.
It isn't what you think it is. SkyConnect is a GPS and Iridium box all-in-one. The basic unit has two functions: 1) Get the GPS coordinates and send them to Honeywell with the aircraft ID over Iridium; and 2) Allow Iridium phone calls. They do have higher level boxes that add internet, but even with that, I don't see you bringing down a plane with it. You could possibly really confuse dispatch if you could change their coordinates, but that's not that much fun.
I remember back in the day... back before 9/11... one of my "additional duties" was to be a classified courier. Even had a letter saying what I was carrying was exempt from inspection. Most airport cops didn't appreciate it. I can't fathom the amount of lube that would be required to do that job now!
Yes, Netflix and Hulu both stream straight to Chromecast once the connection is made. Your phone just acts as the remote control. So if you use the device in this fashion, it works great, as there is no third party device "in the way" to slow things down. Of course, your internet and WiFi speeds make a difference.
Of all of the crap I've seen, they're laser/LED projector is nice. Their support still sucks, though. The manual showed a ceiling mount kit in explicit detail. Well, they don't sell it, and referred me to an Acer PC parts supplier to find one. I asked "What's the Acer part number?"... reply... "We don't make one." Pfft! A universal mounting kit won't fit it either. Tough to find those 3mm x 16mm metric screws in the US, but it can be done.
I worked for Qwest at the time. He effectively ran what was once a good company (US West) into the ground. People watched their investments go up in smoke while he "cashed out". He may have had his run-in's with the NSA, but there was plenty of other sneaky stuff going on under his watch.
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