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Geek-the-Mage 2 points ago +2 / -0

The math problem left out an important piece of information...how long does it take to move the 2500 tons of earth? Then we can determine how many gallons of diesel fuel it takes to mine the ore to make a Tesla battery.

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Geek-the-Mage 2 points ago +2 / -0

Interesting interview. No idea if any of it is true but I liked his theory that all people named Joseph are child sodomizers.

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Geek-the-Mage 2 points ago +2 / -0

I don't know if this is the right forum for this, but here goes nothing...

You get possibly (if it even goes off well) a fraction of a difference in latecy (there is a limit...)......if....for what cost?

30ms latency anywhere on Earth is comparable to traditional cable internet, which is impressive for satellite communication. Ever listen to two people trying to talk via satellite and there's a 1-2 second delay? The limit is the speed of light traveling over distances. Starlink satellites solve this by having orbits very close to the earth - it's a big difference compared to latency in the 250-300ms range.

Rediculous expense

I don't know about you, but cable internet already costs about $80/month in my area and the price keeps going up (along with faster speeds as they upgrade the cable network). Starlink is comparable price without having to run wire - so you could get service out on the farm, or anywhere remote.

Space Garbage; Increased Complexity of collisions and possible fallout effects;

This is true, but I think it has been exaggerated a bit. Space, even at Low Earth Orbit, is pretty big. All of the objects large enough to be a problem are tracked and have a known trajectory. Starlink satellites are designed to deorbit automatically after about 5 years and break up during re-entry, so if the project does go out of business the problem of space junk will solve itself.

proprietary system with no way to debug it yourself;

I haven't looked into this. Are you talking about the dish/antenna? I suppose it has to be proprietary or else people would be able to use the service without paying. A system this expensive couldn't be free.

Monopolistic end goal;

I don't see how it's monopolistic. If anything it's the opposite, since it is offering an alternative to the cable companies who have a strangle hold on the ISP business with the help of government stifling competition.

Possible human rights violations on the global scale;

I agree this could be a problem with tracking, but no more of a risk than a regular connection to the internet. Most people carry a sophisticated tracking device in their pocket already.

A new technocratic boundary that physically separated the haves from the have nots through a subscription model;

I'm not aware of any ISP that doesn't use a subscription model. I don't see what the objection is here. Perhaps you could elaborate on this one.

How about when someone else decides to compete.....?

I don't see a problem with this. Just like we had Sirrius and XM satellite radio competing. Competition is a good thing.

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Geek-the-Mage 2 points ago +2 / -0

Show me yours and I'll show you mine.

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Geek-the-Mage 0 points ago +4 / -4

Starlink will be far superior in both latency and bandwidth than the currently available options. It's a worthy project to create a global wireless internet network. Like all technologies, it will be used for both good and evil. If Musk didn't do this, someone else would... he just had the best access to the cheapest rockets so it makes sense he got it done first.

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Geek-the-Mage 1 point ago +1 / -0

Clear and well-presented theory. I like it. Makes more sense than the other ideas I've heard about that event.

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Geek-the-Mage 4 points ago +4 / -0

Since every government department ends up accomplishing the exact opposite of its intended purpose, I predict this new department will actually cause disinfo to spread further.

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Geek-the-Mage 4 points ago +5 / -1

I'm not a structural engineer, but I know the force of gravity on the moon is only 20% of earth's gravity so they could build it lighter to handle the weaker force. Those landing legs were designed as single-use shock absorbers because they crush when landing.

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Geek-the-Mage 3 points ago +3 / -0

Interesting that Twitter is doing this of their own volition. The Musk deal has been agreed to, but the transaction hasn't happened yet. So they're trying to clean up the place ahead of time to hide just how rotten it is.

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Geek-the-Mage 1 point ago +1 / -0

What about billionaires with asperger's?

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Geek-the-Mage -1 points ago +7 / -8

He seems to be one of the few leaders talking at least some sense in public. Do you expect us to cast him out because we don't agree with everything he says or does? Why not lend our support to his ideas we agree upon?

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Geek-the-Mage 3 points ago +4 / -1

I agree.

Conspiracy/alt-news forums are an attempt to crowdsource truth without complete information, so it should be a cooperative effort where people add what ideas or facts they can to build the best working theory. The good information ought to rise to the top and the bad information will fall out of favor over time.

Things to watch out for:
-When people promote fear they're usually selling something.
-People who start controversy over a topic rather than contributing their viewpoint aren't worth listening to. If you find a particular topic to be unworthy of discussion just downvote it and move on rather than trying to derail it.
-People who repeatedly accuse others of being a fed without contributing to a topic aren't worth listening to.

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Geek-the-Mage 2 points ago +2 / -0

How are you connecting Starlink with any of this?

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Geek-the-Mage 10 points ago +10 / -0

I haven't seen anything from Stew that was reliable information the few times I've watched his show. He also had that lady on with "The Thing" they found swimming around in the vaccine. She claimed she was traumatized, but she was laughing and couldn't keep a straight face.

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Geek-the-Mage 3 points ago +3 / -0

Then you have the intellectual left crowd who still hail the shots as a medical miracle.

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Geek-the-Mage 6 points ago +6 / -0

Agreed. The buy-and-hold strategy could pay off someday, depending on how the whole crypto market shakes out after the fiat crash. Feels like real economic freedom through crypto is slow in coming because so many people are chasing profit.

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Geek-the-Mage 8 points ago +8 / -0

In addition to the major problem you pointed out about rentals is that the government taxes the bejesus out of you for owning property... they take their cut up front, soaking up your meager profits while you have to accept all the risk and put in the work on them. Very difficult to get a real return until the mortgages are fully paid off.

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Geek-the-Mage 3 points ago +3 / -0

Solid assessment of the situation. All I can do is shrug. I won't believe the lies, but I can't stop the normies from believing the lies. It's just fueling the great divide in our country. When will the reckoning come for this bad behavior?

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Geek-the-Mage 4 points ago +4 / -0

Look at the reflections on their foreheads. Looks like studio lights to me.

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Geek-the-Mage 7 points ago +7 / -0

Agreed. Just try to go to your friendly local bank branch and withdraw $5000 cash. They immediately get suspicious and start asking you what you're using it for and say there's reporting involved to notify the government that you're a potential criminal. If they don't outright refuse to give you your money they will still give you hell over it. And that's if you're a good upstanding citizen. If you do something they don't like then they just seize your account and all your assets.

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