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Author Topic: I deleted twitter and you should too  (Read 9425 times)

Cathar

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Re: I deleted twitter and you should too
« Reply #345 on: June 08, 2022, 10:28:03 am »

It is blasting Russian agit-prop in Ukrainian canals. The whole "free speech absolutism" side of that affair. Not once I have heard anyone involved in Ukrainian conflict mentionning Starlink, and I follow that conflict closely.

Feel free to correct me if I am wrong, but I'll ask for sources on that, especially since Elon was critiqued especially for promoting racist agit-prop with his array.

AFAIK Ukrainians want weapons, not mass medias.


Edit : Ukrainians don't communicate via starlink when they are on the frontline, do they ? Russians were notorious for communicating with bad opsec at the beggining of the war and it contributed to the failure of their their blitz toward Kiev
« Last Edit: June 08, 2022, 10:46:07 am by Cathar »
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« Reply #346 on: June 08, 2022, 11:05:04 am »

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Ukrainians don't communicate via starlink when they are on the frontline, do they ? Russians were notorious for communicating with bad opsec at the beggining of the war and it contributed to the failure of their their blitz toward Kiev

Sometimes you need your communications to work and don't care much if the source can be detected. And Starlinks works as long as you have a generator\battery to power it. It is also surprisingly hard to jam. For example, it is how surrounded defenders of Mariupol were able to send videos outside.

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Re: I deleted twitter and you should too
« Reply #347 on: June 08, 2022, 03:41:21 pm »

Starlinks are immensely useful on Ukrainian frontlines but I really doubt the practicality of those in civilian use and yes, space junk is a problem.

Actually, this is the Number 1 reason to invest in Musk.
He's build a monopoly in the Space Trade through Starlink and Space Junk. You ain't getting into space without Musk's approval.
This is also the Number 1 reason NOT to invest in Musk. Governments don't like that sort of thing, so he'll eventually get smacked down to size.

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Re: I deleted twitter and you should too
« Reply #348 on: June 08, 2022, 06:47:31 pm »

I'm pretty sure starlink can exist mainly because the US internet service cartel can't easily shut it down like it can land-based competitors, allowing it access to a huge market of consumers that is used to being price-gouged for internet.
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« Reply #349 on: June 08, 2022, 08:04:29 pm »

Starlinks are immensely useful on Ukrainian frontlines but I really doubt the practicality of those in civilian use and yes, space junk is a problem.
Starlinks are in a low earth orbit so they automatically fall out of orbit after a time, and are not large enough to pose any risk of hitting the ground.  I'm not sure whether they cause more terrestrial pollution to launch or to self-decommission.
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« Reply #350 on: June 09, 2022, 03:04:24 am »

So we've found the one thing Musk has done that wasn't complete shit, way to go team!
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Re: I deleted twitter and you should too
« Reply #351 on: June 09, 2022, 08:36:42 am »

So we've found the one thing Musk has done that wasn't complete shit, way to go team!
And of course, it's Flying Penises.

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« Reply #352 on: June 10, 2022, 01:28:01 am »

And of course, it's Flying Penises.
It all makes since now he needed to make dickships so he could one day return to Dickplanet!
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Re: I deleted twitter and you should too
« Reply #353 on: June 19, 2022, 09:44:41 am »

I was going to post this a week ago but held off for some reason, sorry to bring it back around. I thought about it, and thought a cheap example of electric car to show it's possible wouldn't be a bad thing to post. Here's one for around $6000 retail (pre-import costs). GM is also involved in it.

I don't see myself ever not owning a car since I live about 30 minutes from town and want noting to do with town life.
And I don't really see wide spread electric car ownership within the next 30 or so years do to the massive cost of the things

https://www.businessinsider.com/gm-hong-guang-mini-ev-tesla-china-covertible-electric-car-2021-4?op=1

I read about it in another article a few months ago that said it's moddable with kits of some sort that can turn it into things like a food truck or some such if I remember correctly, though I may be misremembering.

I wonder if the US's $7500 electric vehicle tax rebate applies to those.

This article says the rebate might apply if they have mustered a Certificate of Conformity (for US road regulations I assume), though this second article is on a different model (and more expensive) by a different manufacturer.

https://www.guideautoweb.com/en/articles/57683/chinese-electric-car-costing-6-000-approved-for-sale-in-the-u-s/

I think an individual can also import them if they have the vehicle inspected before shipping and follow that whole process that can be found on a .gov website somewhere. There are companies that specialize in that and shipping I think, though I've never inquired so I don't know how much it costs or how it works; I assume pickup would be in California. I also don't know if there are compatibility issues such as the charger. Basically I don't know how it works at all, but I was like "Ooooh a $6000 electric"
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Re: I deleted twitter and you should too
« Reply #354 on: June 20, 2022, 02:36:48 am »

Shipping something as big as a car would probably bring the price up as high as buying a new regular car, also I've heard things about converting regular cars to electric and from what I've heard it probably end up being cheaper if you already owned the car.
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