And what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Until 'they' come up with a way to block the signal, unfettered communication is going to open things up!ReplyDelete
Just wait until North Korea will be posting cat pictures, I mean recipes.ReplyDelete
Musk may be the greatest con man of our age but he's also got a rebellious streak a mile wide.....ReplyDelete
Heh! The CCP and the Norks aren't going to like this...ReplyDelete
Give Biden time. He'll eff this up somehow.ReplyDelete
And Michael Sheetz is obvious a world-class STOOPID m*****f*****, since Musk just explicitly told him the satellites won't be downlinking directly from overhead, and explained how that works.ReplyDelete
This is like telling one of these tech editor clodhoppers that a ship runs on nuclear fuel, and them then asking how many miles-per-gallon of unleaded it gets.
80-IQ journalism school cementhead f**ktard FTW!
Pretty sure the "downlink" is referring to communication between the satellites and their ground stations/gateways. The gateways are what connect the Starlink system to the earthbound internet (and no doubt provide the satellite with comm to Starlink ground control station).ReplyDelete
This downlink (and uplink) is a separate signal from the signal being transmitted to/from the Starlink antenna on your rooftop. Right now the gateway and your Starlink antenna both have to be visible to the same Starlink satellite, which would tend to require a gateway/ground station to be located in the same country as your antenna (unless you're in a really small country). However with inter-satellite communication, the signal from your house antenna can be relayed from satellite to satellite to satellite and eventually to a ground stations well outside your country.
While I agree that the press is generally abysmally educated about anything other than today's "official narrative," in this case it was a valid question to Elon, which he essentially confirms with an excellent answer.
What a wonderful tweet. I watch everything Musk does these days, because in the near future we'll all be saying "Thank God for for this guy."ReplyDelete