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Optimistic today

2014-03-28 17:27:51.702956+00 by TC 1 comments

So Comcast is making all these moves (charging premium bandwidth fees to Netflix) and negotiating a similar deal with AppleTV and I get little sad thinking the world is going to become more comcastic(insert finger in mouth and gag). I am now comforted in realizing the net is just going to go around the dinosaurs setting up tolls/barriers to dataflow. I realize facebook/google are working in their own interest but they are opening up new lands. The upper troposphere/ lower stratosphere might become the new New Lands or wild west. http://arstechnica.com/informa...ivity-from-solar-powered-planes/

And just to put a smile on my face. Watching Ford pour lemon juice on Cadillac's self inflicted cut is priceless http://grist.org/list/why-do-w...ord-have-very-different-answers/

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#Comment Re: made: 2014-03-28 17:45:19.40684+00 by: Dan Lyke

So here's a stupid question:

We're talking about the issues with the lack of transponders on Malaysian Airlines flight 370, and I've seen various talks about blimps or solar powered airplanes or whatnot providing blanket wireless Internet access...

Why aren't these blanketing transceivers just on commercial airliners? At any given time over the continental U.S. you probably have line of sight to 5 or 6 jet commercial flights. If it's reasonable to have solar powered autonomous drones, why not just put the transceivers on vehicles where the guidance and power issues are already resolved?