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Old 02-18-2021, 04:03 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Sweet! One gallon of gas instead of 30 days' rent?!
If I wasn't such a car nut and more of a minimalist I would so do it. The Ozark National Forest here is amazing. Buffalo river etc...
We did the Buffalo river trail in December and it was sweet!

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Old 02-19-2021, 03:44 AM   #22 (permalink)
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In the 1980s what I wanted was an old school bus with a wood chipper behind an extended front bumper, on a dog clutch off the pulley end of the engine. Blow the chips through a pipe into a hopper on the rear roof. Above a wood alcohol still or wood gas generator.

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Do any of those video reviews do a Ping or TraceRoute? I'd be interested in whether a Starlink-to-Starlink route would ever leave their domain. That would be can't-stop-the-signal grade stuff. ....If you can trust Elon Musk's libertarian politics.
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How long until you can put Starlink in a Tesla?
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Old 02-19-2021, 07:23 PM   #24 (permalink)
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It depends. Firstly, you need a Tesla,

Then you need the service.
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SpaceX's Starlink has expanded the preorder program for its new satellite internet service. As spotted by CNBC, the Elon Musk-founded company this week has begun to allow interested customers to preorder a satellite internet kit with a $99 deposit due today.

Although the service isn't yet widely available, once it does come to your area you will need to pay an additional $499 for the hardware, which includes a Starlink satellite dish for your home, a Wi-Fi router, a power supply, cables and a mounting tripod. There will also be fees for shipping and tax, plus the regular internet service cost, which runs $99 per month.

Orders will be filled on a "first-come, first-served basis" but could take six months "more to fulfill" depending on your location. If you decide you don't want the service the preorder is "fully refundable."
www.cnet.com/news/spacexs-starlink-expands-preorders-for-its-99-a-month-internet-service/

Then you'd need to orient the antenna, so an Android or IOS phone.
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SpaceX's Starlink app is now available to download on Android and iOS devices. Here's what you need to know before installing the space internet app. By Kyle Encina Oct 30, 2020 SpaceX's official Starlink app is now ready to serve Android and iOS users with access to tools that aid in setting up the best internet connection possible.
Finally, some means of dynamically reorienting the antenna. Maybe homebrew a Raspberry Pi for the GPIO connector?

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The only thing I've found about the network security question is that it's illegal in Russia

www.fool.com/investing/2021/02/15/why-russia-is-terrified-of-spacex-and-starlink/
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What does Russia have against cheap, fast, reliable internet from space? For one thing, Russian security services object that internet operated by a foreign satellite network would be immune from surveillance under Russia's System of Operational Search Measures legislation ("SORM"). For another, they suspect that Starlink is part of a U.S. government plot to deploy "predatory, clever, powerful, high-technology ... shock and awe ... to advance, above all, [American] military interests."
They must look under their bed each night... to see if Elon Musk is carrying water for the US government.

Starlink is the 'if you don't like it build your own social media' answer. ....potentially.
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Why do you need to repoint the antenna? Nothing I saw said that was necessary. The typical aperture is a couple of degrees wide and if you design the backplane correctly maybe as high as 10 degrees. Yeah you'll lose a couple db on the edges and gain some in the sweet spot but REALLY????

Maybe you need 100% comm while the balance of the network gets installed

Wifi router?
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I didn't understand the need for adjustment either, but the dish does orient itself. Perhaps in the early phase when there are only 25% of the sats deployed the coverage isn't enough to always be pointed at one.

You think pointing will be necessary once there are 4,000+ sats in the sky? I'd think you would just want to point straight up to minimize the amount of atmosphere to cut through.
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Well 5 degrees square over 130 miles gives you a pretty big swath of sky. I think the aperture on the synchronous stuff I dealt with was only 1 to 2 degrees and it covered all of USA and some Canada or Mexico overlap
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Shouldn't that be Linux/unix instead? Both were designed to be file servers first.
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According to Richard Stallman, it should be GNU/Linux.

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Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called "Linux" distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.
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Android is a mobile operating system based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software, designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android is developed by a consortium of developers known as the Open Handset Alliance and commercially sponsored by Google.

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