22 Jun 12 What do you think of Project Loon?

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  • #984
    Nick Francesco
    Nick Francesco
    Keymaster

    It needs a better name. But what do you call something that’s basically a Net in the Sky?

    #987
    Christian
    Christian
    Participant

    Seems like an appropriate name to me.

    I guess it’s cheaper than launching satellites.

    #988

    ScreenScream
    Participant

    I don’t really see what a group of birds in northern Wisconsin has to do with computer talk, but I’m open-minded.

    #989

    Racerbob
    Participant

    I agree with ScreenScream. I have heard of the birds, but no vote from me on Project Loon because I know nothing about it. I think that maybe the poll questions need to me more focused on topics that more of us common folk are familiar with ?

    #1014

    Jim
    Participant

    In case anyone really doesn’t get it, Bal-Loon, Internet delivered via stratospheric balloons. Sounds interesting in theory but a few questions pop to mind. How long do they expect them to stay in their initial location. I have to assume not tethered otherwise planes will crash. If not, steering by going up and down? Sounds problematic at best. As a tool after natural disaster it sounds like a brilliant idea.

    Not for common folk? What could be more common folk than third world Abariginal common folk? They deserve Facebook just like the rest of us. Good poll Nick, learned a bunch in just a couple Googled minutes.

    #1015

    Racerbob
    Participant

    Jim, you must understand, not all of us folks who listen to Soundbytes occasionally, or call in with questions about simple computer issues, are up to date with all of the latest technology in the internet (provider) world. Yes, I know…Google it. OK. The common folk that I was referring to is myself and others who may stray upon this site…not those in third world countries…although we are becoming one. 🙂

    #1016

    Jim
    Participant

    I’ve been almost as disconnected as a person with a computer can be but I did hear about this through normal media, can’t remember if was network or cable news. I didn’t think it was super techy just to know what it was. Maybe one of the answers should be (I don’t have any idea what you’re talking about).

    I’m curious about everyday stuff as well as Looney stuff. How about, Who supplies your phone service? It used to be an easy question but now….
    Frontier
    Time Time Warner
    Magic Jack
    Vonage
    Ooma
    No Land Line, only cell
    Cell phone thingy plugged into my home phone.
    Gosh even this has too many choices.

    BTW, I just found out Jazz guitarist Glen Cummings will be in downtown Webster at the Mona Lisa Cafe June 6. Playing with friends I believe. Used to play with Cabo Frio.

    There’s another poll, what kind of music do you stream.

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