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wkdpaul

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  1. It may be pedantic, or it may be a language thing (remember English isn't my first language), but "we have the technology to do it" and "we have the theoretical understanding of XYZ and a path to do it" are entirely different. Yes, we do have tech that could be applied to the theories explained (in both videos), but until it's actually done, it's still theoretical. In the video he linked to, the host said we could "put something together tomorrow", while somewhat true, what we could possibly 'throw together' might not work at all. My point is ; understanding how something works (th
  2. You do realize all the stuff he's presenting is theoretical, right? Then he says (about the nuke, impactor, and tractor) "we could put those together tomorrow" ... wait, what? Sorry, but he lost me with that ! With urgency, I'm sure governments and agencies would throw something together, but as of now, it's all on paper, we never built or tested any of the technology he's talking about. Tractor ; this was never built nor tested, it works in theory but would be VERY slow, so now sure how we could put it together tomorrow ... Nuke ; as of today, we never
  3. Except it is, we DO NOT have any technologies to push asteroids away ... if you know more than scientists that are on panels to work out a solution for this (again, see the video I posted), then please, you're welcome to share it with them, I'm sure they would love to hear about it.
  4. Wait, you're telling me Armageddon isn't a documentary ??? *press x to doubt*
  5. Totally, we're technically able to detect and predicts trajectories of 10km+ objects, but anything smaller is harder to detect, so we could possibly miss a country or city killer, and something like this can have very large effects, if not planet wise (not killing the planet, but it could trigger a year-long winter for exemple, and with that comes crops and live stock issues, etc...). We don't have the technology for this, no, check the video I posted and forward to 13:30. If you think we have anything that could help us with that, it's Hollywood movie / TV BS science or stuff p
  6. No, no we wouldn't. No, we don't have anything against planet killers. Hollywood science around asteroids is all BS, people need to stop believing what they see in movies and TV shows , it's entertainment, not science.
  7. Can't remember, I just remember how fast internet broke it, it was hilarious. Right, because the Tay bot turned racist because the dev made it? AI is very complex, users do have influence on the end result, that's the whole point of it. If we wanted a specific desired result, then AI and algorithms aren't the way to go. You make specific word and content filter and don't care about context. But I'm pretty sure that's not what anyone wants.
  8. People have a hard time understanding basic tech functions, so imagine the average user on the platform (that probably doesn't know that WiFi ≠ internet) ... pretty sure they can't differentiate between actual moderation, and the algorithm that effectively creates echo chambers. And I agree, but that's not the point I'm trying to make, FB doesn't even allow nudity, so multiple reports should have this material flagged for review, even if it's sent to a very specific and limited group of mods. Not the points I was making, FB was aware of the nature of the co
  9. I'm always surprised to see people defending those obviously huge blunders, FB ToS says it won't keep regular porn (nudity or sexually suggestive content) on it's platform, so if it's reported as porn, why is it not immediately hidden after a few reports and then flagged for review ?
  10. I suggest you read the article, the BBC asked for an official answer as to why some 80% of the illegal material wasn't removed after multiple reports. FB asked for links, and obviously, it's a requirement to have this reported to the authorities, so why did FB asked to see it ??? The whole situation is out of a 'The Onion' article. I'm not arguing that this shouldn't be reported to authorities, that's not the point at all, the point is, FB didn't removed illegal content after multiple reports, when pressed for comments, they willfully requested links to said illegal content, then
  11. Facebook is worse IMO, a few years ago the BBC contacted them to know why reported child porn wasn't taken down, Facebook asked for proof that the content was still on their platform, when the BBC complied, Facebook turned around and reported the BBC for child porn distribution ... so yeah ... source ; https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39187929 EDIT ; not defending Twitter BTW, just saying, they're both horrible shitty corporation that don't give a shit about doing the correct moral thing, that in this case happens to also be illegal.
  12. PSA ; Apparently, Starlink is now available in Canada, great for rural area, you can finally say goodbye to sub 10Mbps connection @ $100.

     

    https://www.starlink.com/

     

    It's $800 for the hardware (tx and shipping included)

    $130 / month

    50 to 175 Mbps down depending on your area

    not sure about the data cap

    20 to 40 ms ping, expected to be lower than 20ms by the end of the year

     

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    Starlink is now available in limited supply in your service area.

     

    During beta users can expect to see data speeds vary from 50Mb/s to 150Mb/s and latency from 20ms to 40ms in most locations over the next several months as we enhance the Starlink system. There will also be brief periods of no connectivity at all.

     

    As we launch more satellites, install more ground stations and improve our networking software, data speed, latency and uptime will improve dramatically. For latency, we expect to achieve 16ms to 19ms by summer 2021.

     

     

    What a great time to be living in!

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    2. givingtnt

      givingtnt

      My grandparents just got internet at their house, in city.
      My immediate thought was "Holy shit this is perfect for the farm! (they have one on south shore and it's kinda far from infrastructure)

      But I doubt I can make an actual excuse to get Starlink hardware lol

    3. givingtnt

      givingtnt

      Also, 800$ for hardware is nothing compared to having a line routed to your far out house.
      An uncle of mine had Videotron run basic cable internet to his house and it cost him 35 000$ for the installation.

    4. like_ooh_ahh

      like_ooh_ahh

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      20ms to 40ms

      For that latency and upfront cost for satellite internet, I’d rather go with 4G LTE home internet that uses low band spectrum for wider coverage for rural areas and mid band spectrum for more bandwidth rich activities. I’m not sure if it’s offered in Canada but in the US, T-Mobile and Verizon offers them. 

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