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Comment: Re:This idea failed in the 1990s (Score 2) 104

Yeah, it's the same thing almost exactly, only 20 years later. That significantly reduces the cost of the hardware, I suppose, but there's also less market-not-being-served now than there was then so both the cost and the revenue arguments are significantly impacted.

Comment: Re:Beyond borders (Score 5, Insightful) 104

A few hundred satellites at 750 miles altitude are not really that much of a problem, unless you're orbiting at the same altitude. Space is big. Even LEO is big.

I think we do need an international agreement on orbital bands. Human spaceflight OK in some bands, others reserved for cheap junk, others reserved for expensive junk, so the cheap junk doesn't take out the expensive junk or the humans.

Comment: Re:Please shame whomever it is (Score 1) 141

by Shavano (#48685463) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Companies With Poor SSL Practices?

And make sure that that password manager is only able to run locally and NEVER transfer your password file, even though it's encrypted, via a non-secure means. If you have it on a mobile device make sure your device settings prevent it from being uploaded to a server that you do not own.

Comment: Re:You mean first POTUS to program while in office (Score 1) 65

by Shavano (#48684873) Attached to: White House Touts Obama's 1-Liner as 2014 Tech Highlight

Carter graduated from the Naval Academy in 1946. Clinton studied politics and law in the 60's and early 70's. There wasn't much chance back then to program in those programs. However, Clinton had a reputation of being always curious about details and it wouldn't be at all surprising if he asked somebody to show him how to make a computer do what he wanted it to do at some point, maybe to help Chelsea with her schoolwork.

We can defeat gravity. The problem is the paperwork involved.