Try having VOIP with 600ms of latency, or just a video chat. It is incredibly annoying.
Much less annoying than having to route all of your communications through a short-wave radio. I'll take VOIP (or even video chat) over a terrible VSAT connection any day. In fact, I do. It's all a matter of perspective.
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