Celestial Weasel (celestialweasel) wrote,
Celestial Weasel

21st century boy

Call me superficial, but I haven't got over the thrill at seeing TV commercials for satellite phones. The fact that the company has made a success of this with small handsets using a geostationary satellite without pissing away billions like Iridium and that the fact that they are non-US based so cannot be adequately tapped by the NSA (though I wouldn't buy one of the Hughes handsets myself :-)) therefore pissing off the US military makes things even better.

(the thing about Iridium and the NSA may or may not be tinfoil hat territory, I cannot find a good link either way)

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