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  • Premier Icon Earl
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    It took a calling out but it got done.

    Ukranian Official Calls Out Elon Musk — And He Responds

    Premier Icon WorldClassAccident
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    I don’t particularly like a lot of what I read about him* but sometimes in tweaking his ego, he does good stuff.

    *Never met him and only read the press so cannot comment from personal experience

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Impressive that individuals can do these things these days and we can all read about it.

    Premier Icon MSP
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    Is this actually of any realistic help to the people of Ukraine? Can you access starlink without specialist equipment? or is this just another cave rescue submarine moment?

    Premier Icon stretch…
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    @MSP

    Answered in the main Ukraine thread – you need a receiver

    Premier Icon TheBrick
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    He has done what he can with the star link. It might not help many but it might help a few so yes it’s worth it.

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    Me me me me me…

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    He is also sending receivers is what I read

    And a submarine he had going spare

    Premier Icon andrewh
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    Relievers.
    How should this be played? Just send to Ukranian forces to help their comms?
    Presumably the Russians have decent comms but I expect communications from the average soldier to back home are restricted/monitored. Could some receivers be got to them somehow, a few messages back home might help undermine the Russian media stories?

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    Surely one of his satellites has a massive frickin laser on it that could surgically remove the troublesome boil at the press of a button.

    I bet he has a Ukrainian woman to ‘fire the laser’ as well. From what I’ve seen of tooled up Ukrainians so far, every wannabe Bond villain needs a few in their underground lair.

    Premier Icon dudeofdoom
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    I’ve got one sat in the garden.

    You pretty much connect the dish to its base,a lead goes from that to another box ,wich plugs into the mains,which goes to the receiver/Wi-Fi router(v1).

    Switch it on and use a phone app to set up the Wi-Fi ,it does a little dance and aligns the dish and your on the interweb, dead easy plug and play.

    I could see it very useful if the comms infrastructure went down or taken over and restricted, very compact and discreet/portable.

    Premier Icon julians
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    I’ve got one sat in the garden.

    What does it all cost?

    Premier Icon dudeofdoom
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    What does it all cost?

    In euros around 500 + 60 postage , 99 euros a month for around 170Mbps down and a 40Mbps up.

    It’s not cheap, my local microwave based broadband is 30Mbps and 1.5Mbps up for 30 euros and 42 for a 100Mbps version.

    (I can’t remember the speed of my U.K. virgin internet but tbh that wasn’t particularly cheap when I was in the U.K. tied with phone and telly.)

    Premier Icon dudeofdoom
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    It’s probably cheap thou if your after a satellite based system, with the benefits it has(no reliance on local infrastructure/country), so I’m probably being unfair calling it not cheap.

    Premier Icon julians
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    It’s probably cheap thou if your after a satellite based system, with the benefits it has(no reliance on local infrastructure/country), so I’m probably being unfair calling it not cheap.

    doesnt sound too expensive for what it is.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    He is also sending receivers is what I read

    Although how is he actually going to send them?

    The country is at war, Kiev is surrounded by Russian Forces. I expect UPS isn’t running….

    Going to be very difficult supplying anything at the moment.

    Premier Icon mrmonkfinger
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    Although how is he actually going to send them?

    Business rival Dr Evil Jeff Bezos has some Amazon Delivery Drones he can lend.

    Premier Icon duncancallum
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    I believe he called putin a peado too

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