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Wxgeek
13th Sep 2013, 17:41
The "Project Loon" (http://www.google.com/loon/) page is rather skimpy on details but the Wired (http://www.wired.com/business/2013/06/google_internet_balloons/all/google.com/loon) article fills in some of the blanks.

If you haven't heard of this, its a google funded project to provide wireless internet service via high altitude balloons in remote areas.

One thing is certain is that the dude that conceived this and sold the idea to google must be a brilliant salesman.

racedo
13th Sep 2013, 18:44
Another way for NSA to keep tabs on people...........

Benefit of going to remote areas is no access to web...

rgbrock1
13th Sep 2013, 18:47
racedo:

You picked the initial thought I had on the subject at hand, right out of my head. As soon as I finished reading the 2nd sentence my first thought was: NSA.

er340790
13th Sep 2013, 21:22
Sponsored by Ryanair - so no pilot shall be beyond MOL's reach.

(Allegedly!!!)