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(Daily Mail)   Google, along with AT&T and T-Mobile, launch balloons into the stratosphere to bring the internet back to Puerto Rico. Amazon might have to up-size it's drone fleet   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
    More: Cool, Mark Prigg, EST, Dailymail.com  
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2017-11-10 02:54:38 PM  
Way cool.  But I don't get how you launch them in Nevada and have them end up over Puerto Rico.  Do they have some sort of propulsion system that lets them be guided?  I was under the impression that balloons like that pretty much went wherever the currents took them.
 
2017-11-10 03:25:22 PM  
Wait until they come back online and flood the internet with the damning evidence of an administration that killed american citizens through its incompetence.

Trump should do one year in a federal Penn for every American that dies in PR due to his stupidity.
 
2017-11-10 03:54:26 PM  
F Troop.
 
2017-11-10 05:23:12 PM  

BizarreMan: Way cool.  But I don't get how you launch them in Nevada and have them end up over Puerto Rico.  Do they have some sort of propulsion system that lets them be guided?  I was under the impression that balloons like that pretty much went wherever the currents took them.


You know what would be cooler?  If they attached wireless broadcasters to the heads of giant robots.

/well, it would
 
2017-11-10 05:37:21 PM  
its
 
2017-11-10 06:14:09 PM  
Why are we hearing about this from the Daily Fail?

Is there no Reuters?
 
2017-11-10 06:21:10 PM  
So... um... what happens to them when they inevitably return to the Earth? I mean yeah they said they stay afloat for 100+ days, but they'll still come down eventually. And unless someone's cleaning up after them there's going to be an awful lot of balloons and solar panel-powered routers laying somewhere...
 
2017-11-10 06:34:12 PM  
I was thinking... There's only about 3 million people, right? Why don't we just evacuate the island? Couldn't cost more than a billion, $100 a seat and $200 housing and $50 food vouchers or debit cards. And then we get ICE to crack down on Mexicans until all the Puerto Ricans fill those jobs.

/Evil Genius me realized an evil billionaire would do this to seize the rather sizable island
//Perfect place for Alphabet to establish an evil HQ
 
2017-11-10 08:31:02 PM  
Too bad they can't do it with electricity. Avoid rebuilding the power line system. Hmmmm.

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