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(Ars Technica)   What cubesat advertisement would Farkers launch into orbit?   (arstechnica.com) divider line
    More: Survey, Satellite, Orbit, Public relations, Population density, Space debris, Advertising, colleague Jeff Foust, P.T. Barnum  
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2022-10-05 11:04:36 PM  
Can you put exercycle in bold?
 
2022-10-05 11:08:36 PM  
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2022-10-05 11:28:47 PM  
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2022-10-05 11:36:42 PM  
UCIS

/unsolicited cubesat in sky
 
2022-10-05 11:57:52 PM  
EAT AT JOE'S
 
2022-10-06 1:27:33 AM  
"Kill Marketers and Advertisers"

Kinda like what The Doctor did to the Silence.
 
2022-10-06 4:25:04 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: "Kill Marketers and Advertisers"


Bill Hicks approves.
 
2022-10-06 4:37:49 AM  
I'd put the letters CHA across the moon.
 
2022-10-06 4:46:06 AM  
The great taste of Charleston Chew.
 
2022-10-06 5:29:59 AM  
Ew.

No space junk and advertising
 
2022-10-06 5:47:31 AM  
Eat nectarines!
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2022-10-06 6:53:24 AM  
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2022-10-06 6:55:07 AM  
OK FINE

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2022-10-06 6:56:20 AM  
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2022-10-06 7:26:49 AM  
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2022-10-06 7:31:31 AM  
Assuming I'm limited to 16 characters:

MSUK IS A CNUT

A better use for cubesats, instead of advertising, would be silent fireworks. Basically, on demand meteorite showers. Different elements give different colours, and given they already occur, any environmental impact should be easy to calculate and mitigate.
 
2022-10-06 8:01:36 AM  
 Russian institute asks: How can we make people hate Russia even more?
 
2022-10-06 8:16:32 AM  
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2022-10-06 9:39:53 AM  
The more I learn about humans the more I understand the uncontacted people of North Sentinel
Island.
 
2022-10-06 10:08:10 AM  
This advertising medium is a clear two-edged sword. You will get a A LOT of 'views', but the existence of such advertising will piss many people off more than a web page generating 20 pop-up ads (remember those days?). While Coca Cola may want to advertise everywhere, they don't want to have a significant percentage of the population actively angry at them.
 
2022-10-06 10:38:12 AM  
Orbital Advertising is the one use case for which I will support the deployment and use of anti-satellite weapons.

Shoot that shiat down and *NEVER* let it get its foot in the door!

Heinlein predicted the threat of this.  Delos D. Harriman never actually *implemented* space advertising, but he used the *threat* of competitors doing it ("6+" vs. "Moka-Coka") to help fund his moon shot.

And if it had been the only way that monomaniac could have gotten his moon rocket, he'd probably have launched the ads himself.
 
2022-10-06 10:50:13 AM  
As long as they keep advertising out of my dreams.
 
2022-10-06 11:54:52 AM  
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2022-10-06 4:56:35 PM  
Nicholas D. Wolfwood:

Screw anti sat missiles.  Too dangerous for space debris.

Just attack the advertisers' civilian HQ with joint military assets. Both the cube sat company and anyone who bought ad time.
 
2022-10-06 5:07:15 PM  

leeksfromchichis: Nicholas D. Wolfwood:

Screw anti sat missiles.  Too dangerous for space debris.

Just attack the advertisers' civilian HQ with joint military assets. Both the cube sat company and anyone who bought ad time.


Agreed, but I'd bet advertising sats would be about as low as Starlink.  Should deorbit quickly.

But the important thing is to stop the revenue stream, lest assholes decide that space advertising is a good idea.
 
2022-10-06 7:21:55 PM  
Nicholas D. Wolfwood:

But the important thing is to stop the revenue stream, lest assholes decide that space advertising is a good idea.

There are no "bad ideas" in adverting no matter how much the market research backs up contrary facts.  The idiots marketing companies sell to are the idiots that couldn't understand the stats even if they bothered to look.  Most adverting just doesn't work but the job of the ad sales team isn't to sell a company's product, it is to sell the ad company's product to another company.  If anyone with a brain understood this, there would never be slots of 2 commercials since all but the first one in a block gets ignored by 99% of people based on research going back to the 1950s.  The odd thing is the most remembered commercials are the ones after the end of a tv show that doesn't end the way most people are expecting.  The Aussie ABC run a show called Gruen which talks about the psychology of ads and has two world class advertisers who talk about what is going on in the ad game and it is worth watching.

Need to start a "2 many ads" day (maybe Apr 2nd) where people record the ads they see during the day and then call the 1800 number for every company to complain. Ad people would be jumping out of windows after that or more likely they would decide they had made a bad commercial and double down on the insults.
 
2022-10-07 7:44:19 AM  
Any ad agencies that place orders for sat ads and their customers should be targeted for cyber attack from day 1. Kill the monster by starving it.
 
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