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15 January 2021


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Colonel - the phrase you mention is from the radio show Superman.


I was interested to learn that Bud Collyer, known to me as a tv game show host, was Superman on the radio. My first introduction to the character was on television in the early 1950s - I was inspired by the phrase "the never-ending battle for truth, justice, and the American Way."

Bill H

One might wonder if the success of his projects has something to do with him not being a native born American. The current crop is pretty dispiriting.


Comcast is going to lose a lot of customers.

Steve Ogle

Waiting patiently on the list.
The Fifth Dimension. Class.


Russia may fine Russian citizens if they use Starlink over their Russian ISPs.





I have always appreciated that Musk named his initial venture after Nikola Tesla, the visionary scientist/technologist whose innovations underlie much of our modern world, but who was roughly served by the money men, having had his best impulses thwarted by their rapacity.

Not this time, jerkoffs, Elon seems to be, as the Bible enjoins us, to be as wise as serpents in this worldly sphere. He forges ahead quite nicely, thank you very much, without being visibly under their thumbs.

And boy, I too would love to shed the ideologically-driven machinations of Comcast. Go get 'em, Elon.


Dear Colonel, Interestingly, and here I am referencing a blog by Anatoly Karlin, Musk Technologies - electric cars, spaceX, Tunneling, Starlink, etc., are key Mars colonization technologies.

Peter Williams

Most Russians already have a good and cheap internet service, far better than the satellite "service" that I was forced to use in Australia. Luckily, a nearby phone tower was upgraded and I now have adequate and reasonably cheap mobile internet access. My eldest daughter, in the backblocks of Russia, has a service for USD10 per month, that allows several people to stream videos at once, with no problems. Russians call it a "Sputnik" (satellite) service because of the dish. It's not. It's a fibre-optic service that delivers to the final location by local dishes.


Yes and no. Would his electric car make it without govt. subsidy? I doubt it. The thing takes what? 8 hrs. to fill the tank; the 1.5 hr. supercharger would overload the neighborhood network requiring massive retrofitting the current grid, never mind Cali can't even supply enough power already before Tesla conquers the market.

But like Trump, you play your hand with the corporatist you are dealt.



We are not talking about his motorcar. We are talking about the commercial viability of his satellite internet service. A great many enterprises require government support to get started, railroads, aircraft production, the internet, etc. You are just negative minded and want to argue.



"Would his electric car make it without govt. subsidy? "

You need to extend that to every other electric car on the planet. Then ask why China isn't getting all cozy with "we've only got 12 years" economy changing true believers.

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