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Offline Beef Wellington

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"Japanese company develops artificial meteor showers on demand"
« on: January 18, 2019, 06:36:59 PM »
I bet it will look pretty cool, but private companies doing this kind of thing worries me a little-

https://boingboing.net/2019/01/18/japanese-company-develops-arti.html
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Re: "Japanese company develops artificial meteor showers on demand"
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2019, 07:19:30 PM »
I bet it will look pretty cool, but private companies doing this kind of thing worries me a little-

https://boingboing.net/2019/01/18/japanese-company-develops-arti.html

Governments doing this sort of thing worry me too.  It seems to me to be completely unnecessary, similar to firework displays.  Once you’ve seen one firework display, you’ve seen them all.
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Re: "Japanese company develops artificial meteor showers on demand"
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2019, 08:40:54 PM »
Governments are at least held to treaties and oversight. A private company could probably launch anything they want, which bad actors could potentially tamper with. Then there's this crap-

https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/satellites/a25950681/startrocket-space-billboards/
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Re: "Japanese company develops artificial meteor showers on demand"
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2019, 09:11:19 PM »
Governments are at least held to treaties and oversight. A private company could probably launch anything they want, which bad actors could potentially tamper with. Then there's this crap-

https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/satellites/a25950681/startrocket-space-billboards/

Well, actually the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 obliges countries to regulate private companies operating in their territory if the private companies are operating in outer space, and governments bear the responsibility for the actions of the private companies, if they do anything wrong, if their country had ratified the treaty (and hasn’t subsequently renounced it).

Japan has ratified treaty, so its private companies are still bound by a treaty.
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Re: "Japanese company develops artificial meteor showers on demand"
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2019, 09:41:17 PM »
I knew there had to be something like that. I guess I meant it would probably be harder for a terrorist to tamper with a government satellite as opposed to a private one. Who bears responsibility would matter a bit less if the damage has already been done.
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Re: "Japanese company develops artificial meteor showers on demand"
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2019, 12:34:17 AM »
Governments are at least held to treaties and oversight. A private company could probably launch anything they want, which bad actors could potentially tamper with. Then there's this crap-

https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/satellites/a25950681/startrocket-space-billboards/

How about no ads in space? And if you put up an ad in space, your company is dissolved, because fuck you, you don't own it and you should have no right to put your brand on or in it.

 

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