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Old June 15th, 2013, 02:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Google to use balloons to provide Internet access to remote areas - The Washington Post
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Old June 15th, 2013, 02:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The first thing that came to mind when I read about that was my old Red Ryder BB gun.


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Yeah, those balloons aren't anything a solid BB gun couldn't take down.
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Project Loon is a good name.

I think Google is trying too hard to spread its evil nature far and wide.

Hey Google? Why not unclutter the web and get rid of the Viagra ads and those messages from some potentate with a huge check just for me clogging my mailbox? huh?
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i love the name too, but why name it after a bird......LOL

this tech could be very useful and i really like the idea. it does seem like those balloons are not built to last though.
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When I hear loon I think crazy.

Perfect name
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When I hear loon I think crazy.

Perfect name
you're loony........get it
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i love the name too, but why name it after a bird......LOL

this tech could be very useful and i really like the idea. it does seem like those balloons are not built to last though.
Loons = birds

Birds fly

Therefore . . .

Google Loon = Google birds or Google flying contraption

Or something like that.

I was thinking Google Loon = Google crazy
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Wow, thats why Google is and always will be awesome.
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A good idea in theory but I think they will struggle in practice, balloons are just far too passive to control accurately
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