[extropy-chat] Worldwide SOS system
mlorrey at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 5 13:13:59 UTC 2005
--- Emlyn <emlynoregan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 05/10/05, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 04, 2005 at 11:45:27PM -0500, Brian Atkins wrote:
> > > Also, isn't the refresh rate of remote area satellite data
> extremely slow?
> > > Last time I looked it seemed some areas were using imagery that
> was years
> > > out of date.
> > Exactly.
> > Radio technology is extremely mature nowadays, especially
> > with software radios and global coveragey satellites. A mobile
> phone (with
> > some foldable photovoltaics or a crank dynamo) could easily
> > double as an emergency beakon.
> > With a satellite phone with integrated GPS getting help is a
> > Notice that vehicle tracking (by GRPS) can now be done for
> > 40 EUR/month with a proprietary GPSoverIP protocol, with
> > 300-400 EUR worth of hardware.
> Yes, well, but what if you are Lost? Tropical island, you know, like
> the show, with no equipment?
Oh, thats easy, first you need to find the hatch....
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