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vincent
vincent
"First, satellites are constantly moving and are very high in the sky."

No. Shit. 🙄

odd
odd

@vincent I’m very skeptical about this feature. I think it’s clever, but I’m not sure if it is smart yet.

vincent
vincent

@odd it’s more about what this review site wrote. It’s insulting.

Tech is cool… although I didn’t look into it yet.

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odd
odd

@vincent It sounded like one had to be ever so alert to make sure the phone is pointing directly at the sattelite, (the app helps you with that), but if you’re in a super stressful event, like having someone almost passing out at night on the top of a icy mountain, far from cell signals, can one really manage? They showed how big the antenna of a sattelite telephone is, and made it look silly compared to the iPhone, but I think I rather have an iPhone that were capable of acting as a sattelite phone too, with a detachable antenna, (if I were to go on a expedition in a far off place, that is, which is very unlikely).

Btw: I’m glad you didn’t link to the review site.

pratik
pratik

@vincent You would be surprised at how uncommon common sense is 🙃