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originally posted by: SilentWindofDoom
a reply to: EndtheMadnessNow
So, the Qdrop time stamps decode to an IP address that, through a general search points to the center of Cheney Lake and traces to a secured DoD property?
So, the question I must ask now. Is this an IP I should continue messing with?
Well, I guess now that we know it seems to fall in line I will continue with the decode of the rest of the time stamps.
Jesus told his disciples: “Nothing is hid that shall not be made manifest, nor anything secret that shall not be known and come to light.” The teaching is playing out in real time at the Vatican, the heart of the church founded by the Nazarene.
Reports have emerged detailing the movement of Vatican money through slush funds across Europe — and a Vatican investment of more than $250 million into luxury London apartments, brokered through a financier who profited even while the Vatican’s investment tanked.
Italian media also report that Vatican officials contemplated investing hundreds of millions in Angolan oil fields — money that comes mostly from an annual collection intended to support papal charities. Per the Italian reports, prosecutors have also found evidence of embezzlement, fraud, abuse of office and money-laundering among the Vatican’s upper echelon of managers.
A first round of indictments in a Vatican City state court is expected to be handed down soon. Red-hatted princes of the church may eventually be implicated.
All of this, of course, sounds like a plot recycled from “The Godfather Part III.”
[...]Blackjack is trying to prove the utility of commercial space mega-constellations and low-cost satellites in military systems. The plan is to take commercial buses and match them with military payloads. DARPA said its goal is to launch a small experimental constellation of up to 20 satellites to test the concept.
The first two payload awards were made to Raytheon in December and Trident Technologies in January.
Mandy Vaughn, president of Vox Space, had a few cautionary words fo Blackjack program manager Paul “Rusty” Thomas.
“Blackjack is a great way to be able to easily show that five to 10 satellites can be on the ground ready to go and deployed on a meaningfully operational timeline,” she said. But she worries that DARPA may be adding too much complexity to the program. “I’m nervous watching it and thinking, ‘We don’t need to have a self healing, self aware completely autonomous omniscient constellation for us to be able to show that the basis of the concept of operations can work.”
Thomas, reacting to Vaughn’s comments, said DARPA does not intend for Blackjack to become a “requirements program” and that the project will continue to be the “poster child for government leveraging” of commercial technology.
DARPA’s Blackjack program aims to develop and demonstrate the critical elements for a global high-speed network in low Earth orbit (LEO) that provides the Department of Defense with highly connected, resilient, and persistent coverage.
The Defense Innovation Unit has selected Ball Aerospace and Microsoft to demonstrate how cloud processing can handle the torrent of data that would produced by a distributed constellation of small satellites in low-Earth orbit.
DARPA has been quietly working for some time through its Project Blackjack to demonstrate the technology necessary for such a massive constellation for years, and in March the Pentagon established the Space Development Agency specifically to design and coordinate that proliferated LEO constellation.
Large networks of small, cheap satellites derived from commercial technology would be harder for China or Russia to kill than a handful of expensive, exquisite military-unique birds. But who gets to build it?
Right now it’s hard to say where Blackjack will end up, as neither SMC’s CASINO nor SDA actually have dedicated funding to take it over.
SEAKR has been awarded a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Pit Boss contract supporting the Blackjack Proliferated Low Earth Orbit Demonstration Program. Key contributors to SEAKR’s Pit Boss effort are Microsoft, Applied Technology Associates (ATA), Advanced Solutions Inc. (ASI), Kythera Space Solutions and NKrypt.
originally posted by: PokeyJoe
a reply to: 40CalTone
You know, with all the wind in California, and how much they love the environment and green energy, you would think there would be windmill farms all over the state, everywhere you looked. Then, you could turn what is now a risk into prime electricity generation.
On October 22nd, the United States House of Representatives voted 410 votes to 6 (16 abstained) in favor of the CASE Act- dubbed the “Anti-Meme law” by its critics.
The “Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019” was introduced by Representative Hakeem Jeffries (Democrat, New York) on January 5th, 2019.
The proposed bill has similar concern to Europe’s Article 11 and 13, both heavily criticized for using A.I algorithms to detect copyright infringement, and even taxing posting a hyperlink. The US DARPA is also developing AI to detect “deep-fake” videos and audio, though some have expressed concern even memes not intended to deceive (i.e. parody) would be at risk.