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Google is gonna spam balloons everywhere, and then the internet happens!

Last posted Jul 02, 2013 at 03:17AM EDT. Added Jun 16, 2013 at 08:30PM EDT
42 conversations with 21 participants

Lone K. the JOHN MADDEN wrote:

So does that consider it to be a Balloogle?

I have lost my touch with puns. Frick.

No one really knows what it is.

It’s sort of up in the air.

Jun 18, 2013 at 01:47AM EDT
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Cale wrote:

No one really knows what it is.

It’s sort of up in the air.

I see your inflated ego is showing again. Don’t let it get you so air-headed about all of this.

Jun 19, 2013 at 01:37AM EDT
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I sense rising tensions here, guys. Chill out before someone pops

But seriously lets actually discuss this topic. At first I thought this would cause serious complications for air travel, then I remembered that commercial aircraft only go as high as 11km – 14km into the sky so I guess it could work, provided that high altitude storm weather doesn’t constantly ruin Googles networks.

But problems aside, all of this still kinda scares me. Google has so much money to burn that they can actually do what we always dreamed of doing as a kid: turn the world into a massive balloon party. Also if this turns into a success, how long before they take over the entire internet?

Jun 19, 2013 at 05:19AM EDT
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>mfw the balloonet (shut up, it’s a cool name) is faster than my ground internet

Seriously, though. How fast is it going to be?

Last edited Jun 19, 2013 at 06:11AM EDT
Jun 19, 2013 at 06:10AM EDT
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Blue Screen (of Death) wrote:

I sense rising tensions here, guys. Chill out before someone pops

But seriously lets actually discuss this topic. At first I thought this would cause serious complications for air travel, then I remembered that commercial aircraft only go as high as 11km – 14km into the sky so I guess it could work, provided that high altitude storm weather doesn’t constantly ruin Googles networks.

But problems aside, all of this still kinda scares me. Google has so much money to burn that they can actually do what we always dreamed of doing as a kid: turn the world into a massive balloon party. Also if this turns into a success, how long before they take over the entire internet?

I don’t think I can take this thread seriously anymore. All your comments are making me lightheaded.

Jun 19, 2013 at 01:07PM EDT
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Le Bumpkin wrote:

I don’t think I can take this thread seriously anymore. All your comments are making me lightheaded.

Don’t worry, I’m certain these jokes will blow over soon enough.

Jun 19, 2013 at 01:37PM EDT
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Since the balloons fly above aircraft traffic, does that mean you can pick it up while traveling on a plane and not have to pay an enormous amount for airplanes wifi?

Jun 19, 2013 at 04:14PM EDT
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RandomMan wrote:

Don’t worry, I’m certain these jokes will blow over soon enough.

One more of these jokes and I’m going to burst.

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Jun 19, 2013 at 05:36PM EDT
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I think this is a great idea on the face of it. I’m a bit curious as to who controls access and how. I remember hearing somebody mention on another thread that there was a group of people in Europe who were trying to make satellite Internet that was not under the jurisdiction of any government. If this is the sort of thing we’re talking about here, it’s great, but it’s not clear to me what the specific nature of balloonet (yes, that is a cool name) is insofar as who may be controlling and/or monitoring access.

[Insert balloon pun here, I’m feeling lazy.]

Jun 20, 2013 at 06:38PM EDT
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Brucker wrote:

I think this is a great idea on the face of it. I’m a bit curious as to who controls access and how. I remember hearing somebody mention on another thread that there was a group of people in Europe who were trying to make satellite Internet that was not under the jurisdiction of any government. If this is the sort of thing we’re talking about here, it’s great, but it’s not clear to me what the specific nature of balloonet (yes, that is a cool name) is insofar as who may be controlling and/or monitoring access.

[Insert balloon pun here, I’m feeling lazy.]

Sounds like you’re all out of gas.

Jun 20, 2013 at 08:03PM EDT
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Lone K. the JOHN MADDEN wrote:

One more of these jokes and I’m going to burst.

Don’t get in over your head. You might get shot down.

Jun 20, 2013 at 08:22PM EDT
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Insouciant Insect wrote:

^ Never change, KYM

Don’t encourage him. His head is in the clouds as it is.

Jun 22, 2013 at 03:54AM EDT
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Cale wrote:

Don’t get in over your head. You might get shot down.

Pfblt. Don’t let yourself get carried away, let’s just be pumped for the next pun.

Jun 23, 2013 at 09:17PM EDT
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Lone K. the JOHN MADDEN wrote:

Pfblt. Don’t let yourself get carried away, let’s just be pumped for the next pun.

Honestly, I think this thread’s getting a bit deflated. It’ll only be a matter of time before it sinks back down to Earth.

Jun 23, 2013 at 10:25PM EDT
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KI...D wrote:

Honestly, I think this thread’s getting a bit deflated. It’ll only be a matter of time before it sinks back down to Earth.

So we best enjoy this heavenly bliss while we can. We must keep our heads above the clouds.

Jun 23, 2013 at 10:53PM EDT
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So anyway, to pump a little more serious discussion into this. I had this idea floating in my head. When this network goes up, do you think it would be completely controlled by Google? Or would parts of the network be sold to respective local telecom businesses?

Last edited Jun 24, 2013 at 02:00AM EDT
Jun 24, 2013 at 01:53AM EDT
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I have nothing relevant to add to this discussion other than that this is the greatest thread I have seen on a forum all year.

Jun 24, 2013 at 03:13AM EDT
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We better get in an upwards spiral again then, try to make some high quality puns, even though it’s only a matter of time before the quality drops down.

Jun 24, 2013 at 08:47AM EDT
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I have a feeling that we are all going to get banned for derailing this thread. Totally worth it, though.

Jun 24, 2013 at 01:40PM EDT
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These little things are going over my head now. We’re caught in a downward spiral, so we might as well make this worth the flight.

I’m easily blown away by these puns.

Last edited Jun 24, 2013 at 03:00PM EDT
Jun 24, 2013 at 02:58PM EDT
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Lone K. the JOHN MADDEN wrote:


These little things are going over my head now. We’re caught in a downward spiral, so we might as well make this worth the flight.

I’m easily blown away by these puns.

This thread has drifted so far from its original purpose that I doubt any thing could tie it down.

Jun 24, 2013 at 06:01PM EDT
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Des wrote:

Sorry to burst your bubble but this thread ain’t gonna. pop.

Jun 27, 2013 at 02:01AM EDT
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Sir Crona Gorgon, Sr. VII wrote:

Attach a Carlos face or get the fuck out

Jun 28, 2013 at 09:42PM EDT
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Blue Screen (of Death) wrote:

This thread is one more off-topic bump with a re-used unoriginal pun away from getting locked.

The feeling from locking a thread really makes you blow your load huh BSoD?

Jun 28, 2013 at 10:27PM EDT
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Sorry guys, I came to this thread expecting some real discussion, but instead I find this dumb ass thread overblown with stupid puns. Grow up guys! And if this post gets you butthurt, blow me!

Jun 29, 2013 at 01:36AM EDT
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@RM

I get a huge rise out of it. Locking threads make me float on air

Then again, I knew I couldn’t really lock this thread. I’m just trying to prompt some actual discussion


@Dac

I came to this thread expecting some real discussion

I tried to raise discussion in between the puns but the topic kept drifting away. I apologize for my failure but you can see where KYM’s priorities hover


@this thread

Actually we may have a proballoonblem. I noticed we can’t seem to pop with the puns. It’s like we’ve had a breach in the pun containment shield and the thread is entering an puncontrolled state of punclear meltdown. I’ll pun down to the puntrol room to check the…

…Oh, this doesn’t look good. And the needle is getting higher. The thread is punning straight towards critical mass! If we don’t stop the puns, they will soon start flying out of control!

Last edited Jun 29, 2013 at 04:14AM EDT
Jun 29, 2013 at 03:54AM EDT
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Sir Crona Gorgon, Sr. VII wrote:

Attach a Carlos face or get the fuck out

Jun 29, 2013 at 01:17PM EDT
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Blue Screen (of Death) wrote:

@RM

I get a huge rise out of it. Locking threads make me float on air

Then again, I knew I couldn’t really lock this thread. I’m just trying to prompt some actual discussion


@Dac

I came to this thread expecting some real discussion

I tried to raise discussion in between the puns but the topic kept drifting away. I apologize for my failure but you can see where KYM’s priorities hover


@this thread

Actually we may have a proballoonblem. I noticed we can’t seem to pop with the puns. It’s like we’ve had a breach in the pun containment shield and the thread is entering an puncontrolled state of punclear meltdown. I’ll pun down to the puntrol room to check the…

…Oh, this doesn’t look good. And the needle is getting higher. The thread is punning straight towards critical mass! If we don’t stop the puns, they will soon start flying out of control!

I find those news quite…
shocking

Jun 30, 2013 at 10:52PM EDT
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James wrote:

I find those news quite…
shocking

0/10

Jun 30, 2013 at 10:54PM EDT
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