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[liberationtech] Pirate Bay turns to drones

David Johnson david at bostonreview.net
Fri Mar 23 08:57:58 PDT 2012


It sounded ridiculous, but ideas can come from jokes.

On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 9:48 AM, KheOps <kheops at ceops.eu> wrote:

> This is a joke - at least according to tetsu0, one of the TPB folks :)
>
> On 03/23/2012 04:44 PM, David Johnson wrote:
> > http://thepiratebay.se/blog/210
> >
> >
> >       /TPB LOSS/
> >
> > /We were down a few hours earlier today. There's no need to worry, we
> > haven't been raided this time. We're only upgrading stuff since we're
> > still growing./
> >
> > /One of the technical things we always optimize is where to put our
> > front machines. They are the ones that re-direct your traffic to a
> > secret location. We have now decided to try to build something
> > extraordinary./
> >
> > /With the development of GPS controlled drones, far-reaching cheap radio
> > equipment and tiny new computers like the Raspberry Pi
> > <http://www.raspberrypi.org/>, we're going to experiment with sending
> > out some small drones that will float some kilometers up in the air.
> > This way our machines will have to be shut down with aeroplanes in order
> > to shut down the system. A real act of war./
> >
> > /We're just starting so we haven't figured everything out yet. But we
> > can't limit ourselves to hosting things just on land anymore. These Low
> > Orbit Server Stations (LOSS) are just the first attempt. With modern
> > radio transmitters we can get over 100Mbps per node up to 50km away. For
> > the proxy system we're building, that's more than enough./
> >
> > /But when time comes we will host in all parts of the galaxy, being true
> > to our slogan of being the galaxy's most resilient system. And all of
> > the parts we'll use to build //that system on will be downloadable./
> >
> >
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David V. Johnson
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