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[liberationtech] Pirate Bay turns to drones

Miles Fidelman mfidelman at meetinghouse.net
Fri Mar 23 10:55:27 PDT 2012


US Airforce has played with drones and aerostats, as over-the-horizon IP 
routers, for years.  Don't know what's in operational use, but google 
"airborne IP" and you'll find all kinds of interesting stuff. Not at all 
a ridiculous idea.

David Johnson wrote:
> It sounded ridiculous, but ideas can come from jokes.
>
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 9:48 AM, KheOps <kheops at ceops.eu 
> <mailto: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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