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[liberationtech] Pirate Bay turns to drones

Bruce Potter at IRF bpotter at irf.org
Fri Mar 23 11:31:04 PDT 2012


and the Radio Marti broadcasts into Cuba, using transmitters on  
blimps, is like that . . .  .

On Mar 23, 2012, at 1:55 PM, Miles Fidelman wrote:

> 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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