The Big Dipper was visible out my kitchen window which faces north tonight. If I ducked and looked I could see Polaris too. For those that don't know the Big Dipper is called the Ursa Major constellation. I came up with the hypothesis that in 6 months when I look out this window at the same time that Ursa Major will be out of my field of view because of how the window is like. But I should be able to see Polaris still although I won't be able to identify it.0 comments
For the past few weeks everything in the media is about PRISM, NSA and BND, but I'm gonna talk about the real problem (topologies) and what I think is a solution, mesh networking...
Oh yes I got a haircut a while ago :P thanks!0 comments
This explains a lot. Thanks to Hawson for the link.0 comments
I don't know where this is, it's somewhere in Africa, but the paths are an inspiration how the Internet should be like on earth.
Imagine the trails being cat5 cables, now imagine how you could route around a hut without being seen.
Also more importantly these trails were made by people for the people, and that's how the Internet should be like too. Forget it being served by telcos, that only invites spying.0 comments
I got LTE finally and configured it to my home network. Everything works again. Here is the timeline of what I noticed with my network.
As you may or may not know, I work remotely over the Internet. So it's a great problem then, when my sole link to the Internet goes down. And it has been intermittently down since wednesday. For the past few weeks I've been trying to get a hold of this shop to get me LTE and I surprisingly got a hold of him last week. He's got an LTE router and SIM card for me, that I'll use as a backup link. It'll cost more than my DSL and doesn't have as much traffic volume, but it's sufficient to give me a few days of DSL backup. My DSL will be fixed by wednesday my DSL provider m-net told me, but I can't wait, I gotta make money somehow. So in a way it's a blessing to be getting an LTE link. I couldn't get a Satellite link which would have been my first choice, because I don't face south with my apartment. And cable Internet isn't wanted by my landlord. I do have line of sight to a lot of people though that do have a southern sky. Any of my neighbours that are reading want to give me a sat backup? :-)0 comments
PRISM is perhaps at its end. There is 2 non-US cables being laid that isolate the US entirely. Take a look at the following cables BRICS, ROTACS and arcticfibre on Greg's Cable Map. BRICS and ROTAC open Asia to Europe and South America, avoiding the USA. This is all good for everyone, the US will have more capacity in it's intra-national fibre all of a sudden, they'll also have less opportunities to spy on this data. It's also good for UNASUR countries who may want trade with Asia and don't want the US to know about it. And I believe my route may go through Moscow before soon to reach Hong Kong, again avoiding US territory.
I'm thinking news of this all will make some people mad and others happy.0 comments
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