Hack the Universe.

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  1. MrGask

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    Pretty cool if they can get it to work.

    That sweet thing; http://www.digitaltrends.com/intern...te-system-for-uncensorable-internet-in-space/
     
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    Wow that would be awesome. ED should contribute to this project.
     
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    a second network competing with the internet... interesting, but won't SOPA make creating other networks illegal too? since if the law is abused in just the right way that could be considered circumvention.
     
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    I would still like to see this happen though, the internet SHOULD be more publicly owned and operated
     
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    I think this is a very noble cause. We at the very least can promote this on ED.
     
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    If this works, this will be much more common

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    Don't be a moron, that is not what SOPA is about. Plus it's only a matter of time before the US supreme court fires it down. SOPA is soon to be a member of a collective of past bills that tried to censor various things, but were deemed unconstitutional.

    And last I checked, Germany is not a part of the USA. As a collective, we US citizens tend to forget that our laws don't mean shit to the rest of the world.
     
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    yeah good point, good point.

    also true, I remember when they TRIED to get Pirate Bay shut down even though it wasn't under US jurisdiction, went down for maybe a day
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    This is illegal. I know because I have read many law words in my time.
     
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    setting up your own network is not illegal, putting stuff in space is not illegal (although you may need a permit)
     
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    damn permit in space? WTF?!
     
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    Aspierations.

    i thought about this, but essentially it's like making an off grid office network, except over greater space.
    the main problem is this freelance network can easily be compromised by other hackers.
    either way, people trying to practice this for real are going to get jailed for terrorist communications or some other made up charge.
    i would imagine that the US government would launch a missile at a public owned network satellite which they had no jurisdiction over, and pretend it was a natural space accident which destroyed it.
     
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    Things in space are not as easy to find as science fiction would have you believe.
     
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    they would use GPS to locate it, and then make visual contact with a telescope, then triangulate it's actual bearings before sending a missile or some other macguffin military bomb to destroy it.

    I loves my science fiction, but i do learn allot from it, including what is bunk.
     
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    you're forgetting that missiles are easy as fuck to detect, especially any that can reach orbit, if the government launched a missile, people would know approximately where it came from
     
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    That's what the Saucer Folk are for, pin it on them.
    Russians did it for years apparently, was it the Russians? i am pretty sure it was them.
     
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    why would the government even attack the satellite? because the people controlling the internet told them to?
     
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    because they would not tolerate a rogue satellite,

    they would make up whatever excuse or just take a pick from the usual prebaked excuses.
    1. it's controlled by terrorists
    2. it's compromising security
    3. it's spying on our telecommunications
    4. it has been taking photographs of classified military installations.
    5. it's a weapon of mass destruction.
    6. Islam funded the launch it is a terrorist satellite controlled by Al Qaeda.
     
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    If America starts invading space militarily, I am certain Russia would have something to say about it.
     
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    in case you forgot, there's already a company with a satellite up which takes pictures of classified military installations. it's not just the government that owns them.
     
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    Yeah i know about that, it's what makes Google Earth possible.
    Didn't they also at some point have the military installations blacked out?
    not that it makes much of a difference, it only provides 2 tactical points of information.
    How many aircraft are ready to go in case of an emergency, and second the location, blacking it out just makes it even more obvious as to where it is.

    still, the photographing military installations would be the excuse, the real reason would be that they don't want a satellite floating around relaying communications, they fear political dissidents and not being able to tap their communications between eachother.
     
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    they'd still be able to monitor the new system, I mean, the people said that the access point things would only cost 100 euros, I've seen routers that cost more.
     
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    No tear would be shed in some info being leaked to the point of launching expensive missiles. The easiest way to take that sucker down is to start a smear campaign in the media.
     
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    that wouldn't grant you access to everyone's usage.
    the access points by the sound of it if there is any logic to their plan, serve as long range wifi transponders, which transmit and receive data between others, much how cellphone towers work.

    however, if anybody had any sense with their privacy there data would be encrypted and then decrypted by the intended recipient so not just anybody can receive and intercept their computer chatter.
     
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    smear campaign? pfft. people aren't as stupid as they used to...

    ok never mind.

    but still, even though it's pretty much impossible, it WOULD be cool if we could put a weapon up there
     
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    Calm down Reagan.
     
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    I am guessing the US already has weaponized satellites.

    http://www.missilethreat.com/missiledefensesystems/id.57/system_detail.asp
    This first one tells us that the US suspended all operations to weaponize spacecraft in 2002.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4353309...ir-force-plans-future-war-space/#.TwVMgYFrodE
    This one details the USAFs plans for space weapons.
    http://www.spacewar.com/reports/New_US_Space_Policy_Targets_Rivals_Capabilities_999.html
    This one tells us that the US President authorizes their development.
    http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/nspd/space.html
    This last one is the actual document. Section 5 is the one relevant to this discussion.
     
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    Shut the fuck up people, ED is going to sponsor internet space piracy and that is the end of it.
     
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    This is stupid. I hope that if they ever put a satellite up, the chinese shoot it down for shits and giggles. Making your own satellite internet would not be illegal, but creating say, a network of wireless servers might make you subject to FCC regulations, though not as strictly as radio or television, given that unlike radio or television, there aren't a limited number of frequencies for people to broadcast on. That's why the FCC has very little power over the internet. As long TV and radio frequencies are a limited resource, there is a "public good" in seeing that they are disseminated in a way that benefits the public, which is why they have to have shitty educational programming.