On 08/03/2021 03:05 AM, Andrea Croci wrote:
> On 03.08.21 07:25, Mainspring wrote:
>> Remember though - Joe Average has to be able to use it.
>> The idea is a general-use uncensored forum. Text-only
>> is just fine, indeed superior for certain reasons.
>> As such, it's not so much the content that has to be
>> obscured/protected but ACCESS.
>> In short, it has to be generally hosted - hundreds or
>> thousands of "hosts" that you can bring up http. Access
>> via TOR-like portals around the world is a must. Any
>> one, or several, countries might be out to block all
>> access and/or persecute users. It HAS to be unblockable
>> and untraceable enough to meet that challenge.
>> CAN that be done ? Can it beat current and near-future
>> censorship threats ??? This is of the level of a
>> cyberwar-resistant military communications system.
> Then you also have to have your own landlines. And they could cut those
> too. You do it wireless... they scramble it. You do it laser... they
> block it.
The core HAS to be satellite - those little dishes.
StarLink is up now ... and there are numerous other
channels that can be run in parallel. Best to use
several countries resources - preferably countries
that are antagonistic towards each other.
There's the other advantage of text-only ... extremely
low data volume and it doesn't matter if there is a
few seconds delay. You read a Usenet message - and then
reply in a separate window. No flashing ads or videos
coming in to eat bandwidth or make delays annoying.
On the 'last mile', yes, many will have to use
hardlines - but selectively blocking content on
those has proven extremely difficult for a variety
of legal/practical reasons. They can't stop the
ransomware people, or the spammers or extremists
left right or whatever.
> Plus, if Joe Average has access to it, so does Jim NSAman.
> So, in short, the answer is: no, it can't be done!
Just means you haven't TRIED :-)
Oh, and if it really really CAN'T be done, kiss
liberty and reality goodbye. It's actually reaching
that level. We WILL be back to printing leaflets
on scrap paper using cow dung as ink ... and the
face-ID will identify you when you try to distribute
Free flow of info and opinion is THE challenge of
the 21st century. Forget global warming - life won't
be worth living if the totalitarians get a permanent
I once saw a term - "Surreality" or "Dali-ocracy" -
to describe our modern "reality". This is very
very very BAD. Without trustworthy facts and
perspective you CANNOT make rational decisions.
So, how to construct the (mostly) unblockable
comm system ???