Re: [AR] NTRS Mirror Wiki from aRocket Digest, Vol 112, Issue 5

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Bryan Bishop

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May 15, 2013, 11:52:42 AM5/15/13
to Thomas McNeill, Bryan Bishop, science-libe...@googlegroups.com, sny...@redyns.com, AROCKET
On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 10:01 AM, Thomas McNeill <thomas....@gmail.com> wrote:
 If some one in congress has the ability to have these unclassified documents pulled for security concerns then couldn't they also levy something against those who publish the documents online again?  I have a bunch of them that I downloaded somewhere on my computer but I am unsure about sharing them now.

Yes, that is a real existential threat to the majority of published science because there are single points of failure everywhere. Nobody has full backups of anything. I have arranged for 20 terabytes of storage space that could be devoted to these causes, but I am still working out practical details to ensure anonymity.

In particular, if you are worried about your anonymity with your submissions, I highly recommend learning about Tor:

Additionally, if you are worried that your name, IP address, institution, company, or any other identifying information has been inserted into the documents, I have written software that strips this information out of pdf documents:

However, I would need more samples of NTRS papers to ensure that these bits of information are not present in the files. In fact, two copies of the same pdf, from two different individuals/sources, would be the best, because we can check their checksum to confirm that there are no additional differences that might identify you.

Thank you for the honesty.
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