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I hope this one dies as lonely and unlamented as the last one.

But I don't like the pattern.

From CNET (not exactly a politically motivated source)


On another note, life has been interesting and I owe you all real posts.  Stay tuned.

Date: 2009-08-29 09:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brownkitty.livejournal.com

Date: 2009-08-30 04:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] house-pundit.livejournal.com
And before it hits his desk, the networking geeks who are serious about freedom of information will have an open-source protocol up on Wikileaks for how to circumvent it.

"The Internet treats censorship as damage and routes around it." -- John Gilmore

I can think of several ways to move traffic right around the roadblocks such that MMORPGs, downloads, and multimedia are all that are really affected, and critical multimedia (news) goes right through. That's utilizing only the portions of telecom infrastructure that he cannot take down without destroying the country.

I can think of them right off the top of my head, and I'm not even a networking geek.

This is like saying a bill gives the president authority to blow up all bridges into and out of all major cities. You can say he can do it, sure. Theoretically he could do it. Practically speaking, you're giving the guy power to blow up all the bridges when the populace has the disaster planning for starting up ferries and prioritizing traffic across them already sufficiently in place.

Sound and fury, signifying only that politicians are idiots generally and the current*** crop of politicians are tyrant-wannabe idiots.

*** Don't get your knickers in a knot, people. By calling this set a bunch of tyrant-wannabes I am not labeling any other particular set as the guys in the white hats (c.f. "The Year They Hanged the Lawyers.")

Date: 2009-08-31 02:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mightyix.livejournal.com
You are aware that all traffic on the US internet routes through a relative small handful of nodes that can easily block anything but approved ISPs coming down specific physical lines. This means that they can shut down just about anything they want and block ALL international connections.


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