Linked by snydeq on Tue 31st Jan 2012 22:14 UTC
Legal With so many threats to a free and open Internet, sooner or later, people will need to arm themselves for the fight, writes Deep End's Paul Venezia. 'If the baboons succeed in constraining speech and information flow on the broader Internet, the new Internet will emerge quickly. For an analogy, consider the iPhone and the efforts of a few smart hackers who have allowed anyone to jailbreak an iPhone with only a small downloaded app and a few minutes,' Venezia writes. 'All that scenario would require would be a way to wrap up existing technologies into a nice, easily-installed package available through any number of methods. Picture the harrowing future of rampant Internet take-downs and censorship, and then picture a single installer that runs under Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux that installs tor, tools to leverage alternative DNS servers, anonymizing proxies, and even private VPN services. A few clicks of the mouse, and suddenly that machine would be able to access sites "banned" through general means.'
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Bad feelings
by caruccio on Tue 31st Jan 2012 23:01 UTC
caruccio
Member since:
2010-10-19

We must remember that for most people on internet today, "the internet" is only facebook. So, why should they care? They just want to be "boxed" and share photos with family and friends while insulting each other.

People with minimal discernment are minority. Easy to 'seek and destroy' (to quote J. Hetfield).

Internet is gone, nothing we can do here. Lets move on and find another tool.

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RE: Bad feelings
by joehms22 on Tue 31st Jan 2012 23:26 in reply to "Bad feelings"
joehms22 Member since:
2011-08-01

Reincarnate Usenet anyone?

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RE[2]: Bad feelings
by marcp on Wed 1st Feb 2012 07:46 in reply to "RE: Bad feelings"
marcp Member since:
2007-11-23

Reincarnate huge floppies? they're so practical.

Usenet was kinda hard to use for a normal, regular person. It may be the refuge for geeks only.

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RE: Bad feelings
by Anonymous Penguin on Wed 1st Feb 2012 00:49 in reply to "Bad feelings"
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

We must remember that for most people on internet today, "the internet" is only facebook.


For many, maybe. For most, I don't think so. I do have a FB account, and I don't spend more than 10 or 20 minutes a day on it. But then I am also the administrator of a technical forum with 800,000+ users and visitors in excess of 2,000 during the day.
And let's be honest, how do many people use most of their internet bandwidth? Downloading.

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RE[2]: Bad feelings
by Not2Sure on Wed 1st Feb 2012 06:37 in reply to "RE: Bad feelings"
Not2Sure Member since:
2009-12-07

And let's be honest, how do many people use most of their internet bandwidth? Downloading.


Isn't Netflix now responsible for some majority share of all bandwidth consumed?

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RE: Bad feelings
by marcp on Wed 1st Feb 2012 07:45 in reply to "Bad feelings"
marcp Member since:
2007-11-23

Yeah, right. And Radio is all gone because of TV. Books are gone too ... come on! get real and cure your unreasonable pessimism.

I do - however - agree [to some extend] with FB part of your post.

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RE: Bad feelings
by zima on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 01:05 in reply to "Bad feelings"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I believe you are mistaken, even grossly inaccurate...

...people generally don't insult each other on FB - they are circle-jerking themselves (well, and their small babies, in a way; or at least pictures of them)


But seriously, ultimately the internet is only... network of networks. We can add another to it, one that's hiding (or maybe, at worst, is largely on the ~side, like municipal networks in various technologies, with some inter-city links - even independent, like optical or backup radio / directed ~wifi, when weather is worse ...intercontinental would be a problem; still, it will be probably largely the "hiding" variant)

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