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Monday, July 19, 2010

Testing The Internet "Kill Switch"

Please read all of Ms. Wolfe's latest, including the embedded links. Note especially the practices of our financial overlords in the People's Republic of China regarding information control and shaping.

See also this piece by Wendy McElroy.

Do you understand yet?

Have you downloaded softcopy (and printed hardcopy, in many cases) of everything you might need soon?

Why not?

Tempus fugit.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok folks, see all those "shooting resources" to your left? Many are in PDF format. Get a memory stick and download.

I already have 9 gigabytes of this stuff from various sources throughout the internet.

I am also going to help you out here.

Go to:


And PLEASE ... right click and SAVE AS. Don't open the PDF's then download. Respect the mans bandwidth!

July 20, 2010 at 3:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is just another straw in the wind. It's a gambit by the PTB to see how the serfs will react. Get literate on what you need right now. The next false flag may come soon and give Barry and his Band of Renown all the justification they need to shut down or really limit your net access. Alea iacta est.

July 20, 2010 at 4:09 AM  
Anonymous T.A.M.N. said...

There are some who know how to keep it going without an internet. Find and join your local militia.

July 20, 2010 at 5:43 AM  
Blogger Tam said...

Although a timely reminder to have your data local, it's worth noting that a single server being physically seized as part of a search warrant is not the same thing as the proposed "internet kill switch".

There was a lot of "crying wolf" on this issue. My side does that a lot. Do it too much, and people won't pay attention when canis lupus really does show up.

July 20, 2010 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Concerned American said...

Agreed, Tam. It's why I did not just on the "73000" story when it broke.

July 20, 2010 at 12:58 PM  
OpenID gardenserf said...

There will come a time when if it's not on paper or saved on a solar-powered isolated laptop that you won't have it.

I should probably do a blog post about some of the ways this can be done --it's quite easy-- but then my blog would disappear. There is also notching out...well, maybe I shouldn't write anymore...

July 20, 2010 at 2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I wouldn't put the info on a laptop ONLY - hard drives can lose data in all kinds of ways. I am backing up critical data on CDs, which are not subject to being wiped out with an EMP or solar storm. All you need to retrieve the information is a working computer with Adobe Reader. I would recommend a netbook with a DVD/CD drive, double nested in Faraday cages to make sure that you have a working device.

Maybe that's a bit much for the average person, but at least download critical knowledge - on farming/gardening, chemistry, firearms manuals, etc. - onto CDs to preserve them.

July 20, 2010 at 11:17 PM  
Blogger Dedicated_Dad said...

The article says: "...It's times like this that I'm glad we host our own independent blog on our own independent (rented) webserver with our own domain name. If someone wants to take down our blog, only we are affected, and they have to talk to us. If someone else's blog gets taken down, we're not affected..."

Delusional - or misinformed.

"Hosting" services may have numerous of domains on a single server, but more likely they're all "virtual" servers being hosted on a "farm" of physical ones.

Unless you have your own physical server in a physical location only you control, the same thing could happen to you.

In this case, there's simply no way that 73000 websites/blogs/whatever existed on a single physical server chassis. In order to make this happen, the piggies must have siezed the entire RAID farm - dozens or hundreds of disk-drives containing all the data for all the sites they serve.

If so, there's simply no excuse for such a siezure. It would be a trivial matter to give them an "image" of the entire disk-partition belonging to the nefarious site(s) -- a bit-for-bit copy of all data thereon.

Bottom line: abuse of authority.

Also, to the "CD" person -- CDs are *FAR* from indestructible, and the garbage-quality "blanks" most of us buy won't even last in an average HOME for more than a couple of years.

The "TOP" side is actually the most vulnerable - the "bottom" can be shaved away and still read the disk but a simple scratch through the "label" side and the disk is FUBAR...

Bottom line: you need to give some serious thought to your archival methods if you're relying on CD/DVDs to do the job. Good packaging, proper climate-control, humidity, ALL must be carefully controlled...


July 21, 2010 at 5:12 AM  
Blogger Dedicated_Dad said...

Oh, one more thing to Anon #1: Displaying a .pdf then saving uses no more bandwidth than right-click/save-as.

In both cases the file is downloaded to your machine - the only difference is whether it's then opened or not...


July 21, 2010 at 5:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has way more to do with a cowardly hosting company than it does .gov

Heck, we get calls to not destroy logs and send the data off to various agencies all the time - we have a form letter for it.

Show us the warrant.

No one is shutting down a damn thing - educate yourself.

Some of us running the infrastructure are paying attention, running Tor nodes and shredding log files.

-Rhett III

July 22, 2010 at 12:53 AM  
Anonymous aughtsix said...

Anyone remember a quaint little storage device called a "book"?

Got a printer?

So I'm old school. I was born in the last millennium!



July 24, 2010 at 5:07 AM  

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