Last week again saw strong discussions on the changes happening on the Internet, this time fueled by an video where Lawrence Lessig provided insides on an potential i-Patriot Act ante portas – similar to the 9/11 crashing of civil rights. Watch the video or read the highlights of it – the points raised make a lot of sense in the context of the changes seen the last 12/24 months.
When listening to the discussions it reminded us of the song “The day the routers died” from the RIPE 55 conference. While definitely not intended to be political in the context of an i-Patriot act it gets a completely new twist (particularly some of the verses).
From the song:
“When the packets flowed from A to B
via routers that could talk IP
There was data..that could be exchanged between you and me….
I went down to the net cafe
that I used to visit everyday
But the man there said I might as well just leave…
And now we’ve all lost our purpose..
my cisco shares completely worthless…
And now we’re bearing all the scars
and all my traceroutes showing stars…
the packets would travel faster in cars…
the day….the routers died
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To start the weekend with a good smile here’s a “reminder” to one of the best editions of Jimmy Kimmel’s Unnecessary censorship.
The BBC today has an article online about Wikileaks.org, a website that allows whistle-blowers to anonymously post government and corporate documents.
The “BBC reports” that “…following a California court ruling, the site been taken offline in the US…” Well seemingly that’s not completely true. You won’t get access to the site via wikileaks.org but that’s because the DNS server entries have been deleted.
But hey – there are other ways. You can access the site’s content at other servers on the Internet (see image below). We suggest searching for the web site’s name and DNS and you might find it yourself. Popular bookmarking sites might also turn out helpful.
While you can question the motives why people upload documents to this site or even question the content of some of them, Wikileaks.org definitely had a rough ride the last days.
Within days they endured a fire in their server room, massive DDoS attacks and censorship threats…
This is to cheer up some of you after the Google stock price seems to be falling and falling and falling.
We finally found the reason why this is happening: “…and I have it on good authority. If you type Google into Google you can break the Internet…“
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