World War III: China, Computers & Freedom

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Mon, 01/25/2010 - 23:38 | 206070 Chopshop
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... and now that Fib woke up, the embedded video works too!

the irony of writing of 'the internet' and failing to successfully embed a youtube video is simply Alanis-esque; lol.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 22:49 | 206033 Thorny Xi
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Intelligent company IT directors and "sovereign individuals" (see the book of the same name, circa 1996, by Lord William Rees Mogg for the actual definition) would be well served to find satellite based private network connections to DNS and routing services outside of the USA before this battle heats up, since it's probably just cover for the firewalling of this country. While most routing still requires a pass through the USA, that will change quickly enough if need arises.  Those with unobstructed connections to the 'net offshore, even if in standby mode, will be glad they took the time to find the backup.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 22:33 | 206016 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Economic netizen war!  stock up on silver soldier.....

technological "green" revolution?  hill to feed starving with ifood.

and she is hypocritical in regards to media censorship.  I will ask of the American nation, "What media?"

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 21:34 | 205969 bugs_
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Thanks Chopshop.  I am so glad Al Gore invented the new battlefield.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 22:54 | 206041 Chopshop
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my pleasure, bugs_.

thanks for taking the time to read & leave a comment.

if only Keynes' flippity-floppity background was as well documented / criticized as Senor Lockbox' ....

bottom line as per the r-tickle and the cumulative thread itself ~ can anyoneimagine what'd happen if the Internet in aggregate was off-line for 5 minutes, let alone 5 hours ??

Tue, 01/26/2010 - 12:24 | 206417 bugs_
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Southpark (total visionaries) already painted a picture for us.


Mon, 01/25/2010 - 20:29 | 205896 trillionaire
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In the marketplace of ideas, how many are choosing to install the Chinese (or any other nation's) firewall on their computer?

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 21:29 | 205965 Shameful
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Well looks like the Australian gov likes their style as far as net censorship goes.

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 19:59 | 205873 Shameful
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Awesome, can't wait to see more on this!  Only makes sense this war be fought online, after all I've been hearing an anti-China drumbeat for a while.  But here I thought it was going to stay mostly in the currency and commodity markets.

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