Thursday, February 27, 2014

What the Internet Will Look Like After the Zombie Apocalypse


I can see a certain use for this in the hills of Morocco! -AK

http://www.rootsimple.com/2014/02/what-the-internet-will-look-like-after-the-zombie-apocalypse/

What the Internet Will Look Like After the Zombie Apocalypse


Mr. Homegrown
February 27, 2014

Enterprising amateur radio operators in Texas, over the past several years, have created a wireless high speed data network, called HSMM-MESH or Broadband-Hamnet, completely independent of the internet. The map above is the network built by HAMs in Austin, Texas. Basically it’s a bunch of hacked Linksys routers connecting wirelessly over a wide area. Plug a laptop into any of the routers and you can trade messages, files and live video back and forth.

This is possible because it just happens that the frequency range of off the shelf wireless routers overlaps with amateur radio frequencies making it legal for HAMs to boost the range of these devices. That and the fact that several models of ubiquitous Linksys routers are cheap and easy to hack.


Photo: Texas Ham Radio

All you do is take your Linksys router, screw in a better antenna (note the one above made with a tin can), load some open source software on to it, scatter them around town and you’ve got a wireless data network. Note that the routers in this configuration are communicating with each other. To hook your laptop into the network you have to connect it via an Ethernet cable to one of the nodes or set up a wi-fi network at a node. The routers can even be powered by small 12 volt batteries or solar panels. To be clear, this is a wireless network that is independent of the internet (though you could route the internet over it). Such a network could be used in an emergency such as an earthquake or weather event to send digital messages. It’s also the means by which I could continue to send out cute cat photos even if things go full-on Cormac McCarthy

You could use this same hack, not exactly legally, to solve networking problems in a large house, business or rural property. And the same method has been used to set up data networks in developing countries. In practice it’s doubtful that the Man would ever get around to busting someone without a HAM license from setting up a network or routing the internet over it. As long as you’ve got line of sight between your antennas it’s possible to send information over impressive distances–with the right antenna, some HAMs have managed to get the signal out as far as ten miles with a stock router and no boost in power. And the network is self healing. If one router goes out the other routers take on the traffic.

For more info on how to set up a network like this see www.broadband-hamnet.org. or watch this series of videos. There’s also a free e-Book: Wireless Networking in the Developing World.

Cat photo kidding aside, this relatively simply hack has potential to help a lot of people.

This post was inspired by a lecture given by Gary Wong, W6GSW at the Pasadena Radio Club.

Court Rules Off-The-Grid Living Is Illegal



I love the transparency!  Court, Government (and the international system of codes) and Banking all neatly tied together in perpetuating the slavery system.   Courts are making themselves the laughing stock of humanity.  Such shameless bafoonery!  HAHAHA!!! -AK

Court Rules Off-The-Grid Living Is Illegal

Written by: Daniel Jennings Current Events February 22, 2014

robin speronis off the grid courtLiving off the grid is illegal in Cape Coral, Florida, according to a court ruling Thursday.

Special Magistrate Harold S. Eskin ruled that the city’s codes allow Robin Speronis to live without utility power but she is still required to hook her home to the city’s water system. Her alternative source of power must be approved by the city, Eskin said.

As previously reported in Off The Grid News, Speronis has been fighting the city of Cape Coral since November when a code enforcement officer tried to evict her from her home for living without utilities. The city contends that Speronis violated the International Property Maintenance Code by relying on rain water instead of the city water system and solar panels instead of the electric grid.

“It was a mental fistfight,” Speronis’ attorney Todd Allen said of Eskin’s review of his clients’ case. “There’s an inherent conflict in the code.”

Part of the conflict: She must hook up to the water system, although officials acknowledge she does not have to use it.

Removing the Shackles: MISSION I”M POSSIBLE 3: MEETS HOPE GIRL LIVE ON AIR





Posted by D. at http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.com/2014/02/mission-im-possible-3-meets-hope-girl.html

Thursday, 27 February 2014
MISSION I”M POSSIBLE 3: MEETS HOPE GIRL LIVE ON AIR

This is the MOMENT of CHANGE!

We all have parts to play in bringing forward.  So many pieces of the puzzle are being put into place by many groups and many people.  This is the TIME for working together and bringing people and groups together to find the pieces that create a whole new NOW.

I will be doing a recorded call with Hope ... as soon as I get decent enough internet to manage it, lol.  Nick will be with me on the call to discuss the technical aspects of the QEG.  Hopefully we will be able to arrange it very soon.

Please listen in to the I'M Possible radio show on Friday night when Dave has HopeGirl on to discuss several important aspects of the QEG.


Feb 25 2014

MISSION I”M POSSIBLE 3: MEETS HOPE GIRL LIVE ON AIR : FRIDAY 28TH FEB 8:00pm EST: HOW QEG IS TO BE ….OPEN SOURCED
MISSION I”M POSSIBLE 3

By Brian Kelly

QUANTUM ENERGY GENERATOR: QEG:
Public Advisory:

3D Printing Energy Global Networks and members of our MISSION I’M POSSIBLE team welcome Hope Girl and The QEG team to discussion on Expanding U Radio on the 28th February Friday evening.

EST 8:00pm 5:00Pm PST and over in Sidney 12 noon Saturday 1st March.


http://www.blogtalkradio.com/expandinguradio



QEG in a nutshell is a 10-15KVA Generator that needs no fuel  and the designs and plans are going viral in an open source manner.

Hope Girl is the instigator of the release of those plans and we at Mission I’M Possible are delighted to get this opportunity to discuss this live on air with our team.


QEG ( Quantum Energy Generator) Click on Pic link below to learn more:



Here is the latest Hope Girl transcript of events as they unfold:

Managing Expectations for QEG Distribution: Important Information
February 22, 2014

More updates from Hope and FTW. We are in the process of making arrangements for the community we are setting up here in Morocco to be the main distribution hub for QEG’s in Africa. This is NOT about making $$. It’s about getting the devices into the hands of the people who need them most. After a few incredible Skype conversations over the last few weeks with Hope I’m convinced she is the perfect person to spearhead this project. Her sheer brilliance, heart of gold and pure intentions will ensure her success. As she says below, it has never been done like this before. It is the open sourced aspect of this development combined with her plans for distribution which will ensure everything falls right into place, as planned. It’s time to change the world. ~Brian Kelly

If you would like to support Hope, here is the link to her Gofundme campaign: http://www.gofundme.com/hopegirlfixtheworldqeg

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