peaking of crashes, a reader from the UK sent along this note about government planning to reboot the internet after a catastrophe:
Relevant to the memes of Internet Kill Switches, this little article made front page in the London local paper “Metro”, a free paper (funded by advertisers) distributed to London commuters. Doesn’t seem to have been picked up by too many other sources – maybe it’s not newsy enough.
Key quote: “UK businessman Paul Kane has been selected to form part of an elite “chain of trust” charged with rebooting the web in the event of a catastrophe that sees it having to be shut down, according to Metro…”
Been watching the whole “Internet Kill Switch” discussion with some concerns, since my consulting from the East Texas Outback depends on a robust net.
One thing that Clif mentioned in a chat earlier this week is that the ‘data gap’ which is evolving may turn out to be the turning off of a lot of blog sites. Think of it as an (only slightly) warmer and gentler form of net censorship.
We can see the topology of this news space changing dramatically based on two recent developments.
One is the evolution of serious legal action against web sites that are posting whole articles on the internet, and often with minimal or no attribution. A recent Wired story covered how this is developing. As tempting as reposting and cross posting of stories may be, it’s in the same dishonesty category as people who rip off my ebooks and distribute them as torrents, or the slime bags that rip off the www.halfpasdthuman.com reports.
It’s one thing to outline a context and link to source material – but its quite another to build a business on the backs of others. Original works and original contexting is one thing; wholesale theft of IP is another.
The other angle developing is the shutdown a week, or so back, of Blogetry.com operations hosted by Burst.net. The hosting company involved offered a press release explaining why 73,000 blogs were taken off line:
“July 19, 2010 – Scranton, PA - BurstNET Technologies, Inc™ (http://www.burst.net), the largest web hosting and co-location provider in the Northeast Pennsylvania (USA) region, has been the subject of recent news headlines regarding the termination of service to popular website Blogetery.com.
BurstNET® is releasing the following information, in order to set the record straight regarding the matter:
On the evening of July 9, 2010, BurstNET® received a notice of a critical nature from law enforcement officials, and was asked to provide information regarding ownership of the server hosting Blogetery.com. It was revealed that a link to terrorist material, including bomb-making instructions and an al-Qaeda “hit list”, had been posted to the site. Upon review, BurstNET® determined that the posted material, in addition to potentially inciting dangerous activities, specifically violated the BurstNET® Acceptable Use Policy. This policy strictly prohibits the posting of “terrorist propaganda, racist material, or bomb/weapon instructions”. Due to this violation and the fact that the site had a history of previous abuse, BurstNET® elected to immediately disable the system. “
Since the web bot project depends on postings made by the general public on discussion boards, the shutting down of 73,000 blogs at a whack turns off millions of words of context from which language shift can be evolved.
We hear that other governments are making similar moves, and a recent CBS News story about blogs being shut down in China is worth your time. Other countries are experimenting, too, such as Australia and I have to wonder if government rewiring there has something to do with Australia being 50th in global internet speed measurements done by Akamai Technologies.
As the summer progresses, I’ll be continuing to evolve ways to make sure UrbanSurvival and our premium www.peoplenomics.com content is still around. For now, seems pretty easy to accomplish: All that’s needed is to limit/eliminate public posting and keep content in line with common sense…not posting how to make a bomb details and such.
Still, the news space topology is changing and for anyone from rabid activists down to small home-based business users, it’s something to keep an eye on, along with internet ID plans which will no doubt follow a (real of put-up) terrorist attack on the net which could be sold as the reason for even further restrictions. And that could chill public discussion to such levels as to put a stake through the fledgling science of predictive linguistics.
Unless we roll into an SMS approach….hmmm….
Shake and Quake
Reader wants to know:
George, I think I have a fair grasp of what Clif and you do in the predictive linguistics. Therefore, I kind of know the answer to my question, but would appreciate it if you could address it and clarify the projected event coming on or near to this coming weekend as much as you can. My question is: What does the data show that keeps you/Clif from concluding the PNW EQ is not a North Korean nuke into Seattle, Portland or wherever hell they can hit?
Thanks, (Reader in Bend Oregon)
East answer! Things like War come from other entities. Earthquakes come from the collection of dots called the Terra entity. Things like North Korea, Bomb Iran, etc come from other entities like PTB or GlobalPop.
Which gets us to some noodling another reader offers as we blow out of town in advance of a possible Northwesty quake late this week…after hearing Clif on CoastToCoast Monday night:
Nice interview! I agree with the illmnti use of numerology to control! The year after 9/11 there was another terrorist attempt (unsuccessful) on 8/12. Maybe 10/10 of this year?
However, there are rules for the universe as to the use of the numbers. It must be for the right and not the wrong. Doing wrong can be done, however If I remember, this is one that the universe cuts off for incorrect use. Why 9/11 worked and 8/12 didn’t. Especially since we are entering the cycle of light, it may soon be impossible to use for self worth.
Earthquake! Wow. So on the waning of the full moon is where your data lays.
Scenario 1: PacNoWest earthquake in Seattle or north 20 miles into Canada. This scenario has a Mega thrust fault pushing inland and possible tidal wave and volcanic eruption within a month after. Recent activity off the southwest coast of Canada and small inland quakes support this. Bad scenario for the sound residents. Possible large loss of life.
Scenario 2: NorCal Earthquake of the San Andreas strike slip accompanied by a minor inland thrust. Quake would occur from Santa Cruz north to gold coast, but most likely near the bay area. Recent quakes on the San Andreas near the bay as well as quake directly inland as far as Reno support this. This would permanently destroy half the city of San Francisco if it hits too close as well as taking many lives and wiping out coastal towns . (e.g. Pacifica, Ca) of all life. The entrance to the S.F. bay would get more shallow. Possible tidal wave ( this one leaves me bothered when I block all out of my mind except the bay area – Could be the most probable).
Scenario 3: SoCal Earthquake of the San Andreas or San Jacinto at either Victorville or San Bernardino/Loma Linda area. May Continue to Lancaster or Bakersfield. Would cause widespread damage to IE, LA, orange county and Riverside. May shift sea levels at L.A and orange county bays and ports. Would be really expensive due to all the people that lived. However, it would be fixable with permanent change to some coastal cities. Will set the stage for more near salton sea quakes. Recent quakes near San Bernardino and a few smaller quakes making a direct line to the coast as well as a fewer yet larger string of quakes in calif. pointed toward Henderson NV, are in line with the string going toward the coast.
I pray for none of this!
But these seem most likely if the linguistics are correct…”
You might think so, but sorry to say, after you’ve been a time monk for a while one of the terrible truths that Clif has evolved is “If George can think it, that’s no doubt NOT going to happen…”
That said, you’ve thrown three darts, so here’s another dart from a different reader:
“If this quake unfolds as predicted (interesting that my dream a couple years back had a 9.6 affecting a region from the Lake Garibaldi provincial park in Canada, about 60 miles north of Vancouver, stretching down to Ft. Tejon in CA, had the date as January 29 … in this realm, it’s easy to confuse January with July), then I assume you’re going to be on the water when it occurs. Or maybe not. It had Seattle going underwater which would mean you’re going to be on the boat, like it or not … the point is, this could well be the end of emails through November when everything goes to Hell anyway (who knows what things are going to look like after that?). Remember that in the rebuilding effort, and the “enduring the shift” effort, my role is to develop and PROPAGATE tech that makes things happen. Agreeing on a simple radio frequency wouldn’t hurt. It could end up being the only way of making contact, down the road. Yes, it’s extreme, but it never hurts to prepare for the worst case scenario.
I personally like 3980 KHz (KILO Hertz, not MEGA) but most radios don’t go that low. You’re going to be on marine frequencies. If you have something specific in mind, I’m all ears (ho ho ho)…”
Hmnmm…already all in place…don’t need to reinvest anything – just get active in the National Traffic System which is designed to handle life & death matters, property, health & welfare traffic in event of a major emergency.
It’s a very well thought out system with local, district and section levels. One of the easiest ways to get involved is to join a local ham club. The Palestine, Texas ham cloud’s quarterly hamburger dinner is next Tuesday night at the club house. If you don’t live nearby (not expected) a visit to the www.arrl.org site can hook you up with a local club (with lesser burgers to offer than ours, of course) and you can get starts from there.
The most important part is becoming a regular on any of the traffic nets – such as the Maritime Mobile net on 20-meters (14,300 kHz USB) or a state level net like the Texas Traffic Net, nightly on 3873 kHz, LSB.
With a quake possible, good excuse to dust off the ham gear…
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