In England some people have decided to do something about what they feel is a slipping in their computer skills as a nation, They have been working on a $25.00 solution. The Raspberry Pi. The boards are slowly being let out to the legions of waiting hackers ( I expect to get mine at around the middle of April. The Raspberry Pi has created a lot of chatter and plans. It will be able to run several OS systems including some pretty robust Linux based systems, complete with the standard development tools. Of all the different plans and hacks, the strangest idea may be comming from the folks at The Pirate Bay.
The idea is to set up drones flying over international waters and using the a Raspberry Pi as a portal to route traffic to secret ground based systems. In a blog posting yesterday The Pirate Bay folks laid out their plans.
With the development of GPS controlled drones, far-reaching cheap radio equipment and tiny new computers like the Raspberry Pi, we’re going to experiment with sending out some small drones that will float some kilometers up in the air. This way our machines will have to be shut down with aeroplanes in order to shut down the system. A real act of war.
We’re just starting so we haven’t figured everything out yet. But we can’t limit ourselves to hosting things just on land anymore. These Low Orbit Server Stations (LOSS) are just the first attempt. With modern radio transmitters we can get over 100Mbps per node up to 50km away. For the proxy system we’re building, that’s more than enough.
But when time comes we will host in all parts of the galaxy, being true to our slogan of being the galaxy’s most resilient system. And all of the parts we’ll use to build thatsystem on will be downloadable.
They aren’t without their critics, and while I believe the future belong to those who take bold steps, I cant help but wonder what these guys are smoking and what tint of purple haze are they in while they type this stuff.
Just wondering ..