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  1. #1 The Outernet 
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    Don't know much details yet, but I do dig the idea... https://www.outernet.is


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    Don't go there, clicking the link gives a security warning, also it isn't the first time this member has posted spam.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    Don't go there, clicking the link gives a security warning, also it isn't the first time this member has posted spam.

    My browser (Google Chrome) does not give a security warning. It seems safe to me.
    "The only safe rule is to dispute only with those of your acquaintance of whom you know that they possess sufficient intelligence and self-respect not to advance absurdities; to appeal to reason and not to authority, and to listen to reason and yield to it; and, finally, to be willing to accept reason even from an opponent, and to be just enough to bear being proved to be in the wrong."

    ~ Arthur Schopenhauer, The Art of Being Right: 38 Ways to Win an Argument (1831), Stratagem XXXVIII.
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    Fair enough but mine really didn't like it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogito Ergo Sum View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    Don't go there, clicking the link gives a security warning, also it isn't the first time this member has posted spam.

    My browser (Google Chrome) does not give a security warning. It seems safe to me.
    I have used Chrome, but usually use Opera and it doesn't either. I use Avast free , and it is ok with it as well.

    Well, here are the ideas:

    INFORMATION FOR THE WORLD FROM OUTER SPACE

    Unrestricted, globally accessible, broadcast data.
    Quality content from all over the Internet.
    Available to all of humanity.
    For free.


    By leveraging datacasting technology over a low-cost satellite constellation, Outernet is able to bypass censorship, ensure privacy, and offer a universally-accessible information service at no cost to global citizens. It's the modern version of shortwave radio, or BitTorrent from space.
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    Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. — Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    WHAT PROBLEM IS OUTERNET SOLVING?

    There are more computing devices in the world than people, yet less than40% of the global population has access to the wealth of knowledge found on the Internet. The price of smartphones and tablets is dropping year after year, but the price of data in many parts of the world continues to be unaffordable for the majority of global citizens. In some places, such as rural areas and remote regions, cell towers and Internet cables simply don't exist. The primary objective of Outernet is to bridge the global information divide.
    Broadcasting data allows citizens to reduce their reliance on costly Internet data plans in places where monthly fees are too expensive for average citizens. And offering continuously updated web content from space bypasses censorship of the Internet. An additional benefit of a unidirectional information network is the creation of a global notification system during emergencies and natural disasters.Access to knowledge and information is a human right and Outernet will guarantee this right by taking a practical approach to information delivery. By broadcasting digital content to mobile devices, simple antennae, and existing satellite dishes, a basic level of news, information, education, and entertainment will be available to all of humanity.

    HOW DOES IT WORK?

    Outernet will utilize a constellation of low-cost, miniature satellites and existing infrastructure in geostationary orbit. In both cases, satellites receive content from the web through a network of ground stations which uplink content that the community has collectively requested. The data packets are broadcast in loops so that poor signal quality does not prevent continous updating of content. In order to serve the widest possible audience, Outernet utilizes globally-accepted, standards-based protocols, such asDVB, and sessionless WiFi multicasting.
    Citizens from all over the world, through SMS and feature-phone apps, participate in building the information priority list. Users of Outernet's website also make suggestions for content to broadcast; lack of an Internet connection should not prevent anyone from learning about current events, trending topics, and innovative ideas.

    WHAT WILL OUTERNET DELIVER?

    NEWS AND INFORMATION

    APPLICATIONS AND CONTENT

    EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS



    PROJECT TIMELINE

    • DECEMBER 2013

      Phase I Technical Assessment
    • JULY 2014

      Development of prototype satellites and begin data broadcasts over Ku-band spot beams.
    • SEPTEMBER 2014

      Transmission testing in flight-like environments (requesting time on the International Space Station throughNanoRacks External Platform)
    • JANUARY 2015

      Launch and testing of demonstration satellites
    • APRIL 2015

      Establish manufacturing process for nanosatellite production
    • JUNE 2015

      Begin deployment of Outernet as launch schedule permits

    WHO IS BUILDING OUTERNET?


    HELP US BUILD THE FUTURE

    Imagine 4-billion additional participants in the global marketplace of ideas. Imagine the avalanche of creativity, innovation, and invention. Imagine universal access to information, regardless of income, infrastructure, or geography.

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    Haven't read too much of this, but it belongs in technology/engineering rather than natural sciences.

    Electronics will do.
    "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." Winston Churchill
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    How does one access it? obviously by not yelling "here free internet, heRE free internet"
    "Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."
    President Dwight Eisenhower
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    It is in work in New York. It is not available yet. https://www.outernet.is
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