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Seth King
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« on: January 18, 2012, 01:41:42 PM »

I'm not participating in the SOPA blackout today for a few reasons.

1. I don't really have the skills to alter my website in any sort of fancy way like Daily Paul or Wikipedia.

2. While I love the idea of the blackout to make a point, I don't like the conclusions that are prevalent of begging your Congressman to not pass the laws.

This really should be a wake up call for all of the techies out there to put more time and resources into the darknet or something. When TARP passed there were 99 people calling Congress critters opposing TARP for every 1 calling in favor. SOPA and PIPA will pass eventually one way or another, even if they have to sneak it in.
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 01:47:48 PM »

No real point to blackout an anarchist site.  Visitors would just think it is normal.


I like your thinking.  It is more along the lines of the pirate bay. 
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012, 07:58:09 PM »

I agree with the begging part. People seem to miss that if they didn't respect the gov's rules they wouldn't have to beg for mercy in the first place.

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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2012, 04:25:49 PM »

I think a more effective blackout would be for Google to cut of all services for a day.

No Google searches
No GMail
No YouTube
No Blogger
No Android sync
etc

THAT would have an impact.
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2012, 04:32:33 PM »

I think a more effective blackout would be for Google to cut of all services for a day.

No Google searches
No GMail
No YouTube
No Blogger
No Android sync
etc

THAT would have an impact.

A lot of businesses rely on them at this point.  They might end up in lawsuits for intentional disruption.  The government gets to say if they pay out or not.  That would be a bad position to be in. 
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2012, 07:46:36 PM »

http://rt.com/usa/news/anonymous-doj-universal-sopa-235/

Megaupload was raided, and hackers went offensive. 
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2012, 08:43:30 PM »

I think a more effective blackout would be for Google to cut of all services for a day.

No Google searches
No GMail
No YouTube
No Blogger
No Android sync
etc

THAT would have an impact.

The above, for a few hours (up to a day?), MIGHT be effective to get the average joe to contact their congresscritter.  What I would like to see is a Google block on ALL .gov addresses for at least a week (I'd prefer it permanent).
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2012, 09:35:27 PM »

http://rt.com/usa/news/anonymous-doj-universal-sopa-235/

Megaupload was raided, and hackers went offensive. 
Badass!
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2012, 10:16:59 PM »

Whoah. I'm not sure how such a decentralized group is able to do something like that.
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2012, 10:19:30 PM »

They basically have an army of infected computers that can ping the hell out of servers till they crash.
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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2012, 02:41:59 PM »

They basically have an army of infected computers that can ping the hell out of servers till they crash.
There might be some botnets involved, but that may not be the entire picture, there are tons and tons of script kiddies running LOIC also.. it's become fashionable in some circles to take part in these things and feel like they're in anon...

As far as the SOPA thing, I don't really care much about it.. whatever they do will be worked around in some fashion.  If the tools don't exist already, someone will create them.  I prefer to ignore the government as much as possible.
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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2012, 04:15:58 PM »

They basically have an army of infected computers that can ping the hell out of servers till they crash.
There might be some botnets involved, but that may not be the entire picture, there are tons and tons of script kiddies running LOIC also.. it's become fashionable in some circles to take part in these things and feel like they're in anon...

As far as the SOPA thing, I don't really care much about it.. whatever they do will be worked around in some fashion.  If the tools don't exist already, someone will create them.  I prefer to ignore the government as much as possible.
Exactly. They'll do what they want, whether it's legal or not (i.e. 90% of what they do, according to the minarchists' beloved constitution).
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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2012, 02:36:34 AM »

They didn't need SOPA to take down Megaupload, and they were hosted all the way across the globe in New Zealand.
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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2012, 07:26:12 AM »

They didn't need SOPA to take down Megaupload, and they were hosted all the way across the globe in New Zealand.

... and it was a hong kong company.
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« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2012, 04:32:47 PM »

Try this on for size: http://youtu.be/qPEeaxI0OPU
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