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Forum Post: What to do if the govt shuts down cell/wifi at a protest:

Posted 1 year ago on April 18, 2013, 5:39 p.m. EST by thenewgreen (170)
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Communication is a key component of mobilization. When at a rally or protest, the govt could potentially block cellular and wifi capabilities. That could be a reason to get TIN CAN. Be prepared:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hubski/tin-can-text-messages-without-the-internet?ref=live

Help us make this a reality. We may need it.

Keep up the good fight!

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[-] 2 points by ZenDog (13470) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

it's kinda brilliant - but I'm sure there are both up and down sides to it in a post 1984, brave new world . . . .

Where is V? He could make it work. As for the rest of us, I'm not so sure.

[-] 1 points by thenewgreen (170) 1 year ago

It is one of those things you will not realize you need till you need it. Beyond utility, it could also be interesting to see how information travels like this. Scaling will be the issue. I hope it comes to fruition. Thanks for the reply.

[-] 0 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

Local area networks are not a big issue for those in the know.

Power isn't a problem either. Most appliances in the coms range are stepped down to voltages applicable to DC 12V or lower.