On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 05:15:39PM -0400, DAve wrote: > Steve Franks wrote: > >So call me a sociopath, but times are a bit scary. I'd like to do the > >2000's equivalent of the 1960's bomb shelter, and have my very own > >snapshot in case of major local/regional internet disruption, etc. > > > >What would be the best way to go about this. I see with <1T words, it > >appears doable on current technology. Maybe they should offer a > >snapshot on DVDs or disk as a fundraiser? I'd drop $300 for some sort > >of officially licenced copy, I suspect there are other freaks that > >would too... > > When the world gets that bad, Wikipedia is the least of my concerns, > slightly ahead of who is winning American Idol. If it comes to the point > the internet goes down for a long period of time, that $300 is better > spent on a garden. > > Just my thoughts.
Actually . . . if things get that bad, you're going to need some firepower to protect your garden (and everything else you don't want taken from you by force). To properly protect a garden, you'd need to make it a community farm, with community members who have and will use firearms to protect it (and your Wikipedia mirror). Of course, I greatly admire the impulse to protect the collected knowledge of Wikipedia from disaster. It's also practical -- because it contains a lot of information that might be of use (including good subsistence gardening information, for those of us who don't have naturally green thumbs). Them's are just *my* thoughts. -- Chad Perrin [ content licensed PDL: http://pdl.apotheon.org ] Larry Wall: "Perl is, in intent, a cleaned up and summarized version of that wonderful semi-natural language known as 'Unix'."
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