originally posted by: Byrd
The "ark" sounds a lot like the Wayback Machine and archive.org. Its safety (and relative immunity to hacking) lies in its being hosted in a lot of
places, not just one vulnerable place.
Also...there's a problem of data formats. There's a lot of abandoned word processors and so forth (databases in particular) that are almost
...and then there's the language problem. All languages? If so, how do you reliably search your catalogue?
Never heard of the "wayback machine" will have to look in to it. The ARK would essentially be like a time capsule as someone else put it.
Hacking im not sure would be much of an issue since mlst of the data would be commonly found with a simple google search and not very pertinent to
everyday life as we have it at our finger tips now upon request. The only variants of information stored on it would be that that is loaded on via the
user such as music, movies, pics, ect person stuff.
This system i would envision would be brought out if the internet and information systems were down and out for some time due to what ever reason may
occur. So having backed up cook books, repair manuals, electrical diagrams, maps of various types, medical training aids, homesteading knowledge ect
would give the user an edge over the next guy without it. Throw in the family photos and some home videos and it would prove invaluable to some.
There would be various language aids, dictionaries, ect saved in the systems (and were talking 1,100 or better Terabytes, plenty of room) As well as
voice/text translators, think like what google has now. Not ALL languages but the most common. As far as searching catalogs it would take some time
when initially setting up say from English to Russian or Chinese but the way i look at it is this; The whole system is composed of 10 separate
independent running mini computers (2x for Windows, Android, Mac, Linux, Raspberry Pi) and then all have access to 1 shared external HDD to the the
pcs, internal to the system.
All 5 OS's would be able to run at the same time if the user wished, but only 1 of each would be functional at a time unless say a major file is
corrupted and you need to reformat and reinstall w.e. os needs it, then the back up mini for that os would be booted while the original goes through
its needed reinstallation. At initial setup or resetup your are usually prompted with the question of which language you would like to continue in,
which is built in to most of these OS's.
Im almost certian i havent explained this well enough to show why its so complex so please allow me if you will follow to show i.e. a scenario if you
For w.e. reason you wake up to a major collapse or grid down situation.
You pull your Ark out, pop the lid, set up your 5 mini monitors and start booting up your 5 main units, or even just one if you wish. You now have at
your finger tips a vast collection information, knowledge, designs, and some entertainment if you fancy that at the time.
Of course if you have an ARK your most likely the type of person that plans ahead, likes to be multiskilled, and hone said skills, but lets face it,
your human. You forget things, or maybe you didn't get far enough into w.e training may be pertinent at this time such as oh medical, carpentry,
this little guy can aid you with not only txts, but pictures, videos, charts, ect. your only hold back at this point wouldnt be from not knowing, but
not being able to execute or follow direction that is done for you on screen.
Lets fast forward a bit. Things are still down Your running ARK, things form you have been not as bad as it has for some, youve got a garden growing,
youve got electricity, learned "how to" alot of things thanks to ARK.
Your out and about amd find or even have people coming to you with devices that just arnt working and ask for you to see what you can do.
Lets say youve only been running the Windows or Android pcs cause that what your used to and comfortable with, but what you have infront of you is a
darn Mac or Linux OS device that you want some information off of.
Your go to pc is already up so you do some research into it and find out how to go about taking out a hard drive from a device, whats needed to try
and extract said data ect ect.
Not very easily if possible at all are you going to be able to accurately read that completely different oss files from the one you are comfortable
on, so you boot up your Linux (or w.e. it may be closest to) mini, hook in the target device and luckly are able to start checking it out. You come
acrossed alot of good information or something worth retrieving/cloning. But after some time of exploring you get a pop up saying your system has been
infected or corrupted due to something you opened.
You can now prepare the current Linux system to reformat, wipe, and reinstall it self to that mini, but lets say things are time sensitive, so you
boot up your 2nd (backup) Linux system, this time you know what files you are after, since being able to explore with the earlier system, your in and
out without problem all while your other system restores it self to the previous working functional state.
That was fun exploring new stuff but your an Andriod guy so back to your comfort system, thank ARK for the flexibility of the system though, you just
got some things on trade for helping someone out, or got new tunes to listen to, or w.e. the case maybe for going into the outside device.
There are a multitude of other functions that ARK would be able to preform but ill leave that to the imagination for now.
If youve cared to read all this i know its alot, and i have left something out or youd like to converse on it more, id love to, i can talk about this
day in and day out. Aswell as my other wishful projects which i believe the only other main one that i left out would be project Orion, which is plans
for a personal aviation vehicle