posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 09:58 AM
Well, if the situation means that you have to bug out and hide out in the wilderness for a while, sorry bud, but you are out of luck as far as
communication goes. Make sure you have a CB radio with you so you can at least make an attempt to find others around you. Also a police scanner would
come in very handy if you are trying to stay "off the radar". Only problem is the newer ones which actually cover the new police frequency bands
will run you close to 1000+ bucks.
But, for the rest of us who can manage to jack back into the internet somewhere, maybe dialup, wifi, whatever you can get.. I think IRC would be our
best bet. Does ATS have an IRC channel?? IRC has been around since before dinosaurs so I think that even if Internet 2 becomes a reality, there will
still be IRC servers running, and even on low bandwidth you can easily hop on. We could use something that has a large backbone of servers such as
EFNet for example, that way even if say half the EFNet servers are taken out in an event, we will all still be able to communicate in a particular
channel. Its also very easy to monitor who comes in and out of the room, so we can filter out military and other types of unwanted IP ranges.
(Obviously this can be spoofed, but not much you can do about that)
If ATS does NOT have a channel, I'd be more than willing to get one started. It wouldn't have to be affiliated with ATS, but I think it would be a
good idea to at least get something started, just for backup. What do you guys think?