Skip to comments.Is it Time for All Good Americans to go Low Tech Once Again?
Posted on 06/17/2013 1:11:21 PM PDT by fwdude
Whether this latest scandal gets "resolved" or not, the cat is out of the bag - NONE of our private information is private. And with increasingly intricate and advanced technologies emerging, we can only expect the situation to get much, MUCH worse. They just won't tell us the next time, and simply "disappear" anyone who quits his classified government job.
I've always suspected that we would eventually have to again embrace low-tech methods of communication to combat government fascism such as we're now seeing. Notes in archaic or obscure languages, codes and other unsuspected methods are going to, out of necessity, come back into use by true, constitutional Americans. It will be inefficient, but will give us good practice for when the entire networked infrastructure completely collapses.
I am looking into a HAM radio setup at the house, along with learning classical Greek, which I think should be the new official language of the New Republic.
That gives me an idea for a story about a hand written grocery list that’s found centuries from now.
Use craigslist for the ham equipment and learn morse. When the NSA starts hiring 70-80 year olds to decode Morse, switch to PSK.
Someone here posted a link to a video yesterday. What it said, jokingly, is that we should overwhelm the system. Every phone call, text, email, etc we should throw in terrorist talk. Say something about truck bombs or shooting people. They wouldn’t be able to investigate all the crazy talk/type.
Bear in mind we’ve just learned thanks to the Anthrax Zombie that the Postal Service photographs every piece of mail that goes thru the system.
That leaves HAM radio and private couriers to shuffle around thumb drives.
They’ve probably not looking for truck bombs much more than they are looking for Allah Akubar.
If you want to overwhelm their system for what they are looking for, use the words “Patriot” and “Freedom”.
Although I don’t know what good it’ll do to try. I’m sure their $60 billion dollar computer system can handle the traffic.
Dating back the 1930s at least. Still in use.
Hobo Signs were originally created in the 30’s so that people ridin the rails could communicate. Over the years some people have stopped using them, but you can still find them if you look. The best places to find these are on the exit ramps of small towns scratched into the post, outside of abandoned buildings, squat houses, and occasionally you will find them outside churches. Especially the ones with kitchens. Every know and then you will see these symbols written on the mailboxes or houses in really small towns located next to the railway. These symbols will vary slightly from place to place, and from artist to artist. If you know the basic symbols they are pretty easy to translate no matter where you are. Most of these symbols can still be found all across the U.S. and some of them are used in Europe as well.
We are in 1984 - only worse.
The computers definitely can, but LEOs can’t go investigate them all.
Do you think they’ll be intelligent enough to do that? I mean, it is a government agency and all...
Okay, now I just have to see Barbara Billingsly speaking Hobo :)
“Patriots” are an NFL franchise from Boston.
“Freedom” is a minor-league baseball team in Kentucky.
NSA computers must be spending an awful lot of time scanning sports blogs.
Anything to do with a Jewish, Catholic Saint?
Another thing is just using as much cash as you can for day to day purchases. Pull it out of the bank for day to day expenditures. Things like gas, groceries, cloths, eating out, etc. If you buy a book use cash and they don't know what you are reading. If you go some where pay in cash and they won't know your where abouts.
>>Do you think theyll be intelligent enough to do that? I mean, it is a government agency and all...
Probably not - they take the easiest way out because the government has become a corpulent, listless, tax-sucker.
Or you could just encrypt your emails. All the “low tech” methods are subject to NSA interception too, they’ve been in existence since 1949, I’m pretty sure they still have the old manuals.
A carrier pigeon could carry a lot of info on a micro SD chip these days.
One can only imagine the effect if people just stopped using cell phones and email for an extended period. I think it would be awesome.
This is a MAJOR IDEA.
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The IT guy at work said to attach a garbage file to every e-mail you send.
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We had chickens and ducks, mom would save the duck eggs for the bums and we ate the chicken eggs.
been doing that for years
I don’t even want my bank to know where I shop and go, much less any other snoopers.
But you know, the DHS has said that people who use cash are “potential terrorists” or to be automatically suspected of being up to something illegal.
When the Russians decided to dump the commies back in the ‘80s, they had so few rights, they had to resort to “Samizdat,” hand-written messages passed from hand to hand or nailed on trees and telephone poles. It was one of the major reasons the commies got dumped.
Ideas whose time has come do NOT need the INTERNET.
My friend the far-left guy (FLG) is with us on this , and so are people of every political persuasion. Uprisings R Us
Or just grab yourself an email ID like email@example.com
Since Obummer has ordered them not to spy on mosques, the NSA guys will steer a wide berth around you.
LOL, I got some of that. Especially the last part. Cooking food with some PSI.
“That leaves HAM radio “
The NRO has satellites that can receive all HF/VHF/UHF ham radio traffic world wide. The NSA has the recording studios. :)
Does anyone else appreciate the irony of this suggestion that we go “smoke signal” being posted on an internet forum?
Except when creating Samizdat be aware that years ago the Gov arm-twisted printer manufacturers into hiding a microstamp in every page to tell them on what machine something had been printed.
Maybe grab an old mimeograph machine from a closed-down Catholic school or something.
“But you know, the DHS has said that people who use cash are potential terrorists or to be automatically suspected of being up to something illegal.”
Indeed, and the wife and I are already transitioning to just plain cash.
For no other reason than to tick off the govt dorks.
As for comms, someone come up with a good means of encasing msgs in pictures (some random collection of LSBs in the pic would work....albeit with the warning that that randomess heeds to change). Keep the picture flow going - overload them.
Why do that when two CW operators can really confuse and use simple code within the CW.
Operative word is “Good” Americans... What may be voluntary today may be necessary for survival tomorrow.
Stay safe !
We are taking steps tot change banks and close accounts that are currently online. We are not going to buy online so we will not have credit card information going out to every Tom, Dick & Harry who can hack into retail sites.
Or we could just write letters and mail them. Pen and paper present the writer with many opportunities to obfuscate the meaning of the message. Another tactic might be to repurpose a modified piece ofjunk mail (who looks at stuff,anyway).
Secure computer equipment is called “TEMPEST certified”.
Expanding on that, I think high tech will be the Left's undoing in all areas. Most of the occuparasite types are absolutely addicted to modern technology and can't survive without it. It was recently discovered that a very large portion of young people really have no concrete idea where food comes from. I knew of a girl who, once she saw a potato being harvested from out of the ground, swore off french fries. Blemish-free, processed "food" was all she knew or would eat.
An old country song, "A Country Boy Can Survive" is going to see new meaning when the system of distribution and communication collapses. And Country Boys are conservative.
I’m thinking we all need several aliases. We can also use throw away phones and email addresses we use on library computers, or computers we buy second hand at Goodwill etc. that we use on public WIFIs.
Excellent point. Mimeograph a good idea, and there once was stuff called Carbon Paper. What a concept.
When we assemble, we should all wear burqas. Yes, even guys. The “authorities” will not only leave us alone, they’ll guard us.
It's extremely effective and the reason why they used it.
I’ve never ate a duck egg. Is there a lot of difference? I know they are bigger. Gramma used to use them for baking.
That is a pretty good book.
There are several breeders/racers in the south bay here...