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Hong Kong Protestors Using Mesh Messaging App China Can’t Block: Usage Up 3685%

Hong Kong Protestors Using Mesh Messaging App China Can’t Block: Usage Up 3685%:






How do you communicate when the government censors the internet? With a peer-to-peer mesh broadcasting network that doesn’t use the internet.

That’s exactly what Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters are doing now, thanks to San Fransisco startup Bridgefy’s Bluetooth-based messaging app. The protesters can communicate with each other — and the public — using no persistent managed network.

The app can connect people via standard Bluetooth across an entire city, thanks to a mesh network. Chatting is speediest with people who are close, of course, within a hundred meters (330 feet), but you can also chat with people who are farther away. Your messages will simply “hop” via other Bridgefy users’ phones until they find your intended target.

That’s incredibly futuristic

Pi Zero W is $10 and has built in Bluetooth connectivity.

You can find Solar USB Power Packs for ~$25.

So for less than $50 and a little time investment to load some programs you can have an autonomous bluetooth repeater.

I think they only run at Class 2 or 2.5mw so 10 meter range… but there are DIY solutions to amplify it to Class 1 for 100 meter range.

But even at 10 meters, given this sort of program uses a packet delivery system, if you are constantly on the move you’re effectively a postman for the system as it will transmit every time it comes in range of another compatible program.


this is badass

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Frick I love this

Reblog if you feel bad and good and very confused

🧛🏻‍♂️‘s beanie has taken on a life of its own, ffs. 🤣

I don’t want to make fun of the guy’s beanie or clothing style…whatever, he can wear what he wants

What I do take issue is the look of being unkempt… there is no excuse for that…

He is also 43 years old ffs, there is no excuse for looking like a teen from the movie Clueless and like he hasn’t showered, rolled out of bed and slapped a hat over his greasy hair, to paraphrase

There is something to be said about personal appearance, you don’t need to wear Prada… any store/brand will do as long as you are clean and tidy and the close are flattering… Tony missed the boat on that one last night

Also, minor thing, but just for the sake of being polite, don’t wear a beanie in a Chapel that is being used as a concert venue.. He immediately stands out as the only dodo wearing a hat in the pics I saw

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Don’t forget their abs

Magical creatures

I’ve done the googling so you don’t have to! No knees, image is blubber at a weird angle. Yes to amazing abs. Also yes, sailors wsnt to f*ck sea creatures.

U know what, the abs were not the part of this I expected to be real.

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