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NEWS FROM THE FUTUREThe Pirate Bay’s Low Orbit Server Stations (LOSS)

With the development of GPS controlled drones, far-reaching cheap radio equipment and tiny new computers like the Raspberry Pi, we’re going to experiment with sending out some small drones that will float some kilometers up in the air. This way our machines will have to be shut down with aeroplanes in order to shut down the system. A real act of war.

We’re just starting so we haven’t figured everything out yet. But we can’t limit ourselves to hosting things just on land anymore. These Low Orbit Server Stations (LOSS) are just the first attempt. With modern radio transmitters we can get over 100Mbps per node up to 50km away. For the proxy system we’re building, that’s more than enough.

But when time comes we will host in all parts of the galaxy, being true to our slogan of being the galaxy’s most resilient system. And all of the parts we’ll use to build that system on will be downloadable.


The Pirate Bay should team up with the HoverMast folks :)

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Phillip Torrone

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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  1. It brings another dimension to the expression “our servers have crashed” !!!

  2. glutnix_neo on said:

    Airships are more efficient as compared to quadcopters

  3. No, no, we didn’t attack your sats. It was a piece of space junk or a meteor or something. We swear.

  4. jordan on said:

    i read this, and then went to watch ST: TNG season 4. guess which episode i was on? episode 10, “the loss”.

    they should use hot air balloons or blimps :)

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